Kickstart My Heart

Words & Music:

Nikki Sixx (MÜtley Crče)

 

Tune the guitar down a whole step for this tune [D A F C G D].  There is a full transcription of this in the February 2002 issue of Guitar One.  A good, easy transcription by Roger J. at RPI is given below.

 

A5         G5  G#5  [2x]  A5    G5    D   Dsus4  D  [2x]  A5    G5    D

 

D  G5  G#5    A5                            G5  G#5

Yeah---, when I get high, I get high on speed.

A5

Top fuel funny car's a drug for me.

G5  G#5  C5    G5                   D   Dsus4   D

  My heart, my heart.  Kickstart my heart.

 

Always got the cops coming after me.

Custom-built bike doing 103,

My heart, my heart.  Kickstart my heart

A7                       G5  G#5  A5 C5/A

Ooh, are you ready girls?         Ooh---, are you ready now?

 

CHORUS:

A5   G5     D    Dus4    D

Ooh, yeah.  Kickstart my heart.

D                 A5   G5    D      A5   G5

Give it a start.  Ooh, yeah, baby.  Ooh, yeah.

D                                         A5   G5  F5    A5   G5 G#5

Kickstart my heart, hope it never stops.  Ooh, yeah, baby.

 

Skydive naked from an aeroplane,

Or a lady with a body from outerspace.

My heart, my heart.  Kickstart my heart.

Say I got trouble, trouble in my eyes.

I'm just looking for another good time.

My heart, my heart.  Kickstart my heart

Yeah, are you ready girls?  Yeah, are you ready now?

 

CHORUS:

 

When we started this band,

All we needed, needed was a laugh.

Years gone by, I'd say we've kicked some ass.

When I'm enraged or hittin' the stage,

Adrenaline rushing through my veins,

And I'd say we're still kickin' ass.

Ooo, ahh, kickstart my heart.  Hope it never stops

And to think, we did all of this to rock

 

CHORUS:  [3x]

 

 


Tab by Roger J.

                        w/ bar

Intro:                  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-0-----------------------------------------------------------

|--------0----------------------------------------------------

|----------------0--------------------------------------------

  |  /   |   /   |   /   

  |/     |/      |/

Ride the bar on these alot

Riff A                                       end riff A

|----------------------------------------------|  repeat 4x

|----------------------------------------------|

|.--------------------------------------------.|

|.--------------------------------------------.|

|--5---6/-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---|

|--3---4/-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---|

           pm-----------------------------}

 

         Riff B

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|----------------------------------------------------8----7---

|----------------------------------------------------7----7---

|----------2-----------------------------------7-----7----7---

|--5---6---0--3-0--3--0-----5--3-0--3--0--4--5--5-----------

|--3---4------------------3--3--------------------------------

 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-----------------8-7--7\------------------------------------

|-----------------7-----7\------------------------------------

|-----------------7-----7\-----2------------------------------

|--5--5--5--5--5---------------0---3-0--3-0-----5--3-0-----

|---------------------------3------------------3--3-----------

  pm------------}

 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-----------------8---7---------------------------------------

|-----------------7---7---------------------------------------

|-----------7-----7---7--------7----------------------2-------

|--3-0--4--5--5---------5--5--5----------------0--3--0-------

|-----------------------------------0--1--2--3----------------

                        pm---}

 

                               v-End riff B

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-----------------------------------7-------------------------

|--3-0--3-0-----5--3-0--3-0--4--5-------------------------

|--------------3--3-------------------------------------------

                                    hold---------------------}

 

 

Verse:

When I get high I get high on speed

Riff A

 

Top fuel funny car's a drug for me

Riff A 

 

Riff C

   My heart     my heart  kickstart my heart

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------------------------8----7-----------

|--------------------------------------------7----7-----------

|------------5----------------------7--------7----7-----------

|---5----6---3------5---------------5----5-----------5--5--5--

|---3----4----------3-----------------------------------------

                                                    pm--------

                End riff C


|----------------|

|--------8---7---|

|--------7---7---|

|--------7---7---|

|--5--5----------|

|----------------|

 ------}

 

Always got the cops comin' after me

Riff A

 

Custom built bike doin' 1 - 0 - 3

Riff A

 

My heart, my heart, kickstart my heart

Riff C

 

               Oooh,  are ya ready girls       oooh, are ya ready now

|---------------5--------------------------------5------------

|---------------8--------------------------------8------------

|---------------5--------------------------------5------------

|---------------5--------------------------------5------------

|--4--5--6/-7---7-----------------------5--6/-7--7------------

|--2--3--4/-5---5-----------------------3--4/-5--5------------

 

Chorus (w/ Riff B)

Whoa, yeah, kickstart my heart give it a start

Whoa, yeah, ba  -  by

Whoa, yeah, kickstart my heart hope it never stops

Whoa, yeah, 

 

  baby                       Yeah

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|---3---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--

|-------1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--

       pm---------------------------------------------------}

 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|---------------------2---------------------------------------

|---------------0--3--0--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---------

|---0--1--2--3-----------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------

                       pm----------------------------}

 

Riff A (3x)

 

Then 2nd verse (sim. to first)

Sky dive naked from an aeroplane

Or a lady with a body from outer space

My heart, my heart, kickstart my heart

Say I've got trouble in my eyes

I'm just lookin for another good time

My heart, my heart, kickstart my heart

 

 

Chorus (same)

 

Interlude

 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|--9----------------------------------------------------------

|--7----------------------------------------------------------

|--0----------------------------------------------------------

   hold --------------------------------------------------

 


(clean)

|-----------------------------------------------2-2--2-------

|---2--------3-------3-------------2-------3----3-----3-------

|---2--------0-------2-------------2-------0----2-----2-------

|---2--------5-------0-------------2-------5----0-------------

|---0------------------------------0--------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

 

  When we started this band      Years gone by,

  all we needed, needed was      I'd say we've kicked some ass

  a laugh

|-----------------------------------------------2-2--2-------

|---2--------3-------3-------------2-------3----3-----3-------

|---2--------0-------2-------------2-------0----2-----2-------

|---2--------5-------0-------------2-------5----0-------------

|---0------------------------------0--------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------------------

 

(w/ dist)           When I'm enraged or  hittin the stage

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|------------------------------------------3------------------

|--------------------2---------------------0------------------

|--------------------2---------------------0------------------

|--------------0--3--0---------------------X------------------

|--0--1--2--3------------------------------3------------------

                                           

 

  Adrenilin rushin thru my veins and I'd say we're still 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|-----3-----------------------------------------------3-------

|-----2-----------------------------------2-----------0-------

|-----0-----------------------------------2-----------0-------

|-----------------------------------------0-----------X-------

|-----------------------------------------------------3-------

                                                     

                              (half-time feel)

  kickin ass                   say ooh     ah     kickstart

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|---------3---------------------------------3-------------3---

|---------2----------------------2----------0-------------2---

|---------0----------------------2----------0-------------0---

|--------------------------------0----------X-----------------

|-------------------------------------------3-----------------

          hold------------

 

   my heart, hope it never stops,  and to think we did all of 

|-------------------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------X\---------------------------3-----

|--------------------------X\--------------2------------0-----

|------------------------------------------2------------0-----

|------------------------------------------0------------X-----

|-------------------------------------------------------3-----

 

   this to rock

|------------------------------------

|-----------3------------------------

|-----------2------------------------

|-----------0------------X/--X\--X/--

|------------------------X/--X\--X/--

|------------------------------------

 

Chorus, etc.

 





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