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Coldplay's great 2nd album produced in 2002.

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1.Politik
This isn't really a guitar song, but this is a good guide to what the piano is playing.

Chords defined:
     Low to high
B7: x2120x
Em: 022000
Am6: x32210 this could be called Am/C as well
G: 320033 or 355433 (I think the latter, the bar chord, sounds better - relative to capo)
D6: xx0432
D: xx0232

Capo 1!

Intro:
B7 Em  B7 Em

B7
Look at earth from outer space
Em
everyone must find a place
B7
give me time and give me space
Em
give me real, don't give me fake
B7
give me strength, reserve, control
Em
give me heart and give me soul
B7
give me time, give us a kiss
B7
tell me you're a politik

B7 Em  B7 Em

              B7                Em
open up your eyes open up your eyes
              B7                Em
open up your eyes open up your eyes

B7
Give me one, cause one is best
Em
In confusion, confidence
B7
give me peace of mind and trust
Em
don't forget the rest of us
B7
give me strength, reserve, control
Em
give me heart and give me soul
B7
Wars that heal and cracks that fix
Em
tell me you're a politik

             B7                Em
open up your eyes open up your eyes
              B7                Em
open up your eyes open up your eyes
                   B7
Just open up your eyes

Em   Am6   G   D6   D

Here each chord is played the same amount of time (2 measures I think) except the D
and D6, which are each played half as long as the other chords

Em                     Am6                        G     
         D
But give me love over, love over, love over this ...  our     love
Em                     Am6                        G     
         D
But give me love over, love over, love over this ...  our     love

