Rush - Red Lenses tab

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Rush - Red Lenses

        From the CD 'Grace Under Pressure'
                Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
                Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2

        This tab is a royal mess. It was a real pain to do, and I hope
you people appreciate it. This song isn't so popular, so why the hell did
I tab it? The key is E, switching to Ab for the keyboard interludes.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)
[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord - this is the same as standard
  tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.

Chord legend:

C#m7      : [9/11/9999]
F#        : [244322]
F#7sus4   : [242422]
F#7(AddB) : [x44300]
E         : [022100]


[Riff 1] Eb7e:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|B:--14--14---14--14--14--14--14---14~~-------------------------------|G:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|D:--13--13---13--13--13--13--13---13~~-------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Riff 2] Gb6e:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|B:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|G:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|D:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|A:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Riff 3] Ab Absus4e:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----9--9--9--8--------------------------|B:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|G:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--------------------------|D:--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10--------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Song progression: C#m7 C#m7 I see red. An'it hurts my head. F# F# F# F# F#7sus4 3x F#7(addB) I guess it must be something that I read.
E5 F#9 G9 G#9e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times
e:------------11---|------------11--14--|B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|A:-----------------|--------------------|E:-----------------|--------------------|
[Riff 1] x1 [Riff 1] x2 very freely It's the color of your heartbeat, [Riff 2] x2 A rising summer sun, [Riff 3] x2 The battle lost or won, [Riff 1] x1 C#m7 The flash to fashion, the pulse to passion feels red, C#m7 Inside my head. F# F# F# F#~ F#7sus4 3x F#7(addB) And truth is something better left unsaid. E E E C#m7 I said red, red. C#m7 C#m7 C#m7 C#m7 I'm thinking about the overhead, the underfed. F# F#7sus4 F#7(addB) Couldn't we talk about something else instead?
E5 F#9 G9 G#9e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times
e:------------11---|------------11--14--|B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|A:-----------------|--------------------|E:-----------------|--------------------|
[Riff 1] x1 [Riff 1] x2 very freely [Riff 2] x2 We've got Mars on the horizon, says the National Midnight Star. (It's true.) [Riff 3] x2 What you believe is what you are. [Riff 1] x1 C#m7 A pair of dancing shoes the Soviets are the blues. The reds under your C#m7 bed, F#7sus4 F#7(addB) C#m7 C#m7 F# \/ \/ lying in the darkness dead ahead.
E5 F#9 G9 G#9e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|G:--4-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|D:--2-----x---8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|A:--2-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 16 times
e:--9-9--9-------9-11--------|B:---------11--9-------------|G:o-------------------------o|D:o-------------------------o|A:---------------------------|E:---------------------------|
--------------- [Play this whole next section twice] The keyboard plays this whole thing two times:
e:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|B:--------------------7~~--|-----------------------------------------|G:---------6---6--8--------|-----------6---6--8~~--------------------|D:---6--8------------------|----6---8--------------------------------|A:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|E:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
While the guitar plays this freely:
e:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|B:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|G:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|D:--13-13--13--13--13-13-13-13-13------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Then:
e:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|B:--13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13--|-------------------------------------|G:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|D:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|A:--11-11---11-11-11-11-11-11--|---9--9--9--9--------9--9--9--9------|E:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
--------------- And the mercury is rising; Barometer starts to fall. You know it gets to us all. The pain that is learning - and the rain that is burning - C#m7 C#m7 Feel red. Still, go ahead. F#7sus4 F#7(addB) E C#m7 C#m7 C#m7 F# \/ \/ \/ You see black 'n' white, and I see red, red -
E E E C#m7 not blue. C#m13 C#m7e:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|B:-12-12-12-12-12-12--11-11-11-11----9~------------------------------|G:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|D:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|A:-11-11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11---11~------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[C#m7 freely] F# I'm thinkin' about the overfed, the under read. F#7sus4 a few times, then F#7(addB) E C#m7 [Fill 1] x1 Well I said I'm a bled red. [Fill 1] - palm-muted and with echoed repeats
e:--------------------| B:------9-9-----------| G:---9------9---------| D:--------------------| A:--------------------| E:--------------------|
C#m7 freely F# F#7(addB) Thinkin' about what you said. C#m7 C#m7 F#7(addB) I think about it, I think, I think it, yeah!
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