John has played this slightly differently from show to show. There is no "right" way. That said in the recorded version the D is played as x0023x (with emphasis on the A string) and the other chords in the main progression are also played as power chords more or less (to play along, tune your guitar down a half step). Riff (for the D to G instrumentals): -22222222xx222222 -33333333xx333333 ...into the G chord -2222222242222222 -0000000000000000 ----------------- ----------------- Intro: D A Bm G (can be played once, twice, or not at all) D A These roses are the pleasures of the flesh Bm G These ones here they are the pleasures of the spirit D A And tucked behind a pornographic picture in a frame Bm G The troops found the pierced heart and they all gathered near it D Asus4 D D D A And the dust clouds bloomed in the dark Bm G And the face gazed up from the frame D A Roomful of French troops in a Franciscan abbey Bm G History does not recall their names A D Of the several things that you have to do today G You're gonna regret one A This generation asks for a sign D G It isn't gonna get one D G D G D A Berthe then took the pictures to the priest Bm G And the priest fell on his face and pawed the floor D A And the story lived on for a decade or two Bm G But no one really knows it anymore D Asus4 D D D A But the blessed heart is seen in the airbrush Bm G And the blessed heart is beating on the wind D A And the bodies of the faithful stacked by dozens by the roadsides Bm G Stripped and scourged and skinned A D Of the several things that you have to do today G You're gonna regret one A This generation asks for a sign D G It isn't gonna get one D Asus4 D D
Thanks to Mike (green_vii) for helping out!