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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Rush - Red Lenses

        From the CD 'Grace Under Pressure'
                Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
                Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2

        This tab is a royal mess. It was a real pain to do, and I hope
you people appreciate it. This song isn't so popular, so why the hell did
I tab it? The key is E, switching to Ab for the keyboard interludes.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)
[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord - this is the same as standard
  tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.

Chord legend:

C#m7      : [9/11/9999]
F#        : [244322]
F#7sus4   : [242422]
F#7(AddB) : [x44300]
E         : [022100]


[Riff 1]
    Eb7
e:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
B:--14--14---14--14--14--14--14---14~~-------------------------------|
G:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
D:--13--13---13--13--13--13--13---13~~-------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2]
    Gb6
e:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
B:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
G:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
D:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
A:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3]
     Ab                          Absus4
e:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----9--9--9--8--------------------------|
B:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
G:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--------------------------|
D:--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10--------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Song progression:

      C#m7            C#m7
I see red. An'it hurts my head.


F# F# F# F#                           F#7sus4 3x    F#7(addB)
             I guess it must be something    that I read.

    E5       F#9 G9 G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times

e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
A:-----------------|--------------------|
E:-----------------|--------------------|

[Riff 1] x1
                        [Riff 1] x2 very freely
It's the color of your heartbeat,
                [Riff 2] x2
A rising summer sun,
                   [Riff 3] x2
The battle lost or won,
    [Riff 1] x1                                  C#m7
The flash to fashion, the pulse to passion feels red,
      C#m7
Inside my head.


F# F# F# F#~                         F#7sus4 3x  F#7(addB)
             And truth is something better left unsaid.

E         E  E         C#m7
        I said red, red.
                              C#m7               C#m7 C#m7 C#m7
I'm thinking about the overhead, the underfed.

F#                                 F#7sus4  F#7(addB)
   Couldn't we talk about something else instead?

    E5       F#9 G9 G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times

e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
A:-----------------|--------------------|
E:-----------------|--------------------|

[Riff 1] x1
                         [Riff 1] x2 very freely      [Riff 2] x2
We've got Mars on the horizon, says the National Midnight Star.
(It's true.)
                           [Riff 3] x2
What you believe is what you are.

  [Riff 1] x1                                          C#m7
A pair of dancing shoes the Soviets are the blues. The reds under your

C#m7
bed,
                              F#7sus4  F#7(addB)
C#m7 C#m7 F#                       \/   \/
             lying in the darkness         dead ahead.

    E5       F#9 G9 G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G:--4-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D:--2-----x---8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A:--2-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 16 times

e:--9-9--9-------9-11--------|
B:---------11--9-------------|
G:o-------------------------o|
D:o-------------------------o|
A:---------------------------|
E:---------------------------|


---------------

[Play this whole next section twice]


The keyboard plays this whole thing two times:

e:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B:--------------------7~~--|-----------------------------------------|
G:---------6---6--8--------|-----------6---6--8~~--------------------|
D:---6--8------------------|----6---8--------------------------------|
A:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

While the guitar plays this freely:

e:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
B:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
G:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
D:--13-13--13--13--13-13-13-13-13------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then:

e:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B:--13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13--|-------------------------------------|
G:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
D:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
A:--11-11---11-11-11-11-11-11--|---9--9--9--9--------9--9--9--9------|
E:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|

---------------

And the mercury is rising; Barometer starts to fall.
You know it gets to us all.
The pain that is learning - and the rain that is burning -

     C#m7          C#m7
Feel red.    Still, go ahead.
                                        F#7sus4     F#7(addB)  E
C#m7 C#m7 C#m7  F#                         \/          \/     \/
                    You see black 'n' white, and I see red,   red -

E E E           C#m7
      not blue.
                      C#m13        C#m7
e:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
B:-12-12-12-12-12-12--11-11-11-11----9~------------------------------|
G:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
D:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
A:-11-11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11---11~------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

               [C#m7 freely]               F#
I'm thinkin' about the overfed, the under read.

F#7sus4 a few times, then F#7(addB)

E
                  C#m7              [Fill 1] x1
Well I said I'm a      bled red.

        [Fill 1] - palm-muted and with echoed repeats

        e:--------------------|
        B:------9-9-----------|
        G:---9------9---------|
        D:--------------------|
        A:--------------------|
        E:--------------------|

C#m7 freely
                                      F#    F#7(addB)
        Thinkin' about what you said.

                                            C#m7   C#m7   F#7(addB)
I think about it, I think, I think it, yeah!

            
            
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