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"Hang On To Your Emotions"
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album _Set The Twilight Reeling_
(Lou Reed, 1996)

written by Lou Reed
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        When your imagination has too much to say
        when the chill of the night meets the sweat of the day
        And you have trouble understanding
        what other people have to say
        you'd better -

        Hang on to your emotions
        hang on to your emotions

        When a demagogue inside your head has taken charge
        and by default what you say or do is criticized
        And this litany of failures
        is recited a thousand times
        you'd better -

        Hang on to your emotions
        hang on to your emotions

        Could it be you've never felt like that
        that your mind's a cage inside the cage a cat
        that spits and scratches all it can get at

        And that's you and your emotions

        Could it be you've never felt like that
        your mind's a cage inside the cage a rat
        rabidly trying to get at

        You and your emotions
        you and your emotions

        When your imagination has too much to say
        when that facile voice inside your head
        says give your life away
        You might think to ask how it got that way
        what books it has read that make it that way
        And where it got the right to speak to anyone that way
        you'd better -

        Hold on to your emotions
        hold on to your emotions

        When a night city's breeze blows across the room
        and a 5 a.m. moon and sun start their swoon
        You hear your lover's breath
        and not a moment too soon
        you get to -

        Release all your emotions, you get to -
        let go of your emotions, and now -
        Release all your emotions, you'd better -
        let go of your emotions

        Release, I wanna let go
        I wanna release now



intro   {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}{A/Asus2}{D.E/A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}{A/Asus2}{D.E/A}   (When your ...)
        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}                   (And you have ...)

chorus  {A}{D/A}{A}{D/A}                   (Hang on to your ...)

        {A}{A}

        ...

bridge  {D/A}{E/A}{D/A}                    (Could it be you've ...)
        {A}{D/A}                           (- you and your ...)
        {D/A}{E/A}{D/A}                    (Could it be you've ...)
break   {A}{D/A}{A}{D/A...                 (- you and your ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}{A/Asus2}{D.E/A}   (When your  ...)
        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}{A/Asus2}{D.E/A}   (You might think to ...)
        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}                   (And where it got ...)

chorus  {A}{D/A}{A}{D/A}                   (Hold on to your ...)

        {A}{A}

        ...

chorus  {A}{D/A}{A}{D/A}                   (Release all your ...)
        {A}{D/A}{A}{D/A}                   (Release all your ...)

        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}{A/Asus2}{D.E/A}   (Release, I wanna ...)
        {A/Asus2}{D.E/A}{A/Asus2}{D.E/A}   (I wanna release now)

ending  {A}{A}{A/D...




* riff

     {A / Asus2}   {D. E /A}
 1e ----------------2--4----------
 2B --2-----0-------3--5--2-------
 3G --2-----2-------2--4--2-------   ...
 4D --2-----2-------0-----2-------
 5A --0-----0-------------0-------
 6E ------------------------------




* chorus part: single note play

     Hang on to your emotions      hang on to your emotions
     {A}          {D/   A}       {A}          {D /  A}
 1e --------------------------------------------------------
 2B --------------------------------------------------------
 3G --------------------------------------------------------
 4D ------------------------------2-2-2---------------------
 5A --x-4---2--0---2---0----------------4-2-0--2-0---0------
 6E -----------------------------------------------2--------

     Hang on to your emotions      hang on to your emotions
     {A}             {D /   A}     {A}             {D /   A}
 1e ------------------------------------------------------------
 2B ------------------------------------------------------------
 3G ------------------------------------------------------------
 4D --2/4-2-------------------------2/4-2-----------------------
 5A -----------4-2-0-2-0---0-----------------4-2-0--2v----0-----
 6E ---------------------2--------------------------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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