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Artist: Boys Like Girls
Song Title: "The Great Escape"
Album: "Boys Like Girls" (self-titled debut album)
Year: 2006

Tabbed by: aznricyboy (Richie)
Date: March 26, 2009 (at 1 AM :])
Email: aznricyboy@yahoo.com

Note: This is my first tab.  Sorry if it's a little confusing!
Just read everything in order; it goes along with the song.
Also, if you've played "Holiday" you'll notice that many of the guitar parts are 
the same.  This was intentional according to an interview with the band members.

Tuning: Standard E

Key:
h = hammer on
****************************************************************************
Intro:

Guitar 1-
This can be played on two different octaves.
e)-------------------------|
B)-------------------------|
G)---9---9---9---9---------|
D)--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------| x4
A)-7---6-------------------|
E)---------9---7-----------|
OR
e)----12-----12------12-----12---|
B)--12--12-12--12--12--12-12--12-|
G)-9------8----------------------|
D)---------------11------9-------| x4
A)-------------------------------|
E)-------------------------------|

Guitar 2-
Tremelo picking; come in after Guitar 1 one plays the Intro x2.
e)-------|
B)-------|
G)-14-13-|
D)--x--x-|
A)-12-11-|
E)-------|

Verse:

(All)-
Tremelo picking.
e)-------|
B)-------|
G)-14-13-|
D)--x--x-|
A)-12-11-|
E)-------|
"Paper bags and plastic hearts...."

Guitar 1-
e)---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G)-6666666666666666-2222222222222222------------------4444444444444444-|
D)-6666666666666666-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-|
A)-4444444444444444-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-|
E)-----------------------------------0000000000000000------------------|
"It's goodbye...."

Guitar 2-
Play one of these riffs in the background.
e)-------------------------|
B)-------------------------|
G)---9---9---9---9---------|
D)--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------| x4
A)-7---6-------------------|
E)---------9---7-----------|
OR
e)----12-----12------12-----12---|
B)--12--12-12--12--12--12-12--12-|
G)-9------8----------------------|
D)---------------11------9-------| x4
A)-------------------------------|
E)-------------------------------|
"It's goodbye...."

Prechorus:

Guitar 1-
Strum once, hold note, strum again and cut off.
e)--------------|
B)--------------|
G)-2----------2-|
D)-2----------2-|
A)-0----------0-|
E)--------------|
"We can make it right...."

Guitar 2-
Tremelo picking; cut off last note.
e)--------------|
B)--------------|
G)-9----------9-|
D)-x----------x-|
A)-7----------7-|
E)--------------|
"We can make it right...."

Chorus:

(All)-
Listen to the song for strum pattern.
e)-------------------------------------|
B)-------------------------------------|
G)-6-666666-2-222222----------4-444444-|
D)-6-666666-2-222222-2-222222-4-444444-| x2
A)-4-444444-0-000000-2-222222-2-222222-|
E)-------------------0-000000----------|
"Throw it away, forget yesterday...."

Postchrous:

Guitar 1-
Cut off the B chord upon strumming it. 
e)------------------------------|
B)------------------------------|
G)------------------------------|
D)-44444444-66666666-77777777-9-|
A)-44444444-66666666-77777777-9-|
E)-22222222-44444444-55555555-7-|
"Watch it burn...."

Guitar 2-
Play this in the background, cut off the B chord. (***Not entirely sure if this is accurate***)
e)---------------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------------|
G)----8---8-------8---8-------9---9------|
D)-4h6-4h6-4h6-6h8-6h8-6h8-7h9-7h9-7h9-9-|
A)-------------------------------------9-|
E)-------------------------------------7-|
"Watch it burn...."

Riff:

Guitar 1-
e)-------------------------|
B)-------------------------|
G)---9---9---9---9---------|
D)--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------| x2
A)-7---6-------------------|
E)---------9---7-----------|
OR
e)----12-----12------12-----12---|
B)--12--12-12--12--12--12-12--12-|
G)-9------8----------------------|
D)---------------11------9-------| x2
A)-------------------------------|
E)-------------------------------|

Guitar 2-
e)-------|
B)-------|
G)-14-13-|
D)--x--x-|
A)-12-11-|
E)-------|

Verse:

(All)-
e)-------|
B)-------|
G)-14-13-|
D)--x--x-|
A)-12-11-|
E)-------|
"Tonight will change our lives...."

