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"The Proposition"
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album _Set The Twilight Reeling_
(Lou Reed, 1996)

written by Lou Reed
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        You can't have the flower without the root
        you can't have the fire without the soot
        even a stripper needs her red tasseled suit
        and we were meant to be

        In every war the north needs the south
        and everyone knows all assholes have a mouth
        without mystery what would writers talk about
        we were meant to be

        An apple needs pits the way melons need seed
        your foot needs your arm and your arm needs your knee
        and one of these days I know you will need me
        we were meant to be, mmmm..
        we were meant to be

        You're mother's an ogre, your father's a scamp
        you won't see my parents honored on any stamp
        but just like a bulb screws into a lamp
        we were meant to be

        The way AIDS needs a vaccine, somewhere a vaccine needs AIDS
        the way a victim needs life, a life needs to be saved
        and out of all of this will come a better way
        we were meant to be

        So you can go to Europe, Los Angeles or Mars
        you can stand on a building throwing cinder-blocks at cars
        you can practice deep voodoo, but like me you'll see
        we were meant to be, mmmm..
        we were meant to be

        We were meant to be, mmmm..
        we were meant to be, mmmm..
        We were meant to be, mmmm..
        we were meant to be, mmmm..
        We were meant to be
        we were meant to be, mmmm..
        We were meant to be, mmmm..
        we were meant to be, mmmm..



intro   .x}                               drums
        {G}{G}{G}{G}                      (You -)

        {G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/G}   (- can't have the ...)

        {G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/G}   (In every war the ...)
        {G.D/G}                           (An -)

        {G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/G}   (- apple needs pits ...)
        {G.D/G}                           (we were meant to be)

guitar  {G}{G}{G}{G}                      (You're -)

        {G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/G}   (- mother's an ogre ...)
        {G.D/G}                           (The way -)

        {G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/G}   (- AIDS needs a ...)

        {G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/Em}{G.D/G}   (- you can go to ...)
        {G.D/G}                           (we were meant to be)

guitar  {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}                      (We were meant to be ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}                      (We were meant to be ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}                      (We were meant to be ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}                      (We were meant to be ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G...




* 1/16 rhythm (syncopated)

   ______  ______  ______  ______
| / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |
  o     o     o
{ G    .D    /Em                  }
   ____  ____  ____  ____  ______
  / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 
  trip  trip  trip  trip  1/16




* intro

     {G}                       {G}
 1e -----------------------------------------------
 2B --3----5----7----8v---\-----3----2----3--------
 3G --0----0----0----0----------0----0----0--------  ...
 4D -----------------------------------------------
 5A -----------------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------------



*** 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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