Benediction by Thurston Moore

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*DISCLAIMERS*
•This is my first tab.
•This is not exactly how Thurston plays it. I couldn't find a tab or video tutorial so I
learned by ear and am sharing what I came up with. This is based on my tutorial on YouTube,
which you can find on my channel. Hope it helps! Any questions can be submitted to my channel as
well:
http://youtube.com/anomic84

*TUNING*
Thick to Thin:
Eb-Bb-D-F-Bb-C

*PLAYING*
If you listen to Thurston playing, it sounds like he sometimes up strokes louder. That's how I played it and I suggest listening and experimenting with this idea. You'll definitely always want to experiment with dynamics in music. Do what you need to do to make it sound good to you. It's Thurston's song but it's YOUR version.

*SYLLABUS*
The song is basically made of a body, and repeated three times. So I'll break this body down into four groups just to give you the basics. Hopefully what I'm trying to describe will make more sense when you start the tab. It's to correlate the same approach to learning the song that I give in my video.
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*INTRO AND FIRST SECTION* "With Benediction in her eyes..."


C|--5--5555-5--5555-0000--000-0000--000|
Bb|--7--7777-7--7777-0000--000-0000--000|
F|--0--0000-0--7777-5557--555-5557--555|
D|--0--0000-0--0000-5555--555-5555--555|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

~With benediction in her eyes,

~Our dearest gods are not surprised.

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*SECOND SECTION* "You better hold your lover down..."

C|--0-000--0---0-----|---0----0---0---0-----0-----0--|
Bb|--4-444--7--(11)---|--(14)-(14)(14)(14)--(12)---0--|
F|--5-555--9--(12)---|--(12)-(12)(12)(12)--(12)--(14)|
D|--0-000--0---0-----|---0----0---0---0-----0----(13)|
Bb|-------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------|-------------------------------|

~You better hold your lover down,

~Tie him to the ground.

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*THIRD SECTION* "Whisper I love you one thousand..."

C|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F|--(14)-(14)-(14)(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)-|---------------------------------|
D|--(12)-(13)-(13)(12)-(12)-(13)-(13)-(12)-|-(13)-(13)(13)(13)-(10)-8-888888-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|-(14)-(14)(14)(14)-(12)-9-999999-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------0-000000-|

~Whisper "I love you," one thousand...

~times into his ear,


~kiss his eyes, and don't you cry girl,

~he won't disappear.

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*FOURTH SECTION* "For I know better..."

C|----------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------0-|
F|--------------------------------0-|
D|--88-(10)-8(10)-8-(10)-(10)-8-8-0-|
Bb|--99--9---9-9---9--9----9---9-9-7-|
Eb|--00--0---0-0---0--0----0---0-0-7-|

~For I know better than to let you go."

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*LYRICS*

With benediction in her eyes,
Our dearest gods are not surprised.
You better hold your lover down,
Tie him to the ground.
Whisper "I love you,"
One thousand times into his ear, kiss his eyes,
And don't you cry girl, he won't disappear.
But I know better than to let you down.

With benediction in her mind,
She'll never get you back in time.
You better hold your lover down,
And tie her to the ground.
Simple pleasures strike like lighting,
Scratches spell her name.
Thunder demons swipe her halo,
And then they run away.
But I know better than to let her go.

With benediction in her eyes,
Our dearest gods are not surprised.
You better hold your lover down,
And tie her to the ground.
Simple pleasures strike like lightening,
Scratches cross her name.
Whisper "I love you my darling, life is just a fling."
But I know better than to let her go.

I know better that to let you go.
I know better than to her go.
I know better than to let you go.

I know better.
I know better.
I know better.
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