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Staring at the sun

December 21, 2005

[Intro]:  Am  G  F  E     Am  G  F  E
[Verse 1]:
Am                G            F              E
Summer stretching on the grass summer dresses pass
Am                G           F                   E
In the shade of a willow tree creeps are crawling over me
Am          G        F              E
Over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am                G
It’s going to get stickier too
F                                       G
It’s been a long hot summer… let’s go undercover
F                                      G
Don’t try to hard to think… don’t think at all

[Chorus 1]:
C                  Am
I’m not the only one staring at the sun
D                         F
Afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
Not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
Not the only one who’s happy to go blind
Am  D   Am  D

[Verse 2]:
There’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
It’s gonna itch and burn and sting
Do you want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like a beach
Will you ever live in peace ?
Cause those that can’t do… often have to
And those that can’t do… often have to preach

[Chorus 2]:
To the ones staring at the sun
Afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb staring at the sun
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind
Am  D   Am  D

[Verse 3]:
Intransigence is all around military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties daddy just won’t say goodbye
Referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will He listen
I’m nearly great but there’s something I’m missing
I left in the… duty free
You never really… belonged to me

[Chorus 2]:
You’re not the only one staring at the sun
Afraid of you’d find if you stepped back inside
I’m not sucking on my thumb
I’m staring at the sun
Not the only one who’s happy to go blind

[Outro]:
Am  D   Am  D
Am  D   Am  D

Bastien Moinet (Paris, FRANCE)
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moinet@ulysse.itodys.jussieu.fr moinet@penelope.itodys.jussieu.fr
From carol@ionet.net Fri Apr 18 10:29:18 1997
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 16:43:30 -0500
From: mclaughlin <carol@ionet.net>
To: guitar@olga.net Subject: (no subject)

Staring At The Sun
Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Transcribed by Justin Mclaughlin
Play in A minor

intro electric guitar (acoustic plays Am, G, F, Em)
1—————————————————
2—————5——————–5———–5–
3—5—7——————-5—7———7———
4—————————————————
5—————————————————
6—————————————————
Am G F Em

Summer stretching on the grass, summer dresses pass
Am G F Em
In the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me

there are some harmonics in the background (work with these):
1——————–<12>–
2———–<12>———–
3—<12>——————-
4————————–
5————————–
6————————–
Am G F Em

Over me and over you, stuck together with GOD’s glue
Am G
It’s going to get sticker, too

1—————–<12>————–<12>————
2———<12>————————————–
3————————–<12>—————-<7>–
4—<7>———————————————
5—————————————————
6—————————————————

F G
It’s been a long hot summer, let’s get undercover
F G
Don’t try too hard to think, don’t think at all

chorus, electric guitar:
1—————————————————
2—15–13–15–13————-15–15b(17)r—–13–
3———————12/14————————-
4—————————————————
5—————————————————
6—————————————————
C Am
I’m not the only one staring at the sun
D Dsus4 F
Afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C Am
Not just deaf and dumb staring at the sun
D Dsus4 F
I’m not the only one who’s happy to go blind
Am G

There’s an insect in your ear
F Em
If you scratch it won’t disappear

1—————————
2—————————
3—2/4\2–0–2—–4—5/–
4—————————
5—————————
6—————————

Am G
It’s gonna itch and burn and sting
F Em
Do you want to see what the scratching brings?

1—————————-
2—————————-
3—<12>–<12>–<12>–12/14–
4—————————-
5—————————-
6—————————-

Am G
Waves that leave me out of reach
F Em
Breaking on your back like a beach
Am G
Will we ever live in peace?
F G
Cause those that can’t do often have to
F G
And those that can’t do often have to
C Am

Preach to the ones staring at the sun
D Dsus4 F
Afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
C Am
Not just deaf and dumb staring at the sun
D Dsus4 F
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind

bridge:
Am Dsus2 Am G
1—————-
2———13\10–
3—12———–
4—————-
5—————-
6—————-

with fill:
1—<12>—<12>—<12>–<12>–
2—————————–
3—————————–
4—————————–
5—————————–
6—————————–

1—x–x–x–x–
2—x–x–x–x–
3—x–x–x–x–
4—x–x–x–x–
5—x–x–x–x–
6—x–x–x–x–

Intransigence is all around, military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won’t say goodbye
Referee won’t blow the whistle
GOD is good, but will He listen?
I’m nearly great, but there’s something missing
F G
I left in the duty free though
F G
You never really belonged to me

