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Portastudio

Tabs by Miguel A. Dominguez

Miguel says:
Use capo at 2nd fret. There are many chord changes, so if you're not an advanced player this is a good opportunity to practice. About the intro riff: start fixing the two fingers over the same fret (#16) and thenjust slide down one fret the finger over the 2nd string (frets #14 and #12) and start again on the frets #11 and #9 and so on...



Chords Used:    

            E  A  D  G  B  E 
A --------- X  0  2  2  2  0
F#m         2  4  4  2  2  2 
D --------- X  X  0  2  3  2  
D5(-)       X  X  0  2  3  5
Db -------- X  4  6  6  6  4 or X  X  X  1  2  1 (Transitory)BASS 
G           3  5  5  4  3  3
E --------- 0  2  2  1  0  0 
Bm          2  2  4  4  1  2 
 

Intro Riff:

E-----------------------------------------------
B------16--14--12--11--9--7--5--4--2------------
G------16--15--13--11--9--8--6--4--3------------  -->E--(E7) 
D-----------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------


Verse:

A ------------------------
In the approach of midlife

F#m ----------------------- D ------ A ----
I received a letter from an eloquent friend

A -----------------------------------
Saying he was touched by my progress

F#m ---------------------------- D --- A --
A kind of poem to the words that Iíd penned

A ------------ F#m ------------------------ D --
My ego under attack I felt myself shrinking back

------------------------------------ A --
From his embrace into a place that I know

A --------------- F#m ------------------------ D ---
Felt relief in resentment couldnít see what it meant

------------------------------- A -
The jealous echo of a hurt long ago



Bridge:

D5(-) -- (D) 
Iím so   vain

E -------------------- A -----
Thought this song was about me

D5(-) ---------------- (D) -
Now itís gone down the drain

E ------ A -------
Turning against me

---------- G ---
Calling me names

--- F#m ---- E...(silent)....
And me, well I


Chorus:

................... E --------------- A ----
Iím still screwing around with a portastudio

F# ---------- E ---------------- A -------
Youíre in the rain, arguing with your girl

 BASS
-(Db) --------- D --
Friend itís the same

E --------- A ------
Rules and restraints

F#m --------- D ----
I strum and I scrawl 
                       BASS    
E ---------- A ------- (Db) ------ D ---
Watching the paint stay wet on the walls

E --------- A ---
The mercury falls

---- F#m ------- Bm -----
And everythingís changed

E --------- A -----
Nothing has changed

F#m ------- Bm -----
Nothing has changed

E ---------- A -----
Everything's changed



Verse:

A -------------------------
Iím turning over a new page

F#m ----------------------- D --------- A -
Iím taking stock of all the gifts I can see

A --------------------------
Iím sorry if I have hurt you

F#m ------------------------- D -------- A 
Itís been so hard to find the freedom in me

A ----------------- F#m ------------------------ D --
Iím dedicating this song to someone I know who's gone

----------------------------------- A --
Cut all my records with a steadying hand

A ------------------ F#m ----------------------- D ---
Iím talkin' 'bout Mr Blair up in his room in his chair

------------------------------------- A ---
Working some magic I still canít understand



Bridge:

D5(-) ----- (D) 
Is that all gone

E ------------------------- A ----
No autumn light through the window

D5(-) ----------------- (D) 
No, man the cut's still on

E -------------------------- A -------
Between the tracks, hear the wind blow

-------------- G --
Two seconds of time

-- F#m -- E --
And in we fade



Chorus:

................... E --------------- A ----
Iím still screwing around with a portastudio

F# ---------- E ---------------- A -------
Youíre in the rain, arguing with your girl

 BASS
-(Db) --------- D --
Friend it's the same

E --------- A ------
Rules and restraints

F#m --------- D ----
I strum and I scrawl 
                       BASS    
E ---------- A ------- (Db) ------ D ---
Watching the paint stay wet on the walls

E --------- A ---
The mercury falls

---- F#m ------- Bm -----
And everythingís changed

E --------- A -----
Nothing has changed

F#m ------- Bm -----
Nothing has changed

E ---------- A -----
Everything's changed

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