Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

Losing My Religion è un brano del gruppo rock statunitense R.E.M., pubblicato come primo singolo estratto dall’album Out of Time a Febbraio del ’91. È considerata la canzone che ha portato la band al successo mondiale. Lo strumento prevalentemente utilizzato nel brano è il mandolino.

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INTRO

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FA – FA / LAm – LAm
FA – FA / LAm – SOL

VERSE
1

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SOL LAm
Oh, life is bigger
MIm
It’s bigger than you
LAm
And you are not me.
MIm
The lengths that I will go to,
LAm
The distance in your eyes,
MIm REm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
SOL
I set it up.

CHORUS

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LAm
That’s me in the corner,
MIm
That’s me in the spotlight
LAm
Losing my religion.
MIm
Trying to keep up with you.
LAm
And I don’t know if I can do it.
MIm REm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
SOL
I haven’t said enough.

BRIDGE

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SOL FA
I thought that I heard you laughing,
SOL LAm
I thought that I heard you sing.
FA SOL LAm
I think I thought I saaaaw you try.

VERSE
2

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SOL LAm MIm
Every Whisper of every waking hour
LAm
I’m choosing my confessions,
MIm
Trying to keep an eye of you
LAm
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
MIm REm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
SOL
I set it up.

VERSE
3

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LAm
Consider this, consider this,
MIm
The hint of a century,
LAm
Consider this: the slip
MIm
That brought me to my knees failed.
LAm
What if all these fantasies
MIm
Come flailing around?
REm SOL
Now I’ve said too much.

BRIDGE

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SOL FA
I thought that I heard you laughing,
SOL LAm
I thought that I heard you sing.
FA SOL LAm SOL
I think I thought I saaaaw you try.

STACCO

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LAm SOL FA SOL / LAm SOL FA SOL
. . . (But that was…)

CHORUS

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LAm
That’s me in the corner,
MIm
That’s me in the spotlight
LAm
Losing my religion.
MIm
Trying to keep up with you.
LAm
And I don’t know if I can do it.
MIm REm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
SOL
I haven’t said enough.

BRIDGE

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SOL FA
I thought that I heard you laughing,
SOL LAm
I thought that I heard you sing.
FA SOL LAm
I think I thought I saaaaw you try.
FA SOL LAm
But that was just a dream, Try, cry, why, try.
FA SOL LAm SOL
That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, dream.

OUTRO
= LAm