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Everybody Wants To Rule The World Acoustic Chords


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          Tears For Fears - Everyboy Wants To Rule The World


G     (320033) or   (355433) - during choruses use barre chords for G & A
D     (xx0232)     
Em    (022000)       
F#m   (244222) 
A     (x02220)      (577655)

Intro:  (Riff) then:  

   D   G      | D   G      | D   G      | D   G      | D   G     

         (G)                D    G
Verse 1:    Welcome to your life,
                               D   G
            There's no turning back,
                           D   G
            Even while we sleep,
            We will find you,

            Em             F#m
Chorus 1:   Acting on your best behaviour,
            G                F#m
            Turn yourback on mother nature,
            Em   F#m  G        A           D    G 
            Everybody wants to rule the world

Link:       D   G | D   G
Verse 2:  (G)               D   G
             It's my own design,
                            D   G
             It's my own remorse,
                           D   G
             Help me to decide,

             Help me make the...

Chorus 2:    Em              F#m
          ...most of freedom and of pleasure,
             G            F#m
             Nothing ever lasts for ever
             Em   F#m  G     A              (G)
             Everybody wants rule the world
           G                          D           A        G
Bridge 1:    There's a room where the light won't find you,
                                     D            A            G
             Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down,
                                  D       A
             When they do I'll be right behind you.

Chorus 3:    Em            F#m
             So glad we've almost made it,
           G             F#m
             So sad they had to fade it,
             Em   F#m  G        A
             Everybody wants to rule the world.

Solo:       (although diferent from the song you can just keep playing the
             D to G progession from the intro and verses five or so times to
             take the place of the solo) then:

            Em                 F#m
Chorus 4:   I can't stand this indecision,
            G               F#m
            Married with a lack of vision,
            Em   F#m  G        A               (G)
            Everybody wants to rule the world.

            G               F#m
Chorus 5:   Say that you'll never never never never need it,
          G              F#m   
            One headline why believe it?,
            Em   F#m  G        A
            Everybody wants to rule the world.

Solo 2:     (Again slightly different from the song but just repeat the 
             D to G progression a few times) then: 

            Em              F#m
Chorus 6:   All for freedom and for pleasure,
            G            F#m
            Nothing ever lasts for ever,
            Em   F#m  G        A           D    G
            Everybody wants to rule the world

Outro:      D   G      | D   G    to fade (or end on G) 

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eklektikeegle wrote on October 25 2008, 03:13 pm

Almost. Its Dmaj7 not D, but otherwise good job...

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guitarzan23 wrote on March 14 2010, 07:46 pm

This is a very poor tab. See power tab version, for literally perfect tab of this.

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Dorain wrote on January 14 2013, 08:12 pm

elektikeegle is right on with the Dmaj7. And with a capo on 2 you can transpose the song to help your guitar friends play w/easier chords. The F#m would be a Em.

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