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The Dirt Whispered

Rise Against

 

Tune down ½ step

 

Chord Guide

      134

G5:   355xxx

       134

D5:   x577xx

      134

A5:   577xxx

       134

B5:   x244xx

       134

E5:   x799xx

 

 

 

 

w/bass and drums only:

       G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

She got down      on hands and knees,

        G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

One ear      against the ground,

           G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

Holding   her breath to hear something,

            G5 (½)     D5 (½)  A5

But the dirt made not a sound tonight

 

enter guitar:

/ G5 - D5 - / - - - - / G5 - D5 - / A5 - - - / x2

 

G5 (½)  D5 (½)  D5

Echoes        of songs still lurk

     G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

on distant foreign      shores,

              G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

Where we danced just to please the gods

        G5 (½)    D5 (½)   A5

that only      ask for more,

 

                B5 (2)                A5 (2)                  

And so it goes, but still we give ourselves to

 G5 (2)                           G5 (hold 2)

this, We can't spend our lives waiting to live

 

Chorus:

D5 (2)                  A5 (2)   

    On cold nights     In a prayer for

G5 (4)   

dawn, but daylight isn't what she

  D5 (2)                   A5 (2)

wants.  The concrete   calls my name

     G5 (4)

again   I'm falling    through the cracks I slip

 

w/bass and drums only:

/ G5 - D5 - / - - - - / G5 - D5 - / A5 - - - /

/ G5 - D5 - / - - - - / G5 - D5 - / A5 - (hold) - /

 

enter guitar:

/ (still holding) - - D5 / - - - - /

The postcard says wish you were here

     G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

But I'd rather I was there,

G5 (½)  D5 (½)  D5

Holding on to the simple things

     G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

before they disappear

 

                       B5 (2)                       A5 (2)

That's what I meant   but that was then,   and this is

  G5 (2)                 G5 (hold 2) 

now    I'll make it up to you somehow

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

B5 (2)               A5 (2)

    A destination    a fading smile

D5 (2)                  E5 (2)

    Another station     another mile

B5 (2)                     A5 (2)

    Another day gone    I swore that I will

D5 (2)                                 E5 (2)

     Be there before dawn  So be there, I will

 

/ G5 - - - / - - - - / A5 - - - / - - - - /

/ D5 (hold) - - - / - - - - /

 

w/bass and drums only:

       G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

She got down      on hands and knees,

        G5 (½)    D5 (½)       A5

One ear      against the ground,

           G5 (½)    D5 (½)  D5

Holding   her breath to hear something,

G5 (½)     D5 (½)  A5

Any   -   thing at all

 

G5 (2)                            G5 (hold 2)

    The dirt whispered, "Child, I'm coming home"

 

Chorus

 

D5 (2)        A5 (2)     G5 (4)

                           I    slip   Through the cracks I

D5 (2)        A5 (2)                                       G5 (4)

slip                     Through the cracks I slip

 

End on D5

 

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.