C Am
You’re not the only one staring at the sun
D Dsus4 F
Afraid of what you’d find if you stepped back inside
C Am
I’m not sucking my thumb, I’m staring at the sun
D Dsus4 F
Not the only one who’s happy to go blind

Outro:
1———————————————————–
2—5——-5—————5——-5——5——5———
3——-7———–5—7——-7————–7——12\5–
4———————————————————–
5———————————————————–
6———————————————————–

1—————————————————-
2———————————————5–5—
3—5p4————-5–7–7–7——–5–7———–
4———-7—————————————–
5—————————————————-
6—————————————————-

Justin Mclaughlin
mclaugj@juno.com
From con1@fyi.net
Fri Apr 18 10:35:46 1997
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 08:49:13 -0700
From: Chris <con1@fyi.net>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: CRD: Staring at the Sun by U2

#———————————-PLEASE NOTE———————————#
#This file is the author’s own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#——————————————————————————#

Staring at the Sun by U2
Transcribed by Chris Choncek (choncek@alltel.net)
I’ll post lyrics later.

Intro: Am, G5, F (sounds best if these are barred)

Verse: Am, G5, F, E

Prechorus: F, G5, F, G5

Chorus: C, Am, D, F

Interlude: Am, D, Am, G5

That’s it! Another great song by U2 (…and simple too)

From ericm@iol.ie
Fri Apr 18 10:49:07 1997
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 22:58:01 -0000
From: Eric Mosley <ericm@iol.ie>
To: guitar@olga.net Cc: ericm@iol.ie
Subject: CRD: U2 Staring at the sun

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These may not be the exact chords but you can sing along with them!
Feel free to send corrections.
Eric Mosley -> ericm@iol.ie

:U2 :Staring At The Sun
INTRO:
————————————————-
5–3–5———————–3-5–3–5———-
—————————–5——————-
————————————————-
————————————————-
————————————————-
Am        D        C        G
Am        D        C        G

Am                G              C              G
Summer stretching on the grass.. summer dresses pass
Am                G              C                 G
in the shade of a willow tree    creeps a crawling over me
Am          G        C                   G
over me and over you stuck together with gods glue
Am                G                      C
its going to get stickier too its been a long hot summer
G
lets get undercover
C
don’t try to hard to think
G
don’t think at all
C                  Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                         F
afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind
Am  G  Am  G (??)

Am                G                  C                G
there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
Am             G
its gonna itch and burn and sting do you
C                  G
wanna see what the scratching brings
Am                  G            C                G
waves that leave me out of reach breaking on your back like a beach
Am           G
will we ever live in peace?
C                   G
’cause those that can’t do often have to
C                   G
those that can’t do often have to preach

C                   Am
to the ones starin’ at the sun
D                       F
afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind

(twice)
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——-7———-777—————————-
7-7—-7———-777-7-7—-5———555——-
7-7—-5———-555-7-7—-5———555——-
5-5——————-5-5—-3———333——-

Am               G
intransigence is all around…
Am         G
military still in town
Am            G
armour plated suits and ties…
Am               G
daddy just won’t say goodbye
Am            G
referee won’t blow the whistle
Am              G
God is good but will HE listen
Am                          G
I’m nearly great but theres something I’m missing
C
I left in the
G
duty free
ah ah
C
though you never really
G
belonged to me

C                   Am
you’re not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                          F
afraid of what you’ll find if you stepped back inside
C                         Am
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

Staring at the Sun U2 – POP
Transcibed by Ian Loughead <6isl@qlink.queensu.ca>

Am                 G              F              Em
Summer stretching on the grass… summer dresses pass
Am                 G          F                 Em
in the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am           G        F             Em
over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am                 G
it’s going to get stickier too…
F
it’s been a long hot summer
G
let’s get undercover
F                                             G
don’t try too hard to think… don’t think at all

C                   Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                       F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D                    F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

bridge
Am D (repeated)

Am                G           F                Em
There’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
Am                  G
it’s gonna itch and burn and sting
F                            Em
do you want to see what the scratching brings
Am                   G
waves that leave me out of reach
F                     Em
breaking on your back like a beach…
Am           G
will we ever live in peace?
F                          G
’cause those that don’t do often have to
F                    G
those that can’t do often have to… preach

