The Cure - Kiss Me Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 1 fret

Intro

D

Dsus4 D4+

A

YDes I know whoA you remind me of, a gDirl I think I used to knAow

Bm

Cm

YAes I'd see her when the day got colder,

Bm

Cm

oAn those days when it felt like snow You know I even think that she stared like you, she used to just stand there and stare And roll her eyes right up to heaven and make like I just wasn't there AGnd she used to fall downE a lot TGhat girl was always falling agaiEn and again ADnd I used to sometimes tAry to catch her BBmut I never even Cmcaught hAer name
solo
6: --0-0-0---------0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------------|
5: --------3-2-3-2-----------------3-2-3-2-------2-2----------------------|
4: ----------------------------------------2-2-4--------------------------|
6: -----0-5---5-5-7---7-7-9---9-10-9-7-7-9-10-----2-2-2-2-0---0-----------|
5: -2-2-------------------------------------------------3---3-2-2-3-2-----|
4: -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
And sometimes we would spend the night just rolling about on the floor And I remember even though it felt soft at the time, I always used to wake up sore You know I even think that she smiled like you, she used to just stand there and smile And her eyes would go all sort of far away and stay like that for quite a while And I remember she used to fall down a lot That girl was always falling again and again And I used to sometimes try to catch her But I never even caught her name Yes I sometimes even tried to catch her But I never even caught her name torture I'm in the room without a light The room without a view I'm here for one more treacherous night Another night with you It tortures me to move my hands To try to move at all And pulled My skin so tight it screams And screams and screams And pulls some more Hanging like this Like a vampire bat Hanging like this Hanging on your back I'm helpless again My body is cut and broken It's shattered and sore My body is cut wide open I can't stand anymore Hanging like this Like a vampire bat Hanging like this Hanging on your back Oh it's torture And I'm almost there It's torture But I'm almost there It's torture But I'm almost there It's torture But I'm almost there if only tonight we could sleep If only tonight we could sleep In a bed made of flowers If only tonight we could fall In a deathless spell If only tonight we could slide Into deep black water And breathe And breathe... Then an angel would come With burning eyes like stars And bury us deep In his velvet arms And the rain would cry As our faces slipped away And the rain would cry Don't let it end... why can't i be you? YDmou're so gorgeous I'll do aBnything G I'll kiss you from your feet to where your head begins You're so perfect, you're so right as rain You make me make me hungry again EFverything you do is irreEsistible EFverything you do is simply kissaEble

Dm

B

WGhy can't I be you? I'll run around in circles 'til I run out of breath I'll eat you all up or I'll just hug you to death You're so wonderful too good to be true You make me make me hungry for you Everything you do is simply delicate Everything you do is quite angelicate Why can't I be you? You turn my head when you turn around You turn the whole world upside down I'm smitten I'm bitten I'm hooked I'm cooked I'm stuck like glue You make me make me hungry for you Everything you do is simply dreamy Everything you do is quite delicious Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you? You're simply elegant!!! the snake pit Well we're a mile under the ground And I'm thinking that it's Christmas And I'm kissing you hard Like I've got very important business And no-one knows And no-one sees us Because they're drinking their selves senseless And I'm writhing And I'm writhing And I'm writhing in the snake pit Well I'm out in a car And it's just full of stupid girls And I've forgotten how to speak And I just can't remember a word And my eyes feel like they're bursting And they're splitting like plums And I'm writhing And I'm writhing And I'm writhing in the snake pit how beautiful you are The intro bass riff is:
G -0-|-2--2--2--2-4-|-4------------|--------------|-------------0-|
D ---|--------------|----2--2--0-2-|--------------|-2--0--2-0-2---|
A ---|--------------|--------------|-0--0--0--0-0-|---------------|
E ---|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
The chords are:

Intro

Am D C

D

YAmou want to know why I haDte you? WCell I~ll try andD explain... You remember that day in Paris When we wandered through the rain And promised to each other That we~d always think the same And dreamed that dream to be two souls as one And stopped just as the sun set And waited for the night Outside a glittering building Of glittering glass and burning light... And in the road before us stood a weary greyish man Who held a child upon his back A small boy by the hand The three of them were dressed in rags and thinner than air And all six eyes stared fixedly on you TBmhe father~s eyes saiAd beautiful HBmow beautiful yoAu are TBmhe boy~s eyes said hoAw beautiful SBmhe shimmers like a star TAmhe child~s eyes uttereEmd nothing BFut mute and utter joy AAmnd filled my heart witEmh shame for us FFor the way we are

