Radiohead - The Bends Album tab

                     Radiohead's Album "The Bends"
                      compilation put together by
                   Sergio Lucero
                   "Sulk" added by Tex (
                   corrections and additions welcome
                      current version 0.75 [9/12]
                           dated Dec. 3rd 1995


                1             planet telex (missing)
                               the bends
                              high and dry
                           fake plastic trees
                5                bones (missing)
                              [nice dream]
                              my iron lung
                       bullet proof..i wish i was
               10              black star (missing)
                        street spirit [fade out]

CREDITS:        Dan Zink []                         2,8tab
                Sergio Lucero []              3,6,9
                Glenn Rubenstein []           4
                Kasper van Benten (            7
                Dave Stein (              11
                Mike []           12


                               the bends

intro: D, C, B, C, B, C (x4)
verse: E, G, C (x2)

then: E, G, C again chorus: D, C, B, C palm muted chord after "i wish, i wish, i wish, that something would happen": E *********************************************************************** high and dry Intro: main: F#m7(11) Asus2 E F#m7(11) two jumps in a week Asus2 I bet you think that's pretty clever E don't you boy? Flying on your motorcycle watching all the ground beneath you drop You'd kill yourself for recognition, kill yourself to never ever stop You broke another mirror, you're turning into something you are not Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry Drying up in conversation, you will be the one who cannot talk All your insides fall to pieces, you just sit there wishing you could still make love Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry... Solo: (on a single string) B-5-5-4-5-5--4-5-5--4-5s7s5-4--5-5-4-5-5-2-0----2---4- B-5-5-4-5-5--4-5-5--4-5s7s5-4--5-5-4-5-5-2-0---------- It's the best thing that you ever had, best thing that you ever ever had It's the best thing that you ever had, the best thing you ever had is going away Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry... *********************************************************************** fake plastic trees Special thanks to: Okay, this is pretty accurate, I took the chords that Gene listed and put them to the lyrics, figuring out the exact changes and the strumming pattern. It sounds almost perfect when I play along to my CD and it works well enough. Strumming pattern:
e---------------------- (only strum for the D chord)B----------x-----------G----------x-----------D---x-x----x-----------A---x-x----x----------- (for the D chord, don't play this string...)E--don't play----------
(4 of the above strums equals what you should play for each chord when it changes) (on the D/A/D change play 2 strums D, then 2 strums A, then 4 strums D) Start strumming A for the intro, come in with the lyrics on the second strum of the pattern) A F#m Her green plastic watering can E D For her fake chinese rubber plant A D In the fake plastic earth A F#m That she bought from a rubber man E D In a town full of rubber plants A D To get rid of itself Bm It wears her out.. A It wears her out.. Bm It wears her out.. A It wears her out She lives with a broken man A cracked polystyrene man Who just crumbles and burns He used to do surgery For girls in the eighties But gravity always wins And it wears him out.. It wears him out.. It wears him out.. It weeeeeaaaars She looks like the real thing She tastes like the real thing My fake plastic love But I can't help the feeling I could blow through the ceiling If I just turn and run And it wears me out It wears me out It wears me out It wears me out And if I could be who you wanted If I could be who you wanted All the time.. All the time.. A (with more energy) F#m (with more energy) D (with more energy, no change this time) (end on) A *********************************************************************** [nice dream] [Intro by Kasper van Benten] C-B-Bb-A (x2) A D they love me like i was a brother E they protect me, listen to me A D they dug me my very own garden E gave me sunshine, made me happy. Bm E A nice dream, nice dream, nice dream. i call up my friend the good angel but she's out with her answerphone she says she would love to come help but the sea would electrocute us all. Bm E A F#m nice dream, nice dream, nice dream, nice dream nice dream nice dream nice dream [if you think that you're strong enough] nice dream [if you think you belong enough] nice dream [if you think that you're strong enough] nice dream [if you think you belong enough] [anyone for the bridge section?] Then back to "nice dream" *********************************************************************** just Intro: C D# D F (3x) C: x35553 D#: x68886 D: x57775 F: x81010108 Didn't figure out any more of this song..... YET! Lyrics: can't get the stink off, he's been hanging round for days. comes like a comet, suckered you but not your friends. one day he'll get to you, teach you how to be a holy cow. don't get my sympathy hanging out the 15th floor. you've changed the lock 3 times, he still comes reeling through the door. and soon he'll get to you, teach you how to get to purest hell. you do it to yourself you do and that's what really hurts is you do it to yourself just you, you and no-one else you do it to yourself. *********************************************************************** my iron lung Here's how to play the beginning:
(bend and release)--------10-------------7-------------8-----------------------------8------8-------8-----8-------8-----8----10-/-\----8-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-------------8-------------6---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*********************************************************************** bullet proof..i wish i was Verse: C Bm G D limb by limb and tooth by tooth tearing up inside of me everyday everyhour wish that I was bullet proof wax me, mould me, heat the pins and stab them in you have turned me into this just wish that it was bullet proof Chorus: G D C bullet proof so pay me money and take a shot lead-fill the hole in me i could burst a million bubbles all surrogate and bullet proof bullet proof ********************************************************************** Its in 3 BTW D You bite through the big wall D The Big wall bites back D You sit there and C G sulk D Sit there and ball. (pre-chorus and chorus) D G C Sometime you sulk, D sometime ya burn G C God rest you soul... For the end of the song (last chorus) we go up a tone to A-D-E for the chorus. *********************************************************************** street spirit [fade out] This just has three really easy picking patterns in it, plus a few bits over the top which I can't be bothered to work out... FIG A:
Am Asus4 Am Asus2E-|---------0---------------0---------------0-----------------------|B-|-----------------3---------------1---------------0---------------|G-|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|D-|---------------------------------------------------------2-------|A-|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Em Em7 Em6 EmE-|---------0---------------0---------------0-----------------------|B-|-----------------3---------------1---------------0---------------|G-|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---|D-|---------------------------------------------------------2-------|A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E-|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
C Cadd9 C Cmaj7E-|---------0---------------0---------------0-----------------------|B-|-----------------3---------------1---------------0---------------|G-|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---|D-|---------------------------------------------------------2-------|A-|-3---------------------------------------------------------------|E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro: A Verses: A E Chorus: C E A *********************************************************************** SPECIAL CHORDS F#m7(11) 2022000 ***********************************************************************
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