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**THE COMPLETE PORNOGRAPHY’S CHORD CHART **
compilated by: graph_sas
Words by: Robert Smith
Music by: The Cure
From the recognized 1982’s album “Pornography” from The Cure
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++++++++++++DATE: April 11th, 2009+++++++++++++++

Please contribute to this compilation by sending corrections and or additions to me: 
Thanks! ^^

WARNING: The following compilation of chords is personal and free on the album published 
Fiction Records in 1982 for The Cure and only with didactic and philanthropic purposes. 
songs are copyrighted by the publishers and these tabs are property of his respective authors.

The Tabbers are:

graph_sas [tabs: 2,3,4,7,8] graph_sas@hotmail.com
Winston Campbell [tab 1]
Mario Dorion [tab 6] Mario.Dorion@canada.Sun.Com
Unregistered [tab 5] (please, send me your name and mail ‘cos your tab is great!!)

The Songs are:

1.	100 years
2.	A Short Term Effect
3.	The Hanging Garden
4.	Siamese Twins
5.	The Figurehead
6.	A Strange Day
7.	Cold
8.	Pornography


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“100 YEARS”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: Winston Campbell


Main Riff: Cm, B

It doesn't matter if we all die
Ambition in the back of a black car
In a high building there is so much to do
Going home time
A story on the radio

Something small falls out of your mouth
And we laugh
A prayer for something better
A prayer for something better

Please love me
Meet my mother
But the fear takes hold
Creeping up the stairs in the dark
Waiting for the death blow

Bridge: Bb
Waiting for the death blow
Waiting for the death blow

Repeat Main Riff: Cm, B

Stroking your hair as the patriots are shot
Fighting for freedom on the television
Sharing the world with slaughtered pigs
Have we got everything?
She struggles to get away

The pain and the creeping feeling
A little black haired girl
Waiting for Saturday
The death of her father pushing her
Pushing her white face into the mirror
Aching inside me
And turn me around
Just like the old days
Just like the old days

Bridge: Bb
Just like the old days
Just like the old days

Caressing an old man
And painting a lifeless face
Just a piece of new meat in a clean room
The soldiers close in under a yellow moon
All shadows and deliverance
Under a black flag
A hundred years of blood
Crimson
The ribbon tightens round my throat
I open my mouth
And my head bursts open
A sound like a tiger thrashing in the water
Thrashing in the water
Over and over
We die one after the other
Over and over
We die one after the other

Bridge: Bb
One after the other
One after the other
One after the other
One after the other

Crd: Gb
It feels like a hundred years
A hundred years
A hundred years
A hundred years
A hundred years
One hundred years

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“A SHORT TERM EFFECT”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas 


Main Riff: Dm, C, G, F

Dm
Movement
No movement
C                  G   F
Just a falling bird
Dm                  C             G  F
Cold as it hits the bleeding ground
Dm
He lived and died
      C
Catch sight
                  G  F
Cover me with earth
Dm
Draped in black
C
Static
            G   F
White sound

Here is the brige:

Bb
A day without substance
   C
A change of thought
   Bb                        C
An atmosphere that rots with time
Bb                      C
Colours that flicker in water
          Dm      C  G  F
A short term effect

Repeat the main riff over the verse:
Scream
As she tries to push him over
Helpless and sick
With teeth of madness
Jump jump dance and sing
Sideways across the desert
A charcoal face 
Bites my hand
Time is sweet 
Derange and disengage everything

Bb
A day without substance
   C
A change of thought
   Bb                        C
An atmosphere that rots with time
Bb                      C
Colours that flicker in water
          Dm      C  G  F
A short term effect

Repeat Main Riff: Dm, C, G, F
A short term effect

A short term effect
A short term effect
An echo
And a stranger's hand
A short term effect
An echo
And a stranger's hand
A short term effect

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“THE HANGING GARDEN”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas


Dm                C           Dm C
Creatures kissing in the rain
Dm                C         Dm Bb
Shapeless in the dark again
Dm                    C                 Dm C
In the hanging garden please don't speak
Dm                     C            Dm Bb
In the hanging garden no one sleeps

Riff: Dm, C, Dm, Bb, C (x2)

Catching haloes on the moon
Gives my hands the shapes of angels
In the heat of the night
The animals scream
In the heat of the night
Walking into a dream...

Am
Fall fall fall fall
Bb
Into the walls
Am        Bb
Jump jump out of time
Am
Fall fall fall fall
Bb
Out of the sky
Am            Bb
Cover my face as the animals die

Dm      C            Dm, C,
In the hanging garden
Dm      Bb
In the hanging garden


Creatures kissing in the rain
Shapeless in the dark again
In a hanging garden
Change the past
In a hanging garden
Wearing furs and masks...

