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Bling Confession Of A King Tab

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                             The Killers – “Bling (Confession of a King)”
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Tabbed by: Aaron Fritschner
Email: malkovichmalkovich7@yahoo.com

I saw my favorite Killers tune doesn’t appear to be out there yet, 
so I jotted it down.

Tuning: Standard

Coming out of “When You Were Young” we are in F# for a moment with the synth,
Then it shifts up to Bm.

First part- you’ll have to listen to the record to get the timing right. Flowers
plays this little fill on the keys that you can hear, for instance, right 
after the word “survival,” which is doubled by the electric guitar.

e|--------------------------------|
B|--+12---10----------------------|
G|---------7—--7-ring-------------|
D|-------------9------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

After the last one, right before “How do you know”

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------5-ring-----------------------------------------|
G|---7--6—4-(piano)--------7-------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------7--------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------7--------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

“That you’re right”

(Strum) Bm  A   G 

That’s the intro

Lyrics are:

When I offer you survival
You say it’s hard enough to live
It’s not so bad, It’s not so bad
How do you know that you’re right?


From this point on there are two guitars in the mix, one acoustic and one electric,
With the acoustic playing the basic chords and the electric fiddling around with
The same chords farther up the neck.

Chords are

Bm
I work on the roadside
       G
In the land of the free ride
        E
I can’t hold it any longer
    Bm
The sun is beating down my neck

So I ran with the devil
Left a trail of excuses
Like a stone on the water
The elements decide my fate

Pre-chorus:
         G   A 
Watch it go… (Bling)

Chorus base chords are

D                F#m
When I offer you survival
G
You say it’s hard enough to live
A             F#m  
Don’t tell me that it’s over
      G
Stand up, poor and tired

But more than this
A               F#m
How do you know that you’re right
              G
If you’re not nervous anymore?
A           F#m              G 
It’s not so bad, it’s not so bad



Lead on the chorus is the fun part, played 4 times

e|-10-10-10--9---10----10-10-10--9--10--9--10—9--10-9—-10-9--10--------------|
B|-10-10-10—-10--10----10-10-10--10-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--------------|
G|-9--9--9---9---9-----9--9--9---9--9---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-10-10---10--10---10-10-10---10--10--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------|
B|-10-10-10---10--10---10-10-10---10--10--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-9--10—-9--10--9--10--9--10--9--10--9--10--9--10--9--10--------------------|
B|-12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--------------------|
G|-12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Back to verse:

I feel my vision slipping out of focus
But I’m pushing on for that horizon
I’m pushing on
Now I’ve got that blowin’ wind against my face

So you sling rocks at the riptide
Am I wrong or am I right?
I hit the bottom with a hook- quite strange
I get my glory in the desert rain
Watch it go.. (when I offer you survival) Bling

Chorus:

When I offer you survival
You say it’s hard enough to live
I’ll tell you when it’s over
Shut up- poor and tired but
More than this

How do you know that you’re right
If you’re not nervous anymore?
It’s not so bad, it’s not so bad

Ending bit:

D
Higher and higher, we’re gonna take it

Down to the wire, we’re gonna make it
G          A Bm  F#m
Out of the fire
G          A
Higher and higher
D
Higher and higher, we’re gonna take it

Down to the wire, we’re gonna make it
G          A Bm  F#m
Out of the fire
G          A
Higher and higher
D 
Higher and higher, we’re gonna take it
Gmaj7
Down to the wire, we’re gonna make it
G   A    Bm F#m
Out whoa oh oh
G          A   D 
Higher and Higher

Strum distorted D

G        A       Bm 
It ain’t hard to hold
        F#m         G
When it shines like gold
         A      D  
You’ll remember me

Finis.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Waldo23 wrote on November 28 2006, 11:23 am

Woops- that should be strum Bm G A after "that you're right"

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bandrez wrote on January 14 2007, 08:36 pm

Wow, that was awesome!!! TY for this tab!!!

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necriononguitar wrote on January 13 2009, 12:27 pm

good job, keep it up

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