C                  Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                       F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
not just deaf and dumb… staring at the sun
D                    F
not the only one who’d rather to go blind

bridge
Am D (repeated)

Am                G             F        Em
intransigensce is all around… military still in town
Am            G                 F                Em
armour plated suits and ties… daddy just won’t say goodbye
Am            G                F               Em
referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will HE listen
Am
I’m nearly great
G                     F                G
but there’s something i’m missing I left it in the duty free
F                           G
though you never really belonged to me

C                  Am
You’re not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                        F
afraid of what you’d find if you stepped back inside
C                        Am
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

These may not be the exact chords but are the right chord progression and
are in tune with my guitar send comments to <6isl@qlink.queensu.ca>
From x95cjk@juliet.stfx.ca
Wed Apr 30 09:40:53 1997
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 15:30:36 -0400
From: Shamu Naidu <x95cjk@juliet.stfx.ca>
To: guitar@olga.net Cc: acoustic@olga.net
Subject: Chords:  Staring at the Sun by U2

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Staring at the Sun
Lyrics and Music: U2
Tabbed by Shamu Naidu
E-mail: x95cjk@stfx.ca

It’s a really easy song, reminds of Oasis…
Here are the chords.
Listening to the song will make it obvious how they’re being played.

Intro:
Am(1)             G(1)               F               Em
-5-                -3-              -1-               -0-
-7-                -5-              -3-               -2-
-7-                -5-              -3-               -2-
-5-                -4-              -2-               -0-
-5-                -3-              -1-               -0-
-5-                -3-              -1-               -0-

Verses:
Am(2)              G(2)               Fsus2              Em
-0-                  -3-              -1-
-0-                  -2-              -3-
-2-                  -0-              -3-
-2-                  -0-              -2-
-1-                  -3-              -1-
-0-                  -3-              -0-

Pre-Chorus  Go back and forth between F and G(1)

Chorus
C                    Am(2)                D/F# sus2             F sus2
-0-                                              -2-
-3-                                              -0-
-2-                                              -0-
-0-                                              -2-
-1-                                              -3-
-0-                                              -0-

Bridge:
Am or anything in the key of Am can be played over the Bridge
then go into the pre-chorus.

Outro
Am(2)             D/F#           Am(2)         G(2)

The outro might be wrong.

From pro1509@a2points.com
Thu May  8 10:12:09 1997
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 16:20:16 +0200
From: Caigneux <pro1509@a2points.com>
To: guitar@olga.net Subject: Tab

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Staring at the sun
U2 -POP-

Intro:
Am G F Em   ( 52 )

Am                 G          F             Em
SUMMER stretching on the grass… summer dresses pass
Am            G        F             Em
in the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am              G        F             Em
over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am           G
it’s going to get stickier too…
F
it’s been a long hot summer
G
let’s get undercover
F                G
don’t try too hard to think… don’t think at all

C            Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                  F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C               Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D               F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
it’s gonna itch and burn and sting
do you want to see what the scratching brings
waves that leave me out of reach
breaking on your back like a beach…
will we ever live in peace?
’cause those that can’t do
often have
to those that can’t do
often have to… preach

to the ones starin’ at the sun…
afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
not just deaf and dumb…
staring at the sun
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind

Am D Dsus4 D

intransigence is all around…
military still in town
armour plated suits and ties…
daddy just won’t say goodbye
referee won’t blow the whistle
God is good but will HE listen
I’m nearly great but there’s something I’m missing
I left in the
duty free
though you never really
belonged to me

you’re not the only one
starin’ at the sun
afraid of what you’d find
if you stepped back inside
I’m not sucking my thumb
I’m staring at the sun
not the only one
who’s happy to go blind

From al442035@academ01.cem.itesm.mx
Mon May 12 13:23:28 1997
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 15:48:24 -0500
From: ESCOBEDO L FRANCISCO <al442035@academ01.cem.itesm.mx>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: CHORDS: Staring at the sun by U2

“STARING AT THE SUN”  U2 FROM THE AMBUM “POP”
Transcribed by Francisco Escobedo

Well, this is a very cool song, to play the strumming correctly listen to the song….

INTRO.