Fall fall fall fall
Into the walls
Jump jump out of time
Fall fall fall fall
Out of the sky
Cover my face as the animals die

In the hanging garden
In the hanging garden

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“SIAMESE TWINS”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas

Am F Dm7 F }*4

Am         F            Dm7    F
I chose an eternity of this
Am           F          Dm7                 F
Like falling angels the world disappeared
Am                  F          Dm7                 F
Laughing into the fire, is it always like this ?
Am                       F
Flesh and blood and the first kiss
Dm7                   F
The first colors the first kiss.

Am F Dm7 F }*2

(repeat Am F Dm7 F throughout the verse)
We writhed under a red light
Voodoo smile, siamese twins
Girl at the window looks at me for an hour
Then everything falls apart
Broken inside me, it falls apart.

C                   Dm7           Am
The walls and the ceiling move in time
C                    Dm7
Push a blade into my hands, slowly up the stairs
Em
And into the room
Em
Is it always like this ?

Am            Fmaj7
Dancing in my pocket
Am           Fmaj7
Worms eat my skin
Am                    Fmaj7
She glows and grows with arms outstretched
E7
Her legs around me, in the morning I cried.

Am F Dm7 F }*4

(repeat Am F Dm7 F)
Leave me to die, you won't remember my voice
I walked away and grew old
You never talk, we never smile
I scream you're nothing
And I don't need you anymore
You're nothing
It fades and spins
Fades and spins.

C         Dm7              Am
Sing out loud we all die
C                 Dm7
Laughing into the fire
Em                  Bb
Is it always like this ?
Em                  Bb
Is it always like this ?
No Chord
Is it always like this ?

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“THE FIGUREHEAD”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: unregistered


C5              Bb5		     F5			  G#5
Sharp and open, leave me alone and sleeping less every night
       C5                      Bb5
As the days become heavier and weighted
        F5                G#5
Waiting in the cold light
           C5                             Bb5               F5
A noise, a scream tears my clothes as the figurines tighten
               G#5
With spiders inside them
                C5                  Bb5
And dust on the lips of a vision of hell
                 F5             G#5
I laughed in the mirror for the first time in a year.


C5 Bb5 F5 G#5
Bridge (Figure 1) 2x
*1:06*

e|-----------------|
B|--1-3-4-1-3-4----|
G|--------------1--|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


Verse 2: *1:23*

  C5                  Bb5                F5       G#5
A hundred other words blind me with your purity
        C5                      Bb5		     F5			   G#5
Like an old painted doll in the throes of dance I think about tomorrow
              C5			 B5b	 F5			G#5
Please let me sleep as I slip down the window freshly squashed fly
         C5     Bb5        F5        G#5
You mean nothing, you mean nothing.


C5 F#5		       C5 Bb5 F5 
Bb5 F5 G#5
Bridge (Figure 2) 4x  Bridge (Figure 1) 1x	Bridge (Figure 3) 1x
*1:58*		       *2:16*	               *2:24*

e|--------2-3-2--|    e|-----------------|   e|----------------3--1------|
B|--1-3-4--------|    B|--1-3-4-1-3-4----|   B|--1-3-4-1-3-4--------4-3--|
G|---------------|    G|--------------1--|   G|--------------1-----------|
D|---------------|    D|-----------------|   D|--------------------------|
A|---------------|    A|-----------------|   A|--------------------------|
E|---------------|    E|-----------------|   E|--------------------------|


C5 Bb5 F5 G#5				C5 Bb5 
G#5
Bridge (Figure 4) 1x			Bridge (Figure 3) 1x
*2:33* 					*2:41*

e|--------1-----------1--------|	e|----------------3--1------|
B|--1-3-4---4-3-1-3-4--4-3-----|	B|--1-3-4-1-3-4--------4-3--|
G|-----------------------------|	G|--------------1-----------|
D|-----------------------------|	D|--------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|	A|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|	E|--------------------------|

Verse 3: *2:50*

      C5             Bb5              F5             	G#5
I can lose myself in Chinese art and American girls
        C5		     B5b		F5	G#5
All the time lose me in the dark please do it right
                 C5			Bb5
Running into the night I will lose myself tomorrow
F5               G#5
Crimson pain, my heart explodes
   C5          Bb5		       F5	  G#5
My memory in a fire and someone will listen at least for a short while.


C5 F#5                    Eb5 F#5                    
    F5 F5 F5 F5 F5
Bridge (Figure 2) 4x      Bridge (Figure 5) 4x            Bridge (Figure 6) 5x
*3:25*                    *3:43*                          *4:00*

e|--------2-3-2--|        e|--11--14—-11--2--3--2---|     e|-----------|
B|--1-3-4--------|        B|-------------(7)(8)(7)--|     B|--6--9--8--|
G|---------------|        G|-------------11-12-11---|     G|-----------|
D|---------------|        D|------------------------|     D|-----------|
A|---------------|        A|------------------------|     A|-----------|
E|---------------|        E|------------------------|     E|-----------|


*4:10*
       F5
(I can never say no)
      F5              F5
I can never say no to anyone but you.


