Here on my Talk About The Passion chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf to the Talk About The Passion sheet you can download.
This one has a handful of not so commonly used chords and they are as follows:
Also in this song, REM combined some French with the English as I mention in the demo here.
There is a mix of arpeggio and rhythm in the beginning and you can continue that as you play the song which seems to work best anyhow as there is a riff that is constantly under the lead vocals. You could simply play a down up down up rhythm or use a down down up down up and repeat that as you sing.
When I sing the Combien line the rhythm gets kinda choppy with a down down down up down up up up up down up and then repeats again as you move through the rest of the line.
As you can see there is a background riff being played through the verse and an arpeggio down over the C chord and the A chord. And there is a bit of a decend in the chorus as well as explained in the full video lesson.
Thanks for stopping by this Talk About The Passion chords page and I hope the info here was helpful.