Song 2 chords by Blur


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Song 2 | Chords + Lyrics (tune down 1/2 step)


Intro

||: N.C :|| x4
||: F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 :|| Clean

||: F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 :|| x4 Distorted 
||: Woo-hoo :|| x4

Verse 1

| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 | F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
I got my head checked, by a jumbo jet.
| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 | F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
It wasn’t easy, but nothing is. No.

Chorus 1

| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
(Woo-hoo) When I feel heavy metal.
| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
(Woo-hoo) and I’m pins and I’m needles.
| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
(Woo-hoo) well I lie and I’m easy.
| F#5 | A | D5 | D5 |
All of the time but I’m never sure why I need you. Pleased to meet you!

Instrumental

||: F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 :||

Verse 2

| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 | F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
I got my head done, when I was young.
| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 | F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
It’s not my problem, it’s not my problem.

Chorus 2

| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
(Woo-hoo) When I feel heavy metal.
| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
(Woo-hoo) and I’m pins and I’m needles.
| F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 |
(Woo-hoo) well I lie and I’m easy.
| F#5 | A | D5 | D5 |
All of the time but I’m never sure why I need you. Pleased to meet you!

Outro

||: F#5 E5 | A5 B5 C#5 :||
||: Yeah, yeah :|| x3
| F#5 N.C |
Oh, yeah.



Song 2 Chords: Learn the progressions!


Mainly using 5 chords, Song 2 creates a forward-moving loop by positioning the I and VI chords at the end of a bar each. This way, the chord progression never feels rested.

The main progression is only two bars long with the first bar going from F#5 (II) – E5 (I). In bar two, we go A5 (IV) – B5 (V) – C#5 (VI).

Again, because the chords are 5 chords, we don’t feel completely sure which of these are supposed to be major or minor.

At the end of the chorus, we go outside the key as we move from F#5 (II) – A (IV), then to a D5 (bVII). The final D5 chord really creates great tension, giving us relief when the never-ending loop returns.



Song 2 was a joke song

At the end of the Brit Pop era, Blur released Song 2 to the adoring U.K. press and punters of 1997.

Initially written as a joke song by the band, they were dumbfounded when their A&R man took an instant liking to it, insisting it had to be a single. 

The is was clearly the right decision, Song 2 hit the top 10 in 8 countries and was the best-performing single from the band’s self-titled fifth album.

More than a couple of decades later, Song 2 is still a hit for cover bands, as long as your bass player has a fuzz pedal, or you have a fuzz/octave, Song 2 is the perfect choice to get the party going, at least if you’re gigging in England!

To stay in the original key and still have the chords sounding right, you must either tune down a semitone or activate the Digitech Drop pedal.



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