C5 Bb5 F5 G#5                C5 
F5 G#5
Bridge (Figure 7) 2x         Bridge (Figure 4) 1x
*4:17*                       *4:34*


e|-----------------6--4--|   e|--------1-----------1--------|
B|-----------6--8--------|   B|--1-3-4---4-3-1-3-4--4-3-----|
G|--5--7--8--------------|   G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------|   D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------|   A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------|   E|-----------------------------|


C5 Bb5 F5 G#5
Bridge (Figure 8) 1x
*4:43*

e|-----------------6--4--3--1--------------|
B|-----------6--8--------------4--3-----1--|
G|--5--7--8--------------------------3-----|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


Verse 4: *4:51*

C5                Bb5		  F5		 	G#5
Too many secrets, too many lies writing with hatred
C5                Bb5                          F5  G#5
Too many secrets, please make it good tonight
        C5			  Bb5				F5
But the same image haunts me in sequence, in despair of time
       G#5              C5
I will never be clean again
            Bb5              F5
Touched her eyes, pressed my stained face
       G#5              C5
I will never be clean again (Figure 1)
          Bb5            F5
Touch her eyes, press my stained face
       G#5              C5  Bb5  F5
I will never be clean again
       G#5              C5  Bb5  F5
I will never be clean again
       G#5              C5  Bb5  F5
I will never be clean again
       G#5
I will never be clean again.


Outro: Drums *6:02-6:13*

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“A STRANGE DAY”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: Mario Dorion SSE Sun Montreal


A            B                   G
Give me your eyes that I can see
A             B                G
The blind man kissing my hands
The sun is humming
My head turns to dust as he plays on his knees
As he plays on his knees

F                                G
And the sand and the sea glows I close my eyes
F                   G
Move slowly through drowning waves
A               B
Going away on a strange day

And I laugh as I drift in the wind
Blind
Dancing on a beach of stone
Cherish the faces as they wait for the end
Sudden hush across the water
And we're here again

And the sand
And the sea grows
I close my eyes
Move slowly through drowning waves
Going away
On a strange day

F                                G
And the sand and the sea glows I close my eyes
F                   G
Move slowly through drowning waves
A               B
Going away on a strange day

E                                           F
My head falls back and the walls crashed in
G                                       A
And the sky and the impossible explodes
B                                    C
And for one moment I remember a song
D
An expression of sounds
E
And the everything is gone forever

Fig.1

1 - 3 1 0   3 1 0   0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0           0 0 1 0               3 1
2 -       3       3                 3 1 0 1 3         3 1 0 1 0
3 -                                                             2 0
4 -
5 -
6 -
A     B   G
A strange day

Repeat fig.1
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“COLD”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas


SYNTH PROGRESSION CHORDS: C, C#, A#, G#, F, F#
GUITAR PROGRESSION CHORDS: Bm, G

Bm
Scarred

Your back was turned 
          G
Curled like an embryo
Bm
Take another face
                          G
You will be kissed again
      Bm
I was cold as I mouthed the words
                        G
And crawled across the mirror
Bm
I wait
Await the next breath
G
Your name

Like ice into my heart

Main Riff: Bm, G (x2)

Bm
A shallow grave
                   G
A monument to the ruined age
Bm
Ice in my eyes
                         G
And eyes like ice don't move
Bm
Screaming at the moon
                 G         Bm
Another past time
G
Your name
Like ice into my heart

Main Riff: Bm, G (x2)
Repeat the progression chord through the verse:                    

Everything as cold as life
Can no one save you?
Everything 
As cold as silence
And you never say a word

Your name
Like ice into my heart  (x2)

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“PORNOGRAPHY”
Words by: R.Smith  Music by: The Cure  published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas

The basics chords are:
Dm, Bb, A, Bb

A hand in my mouth
A life spills into the flowers
We all look so perfect
As we fall down
In a n electric glare
The old man cracks with age
She found his last picture
In the ashes of the fire

An image of the queen
Echoes round the sweating bed
Sour yellow sounds inside my head
In books
And films
And in life
And in heaven
The sound of slaughter
As your body turns
But it’s too late

The Brigde chords are:
F#m, G (x3)
F#m, F

One more day like today and I’ll kill you
A desire for flesh
And real blood
And I’ll watch you drown in the shower
Pushing my life through your open eyes
I must fight this sickness
Find a cure...

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From the author of this compilation: Sergio Atencia Sánchez [graph_sas@hotmail.com]
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TheArcane wrote on February 3 2014, 11:38 pm

100 years is incorrect. The second chord is G major in 1st inversion, G/B in guitar nomenclature, not B.

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