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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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From: C0rdr0y@aol.com
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 12:29:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: TAB:A design for life by the Manic Street Preachers

A design for life-Manic street preachers

intro/main verse:-
 C maj 7 ( play for 4 bars)      Dminadd6(play for 2 bars)

E I----------------------------I----------------------------I
B I--------0-----------0-------I--------0-----------0-------I
G I------5---5-------5---5-----I------5---5-------5---5-----I
D I----5-------5---5-------5---I----3-------3---3-------3---I
A I--3-----------3-------------I--5-----------5-------------I
E I----------------------------I----------------------------I

   G7(play for 2 bars)           Ebmaj7(play for 1 bar)

E I----------------------------I--------3-----------3-------I
B I----------------------------I------3---3-------3---3-----I
G I--------4-----------4-------I----------------------------I
D I------3---3-------3---3-----I----5-------5---5-------5---I
A I----5-------5---5-------5---I--6-----------6-----------6-I
E I--3-----------3-------------I----------------------------I

   Dmin7b5(play for 1 bar)

E I----------------------------I 
B I--------6-----------6-6-----I
G I------5---5-------5-5-5-----I
D I----6-------6-----6-6-6-----I
A I--5-----------5-5-5-5-5-----I
E I----------------------------I(on first time repeat again(so play twice),
                           to bit below, third verse play once
                                 second play once) 

then just before the bridge(we dont talk about love....)

C maj 7                          Cmaj7           F5    E5 
E I----------------------------I----------------------------I
B I--------0-----------0-------I--------0-------------------I
G I------5---5-------5---5-----I------5---5-----------------I
D I----5-------5---5-------5---I----3-------3---------------I
A I--3-----------3-------------I--5-----------5---3-3--2-2--I
E I----------------------------I------------------1-1--0-0--I


Bit between verse and chorus (bridge)

   Dm                           G5                F5  E5
E I----------------------------I-3--3----3--3--3------------I
B I--6--6--6----5--6----6--6---I-3--3----3--3--3------------I
G I--7--7--7----5--7----7--7---I-0--0----0--0--0------------I
D I--7--7--7----5--7----7--7---I-0--0----0--0--0------------I
A I--5--5--5----5--5----5--5--0I------------------3-3--2-2--I
E I---------------------------0I-3--3----3--3--3--1-1--0-0--I
   We   Dont  Talk     A________Bout Love

 Dm                           G5                   D5  D#5
E I----------------------------I-3--3----3--3--3------------I
B I--6--6--6----5--6----6--6---I-3--3----3--3--3------------I
G I--7--7--7----5--7----7--7---I-0--0----0--0--0---7-7--8-8-I
D I--7--7--7----5--7----7--7---I-0--0----0--0--0------------I
A I--5--5--5----5--5----5--5--0I-------------------5-5--6-6-I
E I---------------------------0I-3--3----3--3--3------------I
       We     only  want   to     Get   Drunk

EM(normal strum)Am            
We are not allowed to spend


   Fsus2          Fmaj9         Fsus2         Fmaj9
E I--------1--------------0----I-------1-------------0------I
B I-----------1---1---1------1-I---------1---------------0--I
G I----0----------0------------I----0--------0---0----------I
D I-3-------------3------------I-3-----------3--------------I
A I-3-------------3------------I-3-----------3--------------I
E I----------------------------I----------------------------I  
As   We___  are____  told  that    this   is the end    

Chorus

 
   Am                           F5
E I-------0--------------------I----------------------------I
B I----------0-----------------I----------------------------I
G I-------------5--------------I----------------------------I
D I-2--2-----------2-----2-----I----------------------------I
A I-0--0-----------0-----0-----I3---3-3----3--3---3--3--0---I
E I--------------------0---3-2-I1---1-1----0--1---0--1--0---I
   A______  De__sign             For___________ Life             

