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




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