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Where Is Home
by Bloc Party (from the album "A Weekend In The City", 2007)

There not much guitar in this song, probably to give the vocals full effect;
a very passionate song about discrimination. Anyway, Russell seems to make
full use of his work with pedals... Enjoy.



_____________________________________________________________________________
	INTRO/VERSE[0:00]
_____________________________________________________________________________

There's no strict guitar in this, but from the beginning a very low Bm note
rings. I'm not sure if it's played on bass or keyboard though, but as it's
constant, I'd imagine keyboard.


_____________________________________________________________________________
	VERSE[1:09]
_____________________________________________________________________________

The drums come in in place of the Bm chord, and there's some kind of mixed 
vocal pre-recording in there too.

[1:27] and [1:41]

Russell
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-x---|
D|-x---|
A|-----|
E|-----|
  | Delay pedals (not sure how many :P)

[2:05]

Russell
e|-----|
B|-x---|
G|-x---|
D|-----|
A|-----|
E|-----|
  | Delay pedals again


_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS[2:06]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Play this whole section twice.

Kele
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-6--9--8--6--11--9--11--13--| -\

Russell
e|----------------------------| -/
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-8--------------------------|
A|-------8-----9--------------|
E|----------------------------|

Kele
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-6--9--8--6--11--9--11--13--| -\

Russell
e|----------------------------| -/
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

Kele
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-6--9--8--6--11--9--11--13--| -\

Russell
e|----------------------------| -/
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-6--------------------------|
A|-------6-----8--------------|
E|----------------------------|

Kele
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-6--9--8--6--11--9--11--13--| -\

Russell
e|----------------------------| -/
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|



_____________________________________________________________________________
	VERSE[2:33]
_____________________________________________________________________________


Synth keyboard comes in here. I don't know who'd play it; I guess Gordon on 
bass would as he's not really doing anything in this bit.

e|--------------------|-----14--16---------|
B|-----18--19---------|-------------14-----|
G|-15----------18--15-|-15--------------15-|
D|--------------------|--------------------|  x2
A|--------------------|--------------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|

Russell also plays some palm muted delays.

[2:38],[2:45],[2:52] and [2:59]

Russell
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-x---|
D|-x---|
A|-----|
E|-----|
  | Delay pedals 




_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS[3:26]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Same as the first chorus, except Kele's last bar is:

Kele
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-6--9--8--6--11-9-11-9-14-13-14-16-|





_____________________________________________________________________________
	BREAK[3:52]
_____________________________________________________________________________

I'm pretty sure Russell plays all of the break. He puts a tremelo picked high note
into a loop, then tremelo picks down the guitar with that still in loop.

Russell
e|---/--#21#--|-#21#-(loop)|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|
G|------------|--#18#-#17#-|-#15#-#13#--|
D|------------|------------|------------|
A|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|



_____________________________________________________________________________
	CHORUS BREAK[3:59]
_____________________________________________________________________________

Repeat the original chorus riff over. There aren't any words over it though. The looped
delay 21st fret E string note still rings, but it changes slightly to:

[4:09]

Russell
e|-\-#20#--|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

The last bar for Kele is again:

Kele
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-6--9--8--6--11-9-11-9-14-13-14-16-|



_____________________________________________________________________________
	OUTRO VERSE[4:26]
_____________________________________________________________________________

There's no guitar but Russell's loop, which ends at around [4:39]. I'm not sure, 
but it sounds like he's set the delay so that it loops a combined 20th fret and 21st 
fret... It sounds like both of them to me.


And the song's over after Kele's vocals and the drum beat.




_____________________________________________________________________________
	LYRICS
_____________________________________________________________________________

VERSE

After the funeral breaking cola nuts
We sit and reminisce about the past
And in her voice only sadness
Her only son taken from her
In every headline we are reminded
That this is not home for us
In every headline we are reminded
That this is not home for us

Second generation blues
Our points of view not listened to
Different worlds and different rules
A question of allegiance
Clinging to her bible and her scapula
And memory of the way things were
I don't see hope 
I cannot smile
I burn with anger all the time
We all read
What they did
To the black
Boy
In every headline we are reminded
That this is not home for us

CHORUS

Where is it?
Where is home?
Where is it?
Where is home?

VERSE

I walk this modern tight rope
Of humility and belligerence
This tommy-rot and flag waving
Is just getting me down
I want to stamp on the face of every young policeman
To break the fingers of every old judge
To cut off the feet of every ballerina
But I can't
So I just sigh
And I just sigh
And I pretend
That there's nothing wrong
The teeth of this world
Tear me in half
And everyday I must ask myself
Where, where, where?

CHORUS

Where is it?
Where is home?
Where is it?
Where is home?

VERSE

In every headline we are reminded
That this is not home for us
In every headline we are reminded
That this is not home for us


_____________________________________________________________________________

Key:
/ 	- Slide up
\ 	- Slide down
b 	- Bend
r 	- Return
x 	- Mute
PM 	- Palm mute
~ 	- Let ring/vibrato
h	- Hammer-on
p	- Pull-off
<>	- Harmonic
#n#	- Tremelo pick
-\	- Parts played together 

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InUtero12 47 Aug 05, 2007 11:32 PM

thank you!!

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BlocPartyFreak 186 Jul 10, 2008 03:13 AM

This is absolutely brilliant! Well done!

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