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Song:   A Pain That I'm Used To
Artist: Depeche Mode
Album:  Playing the Angel (2005)
URL:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbghLoaOvA8  
Tempo:  3|4
Style:  Eclectic UK Synthpop mixed with an Industrial Rock Waltz
Strum:  Standard with a unique strum pattern for the Intro, Instrumental and Coda.
Tuning: Full Step Down

Chords:
        DGCFAd              (Standard Tuning)
Em      0220XX (or 022000) = Dm  
D#/A#   X110XX             = C#
G       3200XX (or 3554XX) = F
C/G     3320XX (or 332010) = B
A       X0222X (or X02220) = G


INTRO: (Droning fuzzed and wahed lead over)
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#| Played as |Em:D-D  D#/A#:U|Em:D-U D#/A#:U-U| 
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|


VERSE 1:(Bass over)
Em
I'm not sure,
                             D#/A#
What I'm looking for anymore.
Em
I just know,
                   G
That I'm harder to console.
Em
I don't see who I'm trying to be,
              D#/A#
Instead of me.
Em
But the key,
                 G        
Is a question of control.


REFRAIN 1: (Riff over)
|G  C/G|Em  G|
|G  C/G|Em  G|


VERSE 2:
Em
Can you say,
                                  
What you're trying to play anyway,
D#/A#
I just pay,
             Em                              
While you're breaking all the rules,
        G
All the signs that I find.
          Em
Have been underlined,
D#/A#
Devils thrive on the drive.
        Em
That is fuelled.


CHORUS 1:
Em
All this running around,
          G                     
Well it's getting me down.
               C/G           A    Em
Just give me a pain that I'm used to.

I don't need to believe,
        G
All the dreams you conceive.
         C/G                 
You just need to achieve,
               A     Em
Something that rings true.


INSTRUMENTAL: (Droning fuzzed and wahed lead over)
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#| Played as |Em:D-D  D#/A#:U|Em:D-U D#/A#:U-U| 
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|


VERSE 3: (Bass drone over)
Em
There's a hole in your soul,

Like an animal.
D#/A#
With no conscience,
           Em
Repentance unknown.
           G
Close your eyes,
                  Em
Pay the price for your paradise.
D#/A#
Devils feed on the seeds,
         Em
That are sown.


REFRAIN 2: (Riff over)
|G  C/G|Em  G|
|G  C/G|Em  G|


VERSE 4: (Bass drone over)
Em
Can't conceal what I feel,

What I know is real.
D#/A#
No mistaking the faking,
  Em
I care.
              G
With a prayer in the air,
              Em
I will leave it there.
D#/A#
On a note full of hope,
    Em
Not despair.


CHORUS 2:
Em
All this running around,
          G                     
Well it's getting me down.
               C/G           A    Em
Just give me a pain that I'm used to.

I don't need to believe,
        G
All the dreams you conceive.
         C/G                 
You just need to achieve,
               A     Em
Something that rings true.


CHORUS 3:
Em
All this running around,
          G                     
Well it's getting me down.
               C/G           A    Em
Just give me a pain that I'm used to.

I don't need to believe,
        G
All the dreams you conceive.
         C/G                 
You just need to achieve,
               A     Em
Something that rings true.


CODA: (Droning fuzzed and wahed lead over)
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#| Played as |Em:D-D  D#/A#:U|Em:D-U D#/A#:U-U| 
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|
|Em   D#/A#|Em   D#/A#^D#/A#|(Fade)


[End]


NOTES:
1.  “A Pain That I'm Used To" is the second single and opening track of the album ‘Playing the Angel’ 
by Depeche Mode, and the forty-second DM single overall. The single was released on 12 December 2005 
by Mute Records. ...”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Pain_That_I'm_Used_To
2.  The music video is directed by Uwe Flade, who also directed the "Precious" single. It features 
much more live action sequences (in a race track), than the "Precious" video and even David Gahan's 
"Bottle Living" video. Depeche Mode's live drummer Christian Eigner also appears in the video.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Pain_That_I'm_Used_To
3.  This version, I believe is closest to capturing that original ‘drone-like’ quality of this song, 
that is played live by DM, in opening tuning.  






            
            
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delb0y1967 3,614 Oct 20, 2015 09:54 AM

Ha ! My friend, good one ! 5 shiney stars

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rikigo 3,290 Oct 20, 2015 12:05 PM

Tx Del, It took a while to figure out Martin Gore's approach to 'droning' in open tuning. It is heavily influenced by the Bass lines, too. Interestingly, I just found out that DM = 'Fashion News', not 'Fast Fashion'. :-R

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