Closer To The Heart - Rush
00:00 / 00:00
Tabs and lyrics
[Intro]

played on an acoustic 12-string

A(add9)
e|-5------7-------4-------5--5-----4------------------------------|
B|---0------0-------0----------------7--5-------------------------|
G|-----6------6-------6--------6----------6-----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---5------7------4------5------4-----------------------------------|
B|-----0------0------0------0------7--5------------------------------|
G|--------------6------6------6---------6----------------------------|
D|-------7-----------------------------------------------------------| x3
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Riff 1]

G D(add9) Fmaj7
e|-------0------------0------------0------------------------------|
B|-----3---3--------3---3--------1---1----------------------------|
G|---4------------2------------2---------2------------------------|
D|-5--------5s4-4--------4s3-3-----------3------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Asus2 Asus4 A
e|---------------------0------------------------------------------|
B|--0--3--2---2----0h2-------0--3--2------------------------------|
G|--2--2--2------------------2--2--2------------------------------|
D|--2--2--2-----2------------2--2--2------------------------------|
A|--0--0--0------------------0--0--0------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(This part is played on a 6-string acoustic)

A G D G A
And the men who hold high places must be the ones who start
e|--------3-----------|
A G D A5 G B|------3---3---------|
to mold a new reality closer to the heart. G|----0---------------|
D|--0-----------------|
D A5 G [arpeggate as shown:] A|--------------------|
Closer to the heart. E|--------------------|

A G D G A
The blacksmith and the artist reflect it in their art.
A G D A5 G [arpeggate as shown above]
They forge their creativity closer to the heart.
D A5 G
Closer to the heart.


[Riff 2]

(bells arr. for guitar (don't play if your drummer has these bells!)

e|--10~------------------------10~--------------------------------|
B|-------10---8~--7---8---10--------10---8~-----------------------|
G|--11~------------------------11~--------------------------------|
D|-------11---9~--7---9---11--------11---9~-----------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(Now the 6-string acoustic is joined by a 6-string electric)

A G D G A
Philosophers and plowmen each must know his part
A A G G D A G G
to sow a new mentality closer to the heart, yes.
D A5 G G D A5 G
Closer to the heart. Yeah oh


(Rhythm during solo is: strum D G C A at 4/4 time, changing chords each
measure)


[Guitar Solo]

e|--10b12~~-----10~~----8~----------------7---9-10--9-10-12-------|
B|--10b12~~-----10~~----8~------7--8--10------7-8-----------------|
G|----------------------9~------7--7--7---------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-12-14--12-14-15--12-14-15--14-15-17--17b19~---17b19---------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17b19---17b19r17--12-14-15---15b17---15b16---15b17~------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------15-14-15-14-15-14-15-14-|
B|-15b17r15--15~-15~---17b19r17--17~-17~-----15-14-15-14-15-14-15-14-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15b17~-17-17~-----------10-------------------------------------|
B|-15b17~-17-17~---10b12---10---10b12r10---7s8s7------------------|
G|------------------9b11---------9b11r9----6s7s6----9--7--9b10----|
D|--------------------------------------------------9--7--9b10----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------3-3--3-3-2---|
G|--7~-----4p0---2--2--4b5--4b5~--4~---4b5r4------2-2--2-2-2---|
D|--7~-----4p0---2--2--4b5--4b5~--4~---4b5r4-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-4s5----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4s5----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5s6----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


[Instrumental]

A(add9)
e|-5------7-------4-------5--5-----4------------------------------|
B|---0------0-------0----------------7--5-------------------------|
G|-----6------6-------6--------6----------6-----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---5------7------4------5------4-----------------------------------|
B|-----0------0------0------0------7--5------------------------------|
G|--------------6------6------6---------6----------------------------|
D|-------7-----------------------------------------------------------| x3
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



A5 A5 G G D G A5 A5 A5
Woah you can be the captain and I will draw the chart.
A5 A5 G G D A5 G G G
sailing into destiny closer to the heart.
D A5 G G G
Closer to the heart.
D A5 G
Well closer to the heart.
G G
Oh yeah

(Rhythm guitar plays D/A5/G pattern as above)

[bend 3/5 and strike repeatedly as below]
Closer to the heart.

[bend 3/5 etc]
Closer to the heart.

[bend 7/9 and strike repeatedly as below]
I said closer to the heart.

[bend 15/17 and strike repeatedly as below] (begin fadeout)
Well closer to the heart.

[bend 15/17 etc]
Yeah closer to your heart.

[bend 17/20 and strike repeatedly as below]
Closer to your heart.

Whoa ...

e|--------------------------------------17b19~------------|
B|--3b5~----------7b9~-------15b17~-----20b22~------------|
G|--5b7~----------9b11~------17b19~-----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|



Chords

A : [xx7765]
G : [xx5543]
D : [xx0232]
A5 : [x022xx]


***********************************************
|~ vibrato or held note
|h hammer on
|p pull off
|s slide
|b bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
|r release bend to indicated string/fret
|/ slide up from infinity
|\ slide down into infinity
***********************************************
Song info
Closer To The Heart
Rush
2001
  • Rock
  • Hard Rock
Alternative tracks
Similar songs
She - KISS
Armed And Ready - Michael Schenker Group
Pretty Woman - Van Halen
Unchained - Van Halen
Belladonna - UFO

Hi! Hope you enjoy backing track experience.
If you want to help us in the development of the project, feel free to donate!