Cure – Wish Album tab

            **  The Official Compilation for The Cure's 'Wish'  **
                    **  (release 0.92) September 1994  **

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        open (Missing!)                         friday i'm in love
        high                                    trust
        apart                                   a letter to elise
        from the edge of the deep green sea     cut
        wendy time                              to wish impossible things
        doing the unstuck                       end


Daniel B Case   (  (elise tab, friday tab)
Mario Dorion    (Mario.Dorion@Canada.Sun.Com)     (apart)
Mike Ramsey     (            (trust tab)
Sergio Lucero   (
  (elise crd, trust crd, unstuck, high,'edge', wendy time, cut, friday crd)
Oskar		(			(end)
Jerko Dabelic	(		(to wish impossible things)

*TO BE DONE*    +I lost the chords I'd found for 'friday'! Help me!
                +OPEN is the only song still missing!

*SIDENOTE* Though you might consider my request illegal, I guess this whole
           file could also be considered illegal: I am looking for bootlegs!
           There's no way I could get any Cure bootlegs unless some kind soul
           out there in NetLand wants to sell me a tape copy. Write to me!


                             Special chords  A/C# x4222x  A x0222x
Intro:                                       E4/B x2020x

E--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B-------2------|-------0-----|-------2-----|-------0-----| G-----2---2----|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|-----2---2---| D----2------2--|----0------0-|-----------2-|----0------0-| A---4----------|-4-2---------|-2-0---------|-4-2---------| E--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| A/C# E4/B A E4/B
A/C# E4/B A E4/B When i see you sky as i kite, as high as i might i can't get that high A/C# E4/B A E4/B the how you move, the way you burst the clouds, it makes me want to try when i see you sticky as lips, as licky as trips i can't lick that far but when you pout the way you shout out loud it makes me want to start and when i see you happy as a girl that swims in a works of magic show it makes me bite my fingers through to think i could've let you go A/C# G A/C# And when i see you take the same sweet steps G A/C# G you used to take i say i'll keep holding you A/C# G (Intro) my arms so tight, i'll never let you slip away and when i see you kitten as a cat yeah as smitten as that i can't get that small the way you fur the how you purr it makes me want to paw you all and when i see you happy as a girl that lives in a world of make-believe it makes me pull my hair all out to think i could've let you leave and when i see you take the same sweet steps you used to take i know i'll keep on holding you in arms so tight they'll never let you go ***************************************************************************** Apart ----- Main riff: (with flanger and slow echo)
E-------------------------------|B-------------------------------| (let ring for another measure)G-----------2---0h2-------------|D-------------------------------|A-------0-----------------------|E---5---------------------------|
Repeat this constantly (i.e., every other measure) Synth line adapted for guitar: One measure each of a swell on the following chords: Am--221- G --000- Dm--323- Am (same) then this riff B----5---5---5---6---------5--|-------3-------5--------3------|
At the end of the first verse play the following fill (mixed low) Dm---312 (four measures) (strum pattern is easy enough to figure out; precision isn't important here anyway. Vary it a bit by not sounding all three notes; also, in the fourth measure play a slide up to the 5th fret of the high E string) Repeat, but play this for fourth measure: E (high)------3/5---5-----5-----5 In second verse, play this fill at the line "He waits to hear her..."
