It goes Gm A# F Gm all the way through the song: Gm We all came back from the war A# I wish somebody would tell me the score F We raked old Poseidon over the coals Gm Shook his shells, shaked his shoals
Transcribed by Kev.
P=A is my fave album ever, and in my eyes the strongest Church lineup as well. "Ripple" was the final indication to me that The Church is too smart for the pop audience--it's a brilliant song. Here it is, sans all the detail work (if you want it bad enough, you'll figure it out). There's some good use of half-step modulations between the verse and chorus--enhances the eerie effect. Also, it's a good display of how Peter's presence enhances a song. To me, this song is like a fine wine: rich, dark and bitter. I encourage all bands to try this. [Am]Tiny baby, [C]so naive [Dm] I can't believe what [F or Fmaj9] you believe [Am]You were [C]once so [Dm]happy here [F or Fmaj9] It may not be Eden or summer in Greece You may not even find the Golden Fleece In the drag of this atmosphere Now I don't want to bring up a delicate matter No I'd much rather bribe or flatter you Cause flattery gets me everywhere But you punctured my tires, you crossed all my wires I brand your acolytes as a pack of liars And the fire's singing everywhere [D#m] (Ripple...) [F#] Buckle like a wreck in the cold green sea [D#m]... [F#] Like you were a ripple in my memory I lent you some collateral to buy new clothes It went out the window and up your nose And that's the end of the honeymoon Yeah we walk down the aisle for another mile I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles And you can have all the money soon (Chorus) (solo 1) [F#m] [A] [G#m] [B] You're so deluxe, you're so divine You're so fifty light years ahead of your time You're a metal, you're a ripple You're a human sacrifice to the goddess of vice Your hairdo is full of diamonds and lice And you're hardly off the nipple (Chorus) Another little glitch in continuity Like you were a ripple in my memory (Various stuff with the same chords & solo 2) NOW FOR YOU BASS PLAYERS: Simple eighth-note feel most of the time. Things are complicated slightly by Kilbey's use of a Fender VI bass, but if you stick to the main notes and ignore the open strings, it sounds fine (otherwise just crank up your treble). This can work on 2nd guitar, too. Verse: AAAAAGEG (on E string, strumming open A string too) AAAAAGEG (same as above) DDDDDCAC (on A string, with strummed open D) DE(D)CD(C) (same as above, but hold the parenthetical notes rather than play them - quarter notes) Chorus: D#D#D#D#D#C#D#(F)(D#)C#D#C# (again, the parenthesis means hold that note longer) F#... The bass part during the verses lends a strong Am-Dm feel to them, so you can eliminate the C and F on guitar there if you want, though not if you want to be faithful. Thanks to Matthew and Mick for their careful observance of my errors. And if you can find the CD single of this, get it, Nightmare and Fog are great...
Transcribed by James Dignan.
Am Gm Am Gm Am Gm Am Gm F Dm F Dm You are a paradox to me, a senseless maze F Dm F Dm I run around, I'm looking for you all of my days Am Bb The more that you want it, the more that you need it Am Bb The less that it does Am Bb Run out it's rough, too much is enough Am Bb And that's what it was I cannot bear to share you, we can't be alone You make me drift up and float, and fall like a stone The more that I see you, the more that I miss you The less that I care I know I should try to kiss you goodbye, but You're never there (instrumental one verse) I've got a nickname for you, I call you weakness I get a little strength out too, or is it meekness The more that you want it, the more that you need it The less that it does Run out it's rough, too much is enough And that's what it was You are a paradox to me, a contradiction You're a predicament for me, and a prediction The more that I see you, the more that I miss you The less that I care I know I should try to kiss you goodbye, but You're never there etc.
Transcribed by Mick Anderson.
Ab / Gb / Db / Eb / [ ] x4 Ab Gb Db Eb Ab Gb Db Eb For all time, looking for something to remind me Ab Gb Db Eb Something out the corner of my eye Gb Fm E Ebm Why can't I feel it, why should I try Ab Gb Db Eb Ab Gb Db Eb Bump into a stranger, but that stranger is strangely familiar Ab Gb Db Eb How could I let her slip by Gb Fm E Ebm Why can't I feel it, can you tell me why Ab Gb Ab Gb When I nearly had the connection sussed it slips right off my tongue Ab Gb Ab Gb And timing is off things get jumbled up in a fever when you are young Db Eb Ab [6 bars] But I know who's in there behind those eyes Gb / / / Fm / / / E / / / Ebm / / / Why................. Ab Gb Db Eb Ab Gb Db Eb So say goodbye, there can never be an ending Ab Gb Db Eb We are endless like the sky Gb Fm E Ebm Why can't I feel it, is it just a lie Ab / Gb / Db / Eb / [ ] x3 Gb Fm / / / E / / / Ebm / / / Why can't I feel it Ab / Gb / Db / Eb / Ab Gb Db / Eb / Ab / Gb / Db / Eb / For all time Gb Fm / / / E / / / Ebm / / / For all time Ab / Gb / Db / Eb / [ ] Repeat
Transcribed by Jens Berke.
Am x02210 Em 022000 Fmaj7 xx3210 G 320003 Am You're shivering again After all that we've been through Fmaj7 Em Is that all you can do Am I didn't wanna come here Now I don't wanna go Fmaj7 Is there some trick involved with this Em As if you would tell me so Chorus: Fmaj7 Em Everything is going wrong Fmaj7 Em All my songs are coming true G Am And another thing, that halo you wear on your head Fmaj7 I haven't seen one of those for years Em Where have you been in bed, all day