Tokyo Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Bm chord D chord Em chord F sharp chord G chord F sharp minor chord
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How To Play

Disclaimer:
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Intro uses either 2 guitars or some type of delay effect.

INTRO use which ever picking variation sounds best to you
        - First option is high on fret board but keeps the same strings so you can slide up/down
          (submitted by hessontamair1)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----14----14----14----14/9---9-----9---9----9/7---7----7---7---7---7---7---7/9---9---9---------|
D|------12----------12----------7--------7-----------5--------5-------5-------------7------------|
A|--14----14----14----14----9-----9---9----9------7----7---7---7---7---7---7-----9---9-----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
OR
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----10---10---10---10---10---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7------9---9---9---9---9----7---7---7---7---7-----7---7-------9---9-----|
D|--9----9----9----9----9------7---7---7---7---7----5---5---5---5---5-----5---5---5-/-7---7---7--|
A|----------------------------9---9---9---9---9----7---7---7---7---7---7-7---7---7-/-9---9---9---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
OR
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---10---10---10---10---10----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7----7----7----7----7-----9---9---9---9---9------7---7---7---7---7----7---7---7---9---9---|
D|--9----9----9----9----9---9-----7---7---7---7---7------5---5---5---5---5----5---5---/---7---7--|
A|-----------------------------9---9---9---9---9---9---7--7---7---7---7---7-7--7---7-/-9---9---9-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
VERSE 1 Intro picking + chords                                                                 
00.31 - 00.52
Bm
I am neon
F#m
Cold neon
Em               Em    F#m
Not a mystery
 
Bm
All I've every known is
F#m
How to be alone
Em               Em   F#m
It comes naturally
 
PRE CHORUS Prechorus Picking + Bass notes - chords listed below are bass notes,                 
Em    Bm       D       Em        literally just strumming Em here until the F# works fine
   Oh baby, can I hold you?
00.53 - 1.14
(Bm)   D     D    Bm
Such a cold, cold night
 
Em    Bm           D          Em
    I thought I wouldn't need to
(Bm)        D   D  Bm
I've got my neon lights
 
Em  Bm              D      Em
I'm longing just to feel you
(Bm)         D    D     Bm
To know that it's alright
 
Em    Bm    D        F#\
   Oh baby baby baby baby
 
CHORUS Groovy slap bass + strum chords(?) + maybe intro picking if you feel like it              
1.15 - 1.41
Bm          F#m
I'm out of sight
            Em
I'm out of mind
Em       F#m
Alone in Tokyo
 
Bm             F#m
You're out of reach
                   Em
Wrong place, wrong time
Em        F#m      Bm <- let ring
Alone in Tokyo
 
VERSE 2 Bass + piano + picking                                                                   
1.42 - 2.02
(Bm)
Here I go again
(F#m)
To and fro again
Em                 F#m
Overnight delivery
Bm
Grew a thicker skin
F#m
But now it's wearing thin
Em                          F#m
You can see right into me
 
PRE CHORUS Prechorus Picking + Bass notes                                                        
2.03 - 2.24
Em    Bm       D       Em
   Oh baby, can I hold you?
(Bm)   D     D    Bm
Such a cold, cold night
 
Em    Bm           D          Em
    I thought I wouldn't need to
(Bm)       D   D  Bm
I've got my neon lights
 
Em  Bm              D      Em
I'm longing just to feel you
(Bm)         D    D     Bm
To know that it's alright
 
Em    Bm    D        F#\
   Oh baby baby baby baby
 
CHORUS Groovy slap bass + strum chords + maybe intro picking if you feel like it                 
2.25 - 3.08
Bm          F#m
I'm out of sight
            Em
I'm out of mind
Em       F#m
Alone in Tokyo
 
Bm             F#m
You're out of reach
                   Em
Wrong place, wrong time
Em        F#m
Alone in Tokyo 
 
 
Bm          F#m
I'm out of sight
                Em
Going out of my mind
Em       F#m
Alone in Tokyo
 
Bm             F#m
You're out of reach
                   Em
Wrong place, wrong time
Em        F#m
Alone in Tokyo 
 
[Solo Interlude/end]                                                                               
 3.09 - end
 
*I'm out of sight*
*I'm out of mind*
 
*You're out of reach*
*Wrong place, wrong time*
 
 
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PRECHORUS ADDITIONAL PARTS:
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PRE CHORUS picking all throughout:
e|--12------|--14\----------------------------------------|
B|----12----|--14\----------------------------------------|
G|------12--|--15\-x5 short strums and slide down --------|
D|----------|--------- to end before chorus --------------|
A|----------|---------------------------------------------|
E|----------|---------------------------------------------|
 
[Pre-chorus Bass]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--12----7--10--12----7-7-10-10-7----12----7--10--12----7-7-10-10-7---------|
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------(7)-9--9--9--9--9\------------|
E|--12----7--10--12----7-7-10-10-7----12----7--10----------------slide to end|
 
How to play prechorus if strumming: Basically Em chord throughout, changing bass
Do practice the timing as it is quite hard to note down in tab form only
 
[Strum]
    Em        Em                   Em                Em     Bm     F#
e|--0--0--0-|-----0--0---0-0-0-----0--0---0-0-0----|-0-0-0---------2-2-2-2-2\--|
B|--0--0--0-|-----0--0---0-0-0-----0--0---0-0-0----|-0-0-0---------2-2-2-2-2\--|
G|--0--0--0-|-----0--0---0-0-0-----0--0---0-0-0----|-0-0-0---------3-3-3-3-3\--|
D|--2--2----|-----0--0-0h2-2-------0--0-0h2-2------|-2-2-------0-2-4-4-4-4-4\--|
A|--2--2----|-2-2--------------2-2-------------X3--|-------2-2-----4-4-4-4-4\--|
E|--0--0----|--------------------------------------|---------------2-2-2-2-2\--|
 
Alt.Higher "bass":
e|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--2--2-2-----0-0-2--2----0-0--------|--2--2-2-----0-2-4-4-4-4-4\-----------|
A|---------2-2-----------2-----2--x3--|---------2-2--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 
 
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CHORUS ADDITIONAL PARTS:
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[Chorus Bass]
     Bm         F#m     Em      Em      F#m          Bm to end 2nd time through
e|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----9----------4--------2-------2--2-----4--4----|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|-------Bm Bass let ring--|
E|--7----------2-----1--0-------0-------2----------|--7~---to end chorus-----|
 
 
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MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONAL PARTS:
-------------------------------
 
[Verse 2 Piano part]                    Pizzicato(?) Picking during solo/outro
e|-------------------------2--------|   e|--10-10-9-9-7-7-------------------|
B|------3--------5------------------|   B|----------------10-10-------------|
G|--2h4------2h4-------2h4------X2--|   G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|   D|--Palm Muted----------------------|
A|----------------------------------|   A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|   E|----------------------------------|
 

 
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend
 
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