Am Em F

D Am D Am D Am F F

I turned to look at you To read my thoughts upon your face And gazed so deep into your eyes So beautiful and strange Until you spoke and showed me understanding is a dream -I hate these people staring, make them go away from me- The father~s eyes said beautiful How beautiful you are The boy~s eyes said how beautiful She shimmers like a star The child~s eyes uttered nothing But pride and utter joy And stilled my heart with sadness For the way we are ADnd this is why AmI hate you ADnd how I undAmerstand TDhat no-one evAmer knows or loves anFother OAmr loves another hey you!!! Hey you!!! Yes you Yes you the one that looks like Christmas Come over here and kiss me Kiss me Hey you!!! Yes you Yes you the one that looks delirious Come over here and kiss me Kiss me just like heaven "AShow me how you Edo that trick, the Bmone that makes me scrDeam" she said "AThe one that makes mEe laugh" she said, Bmand threw her arms arDound my neck "AShow me how you Edo it and I proBmmise you I promDise that IA'll run away wEith you, I'lBml run away wDith you" Spinning on that dizzy edge, I kissed her face and kissed her head And dreamed of all the different ways I had to make her glow "Why are you so far away?" she said "Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you That I'm in love with you" YFmou, softG and only YFmou, lostG and lonely YFmou stranGge as angels DDancing in the deepest oceans Twisting in the water You're just like a dream Daylight licked me into shape, I must have been asleep for days And moving lips to breathe her name, I opened up my eyes And found myself alone alone alone above a raging sea That stole the only girl I loved and drowned her deep inside of me You, soft and only You, lost and lonely You just like heaven all i want Tonight I'm feeling like an animal Tonight I'm howling inside Tonight I'm feeling like an animal Tonight I'm going wild And all I want is to be with you again And all I want is to hold you like a dog And all I want is to be with you again With you again Just to hold you like a dog Tonight I'm screaming like an animal Tonight I'm losing control Tonight I'm screaming like an animal Tonight oh I'm getting so low And all I want is to be with you again And all I want is to hold you like a dog And all I want is to be with you again With you again Just to hold you like a dog That's all I want hot hot hot!!!

Bass

D |-----------------------0-2-|
A |---------------0-0-3-3-----|
E |-5-5-5--5h3h1-1------------|

Am F

TAmhe first time I saw lightning stFrike I saw it underground Six deep feet below the street the sky came crashing down For a second that place was lost in space then everything went black I left that basement burning and I never went back The second time I saw it strike I saw it at sea It lit up all the fish like rain and rained them down on me For a second that boat was still afloat then everything went black I left it underwater and I never went back HDmey hey hey!!! But I likeE7 it when the lightning comes Hey hey hey!!! Yes I like it a lot Hey hey hey!!! Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered Feeling hot hot hot!!! The third time I saw lightning strike it hit me in bed It threw me around and left me for dead For a second that room was on the moon then everything went black I left that house on fire and I never went back Hey hey hey!!! But I like it when the lightning comes Hey hey hey!!! Yes I like it a lot Hey hey hey!!! Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered Feeling hot hot hot!!! one more time Two progressions: for the verse it's F (Am-C) Dm Dm/C and for the chorus, it's Bb Cm Gm IF'd love to touch the sky tonight, I'd loDmve to touch the sky So take me in your arms and lift me like a child And hold me up so high and never let me go Take me, take me in your arms tonight

B

Cm

HGmold me, hold me up so high and never let me down Hold me, hold me up so high to touch the sky just one more time Take me in your arms tonight Take me in your arms Just one more time Just one more time Just one more time like cockatoos Like many Cure songs, the there is really only one real riff for this song with other cool stuff added in (like the string orchestrations at the end). Anyway, the main (and intro) riff are these:

