Monday, October 18, 2010

Manic Street Preachers "It's Not War" chords and lyrics

I have only a few Manic Street Preachers' songs - the last song of theirs I worked out and posted was in 2007!

I do quite like the band, and always have, but a lot of their songs haven't really been strong enough to make me want to play them. Only "If you Tolerate This" and "Your're love alone is not enough" have previously made it to my Pop Songs Guitar Chords page.

I do quite like the new single "(It's not War), Just the end of love", which I only heard a short while ago. It's a bit rockier than some of their older stuff, and the chords were quite tricky.

To make them reasonably playable, I had to transpose them down FIVE semitones, which means you will need to put your capo on the 5th fret if you want to play along with the original. Even at that, the intro has a little: C, C/Bb, Bb; Bb, Am, C riff which very early learners will probably find difficult. Of course, if you're just playing for fun, you can ignore the intro altogether, in which case the chords for the verse are: C, F and G, and the chorus chords are: Am F G, G G F (x2) and Em F.

The intro chords appear again as the riff after the 2nd chorus, but if you find them too tricky, you can just leave them out.

If you can get to grips with it, it's a fun song to play, and my interpretation is now on my Rock Songs guitar chords page at the link below

PJs Guitar Chords and Lyrics - Pop Songs, Manic Street Preachers "(It's not war) Just the End of Love"

You should try playing along with the song above, or at YouTube - Manic Street Preachers "(It's Not War) Just the end of love". The band play the song in the key of F, but I've chorded it in C major, so you'll need to put a capo on the fifth fret to play along in the correct key.

The official Manic Street Preachers web site is at: Manic Street Preachers Home Page.

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