Possession

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Possession - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

From the 'Drastic Plastic' album.

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

 

 

Intro: (Riff one...)

 

 

___C___________D_______________A____B___________E_______________B__

(electric guitar)

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-------------7------------------|-------------9-------9----------|

D|-10----------7---------------7--|-9-----------9-------9-------9--|

A|-10----------5---------------7--|-9-----------7-------7-------9--|

E|-8---------------------------5--|-7---------------------------7--|

 

 

___C___________D_______________A____B___________E_______________B__

 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-------------7------------------|-------------9-------9----------|

D|-10----------7---------------7--|-9-----------9-------9-------9--|

A|-10----------5---------------7--|-9-----------7-------7-------9--|

E|-8---------------------------5--|-7---------------------------7--|

 

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 

Repeat until:

 

 

___C___________D_______________A____B___________E___________B_____

 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-------------7------------------|-------------9------------------|

D|-10----------7---------------7--|-9-----------9-----------9------|

A|-10----------5---------------7--|-9-----------7-----------9------|

E|-8---------------------------5--|-7-----------------------7------|

 

Verse: 

 

___C________________________________D___________________________B__

" There's such a     beautiful      mess up in  my      room "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-7-----------7-------7----------|

D|-10----------10------10---------|-7-----------7-------7-------9--|

A|-10----------10------10---------|-5-----------5-------5-------9--|

E|-8-----------8-------8----------|-----------------------------7--|

 

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 

 

___C________________________________D___________E_______________B__

" My thoughts  are  tangled in the legs    of   chairs "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-7-----------9------------------|

D|-10----------10------10---------|-7-----------9---------------9--|

A|-10----------10------10---------|-5-----------7---------------9--|

E|-8-----------8-------8----------|-----------------------------7--|

 

 

___C________________________________D______________________________

     " I like to think that it's my token of genius, but then again... "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-7-----------7-------7----------|

D|-10----------10------10---------|-7-----------7-------7----------|

A|-10----------10------10---------|-5-----------5-------5----------|

E|-8-----------8-------8----------|--------------------------------|

 

 

___B________________________________A______________________________

                                       " ...perhaps I just don't... " 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--|-7------------------------------|

A|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--|-7------------------------------|

E|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|-5------------------------------|

 

 

(Riff two...)

 

___E_______________B________________D_______________A___G#__A______

 " care... "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|---------9-9-9-9----------------|-7-------7-7-7-7----------------|

D|---------9-9-9-9-9-------9-9-9-9|-7-------7-7-7-7-7---6---7------|

A|---------7-7-7-7-9-------9-9-9-9|-5-------5-5-5-5-7---6---7------|

E|-0---------------7-------7-7-7-7|-----------------5---4---5------|

 

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 

 

___E_______________B________________D_______________A___G#__A______

 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|---------9-9-9-9----------------|-7-------7-7-7-7----------------|

D|---------9-9-9-9-9-------9-9-9-9|-7-------7-7-7-7-7---6---7------|

A|---------7-7-7-7-9-------9-9-9-9|-5-------5-5-5-5-7---6---7------|

E|-0---------------7-------7-7-7-7|-----------------5---4---5------|

 

 

Repeat verse section inc. riff two, then...

 

Chorus:

 

___G#__________A_______B____________G#__________A_______B__________

 " pos    -    ses  -  ion,         pos    -    ses  -  sion "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-6-----------7-------9----------|-6-----------7-------9----------|

A|-6-----------7-------9----------|-6-----------7-------9----------|

E|-4-----------5-------7----------|-4-----------5-------7----------|

 

 

___A___________B_______C____________D______________________________

 " pay    -    ing     the          price "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-7------------------------------|

D|-7-----------9-------10---------|-7------------------------------|

A|-7-----------9-------10---------|-5------------------------------|

E|-5-----------7-------8----------|--------------------------------|

 

 

___G#__________A_______B____________G#__________A_______B__________

 " pos    -    ses  -  ion,         pos    -    ses  -  sion "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-6-----------7-------9----------|-6-----------7-------9----------|

A|-6-----------7-------9----------|-6-----------7-------9----------|

E|-4-----------5-------7----------|-4-----------5-------7----------|

 

 

___A___________B_______C____________Eb_____________________________

 " run         for     my           life "

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-8---8---8---8---8--------------|

D|-7-----------9-------10---------|-8---8---8---8---8--------------|

A|-7-----------9-------10---------|-6---6---6---6---6--------------|

E|-5-----------7-------8----------|--------------------------------|

 

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 

Ending: 

 

___E_______________B________________D_______________A___G#__A______

 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|---------9-9-9-9----------------|-7-------7-7-7-7----------------|

D|---------9-9-9-9-9-------9-9-9-9|-7-------7-7-7-7-7---6---7------|

A|---------7-7-7-7-9-------9-9-9-9|-5-------5-5-5-5-7---6---7------|

E|-0---------------7-------7-7-7-7|-----------------5---4---5------|

 

 

___E!______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|

A|-7------------------------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

There's such a beautiful mess up in my room, 

My thoughts are tangled in the legs of chairs,

I like to think that it's my token of genius,

But then again...

Maybe I just don't care...

 

I'm going crazy with the speed of living,

I'm leaving parts of me all over the place...

I think I've found a piece that looks like my heart,

But then again...

Maybe it's just my face...

 

Possession, possession, 

Paying the price...

Possession, possession, 

Run for my life...

 

I charge my dreams up with the cheapest batteries,

The light goes out and everything looks dim,

I stumble 'round, pretending that I'm dancing,

Doing fine...

Until the truth breaks in...

 

Cameras are thieves, they always take my picture,

A tape recorder stole my voice today...

I think machines and clocks have secret motives,

But then again...

Maybe they're made that way...

 

Possession, possession, 

Paying the price...

Possession, possession, 

Run for my life...

 

I paint my shirt with a all the latest outrages,

Just like I did so many years before,

It drives me to the brink of pink disaster,

But I don't mind...

That's what possession's for...

 

Possession, possession, 

Paying the price...

Possession, possession, 

Run for my life...

 

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2020

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