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Swans - God damn the sun : Burning World (1989) Please visit http://swans.pair.com/ * This is one of Michael Gira's finest songs as far as I'm concerned. The album it on (Burning World) is impeccable and marked an interesting shift in direction for The Swans. * The song itself is pretty much an unbroken verse, so I have not divided it, instead it as one. Also note that I have placed the chords above the lyrics for the first couple "cycles" and that's it because of it's repetitive nature. Included is a chart for the outro. * Listening to the guitars will help you with your rhythm, just keep it simple and use I hope to analyse the parts in greater detail later on down the track, so keep your eyes for a Powertab / Guitar Pro version. The Swans were never renowned for virtuosity, but certainly came up with interesting textures and ideas. That was their brilliance.... The Chord Shapes * D x x 0 2 3 2 * Dadd4 x x 0 0 3 2 * A x 0 2 2 2 0 * Emadd9 0 2 4 0 0 0 * G/D x x 0 4 3 3 Intro *(This is the cycle of changes until the Outro) D Dadd4 A Emadd9 | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | "Verse" *See opening notes. [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/s/swans/82912.html ] D Dadd4 When, when we were young A We had no history Emadd9 So nothing to lose D Meant we could choose Dadd4 Choose what we wanted then A Emadd9 Without any fear, or thought of revenge D But then you grew old Dadd4 And I lost my ambition A So I gained an addiction Emadd9 To drink and depression D They are mine Daddd4 My only true friends A And I'll keep them here with me Emadd9 Until the very end D *(Continue w/chord cycle until the Outro I'd choose not to remember But I miss your arrogance And I need your intelligence And your hate for authority But now you're gone I read it today They found you in Spain Face down in the street With a bottle in your hand And a wild smile on your face And a knife in your back You died in a foreign land And they found my letter Rolled up in your pocket Where I said I'd kill myself If she left me again So now she's gone And you're both in my mind I've got one thing to say Before I am drunk again: God damn the Sun God damn the Sun God damn anyone That says a kind word God damn the Sun God damn The Sun God damn the light it shines And this world it shows D God damn the Sun < Outro begins here Outro D G/D | / / / / | / / / / | (Play 4 times) D | o | | Ends Chords by Corey Hunter @ coreyhunter.com Have a great day!
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