Creep chords by Radiohead


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Creep | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| G | G | B | Bsus4 B |
| C | Csus4 C | Cm | Cm |

Verse 1

| G5 | G | B5 | B |
When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
You’re just like an angel. Your skin makes me cry.
| G | G | B | B |
You float like a feather, in a beautiful world.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
I wish I was special, you’re so fuckin’ special.

Chorus 1

| G (Gsus4) | G | B (Bsus4) | B |
But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo.
| C (Csus4) | C | Cm | Csus4 |
What the hell am I doin’ here? I don’t belong here.

Verse 2

| G5 | G | B5 | B |
I don’t care if it hurts, I wanna have control.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul.
| G | G | B | B |
I want you to notice when I’m not around.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
You’re so fuckin’ special, I wish I was special.

Chorus 2

| G (Gsus4) | G | B (Bsus4) | B |
But I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo.
| C (Csus4) | C | Cm | Csus4 |
What the hell am I doin’ here? I don’t belong here, oh-oh, oh-oh.

Middle 8

| G | G | B | B |
She’s running out the door.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
She’s running out. She run, run, run.
| G | G | B | B |
Run.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
Run.

Verse 3

| G | G | B | B |
Whatever makes you happy. Whatever you want.
| C | C | Cm | Cm |
You’re so fuckin’ special, I wish I was special.

Chorus 3

| G | Gsus4 G | B | B |
But I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo.
| C | C | Cm | Cm Bm Am |
What the hell am I doin’ here? I don’t belong here.
| G |
I don’t belong here.



Creep Chords: Learn the progressions


Creep Analysis + TAB

Seemingly simple, Creep‘s chords are basically just I – IIIx – IV – IVm. In the key of G, that’s:

| G (I) | G | B (IIIx) | B |
| C (IV) | C | Cm (IVm) | Cm |

However, as you can see above with chords and lyrics, it’s not that simple, plenty of extensions are used to keep things interesting.

Members study the chords using TAB, this is essential as only with TAB can we see exactly how to play Creep’s chords in the same credible way as Radiohead does.

It may be the same progression throughout, but the picking pattern and extensions do vary and that’s what makes all the difference.

As a preview, here’s the intro, notice how intricate this is!

Creep chords and TAB, intro.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Creep – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

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Creep was Radiohead’s most successful song!

Radiohead’s Creep was their first and most successful tune. It launched them as the credible alternative in the early ’90s Indie Rock scene of the U.K.

Since then, they have become more and more experimental, maintaining that role as one of the most credible bands around.

Still going strong may be down to the experimental nature of the band. The other bands active around the same time, Blur, The Verve, and Oasis didn’t last. Those bands featured more in the media, had internal conflict laid bare, and in general, had more public opinions whereas Radiohead just kept themselves to themselves, doing their thing.

Perhaps it’s telling that they never play Creep live as it is just too commercial for them, instead, they spend a lot of their live gigs improvising, and playing with effect pedals.

Radiohead has the attitude that if you don’t like it, that’s fine with them, a very rare attitude in the U.K. music business which is often very needy and desperate to be liked.



Creep Chords | Related Pages


Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Creep.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Creep's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.

Radiohead

Radiohead wrote Creep.

Formed in the mid-80s as the members met in a boarding school, Radiohead went on to become the most credible band from the U.K. in the 90s.

Their best tunes include Creep, Fake Plastic Trees, High and Dry, No Surprises, Karma Police, Paranoid Android, and Everything In Its Right Place.


Radiohead on the web

Listen to Radiohead on Spotify.


Pop & Rock

When you can play Creep, try these Pop & Rock tunes as well.

Whenever a tune doesn’t fit into a specific genre, it tends to end up here, in the Pop & Rock section.

Learn tunes from Tom Petty, Eagles, Toto, Oasis, Elvis, Clapton, John Mayer, Kings Of Leon, R.E.M., Radiohead, Bruno Mars, and more.


About me

Dan Lundholm wrote this artoicle about Creep's chords.

This article on Creep’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

Most importantly, find out why you should learn guitar through playing tunes, not practising scales, and studying theory in isolation.


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