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Artist: Sum 41
Song: Still Waiting
Album:  Does This Look Infected?
Transcribed by: Jay
e-mail: jay@murphystigma.com (<--- check out my site :)
Date: 10/18/2002


Pretty well-written song by these guys.  The verse is actually a
combination of "Holier Than Thou" and "Master of Puppets" by Metallica,
and the hook of the song totally reminds me of "Dammit, I Changed Again"
by The Offspring, and they're both played pretty similarly (hmmmmm).
It sounds like they totally EQ'd his voice or something during
all the high screaming parts.  Ah, The magic of studios.  Anywhoo...
--

 v - downstroke
 ^ - upstroke
 .
 . - rest (vertical dots)
 .

Standard tuning


Intro:

  0:00
     So  am  I       still waiting   for this world  to stop hating
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
E|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------|
   pm..............................................................

     Can't find a    good reason     can't find hope to believe in
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------7--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------|
   pm..............................................................


Repeat 2x:

  0:11
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------5--5--5--5--5--------------------5--5--5--5--5----|
D|---2--2--2--2--2---5--5--5--5--5---2--2--2--2--2----5--5--5--5--5----| Guitar 1
A|-7\2--2--2--2--2---3--3--3--3--3---2--2--2--2--2----3--3--3--3--3----|(intro slide only
E|-0\0--0--0--0--0-------------------0--0--0--0--0---------------------| the first time)
 |                                                                     |
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----12-\-11-/-12-.--12-\-11-/-12-.--12-\-11-/-12-/-14-\-12-\-11-\-7--| Guitar 2
D|-----------------.---------------.-----------------------------------|(dots mean rest)
A|----10-\-9--/-10-.--10-\-9--/-10-.--10-\-9--/-10-/-12-\-10-\--9-\-5--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
     no need to emphasize the sliding, it's mainly here just for flow


Verse:
At first I thought this was a punk downstroking type of verse, but then
I heard a better quality version of the song and was shocked.  You can add
the octave to the sliding chords if you want, but this sounds fine as is.

  0:22, 0:58
        Drop dead a bullet to my head    Your words are like a gun in hand
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-------------------------------2---------------5---5-.-5-----------|
A|--2---------------8\7-.-8\7-.-5/7-0---------------5---5-.-5-----------|
E|--0---000-000-000-6\5-.-6\5-.-3/5-0---000-000-000-3-0-3-.-3-----------|
        pm. ... ...                     ... ... ...   .
        v^v v^v v^v                     v^v v^v v^v

         You can't change the state of the nation  We just need some motivation
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------7-7-7---|
D|--2-------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-/-7-7-7---|
A|--2---------------8\7-.-8\7-.-8/7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-/-5-5-5---|
E|--0---000-000-000-6\5-.-6\5-.-6/5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-----------|
        pm.........                 .................................
        v^v v^v v^v

Chorus:

  0:42, 1:19
     So  am  I       still waiting   for this world  to stop hating
     Can't find a    good reason     can't find hope to believe in
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9---------------5-------------------------------4----------------|
D|--9---------------5---------------5---------------4----------------| (just strum)
A|--7---------------3---------------5---------------2----------------|
E|----------------------------------3--------------------------------|


  0:53
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------5-5-5-.----------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----| Guitar 1
D|-2-2-2-.---------5-5-5-.---------2-2-2-.------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|(dots mean rest)
A|-2-2-2-.---------3-3-3-.---------2-2-2-.------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
E|-0-0-0-.-------------------------0-0-0-.------------------------------|
 |                                                                      |
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----12-\-11-/-12-.--12-\-11-/-12-.--12-\-11-/-12-/-14-\-12-\-11-\-7---|
D|-----------------.---------------.------------------------------------| Guitar 2
A|----10-\-9--/-10-.--10-\-9--/-10-.--10-\-9--/-10-/-12-\-10-\--9-\-5---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge:

  1:29
  This can't last for    e- ver
  Time won't make things better
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----5----------7------4--7-----------|
D|-2---5-----5----7------4--7-----------| Guitar 1
A|-2---3-----5----5------2--5-----------|(just strum)
E|-0---------3--------------------------|
 |                                      |
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----------12---11-----9--11----------| Guitar 2
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-----------10---9------7--9-----------|
E|--------------------------------------|


  1:39
    I feel     so   alone
         Can't help myself
         And   no one  knows
    If this is worthless tell...
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|--9----------5----7--------|
D|--9----------5----7--------| (just strum)
A|--7----------3----5--------|
E|--0----------0----0--------|

  1:49
 ...me!
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-----| Guitar 1
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-10-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--9------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                                                  |
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------5-5-5-.-----------------------4-4-4-.------------| Guitar 2
D|--2-2-2-.--------5-5-5-.--------5-5-5-.--------4-4-4-.------------|
A|--2-2-2-.--------3-3-3-.--------5-5-5-.--------2-2-2-.------------|
E|--0-0-0-.-----------------------3-3-3-.---------------------------|


  1:54
    What have          we done            We're in a war that can't be won
    This can't         be real            So I don't know what to f...
e|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
G|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------| Guitar 1
D|----9------------|----9-----------|-----9-----------|-----------------------|
A|-7-----10-9---9--|-7-----10-9---9-|-10-----10-9---9-|-10-9-9-10-12-10-9-10--|
E|-----------10----|-----------10---|------------10---|-----------------------|
 | (no matter how punk you are, don't try to downstroke this)                 |
e|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
G|-----------------|-5--5--5--------|-----------------|-4--4--4---4--4--4-----|
D|-2--2--2---------|-5--5--5--------|-5--5--5---------|-4--4--4---4--4--4-----| Guitar 2
A|-2--2--2---------|-3--3--3--------|-5--5--5---------|-2--2--2---2--2--2-----|
E|-0--0--0---------|----------------|-3--3--3---------|-----------------------|
                                                                 pm     pm
You can transpose the above to the 2nd fret of the D string
(rather than the 7th of the A string) for a subtly "sharper"
sound, but IMO, that doesn't seem like the correct place
for a run like this.  This lick is a good pinky exercise. ;)

  2:14
 ...eel!
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|--\\\\\\\\\\\///////////\\\\\\\\\\\///////////-----|
A|--\\\\\\\\\\\///////////\\\\\\\\\\\///////////-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
  This means pick scrape wildly


Repeat chorus 2x, then end the song with:

  2:35
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------|
E|-------------------------------|


I can't hear the end of the chorus well enough to know if anything
else is going on there.

Praise?  Hate mail?  Send 'em on over.

-Jay
The Murphy Stigma
http://www.murphystigma.com
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Dave2k2 wrote on October 23 2002, 12:00 am

good job, pretty much perfect

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