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Old 02-13-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
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staring at the sun

Hi. I am pretty new to the guitar and am struggling to figure out the strumming pattern for Staring at the Sun. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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a question interrelated with that ^

is it the same live?

viperarri do u have the tab book?


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Old 02-22-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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Intro: Am,G,F,Em x3

Am G
Summer stretching on the grass
F Em
Summer dresses pass
Am G
In the shade of a willow tree
F Em
Creeps a crawling over me
Am G
Over me and over you
F Em
Stuck together with God`s glue
Am G
It`s going to get stickier too
F
It`s been a long hot summer
F(fret 3)
Let`s get under the covers
F
Don`t try too hard to think
F(fret 3)
Don`t think at all
C
I`m not the only one
Am
Starin` at the sun
F
Afraid of what you`d find
G
If you took a look inside
C
Not just deaf and dumb
Am
Staring at the sun
F
Not the only one
G
Who`s happy to go blind

Am, D x2


(Just continue with the same chords through out the song)

There`s an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won`t disappear
It`s gonna itch and burn and sting
Do you want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like a beach
Will we ever live in peace?
`Cause those that can`t do often have to
Those that can`t do often have to preach

To the ones staring at the sun
Afraid of what you`d find
If you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
I`m not the only one
Who`s happy to go blind

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won`t say goodbye
Referee won`t blow the whistle
God is good but will he listen
I`m nearly great
But there`s something I`m missing
I left in the duty free
Though you never really belonged to me

You`re not the only one
Starin` at the sun
Afraid of what you`d find
If you stepped back inside
I`m not sucking my thumb
I`m staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who`s happy to go blind

F F(fret 3)
Ah ah I
Ah ah I
Ah ah I
Ah ah I


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Old 05-23-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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Fixed a few things.

Quote:
Originally Posted by europop2005 View Post
Intro: Am,G,F,Em x3

Am G
Summer stretching on the grass
F Em
Summer dresses pass
Am G
In the shade of a willow tree
F Em
Creeps a crawling over me
Am G
Over me and over you
F Em
Stuck together with God`s glue
Am G
It`s going to get stickier too
F
It`s been a long hot summer
G (barre chord)
Let`s get under the covers
F
Don`t try too hard to think
G (barre chord)
Don`t think at all
C
I`m not the only one
Am
Starin` at the sun
D, Dsus4, D, Dsus4, D, Dsus4, D
Afraid of what you`d find
F
If you took a look inside
C
Not just deaf and dumb
Am
Staring at the sun
D, Dsus4, D, Dsus4, D, Dsus4, D
Not the only one
F
Who`s happy to go blind

Am, D x2


(Just continue with the same chords through out the song)

There`s an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won`t disappear
It`s gonna itch and burn and sting
Do you want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like a beach
Will we ever live in peace?
`Cause those that can`t do often have to
Those that can`t do often have to preach

To the ones staring at the sun
Afraid of what you`d find
If you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
I`m not the only one
Who`s happy to go blind

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won`t say goodbye
Referee won`t blow the whistle
God is good but will he listen
I`m nearly great
But there`s something I`m missing
I left in the duty free
Though you never really belonged to me

You`re not the only one
Starin` at the sun
Afraid of what you`d find
If you stepped back inside
I`m not sucking my thumb
I`m staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who`s happy to go blind

Ah ah I
Ah ah I
Ah ah I
Ah ah I


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Old 05-29-2008, 03:23 AM   #5
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it's just basically those chords above with light strumming a lil heavier on the chorus


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Old 06-19-2008, 03:21 AM   #6
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(Staring at sun studio version)

Am = X02210
G = 320033
F = 133211
Em = 022000
G (barr) = 355433
C = X32010
D = XX0232
Dsus4 = XX0233

Intro = Am | G | F | Em | X2

(Verse 1)
Am G
Summer stretching on the grass
F Em
Summer dresses pass
Am G
In the shade of a willow tree
F Em
Creeps a crawling over me
Am G
Over me and over you
F Em
Stuck together with God`s glue
Am G
It`s going to get stickier too
F
It`s been a long hot summer
G (barr)
Let`s get under the covers
F
Don`t try too hard to think
G (barr)
Don`t think at all

(Chorus)

C
I`m not the only one
Am
Starin` at the sun
D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Afraid of what you`d find
F
If you took a look inside
C
Not just deaf and dumb
Am
Staring at the sun
D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Not the only one
F
Who`s happy to go blind

Am | G | F | Em x2


(verse 2) same chords as verse 1

There`s an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won`t disappear
It`s gonna itch and burn and sting
Do you want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like a beach
Will we ever live in peace?
F
`Cause those that can`t do
G (barr)
often have to

F
Those that can`t do
G (barr)
often have to preach


(Chorus)

C Am
To the ones staring at the sun
D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
Afraid of what you`d find
F
If you took a look inside
C
Not just deaf and dumb
Am
Staring at the sun
D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D
I`m not the only one
F
Who`s happy to go blind

Break : Am | D | Am | G | Am | G | D Dsus4 D Dus4 D Dsus4 D |

Note - for verse 3 bono isnt playing guitar untill 'i left it in the' line.. and when played live edge playes a riff around the Am chord. I just strum Am chord palm muted through the whole verse untill the guitar comes back in

Pm = Palm muted

(Verse 3)

Am (pm)
Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won`t say goodbye
Referee won`t blow the whistle
God is good but will he listen
I`m nearly great
But there`s something I`m missing
F
I left it in the
G (barr)
duty free -aaaa
F G (barr)
Though you never really belonged to me

(Chorus) - same chords as previous chorus'

You`re not the only one
Starin` at the sun
Afraid of what you`d find
If you stepped back inside
I`m not sucking my thumb
I`m staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who`s happy to go blind

outro:

Am | D | Am | G | x 10 (to fade)

this is 100% i reckon


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