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                      BLUE IN THE FACE - Alkaline Trio
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Tabbed by: Robert Karl
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Tuning: EADGBe
6/8 time

Rhythm is not included in this tab.

Intro: 8 measures.                                         "It's about..."
                         
 1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8
|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|
|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|
|9------|9------|9------|9------|9------|9------|9------|9-------|
|6------|7------|6------|7------|6------|7------|6------|7-------|
|7------|7------|7------|7------|7------|7------|7------|7-------|
|0------|0------|0------|0------|0------|0------|0------|0-------|

Verse: 0:14: 16 measures
 "time...      that I came clean with    you no longer
 1       2         3                    4
|-------|----------|--------------------|-------------------|
|-------|----------|--------------------|-------------------|
|9------|9---9-----|--------------------|-------------------|
|9------|6---7-----|7------6------------|7------------------|
|7------|7---7-----|4------4------------|7------------------|
|0------|0---0-----|0------0------------|5------------------|

  fine     I'm no  longer runnin'  smooth.  I thought that"
 5       6       7                8
|-------|--------|---------------|--------|
|-------|--------|---------------|--------|
|9------|9---9---|---------------|--------|
|9------|6---7---|7---6----------|7-------|
|7------|7---7---|4---4----------|7-------|
|0------|0---0---|0---0----------|5-------|

"I          found myself under something  new just one more
          123     456
 9      10            11                   12
|-------|-------------|------------------|-------------------|
|-------|-------------|------------------|-------------------|
|9------|9--------9---|------------------|-------------------|
|9------|6--------7---|7------6----------|7------------------|
|7------|7--------7---|4------4----------|7------------------|
|0------|0--------0---|0------0----------|5------------------|

line.      I repeat over and over again 'til I'm blue in the
  13      14       15              16
|-------|----------|---------------|--------|
|-------|----------|---------------|--------|
|9------|9---9-----|---------------|4-------|
|9------|6---7-----|7---6----------|4-------|
|7------|7---7-----|4---4----------|2-------|
|0------|0---0-----|0---0----------|0-------|

Chorus: 0:43 (8 measures)
  face with a choking re-gret as I talk in circles round you on my bed, can't say
17                     18                19                    20
|----------------------|-----------------|---------------------|---------|
|-2--------------------|-----------------|-2-------------------|---------|
|-2-----------1--------|-4---------------|-2--------------1----|--4------|
|-2-----------2--------|-4---------------|-2--------------2----|--4------|
|-0-----------2--------|-2---------------|-0--------------2----|--2------|
|-0-----------0--------|-0---------------|-0--------------0----|--0------|

i blamed you one bit when you kept it all in-side    when you left that
21                          22             23    24
|---------------------------|--------------|-----|--------------------|
|-2-------------------------|--------------|-----|--------------------|
|-2--------------1----------|-4------------|-4---|-5------------------|
|-2--------------2----------|-4------------|-6---|-7----------9-------|
|-0--------------2----------|-2------------|-6---|-7----------9-------|
|-0--------------0----------|-0------------|-4---|-5----------7-------|

night."

Measures 25-32, play through verse progression twice.

"It's about.."
 "time...      that you got sick of me, no longer..."
33      34         35              36
|-------|----------|---------------|-------------------|
|-------|----------|---------------|-------------------|
|9------|9---9-----|---------------|-------------------|
|9------|6---7-----|7------6-------|7------------------|
|7------|7---7-----|4------4-------|7------------------|
|0------|0---0-----|0------0-------|5------------------|

"fun          and so far fro-om interesting.  I thought that..."
37      38         39              40
|-------|----------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------|----------|-----------------|-------------------|
|9------|9---9-----|-----------------|-------------------|
|9------|6---7-----|7--------6-------|7------------------|
|7------|7---7-----|4--------4-------|7------------------|
|0------|0---0-----|0--------0-------|5------------------|

"I     found me a   cure fo-or feeling old, just one more..."
37  38             39                40
|---|-------------|------------------|--------------------|
|---|-------------|------------------|--------------------|
|-9-|-9------9----|------------------|--------------------|
|-9-|-6------7----|-7-------6--------|-7------------------|
|-7-|-7------7----|-4-------4--------|-7------------------|
|-0-|-0------0----|-0-------0--------|-5------------------|

"line...  to keep me sleeping loudly and cold and dis-"
41   42    43              44
|----|-----|------------------|--------------------|
|----|-----|------------------|--------------------|
|-9--|-9-9-|------------------|-4------------------|
|-9--|-6-7-|-7-------6--------|-4------------------|
|-7--|-7-7-|-4-------4--------|-2------------------|
|-0--|-0-0-|-0-------0--------|-0------------------|

Chorus: 1:38 (8 measures)
"graced with a shameful regret as I talk in tongues to myself in my bed, can't say
45                      46                47                      48
|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|-------------|
|-2---------------------|-----------------|-2---------------------|-------------|
|-2-------------1-------|-4---------------|-2------------1--------|-4-----------|
|-2-------------2-------|-4---------------|-2------------2--------|-4-----------|
|-0-------------2-------|-2---------------|-0------------2--------|-2-----------|
|-0-------------0-------|-0---------------|-0------------0--------|-0-----------|

