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Song: "On Your Porch"
Band: The Format
Tabbed by: Adam Butler, 2004
E-mail: aftershock021@cox.net

[Intro:]

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E|-----------------8---------------|
	repeat 3x then...

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[Verse 1:]

"I was on your porch. The smoke sank
into my skin. So I came inside to be
with..."
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	repeat 3x then...

"..you."
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A|------------------------------------|
E|-3---------------3------------------|

"We talked all night, about everything
we could imagine, cuz come the morning
I'll be..."
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	repeat 3x then...

"..gone."
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[Bridge:]

"And as our eyes start to close,
I turn to you, and I let you know
that I love..."

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G|-----2---2-----------2---2------------2---2-----------2---2-----------|
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	repeat 2x then back to verse

"..you."
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	repeat 3x then...

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G|-----0---0-----------0---0----------|
D|-------------0---------------0------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-3---------------3------------------|

[Verse 2:]

"My dad was sick. My mom she cared
for him. Her lovin' nursed him back
to..."

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	repeat 3x then...

"..life."
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"And me I ran. I couldn't even look
at him. For fear I'd have to say..."
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	repeat 3x then...

"..goodbye."
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"And as I start to leave, he grabs me by
the shoulder and he tells me..."

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G|-----2---2-----------2---2------------2---2-----------2---2-----------|
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	repeat 2x then back to verse

[Chorus:]

"...What's left to lose? You've done..."

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"..enough. And if you..."
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"..fail, well then you fail, but not
to..."
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"..us. Cuz these last three..."
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"..years, I know they've been..."
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"..hard. But now it's..."
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"..time to get out of the desert and 
into..."
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"..the sun. Even if it's..."
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"..alone."

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	repeat 3x then...

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[Verse 3:]

"So now here I sit; in a hotel off
of Sunset. My thoughts bounce off
of Sam's..."

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"..guitar."
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"And that's the way it's been ever 
since we were kids, but now; now
we've got somethin' to..."
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"..prove."
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"And I can see their eyes. But tell me
somethin', Can they see mine?..."

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	repeat 2x then back to verse

[Chorus:]

"Cuz what's left to lose? I've done..."

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D|-------------2---------------0---|
A|-3-------------------------------|
E|-----------------3---------------|

"..enough. And if I..."
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G|-----2---2--------------------------|
D|-------------2-----------------2----|
A|-0--------------------0---0---------|
E|------------------------------------|

"..fail, well then I fail, but I
gave it a..."
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D|-------------3---------------3------|
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"..shot. Cuz these last three..."
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D|-------------0---------------0------|
A|------------------------------------|
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"..years, I know they've been..."
e|-------3---------------3---------|
B|---3-------3---3---3-------3---3-|
G|-----0---0-----------0---0-------|
D|-------------2---------------0---|
A|-3-------------------------------|
E|-----------------3---------------|

"..hard. But now it's..."
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B|---1-------1-------1----1--------1--|
G|-----2---2--------------------------|
D|-------------2-----------------2----|
A|-0--------------------0---0---------|
E|------------------------------------|

"..time to get out of the desert and 
into..."
e|-------1---------------1------------|
B|---1-------1---1---1-------1---1----|
G|-----2---2-----------2---2----------|
D|-------------3---------------3------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-1---------------1------------------|

"..the sun. Even if it's..."
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B|---3-------3---3---3-------3---3-|
G|-----0---0-----------0---0-------|
D|-------------2---------------0---|
A|-3-------------------------------|
E|-----------------3---------------|

"..aloooooooone."

e|-3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--0--0-0-0---3-0--1--1-1-1--1--1-1-1-1--3--3-3-3-3-|
B|-3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--1--1-1-0p1-1-1--1--1-1-1--1--1-1-1-1--3--3-3-3-3-|
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D|-2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2---2-2--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--0--0-0-0-0-|
A|-3--3-3-3--2--2-2-2-2--0--0-0-0---0-0--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--2--2-2-2-2-|
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	repeat 2x then...

[Outro:]

"I was on your porch last night. The smoke it sank into my skin."

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D|-------------7---------------0--------0------|
A|-8------------------------------------1------|
E|-----------------8--------------------0------|
	

That's pretty much it. There's a few minor details in the actual song that
are different than above, but it sounds pretty much the same. ENJOY! THE FORMAT RULES!
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PukesTheDayAway wrote on May 18 2005, 12:00 am

awesome!

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TBSFan2758 wrote on December 26 2005, 09:03 pm

nice man, good job.

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zian615 wrote on August 19 2006, 10:36 pm

awesome song and great tab

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