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The Past And The Pending Chords

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Awesome song if during the verse you try and avoid playing the higher notes.  The B
is fine, stay away from the E.  Play softly and build at the chorus.  The Em in the chorus
sound too low, but that's because Mercer's vocals give that part of the song a higher 
 If you can sing along (I can't), it will make sense.  Enjoy.

E        012200
E7sus4   02020x
Aadd9    00220x
G        320033
Asus     000230
A        002220
Em       022000
C        032010
D        000323


E                E7sus4             Aadd9        G
"as someone sets light to the first fire of Autumn
 E             E7sus4 Aadd9            Asus
 we settle down, to cut ourselves apart.
E            E7sus4        Aadd9        G
cough and twitch from the news on your face
 E               E7sus4 Aadd9            Asus
and some foreign candle burning in your eyes  (see bottom for line endings)

               (instrumental  play same 2 sets of chords above x1)

E            E7sus4       Aadd9           G
 held to the past, too aware of the pending
 E                   E7sus4 Aadd9               Asus
 chill as the dawn breaks and finds us up for sale
 E         E7sus4        Aadd9           G
 enter the fog another low road descending
  E               E7sus4 Aadd9                Asus       Aadd9 (build up)
 away from the cold lust, your house and summertime

(Chorus)
  A             Em                A
 blind to the last curse of the fair
             Em             A
 pistols and countless eyes
     Em              A
 a trail of white blood betrays
         C              D
 the reckless route your craft is running
  A             Em              A
 feed till the sun turns into wood
             Em           A
 dousing an ancient torch
             Em
 loiter the whole day through
       C                   D                 A
 and lose yourself in lines dissecting love

              (instrumental  play same 2 sets of chords in verse)


 E            E7sus4         Aadd9           G
 your name on my cast and my notes on your stay
 E        E7sus4 Aadd9            Asus
 offer me little but doting on a crime
 E                  E7sus4       Aadd9           G
 we've turned every stone and for all our inventions
 E              E7sus4    Aadd9               Asus         Add9
 in matters of love lost, we've no recourse at all

(Chorus)
  A             Em                A
 blind to the last curse of the fair
             Em             A
 pistols and countless eyes
     Em              A
 a trail of white blood betrays
         C              D
 the reckless route your craft is running
  A             Em              A
 feed till the sun turns into wood
             Em           A
 dousing an ancient torch
             Em
 loiter the whole day through and
   C                    D
 lose yourself in lines dissecting,
   C                    D            C                     D
 lose yourself in lines dissecting, lose yourself in lines dissecting..."

Repeat

 G (very end)      Asus (faster up and down strumming..not exact here)

-3-3-/5-5---       -0-0-0-3-2-0-|
-3-3-/5-----       -3-3-3-3-3-0-|
-0-0------1-       -2-2-2-2-2-1-|
-0-0------2-       -0-0-0-----2-|
-2-2------2-       -----------2-|
-3-3------0-       -----------0-|
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SuiGeneris25 wrote on April 29 2007, 11:19 pm

A really good facsimile of the song and easy to play; just play along with the song and you will get the timing. Thanks, sealegs, well done.

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ssimms wrote on February 24 2008, 05:06 pm

awesome tab!

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rachel_anna wrote on February 12 2010, 03:50 pm

This sounds AWESOME! One thing though - the Em in the chorus sounds like it could be an Em7 (at least, the vocal line sometimes sings a D - the 7th of the chord). Just a suggestion.

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