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Song: This was my life
Album: Countdown to Extinction
Artist: Megadeth

Tabbed by: John mercer
E-mail: spacenumber6@hotmail.com

This tab is complete
Timing isn't exact, that's hard to do
but I did the best I could
Solo timing is pretty much exact,
but you should still listein,
to the CD for it's exact timing.
I'm also not sure on some chord names,
so I made them up


Intro

  B           Bb A    G    A  Ab G   F    E

  (volume                                     Pm----------------------------- 
   swell)
e--------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------|--------------------------------9\----------------------------------|
D-9------|-9----------5----7---------3/---9\----------------------------------|
A-9------|-9--8--7----5----7--6--5---3/---7\----------------------------------|
E-7------|-7--6--5----3----5--4--3---1/-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  B  Bb A    G    A  Ab G   F

e------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D-9----------5----7---------3--|
A-9--8--7----5----7--6--5---3--|
E-7--6--5----3----5--4--3---1--|


Verse: 1 and 2

 Em                    C/E                A/C#          D

 1.   It was just another day              It was just another
 2.Fate. This was the wrong thing to do     This was the wrong  
   
            Pm                 Pm                 Pm

e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B*--------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D-2---0h2------2---------0h2------2---------0h2------2----------|
A*--2-----2------2-3---3-----3------3-4---4-----4------4-5------|
E-----------0------------------0------------------0-------------|


     B/D#        Em

  fight            It was words strung into sentences
  one to be doing  This was the road to destiny.

                        Pm                    Pm
e----------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------|
D---4------4-------7h9------9---------9h10-------10-----10-|
A-5---6--6---7---7-----7-------7---7-------7---------7-----|
E------------------------0--------------------0------------|


  F#
 
     It was doomed          to not be right
  An' this was the road        to my ru-
  
                            Pm-----------
e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D----7h8-----------8------------------------|
A-9-------9-----------9\2---0---------------|
E-----------------------------3-2-5-3-2-1---|



Em                    C/E                A/C#          D

      There is something wrong with me    there is somrthing wrong         
  in. Now there's motives for the suspect Now there's nothin' left  
   
            Pm                 Pm                 Pm
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----0h2------2---------0h2------2---------0h2------2-------------|
A---2-----2------2-3---3-----3------3-4---4-----4------4-5---------|
E-0---------0------------------0------------------0----------------|


     B/D#        Em

  with you       There is nothin' left of us  
  to say         An' now there's method to the maddness

                        Pm                    Pm
e----------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------|
D---4------4-------7h9------9---------9h10-------10-----10-|
A-5---6--6---7---7-----7-------7---7-------7---------7-----|
E------------------------0--------------------0------------|



  F#                                          B5
 
  An' there is nothin I can do
  An' now there's society to pay  
  
                            Pm-----------
e-------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|-----------5--4----------|
D----7h8-----------8------------------------|-4------4--------7--5--4-|
A-9-------9-----------9\2---0---------------|-2--/6-------------------|
E-----------------------------3-2-5-3-2-1---|-------------------------|



Chorus


  Gtr 1
        Lying in your bed  examining my head

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------5--3-------------|
D----------5--4--2---------2--5--------5--2-------|
A-7--6--7-----------2--3--------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------2~~~-|
                                                  |
 Gtr 2                                            |
                                                  |
e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------5--3-------------|
D----------5--4--2---------2--5--------5--2-------|
A-7--6--7-----------2--3--------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------2~~~-|


  Gtr 1
           This is the part of me that hates

e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D-------4--2--------------------4-----4--5---|
A-1--4--------4--1--6--5--7--6-----7---------|
E--------------------------------------------|
                                             |
  Gtr 2                                      |
                                             |
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------2-----2--4---|
D-------4--2--------4--3--5--4-----5---------|
A-1--4--------4--1---------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|


     Paybacks are a bitch    I throw the switch

e------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------5--3-------------|
D----------5--4--2--------2--5--------5--2-------|
A-7--6--7-----------2--3-------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------2~~~-|
                                                 |
                                                 |
                                                 |
e------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------5--3-------------|
D----------5--4--2--------2--5--------5--2-------|
A-7--6--7-----------2--3-------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------2~~~-|


          Somewhere an electric chair awaits

e----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------5--4-----------9\-|
D-------4--2--------------4--------7--5--4--9\-|
A-1--4--------4--1--2--6--------------------7\-|
E----------------------------------------------|
                                               |
                                               |
                                               |
e----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------5--4--------------|
G-------------------------2--------5--4--2--9\-|
D-------4--2--------1--4--------------------9\-|
A-1--4--------4--1--------------------------7\-|
E----------------------------------------------|



Gtr's 1&2

  E                                 B  Bb A    G    A  Ab G   F   E

                                               Hey!      This was my life

  Pm-----------------------------
e---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------|-------------------------------9\-----|
D---------------------------------|-9----------5----7---------3/--9\-----|
A---------------------------------|-9--8--7----5----7--6--5---3/--7\-----|
E-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7--6--5----3----5--4--3---1/---------|



  E                                 B  Bb A    G    A  Ab G   F   

                                               Hey!      This was my 

  Pm-----------------------------

e---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|-----------------------------------*|
G---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------|-9----------5----7---------3--------|
A---------------------------------|-9--8--7----5----7--6--5---3-------*|
E-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7--6--5----3----5--4--3---1--------|