Repeat twice then on third:-
 
   Am                           F5
E I-------0--------------------I----------------------------I
B I----------0-----------------I----------------------------I
G I-------------5--------------I----------------------------I
D I-2--2-----------2-----2-----I----------------------------I
A I-0--0-----------0-----0-----I3---------------------------I
E I--------------------0---3-2-I1---------------------------I(on last(third
time) go to coda)
   A______  De__sign             For___________ Life           

 
   Fsus2                           
E I----------------------------I
A I--1-------------------------I
G I--0-------------------------I
D I--3-------------------------I
A I--3-------------------------I
E I----------------------------I(back  to verse, on second time of chorus go
to below tab)
   A______  De__sign       for    Life)

verse on second time(instrumental)
            
 C maj 7 ( play for 2 bars)      Dminadd6(play for 2 bars)

E I----------------------------I----------------------------I
B I--0-------------------------I---0------------------------I
G I--5-------------------------I---5------------------------I
D I--5-------------------------I---3------------------------I
A I--3-------------------------I---5------------------------I
E I----------------------------I----------------------------I

   G7(play for 2 bars)           Ebmaj7

E I----------------------------I--------3-----------3-------I
B I----------------------------I------3---3-------3---3-----I
G I--4-------------------------I----------------------------I
D I--3-------------------------I----5-------5---5-------5---I
A I--5-------------------------I--6-----------6-----------6-I
E I--3-------------------------I----------------------------I

   Dmin7b5                      Cmaj7

E I----------------------------I----------------------------I
B I--------6-----------6-6-6-6-I-0-0---0--0--0---0---0-0-0--I
G I------5---5-------5-5-5-5-5-I-5-5---5--5--5---5---5-5-5--I
D I----6-------6-----6-6-6-6-6-I-5-5---5--5--5---5---5-5-5--I
A I--5-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-I-3-3---3--3--3---3---3-3-3--I
E I----------------------------I----------------------------I

    Cmaj7                F5  E5
E I----------------------------I
B I--0---0-0------0-0----------I
G I--5---5-5------5-5----------I
D I--5---5-5------5-5--0-------I
A I--3---3-3------3-3--0--11-00I
E I--------------------0--33-11I  then repeat bridge and chorus



CODA
   Fmaj9                           
E I--1-------------------------I
A I--1-------------------------I
G I--0-------------------------I
D I--3-------------------------Ithen drums solo
A I--3-------------------------I
E I----------------------------I

Lyrics(only to verse as chorus and bridge are above)

1 Verse:-
libraries gave us power
then work came and made us free
At what price now
For a shallow piece of dignity

2Verse:-
I wish I had a bottle
right here in my dirty face
to wear the scars
to show from where i came

3 verse:-
I wish i had a bottle
Right here in my pretty face
to wear the scars
to show from where i came

Listening to the record will help to tell you where to sing in the verse.
Also there is this high pitched pinging every verse this can be done on the
guitar
at the 15th fret on the High e string. Whenever James does this live instead
of picking
after the dignity/came bit(at the end of every verse) he strums Cmaj7
heavily. The chords
above the tab are what rhythm guitar would play/the overall sound of each
one.

Chords:-
Cmaj7-x3550x
Dm7add6-x5350x
G7-353433
EbMaj7-x65333
Dm7b5-x5656x
F5-13xxxx
E5-02xxxx
Dm-x57765
G5-3x0033
D5-x5x7xx
D#5-x6x8xx
Em-022000
Am-x02210
Fsus2-x33011
Fmaj9-x33010 

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guitarfreakgirl wrote on April 16 2002, 12:00 am

it makes me sad to see someone put so much effort into a tab and not get any praise so great tab dude!! (i'm not just saying it cos there are no other comments) it really is very good :)

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eglynn wrote on June 16 2009, 01:51 am

meh...

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C4m57 wrote on March 4 2013, 09:54 am

Totally agree with the freak girl. Well done, cordroy!

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