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Eminem
Love the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)
album: Recovery
tabbed by ambient203

Tuning: Standard
Capo 3

x = muted strings


Most of the chord tabs for this song look good, but there's a few
alterations in the chords throughout the song I thought I'd note here.
I think the chorus is pretty much exactly the same as the verse, this is
kinda how it should look:

Em: Last few strokes should have pinky on G (high e string), right before
the quick up-down between chord changes. It's not very noticeable, but it
makes playing the song more interesting.

C: For this, you should have the pinky on G a little earlier, on the first
or second downstroke. This is more accentuated than the brief G in the Em
bar.

G: Pretty much just G, with the D on B string for the full sound.

D: This is actually Dadd11 in the chorus and verse (not intro), G with an
F# bass note (here it is, I didn't even know the name until I looked it up)

E A D G B e
2 x 0 0 3 3

Make sure you get the nice down-strokes on the bass notes before playing
full chords. And that's pretty much it. I try and avoid the high e string
until the accentuated note is played (for instance, the C chord with high G)

e|         3 D 3      3  3    |  - 3 is the G on pinky for the C chord
B|       ^ ^ V ^ V    ^  ^ V  |
G|       ^ ^ V ^ V    ^  ^ V  |  - D marks the upstroke where you should
D|       ^ ^ V ^ V    ^  ^ V  |    stop playing at the end of a verse
A| ^  ^  ^   V ^   ^  ^  ^ V  |
E| ^ *^  ^         ^          |  -  ^ = downstroke
                                 -  V = upstroke

*(occasionally there's an upstroke here, after the chorus in C chord bar)

I know that looks unnecessarily complicated, and you can probably figure
it out yourself, but I thought I'd note it out since I've never done it before.


Here's the piano bit that plays while Rihanna sings for the intro:
The stars are devoiced notes that sound better played almost inaudibly.
Make sure you have a capo on the 3rd fret!

    Em              C              G               D
e|----------------------------------------------*3-2*----2*-----0-----------|
B|--0-------0-------1-----1------1-0-----0-0-----0-3---3-3----3---3---------|
G|--0-----0-0-----0-0---0-0------0-0---0---0---0-----2----------------------|
D|------2-------2-----2--------2-----0-------0------------------------------|
A|----2-------2*----3-----3--3----------------------------------------------|
E|--0-------0----------------------3-------3-------2-----2------------------|

    Em              C              G               D
e|---------------------------------3-------3-------2-----2-2----------------|
B|--0-------0-------1-----1------1-0-----0-0-----0-3---3---3----3-----------|
G|--0-----0-0-----0-0---0-0------0-----0-------0-----2-----2--2---2---------|
D|------2-------2-----2--------2-----0-------0------------------------------|
A|----2-------2*----3-----3--3---------------------------------------8///0--|
E|--0-------0----------------------3-------3-------2-------2----------------|

                                          (remember this is relative to capo)

Intro

           Em                       C
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,

             G                               Dadd11
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts.

           Em                      C
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,

             G                                Dadd11
But that's alright because I love the way you lie,

                   (slide on D string)
I love the way you lie


Verse

                          Em
I can't tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like

C
And right now, there's a steel knife in my windpipe

G
I can't breathe, but I still fight while I can fight

Dadd11
As long as the wrong feels right, it's like I'm in flight

Em
High off of love, drunk from my hate,

                      C
it's like I'm huffin' paint and I love it, the more I suffer, I suffocate

G
And right before I'm about to drown, she resuscitates

Dadd11
Me, she fuckin' hates me, and I love it, Wait!

Em
Where you going? I'm leaving you. No you ain't,

C                                                      G
Come back. We're running right back, here we go again, it's so insane


Cuz when it's going good, it's going great

Dadd11
I'm Superman with the wind at his back, she's Lois Lane

Em
But when and it's bad, it's awful, I feel so ashamed,

C
I snap "Who's that dude?", I don't even know his name

G
I laid hands on her, I'll never stoop so low again

Dadd11                      (abrupt stop)
I guess I don't know my own strength


Chorus

           Em                       C
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,

             G                               Dadd11
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts.

           Em                      C
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,

             G                                Dadd11
But that's alright because I love the way you lie,

                   Em             C
I love the way you lie

                   G              Dadd11       (abrupt stop)
I love the way you lie


Verse 2

                  Em
You ever love somebody so much, you can barely breathe when you with 'em?

    C
You meet, and neither one of you even know it hit 'em

         G
Got that warm fuzzy feeling, yeah them chills used to get 'em

        Dadd11
Now you gettin' fuckin' sick of lookin' at 'em

                      Em
You swore you'd never hit 'em, never do nothin' to hurt 'em

                           C
Now you're in each other's face spewing venom in your words when you spit 'em

    G
You push, pull each other's hair, scratch, claw, bit 'em

          Dadd11
Throw 'em down, pin 'em, so lost in the moments when you're in 'em

         Em
It's the face that's the culprit, controls you both

                   C
So they say, you'd best to go your separate ways

                                    G
Guess that they don't know ya cuz today, that was yesterday,

                              Dadd11
Yesterday is over and it's a different day, 

                                                Em
Sound like broken records playing over but you promised her,

                                               C
next time you'd show restraint, you don't get another chance

                                        G
Life is no nintendo game, but you lied again


Now you get to watch her leave out the window

             Dadd11
Guess that's why they call it "window pane"


Chorus

           Em                       C
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,

             G                               Dadd11
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts.

           Em                      C
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,

             G                                Dadd11
But that's alright because I love the way you lie,

                   Em             C
I love the way you lie

                   G              Dadd11       (abrupt stop)
I love the way you lie


Verse 3

              Em
Now I know we said things, did things that we didn't mean

       C
And we fall back into the same patterns, same routine

G
But your temper's just as bad as mine is; you're the same as me

Dadd11
When it comes to love you're just as blinded

    Em
Baby please come back, it wasn't you. Baby it was me,

     C
Maybe our relationship isn't as crazy as it seems

     G
Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano

Dadd11
All I know is I love you too much, to walk away though

Em
Come inside, pick up your bags off the sidewalk

C
Don't you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk?

G
Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball

Dadd11
Next time I'm pissed, I'll aim my fist at the drywall

Em
Next time? There won't be no next time

       C
I apologize, even though I know it's lies

                 G
I'm tired of the games, I just want her back. I know I'm a liar,

       Dadd11                       (abrupt stop)
If she ever tries to fuckin' leave again,

Ima tie her to the bed and set this house on fire

Just gonna


Chorus

Em                       C
Stand there and watch me burn,

             G                               Dadd11
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts.

           Em                      C
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry,

             G                                Dadd11
But that's alright because I love the way you lie,

                   Em             C
I love the way you lie

                   G              Dadd11       (abrupt stop)
I love the way you lie



Sorry that this is so long, I just wanted to give you the opportunity
to sing/rap along as you play. As far as I know, the lyrics are pretty
close, let me know if something's wrong.

Hope you enjoyed it, this is an awesome song.


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wozer_33 wrote on July 15 2010, 06:18 pm

lyrics spot on :) nice tab

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illumination wrote on July 23 2010, 10:52 am

It is quite complicated and I don't quite get the whole thing but I like the attention to detail in this tab and feel that there should be more tabs of this quality. Immediate 5/5!

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Dezz 21 wrote on August 1 2010, 11:53 pm

You get 5 stars just for including all of the lyrics and placing the chords through out the song. I'm so tired of lazy tabs where people put like 3 lines of lyrics, 3 chords, and then say something like "The rest is the same, you get the idea". That's just laziness.

Major props for not being lazy. :-D

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