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Quicksand Chords

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QUICKSAND- David Bowie

[Intro] G Am  G  Am  G  Am  G  Am

[Verse 1]
    C
I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
                                     G
Immersed in Crowley's uniform of imagery
     C
I'm living in a silent film
                                        G
Portraying Himmler's sacred realm of dream reality
     Eb
I'm frightened by the total goal
     F(VII)
I'm drawing to the ragged hole
      G              Em (N.C.)  C
And I ain't got the power     anymore
      C             Cmaj7   G     Am  Am Asus2 A
No I ain't got the power anymore

[Verse 2]
          D
I'm the twisted name on Garbo's eyes
                                            A
I'm living proof of Churchill's lies, I'm destiny
     D
I'm torn between the light and dark
                                         A
Where others see their targets, divine symmetry
 F
Should I kiss the viper's fang
    G
Or herald loud the death of Man
       A              F#m             D
I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
        D           Dmaj7    A
And I ain't got the power anymore

[Chorus]
 A       E          F#m
Don't believe in yourself
         B7          E
Don't deceive with belief
           Em                   Bm
Knowledge comes with death's release
 Adim   A    F#m C#m E
Aaaaaahhhh aaaaaaahhh

[Verse 3](chords same as second verse)
I'm not a prophet or a stone age man
Just a mortal with potential of a superman, I'm living on
I'm tethered to the logic of Homo Sapien
Can't take my eyes from the great salvation of bullshit faith
If I don't explain what you ought to know
You can tell me all about it on the next Bardo
I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore

[Chorus]
 A       E          F#m
Don't believe in yourself
         B7          E
Don't deceive with belief
           Em                   Bm
Knowledge comes with death's release
 Adim   A    F#m C#m E
Aaaaaahhhh aaaaaaahhh

 A       E          F#m
Don't believe in yourself
         B7          E
Don't deceive with belief
           Em                   Bm
Knowledge comes with death's release
 Adim   A    F#m C#m E
Aaaaaahhhh aaaaaaahhh

Adim: x 0 1 2 1 2
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Kratos Aurion 205 Feb 19, 2008 07:21 AM

Great tab but the Adim sounds better if you play it like this: xx4545

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fleaflicker182 92 Aug 23, 2008 09:30 AM

That B7 in the chorus is a Cdim7 (x3424x), but otherwise sounded good. Not sure on the chord phrasings in the chorus, though

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nursehella 42 Mar 18, 2013 12:22 AM

I've been playing this chorded version for years now and it works really well for me. thank you.

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