(let ring throughout)E----------0---------------|------------3------------|B----3--------3------3-----|------3--------3-----3---|G-2-----2---------2-----2--|--0------0--------0----0-|
Then repeat first measure twice. Repeat. Play this fill underneath chorus (you do not play the main riff here) (Second measure of fill above), then:
(let ring throughout)E-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0----|------0---------0-------0--------|B-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|---------0----------------0------|G--------------------------------|--2---------5-------4------------|
(Repeat last measure of above) (Repeat the whole thing) Solo:
Then third verse as before into chorus and end. Chords: Am G Dm Am he waits for her to understand, but she won't understand at all she waits all night for him to call, but he won't call anymore he waits to hear her say: forgive but she just drops her pearl-black eyes and prays to hear him say 'i love you' but he tells no more lies he waits for her to sympathize, but she won't sympathize at all she waits all night to feel his kiss but always wakes alone he waits to hear her say: forget but she just hangs her head in pain and prays to hear him say 'no more' i'll never leave again G Dm Am how did we get this far apart? Am G we used to be so close together how did we get this far apart? i thought this love would last forever he waits for her to understand but she won't understand at all she waits all night for him to call, but he won't call he waits to hear her say: forgive but she just drops her pearl-black eyes and prays to hear him say 'i love you' but he tells no more lies how did we get this far apart? we used to be so close together how did we get this far apart? i thought this love would last forever ***************************************************************************** From the edge of the deep green sea ----------------------------------- Intro: E-D-E-D-E-D... Em D* G Am [D* 2 0 0 2 3 0 (Dsus2/F#)] Em D* G Am every time we do this, I fall for her Em D* G Am wave after wave after wave it's all for her Em D* G i know this can't be wrong i say (and i'll lie to keep her happy) Am Em D* as long as i know that you know that today i belong G Am right here with you, right here with you... and so we watch the sun come up from the edge of the deep green sea and she listens like her head's on fire, like she wants to believe in me so i try put your hands in the sky surrender remember we'll be here forever and we'll never say goodbye... i've never been so colourfully-see-through-head before i've never been so wonderfully-me-you-want-some-more and all i want is to keep it like this you and me alone, a secret kiss and don't go home, don't go away don't let this end, please stay not just for today never never never never never let me go she says hold me like this for a hundred thousand million days but suddenly she slows and looks down at my breaking face why do you cry? what did i say? but it's just rain i smile brushing my tears away... Bm C i wish i could just stop D Em i know another moment will break my heart Bm C too many tears, too many times D Em too many years i've cried over you E D how much more can we use it up? E D drink it dry? take this drug? E D looking for something forever gone E D but something we will always want? why why why are you letting me go? she says i feel you pulling back, i feel you changing shape... and just as i'm breaking free she hangs herself in front of me slips her dress like a flag to the floor and hands in the sky surrenders it all... i wish i could just stop i know another moment will break my heart too many tears too many times too many years i've cried for you it's always the same wake up in the rain head in pain hung in shame a different name same old game love in vain and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles away from home again... ***************************************************************************** Wendy Time ---------- Dm Em You look like you could do with a friend she said F Am You look like you could use a hand Someone to make you smile she said Someone who can understand Share your trouble, comfort you Hold you close and I can do all of these I think you need me here with you You look like you do with a sister she said You look like you need a girl to call your own... Like fabulous! fabulous! Call me fabulous! And rubbing her hands so slow You stare at me all strange, she said, are you hungry for more? I've had enough I said, please leave me alone, please go G E Dm F It doesn't touch me at all, it doesn't touch me at all You know that you could do with a friend she said You know that you could use a word Like feel or follow or fuck she said And laughing away as she turned You've everything but no-one like the last man on earth And when I die, I said, I'll leave you it all