St Vincent – Your Lips Are Red tab

St Vincent - "Your Lips Are Red"
Album - Marry Me
Taken from her Austin City Limits performance
Tuning - E standard


A few notes about this tab:

- This was all transcribed by repeatedly watching the Youtube video of her 
performing at ACL. That being said, there will inevitably be mistakes. If you have any 

changes/corrections, don't hesitate to contact me at aroman12345@gmail.com

- Annie plays this with a capo on the 2nd fret. I don't. It doesn't really make a huge difference.

- The timing for a lot of these riffs is really weird, so I suggest playing along with the song.

- To get that nasty fuzz tone, I recommend an octave fuzz & using the neck pickup 
of a single-coil guitar.



Intro/Verse 1:

|------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------||-10------10------10------10------10------10------10------10--8~---|
Your lips are red My face is red from reading your red - lips All the notes, except the last 2, should be muted almost immediately after playing them. You want a really staccato sound to it. Let the last 2 notes ring out a little before starting the riff again. Chorus/bridge/whatever you want to call it:
*|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------||-13-13-13-13-13----|-13p12-----------|-15p14-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------| *|-12-12-12-12-12----|-----------------|-------12~~------|-10p9---------|-12p11-----------|-------||--x--x--x--x--x----|-------14~~-15~~-|------------14~~-|------7~~-9~~-|-------10~~-12~~-|-/15~~-|x 2|-10-10-10-10-10----|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------| *|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------|
* A note: I'm not entirely sure about this chord. It sounds close enough though. Slather enough fuzz on it, and it won't matter Verse 2: Basically the same as verse 1, except double time. There's also one extra riff.
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--8---|
My face is drawn on with this
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-5-------7-------8-------12------10--10--10--10--10--10--10--8~~-|
num - ber two pen - cil Chorus: Same as above Noise break: make noise Verse 3: Same as verse 2, minus the ascending riff Chorus: Same Noise break: Make more noise Bridge 2: This part, I'll admit needs corrections. What I'm playing is similar, but not exactly the same. If anyone's figured out how to really play this riff, PLEASE get at me
|-------------------------5-----8--7---------------||-------5-----5--8--5--8-----5--------8--5---------||----5-----5--------------------------------5~~----||-7------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
|-------5--------5--------8-----10--9--------------||----7--------7--------7---------------10--7-------||-7--------7--------7--------7----------------7~~--||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
Ending part: Since most of us don't have a string & horn section at our disposal, I think this works. Keep playing these 2 chords, and gradually layer reverb & delay on top of it.
Am7 Dno5|----------------------------|----------------------------------------||-1~~------------------------|-3~~------------------------------------||-0~~------------------------|-0~~------------------------------------||-2~~------------------------|-4~~------------------------------------||-0~~------------------------|-5~~------------------------------------||----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Your skin's so fair Your skin's so fair it's not fair Repeat this part until all band members get bored, or you notice your audience has left.
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