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Best Thing You Never Had Chords

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Butch Walker
"The best thing you never had"
From the album "Letters (2004)"
Tabbed by Etni3s.

Tuning: DADGAD

Comment:
--------
Big shout out to Balta for his live version tab. Without it I would have
never gotten this right. Well.. I think it's fair to say that this is
pretty much a re-write of his tab. This is the album version by the way.
Have fun! Now grab your guitar and rock out!

Update note:
Changed it to DADGAD tuning and changed the chords a bit.

  // Etni3s, etni3s[at]fan-chat[dot]com
--------

Chords

    D   Dmaj7   G   E5   F#5   G5   G#5   A5

D|--0---0-------0--(2)--(4)---(5)--(6)--(7)--
A|--0---0-------0--(2)--(4)---(5)--(6)--(7)--
G|--7---6-------7--(4)--(6)---(7)--(8)--(9)--
D|--7---7-------5---2----4-----5----6----7---
A|--5---5-------5---2----4-----5----6----7---
D|--0---0-------5---2----4-----5----6----7---


VERSE 1-------------------------------------------------------------------
    D
Hello, how ya doin'
       Dmaj7               G
What's it like to ruin all my self esteem?
Let me blow off some steam
    D                      Dmaj7
For five years I waited so why am I jaded
     G
To get back at you? What makes it cool when

CHORUS--------------------------------------------------------------------
    G        D
You act like nothing ever happened
  G         D
I feel like I should feel bad
      G
But I can't like
D                               E5
Someone who thought They're the only one that mattered
  F#5
I hope that you're flattered
      G5
cause you broke this down
    A5                        D   Dmaj7 G
The best thing that you never had

VERSE 2-------------------------------------------------------------------
       D
And it seems like I'm lost
        Dmaj7
Somehow my heart got lost
       G
On the way to my head and my brain cells are dead
        D
and the craziness shows
    Dmaj7                  G
now I start to go when the green turns to red

and I should be dead when

CHORUS--------------------------------------------------------------------
    G        D
You act like nothing ever happened
  G         D
I feel like I should feel bad
      G
But I can't like
D                               E5
Someone who thought They're the only one that mattered
       F#5
While my heart got shattered
     G5
like romantic roadkill
   F#5
my heart is all splattered
     E5
your ego got fatter
  F#5
I hope that you're flattered
      G5
cause you broke this down
    A5                        D   Dmaj7 G
The best thing that you never had

BRIDGE--------------------------------------------------------------------
         E5
Like the toilet seat never got lifted
      D
And I pissed on your confidence
When you weren't around
E5
How could that be?
F#5
Don't turn this around
G5
You were the one who
A5           G5           F#5    E5
Drove my ass right to the ground

CHORUS--------------------------------------------------------------------
         G        D
When you act like nothing ever happened
  G         D
I feel like I should feel bad
      G
But I can't like
D                               E5
Someone who thought they're the only one that mattered
      F#5
While my heart got shattered
     G5
like romantic roadkill
   F#5
my heart is all splattered
     E5
your ego got fatter
  F#5
I hope that you're flattered
      G5                   G#5
cause you broke this down, you broke this down
    A5                                                      D   Dmaj7 G
The best thing, the best thing, the best thing... you never had
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gogita21 wrote on May 20 2006, 05:22 pm

Great tab but live I think he plays it in DADGAD tuning and moves all the G string notes up 2 frets, at least that's how he played it in a video from '03 that I have; it has him tuning at the beginning.

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Etni3s wrote on June 11 2006, 03:45 pm

Updated the tab. I realized I changed the way I play it so it didn't match the tab anymore :)
Anyways, play with the song, it's a very good song to get some easy improv into. It also makes it more fun to play, just listen when butch plays it. No two recordings sound alike.

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XtremeEuph wrote on July 28 2008, 12:43 pm

Sorry new to tabs.. what do the brackets mean? thanks

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