Rent - Rent Chords & Tabs

 

Rent Chords & Tabs

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Rent Tab

   
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			     RENT - RENT
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Tabbed by: FinkiusMaximus
Email: dfinkelstein@sjs.org

Tuning: Standard

Main/Intro Riff

          Part A                  Part B

e|-2-3-2---2-3-2---3---2-3---------3---2-3-----------------------------------|
B|-------1-------1---1-----------1---1---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chord Progression for this part:  Eb5 F5 C5 /

Intro:  Play Part A 4x, then Part B once
Chord Progression goes 4x, then remain on C5 for the Part B tag

Verse (Mark):
C5
How do you document real life when real life's getting more like
D5
Fiction each day
C5
Head lines bread lines blow my mind and now this deadline e-
D5         E5
viction or pay

Gm  Gm#5  Gm6  Gm#5   (tabbed below)
          Rent!

Technically the chord is Gm#5, though it's essentially equivalent to Cm7


e|-3---3---3---3-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---4---5---3-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3---3---3---3-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5---5---5---5-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5---3---5---5-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3-------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (Roger):
C5
How do you write a song when the chords sound wrong though they once sounded
D5
Right and rare?
C5
But the notes are sour, where is the power you once had to ig-
D5
nite the air?

(Mark):
F
We're hungry and frozen
(Roger):
C
Some life that we've chosen!

[Chorus]

Gm Gm#5 Gm6 Gm#5
How we gonna pay?
How we gonna pay?
How we gonna pay
Eb     F      C
Last year's rent?

[Intro riff here]

Verse 3 (Roger):
C5
How do you start a fire when there's nothing to burn and it feels like something's
D5
Stuck in your flue?
(Mark):
C5
How can you generate heat when you can't feel your feet, they're
D5      E5
Turning blue?
(Roger):
F
You light up a mean blaze
(Mark):
C
with posters
(Roger):
and screenplays!

Repeat chorus, then this solo thing once:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rent/rent_tab_ver_2.html ]
e|-8-7-5-7-8-7-5-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------8----8-10-8-6-6-10-8----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 4
(Collins):
C5
How do you stay on your feet when on every street it's trick or treat and to-
D5
night it's trick?
C5
Welcome back to town, oh, I should lie down, everything's brown and
D5         E5
Oh, I feel sick

(Mark):
F
Where is he?
(Collins):
C
Gettin dizzy...

Chorus

(Mark):
Am             Em7                C          Am       G
   The music ignites tonight with passionate fire  
(Roger):
Am               Em7                      C        Am      G
   The narration crackles and pops with incendiary wit.
(Mark):
Am                      Em7             C              Am
   Zoom in as they burn the past to the ground and I'm feeling the heat
G
Of the future's glow

(Together):
D
How do you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to
E
Get to your heart?
   D                                                   E           F#
It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out 'til you're torn apart (Rent!)
D
   How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own 
E
blood cells betray?
D
What binds the fabric together when the ragins shifting winds of change keep
E       F#
Ripping away?

(Benny):
       G                         D
Draw a line in the sand and then make a stand.
(Roger):
         G
Use your camera to spar
(Mark):
    D
Use your guitar.
(Together):
     G                  D
When they act tough you call their bluff.

Am Am#5 Am6 Am#5 (same shape as the previously tabbed chords, two frets up)
We're not gonna pay
We're not gonna pay
We're not gonna pay

F    G      D
last year's rent
this year's rent
next year's rent
rent rent rent rent rent
We're not gonna pay rent 'cause

Bb      C       D
ev'rything is rent!


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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