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Rush guitar tabs for Red lenses

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Rush - Red Lenses

        From the CD 'Grace Under Pressure'
                Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
                Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2

        This tab is a royal mess. It was a real pain to do, and I hope
you people appreciate it. This song isn't so popular, so why the hell did
I tab it? The key is E chord diagramEE, switching to Ab chord diagramAbAb for the keyboard interludes.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)
[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord diagramCC chord - this is the same as standard
  tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.

Chord legend:

C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7      : [9/11/9999]
F# chord diagramF#F#        : [244322]
F chord diagramFF#7sus4   : [242422]
F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(AddB) : [x44300]
E chord diagramEE         : [022100]


[Riff 1]
    Eb7 chord diagramEb7Eb7
e:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--14--14---14--14--14--14--14---14~~-------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--13--13---13--13--13--13--13---13~~-------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2]
    Gb6 chord diagramGb6Gb6
e:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3]
     Ab chord diagramAbAb                          Absus4
e:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----9--9--9--8--------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10--------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Song progression:

      C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7            C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
I see red. An'it hurts ...

F# chord diagramF#F# F# chord diagramF#F# F# chord diagramF#F# F# chord diagramF#F#                           F chord diagramFF#7sus4 3x    F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)
             I guess it must be ...

    E5 chord diagramE5E5       F#9 chord diagramF#9F#9 G9 chord diagramG9G9 G#9 chord diagramG#9G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times

e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
B chord diagramBB:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
G chord diagramGG:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
D chord diagramDD:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
A chord diagramAA:-----------------|--------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-----------------|--------------------|

[Riff 1] x1
                        [Riff 1] x2 very freely
It's the color of ...,
                [Riff 2] x2
A chord diagramAA rising summ...,
                   [Riff 3] x2
The battle lost ...
    [Riff 1] x1                                  C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
The flash to fashion, the puls...
      C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
Inside my head.


F# chord diagramF#F# F# chord diagramF#F# F# chord diagramF#F# F# chord diagramF#F#~                         F chord diagramFF#7sus4 3x  F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)
             And truth is something ...

E chord diagramEE         E chord diagramEE  E chord diagramEE         C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
        I said red...
                              C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7               C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
I'm thinking about the ove...

F# chord diagramF#F#                                 F chord diagramFF#7sus4  F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)
   Couldn't we talk about ...

    E5 chord diagramE5E5       F#9 chord diagramF#9F#9 G9 chord diagramG9G9 G#9 chord diagramG#9G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times

e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
B chord diagramBB:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
G chord diagramGG:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
D chord diagramDD:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
A chord diagramAA:-----------------|--------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-----------------|--------------------|

[Riff 1] x1
                         [Riff 1] x2 very freely      [Riff 2] x2
We've got Mars on the horizon, ...
(It's true.)
                           [Riff 3] x2
What you believe is ...

  [Riff 1] x1                                          C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
A chord diagramAA pair of dancing shoes the ....

C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
bed,
                              F chord diagramFF#7sus4  F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)
C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 F# chord diagramF#F#                       \/   \/
             lying in the ....

    E5 chord diagramE5E5       F#9 chord diagramF#9F#9 G9 chord diagramG9G9 G#9 chord diagramG#9G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--4-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--2-----x---8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:--2-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 16 times

e:--9-9--9-------9-11--------|
B chord diagramBB:---------11--9-------------|
G chord diagramGG:o-------------------------o|
D chord diagramDD:o-------------------------o|
A chord diagramAA:---------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:---------------------------|


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[Play this whole next section twice]


The keyboard plays this whole thing two times:

e:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--------------------7~~--|-----------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:---------6---6--8--------|-----------6---6--8~~--------------------|
D chord diagramDD:---6--8------------------|----6---8--------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

While the guitar plays this freely:

e:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--13-13--13--13--13-13-13-13-13------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then:

e:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:--13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13--|-------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
D chord diagramDD:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
A chord diagramAA:--11-11---11-11-11-11-11-11--|---9--9--9--9--------9--9--9--9------|
E chord diagramEE:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|

---------------

And the mercury is rising; ....
     C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7          C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
Feel red.    Still, ....
                                        F chord diagramFF#7sus4     F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)  E chord diagramEE
C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7  F# chord diagramF#F#                         \/          \/     \/
                    You see black 'n' w....

E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE           C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
      not blue.
                      C#m13 chord diagramC#m13C#m13        C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7
e:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB:-12-12-12-12-12-12--11-11-11-11----9~------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA:-11-11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11---11~------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

               [C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 freely]               F# chord diagramF#F#
I'm thinkin' about the ....

F chord diagramFF#7sus4 a few times, then F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)

E chord diagramEE
                  C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7              [Fill 1] x1
Well I said I'm ...

        [Fill 1] - palm-muted and with echoed repeats

        e:--------------------|
        B chord diagramBB:------9-9-----------|
        G chord diagramGG:---9------9---------|
        D chord diagramDD:--------------------|
        A chord diagramAA:--------------------|
        E chord diagramEE:--------------------|

C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7 freely
                                      F# chord diagramF#F#    F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)
        Thinkin' about ....

                                            C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7   C#m7 chord diagramC#m7C#m7   F#7 chord diagramF#7F#7(addB)
I think about it, I ....!

Almost there ...

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