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Quicksand chords

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David Bowie - Quicksand
Album: Hunky Dory (1971)

Transcribed by Jon Malmin (jogusmal@hotmail.com)
Tuning: Standard E
This is how I play Quicksand... This is very close to the album version.
The dim-chords are shown at the bottom of the page, if you need them.

[Intro]

G Am7 G Am7
G Am7 G Am7

    C
I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
                                     G
Immersed in Crowley's uniform of imagery
     C
I'm living in a silent film
                                        G
Portraying Himmler's sacred realm of dream reality
                                   
I'm frightened by the total goal,   drawing to the ragged hole

     Eb                              F
e|---3-----3-----3-----3-----3----|---5-----5-----5-----5-----5------|
B|-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4--|-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6----|
G|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5--|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

       G             Em       C
And I ain't got the power anymore
      C                       G  Am7 A7sus2 A
No I ain't got the power anymore

          D
I'm the twisted name on Garbo's eyes
                                         A
I'm living proof of Churchill's lies, I'm destiny
     D
I'm torn between the light and dark
                                       A
Where others see their targets, divine symmetry
 F
Should I kiss the viper's fang
    G
Or herald loud the death of Man
       A              F#m             D
I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
        D                    A
And I ain't got the power anymore


[BRIDGE]

 A       E          F#m
Don't believe in yourself
       D#dim         E
Don't deceive with belief
          Edim                   Bm
Knowledge comes with death's release
     D#dim         A
Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaah
       F#m         E
Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaaha

     D                    
I'm not a prophet or a stone age man
                                                A 
Just a mortal with potential of a superman, I'm living on
      D             
I'm tethered to the logic of Homo Sapien
                                               A
Can't take my eyes from the great salvation of bullshit faith
      F
If I don't explain what you ought to know
         G
You can tell me all about it on the next Bardo
     A                F#m            D
I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
       D                      A
And I ain't got the power anymore


[BRIDGE]

 A       E          F#m
Don't believe in yourself
       D#dim         E
Don't deceive with belief
          Edim                   Bm
Knowledge comes with death's release
     D#dim         A
Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaah
       F#m         E
Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaaha

 A       E          F#m
Don't believe in yourself
       D#dim         E
Don't deceive with belief
          Edim                   Bm
Knowledge comes with death's release
     D#dim         A
Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaah
       F#m         E
Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaaha

D#dim:        Edim:
x-x-1-2-1-2   x-x-2-3-2-3

            
            
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Mats Fagergren 2,214 Mar 08, 2015 08:41 AM

Once again . An epic chord analysis from "BabtizedinFire" //MF

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gabeuscorpus 24 Jan 12, 2016 03:04 PM

Spot on, and marvelous.

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edimac1957 10 Jan 21, 2016 10:49 PM

Best work here that I've seen and thank you.

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