Am   Am          G     F   Em
SUMMER streching on the grass… summer dresses pass
Am          G     F         Em
in the shade of willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am          G     F         Em
Over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am             G
its going to get stickier too…
F                 G
its been a long hot summer let’s get under cover
F                          G
don’t try too hard to think don’t think it all

CHORUS
C        Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D    F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C       Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m starin’ at the sun
D    F – Am
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

Am          G     F        Em
there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it wont disappear
Am              G
it’s gonna itch and burn and sting
F      Em
do you want to see what the scratching brings
Am              G
waves that leave me out of reach
F              Em
braking on your back like a beach
Am          G
will we ever leave in peace?
F                 G
’cause those that can’t do often have to
F            G
those that can’t do often have to preach

CHORUS
C   Am
to those ones staring at the sun
D    F
afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
C      Am
not just deaf and dumb… staring at the sun
D     F
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind

Am-D x2 Am

Am   G     F     Em
intansigence is all around… military still on town
Am     G     F     Em
armour plated suits and ties… daddy just won’t say goodbye
Am   G        F       Em
referee won’t blow the whistle  God is good but will HE listen
Am
I’m nearly great
G      F   G
but there’s something I’m missing I left in the duty free
F        G
though you never really belonged to me

CHORUS
C     Am
you’re not the only one starin’ at the sun
D   F
afraid of what you’d find if you stepped back inside
C         Am
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
D       F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind
Am-D

Any corrections are welcome…….
(al442035@academ01.cem.itesm.mx)
(zorzi@hotmail.com)

……..POPMART  TOUR…….
“Staring at the Sun” by U2
Music by U2, lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Transcribed by Casey M. Campbell
e-mail:  U2freak@aol.com
This song is the second release from the Pop album, and is by  far the best-
-this is my first time to tab a song, so if there are any errors,
by all means let me know.  Now let’s play some  guitar:

Intro:
Am    G(1)    F(1)   G(2)  repeat 2x

G(1) is:          F(1) is:         G(2) is:
E—3—          E—1—         E—3—
B—3—          B—1—         B—0—
G—4—          G—2—         G—4—
D—5—          D—3—         D—5—
A—0—          A—0—         A—0—
E—X—          E—X—         E—X—

Verse 1:
Am               G              F              Em
summer stretches on the grass…summer dresses pass
Am                G           F                 Em
in the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am          G        F              Em
over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am                      G
it’s going to get stickier too
F
it’s been a long hot summer
G
let’s get undercover
F                                      G
don’t try too hard to think…don’t think at all

Chorus:
C                  Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                         F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind
Am   G    F    Em

Verse 2 (same as verse 1)
there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
it’s gonna itch and burn a sting do you want to see what the scratching brings
waves that leave me out of reach breaking on your back like a beach
will we ever live in peace? ’cause those that can’t do
often have to those that can’t do often have to preach

Repeat Chorus as above

Am   D (Pattern 1)
Am   G

Pattern 1:
E–2–2-h3p– Am   G(1)  D  (Pattern 1 twice)
B–3———
G–2———
D–0———
A–X———
E–X———

Bridge: (Play 7 times)
E—————————————–
B—————————————–
G——2——-0——-2——————
D———0-h2————0-h2p———–
A—0—————0————-3p0—–
E—————————————–

intransigence is all around…military still in town
armour plated suits and ties…daddy just won’t say goodbye
referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will he listen
I’m nearly great but there’s something I’m missing
F                G
I left it in the duty free
F                        G
though you never really belonged to me

Repeat chorus
you’re not the only one starin’ at the sun
afraid of what you’d find if you stepped back inside
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
not the only one who’s happy to be blind

Am   D   (repeat to end)

Hope you enjoy!
—send comments to U2freak@aol.com

From a.giai@studenti.to.it
Thu May 15 17:15:48 1997
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 10:21:23 GMT
From: Alessio Giai <a.giai@studenti.to.it>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: CRD: ‘Staring at the sun’ by ‘ ‘U2’

“Staring at the Sun” – U2 ( Discoteque ).
Chords & lyrics

Intro :
Am – D

Am               G             F            Em
Summer stretching on the grass summer dresses pass
Am               G           F                 Em
In the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am         G         F              Em
Over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am               G                  F
It’s going to get stickier too it’s been a long hot summer
G
Let’s get under cover
F
Don’t try too hard to think
G
Don’t think at all