Bridge: (gtr's 1 & 2)


  E                                  C#                                 E

  Fate.  In our Life         there's      if

      Pm-------
e--------------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B--------------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
G-9\-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------9\-|
D-9\------------2----|---------------6--|---------------4-|-------------9\-|
A-7\------------3----|---------------4--|---------------5-|-------------7\-|
E-----0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0-0----|


                                                                     E

     in our beliefs     there's         lie

  Pm-------                                                 Pm----
e----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G----------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------9\-|
D-----------2----|------------------|-----------------|--------------9\-|
A-----------3----|---------------1--|--------------2--|--3-----------7\-|
E-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0---2--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-----3--2--1-----|


                                      C#                                 E

         In our bus-     'ness  there  is                 sin

       Pm-------
e----------------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B----------------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
G-(9)\-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------9\-|
D-(9)\------------2----|---------------6--|---------------4-|-------------9\-|
A-(7)\------------3----|---------------4--|---------------5-|-------------7\-|
E-------0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0-0----|



     In our bod-   ies  there is die

  Pm-------                                                 Pm----
e----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
G----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
D-----------2----|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
A-----------3----|---------------1--|--------------2--|--3-------------|
E-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0---2--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-----3--2--1--0-|



Solo:

  E

Gtr 1

e-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D------------------------------2------|------------------------------2--------|
A------7\-----------2-------------2---|------7--------7----3--------------3---|
E-0----------------------3--3---------|-0------------------------3------------|
                                                                              |
Gtr 2                                                                         |
                                                                              |
e-12-0-0-0-12-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-|-10-0-12-0-0-0-10-0-10-10-0-0-10-0-0-0-|
B-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


 


e-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------2-------|------------------------------------|
A-----7\------------4-----------------|-----7\-----------5---------6-------|
E-0----------------------3-3------4---|-0---------------------3-3------7---|
                                                                           |
                                                                           |
                                                                           |
e-9-0-12-0-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-9-0-|-8-0-12-8-0-0-8-0-12-8-0-12-8-0-8-8-|
B-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


e-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D----------------------------2--------|------------------------------2--------|
A------7\----------2--------------2---|------7--------7----3--------------3---|
E-0--------------------3-3------------|-0------------------------3------------|
                                                                              |
                                                                              |
                                                                              |
e-12-0-0-0-12-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-|-10\9-0-10-0-0-10-0-12-10-0-0-10-0-0-0-|
B-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|



e--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------2--------|------------------------------------|
A-----7\------------4------------------|-----7\----------5------------------|
E-0----------------------3--3-----4----|-0-------------------3---2---1------|
                                                                            |
                                                                            |
                                                                            |
e-9-0-12-0-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-0-|-8-0-0-7p0-0-5p0-3p0-0-2p0-0-1p0-0--|
B--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


Interlude: Play 4 times

 Em             G              F#             F

 Gtr 1, Gtr 2 is out
 
e------------------------------------------------------------|
B*----------------------------------------------------------*|
G--------------------0h2--0-0----------------------0h2--0-0--|
D-----0h2--0-0----------------------0h2--0-0-----------------|
A*----------------------------------------------------------*|
E--0--------------3--------------2--------------1------------|




Pre-lude too outro


  Em       G        F#       F

  Pm--------------------------------
 Gtr 1
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|
                                      |
                                      |
 Gtr 2                                |
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G----------4--------3--------2--------|
D-5-----------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|




  Em       G        F#       F

  Pm--------------------------------
 Gtr 1
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|
                                      |
                                      |
 Gtr 2                                |
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G----------4--------3--------2--------|
D-5-----------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|


  Em       G        F#       F

  Pm--------------------------------
 Gtr 1
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|
                                      |
                                      |
 Gtr 2                                |
e-------------------------------------|
B----------5--------4--------1--------|
G-4--------4--------3--------2--------|
D-5-----------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|


  Em       G        F#       F

  Pm--------------------------------
 Gtr 1
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|
                                      |
                                      |
 Gtr 2                                |
e-------------------------------------|
B----------5--------4--------1--------|
G-4--------4--------3--------2--------|
D-5-----------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|


Outro:(Gtr's 1 & 2)


  Em       G        F#       F

           This     was      my

  Pm--------------------------------
 
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
A-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|                                  
                                      
 

  Em       G        F#       F

  life,    This     was      my

  Pm--------------------------------
 
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
A-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|


  Em      G        F#       F

  fate,   This     was      my

  Pm--------------------------------
 
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
A-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|



  Em       G        F#       F

  life,    This     was      my

  Pm--------------------------------
 
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------|
D-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
A-2--------5--------4--------3--------|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--|



  Em       G        F#       F        E

           This     was      my       fate

  Pm--------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-2--------5--------4--------3--------2-----|
A-2--------5--------4--------3--------2-----|
E-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1--0-----|


Symbols used in tab:
Pm= Palm muted
p= Pull-Off
h= Hammer
\= Slide Down
/= Slide Up
()= Ghost Note
2 comments total.
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ChiliMyAss wrote on September 23 2010, 11:02 pm

Beautiful tab.
I can finally play my favorite megadeth song. :P

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nairbon wrote on June 24 2013, 06:19 pm

One of my favorite, thanks for the tab!

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