The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories



Roman Litter
Sempiternal Darkness
Spanish House
Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow
Vasco de Gama

Dismantled King is Off the Throne
Crystal Ball

Whirlpool Vision of Shame

ROMAN LITTER

Hey you can stop that game
I see your motives plain
you just wanna stop the rain
hey
and when I close my eyes
I see a world of darkened skies
filled with terror and surprise
hey
you try to say it's over
well that¹s alright
but will you do one thing now?
tell everybody I¹m alright
and if you want to play
d¹you know a place where we can stay?
push through and stop that day
hey
and if you think it's fine
then will you draw the line?
push through these doors of mine
hey
you try to say it's over
well that¹s alright
but will you do one thing now?
tell everybody I'm alright
and if you want to play
d¹you know a place where we can stay?
roman litter on the way
hey
you try to say it's over
well that's alright
but will you do one thing now?
tell everybody I'm alright (x2)
don't try and tell me what is right

Tab by Mike Leader:Intro/recurring riff

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verse: A G (sort of 'sunlight bathed..' chorus rhythm) x 2 - then the riff.

chorus ('you try to say it's over') - C A (similar rhythm)

solo starts with high e 12h14 over and over.


SEMPITERNAL DARKNESS

Tab by Mike Leader:intro/recurring theme

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(above x2, then..)

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SPANISH HOUSE

Petulance - you're out to gain
bribery - it's the same old tale
pestilence - it's your only way
injury - where the flogged tribes stay
insanity - it's the way god slaves
the treachery of this crown jewel phase

Believe me, it's what we're heading for
believe me, and no more
don't go, to the spanish house
'cos you know it's a trap
don't go
on the galleon sea
it's a mystery
don't go

Eleven dead, so the tv said
don't go
you can stay

Possessions - the things you keep
there a well-timed secret that your enemies seek

Apathy - it's up to you
secrecy - what the hell do you do?
innocence - for you future is made
in this gold rush of these landmine days
I foretold your very actions
in the dim light of adventures now
don't go
to the spanish house
'cos you know it's a trap
don't go
on the galleon sea
it's a mystery
don't go

Eleven dead, so the tv said
don't go
you can stay
petulance - you're out to gain
bribery - it's the same old tale
pestilence - it's your only way
injury - where the flogged tribes stay
insanity - it's the way god slaves
the treachery of this crown jewel phase
believe me, it's what we're heading for
believe me, and no more
don't go
to the spanish house
'cos you know it's a trap
don't go
on the galleon sea
it's a mystery
don't go


VASCO DA GAMA

Out of it all comes shame
like the villain who laid the blame
and like it wasn't me who said
that you're better off being dead

Out of it all comes a sense of despair
your head wears your mind but your body is bare
you wake from your sleep and you know that it's true
you're starting to win but the game's nearly over for you

You know that it's true, yeah you
and everyone's through with you
and this day is through for you
why is it only me that believes in honesty?
and like I've searched all the darkest mines
to try and find out where you lie

Somebody's changed and I know that it¹s you
but I'll take the blame 'cos I'm that kind of fool
and you say it's me, yeah that's probably true
resigned [it's owe?] to the fact that the game's nearly over for you

You know that it's true, yeah you
and everyone's through with you
and this day is through for you

Out of it all comes shame
I was the villain who laid the blame
and like you know it was me who said
that you're better off being dead

Out of it all comes a sense of despair
the head wears your mind but your body is bare
you wake from your sleep and you know that it's true
you¹re starting to win but the game's nearly over for you
you know that it's true, yeah you
everyone's through with you
and this day is through for you


WHIRPOOL VISION OF SHAME

Six-thirty, the rain is falling and the sky's like a yellow balloon
I was waiting for the revolution and the Mexico sundown blue
and if you won't say it now then nothing will be said
and if you won't die of shame then I'll die instead
oh yeah
I was kneeling by the burning bush and the sea was a bed of flames
and I was reading from the book of Naomi and the whirlpool vision of shame
and if you won't say it now then nothing will be said
and if you won't die of shame then I'll die instead
oh yeah
now I was standing at the edge of the world when the (?)
and now we're heading for the new generation and the makeshift (?)
and if you won't say it now then nothing will be said
and if you won't die of shame then I'll die instead
oh yeah

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Tabs by: Tormod Bjontegaard

Standard tuning
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Six thirty the rain is falling and the sky's like a yellow balloon.

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I was waiting for the revolution and the Mexico sundown blue.

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And if you won't say it now then nothing will be said.

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And if you won't die of shame then I'll die instead. Oh yeah

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I was kneeling by the burning bush

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and the sea was a bed of flames. And I was reading from the book of

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Naomi and the whirlpool vision of shame. And if you won't say it

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now then nothing will be said. And if you won't die of shame

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then I'll die instead. Oh yeah.

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Now I was standing at the

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edge of the world when the..... And now we're

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heading for the new generation and the makeshift....

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And if you won't say it now then nothing will be said.

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And if you won't die of shame then I'll die instead.

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And if you won't say it now then nothing will be said.

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And if you won't die of shame then I'll die instead.

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Oh yeah

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