C
I’m not the only one
Am
Staring at the sun
F
Afraid of what you’d find
G
If you took a look inside

I’m not just deaf and dumb Staring at the sun
Not the only one Who’s happy to go blind

There’s an insect in your ear If you scratch it won’t disappear
It’s going to itch and burn and sting You want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach Breaking on your back like a beach
Will we ever live in peace ‘Cause those that can’t do Often
have to And those that can’t do Often have to preach

To the ones Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you’ll find If you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb Staring at the sun
I’m not the only one Who’d rather go blind

Intransigence is all around Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties Daddy just won’t say goodbye
Referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will He listen
I’m nearly great But there’s something missing I left it in the
duty free But you never really belonged to me

You’re not the only one Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you’d find If you stepped back inside
I’m not sucking on my thumb I’m staring at the sun
Not the only one Who’s happy to go blind
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Giai Alessio – Politecnic of Turin
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From imardian@pwa.acusd.edu
Fri May 16 08:06:40 1997
Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 09:56:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Boo Mardian <imardian@pwa.acusd.edu>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: U2: Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun  by U2

Key: C major

Verse Chords:
Am-G-Fmaj7-Em

Chorus Chords:
C-Am-D-Fmaj7

Am                G             Fmaj7          Em
Summer stretching on the grass, summer dresses pass
Am              G             Fmaj7             Em
In the shade of willow trees, creeps a crawling over me
Am          G         Fmaj7                     Em
Over me and over you, stuck together with God’s Glue
Am             G                         Fmaj7
It’s gonna get stickier too, it’s been a long hot summer
G                 Fmaj7
Let’s get undercover, Don’t try to hard to think
G
Don’t think at all,

C                  Am
I’m not the only one staring at the sun
D                       Fmaj7
Afraid of what I’ll find if I take a look inside
C                        Am
Not just deaf and dumb, I’m staring at the sun
D                     Fmaj7
Your not the only one who’s happy to go blind

Verse 2:

there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
it’s gonna itch and burn and sting do you want to see what the scratching brings
waves that leave me out of reach breaking on your back like a beach…
will we ever live in peace? ’cause those that can’t do often
have to those that can’t do often
have to… preach

Chorus:
to the ones staring at the sun…
afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
not just deaf and dumb… staring at the sun
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind

Bridge:
Am-D repeated

Verse3:
intransigence is all around… military is still in town
armour plated suits and ties… daddy just won’t say goodbye
referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will HE listen
I’m nearly great but there’s something I’m missing I left in the
duty free though you never really belonged to me

Chorus:
you’re not the only one staring at the sun
afraid of what you’d find if you stepped back inside
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

From rumpole.no@spam.mortimer.com
Fri May 16 08:31:00 1997
Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 16:41:13 GMT
From: kitch <rumpole.no@spam.mortimer.com>
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Re: Need chords and lyrics for U2 :

‘STARING AT THE SUN’
“David Keary” <isthmus@iol.ie> wrote:
>could somebody please reply with the chords and tab of u2’s staring at the
>sun or the lyrics if possible!

