Dear Reader - Bend Text Guitar Tab

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“Bend” by Dear Reader

Capo 3rd Fret

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CHORDS (sounds good but no guarantee for accuracy; any comments appreciated)

Relative to 3rd fret Em = Gm(without capo)

Start with hammer on an Em chord

Em (022000)
G (32003x)
Dsus2 (000230)
Asus2 (002200)
Cmaj7 (x32000)


Em            G             Dsus2      Em
if you do not bend you will eventually break

  Asus2             Cmaj7     Dsus2        Em
unless you make the wind stop blowing your way

Em               G                    Dsus2          Em
we were like two kids blowing on each other with two straws
     Asus2  Cmaj7              Dsus2     Em
only i was willing to stop and listen to yours

you say you do not want me because i want too much
and i almost let you patronise me one last time
but i don't want too much i just want more than you've got
so the lack is not with either, we are merely a different size

don't forget regret it is a waste of an emotion
and acceptance is the key to peace, do not try to defy her
no i'm not sad we met and slept together in the same bed
i bent, i curved, i lent, i learnt, i'm stronger

you did not do me wrong, in fact you did me right
to let me go although i felt so broken
for you did not see the heart of me - perhaps you were too lazy
and though i tried i could not gain the heart of you either

so now its done and i am glad that i will find another man
though you will always be the first i tasted
and i will harness all this pain and let it bear me far away
i would not let this happening be wasted

SOLO relative to 3rd fret

e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------0---0h2--------------------------------------|
A----2-2-0-0h2-2---2-----2----------2-------------------------|
E--0------------------------/5-5-3-----/5-3-5-5-3-0-----------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------4------------------|
D----------------0---0h2----/5-4-2-------5--------------------|
A----2-2-0-0h2-2---2-----2---------4-5-7----------------------|
E--0----------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G---4-7-7-4-7-7---5-5h7-4-------------------------------------|
D---------------7---------/7-7-5-4----------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------/5-5-3-0-------------------|


if you do not bend you will eventually break
unless you make the wind stop blowing away
and we were like two kids blowing on each other with two straws
only i was willing to stop and listen to yours