Door closes leaves me cold It doesn't touch me at all, it doesn't touch me at all ***************************************************************************** Doing the Unstuck ----------------- F#m E (I) It's a perfect day for letting go D E For setting fire to bridges, boats, F#m E And other dreary worlds you know D A Let's get happy! (I) It's a perfect day for making out To wake up with a smile without a doubt To burst grin giggle bliss skip jump and sing and shout Let's get happy! G F#m (II) But it's much to late you say for doing this now Bm D We should have done it then, well it just goes to show Bm C#m How wrong you can be and how you really should know D (F#m-E-D-E...) That it's never too late to get up and go (I) It's a perfect day for kiss and swell For rip-zipping button-popping kiss and well... There's loads of other stuff can make you yell Let's get happy! (I) It's a perfect day for doing the unstuck For dancing like you can't hear the beat And you don't give a further thought To things like feet. Let's get happy! (II) But it's much too late you say... F#m A (III) Kick out the gloom, kick out the blues Bm D Tear out the pages with all the bad news F#m A Pull down the mirrors and pull down the walls Bm D Tear up the stairs and tear up the floors (III) Oh just burn down the house! Burn down the street! Turn everything red and the beat is complete With the sound of your world going up in fire It's a perfect day to throw back your head F#m E D-E... And kiss it all goodbye (I) It's a perfect day for getting old Forgetting all your worries, life, And everything that makes you cry Let's get happy! (I) It's a perfect day for dreams come true For thinking big And doing anything you want to do Let's get happy! (II) But it's much too late you say... (III) Kick out the gloom... F#m And kiss it all goodbye... ***************************************************************************** Friday I'm In Love ------------------ Capo up 1 fret (both guitars) Two guitars (electric twelve strings) Opening lick (in unison)
Rhythm figure 1
Guitar 1(let ring)--------------2----0-----|----------3--2--0----|-----------2---0-----|-------3-----------------|-----3-------------3-|-----3---------------|-----------2-------------|--0-----0------------|--------2------------|---0---------------------|---------------------|--0------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|------------------0--|----------------------3--|---------------------|---------------------|
Guitar 2E------------------------|---------------------|------------------5--|B--5/7--7--5--7--5-----5/|-3(hold)----------3--|--5/7--7--5--7--7----|
Continued...Guitar 1(let ring)-------------------------|---------------------|-----------3--2--0-----|-------2------3---2-----2|-----------3--2------|-----3--------------3--|----------2---------2----|-----------------4---|--0-----0--------------|---2---------------------|-------4-------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|--2------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------3-|-----------------------|
Guitar 2E---5--------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|B-------8---7------------|--5--7---5---7--7---8|--7----5----3-----3----|
Continued again...Guitar 1(let ring)---------------2---0----|------------2--0----0-|-------3----------------|---------3--------3---|--0--------2------------|------0---------------|------------------------|---2------------------|----------------------0-|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
Guitar 2B--3---------------------|------------3---2----|G-----2---2---2---4----2-|---0---------------4-|
Rhythm figure 1a As above, except for measures 5 and six substitute the following second guitar part:
Then begin the vocal "I don't care if Monday's blue..." with another run-through of rhythm figure 1 underneath. Repeat this through the second verse "Monday you can fall apart..." (The book calls this rhythm figure 2 but I can't see any difference).
Chorus ("Saturday, wait...")(let ring)---3--------------3---2-------|-----------------------------|---0----------------------2---|--------2--3--2-----2--------|---0----------------------2---|------2----------2-----------|---0----------------------2---|----2------------------------|--------------------------0---|-----------------------------|---3--------------------------|-----------------------------|
Continued... (measures 5-8 of rhythm figure 1 (yes, both guitars)) Third verse ("I don't care if Monday's black") Rhythm figure 1 (both guitars) Instrumental break Rhythm figure 1 beneath, both guitars; a third guitar (uncapoed, I think) plays rhythm figure 3 (more of a lead, actually)
Continued...(let ring...)--10---10--10--12--12--9--|-9--10--9------9------9|--------------------------|--10-------------------10-|-----------10-----10---|--------15----15--14------|--11-------------------9--|-----------------------|--14/16----16--------16-12|--12----------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