=============Starin’ At The Sun       U2===
Key:
Am===Tempo:70===
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em  [intro]
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em   []
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em
Summer stretching on the grass…….summer dresses pass
Am                 |G                  |F
|Em  in the shade of a willow tree………creeps a crawling over me
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em
over me and …….over you………..stuck together…. with God’s glue
Am                 |G                  |F                  |F
it’s going to get stickier too……..it’s been a long hot summer, let’s
G                  |G                  |F                  |F
get undercover ………………. don’t try too hard to think, don’t think
G                  |G                  |C                  |C
all ……………I’m not the only one………………. starin’ at the
Am                 |Am                 |D                  |D
sun……………afraid of what you’d find……….if you took a look in-
F                  |F                  |C                  |C
-side………….. not just deaf & dumb,………….. I’m starin’ at the
Am                 |Am                 |D                  |D
sun……………. not the only one………….. whose happy to go
F                  |F                  |Am                 |G
blind…………………………. [organ simulation]
F                  |Em                 |Am                 |G
………………………………….. There’s an insect in your ear,
F                  |Em                 |Am                 |G
if you scratch, it won’t disappear, it’s gonna itch & burn & sting, do you
F                  |Em                 |Am                 |G
want to see what the scratching brings? Waves that leave me out of reach,
F                  |Em                 |Am                 |G
Breaking on your back like a beach,….will we ever live in peace?
F                  |F                  |G                  |G
Cuz those that can’t do…………… often have to …….
F                  |F                  |G                  |G
Those that can’t do……………….often have to..preach, I’m not the
C                  |C                  |Am                 |Am
only one,……………. starin’ at the sun………………afraid of what
D                  |D                  |F                  |F
you’d find…………if you took a look inside……………not just deaf &
C                  |C                  |Am                 |Am
dumb……………I’m starin’ at the sun…………… not the only
D                  |D                  |F                  |F
one……………. who’s happy to go blind…
Am             D   |D         Dsus D   |Am             G   |G
[organ solo on bridge]
Am             D   |D                  |Am                 |Am   []
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em
Intransigence is… all around,……. military’s still in town,
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em
armour-plated suits and ties,……… Daddy just won’t say goodbye,
Am                 |G                  |F                  |Em
Referee won’t blow the whistle, …… God is good but will he listen, I’m
Am                 |G                  |F                  |F
nearly great but there’s something missing, I’m left….uhh………. in the
G                  |G                  |F                  |F
duty free……uhhhh………..though you never really……..belonged to
G                  |G                  |C                  |C
me,…………….. I’m not the only one …………….. starin’ at the
Am                 |Am                 |D                  |D
sun ………….. afraid of what you’d find ………… if you step back
F                  |F                  |C                  |C
inside……………… not just deaf & dumb ……………. I’m starin’ at
Am                 |Am                 |D                  |D
the sun…………….. not the only one……………… who’s happy to go
F                  |F                  |Am                 |D
blind…………………………… [organ outro]
Am                 |G                  |Am                 |D   [6]
Am                 |G                  |Am                 |D   [5]
Am                 |G                  |Am                 |D   [4]
Am                 |G                  |Am                 |D   [3]
Am                 |G                  |Am                 |D   [2]
Am                 |G                  |Am                 |
………………………………… [end]
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the World O’er Will Brothers Be, Fo’ A’ That

From shifter@hiline.net
Fri May 16 08:32:04 1997
Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 23:24:06 -0500
From: “Billy R. Waller Jr.” <shifter@hiline.net>
To: guitar@nevada.edu
Subject: Staring at the Sun by U2
From: Shifter@hiline.net
Group: U2 Song: Staring at the Sun
note: if you dowload this, download it and print it out on the NOTEPAD!

Staring at the Sun by U2 from the Album POP                 —————–
transcribed by | Billy R. Waller |                 —————–
This is yet another great song performed by U2.
It is real easy to play but it sounds great.
To achieve almost the same sound of distortion as U2 uses,
then you should definately us a Gibson Les Paul🙂.

chords used:
F |–1–|   C |—–|  Am |—–|   G |–3–|
|–1–|     |–1–|     |–1–|     |—–|
|–2–|     |—–|     |–2–|     |—–|
|–3–|     |–2–|     |–2–|     |—–|
|–3–|     |–3–|     |—–|     |–2–|
|–1–|     |—–|     |—–|     |–3–|

Em |—–|  D |–2–|
|—–|    |–3–|
|—–|    |–2–|
|–3–|    |—–|
|–3–|    |—–|
|—–|    |—–|

Am-G-F-Em  …
F-G-F-G
C-Am-D-F
Am-D-Am-G
Am-G-Am-G
Am-G-Am-G

From shifter@hiline.net
Fri May 16 08:32:14 1997
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 22:58:55 -0500
From: “Billy R. Waller Jr.” <shifter@hiline.net>
To: guitar@nevada.edu
Subject: Staring at the Sun by U2 (NEW!)
(please disregard both previous versions I sent)
From: Shifter@hiline.net
Group: U2  Song: Staring at the Sun
note: if you dowload this, download it and print it out on the  NOTEPAD!