I blamed you one bit when you kept it all in-side    when you left that night."
49                          50             51    52
|---------------------------|--------------|-----|----------------------|
|-2-------------------------|--------------|-----|----------------------|
|-2--------------1----------|-4------------|-4---|-5--------------------|
|-2--------------2----------|-4------------|-6---|-7----------9---------|
|-0--------------2----------|-2------------|-6---|-7----------9---------|
|-0--------------0----------|-0------------|-4---|-5----------7---------|

                  Bridge: 1:58
               "And all that followed fell, like  mercury to hell. some-
53  54  55  56    57                58          59           60
|---|---|---|-----|-----------------|-----------|------------|----|
|---|---|---|-----|-----------------|-----------|------------|----|
|-9-|-9-|-9-|-9---|-9---------------|-9---------|-4----------|-2--|
|-6-|-7-|-6-|-7---|-9---------------|-9---------|-4----------|-2--|
|-7-|-7-|-7-|-7---|-7---------------|-6---------|-2----------|-0--|
|-0-|-0-|-0-|-0---|-0---------------|-0---------|-0----------|-0--|

 -how we lost our heads for the last     time. And
61              62                 63  64
|---------------|------------------|---|-----------|
|---------------|------------------|---|-----------|
|-9-------------|-9----------------|-4-|-2---------|
|-9-------------|-9----------------|-4-|-2---------|
|-7-------------|-6----------------|-2-|-0---------|
|-0-------------|-0----------------|-0-|-0---------|

  all that followed fell, like mercury to hell. Some
65                66         67           68
|-----------------|----------|------------|----|
|-----------------|----------|------------|----|
|-9---------------|-9--------|-4----------|-2--|
|-9---------------|-9--------|-4----------|-2--|
|-7---------------|-6--------|-2----------|-0--|
|-0---------------|-0--------|-0----------|-0--|

 -how we lost our heads for the last time."
69              70                 71  72
|---------------|------------------|---|-----------|
|---------------|------------------|---|-----------|
|-9-------------|-9----------------|-4-|-4---------|
|-9-------------|-9----------------|-4-|-4---------|
|-7-------------|-6----------------|-2-|-2---------|
|-0-------------|-0----------------|-0-|-0---------|

2:26 modified verse

 "And I don't dream since I quit sleeping   and I
73             74              75        76      77
|--------------|---------------|---------|-------|
|--------------|---------------|---------|-------|
|-9------------|-9-------------|-4-------|5------|
|-6------------|-7-------------|-6-------|7------|
|-7------------|-7-------------|-6-------|7------|
|-0------------|-0-------------|-4-------|5------|

  haven't slept  since I met you          and
78           79            80        81      82
|------------|-------------|---------|-------|
|------------|-------------|---------|-------|
|-9----------|-9------9----|-4-------|5------|
|-6----------|-7------6----|-6-------|7------|
|-7----------|-7------7----|-6-------|7------|
|-0----------|-0------0----|-4-------|5------|

  you can't breathe without coughing in daytime    neither can
83            84        85            86        87           88
|-------------|-----------------------|---------|------------|
|-------------|-----------------------|---------|------------|
|-9-----------|-9-------9-------------|-4-------|5-----------|
|-6-----------|-7-------6-------------|-6-------|7-----------|
|-7-----------|-7-------7-------------|-6-------|7-----------|
|-0-----------|-0-------0-------------|-4-------|5-----------|

  I  so what do you say         your coffin or  mine?"
89  90                 91  92                 93
|---|------------------|---|------------------|-0-------|
|---|------------------|---|------------------|-0-------|
|-0-|-0----------------|---|------------------|-1-------|
|-9-|-9----------------|-7-|-9----------------|-2-------|
|-9-|-9----------------|-7-|-9----------------|-2-------|
|-7-|-7----------------|-5-|-7----------------|-0-------|
                         ^
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Greenfinger182 2,705 wrote on June 17 2005, 12:00 am

This is indeed all correct, although the intro really sounds much better just playing the open chord E and then just adding the two on the G string. Other than that, this tab is very well writen. It looks like you put a lot of time and effort into it. Very nice job.

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GirlsPLAYitBetR 116 wrote on August 5 2005, 12:00 am

I agree with Greenfinger182. I believe Matt plays an open E.
I saw this song transcribed about a couple years ago on a different website when Good Mourning was released, and whoever did the tab, just gave the chords.
I'm giving you credit for taking the time to sit down and neatly tab out the song in order, instead of just giving the chords. Not that there's a problem with giving just the chords, it's just easier for most people to play from a tab like yours.

Good job

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Adarsh 3,059 wrote on April 23 2006, 08:32 am

AMAZING tab, mate! doubt there's any wrong note on this one.
Who cares where Matt Skiba plays it, if it sounds right, it's fine with me

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