Begin 4th verse in that last measure-"Monday you can hold your head..." along with rhythm figure 1 Chorus again, then the coda ("Dressed up to the eyes...") Guitar 1 plays measures 5-8 of rhythm figure 1 four times Guitar 2 plays this underneath:
last time (beneath "It's Friday I'm in love") play this final measure:
Play rhythm figures 1 and 1a twice under 5th verse ("I don't care if Monday's blue") On outro play 1 and 1a twice; over the second time add rhythm figure 3 On first repeat end rhythm figure 1, guitar 2, this way:
On second repeat end the song in last measure by holding all chords from measure 7. ***************************************************************************** Friday I'm In Love (crd) ------------------------ D G D A i don't care if monday's blue, tuesday's grey and wednesday too Bm G D A thursday i don't care about you, it's friday i'm in love monday you can fall apart, tuesday wednesday break my heart thursday doesn't even start, it's friday i'm in love saturday wait, and sunday always comes too late but friday never hesitate... i don't care if monday's black, tuesday wednesday heart attack thursday never looking back, it's friday i'm in love monday you can hold your head, tuesday wednesday stay in bed or thursday watch the walls instead, it's friday i'm in love saturday wait, and sunday always comes too late but friday never hesitate... dressed up to the eyes, it's a wonderful surprise to see your shoes and your spirits rise throwing out your frown and just smiling at the sound and as sleek as a shriek spinning round and round always take a big bite, it's such a gorgeous sight to see you in the middle of the night you can never get enough, enough of this stuff it's friday i'm in love ***************************************************************************** Trust ----- Remember to use the capo on 2nd fret: Bm D G D There's no-one left in the world that I can hold onto There is really no-one left at all, there is only you And if you leave me now, you leave all that we were undone There is really no-one left, you are the only one F#m G D Bm And still the hardest part for you to put your trust in me F#m G D A I love you more than I can say. Why won't you just believe? TAB:
|---------------------|---------------------|------------------------| |---------------------|---------------------|------------------1-----| |--2---------------2--|----------3---2------|--2---3---2---3---------| |------3---0---3------|--0---3---3-------3--|------0-----------------| |----------0----------|----------1----------|------------------------| |---------------------|---------(1)---------|------------------------|
x2|---------------------| |-----------------------------------||---------------------| |------1----------------------------||--3---2---3---2------| |----------3---2---3---2------------||----------0-------3--| |--3-----------------------3---3----||---------------------| |------1---------------5------------||---------------------| |-----------------------------------|
***************************************************************************** A Letter to Elise ----------------- Fingerpicked intro
E--0-0-0-0-------------------B----------2-2-2-0h2-2-------G---------------------------- (Do this three times)D---------------------------- (then play the next line)A----------------------------E----------------------------
A E Oh Elise it doesn't matter what you say F#m I just can't stay here every yesterday D Like keep on acting out the same the way we act out A E Every way to smile, forget, and make-believe we never needed F#m D Any more than this, any more than this Oh Elise it doesn't matter what you do I know I'll never really get inside of you To make your eyes catch fire the way they should The way the blue could pull me in If they only would, if they only would At least I'd lose this sense of sensing something else That hides away From me and you there're worlds to part With aching looks and breaking hearts And all the prayers your hands can make Oh I just take as much as you can throw And then throw it all away Oh I throw it all away Like throwing faces at the sky E Like throwing arms round yesterday I stood and stared F#m Wide-eyed in front of you E And the face I saw looked back F#m The way I wanted to E F#m But I just can't hold my tears away the way you do G F#m Elise believe I never wanted this I thought this time I'd keep all of my promises I thought you were the girl always dreamed about But I let the dream go, and the promises broke And the make-believe ran out... Oh elise it doesn't matter what you say I just can't stay here every yesterday Like keep on acting out the same The way we act out Every way to smile, forget, And make-believe we never needed Any more than this Any more than this And every time I try to pick it up Like falling sand As fast as I pick it up It runs away through my clutching hands But there's nothing else I can really do There's nothing else I can really do at all... ***************************************************************************** A Letter To Elise (tab) ----------------- /=slide h=hammeron b(x)r=bend till it sounds like fret x and then release Intro
