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Song Title: Everybody wants to rule the world
Artist/Band: Tears For Fears
Album: Songs from the big chair (1984)

Tab by JC Rea(jcrp_21@hotmail.com)


Tuning:1 semitone up

CHORDS:

Em:  022000
F#m: 244222
GMaj:355433
AMaj:577655
DMaj:x00232


[Intro]

e|-22-19-----------|-----------------------|
B|-------19-22-----|-------10----12----10--|
G|-------------19--|--9h11----11----11-----|
D|-----------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------------|


[Verse 1]

Riff:
e|----------------------------|
B|--2----0--------------------|
G|--2----0--------------------|
D|--0----0--------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-----------33-33-33-33-33---|

"Welcome to your life
 There´s no turning back
 Even while we sleep
 We will find you"
 

[Pre-Chorus 1]

  Em            F#m
"Acting on your best behaviour
  GMaj              F#m
 Turn your back on mother nature

CHORUS:

 Em      F#m  GMaj  AMaj       
 Everybody wants to rule the world


[Verse 2]

RIFF:
e|--------------------------|
B|--2----0------------------|
G|--2----0------------------|
D|--0----0---00---00---00---|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


 "It´s my own design
e|-------------------22-19----------|
B|-------------------------19-22----|
G|-------------------------------19-|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

 It´s my own remorse
 Help me to decide
 Help me make the..." 


[Pre-Chorus 2]
 
                  
"...Most of freedom - and of pleasure..."
e|------------------|----------------|
B|------7-7-7-------|----------------|
G|------7-7-7-7-----|----7-7--9------|
D|------------9-----|----7-7--7------|
A|------------------|----------------|
E|------------------|----------------|
 
"...Nothing ever - lasts forever..."
e|---------------|----------------|
B|----7-7-7------|----------------|
G|----7-7-7-7----|-7-7-9----7-7-9-|
D|----------9----|-7-7-9----7-7-9-|
A|---------------|----------------|
E|---------------|----------------|


[Chorus 2]

"...Everybody wants to rule the world"
e|------------------|------------------|
B|-7-7-7------------|-7-7-7------------|
G|-7-7-7-7---7-7-9--|-7-7-7-7---7-7-9--|
D|-------9---7-7-9--|-------9---7-7-9--|
A|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|


[Bridge]

GMaj                        DMaj         AMaj    GMaj   
  "There´s a room where the light won´t find you
                     DMaj       AMaj        GMaj
   Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
                        Dmaj      AMaj 
   When they do i´ll be right behind you"


[Pre-Chorus 3]

 Em              F#m
"So glad we´ve almost made it
 GMaj          F#m
So sad they had to fade it...


3rd CHORUS:

   Em    F#m  GMaj    AMaj 
...Everybody wants to rule the world"


[Pre-Solo]

e|----------------------|-7-10-9-10-------------|
B|------10----12----10--|-----------10-7-8-10---|
G|-7/11----11----11-----|---------------------7-|
D|----------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------|-----------------------|


[Solo]

e|------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------|-7-7-7-7----------------7-7-7-7---------------|
G|-7-7--------------|-7-7-7-7-7---7-7--7-----7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7-|
D|-9-7-(X11 Times)--|---------9---9-9--7-------------9---9-9---9-7-|
A|------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------|----------------------------------------------|

e|-10-10-10\7-7-7\5--5--5/7-7-5-7-----5h7-----5h7-|
B|-10-10-10\7-7-7\5--5--5/7-7-5-7-5-5-5h7-5-5-5h7-|
G|--------------------------------4-6-----4-6-----|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-7-7-7------7-7-7------7-7------7-7------7-7---7--|
G|-7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7----7-7-7----7-7-7----7-7-7-7--|
D|-------9----------9--------9--------9--------9----|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus 4]

 "I can´t stand - this indecision...
e|------------- |-------------------|
B|---7-7-7------|-------------------|
G|---7-7-7-7----|-7-7-7---7-7--7----|
D|---------9----|-7-7-9---7-7--9----|
A|--------------|-------------------|
E|--------------|-------------------|
 
...Married with a - lack of vision"
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----7-7-7-------|----------------|
G|----7-7-7-7-----|-7-7-9----7-7-9-|
D|----------9-----|-7-7-9----7-7-9-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|


[Chorus]

"Everybody wants to rule the..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-7-7-7-------------7-7-7-----7-8-10--|
G|-7-7-7-7---7-7-9---7-7-7-7---7-7--9--|
D|-------9---7-7-9---------9-----------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus 5]

"Say that you´ll never, never, never, never need it
 One headline why believe it?"
e|-------10----12----10--|
B|-10/12----12----12-----|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

[Chorus 5]

"Everybody wants to rule the world"
e|------------------------------------|
B|-7-7------7-7------7-7------7-7-----|
G|-7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7--7--|
D|------9--------9--------9--------9--|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|


[Mini-Solo]

e|-------------------|
B|--7b8r(7)----------|
G|----------7-9--7~--|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|


[Pre-Chorus 6]

"All for freedom and for pleasure nothing ever lasts forever"
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-7-7---------------------7-7-------------------|
G|-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-|
D|-----9---7-7-9---7-7-9-------9---7-7-9---7-7-9-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


[Chorus 6]

"Everybody wants to rule the world"
e|------------------------------------|
B|-7-7------7-7------7-7------7-7-----|
G|-7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7--7--|
D|------9--------9--------9--------9--|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|


[Final Solo]

e|-10---------------------------|
B|----12-10---------------------|
G|----------11-7-11~~~-----11\--|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|-----------------|-------------------------|
B|-----------------|-------------------------|
G|-------7---------|----------7h9 9b(11)~~~--|
D|-9-7-9---9-7h9-7-|-9h10p9p7----------------|
A|-----------------|-------------------------|
E|-----------------|-------------------------|

e|----------------10-10h12--|
B|--------8h10-10-----------|
G|-/7-----------------------|
D|----5-7-------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|---------------------------9-10--|
B|-------------------8-7-10--------|
G|-7b8r7---9b10r9------------------|
D|-------7---------9---------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-7~~~--------10--------|
G|------7-------9--------|
D|--------9-7------7~~~--|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------x-x-x--------7----|
G|-7/9-----7-9-7------9---7--|
D|-7/9-----7-9-7-------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------|
B|-10p9-----------7--|
G|------9--9p7--7----|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|. . . END


***************************************

|h     Hammer-on
|p     Pull-off
|/     Slide-up
|\     Slide-down
|b     Bend
|r     Release bend
|[]    Bend before picking
|~     Left hand vibrato
|///   Tremolo picking
|()    Let ring
|Tr    Trill
|x     Blocked string

***************************************

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spycrawl802 10 Nov 12, 2006 04:25 PM

thanks. almost.

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harrytheblurfan 221 Sep 10, 2010 07:33 AM

You know instead of tuning it a semi-tone up you can just capo the first fret. Tbh though it doesn't sound completely different in standard.

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