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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, switching to A 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 A chord diagramC majorC chord - this is the same as standard
  tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.

Chord legend:

A chord diagramC#m7C#m7      : [9/11/9999]
A chord diagramF#F#        : [244322]
A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4   : [242422]
F#7(AddB) : [x44300]
A chord diagramE MajorE         : [022100]


[Riff 1]
    A chord diagramEb7Eb7
e:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
B:--14--14---14--14--14--14--14---14~~-------------------------------|
G:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
D:--13--13---13--13--13--13--13---13~~-------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2]
    A chord diagramGb6Gb6
e:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
B:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
G:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
D:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
A:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3]
     A chord diagramAbAb                          A chord diagramAbsus4Absus4
e:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----9--9--9--8--------------------------|
B:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
G:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--------------------------|
D:--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10--------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Song progression:

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

A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramF#F#                           A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4 3x    F#7(addB)
             I guess it must be ...

    A chord diagramE5E5       A chord diagramF#9F#9 A chord diagramG9G9 A chord diagramG#9G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times

e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
A:-----------------|--------------------|
E:-----------------|--------------------|

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


A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramF#F# F#~                         A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4 3x  F#7(addB)
             And truth is something ...

A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
        I said red...
                              A chord diagramC#m7C#m7               A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
I'm thinking about the ove...

A chord diagramF#F#                                 A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4  F#7(addB)
   Couldn't we talk about ...

    A chord diagramE5E5       A chord diagramF#9F#9 A chord diagramG9G9 A chord diagramG#9G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times

e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
A:-----------------|--------------------|
E:-----------------|--------------------|

[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                                          A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
A chord diagramA majorA pair of dancing shoes the ....

A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
bed,
                              A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4  F#7(addB)
A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramF#F#                       \/   \/
             lying in the ....

    A chord diagramE5E5       A chord diagramF#9F#9 A chord diagramG9G9 A chord diagramG#9G#9
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
G:--4-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
D:--2-----x---8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
A:--2-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 16 times

e:--9-9--9-------9-11--------|
B:---------11--9-------------|
G:o-------------------------o|
D:o-------------------------o|
A:---------------------------|
E:---------------------------|


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

[Play this whole next section twice]


The keyboard plays this whole thing two times:

e:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B:--------------------7~~--|-----------------------------------------|
G:---------6---6--8--------|-----------6---6--8~~--------------------|
D:---6--8------------------|----6---8--------------------------------|
A:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

While the guitar plays this freely:

e:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
B:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
G:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
D:--13-13--13--13--13-13-13-13-13------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then:

e:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B:--13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13--|-------------------------------------|
G:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
D:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
A:--11-11---11-11-11-11-11-11--|---9--9--9--9--------9--9--9--9------|
E:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|

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

And the mercury is rising; ....
     A chord diagramC#m7C#m7          A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
Feel red.    Still, ....
                                        A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4     F#7(addB)  A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC#m7C#m7 A chord diagramC#m7C#m7  A chord diagramF#F#                         \/          \/     \/
                    You see black 'n' w....

A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE           A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
      not blue.
                      C#m13        A chord diagramC#m7C#m7
e:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
B:-12-12-12-12-12-12--11-11-11-11----9~------------------------------|
G:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
D:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
A:-11-11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11---11~------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

A chord diagramF#sus4F#7sus4 a few times, then F#7(addB)

A chord diagramE MajorE
                  A chord diagramC#m7C#m7              [Fill 1] x1
Well I said I'm ...

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

        e:--------------------|
        B:------9-9-----------|
        G:---9------9---------|
        D:--------------------|
        A:--------------------|
        E:--------------------|

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

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