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Rhythm Of Hope Chords Tab

by Queensryche

 Rhythm of Hope
Written by Chris DeGarmo / Geoff Tate

classics such as "Silent Lucidity" and especially "Real World" (compare the
two chord progressions), but this song has a much more uplifting feel to it.

Intro

E |--------------------|
A |---2--------2-------|
D |----2-4------2-4----|
G |-------0--------0-2-| then go directly to strumming an open Em chord.
B |--------------------|
E |--------------------|

Verse 1:
 Em
 Lying here awake again, minutes before dawn
 Am
 
 Em
 I hear your breathing, your heartbeat is just a song,
 Em
 Lately I've been feeling less than good,
 Am
 
 Em
 But seeing things for the first time like I never could,

Chorus:
 G
 I've had my head down against the door,
 C
 Trying to get to something I couldn't find before,
 G
 That special something, that feeds my soul,
 C
 
 Am
 (play the Intro riff, then back to Em)
Is a rhythm to live by, a rhythm of hope...

Verse 2, same progression:
 Em
 Something drives us onward, something gives us strength,
 Am
 What makes us falter is the questions - we think:
 Em
 "Who am I to fly so high? What gives me the right,"
 Am
 "To dream of what could be, keep reaching for the light?"

Chorus, same progression:
 G
 And I've been standing in front of that door,
 C
 Basing my happiness on what I knew before,
 G
 Searching for something that would move my soul,
 C
 
 G
 and now on to the solo.....
A rhythm to hold to, a rhythm to live to.....

solo, as it's played on a lap steel, but it's not too hard to figure out.
Slide guitar would do equally fine. Then end on G.

Final chorus, same progression:
 G
 Have you been down like this before?
 C
 
 G
 I guarantee there's something waiting for you, just open that door
 G
 A rhythm to live by, that holds your soul,
 C
 A rhythm that holds you, a rhythm to live to,
 G
 And if there's one thing we all need now,
 C
 
 Am
 Play intro 3 times
It's a rhythm to live by, a rhythm of hope.....

End on an Em chord strummed with an upstroke.

That's it! May you all find something waiting for you behind that door! - G.