The Bends Uke tab by Radiohead

8 Chords used in the song: D,Cadd9,G/B,Em,G,C,A,Bb

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INTRO:| D D          | Cadd9 Cadd9  G/B G/B | Cadd9 Cadd9      |

| D D | Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B | Cadd9 Cadd9 |

| D D | Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B | Cadd9 Cadd9 |
Oh____
| D D | Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B | Cadd9 Cadd9 |
Oh____


Em Em G G
VERSE 1: where do we go from here? the words are coming out all weird
C C Cadd9 Cadd9 C C
where are you now when I need you?
Em Em G G C C
alone on an aeroplane, falling asleep against the window pane
Cadd9 Cadd9 C C
my blood will thick - en


LINK:| A A | A A | C C | Bb Bb |


Em Em G G
VERSE 2: I need to watch myself again to hide all the dirt and pain
C C Cadd9 Cadd9 C C
'Cos I'd be scared that there's nothing underneath
Em Em G G
and who are my real friends? Have they all got the bends?
C C Caddd9 C C
Am Am I really sinking this low


D D Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B Cadd9 Cadd9
COURUS 1: my baby's got the bends, oh no
D D Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B Cadd9 Cadd9
We don't have any real friends, no, no, no
A A
I'm just lying in a bar with my drip feed on
C C
Talking to my girlfriend, waiting for something to happen
A A
I wish it was the sixties I wish I could be happy
C C Cadd9 Cadd9
I wish, I wish, I wish that something would happen


Em Em G G
VERSE 3: where do i go from here? The planet is again numb
C C Cadd9 Cadd9 C C
In a sea of fear and where are you?
Em Em G G
They bought in the CIA, the tanks and the whole marines
C C Cadd9 Cadd9 C C
To blow me away, to blow me sky high


D D Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B Cadd9 Cadd9
COURUS 2: my baby's got the be________________nds
D D Cadd9 Cadd9 G/B G/B Cadd9 Cadd9
We don't have any real frie__________nds
A A
I'm just lying in a bar with my drip feed on
C C
Talking to my girlfriend, waiting for something to happen
A A
I wish it was the sixties I wish I could be happy
C C Cadd9 Cadd9
I wish, I wish, I wish that something would happen


SOLO:| G G Cadd9 Cadd9| G G Cadd9 Cadd9| C C | C C |

| G G Cadd9 Cadd9| G G Cadd9 Cadd9| C C | C C |


(C C) G G Cadd9 Cadd9
OUTRO:I wanna live and breathe
G G C C Cadd9 Cadd9
I wanna be part of the human race
G G Cadd9 Cadd9
I wanna live and breathe
G G C C Cadd9 Cadd9
I wanna be part of the human race, race, race, race
Em Em G G
where do we go from here? the words are coming out all weird
C C Cadd9 Cadd9 C C(1)
where are you now when I need you?

 

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About this song

This track was intially introduced as being about "knowing who your real friends are and when they're going to come to your gigs." Thom soon simplified this to "knowing who your friends are." The song reflects Radiohead sense of humor; it contains many ridiculous lines about the CIA and the Marines. Of the opening, Thom says, "The sound at the beginning comes from this caterwauling mayhem outside this hotel in the States.