Half the World

Background andCommentary

This song title refers to the differences between the geographical hemispheres and the attitudes of their residents.—Robert Telleria, Merely Players

“‘Half the World’ is one of our finest moments as songwriters as far as writing a concise song without being wimpy or syrupy. It’s got a little bit of everything: nice melody, and yet it’s still aggressive. It’s hard for us to write that kind of song, really. You’d have to go back to ‘Closer to the Heart’ to find an example of that.” (Canadian Musician)—Geddy in Merely Players

“‘Half the World’ is a hemisphere of dreamy electricity.”—Martin Popoff, Contents Under Pressure

Lyrics

Half the world hates
What half the world does every day
Half the world waits
While half gets on with it anyway

Half the world lives
Half the world makes
Half the world gives
While the other half takes

Half the world is
Half the world was
Half the world thinks
While the other half does

Half the world talks
With half a mind on what they say
Half the world walks
With half a mind to run away

Half the world lies
Half the world learns
Half the world flies
As half the world turns

Half the world cries
Half the world laughs
Half the world tries
To be the other half

Half of us divided
Like a torn-up photograph
Half of us are trying
To reach the other half

Half the world cares
While half the world is wasting the day
Half the world shares
While half the world is stealing away

Tablature

By Jarred Sanchez

Excerpted from Ultimate Guitar.

Some parts were rather difficult to transcribe since there is so much overdubbing. However, I came up with something that fits, and It sounds right. If you have any
suggestions, contact me at d1m3_134G@yahoo.com

Intro:

E——–|——–|——–
A–3-3-3-|–3-3-3-|–3-3-3-
G–2-2-0-|–2-2-0-|–2-2-0-
D——–|——–|——–
A——–|——–|——–
E——–|——–|——–

Verse:

E——–3333—
B–3-3-3-3333—
G–3-3-0-0000— X 12
D–0-0-0-0000—
A—————
E—————

Chorus:

E————|————|————|—————-
B–7-5-2-222-|–7-5-2-222-|–7-5-2-222-|–3333-2-22-3-2-
G–7-6-2-222-|–7-6-2-222-|–7-6-2-222-|–2222-2-22-2-2- X 2
D–0-0-0-000-|–0-0-0-000-|–0-0-0-000-|–0000-0-00-0-0-
A————|————|————|—————-
E————|————|————|—————-

Verse#2:

E——–3333-
B–3-3-3-3333-
G–2-2-0-0000- X 10
D–0-0-0-0000-
A————-
E————-

Repeat Chorus

E———|———|–9——|——-|——-|——-|———-
B–7——|–9——|–8——|—-1–|—-1–|—-1–|—-1p01–
G–7——|–9——|–0——|—–0-|—–0-|—–0-|——–0- X 3
D–0——|–0——|–0——|——-|——-|——-|———-
A———|———|———|–3—-|–2—-|–0—-|———-
E———|———|———|——-|——-|——-|–3——-

For complete tab, go to Ultimate Guitar.

Tutorials

“Half the World” guitar cover (acoustic)

“Half the World” bass cover

“Half the World” drum cover

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~ by rvkeeper on February 13, 2011.

 
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