For Teddy

Those of us with Irish blood often let music speak for us….

“Losing My Religion” by R.E.M.

[INTRO]
|F . . . | . Dm G . | Am . Am/B . | Am/C . Am/D Am|
|F . . . | . Dm G . | Am . . . |

[VERSE 1]
G Am
Oh, life is bigger
Em
It’s bigger than you
Am
And you are not me.
Em
The lengths that I will go to,
Am
The distance in your eyes,
Em Dm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
G
I set it up.

[CHORUS]
Am
That’s me in the corner,
Em
That’s me in the spotlight
Am
Losing my religion.
Em
Trying to keep up with you.
Am
And I don’t know if I can do it.
Em Dm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
G
I haven’t said enough.

[BRIDGE]
G F
I thought that I heard you laughing,
Dm G Am Am/B Am/C Am/D
I thought that I heard you sing.
Am F F Dm G Am
I think I thought I saw you try.

[VERSE 2]
G Am Em
Every Whisper of every waking hour
Am
I’m choosing my confessions,
Em
Trying to keep an eye of you
Am
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
Em Dm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
G
I set it up.

[VERSE 3]
Am
Consider this, consider this,
Em
The hint of a century,
Am
Consider this: the slip
Em
That brought me to my knees failed.
Am
What if all these fantasies
Em
Come flailing around?
Dm G
Now I’ve said too much.

[BRIDGE]
G F
I thought that I heard you laughing,
Dm G Am Am/B Am/C Am/D
I thought that I heard you sing.
Am F F Dm G Am G
I think I thought I saw you try.

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Mandolin fill:

Am G
e| -12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10- 8- 8- 8- 5- 5- 5- 5- 5- |
B| ————————————————- |
G| ————————————————- |
D| ————————————————- |

F G
e| -12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10- 8- 8- 8- 5- 5- 5- 5- 5- |
B| ————————————————- |
G| ————————————————- |
D| ————————————————- |

C D
But that was just a dream,
C D
That was just a dream.

[CHORUS]
Am
That’s me in the corner,
Em
That’s me in the spotlight
Am
Losing my religion.
Em
Trying to keep up with you.
Am
And I don’t know if I can do it.
Em Dm
Oh no, I’ve said too much,
G
I haven’t said enough.

[BRIDGE]
G F
I thought that I heard you laughing,
Dm G Am Am/B Am/C Am/D
I thought that I heard you sing.
Am F F Dm G Am Am/B Am/C Am/D Am
I think I thought I saw you try.
F Dm G
But that was just a dream,
Am Am/B Am/C Am/D Am
Try, cry, why, try.
F Dm G Am G
That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, dream.

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