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Paper Wings Acoustic Chords

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                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   
                           Paper Wings (Acoustic)
                                Rise Against                                 
                      Siren Song of the Counter Culture                      
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   

One of my all time favorite songs from one of my all time favorite bands.
 If you want to tune your guitar down for this, there is nothing wrong 
with that. Just know that you will be playing 2-and-a-half steps lower 
thtn those of us who have capos, And i'll tack that on there so you can 
play, too! This is meant to be played on an acoustic guitar and strummed
 with some sort of rythym. Okay, let us start!
**Edit: 10-17-10; Fixed some timing problems and got rid of some extra
 chords*

tuning: Standard (Capo on 3) OR Down one half step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

Chords:(relative to Capo)
~~~~E A D G B e
Am: X 0 2 2 1 0
~C: X 3 2 0 1 0
~G: 3 2 0 0 0 3
~F: 1 3 3 2 1 1

Chords: (tuned down: Eb)
~~~~E A D G B e
Dm: X 0 0 2 3 1
~F: 1 3 3 2 1 1
~C: X 3 2 0 1 0
A#: X 1 3 3 3 1


(Capo'd version)

Intro:
C G Am F x3

Verse 1:
Am               C               G               F  
One last thing I beg you please, just before you go
     Am                 C           G                  F   
I've watched you fly on paper wings half way round the world until they
Am               C              G                  F
burned up in the atmosphere and sent you spiraling down
Am                 C                 G             F
Landing somewhere far from here with no one else around
                     G
To catch you falling down
                    F
And I'm looking at you now

Chorus:  
    C                      Am      F  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   C                         Am           F   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          C                        Am   F   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         C                    Am       F   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I

Verse 2:
Am            C              G                  F  
Swing for the fences son, he must have told you once
Am          C             G               F  
 That was a conversation you took nothing from so raise your  
Am            C         G                   F  
glass now and celebrate exactly what you've done
Am            C             G                    F  
Just put off another day of knowing where you're from
                          G  
You can catch up with yourself
       F
if you run
 
    C                      Am      F  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   C                         Am           F   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          C                        Am   F   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         C                   Am         F   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I

Break:
simply strum C for a few measures, if you want to include it, or just go on

Solo:
C G Am F x2
C G C Am F F G

Verse 3:
            C              
Is this the life that you lead?
       G             
Or the life thats led for you
     Am
Will you take the road
           F
Thats been laid out before you?
     C              Am             F    
Will we cross paths somewhere else tonight

(Somewhere else tonight)

chorus: X2
    C                      Am      F  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   C                         Am          F   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          C                        Am   F   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         C                    Am       F   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I


    C                      Am      F  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   C                         Am          F   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          C                        Am   F   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         C                    Am       F   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Eb version)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(This is just like the other version, Play it with the same timings, 
just different chords)
Verse 1:
Dm              F               C               A#  
One last thing I beg you please, just before you go
     Dm                F                C               A#   
I've watched you fly on paper wings half way round the world until they
Dm              F               C                 A#
burned up in the atmosphere and sent you spiraling down
Dm              F                   C               A#
Landing somewhere far from here with no one else around
             C
To catch you falling down
                   A#
And I'm looking at you now

Chorus:
    F                       Dm     A#  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   F                         Dm          A#   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          F             C          Dm   A#   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         F           C        Dm       A#   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I

Verse 2:
Dm              F            C                 A#  
Swing for the fences son, he must have told you once
Dm         F               C             A#  
That was a conversation you took nothing from
              Dm              F         C                  A#  
SO RAISE YOUR GLASS *now* AND celebrate exactly what you've done
Dm           F             C                    A#  
Just put off another day of knowing where you're from
                      C  
You can catch up with yourself
       A#
if you run

Break

Solo:
F C Dm A# x2
F C F Dm A# A# C

Chorus: X2

    F                       Dm     A#  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   F                         Dm          A#   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          F                        Dm   A#   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         F                    Dm       A#   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I


    F                       Dm     A#  
And I can't tell if you're laughing
   F                         Dm          A#   
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
          F                        Dm   A#   
There's a train leaving town in an hour
         F                    Dm       A#   
It's not waiting for you and neither am I

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Add another notch to your guitar strap! You did it!

Tabbed by: SuPeR_JoE
E-mail: josephRH@gmx.com
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_Javier_ wrote on January 2 2011, 08:08 pm

theres no verse 3 on the Eb version?

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SuPeR_JoE wrote on January 21 2011, 01:33 pm

Crap. Thanks for pointing that out, but its the same as it was before and the words are still the same, so....

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metalhead-1995 wrote on August 6 2011, 04:45 pm

Brilliant, i'm so pleased you did this, because i LOVE this song and i love playing acoustic :3

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