Artist R.E.M.
Album Out Of Time
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Intro
|C . . . | . Am D . | Em . Em   . | Em   . Em   Am|
|C . . . | . Am D . | Em . . . |



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



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



Bridge
  D                        C
I thought that I heard you laughing,
  Am             D         Em   Em     Em     Em  
I thought that I heard you sing.
Em C                 C   Am D   Em
I  think I thought I saw    you try.



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



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



Bridge
  D                        C
I thought that I heard you laughing,
  Am             D         Em   Em     Em     Em  
I thought that I heard you sing.
Em C                 C   Am D   Em    D
I  think I thought I saw    you try.



LINK:
    Em                      D

    C                       D

    G               A
But that was just a dream,
G               A
That was just a dream.



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



Bridge
  D                        C
I thought that I heard you laughing,
  Am             D         Em   Em     Em     Em  
I thought that I heard you sing.
Em C                 C   Am D   Em   Em     Em     Em     Em
I  think I thought I saw    you try.
    C               Am   D
But that was just a dream,
Em   Em     Em     Em     Em
Try, cry,   why,   try.
C                      Am D      Em            D
That was just a dream,    just a dream, just a dream, dream.



Outro
Em    
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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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