Guitar 1-
e)---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G)-6666666666666666-2222222222222222------------------4444444444444444-|
D)-6666666666666666-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-|
A)-4444444444444444-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-|
E)-----------------------------------0000000000000000------------------|
"And we'll cry....""

Guitar 2-
e)-------------------------|
B)-------------------------|
G)---9---9---9---9---------|
D)--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------| x4
A)-7---6-------------------|
E)---------9---7-----------|
OR
e)----12-----12------12-----12---|
B)--12--12-12--12--12--12-12--12-|
G)-9------8----------------------|
D)---------------11------9-------| x4
A)-------------------------------|
E)-------------------------------|
"And we'll cry...."

Prechorus:

Guitar 1-
e)--------------|
B)--------------|
G)-2----------2-|
D)-2----------2-|
A)-0----------0-|
E)--------------|
"We'll feel so alive...."

Guitar 2-
e)--------------|
B)--------------|
G)-9----------9-|
D)-x----------x-|
A)-7----------7-|
E)--------------|
"We'll feel so alive...."

Chorus:

(All)-
e)-------------------------------------|
B)-------------------------------------|
G)-6-666666-2-222222----------4-444444-|
D)-6-666666-2-222222-2-222222-4-444444-| x2
A)-4-444444-0-000000-2-222222-2-222222-|
E)-------------------0-000000----------|
"Throw it away, forget yesterday...."

Postchrous:

Guitar 1-
Hold the B note instead of cutting it off this time.
e)------------------------------|
B)------------------------------|
G)------------------------------|
D)-44444444-66666666-77777777-9-|
A)-44444444-66666666-77777777-9-|
E)-22222222-44444444-55555555-7-|
"Watch it burn...."

Guitar 2-
Hold the B note instead of cutting it off this time.
e)---------------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------------|
G)----8---8-------8---8-------9---9------|
D)-4h6-4h6-4h6-6h8-6h8-6h8-7h9-7h9-7h9-9-|
A)-------------------------------------9-|
E)-------------------------------------7-|
"Watch it burn...."

Bridge 1:

Guitar 1-
e)---------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------|
G)---------------------------------|
D)-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A)-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
"All of the wasted time...."

e)---------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------|
G)---------------------------------|
D)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
"The answers that we'll never find...."

Guitar 2-
Tremelo picking; listen for timing.
e)----------------|
B)----------------|
G)-12----13----11-|
D)--x-----x-----x-|
A)-12----11-----9-|
E)----------------|
"All of the wasted time...."

e)-0000-0000--0-0-0-0-|
B)-7777-9999-10101010-|
G)--------------------|
D)--------------------|
A)--------------------|
E)--------------------|
"The answers that we'll never find...."

e)--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0000-0000------------|
B)-12121212-10101010-9999-7777------------|
G)----------------------------------------|
D)----------------------------------------|
A)----------------------------------------|
E)----------------------------------------|
"They don't mean a thing tonight...."

Solo:

Guitar 1-
e)--------------------------------------------------|
B)--------------------------------------------------|
G)-13-13-13-11-11-11-7-7----13-13-13-14-14-14-16-16-|
D)--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x-----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-|
A)-11-11-11--9--9--9-9-9----11-11-11-12-12-12-14-14-|
E)--------------------------------------------------|

e)--------------------------------------------------|
B)--------------------------------------------------|
G)-13-13-13-11-11-11-9-9----16-16-16-14-14-14-13-13-|
D)--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x-----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-|
A)-11-11-11--9--9--9-7-7----14-14-14-12-12-12-11-11-|
E)--------------------------------------------------|

e)--------------------------------------------------|
B)--------------------------------------------------|
G)-13-13-13-11-11-11-9-9----13-13-13-14-14-14-16-16-|
D)--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x-----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-|
A)-11-11-11--9--9--9-7-7----11-11-11-12-12-12-14-14-|
E)--------------------------------------------------|

