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"Tatters"
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album _Ecstasy_
(Lou Reed, 2000)

written by Lou Reed
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        Some couples live in harmony
        some do not
        Some couples yell and scream
        some do not

        But what you said was something
        that I can't forget
        It echoes in my head
        like a bullet made of lead

        Some people yell and scream
        and some do not
        Some people sacrifice their lives
        and some do not

        Some people wait for sleep
        to take them away
        While others read books endlessly
        hoping problems will go away

        I know you're hoping everything
        works out
        Neither one of us is
        the type who shouts

        You sleep in the bedroom
        while I pace up and down the hall
        Our baby stares at both of us
        wondering which one of us to call

        I guess it's true that not
        every match burns bright
        I guess it's true
        not all that I say is right

        But what you said still bounces
        around in my head
        Who thought this could happen to us
        when we first went to bed

        I'm told in the end
        that none of this matters
        All couples have troubles
        and none of this matters

        But what you said
        still echoes in my head
        And I'm still in the hallway
        downstairs sleeping alone instead

        I know you don't care
        but here's my last thought
        Not that it matters
        but here's the last thing I thought

        Our little thing is lying
        here in tatters
        And you my dear
        don't have any manners

        Sad to leave this way
        to leave it all in tatters
        Saddening to leave this way
        to leave it all in tatters
        I suppose that we all could say
        that nothing of it matters
        Still it's sad
        to see everything in tatters



        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (Some couples live in harmony ...)
        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (Some couples yell and scream ...)

        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (But what you said was something ...)
        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (It echoes in my head ...)

        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (Some people yell and scream ...)
        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (Some people sacrifice their ...)

        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (Some people wait for sleep ...)
        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (While others read books ...)

        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (I know you're hoping everything ...)
        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (Neither one of us is ...)

        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (You sleep in the bedroom ...)
        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (Our baby stares at both of us ...)

        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (I guess it's true that not ...)
        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (I guess it's true ...)

        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (But what you said still bounces ...)
        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (Who thought this could happen ...)

        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (I'm told in the end ...)
        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (- couples have troubles ...)

        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (But what you said ...)
        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (And I'm still in the hallway ...)

        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (I know you don't care ...)
        {A}{C#m7}{F#m}{F#m}    (- matters, but here's the last ...)

        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (Our little thing is lying ...)
        {Bm7}{C#m7}{D}{D}      (And you my dear ...)

coda    {F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}   (Sad to leave this way ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}   (Saddening to leave this way ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}   (- suppose that we all could say ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}   (Still it's sad ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}
        {F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}
        .... fade out




* riff (left channel)

     Some couples live in harmony        some do -
     {A}                {C#m7}
 1e -----------7-----------------4---7---4-------
 2B ------5----5-----------------5---5---5-------
 3G ----6---6--6-----------------4---4---4-------
 4D ---------------------------------------------
 5A --0------------------------------------------
 6E ------------------------------------------0--

- not
{F#m}             {F#m}
-----------2------------------2---------------
------2------------------2--------------------
----2---2--------------2---2------------------
----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
--2--------------0-0h2------------------------

      Some couples   yell and scream
 {A}                {C#m7}
----------------7--7--7-------------4-7-4----
----------------5--5--5-------------5-5-5----
----------------6--6--6-------------4-4-4----
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------0--

some do not
{F#m}             {F#m}
-----------2------------------2---------------
------2------------------2--------------------
----2---2--------------2---2------------------
----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
--2--------------0-0h2------------------------

....



*** please note ***

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



* guitar solo on coda (right channel): scale

        9  10  11  12
1e -|-o-|---|---|---|-
2B -|---|-o-|---|-o-|-
3G -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-
4D -|---|---|---|---|-
5A -|---|---|---|---|-
6E -|---|---|---|---|-




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thanks: Taco Veenstra (taco@tppveenstra.myweb.nl)
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They are the exact words he sings,
not just lyrics I copied from the booklet.



Tatters
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Some couples live in harmony
Some do not
Some couples yell and scream
Some do not
But what you said was something that I can't forget
It echoes in my head like a bullet made of lead

Some people yell and scream and some do not
Some people sacrifice their lives and some do not
Some people wait for sleep to take them away
While others read books endlessly
Hoping problems will go away

I know you're hoping everything works out
Neither one of us is the type who shouts
You sleep in the bedroom
while I pace up and down the hall
Our baby stares at both of us
wondering which one of us to call

I guess it's true that not every match burns bright
I guess it's true not all that I say is right
But what you said still bounces around in my head
Who thought this could happen to us
when we first went to bed

I'm told in the end that none of this matters
All couples have troubles and none of this matters
But what you said still echoes in my head
And I'm still in the hallway downstairs sleeping alone instead

I know you don't care but here's my last thought
Not that it matters, but here's the last thing I thought
Our little thing is lying here in tatters
and you my dear don't have any manners

Sad to leave this way, to leave it all in tatters
Saddening to leave this way, to leave it all in tatters
I suppose we all could say that nothing of it matters
But still it's sad to see everything in tatters


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