Gun Club: "Day Turn To Night" (from the "Lucky Jim" album)


intro = 4x verse riff (2x guitar only, then 2x entire band):

Em Em7
-0-3-
-0-3-
-0-0-
-2-2-
-2-2-
-0-0-

Em     Em7
I take you
      Em       Em7
and I rape you
Em            Em7
get in the car
Em                  Em7
you're going with me
A                       Em      Em7
I'm gonna leave on the radio loud
A                          Em      Em7
so everyone can hear we're having fun


A G
    Why did you do that
A G
    get in the back
A G                  E(*)
   
I'll even the stakes


(*) play E rockabilly style by alternating the notes E (0) and G (3) on the low E string


     C#                      E(*)     
The day turns to light in an instant
     C#                      G     
the night turns to day in an instant of change
A                             E7  Esus4  Em  E7(**)
locked in it's cage and it dies

(**) break riff:

 E7 Esus4   Em  Em7
-10---x-----x-10-
--9---10----8---9-
--9----9-----9---9-
--9----9-----9---9-
--x----x-----x---x-
--x----x-----x---x-

2x verse riff Em/Em7

He's driving
she's driving
the lights switch
they become flames
life just flickers out like matchsticks in the rain
that's just how easy I will change your name


        I was for you
        I wanted you for me
        and now I'm gonna get a wild dream


The day turns to light in an instant
the night turns to day in an instant of change
out in the rain and it dies

instrumental:   4 times Em
                3x A G
                   E(*)


The day turns to light in an instant
the night turns to day in an instant of change
out in the rain and it dies


2x verse riff Em/Em7

We're soldiers
of emotion
we're running back
to the ocean
the rescue ship has not arrived
the Americans are coming and we will surely die


        And I must take you
        or you will kill me
        that's the way it must be


The day changes light in an instant
the day changes light in a flash in the sky
way on up high and final


end: Em

Lyrics and guitar tabs