Losing my religion
R.E.M (1991)


Strum:
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &


Intro Riff played before each chord:
A |--------5-7-5-0-|
E |----------------|


[F]   [Am]   [F]   [Am]  

[G] Oh....  [Am] life, it's bigger, [Em] it's bigger than you,
and you are [Am] not me,
The things that i will [Em] go to, the distance in your [Am] eyes,

[Em] Oh no I've said to [Dm] much, I've said it [G] all,
That's me in the [Am] corner,
that's me in the [Em] spotlight losing my [Am] religion,
                      
Trying to [Em] keep a view, and I [Am] don't know if I can do it,
[Em] Oh no I've said too [Dm] much, I haven't said [G] enough,

Chorus    
I thought that I heard you [F] laughing,
I thought that I heard you [Am] singing,
I [F] think I thought I saw [G] you [Am] try, [G]

      
Every whis- [Am] per, every waking [Em] hour
I'm choosing my [Am] confessions,                      
Trying to [Em] keep an eye on you,
like a [Am] hurt lost and blind fool,
[Em] Oh no I've said too [Dm] much, I said it [G] all,

Consider [Am] this, consider this, the [Em] hint of the century,
consider [Am] this, the slip, that [Em] brought me to my knees failed
[Am] what if all these fantasies come [Em] flailing around  
And now I've [Dm] said too [G] much,
I thought that I heard you [F] laughing,              
I thought that I heard you [Am] sing,
I [F] think I thought I [G] saw you [Am] try, [G]
    
Riff:

    Am                G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    F                 G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    C                 D
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    That was just a   dream
    C                 D
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    That was just a   dream

                
That's me in the [Am] corner, that's me in the [Em] spotlight,
Losing my re- [Am] ligion trying to [Em] keep a view,              
And I [Am] don't know if I can do it,
[Em] Oh no I said to [Dm] much, I haven't said [G] enough              

Chorus    
I thought that I heard you [F] laughing,
I thought that I heard you [Am] singing,
I [F] think I thought I saw [G] you [Am] try,
[F] That was just a dream,
to [Am] try, cry, fly, try
[F] That was just a dream, just a [Am] dream, just a [G] dream, dream.

Riff:

    Am                G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    F                 G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    Am                G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    F                 G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|

                
That's me in the [Am] corner, that's me in the [Em] spotlight,
Losing my re- [Am] ligion trying to [Em] keep a view,              
And I [Am] don't know if I can do it,
[Em] Oh no I said to [Dm] much, I haven't said [G] enough              

Chorus    
I thought that I heard you [F] laughing,
I thought that I heard you [Am] singing,
I [F] think I thought I saw [G] you [Am] try,
[F] That was just a dream,
to [Am] try, cry, fly, try
[F] That was just a dream, just a [Am] dream, just a [G] dream, dream.

Riff:

    Am                G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    F                 G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    Am                G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    F                 G
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|

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#Last Updated 27-02-18 JJ
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