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Bloodshot Chords

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These are the chords for the song. They are nearly 100% accurate 
barring the weird little breakdown towards the end of the song. 
I had difficulty picking out exactly what he does there, but the 
tabs sound pretty good played with that part. This song was pretty 
well overproduced if you ask me; get past that, and love the song 
for the lyrics and the catchy sound, then you'll enjoy it.

-Casey T.

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We aren't that great at all, and I can't sing well, but you might enjoy 
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Jack's Mannequin
"Bloodshot"
The Glass Passenger

Standard Tuning

Intro:
         
e|--2---------3-------------------------------|
b|--3---------3-------------------------------|
g|--4---------4-------------------------------|
d|--4---------5-------------------------------|
a|--2---------5-------------------------------|
E|--x---------3-------------------------------|

The strumming pattern for each chord is:
(at least that's how it works right for me)


Down, Palm Slap, Up, Down, Palm Slap, Up, Down, Up, Palm Slap, 
Up, Up, Down, Up

Then switch to the next chord (bar G) and do the same pattern.
Be sure to strum EVERY string, don't get lazy and just strum the 
power chord; you need the ring of the high notes.

Verse:

e|--2---------3-------------------------------|
b|--3---------3-------------------------------|
g|--4---------4-------------------------------|
d|--4---------5-------------------------------|
a|--2---------5-------------------------------|
E|--x---------3-------------------------------|

(Strum pattern and length same as the intro)

"She walks to the mailbox each morning at nine.
Everyday she begins, she's allways one day behind,
at least when it comes to the mail.
She sits on the balcony paying the bills,
no letters, just hashing her cigarettes
onto the sill. Every breath a little more..."

"He sits in the basement from midnight 'till four
painting pictures that nobody sees from his days in the war.
Canvases bathed in bright red, (red).
He heats up the shower, he paces the hall,
he'll scrub for an hour or more 
but he won't get it all.
Paint in his fingernail..."



Pre-Chorus:


Notice that the pre-chorus flows in from the verse. You will be 
playing the B minor as the pre-chorus starts, then going to this 
(notice in the above lyrics for verses 1 and 2, where the ...'s 
are show where your transition will occur):

e|--------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------|
g|--------4-----6-----------------------|
d|--5-----5-----7-----9--7--------------|
a|--5-----5-----7-----9--7--------------|
E|--2-----3-----5-----7--5--------------|

You'll go from the B minor in the verse to this first chord (listen 
to the song) and then slide your index finger to the 3rd fret 
(listen for length on this chord) then slide the entire chord to 
the 5th fret. The last two parts are there, they are just very 
short. You slide to the power chord on the seventh and slide quickly 
back to the fifth. I promise its there, though it's not entirely necessary.

"...pale. The hill's still left to climb. It's just so..."

"...beds. The hill's still left to climb. It's just so..."


Chorus:

e|--3---0---2---0----------------------|
b|--3---2---3---2----------------------|
g|--0---2---2---2----------------------|
d|--0---0---0---0----------------------|
a|--2---0---0---0----------------------|
E|--3---x---2---x----------------------|

[Note! I personally like the way the D chord sounds in this song
with your thumb on the second fret, first string, as shown. But it
is not necessary.]

Repeat this chord progression for however long necessary (listen 
to the song, if you can't figure it out then this is a good guitar 
lesson for you). You switch pretty fast here, half the length of 
the verse's chords.

"...high and I'm so tired. Come on, look at me in my bloodshot eyes.
The clouds are all on fire. It's just so high and I'm so tired. Come 
on, look up at the bloodshot sky, the clouds are all on fire."


I dunno what you'd call this next part. maybe the bridge?


Bridge:

e|--0---0---3---0----------------------------|
b|--3---2---3---2----------------------------|
g|--4---2---4---2----------------------------|
d|--4---0---5---0----------------------------|
a|--2---0---5---0----------------------------|
E|--x---x---3---x----------------------------|

Once again, you can figure out the pattern and length.

"We wait in valleys while the clouds come in. We see no shadows 
'cause the shadow's all there is. And we climb, and we climb, but 
it's just so..."


Toward the end of the Bridge, when he starts with the word "shadows," 
you should be on the Bar G chord. At this point, I believe he goes 
between this G and slides two frets up to the A. Then go back to G 
and back to A one more time. Following that A you should once again 
go back to the chord G for the start of the last chorus. This is where 
I'm just guessing.


That's it...that's the whole song. Hope you enjoyed it.
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Rudajie wrote on March 18 2014, 07:29 pm

Awesome tab, I was listening to the acoustic version JM did off of Acoustic Live & Rare 2008 and the chorus sounds more like a G to an EM then to the D and A.

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