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Inspire and develop your lil' rock stars
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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. #
From: Burning.Inside@f929.n273.z1.fidonet.org (Burning Inside)
Date: 24 Sep 95 15:05:35 -0400
Subject: TAB: "Burn" by Nine Inch Nails

From: burning.inside@f929.n273.z1.fidonet.org

Burn    by Nine Inch Nails
        from the soundtrack for the film "Natural Born Killers"
        words and music by Trent Reznor
        tabbed by Tom Mallon
~~~~~- hold note
^r- bend full and release
- slide up/down
During the verses, there is a low synth that goes along with the bass
drums. If you want to play along with that as well, just use a D5 chord,
shaped like 00xxxx.
After "Sometimes I think I could... burn" the bass plays this, but it 
sounds just as good on guitar:
E --------------------------
B --------------------------
G --------------------------
D --------------------------
A --~~~~~--------3---~~-----
D -0------6--5------3-------
After "I'm gonna burn this whole world down":
E -------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------
G --5/7-7--5/7--5/7-7--5/7--5/7-7-5/7------10------12----
D --5/7-7--5/7--5/7-7--5/7--5/7-7-5/7------10------12----
A --3/5-5--3/5--3/5-5--3/5--3/5-5-3/5--0-0-8---0-0-10----
D -------------------------------------------------------
A second guitar (Robin Finck, when done live) plays this underneath it:
E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------------------
G -------------------------------------------------------------------
D -------------------------------------------------------------------
A --9~~~~~~~~--9^r-\-3~~~~~--9~~~~~~~~-9^r-\3~~-3~~~~~~~~-/-15-------
D -------------------------------------------------------------------
There's been a lot of disputes about the lyrics, here's what I can make out
best listening to both the recording and seeing it live. All but that one 
line are, in my opinion, correct.
This world rejects me
This world threw me away
This world never gave me a chance
This world gonna have to pay
Well I don't believe in no institutions
I did what you wanted me to
I'm like the cancer in your system
I've got a little surprise for you
Something inside of me has opened up its eyes
Why did you put it there? Did you not realize
This thing inside of me it screams the loudest sound
Sometimes I think I could
I look down at where you're standing
Flock of sheep are on display
Saw your lives burned up around you
I can take it all away
Something inside of me has opened up its eyes
Why did you put it there? Did you not realize
This thing inside of me it screams the loudest sound
Sometimes I think I could
I never was a part of you (burn)
I never was a part of you (burn)
I am the ....
I am corruption
I am the angel of your destruction
I am perversion
Secret desire
I am your future
Swallowed up in fire
(Note: when I saw this performed at Woodstock I'm pretty sure he said "I am
religion" in that one part. However, that's not what it sounds like on the
tape, and when I saw him live the other night I couldn't make it out.)

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poopdick wrote on February 16 2003, 12:00 am

he says, " I am your savior"

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Onlycloser wrote on August 3 2007, 11:10 pm

single notes, not chords - plus, your missing another note on the main riff.......that goes for version 2 also...........

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Uranutan wrote on August 24 2008, 04:39 pm

"With all your lies propped up around you", not "Saw your lives burned up around you".

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