Acoustic twelve-string guitar (since this is all on the A string, I will save space by not typing out a full tab) A---2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4---2-4---------|-------------%-------------| A---2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4---2-4---2-4-4-|-5--5-5-5--5-5--4--2--0--2-| Play these two parts once, then repeat and add these next two parts on top
Xylophone sound (for guitar)E--0-0-0-0-----------------|---------------------------|B----------2--2-2--0-2--2--|-------------%-------------|G--------------------------|---------------------------|
Play all four patterns twice through; on the end of the second begin the vocals ("Oh Elise it doesn't matter...") Under the vocals, play the intro twelve-string pattern and this bass part:
Repeat these, then do the four intro patterns again twice through; then do the second verse with only the second bass part. Go straight into the third verse ("From me and you..."), adding the intro electric pattern on top. Bridge At "Yesterday I stood and stared...", begin these two patterns: Bass (one string only) D--2--2-2-2--2-2---2-2-2-2/7-7-7---|--4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-7-7--| Guitar (with echo) (two strings only)
Repeat these two patterns three times, then go to these patterns at "Elise, believe I never wanted this..." Bass D--5--5-5-5---5--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|--4--4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4-4-4-7-7--| Guitar
Repeat these four times; then begin the guitar solo Solo (continue playing the bridge bass line underneath 2 1/2 times through, then last measure of intro bass pattern, followed by three times through intro bass pattern, then 1 1/2 times through first verse bass pattern) (add xylophone sound aprt over last four measures) (tabbed using only the necessary strings)
G---6/7-7--7/9---9-----9-9-9/11--11-11-11----| G--13/14-14--14---14--14/11---11-11-11-11-11-| G---11/13--13-13-13/14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16/14-14-|
B---12/14-14-14-14--12-14-(12)-14-14------14-14-| B---14/15-15-15-15--15-15-15-14-----14-----12-12-12-| B---12/14-14---14---14-14---14--14/12/10--10-10-| B---10/9-9--9/7-7-7-----7--7--5--|--5/7-7-7-7/5-5-5/3--3/2-2-2-|
G----4-4-6----6---4--6-------6--|--4--6--6b(7)r--6---6--| G----6/7-7-7-7/9-9-9-9/11-11-11---11-11-| Coda Go into the fourth verse right at the end of the solo. Play all four intro patterns underneath. After the verse is over continue with them twice more, and end like this:
Acoustic twelve-string (hold for whole measure)------------------------------------|--0--------------------------|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------2---------|-----------------------------|-----------4------------------------|-----------------------------|-----5------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
***************************************************************************** cut ~~~ Em D Am B If only you'd never speak to me the way that you do Em D Am B If only you'd never speak like that it's like listening to Em D Am B A breaking heart, a falling sky, fire go out and friendship die Em D Am B I wish you felt the way that I still do If only you'd never look at me the way that you do If only you'd never look like that when I look at you I see face like stone, eyes of ice, mouth so sweetly telling lies I wish you felt the way that I still do, the way that I still do C D Em B But you don't, you don't feel anymore C D B You don't care anymore, it's all gone If only you'd never pull from me the way that you do If only you'd never pull like that when I'm with you I feel hopeless hands helplessly pulling you back close to me I wish you felt the way that I still do, the way that I still do If only you'd ever speak to me the way you once did Look at me the way you once did, pull to me the way you once did But you don't, you don't feel anymore You don't care anymore, it's all gone, it's all gone ***************************************************************************** "To Wish Impossible Things" --------------------------- Guitar 1: Rhythm Fig. 1
C#m7 Aadd9 C#m7-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|---------------2----|-------------------|--------4------4-------|------4------4---4--|------4-----4------|------2------2------2--|----2------2--------|----2-----2-----2--|----4------4------4----|--0------0----------|--4-----4-----4----|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