Staring at the Sun by U2  from the Album POP                  —————–
transcribed by | Billy R. Waller |                  —————–
This is yet another great song performed by U2.
It is real easy to  play but it sounds great.
To achieve almost the same sound as  U2,
then you should definately us a Gibson Les Paul🙂.

chords used:
Am |—–|  G |–3–|  F |–1–|
|–1–|    |—–|    |–1–|
|–2–|    |—–|    |–2–|
|–2–|    |—–|    |–3–|
|—–|    |–2–|    |–3–|
|—–|    |–3–|    |–1–|

Em |—–|  C |—–|  D |–2–|
|—–|    |–1–|    |–3–|
|—–|    |—–|    |–2–|
|–2–|    |–2–|    |—–|
|–2–|    |–3–|    |—–|
|—–|    |—–|    |—–|

Intro :
Am-G-F-Em x2

Verse 1 :
Am                G               F              Em
SUMMER stretching on the grass… summer dresses pass
Am                G           F                 Em
in the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am          G        F                 Em
over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am                    G
it’s going to get stickier too…
F
It’s been a long hot summer
G
let’s get undercover
F                                       G
don’t try too hard to think… don’t think at all

Chorus :
C                  Am
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                        F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C                       Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m staring at the sun
D                   F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind
Am-G-F-Em

Verse 2 :
Am                 G          F                  Em
there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
Am                    G
it’s gonna itch and burn and sting
F                    Em
do you want to see what the scratching brings
Am                  G
waves that leave me out of reach
F                  Em
breaking on your back like a beach…
Am          G
will we ever live in peace?
F                     G
’cause those that can’t do often have to
F                   G
those that can’t do often have to.. preach

Chorus :
C                   Am
to the ones starin’ at the sun…
D                       F
afraid of what you’ll find if you took a look inside
C                      Am
not just deaf and dumb… staring at the sun
D                     F
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind

Am-D-Am-G
Am-D-Am

Verse 3 :
intransigence is all around… military still in town
armour plated suits and ties… daddy just won’t say goodbye
referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will HE listen
I’m nearly great
F             G
but there’s something I’m missing I left in the duty free
F                                   G
though you never really belonged to me

Chorus :
C                  Am
you’re not the only one starin’ at the sun
D                        F
afraid of what you’d find if you stepped back inside
C                        Am
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
D                     F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 10:53:26 -0500
From: “Harold W. Qualkinbush” <hqualkin@sprynet.com>
Subject: CRD: Staring at the sun by U2

*** Staring At The Sun ***
by U2  Words by Bono and The Edge from the U2 Pop CD 1997 (c) Polygram
Transcribed by H. Wayne Qualkinbush 6-27-97

Intro:
Am G F Em
Am G F Em

Am           G                        F              Em
Summer stretching on the grass…summer dresses pass
Am                      G                F                       Em
In the shade of a willow tree creeps a crawling over me
Am                 G            F                  Em
Over me and over you stuck together with God’s glue
Am                       G
It’s going to get stickier too…
F
It’s been a long hot summer
G
Let’s get undercover
F                          G
don’t try too hard to think… don’t think at all

CHORUS:
C             Am
I’m not the only one.. starin’ at the sun
D                           F
afraid of what you’d find if you took a look inside
C                          Am
not just deaf and dumb I’m starin’ at the sun
D                      F
not the only one who’s happy to go blind

Am G F Em

Am         G                   F                            Em
there’s an insect in your ear if you scratch it won’t disappear
Am                 G
it’s gonna itch and burn and sting
F                                  Em
do you want to see what the scratching brings
Am                           G
waves that leave me out of reach
F                          Em
breaking on your back like a beach
Am               G
will we ever live in peace
F                      G
’cause those that can’t do often have to
F                    G
and those that can’t do often have to preach

[REPEAT CHORUS]
Am D Am G
Am D Am G

Am                Am
intransingence is all around…military still in town
Am                Am
armour plated suits and ties..daddy just won’t say goodbye
Am                Am
referee won’t blow the whistle God is good but will He listen
Am I’m nearly great but there’s something I’m missing
F              G
I left in the duty free
F                                G
though you never really belonged to me

[REPEAT CHORUS]
Am D Am D Am D……(repeat & fade)

Hope this is good enough,
I know that there are some minor
deviations to the chords, but the basics are here.
Feel free to E-Mail me if you like : hqualkin@sprynet.com

Wayne Qualkinbush

One comment

  1. makasih atas staring at the sun nya

    om gabung dong di http://kaskus.us/showthread.php?t=270917



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