Artist R.E.M.
Album Out Of Time
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Intro
|E . . . | . Dbm Gb . | Abm . Abm   . | Abm   . Abm   Am|
|E . . . | . Dbm Gb . | Abm . . . |



Verse 1
Gb      Abm
   Oh, life is bigger
Ebm
   It's bigger than you
            Abm
And you are not me.
                        Ebm
The lengths that I will go to,
                     Abm
The distance in your eyes,
Ebm                      Dbm
   Oh no, I've said too much,
         Gb
I set it up.



Chorus
                 Abm
That's me in the corner,
                 Ebm
That's me in the spotlight
            Abm
Losing my religion.
          Ebm
Trying to keep up with you.
      Abm
And I don't know if I can do it.
Ebm                      Dbm
   Oh no, I've said too much,
                Gb
I haven't said enough.



Bridge
  Gb                        E
I thought that I heard you laughing,
  Dbm             Gb         Abm   Abm     Abm     Abm  
I thought that I heard you sing.
Abm E                 E   Dbm Gb   Abm
I  think I thought I saw    you try.



Verse 2
Gb        Abm                      Ebm
   Every Whisper of every waking hour
                   Abm
I'm choosing my confessions,
          Ebm
Trying to keep an eye of you
       Abm
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
Ebm                      Dbm
   Oh no, I've said too much,
         Gb
I set it up.



Verse 3
         Abm
Consider this, consider this,
    Ebm
The hint of a century,
         Abm
Consider this: the slip
     Ebm
That brought me to my knees failed.
Abm
What if all these fantasies
     Ebm
Come    flailing around?
         Dbm       Gb
Now I've said too much.



Bridge
  Gb                        E
I thought that I heard you laughing,
  Dbm             Gb         Abm   Abm     Abm     Abm  
I thought that I heard you sing.
Abm E                 E   Dbm Gb   Abm    Gb
I  think I thought I saw    you try.



LINK:
    Abm                      Gb

    E                       Gb

    B               Db
But that was just a dream,
B               Db
That was just a dream.



Chorus
                 Abm
That's me in the corner,
                 Ebm
That's me in the spotlight
            Abm
Losing my religion.
          Ebm
Trying to keep up with you.
      Abm
And I don't know if I can do it.
Ebm                      Dbm
   Oh no, I've said too much,
                Gb
I haven't said enough.



Bridge
  Gb                        E
I thought that I heard you laughing,
  Dbm             Gb         Abm   Abm     Abm     Abm  
I thought that I heard you sing.
Abm E                 E   Dbm Gb   Abm   Abm     Abm     Abm     Abm
I  think I thought I saw    you try.
    E               Dbm   Gb
But that was just a dream,
Abm   Abm     Abm     Abm     Abm
Try, cry,   why,   try.
E                      Dbm Gb      Abm            Gb
That was just a dream,    just a dream, just a dream, dream.



Outro
Abm    
196
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Julian

For strumming, I like to do DD-UU-D-U and repeat.

Ivy

The outro is:
A/-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-
E/—————-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-5

Repeat the sequence 3 times then

A/-7-5—5——
E/—-8-5-8-5-8-

Then Am chord. Sorry if thats confusing, but I tried.

That lone birb

If you want the pick pattern for the intro it’s

5-7-5—–
——–5– Then F for 2 bars
———–
———–

7-5-7-5—
———-5- Then Am for two bars
————-
————-

7-5-7-5—-
———-5– Then F for two bars
————-
————-

7-5-7-5—-
———-5- Then Am for two bars
————-
————-

Then the verse starts

susan

the A string open is the same as the E string five so you can do 5-7-5-0 7-5-7-0 and so on

maoruku

outro is going like (a string): 7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-3-0-5-3-0-3-0

susan

its supposed to be A-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5
E-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-5 repeated 3 times

Susan Smith

In the final bridge, shouldn’t it be “Try, fly, cry” instead of “Try, fly why”?

cannolicutie

What did you guys use as the strumming pattern?

Ivy

The 8-5 sequence doesn’t overlap the 7-5 sequence, it just submitted that way.

Susan Smith

Isn’t it “Try, cry, fly, try” in the final bridge?

DawnDanger

Love this song. Thanks for adding it.

sofimontanes

+2 for higher tone

julia

how is the link supposed to work because it doesn’t sound right

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