Aadd9 C#m7 Aadd9-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------|----------------2------|--------------------|--------------2----|--------4-----4---4----|------4-----4-------|------4-----4---4--|------2-----2----------|----2-----2-----2---|----2-----2--------|----0-----0------------|--4-----4-----4-----|--0-----0----------|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
Guitar 2: Rhythm Fig. 1a
Guitar 1: Rhythm Fig. 2
F#m7 G#m7 F#m7 G#m7-----------------|------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----2-----2-----|-----4-----4------|------2-----2-----|------4-----4--------|---0-----0-----0-|---2-----2-----2--|----0-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2----|-2-----2-----2---|-4-----4-----4----|--2-----2-----2---|--4-----4-----4------|
Guitar 2: Rhythm Fig. 2a
Guitar 3 (acoustic): Rhythm Fig. 2b
Guitar 3 (acoustic): Rhythm Fig. 1b
C#m7 Aadd9 C#m7----------0---------|---------4-----------|-----------0----------|---------------0----|------------------4--|------------------0---|-----4--------------|------4-------4------|------4---------------|--------------------|---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|----------------------|
Aadd9 C#m7 Aadd9 F#m7------4----------|----------0-------|-------------------|-----------0--------|-----------4h5---|--------------0---|-------5-----4-----|---------0-------0--|---4-----4-------|-------4----------|----4-----4--------|-------4------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
G#m7 F#m7 G#m7-------0------------|----------0----------|---------------0-------|---------------0----|--------0--------0---|------------------0----|----4-------4-------|------4--------------|------------4----------|--------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
Chords: C#m7 Aadd9 C#m7 Aadd9 Remember how it used to be, when the sun would fill the sky. C#m7 Aadd9 C#m7 Aadd9 Remember how we used to feel, those days would ne-ver end. F#m7 G#m7 Those days would ne-ver end. Remember how it used to be when the stars would fill the sky Remember how we used to dream, those nights would never end Those nights would never end A B It was the sweetness of your__skin. C#m E it was the hope of all____we might have been A B that filled me with the hope to wish___ C#m7 im - pos-sib-le __ things.___ Aadd9 C#m7 To wish im - pos-sib-le __ things.____ Aadd9 C#m7 To wish im - pos-sib-le __ things.____ But now the sun shines cold and all the sky is grey The stars are dimmed by clouds and tears And all I wish is gone away, and all i wish is gone away F#m7 G#m7 all I wish is gone away ***************************************************************************** End --- Bassline (arranged for guitar):
e|----------------------| B|----------------------| G|------0--------0------| D|-----------0-0---00---| Played 3 times A|--3-3---33------------| E|----------------------|
e|----------------------| B|----------------------| G|------0--------0------| D|----------------------| Played once A|--1-1---11-1-1--------| E|----------------------|
e|----------------------| B|----------------------| G|------0--------0------| D|-----------0-0---00---| Played 3 times A|--3-3---33------------| E|----------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------------------| G|------0--------0-----0--------0-----0--------0-| D|--1-1---11-1-1---------------------------------| Played once A|-----------------1-1---11-1-1---3-3---33-3-3---| E|-----------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------| B|------------------0-----------| G|-----0------0--------------0--| D|------------------------------| Played 3 times A|-3-3--33-3-3------------------| E|--------------3-3---33/1-1----|
i think i've reached that point where giving up and going on are both the same dead end to me are both the same old song i think i've reached that point where every wish has come true and tired disguised oblivion is everything i do please stop loving me please stop loving me i am none of these things i think i've reached that point where all the things you have to say and hopes for something more from me are just games to pass the time away please stop loving me please stop loving me i am none of these things i think i've reached that point where every word that you write of every blood dark sea and every soul black night and every dream you dream me in and every perfect free from sin and burning eyes and hearts on fire are just the same old song please stop loving me please stop loving me i am none of these things i am none of these things ***************************************************************************** -- Sergio Lucero Vera "But I still haven't found Alumno Ingenieria Civil Matematica the .sig I'm looking for..." Universidad de Chile
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