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Flashing Lights

tabbed by Rosa, alternate tuning by Mike

To replicate the recording, tune your low E string 4.5 steps down, all the way down to a low G. 
This is the low drone that alternates with everything.

Here's the main riff, it's all basically a G chord (02000x). 
Feel free to mess around on the last part, he's rarely consistent in the recording and often cuts it short.

If you don't want to tune down you can approximate the riff like this:
D|------0-2-0----|  etc.

low G              high A             high G
D|----------|      D|--2-2-2-2-|      D|-0-0-0-0-|
A|--2-2-2-2-|      A|-0-0-0-0--|      A|0-0-0-0--|
G|-0-0-0-0--|      G|----------|      G|---------|

low A              Bb                 C                  D
A|--4-4-4-4-|      A|--5-5-5-5-|      A|--7-7-7-7-|      A|--9-9-9-9-|
G|-2-2-2-2--|      G|-3-3-3-3--|      G|-5-5-5-5--|      G|-7-7-7-7--|


low G    high A                       low G or Riff
    I am wearing a white long sleeved button-down. 
                  high A                 high G             low G
the pink colors behind the clouds tonight mirror the softer shades of your nightgown 
                             low A             Bb                        low G
as the neuro-transmitters go crazy inside of me you swear you're leaving town 
                     C          D      Riff
empty promises empty promises. 

low G     high A                                                        low G
     I am watching the way the wind seems to pass straight through your body. 
                  high A                  high G                 low G
when you run your fingernail along my neck, you spill some water on me. 
                  low A        Bb                       low G
you say you're as good as gone, well don't look now but here comes the dawn 
                     C              D              Riff
empty promises empty promises empty promises empty promises.
tabs/flashing_lights.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/24 21:42 (external edit)