Em   Am6   G   D6  D
Em   Am6   G   D6  D  Em

2. In My Place
INTRO:

e:---12---7h9-7h9--12---7h9-7h9--12---7h9-7h9--12---9-7h9-7h9--5----|b:------------------------------------------------------------------|g:------------------------------------------------------------------|d:------------------------------------------------------------------|a:------------------------------------------------------------------|E:------------------------------------------------------------------|
VERSE 1: A Amaj In my place, in my place were lines that I couldn't A E change, I was lost, oh yeah A Amaj I was lost, I was lost, crossed lines I shouldn't have A E crossed, I was lost, oh yeah CHORUS: D A E D Yeah, how long must you wait for it E For it... VERSE 2: A Amaj A I was scared, I was scared, tired and underprepared E But I wait for you A Amaj A If you go, if you go and Leave me down here on my own E Then I wait for you CHORUS BRIDGE: A Amaj Saying please, please, please E A Come back and sing to me Amaj To me, me E A Amaj Come on and sing it out, now, now E A Amaj Come on and sing it out, to me, me E Come back and sing it A Amaj In my place, in my place were lines that I couldn't A E change, I was lost, oh yeah E A Oh, yeah... CHORDS: A: 002220 Amaj: 002120 E: 022100 D: 000232 3. God put a smile upon your face Tuning: C# F# B E G# C# Chords used: E (022100) I've named these weird chords as if they were G (055400) barre chords and they are basically the chords F# (044300) indicated only without the barre. F (033200) C (0,10,10,9,0,0) A (077600) Intro E G F# F Verse 1 E, G, F#, F Where do we go? Nobody knows E, G, F#, F I've got to say I'm on my way down E, G, F#, F God, give me style and give me grace E, G, F#, F God put a smile upon my face Verse 2 Where do we go to draw the line? I've got to say I wasted all your time, but honey, honey. Where do I go to fall from grace? God put a smile upon your face, yeah. Chorus C G A Now when you work it out, I'm worse than you. C G A Yeah, when you work it out, I wanted to. C G A Now when we work out where to draw the line C G A Your guess is as good as mine. Verses 3 & 4 (Same as 1 & 2) Coda C G A As good as mine (Repeat) Repeat Verse 1 and Finish on F 4. The Scientist an incredibly simple but fantastic song to play on an acoustic guitar! there seems to be a lot of confusion about the key of the song. it does state below that a capo is required but for those that don't have a capo i have taken the liberty of putting a set of chords on which do not require a capo and will allow you to play along with the cd. (CAPO ON 3RD FRET) (NO CAPO) Bm7 (x20202) Dm7 (x57565) G (320003) Bb (688766) D (xx0232) F (x,8,10,10,10,x) Dsus2 (xx0230) Fsus2 (x,8,10,10,8,x) A (x02220) C (x35553) A7 (x02020) C7 (x35353) INTRO: | Bm7 | G | D | Dsus2 | | Bm7 | G | D | Dsus2 | Bm7 G D Dsus2 V1: come up to meet you, tell you i'm sorry, you don't know how lovely you are Bm7 G D Dsus2 i had to find you, tell you i need you, tell you i'll set you apart Bm7 G D Dsus2 tell me your secrets and ask me your questions, oh lets go back to the start Bm7 G D Dsus2 running in circles, coming in tales, heads are a science apart G D Dsus2 C1: nobody said it was easy, it's such a shame for us to part G D Dsus2 A nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be this hard A7 (D) oh take me back to the start LINK 1: | D | G | D | D | | Bm7 | G | D | Dsus2 | Bm7 G D Dsus2 V2: i was just guessing in numbers and figures, pulling the puzzles apart Bm7 G D Dsus2 questions of science, science and progress, do not speak as loud as my heart Bm7 G D Dsus2 tell me you love me, come back and haunt me, oh and i rush to the start Bm7 G D Dsus2 running in circles, chasing our tales, coming back as we are G D Dsus2 C2: nobody said it was easy, oh it's such a shame for us to part G D Dsus2 A nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be so hard A7 (D) oh take me back to the start LINK 2: | D | G | D | D | | Bm7 | G | D | D | Bm7 G D OUTRO: oh - ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Bm7 G D ah - ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Bm7 G D oh - ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Bm7 G D oh - ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
