Aura

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper / Koppes / Daugherty)

It goes Gm A# F Gm all the way through the song:

   Gm                  
We all came back from the war
  A#
I wish somebody would tell me the score
   F
We raked old Poseidon over the coals
Gm
Shook his shells, shaked his shoals

Ripple

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper / Koppes / Daugherty)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcribed by Kev

P=A is my fave album ever, and in my eyes the strongest Church lineup
as well.  "Ripple" was the final indication to me that The Church is too
smart for the pop audience--it's a brilliant song.  Here it is, sans all the
detail work (if you want it bad enough, you'll figure it out).  There's some
good use of half-step modulations between the verse and
chorus--enhances the eerie effect.  Also, it's a good display of how
Peter's presence enhances a song. To me, this song is like a fine wine:
rich, dark and bitter.  I encourage all bands to try this.

[Am]Tiny baby, [C]so naive
[Dm] I can't believe what [F or Fmaj9] you believe
[Am]You were [C]once so [Dm]happy here [F or Fmaj9]
It may not be Eden or summer in Greece
You may not even find the Golden Fleece
In the drag of this atmosphere

Now I don't want to bring up a delicate matter
No I'd much rather bribe or flatter you
Cause flattery gets me everywhere
But you punctured my tires, you crossed all my wires
I brand your acolytes as a pack of liars
And the fire's singing everywhere

[D#m] (Ripple...)
[F#] Buckle like a wreck in the cold green sea
[D#m]...
[F#] Like you were a ripple in my memory

I lent you some collateral to buy new clothes
It went out the window and up your nose
And that's the end of the honeymoon
Yeah we walk down the aisle for another mile
I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles
And you can have all the money soon

(Chorus)

(solo 1) [F#m] [A] [G#m] [B]

You're so deluxe, you're so divine
You're so fifty light years ahead of your time
You're a metal, you're a ripple
You're a human sacrifice to the goddess of vice
Your hairdo is full of diamonds and lice
And you're hardly off the nipple

(Chorus)
Another little glitch in continuity
Like you were a ripple in my memory
(Various stuff with the same chords & solo 2)

NOW FOR YOU BASS PLAYERS:

Simple eighth-note feel most of the time.  Things are complicated slightly
by Kilbey's use of a Fender VI bass, but if you stick to the main notes
and ignore the open strings, it sounds fine (otherwise just crank up your
treble).  This can work on 2nd guitar, too.

Verse:
AAAAAGEG (on E string, strumming open A string too)
AAAAAGEG (same as above)
DDDDDCAC (on A string, with strummed open D)
DE(D)CD(C) (same as above, but hold the parenthetical notes rather than
play them - quarter notes)

Chorus:
D#D#D#D#D#C#D#(F)(D#)C#D#C# (again, the parenthesis means hold
that note longer)
F#...

The bass part during the verses lends a strong Am-Dm feel to them, so
you can eliminate the C and F on guitar there if you want, though not if
you want to be faithful.   Thanks to Matthew and Mick for their careful
observance of my errors.  And if you can find the CD single of this, get it,
Nightmare and Fog are great...

Paradox

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper / Koppes / Daugherty)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcribed by James Dignan

Am Gm  Am Gm  Am Gm  Am Gm

F         Dm         F    Dm
You are a paradox to me, a senseless maze
F       Dm     F    Dm
I run around, I'm looking for you all of my days
            Am                     Bb
The more that you want it, the more that you need it
Am              Bb
The less that it does
Am                     Bb
Run out it's rough, too much is enough
Am    Bb
And that's what it was


I cannot bear to share you, we can't be alone
You make me drift up and float, and fall like a stone
The more that I see you, the more that I miss you
The less that I care
I know I should try to kiss you goodbye, but
You're never there

(instrumental one verse)

I've got a nickname for you, I call you weakness
I get a little strength out too, or is it meekness
The more that you want it, the more that you need it
The less that it does
Run out it's rough, too much is enough
And that's what it was

You are a paradox to me, a contradiction
You're a predicament for me, and a prediction
The more that I see you, the more that I miss you
The less that I care
I know I should try to kiss you goodbye, but
You're never there
etc.

Feel

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper / Koppes / Daugherty)

Transcribed by Mick Anderson

   Ab  /  Gb  /  Db  /  Eb  /
  [                            ]  x4

  Ab  Gb   Db  Eb  Ab          Gb             Db    Eb
  For all time,   looking for something to remind me

   Ab                Gb          Db   Eb
  Something out the corner of my eye

  Gb           Fm       E           Ebm
  Why can't I feel it, why should I try

   Ab    Gb      Db   Eb            Ab          Gb        Db   Eb
  Bump into a stranger, but that stranger is strangely familiar

   Ab         Gb           Db   Eb
  How could I let her slip by

  Gb           Fm       E              Ebm
  Why can't I feel it, can you tell me why

          Ab                Gb                Ab                 Gb
  When I nearly had the connection sussed it slips right off my tongue

      Ab                        Gb             Ab                  Gb
  And timing is off things get jumbled up in a fever when you are young

Db                 Eb                     Ab    [6 bars]
  But I know who's in there behind those eyes

  Gb  /  /  /  Fm  /  /  /  E  /  /  /  Ebm  /  /  /
  Why.................

  Ab  Gb     Db  Eb  Ab      Gb          Db    Eb
  So say goodbye,  there can never be an ending

  Ab     Gb               Db   Eb
  We are endless like the sky

  Gb           Fm      E            Ebm
  Why can't I feel it, is it just a lie

   Ab  /  Gb  /  Db  /  Eb  /
  [                            ]  x3

  Gb           Fm  /  /  /  E  /  /  /  Ebm  /  /  /
  Why can't I feel it

  Ab  /  Gb  /  Db  /  Eb  /

  Ab  Gb   Db  /  Eb  /  Ab  /  Gb  /  Db  /  Eb  /
  For all time

  Gb       Fm  /  /  /  E  /  /  /  Ebm  /  /  /
  For all time

   Ab  /  Gb  /  Db  /  Eb  /
  [                            ]    Repeat

Mistress

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper / Koppes)

Transcribed by Jens Berke

Am      x02210
Em      022000
Fmaj7   xx3210
G       320003

Am
You're shivering again

After all that we've been through
        Fmaj7       Em
Is that all you can do
Am
I didn't wanna come here

Now I don't wanna go
              Fmaj7
Is there some trick involved with this
      Em
As if you would tell me so

Chorus:

Fmaj7         Em
Everything is going wrong

Fmaj7            Em
All my songs are coming true

       G                Am
And another thing, that halo you wear on your head

       Fmaj7
I haven't seen one of those for years

Em
Where have you been in bed, all day

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