Gun Club: "Give Up The Sun" (from the "Las Vegas Story" album)


intro over 8 times: Em


Em           D
My hotel is blue
Em               D
beautiful ocean blue
G              D
paint melting off the walls
Em                 D
and I can hardly breathe
G                D
young men nod against the palms
Em                      D      A
turn blue and fail to breathe
                    A              A6
                    ---------------2-
                    ----2-3--5--2-
                    2-4-2-2--2--2-
                    2-2-2-2--2--2-
                    0-0-0-0--0--0-
                    -----------------
but I came here to see ........... so,


        G                     D
        Give up the sun, give up the sun
        G                     D
        one hundred thousand times
        G                    D
        I live just once to hear you say
        G                     D
        give up the sun, give up the sun


Down along the beachline
gulls pick at bones and glass
Old Jew remembers Broadway
among the tires and glass
I try to remember Broadway
I had a friend up there at last
and she can't help me now ..... so,


        Give up the sun, give up the sun
        one hundred thousand times
        I live just once to hear you say
        give up the sun, give up the sun
        give up the sun, give up the sun


instrumental over 4 times: Em
then guitar solo over:  4x G  D  (like chorus)


                Bm                  A
                Out there, the sea makes love
                Bm                     A
                waves pinwheel to the bay


G              D
Oh, don't you leave me here
Em                           D
there's ghosts and rooms of pain
there's a storm out on the sea tonight
and bodies filled with pain
palm wind across the sea tonight
black with whirling pain
alone against the docks tonight
nobody knows my name
and I can't go back again ..... so,


        Give up the sun, give up the sun...

(chorus consisting of 5 lines like the 2nd will be repeated 6x, at the end more guitar than vocals,
in between each refrain 2 times Em)

Lyrics and guitar tabs