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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 - The Enemy Within

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

        This song is in D. The guitar is chorused. This tab is not
entirely correct as there are many picking nuances throughout the song
and I didn't tab out each and every one. I just tabbed the main ones and
you are free to experiment with them.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
s = slide
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
[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.
PM = Palm Mute; lightly touch the strings at the bridge with the edge of
        the fret hand

Chord legend:

A : [x0222x]


[Riff 1] - Let each note ring out
    Bm               some kind of D    Bm?             Asus4 addD?
e:-------------------|------------0---|------2--------|--------------|
B:--------0----3-----|------0--3------|----3----------|------3---2---|
G:------4---------0--|----2---------0-|--4------2-----|----2-------4-|
D:----0--------------|-0--------------|2------------2-|--0-----------|
A:--2----------------|----------------|-----------0---|0-------------|
E:-------------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|

[Riff 2]
    Bm                               G                A
e:--------------7---------------7\---------------3----------------5----|
B:--------------7---------------7\---------------3----------------5----|
G:--------------7---------------7\---------------4----------------6----|
D:--------------9---------------9\-------------------------------------|
A:--9--9-9-9-9------9--9-9-9-9-------5--5-5-5-5-------7--7-7-7-7-------|
E:--7--7-7-7-7------7--7-7-7-7-------3--3-3-3-3-------5--5-5-5-5-------|
 PM ----------|  PM ----------|   PM ----------|   PM -----------------|

[Riff 3]
     Bm                             D            A              A/C#
e:-------7~--------7~--------7~---------------|----------------------|
B:-------7~--------7~--------7~-----10~-------|----------------------|
G:-------7~--------7~--------7~-----11~-11----|--2--2-2-2--2-2--2----|
D:-------9~--------9~--------9~-----12~-12----|--2--2-2-2--2-2--2----|
A:--9-9-----9-9-9-----9-9-9-----9---12~-12----|--0--0-0-0--0-0--4----|
E:--7-7-----7-7-7-----7-7-7-----7---10~-10s12-|----------------------|

e:----------------------------|
B:-------------------2--------|
G:-----2-------------2--------|
D:-----2--2----0-----2--------|
A:--4--4--4------0---0---0----|
E:----------------------------|

[Riff 4]
     Bm                          G          A
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------7------------------------------------------------|
G:---------7--------7------------------4----------6--------------------|
D:-----------9----9------------------5----------7----------------------|
A:------9--------------------------5----------7------------------------|
E:---7---------------------------3----------5--------------------------|
  PM ------------------------------------------------------------------|

Progression:

[Riff 1] x2

[Riff 2] x4

[Riff 2] x8 /w lyrics:

Things crawl in the darkness that imagination spins.
Needles at your nerve ends crawl like spiders on your skin.
Pou - pou - pou - pounding in your temples, and a surge of adrenalin.
Every muscle tense to fence the enemy within.

[Riff 3] x1

[Riff 3] x2 /w lyrics:

I'm not not giving in to security under pressure,
I'm not missing out on the promise of adventure,
I'm not giving up on implausible dreams,
Experience to extremes, experience to extremes...

[Guitar tacet] while keyboard and bass imply [Riff 2] x4

[Riff 2] x8 /w lyrics:

Suspicious looking stranger flashes you a dangerous grin.
Shadows across your window, was it only trees in the wind?
Every breath a static charge, a tongue that tastes like tin.
Steely-eyed outside to hide the enemy within.

[Riff 3] x1

[Riff 3] x2 /w lyrics:

I'm not not giving in to security under pressure,
I'm not missing out on the promise of adventure,
I'm not giving up on implausible dreams,
Experience to extremes, experience to extremes...

[Riff 4] x8

[Riff 1] x3

To you is it movement or is it action? Is it contact or just reaction?
And you, revolution, just resistance? Is it living or just existence?
Yeah you, it takes a little more persistance to get up and go the

 A  A
distance.

[Riff 3] x2 /w lyrics:

I'm not not giving in -
I'm not missing out -
I'm not giving up on implausible dreams,
Experience to extremes...

[Riff 3] x2 /w lyrics:

I'm not not giving in to security under pressure,
I'm not missing out on the promise of adventure,
I'm not giving up on implausible dreams,
                                        ___(some kind of weird chord here
                                       \/   can't make it out)
Experience to extremes, experience to extremes...

[Riff 4] x5

e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------7----------------------------------------------|
G:---------7----------7------------------------------------------------|
D:------------9-----9----------------5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-----------------|
A:------9----------------------------5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-----------------|
E:---7-------------------------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-----------------|
  PM ------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                     Hey hey hey yeah!


Until fadeout:

    Bm                             G               A
e:-----7--7-----7--7-----7-----7-------3-------3------5-5-----5------|
B:-----7--7-----7--7-----7-----7-------3-------3------5-5-----5------|
G:-----7--7-----7--7-----7-----7-------4-------4------6-6-----6------|
D:-----9--9-----9--9-----9-----9-------------------------------------|
A:--9--------9--------9-----9------5--------5------7-------7---------|
E:--7--------7--------7-----7------3--------3------5-------5---------|

            
            
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