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Song:   The Bottom Line
Artist: Depeche Mode
Album:  Ultra (1997)
URL:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GfkQOhXg_M;
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_%28Depeche_Mode_album%29
Tempo:  2|4
Tuning: Whole-Step Down

Capo 3 (optional)

Chords: 
        DGCFAd   
Cm      X35543   Am  X02210
A#      688766   G   355455 or 320003
G#      466544   F   133211
A#7     686766   G7  353433 or 320001


INTRO: (Keyboards, Synth & Bass)
|N/C  |N/C  |
|N/C  |N/C  |
|N/C  |N/C  |

VERSE 1:
Cm
Like a cat,
                    C
Dragged in from the rain.
         Cm
Who goes straight back out,
                  G#
To do it all over again.
                 Cm
I'll be back for more.

It's something,
                   C
That is out of our hands.
                        G#
Something we will never understand,
              Cm
It's a hidden law,
          A#
The apple falls.
        G#
Destiny calls,
         C
I follow you.


VERSE 2:
Cm
Like a pawn,
               C
On the eternal board.
            Cm
Who's never quite sure,
                G#
What he's moved towards.
               Cm
I walk blindly on,
                          C
And heaven is in front of me.
                               G#
Your heaven beckons me enticingly,

When I arrive.
     Cm    
It's gone,
          A#
The river flows.
             G#
The wise man knows,
         C
I follow you.


CHORUS 1: (Hawaiian guitar refrain over)
    A#
I'm yearning,
    G#
I'm burning.
A#            G#             A# A#7 
I feel love's wheels turning.


VERSE 3: (Synth & Bass over)
Cm                            C
Like a moth, on love's bright light,
           Cm     
I will get burned.
               G#
Each and every night,
          Cm
I'm dying to(o).
             A#
The sun will shine.
           G#
The bottom line,
         C
I follow you. 


CHORUS 2: (Hawaiian guitar refrain over)
    A#
I'm yearning,
    G#
I'm burning.
A#            G#             A# A#7 
I feel love's wheels turning.


VERSE 4: (Group humming over)
Cm                            C
Like a moth, on love's bright light,
           Cm     
I will get burned.
               G#
Each and every night,
          Cm
I'm dying to (o).
             A#
The sun will shine.
           G#
The bottom line,
         C
I follow you. 


CHORUS 3 & REFRAIN:
             A#
The sun will shine.
           G#
The bottom line,
         C
I follow you. 
             A#
The sun will shine. (Descending lead over)
           G#
The bottom line,
         C
I follow you. 
             A#
The sun will shine. (Descending lead over)
           G#
The bottom line,
         C
I follow you. 


CODA: (Keyboards, Synth & Bass)
|N/C  |N/C  | (Fade)


[End]


NOTES:
1.  In 1999, Ned Raggett (US music journalist) ranked the album at number 50 on his list of "The Top 136 
Or So Albums Of The Nineties".
2.  This version is based on my experience of DM's 'dark' tunings and how Martin Gore matches them to suit 
David Gahan's voice.  
3.  Despite, Gahan's prolonged absences from the studio we are all indebted that Gore persisted to make 
this milestone album.
"…Despite Gahan's increasingly severe personal problems, Gore tried repeatedly during 1995 and 1996 to get 
the band recording again. However, Gahan would rarely turn up to scheduled sessions, and when he did, 
it would take weeks to get any vocals recorded. …"
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delb0y1967 3,614 Oct 20, 2015 11:19 PM

Great tab and as usual excellent attention to detail :)
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