Queensryche - The Great Divide Chords

 
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X

C7M

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
3
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
1
4
2
3
1
1

11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
3
3
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
   EADGBe
Other chords used:
                EADGBe
Am (5th fret) : 577655 If you're playing this acoustic, you can also use open chords: Am (1st fret) : 002210 Guitar 1 plays this throughout the intro and choruses:
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|--5b-(let ring)--6b-3b--(let ring)--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 plays the following chords during the intro and the choruses: Am(Vth fret) C F5 G5 (twice) and then end on F5 With that out of the way, let's get to the song itself: The Great Divide Lyrics: Geoff Tate Music: Michael Wilton (who once again constructs a truly memorable song out of simple elements!)

Intro

Guitar 1 plays alone for 2 bars. Then Guitar 2 (along with bass and drums) enters for another 2 bars, finally ending on an F5 chord (let it ring!)

Verse 1

(Strum C#maj7 once each time and let ring, until the "south", when you should switch to a distorted tone and play F5 continuously.) C7MI'd reconciled my anger, got outside of danger, C7MI was waiting for some signal, a sign from angels. C7MWhen the tide turns against you C7Mit's a strange sensation, a revelation of imagination. C7MI could change my course and face the flow, C7Mreap the seeds that I had sewn or follow that old river sF5outh Here's what I found oF5ut... G5

Chorus

Guitar 1 plays exactly the same riff as the intro. Guitar 2 plays distorted chords as follows: AmI was Cstanding F5on the Great DivG5ide Amlooking Cout acroF5ss America. G5 AmTrying to Cfind my truth, F5define it for G5myself. AmI died the day when I Csaw this placeF5. F5I saw what I could loseG5. F5 G5 Verse 2 is exactly the same as verse 1: C7MA very simple mechanism separates the fool from wisdom. C7MThe lines between us are not real. C7MConditioning is what makes us feel ignorant. And F5apathy will feed our hate. So we can never give in. Chorus and end: AmThere I Cwas standing F5at the Great DivG5ide, lAmooking foCr the truth inF5 AmericaG5. AmFor all that timeC I searched, F5when I closed myG5 eyes, AmI found the thing I was loCoking for. F5I had it all the time. G5 F5 G5 F5 and then repeat: So are we standing at the Great Divide? Is there hope for America? Take the flag we wave, the freedoms that we sing. Without respect for one another, it doesn't mean a thing.... End by repeating the chorus riff - the song ends, quite appropriately, on an unresolved note both musically and lyrically. That's about it! There are some fills in between that I couldn't quite figure out: if anyone does, please let me know!