Intro

4x) MAIN RIFF
E --------------------||-------------|---------|-------------|-----------|
B ---------0----------||-------6-6---|---------|-------------|-----------|
G -------0---0--------||----5--5-5---|-3-3-----|-------------|-----------|
D -----3-------3------||-3--5--3-3---|-3-3-5-5-|--6-6--8-8-8-|-6--5--3-3-|
A ---3-----------3----||-3--3--------|-1-1-5-5-|--6-6--8-8-8-|-6--5--3-3-|
E -1---------------1--||-1-----------|-----3-3-|--4-4--6-6-6-|-4--3--1-1-|
[Chords are FFCCFF BbBbGG G#G#BbBb G#G#GFF] The ever so cool lyrics are: She walked out of her house And looked around At all the gardens that looked back at her house And he was standing at the corner Where the road turned dark A part of shiny wet Like blood the rain fell black down on the street And kissed his feet she fell Her head an inch away from heaven And her face pressed tight And all around the night sang out like cockatoos And in her head A picture of a boy who left her loney in the rain

And

icing sugar You're delicious Dreaming Slack jawed Green eyed Rub my nose in Icing sugar Smooth as When this cold and deadly Blade Kisses the fruit So soft And gently breathing Under your skin Oh I'll empty you I'll empty you As empty as a boy can be As empty As a boy can be the perfect girl

Intro

D Cadd9 G

Cadd9

YDou're such a strCadd9ange girGl ICadd9 think yDou comeCadd9 from anGothCadd9er world You're such a strange girl I really don't understand a word You're such a strange girl I'd like to shake you around and around You're such a strange girl I'd like to turn you all upside down You're such a such a such a strange girl The way you look like you do You're such a strange girl I want to be with you IEm think I'm fD/Falling G IEm think I'm fD/Falling iGn

Em D/F G

Em

D/F

IG think I'm falling in love with you WDithCadd9 you G Cadd9 a thousand hours

D Bm Fm A

For how much longer can I howl into this wind? For how much longer Can I cry like this? A thousand wasted hours a day Just to feel my heart for a second A thousand hours just thrown away Just to feel my heart for a second For how much longer can I howl into this wind? shiver and shake You're just a waste of time You're just a babbling face You're just three sick holes that run like sores You're a fucking waste You're like a slug on the floor Oh you're useless and ugly And useless and ugly And I shiver and shake When I think of how you make me hate I want to smash you to pieces I want to smash you up and screaming I want to smash you helpless Down on the floor Smash you until you're not here anymore And I shiver and shake Shiver and shake fight This is the track that closes -Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me-, a total hopeful track for Cure fans alike (but I am not a critic so I will not go on). I have transcribed the basic guitar riff for the verses, the synth line for the verses as well as chorus, and the guitar chords for the chorus. The verse riff is:
E -------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------|
G -------------------------------------|
D -------------------------------------|
A ----1--1p0----0--3--3--1--6----------|
E -3---------3-------------------------|
(make sure you slide between the last two notes, meaning slide between fret 1 and 6). The synthesizer riff (fit for guitar) for the verse is:
E -3----1-------------1--||-6------------------1--||
B -3---------4--3--4-----||-8----6----4--3--4-----||
G -----------------------||-----------------------||
D -----------------------||-----------------------||
A -----------------------||-----------------------||
E -----------------------||-----------------------||
For the ~Fight! Fight! Fight!~ part, the guitar plays a D5 chord (with three staccato strums -hence the fight! fight! fight! part- it plays D5 for about a second after that, then plays the C5 for another second, then it plays C5 staccato three times. In between is the synth line. If you work on it, you will know what I mean. Synth lines inbetween -Fight! Fight! Fight!-

D5 C5 C5 D5

E --------------                  E ------------------|
B -3h4-3---1----                  B -1h3-4--4--3-3----|
G --------------  ..............  G ------------------|
D --------------                  D ------------------|
A --------------                  A ------------------|
E --------------                  E ------------------|
That is basically it. The song ends on D5 and that is about it. Sometimes there's nothing to feel Sometimes there's nothing to hold Sometimes there's no time to run away Sometimes you just feel so old The times it hurts when you cry The times it hurts just to breathe And then it seems like there's no-one left And all you want is to sleep Fight fight fight Just push it away Fight fight fight Just push it until it breaks Fight fight fight Don't cry at the pain Fight fight fight Or watch yourself burn again Fight fight fight Don't howl like a dog Fight fight Just fill up the sky Fight fight fight Fight til you drop Fight fight fight And never never Never stop Fight fight fight Fight fight fight So when the hurting starts And when the nightmares begin Remember you can fill up the sky You don't have to give in You don't have to give in Never give in Never give in Never give in Special Chords: Dsus4+ X00234