VdGG - Pioneers over c (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

The chords accompanying the main theme are rather key notes. I placed Capital letters 
to identify the "key" key notes, and small letters to show how the melody goes. Yeah, 
I am amateur. And sorry for currently not being able to identify the ending sax+organ 
sequence. The only thing I can say is that it ends up in E key. The rest can be probably 
picked out of the original recording, to which I would like you to refer in any way.


D*      x x 0 0 2 1
Dsus4   5 5 7 7 5 5 
Csus4   3 3 5 5 3 3 


ORGAN INTRO: { E   g a   g a b   e g a } x2

      E     g  a    g        a   b   e    g    a     E  g     a g    a    b  e g a
(We) Left the earth in 1983(nineteen eighty-three), fingers groping for the galaxies,

 A  c    d      c    d  e  a   c  d 
reddened eyes stared up into the void, 

    A  c     d    c  d e   a c d 
a thousand stars to be explo-ited.

 D     f  g    f  g a    d   f  g 
Somebody help me, I-I'm fa - alling, 

 D     f  g    f  g a    d   f  g  { B   d e   d e f#   b d e } x2
somebody help me, I-I'm fa - alling down

E      A  A    E      E      A  A    E
into sky, into earth, into sky, into earth.


BASS RIFF: Its main body is { e b     d a    b a      e g a g e }, and the following section is based on it:

e  b   d  a   b a      e g a g e     e  b     d  a     b  a      e g a g e 
It is so dark around,               no life, no hope, no sound,

 e   b    d   a b    a   b a          Dm* (played by acoustic guitar)
no chance of seeing home again.

    Dm          Cm           Dm              C C    G G   B B   C C G G B B B
The universe is on fire, exploding without flame.


C C    G G   B B   C C G G    

A A A G   A A A G    A A A G   A A A G

 A          A   A  G   A A A G   A       A  A  G     A A A G   A          A   A   G
We are the lost ones;           we are the pioneers;          we are the lost ones

A A A G   No Chords
         We are the ones they are going to build a statue for

                                               E 
ten centuries ago or were going to fifteen forward .....  (organ comes back here in E key)



     E     g     a  g  a  b    e    g     a
One last brief whisper in our loved ones' ears

    E g a     g  a    b  e       g  a
to reassure them and to pierce the fear

  A  c   d   c   d     e    a   c   d 
standing at controls then still unknown 

    A     c  d     c  d   e a    c  d 
we told the world we were about to go

 D     f  g    f g a    d   f  g 
Somebody help me I-I'm mi - issing, 

 D     f  g    f g a    d   f  g  { B   d e   d e f#   b d e } x2
somebody help me I-I'm mi - issing now

 E             A    A           E
touch with my mind, I have no frame,

 E             A    A           E
touch with my mind, I have no frame.


BASS RIFF: The same one - main body is { e b     d a    b a      e g a g e }, and the following section is based on it:

 e    b    d   a    b  a      e g a g e    e    b    d  a   b  a      e g a g e 
Well now where is the time                 and who the hell am I,

 e     b  d   a  b  a   b    a          Dm* (played by acoustic guitar)
here floating in an aimless way?

 
 Dm            Cm
No-one knows where we are, 

                 Dm             g c# fl c f e a b a# g f a# e    (d)
(no) they can't     feel us precisely ..
 

BRIDGE: Dsus4 x2 { Dsus4 Dsus4  Csus4 Csus4 } x4

Dsus4 Dsus4    Csus4  Csus4
  The - re is no fear     here.

Dsus4        Dsus4         Csus4       Csus4
  How (can) could such a thing   exi - ist 

Dsus4      Dsus4          Csus4        Csus4   Dsus4         Dsus4
  in (a) this place where       livi - ing       and knowi - ing

    Csus4      Csus4   Dsus4                Dsus4       Csus4  Csus4
and      bei - ing         have never been heard of?
 
                Dsus4       Dsus4   Csus4  Csus4
have never been       heard of


SAX SOLO: The { Dsus4 Dsus4  Csus4 Csus4 } continues during the sax solo and soon exits, leaving sax alone.


INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE: 
The basic passage here played by piano is:        a b e d   g a d   f g c   e f b a
The basic passage here played by bass is:    b d e            a         b       e


 E      g  a g   a    b   e    g    a 
Doomed to vanish in the flickering light,

 E g  a  g    a b  e  g   a 
disappearing to a darker night,

 A      c  d c   d  e  a c    d      A c   d  c  d  e   a  c   d
doomed to vanish in a living death, living anti-matter, anti-breath
 D     f  g    f g a    d f g 
Somebody help me I-I'm lo-osing, 

 D     f  g    f  g a    d f g  { B   d e   d e f#   b d e } x2
somebody help me, I-I'm lo-osing now

 E       A              A         E      
people around, there's no-one to touch,

    E       A      A         E
no people around, no-one to touch.


BASS RIFF: The same one - main body is { e b     d a    b a      e g a g e }, and the following section is based on it:

 
e b   d   a    b a    e g a g e    e   b  d  a b    a e  g  a g e    
I am now quite alone,             part of a vacant time-zone,

 e     b      d   a    b  a  b a         Dm* (played by acoustic guitar)
(here)   floating in the vo  -  oid,

      Dm              Cm
only dimly aware of existence, 

   Dm              C   C    G G   B B   C C G G B B B
a dimly existing awareness,

C C    G G   B B   C C G G    

A A A G   A A A G    A A A G   A A A G

A         A   A  G   A A A G   A  A   A      G        A   A A G   
I am the lost one,             I      am the one you fear,        

A         A   A   G  A A A G   
I am the lost one,

No Chords
       I am the one who crossed through space, 
or stayed where I was,
or didn't exist in the first place .....


ENDING: Some 16 notes are played, then (probably) same 16 notes played much quicker, 
and again probably the same notes played very quickly, ending up in E.




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