Monkey Wrench chords by Foo Fighters


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Monkey Wrench | Chords and lyrics (drop D tuning)

Intro

||: Intro/Instrumental riff :|| x8
| N.C |

Verse 1

||: B5 | B5 F#5 | E5 | E5 (D5) :||
What have we done with innocence?
It disappeared with time, it never made much sense.
Adolescent resident, wasting another night on planning my revenge.

Bridge 1

||: (D) E5 Bridge riff :||
||: One in ten :|| x3

Chorus 1

||: B5 | G#5 | F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 C5 :||
Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench.
One more indecent accident.
I’d rather leave than suffer this,
I’ll never be your monkey wrench.

Instrumental 1

||: Instrumental riff :|| x8
| N.C |

Verse 2

||: B5 | B5 F#5 | E5 | E5 (D5) :||
All this time to make amends,
what do you do when all your enemies are friends?
Now and then I’ll try to bend,
under pressure, wind up snapping in the end.

Bridge 2

||: (D) E5 Bridge riff :||
||: One in ten :|| x3

Chorus 2

||: B5 | G#5 | F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 C5 :||
Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench.
One more indecent accident.
I’d rather leave than suffer this,
I’ll never be your monkey wrench.

Instrumental 2

||: G#5 E5 B5 | G5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 :|| x3
||: Temper :|| x3

||: G#5 E5 B5 | G5 | F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 |
| F#5 E5 F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 C5 |

Verse 3

||: B5 | B5 F#5 | E5 | E5 (D5) :||
One last thing before I quit, I never wanted any more, than I could fit into my head,
I still remember every single word you said and all the shit that somehow came along with it.
Still, there’s one thing that comforts me, since I was always caged and now I’m free.

Instrumental 3

||: (D) E5 Bridge riff :|| x6

Chorus 3

||: B5 | G#5 | F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 C5 :||
Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench.
One more indecent accident.
I’d rather leave than suffer this,
I’ll never be your monkey wrench.

Outro

||: B5 | G#5 | F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 C5 :||
||: Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench (fall in, fall out) :|| x3

| F#5 E5 F#5 E5 | F#5 E5 F#5 E5 C5 |
Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench.


Learn how to play Monkey Wrench

Monkey Wrench is a single from the second Foo Fighters album The Color And The Shape.

The tight rhythmical guitar riffs lock in very well indeed with the drumming and drive the tune forward. This way of arranging clearly demonstrates Dave Grohl’s genius in rock riff writing.

The video guitar lesson above demonstrates the different riffs played in Monkey Wrench. Memorize those and then use the lyrics and chords to guide you through the entire song.


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