I Predict A Riot chords by Kaiser Chiefs


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I Predict A Riot | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| 6/4 (E Db G) | 4/4
||: Cm | Eb D5 | Cm | Eb D5 |
| Ab | Gm | Fm | Eb D5 :||

Verse 1

||: Cm | Cm | Eb | F :||
Ah, watching the people get lairy, it’s not very pretty I tell thee.
Walking through town is quite scary, not very sensible either.
A friend of a friend he got beaten, he looked the wrong way at a Policeman.
Would never have happened to Smeaton, an Old Leodensian.

Bridge 1

| Cm | G/B | Bb | F |
La, ah-ah. La, la, la, la, la, la.
| Cm | G/B | Bb | F | F |
Ah-ah, ah, ah, ah. Oh-la, la, la, la, la, la.

Chorus 1

||: Ab | Ab Db | Ab | Ab :||
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.

Verse 2

||: Cm | Cm | Eb | F :||
Oh, I tried to get to my taxi. A man in a tracksuit attacks me.
He said that he saw it before me and wants to get things a bit gory.
Girls scrabble ’round with no clothes on, to borrow a pound for a condom.
If it wasn’t for chip fat they’d be frozen, they’re not very sensible.

Bridge 2

| Cm | G/B | Bb | F |
La, ah-ah. Oh-la, la, la, la, la, la.
| Cm | G/B | Bb | F | F |
Ah-ah, ah, ah, ah. Oh-la, la, la, la, la, la.

Chorus 2

||: Ab | Ab Db | Ab | Ab :||
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.

Chorus tag 1

| D | C |
And if there’s anybody left in here.
| Bb | Ab | Ab | Ab | Ab |
Who that doesn’t want to be out there, oh.

Instrumental

| Cm | Eb D5 | Cm | Eb D5 |
| Ab | Gm | Fm | Eb D5 |
| Cm | Eb D5 | Cm | Eb D5 |
Ah, ah, ah, ah…
| Ab | Gm | Fm | Eb D5 |
Ah, ah, ah, ah…

Verse 3

||: Cm | Cm | Eb | F :||
Ah, watching the people get lairy, it’s not very pretty I tell thee.
Walking through town is quite scary, not very sensible.

Bridge 3

| Cm | G/B | Bb | F |
La, ah-ah. Oh-la, la, la, la, la, la.
| Cm | G/B | Bb | F |
Ah-ah, ah, ah, ah. Oh-la, la, la, la, la, la.
||: F :|| x7
Oh, yeah.

Chorus 3

||: Ab | Ab Db | Ab | Ab :||
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.

Chorus tag 2

| D | C |
And if there’s anybody left in here.
| Bb | Ab |
Who that doesn’t want to be out there.

Chorus 4

||: Ab | Ab Db | Ab | Ab :||
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.
I predict a riot, I predict a riot.



I Predict A Riot Chords: Learn the progressions!


Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot became compulsory on the indie rock covers band’s set list when it was released in 2007, and many bands still play it more than a decade later.

The chords are pretty interesting and perhaps should be played as power chords/5-chords mainly, although, I’ve written some as triads above.

I guess you could experiment with using a capo or tuning down a half step but in my experience, these tunes just need to be bashed out in original tuning on your average gig.

With all that in mind, let’s inspect I Predict A Riot’s chords in more depth, there are many key changes in this one!

The intro starts with a few single notes before the main riff comes in, I’ve never heard a band actually play these so let’s swiftly move on. Here is the intro riff as chords:

||: Cm | Eb D5 | Cm | Eb D5 |
| Ab | Gm | Fm | Eb D5 :||

If that D5 was a triad it would be a Dm making the Roman Numerals II – IV – III in the key of Bb. On the second line, we’re playing IV – III – II in the key of Eb. The last bar takes us back to Bb again. This riff comes back later as an instrumental section.

The verse is CmEbF, this is II – IV – V in the key of Bb.

The bridge is CmG/BBbF, which feels like the key of Bb again, Cm being chord II, G/B a chromatic passing chord to Bb (chord I), and F is chord V.

The chorus is in the key of Ab as it goes I – IV – I, AbDbAb.

To learn how to play I Predict A Riot, use the chords and lyrics above as you play along with the original recording. Use my online guitar tuner to ensure you’re in tune with the Kaiser Chiefs.



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