5. Clocks Capo on 1st fret Piano Riff x2 w/Piano Riff: / D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2) D Am(2) Em Lights go out and I can't be saved, tides that I tried to swim against D Am (2) Em Brought me down upon my knees, oh I beg I beg and plead -singing D Am (2) Em Come out of the things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head - and a D Am (2) Em trouble that can't be named, tigers waiting to be tamed - singing w/Piano Riff: D Am (2) Em D Am Em ye hooooooooh aahh ye hooooooooh aahh w/Piano Riff: / D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2) D Am (2) Em Confusion never stops, closing walls and ticking clocks - gonna D Am (2) Em come back and take you home, I could not stop the tune now known - singing D Am (2) Em Come out upon my seas, curse missed opportunities - am I D Am (2) Em a part of the cure, or am I a part of the disease? - singing w/Piano Riff: D Am (2) Em D Am Em ye hooooooooh aahh ye hooooooooh aahh w/High Piano Riff: / D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2) w/High Piano Riff: D Am (2) Em D Am Em ye hooooooooh aahh ye hooooooooh aahh Bridge: Fmaj7 (2) C G and nothing else compares Fmaj7 (2) C G oh nothing else compares Fmaj7 (2) C G F (4) and nothing else compares Piano Riff x2 w/High Piano Riff: / D - - - / Am - - - / Am - - - / Em - - - / (x2) w/High Piano Riff: D Am (2) Em D Am Em ye hooooooooh aahh ye hooooooooh aahh w/High Piano Riff: D Am (2) Em Home, home, where I wanted to go D Am (2) Em Home, home, where I wanted to go D Am (2) Em Home, home, where I wanted to go D Am (2) Em Home, home, where I wanted to go High Piano Riff x2 End on D 6. Daylight CHORDS USED: F#5 244xxx E6 022120 Gmaj7(b5) xx5422 Amaj7 x02120 Dmaj7 xx0222 F# 244322 NB For the purposes of readability, Gmaj7(b5) will be shortened to G~. INTRO F#5 (x8) E6 Gmaj7(b5) F#5 F#5 (x2) VERSE E6 G~ F#5 To my sur - prise E6 G~ F#5 And my de - light E6 G~ F#5 I saw sun - rise E6 G~ F#5 I saw sun - light. E6 G~ F#5 I am no - thing E6 G~ F#5 In the dark.____ E6 G~ F#5 And the clouds burst E6 G~ F#5 To show day - light. CHORUS Amaj7 Dmaj7 Ooh, and the sun will shine F# Amaj7 Yeah, on this heart of mine. Amaj7 Dmaj7 Ooh, and I realise F# Amaj7 Who, cannot live without Dmaj7 (F#5) Ooh, come apart without, yeah. LINK F#5 (x4) E6 G~ F#5 F#5 (x2) VERSE E6 G~ F#5 On a hill - top E6 G~ F#5 On a sky - rise E6 G~ F#5 E6 G~ F#5 Like a first born child. E6 G~ F#5 On a full tilt, E6 G~ F#5 And in full flight E6 G~ F#5 Defeat dark - ness E6 G~ F#5 Breaking day - light. CHORUS Amaj7 Dmaj7 Ooh, and the sun will shine F# Amaj7 Yeah, on this heart of mine. Amaj7 Dmaj7 Ooh, and I realise F# Amaj7 Who, cannot live without Dmaj7 F#5 F#5 (x3) Ooh, come apart without, daylight. OUTRO E6 G~ Slowly breaking through the daylight, F#5 Slowly breaking through the daylight. REPEAT TO FADE... 7. Green Eyes This is really easy to play... and a great song A E Bm Honey you are a rock A E Bm Upon which i stand A E Bm And I come here to talk A E Bm I hope you understand D The green eyes, yeah the spotlight A E Shines upon you Bm D A E And how could anybody deny you Bm D I came here with a load A G D And it feels so much lighter now i met you Bm D And honey you should know A G D That I could never go on without you Bm Green eyes A E Bm Honey you are the sea A E Bm Upon which I flow A E Bm And I came here to talk A E Bm I think you should know Bm The green eyes D A E You're the one that I wanted to find Bm D And anyone who tried to deny you A E Must be out of their mind Bm D Because I came here with a load A G D And it feels so much lighter since I met you Bm D And honey you should know A G D That I could never go on without you Bm The green eyes, green eyes A Bm A Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh E Bm Honey you are a rock A E Bm Upon which I stand 8. Warning Sign This is played with capo on 2 live, but it's on 3 if you want to play to the recorded track. C F C G D F C A warning sign G D F C I missed the good times and I realised G D F C I started looking and the bubble burst G D F C G D I started looking for excuses Come on In I’ve gotta tell you what a state I’m in I’ve gotta tell you in my loudest tones That I started looking for a warning sign D C Em And the truth is G D I miss you C Em Yeah the truth is G D That I miss you so A warning sign Came back to haunt me and I realised You were an island and I passed you by You were an island to discover Come on In I gotta tell you what a state I’m in I gotta tell you in my loudest tones I started looking for a warning sign And the truth is I miss you Yeah the truth is That I miss you so And I’m tired I should not have let you go G Bb F Em G Bb F Em So I crawl back into your open arms x 4 Chords: F| X87060 during the chorus: G| 320003 C| X32010 Em| 022000 G| X.10.10.0.8.X D| XX0232 D| X5503X At the end: G| X.10.10.9.8.X btw u can hammer on the 0-2 on C if u like Bb| X8876X F| X3301X 9. A Whisper **Tuning: EAEGBe** Capo 3 Chords used:
