Sweet Miracle

Background and Commentary

The piece evokes the idea that when wonderful things happen to a regular person (I wasn’t walking on water, walking with angels, or praying for magic) it has the same force as experiencing a miracle.—Rob Freedman, Rush Vault

“I think ‘Sweet Miracle’ was the second song we wrote for Vapor Trails. This came from the very earliest parts of the writing sessions, and it just happened. The lyrics I felt were very moving, and the melody just came out of me.” (Rockline, 2002)—Geddy in Songfacts

Lyrics

I wasn’t walking on water
I was standing on a reef
When the tide came in
Swept beneath the surface
Lost without a trace
No hope at all
No hope at all

Oh, sweet miracle
Oh, sweet miracle
Of life

I wasn’t walking with angels
I was talking to myself
Rising up to the surface
Raging against the night
Starless night

Oh, sweet miracle
Love’s sweet miracle
Oh, sweet miracle
Of life

I wasn’t praying for magic
I was hiding in plain sight
Rising up from the surface
To fly into the light

Tablature (Bass)

By Keith Nelson (ob1gynob@hotmail.com) of the Rush Tablature Project: http://www.cygnusproductions.com/rtp

Excerpted from Ultimate Guitar.

Gtr I (E A D G) – ‘Geddy Lee’

Intro
Q=100
N.C.
1/4 4/4
Gtr I
E E Q H E S S Q H Q S S S S S S S S H
|—–|—————-|—————|———————-|
|—–|—————-|—————|———————-|
|—–|—————-|———-10\–|-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-5-5—-|
|—3-|-5\———–3-|-5\————|———————-|

S S S S S S S S E E Q S S S S S S S S H S S S S S S S S E E Q
|————————|———————-|————————-|
|————————|———————-|————————-|
|-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-5-3-5–|-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-5-5—-|-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-5-3-5—|
|————————|———————-|————————-|

Am G F
E S S E Q S S E E E S S E Q S S E E
|-5-5-5—4–4-4-4—|-2-2-2—2–2-2-2—|
|-7-7-7—5–5-5-5—|-3-3-3—3–3-3-3—|
|——————–|——————–|
|——————–|——————–|

Am G C5
E S S E Q S S E E S S S S E S S S S S S Q
|-5-5-5—4–4-4-4—|-12-12—12—12-12-12-12-12-12-12—|
|-7-7-7—5–5-5-5—|-10-10—10—10-10-10-10-10-10-10—|
|——————–|————————————-|
|——————–|————————————-|

First Verse
Am G F
E +S S E Q E S S S S E S E S Q E S S S S
|-5-(5)-5—4–4-4-4-4-2-|-2-2-2—2–2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-(7)-7—5–5-5-5-5-2-|-3-3-3—3–3-3-3-3-3-|
|————————|———————-|
|————————|———————-|

For complete tab, go to Ultimate Guitar.

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