Let the last note ring here.
e)----------------------------------|
B)----------------------------------|
G)-13-13-13-11-11-11-9-9-88888888-9-|
D)--x--x--x--x--x--x-x-x-xxxxxxxx-x-|
A)-11-11-11--9--9--9-7-7-66666666-7-|
E)----------------------------------|

Guitar 2-
(Solo backing).
e)---------------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------------|
G)-6-66-666----2-2-22-------------4-4-44-|
D)-6-66-666----2-2-22-2-22-222----4-4-44-| x2
A)-4-44-444----0-0-00-2-22-222----2-2-22-|
E)--------------------0-00-000-----------|

Bridge 2:

Guitar 1-
(Clean).
e)------------------|
B)------------------|
G)-6----2---------4-|
D)-6----2----2----4-| x2
A)-4----0----2----2-|
E)-----------0------|
"Throw it away, forget yesterday...."
Guitar 2-
(Distortion)
e)-0000-00000-|
B)-4444-55555-|
G)------------|
D)------------|
A)------------|
E)------------|

Chorus:

(All)-
e)-------------------------------------|
B)-------------------------------------|
G)-6-666666-2-222222----------4-444444-|
D)-6-666666-2-222222-2-222222-4-444444-| x2
A)-4-444444-0-000000-2-222222-2-222222-|
E)-------------------0-000000----------|
"Throw it away, forget yesterday...."

Final Chorus:

Guitar 1-
e)-------------------------------------|
B)-------------------------------------|
G)-6-666666-2-222222----------4-444444-|
D)-6-666666-2-222222-2-222222-4-444444-| x2
A)-4-444444-0-000000-2-222222-2-222222-|
E)-------------------0-000000----------|
"Throw it away, forget yesterday...."

Guitar 2-
Play this in the background.
e)----------------------------------|
B)--5-5------5-5------5-5------4-4--|
G)-----6--------6--------6--------4-|
D)-6--------7-----------------4-----| x2
A)-------------------7--------------|
E)----------------------------------|
"Throw it away, forget yesterday...."

Postchrous:

Guitar 1-
e)------------------------------|
B)------------------------------|
G)------------------------------|
D)-44444444-66666666-77777777-9-|
A)-44444444-66666666-77777777-9-|
E)-22222222-44444444-55555555-7-|
"Watch it burn...."

Guitar 2-
e)---------------------------------------|
B)---------------------------------------|
G)----8---8-------8---8-------9---9------|
D)-4h6-4h6-4h6-6h8-6h8-6h8-7h9-7h9-7h9-9-|
A)-------------------------------------9-|
E)-------------------------------------7-|
"Watch it burn...."

Outro:

Guitar 1-
(Clean).  Play this AT LEAST 6 times until the fadeout.
e)----12-----12------12-----12---|
B)--12--12-12--12--12--12-12--12-|
G)-9------8----------------------|
D)---------------11------9-------|
A)-------------------------------|
E)-------------------------------|

Guitar 2-
Tremelo pick quietly in the background.  Hold the E note at the end.
e)-------|
B)-------|
G)-14-13-|
D)--x--x-| x2
A)-12-11-|
E)-------|

e)---|
B)---|
G)-9-|
D)-x-|
A)-7-|
E)---|

That's it! :D
****************************************************************************
Again, this is my first tab, so don't be expecting too much.  Please comment and 
tell me what you think!
****************************************************************************
Lyrics:
Paper bags and plastic hearts
All are belongings in shopping carts
It's goodbye
But we got one more night
Let's get drunk and ride around
And make peace with an empty town
We can make it right

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
Cause we are finally free tonight

Tonight will change our lives
It's so good to be by your side
But we'll cry
We won't give up the fight
We'll scream loud at the top of our lungs
And they'll think it's just cause we're young
And we'll feel so alive

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
Cause we are finally free tonight

All of the wasted time
The hours that were left behind
The answers that we'll never find
They don't mean a thing tonight

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway

Throw it away
Forget yesterday
We'll make the great escape
We won't hear a word they say
They don't know us anyway
Watch it burn
Let it die
Cause we are finally free tonight
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