E Eadd9 Cmaj7 C? Asus4 Asus2 Em Bm G6 Aadd9e|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|B|--0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----2-----0-----0-----0-----3-----0--|G|--1-----1-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----0-----7-----4-----6--|E|--0-----2-----0-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|A|--2-----2-----3-----3-----0-----0-----0-----------9-----5-----7--|E|--0-----0-----------------------------------------7-----3-----5--|
Main "whisper" riff: (strum pattern NOT shown)
E Eadd9 Cmaj7 C?e|--0-----0-----0-----0--|B|--0-----0-----0-----0--|G|--1-----1-----0-----0--|E|--0-----2-----0-----2--|A|--2-----2-----3-----3--|E|--0-----0--------------|
Verse: (strum pattern shown, all down strums)
Asus4 A Asus4 A Asus2 Ee|--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------|B|--3--3--3--2--2--2-----|--3--3--3--2--0--0--0----------------------|G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--x3-|--2--2--2--2--2--0--1--(back to "whisper")-|E|--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------|A|--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|--0--0--0--0--0-----2----------------------|E|-----------------------|--------------------0----------------------|
Bridge: (strum pattern NOT shown)
Bm G6 Aadd9e|--0---0---0------|--0--0--0--0----------------------|B|--0---3---0------|--2--0--0--0----------------------|G|--7---4---6------|--2--2--0--1--(back to "whisper")-|E|--0---0---0---x2-|--0--0--0--0----------------------|A|--9---5---7------|--0--0--0--2----------------------|E|--7---3---5------|-----------0----------------------|
Outro: (strum pattern shown)
G6 Aadd9 Ee|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0-0------------------|B|--3--3--3--0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0-0------------------|G|--4--4--4--6--6--6--1--1-1--1--1-1------------------|E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0-0--repeat till end-|A|--5--5--5--7--7--7--2--2-2--2--2-2------------------|E|--3--3--3--5--5--5--0--0-0--0--0-0------------------|
10. A rush of blood to the head Verse Am C/G He said I'm gonna buy this place and burn it down. Em Am I'm gonna put it six feet underground. Am C/G He said I'm gonna buy this place and watch it fall. Em Am Stand here beside me baby in the crumbling walls. Am C/G Oh I'm gonna buy this place and start a fire. Em Am Stand here until I fill all your hearts desires. Am C/G Because I'm gonna buy this place and see it burn. Em Am And do back the things it did to you in return. Fmaj Huhuuuuuuh Huhuuuuuuuuuuuuh Pre-Chorus Am C/G He said I'm gonna buy a gun and start a war. Em Am If you can tell me something worth fighting for. Am C/G Oh and I'm goina buy this place is what I said. Em Am Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head. Chorus Fmaj D Honey, all the movements you're starting to make. D Fmaj See me crumble and fall on my face. Fmaj D And I know the mistakes that I have made. D Bb Fmaj See it all disappear without trace. Fmaj D And they call us, they beckon you on. D Bb Am C/G Em Am Am C/G Em Am The said start as you mean to go on. Start as you mean to go on Verse Am C/G You said I'm goina buy this place and see it go. Em Am Stand here beside me, baby watch the orange glow. Am C/G Some will laugh, some just sit and cry. Em Am But you just sit down there and you wonder why. Pre-Chorus Am C/G So I'm goina buy a gun and start a war. Em Am If you can tell me something worth fighting for. Am C/G And I'm goina buy this place is what I said. Em Am Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head, oh to the head. Chorus Fmaj D Honey, all the movements you've started to make. D Fmaj See me crumble and fall on my face. Fmaj D And I know the mistakes that I have made. D Bb Fmaj See it all disappear without trace. Fmaj D And they call us, they beckon you on. D Bb Am C/G Am Am C/G Em Am They said start as you mean to go on. Need to go on Need to go on. Am So meet me by the bridge C/G Oh meet me by the lane Em When am I going to see Am That pretty face again Am Meet me on the road C/G Meet me where I said Em Blame it all upon Am A rush of blood to the head 11. Amsterdam standard tuning capo 1st fret this is sorta a little "rendition" of the piano intro, listen to the song to get the timing right...
D A E Ge|----2---------------------3------|B|----3-3------2-----0-----0-0-----|G|--2----2---2-2-2--1-----0---0----| x3D|-0-------------------------------|A|----------0----------------------|E|-----------------0-----3---------|
verse: D A E G Come on, oh my star is fading D A E G And I swerve out of control D A E G If I, if I'd only waited D A E G I'd not be stuck here in this hole. *play intro and repeat verse* chorus: E G But time is on your side D A It's on your side now E7 G Not pushing you down and all around D A It's no cause for concern *intro again and verse* *chorus till end* THANKS...
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