Slow everything way down. Play really slow and concentrate on which syllables rest on which chord changes. Eventually you should get the feel.
I have always played lead, more like a violin, so when I played rhythm in the church band one week, i found it a real challenge to keep the rhythm, but eventually I got it using this method, and it's helped my style immensly.
For life is quite absurd and death's the final word, You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.METOOB