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Duran Duran - Pressure Off (2015)

Tabbed by: trevgreg
Email: trevgreg1227@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

Here is the lone single off of the band’s 2015 album, Paper Gods. This is one of two songs on the album that
feature the band’s frequent collaborator, Nile Rodgers, on guitar. Please remember that these are just basic
chord arrangements and not necessarily what Nile is playing specifically, especially considering his usual
style of play! I have an approximate styling for his playing on the intro and chorus riff below the lyrics as
well.

The final ‘A’ chord played in the intro, interlude before the middle 8 and the middle 8 itself appear to be
played briefly by Nile and are very short.

[Intro/Chorus/Middle 8/Outro] E C A
[Verses] E C Am G F#m

[Intro]
E                           C
Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
A
Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
E                           C
Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
A
Pressure off, pressure off; pressure, pressure, pressure off

[Verse 1]
E                   C
The past is another country
    Am                     G   F#m
The present will never last
E                      C
The future it's still tomorrow
       Am              G   F#m
Are we living too fast?
E                       C
Searchlight the crowd I fix on your face
Am                         G             F#m
I know it well, but it's a dream I can't place
E                         C
Something is happening to me
Am                      G         F#m
Maybe it's happening to you, you, you, you

[Chorus 1]
E                    C              A
Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
A
It's time to take the pressure off
E              C                       A
Everybody everywhere step out into the future
A 
It's time to take the pressure off
E                  C                      A
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
A 
It's time to take the pressure off
E                  C                      A
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
A 
It's time to take the pressure off

[Interlude 1]
E        C         Am
Stepping, stepping, stepping
      G               F#m
It’s time to take the pressure off

[Verse 2]
E                       C
We're swimming with the rat-race
      Am                  G    F#m
We're running against the tide
         E           C
And it's everybody's business
             Am         G     F#m
When there's nowhere to hide
E                         C
Searchlight the crowd I'm fixed onto you
Am                         G        F#m
There is a way out of this into the blue
E                         C
Something is happening to me
Am                      G         F#m
Maybe it's happening to you, you, you, you

[Chorus 2]
E                    C              A
Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
A
It's time to take the pressure off
E              C                       A
Everybody everywhere step out into the future
A 
It's time to take the pressure off
E                  C                      A
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
A 
It's time to take the pressure off
E                  C                      A
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
A
It's time to take the pressure off

[Interlude 2]
E                           C
Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
A
Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
E                           C
Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
A
Pressure off, pressure off; pressure, pressure, pressure off

[Middle 8]
E
I'm lost don't wanna be found
C
I'm up not gonna be down be down
A
Outside looking into myself
A 
Just me I couldn't be anyone else
E
Is it bad when you're feeling this good?
C
Are we all misunderstood?
A
It's fine going out of my mind, going out of my mind, going out of my mind

[Chorus 3]
E              C                    A
Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
A
It's time to take the pressure off
E              C                       A
Everybody everywhere step out into the future
A
It's time to take the pressure off
E                  C                      A
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
A
It's time to take the pressure off
E                  C                      A
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now

[Outro]
                  E          C
Step out into the future
                  A
Jump off into the future
                  E          C
Step out into the future
                  A
Jump off into the future
                  N.C.
Step out into the future

Here is my best guess as to how Nile actually plays the intro and chorus, based off his fingerings and style.
It’s not perfect, but with a bit of palm muting and up-and-down motions, it should sound somewhat close.

    E       C         A
e|----------8---10----10-9--10--9--------------|
B|--10-9----8---8-----7--7--7--7---------------|
G|--9--9----9---9-----9--9--9--9---------------|
D|--9--9----10--8-----7--7--7--7---------------|
A|--7--7----10--10-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

            
            
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