Priest = Aura


Ripple






P=A is my fave album ever, and in my eyes the strongest Church lineup


as well.  "Ripple" was the final indication to me that The Church is too


smart for the pop audience--it's a brilliant song.  Here it is, sans all the


detail work (if you want it bad enough, you'll figure it out).  There's some


good use of half-step modulations between the verse and


chorus--enhances the eerie effect.  Also, it's a good display of how


Peter's presence enhances a song. To me, this song is like a fine wine:


rich, dark and bitter.  I encourage all bands to try this.





[Am]Tiny baby, [C]so naive


[Dm] I can't believe what [F or Fmaj9] you believe


[Am]You were [C]once so [Dm]happy here [F or Fmaj9]


It may not be Eden or summer in Greece


You may not even find the Golden Fleece


In the drag of this atmosphere





Now I don't want to bring up a delicate matter


No I'd much rather bribe or flatter you


Cause flattery gets me everywhere


But you punctured my tires, you crossed all my wires


I brand your acolytes as a pack of liars


And the fire's singing everywhere





[D#m] (Ripple...)


[F#] Buckle like a wreck in the cold green sea


[D#m]...


[F#] Like you were a ripple in my memory





I lent you some collateral to buy new clothes


It went out the window and up your nose


And that's the end of the honeymoon


Yeah we walk down the aisle for another mile


I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles


And you can have all the money soon





(Chorus)





(solo 1) [F#m] [A] [G#m] [B]





You're so deluxe, you're so divine


You're so fifty light years ahead of your time


You're a metal, you're a ripple


You're a human sacrifice to the goddess of vice


Your hairdo is full of diamonds and lice


And you're hardly off the nipple





(Chorus)


Another little glitch in continuity


Like you were a ripple in my memory


(Various stuff with the same chords & solo 2)





NOW FOR YOU BASS PLAYERS:





Simple eighth-note feel most of the time.  Things are complicated slightly


by Kilbey's use of a Fender VI bass, but if you stick to the main notes


and ignore the open strings, it sounds fine (otherwise just crank up your


treble).  This can work on 2nd guitar, too.





Verse:


AAAAAGEG (on E string, strumming open A string too)


AAAAAGEG (same as above)


DDDDDCAC (on A string, with strummed open D)


DE(D)CD(C) (same as above, but hold the parenthetical notes rather than


play them - quarter notes)





Chorus:


D#D#D#D#D#C#D#(F)(D#)C#D#C# (again, the parenthesis means hold


that note longer)


F#...





The bass part during the verses lends a strong Am-Dm feel to them, so


you can eliminate the C and F on guitar there if you want, though not if


you want to be faithful.   Thanks to Matthew and Mick for their careful


observance of my errors.  And if you can find the CD single of this, get it,


Nightmare and Fog are great...


-Kev ;^)



Paradox



Am Gm  Am Gm  Am Gm  Am Gm





F         Dm         F    Dm


You are a paradox to me, a senseless maze


F       Dm     F    Dm


I run around, I'm looking for you all of my days


    	Am                     Bb


The more that you want it, the more that you need it


Am              Bb


The less that it does


Am                     Bb


Run out it's rough, too much is enough


Am    Bb


And that's what it was








I cannot bear to share you, we can't be alone


You make me drift up and float, and fall like a stone


The more that I see you, the more that I miss you


The less that I care


I know I should try to kiss you goodbye, but


You're never there





(instrumental one verse)





I've got a nickname for you, I call you weakness


I get a little strength out too, or is it meekness


The more that you want it, the more that you need it


The less that it does


Run out it's rough, too much is enough


And that's what it was





You are a paradox to me, a contradiction


You're a predicament for me, and a prediction


The more that I see you, the more that I miss you


The less that I care


I know I should try to kiss you goodbye, but


You're never there


etc.





James Dignan, Department of Psychology, University of Otago.





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