This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (AND I FEEL FINE) by R.E.M. www.remhq.com From their 1987 album Document Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net G Cmaj7 That's great, it starts with an earthquake G Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes Cmaj7 And Lenny Bruce is not afraid G Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn Cmaj7 World serves its own needs, don't mis-serve your own needs G Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength Cmaj7 The ladder starts to clatter, With a fear of height, down, height Bb Wire in a fire, represent the seven games Am And a government for hire and a combat site G Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry Cmaj7 With the Furies breathing down your neck G Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped Cmaj7 Look at that low plane, fine then G Uh oh, overflow, population, common group Cmaj7 But it'll do, save yourself, serve yourself G World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed Cmaj7 Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right Bb You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light Am Feeling pretty psyched G D Am It's the end of the world as we know it /B G D Am It's the end of the world as we know it G D Am It's the end of the world as we know it C And I feel fine G Six o'clock, T.V. hour, don't get caught in foreign tower Cmaj7 Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn G Lock him in uniform, book burning, bloodletting Cmaj7 Every motive escalate, automotive incinerate G Light a candle, light a motive, step down, step down Cmaj7 Watch your heel crush, crush, uh oh G This means no fear, cavalier, renegade and steering clear Cmaj7 A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies Bb Am Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline REPEAT CHORUS G D Am C (3rd line) (Time I had some time alone) G C G C G F I feel fine REPEAT CHORUS G The other night I drifted nice continental drift divide Cmaj7 (stop) Mountains sit in a line, Leonard Bernstein G Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs Cmaj7 Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom Bb Am You symbiotic, patriotic, slam but neck, right, right REPEAT CHORUS Transcribed 2020-05-02 by T-rev More tab available at www.t-rev.net
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