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Alkaline Trio - Old School Reasons
Album - Good Mourning
Tabbed by - Andrew Biles

This is a long tab as I've put the lyrics underneath the chord changes, but it's
a good song, not the best off the album, but still worth a good listen. enjoy

|---------------
|---------------
|---7-7-----7-7-
|-7-7-7--2--7-7-
|-7-5-5--2--5-5-
|-5------0------ (x2)

------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7----------------------------------
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
                                                  ^down strums

Verse - from the 3rd staff down, rhythm changes and he accents every 3rd chord strum
|--------------------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------7---------------------------7-----
|---------------7------------------7----------2----------------7-----
|---------------7------------------5----------2----------------5-----
|---------------5-----------------------------0----------------------
 I've got these thoughts in my head, dirty as f*ck and never leavin'

-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------7---------------------------7--
-------------7----------------7--------2------------------7--
-------------7----------------5--------2------------------5--
-------------5-------------------------0---------------------
 and they're best left unsaid, all the drinks on your breath

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------7---------------------------7----------
---------7----------------7-----------2---------------7----------
---------7----------------5-----------2---------------5----------
---------5----------------------------0--------------------------
got some shit on my chest suit, on my bag next to the monkeyness

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------------7-------------------------7-
-----7-------------7-----------2-------------7-
-----7-------------5-----------2-------------5-
-----5-------------------------0---------------
that somebody left with me the day I was born

Break
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7-------------------------7-7-7-7-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-
|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-
|-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0---------5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---------

Verse - from 2nd staff, rhythm changes to same as last verse
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------7--------------------------7--------
|-------7--------------7----------2---------------7--------
|-------7--------------5----------2---------------5--------
|-------5-------------------------0------------------------
I got a hole in my head, the size of lake f*cking Michigan

-------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------
----------------------7------------------------------7-
---7------------------7----------------2-------------7-
---7------------------5----------------2-------------5-
---5-----------------------------------0---------------
my pipes lined in lead, got old school reasons to die

-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
--------------------7------------------------7-------
-------7------------7----------2-------------7-------
-------7------------5----------2-------------5-------
-------5-----------------------0---------------------
all my money's been spent on a face lift via alcohol

----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
-------------------7-----------------------7--------
--------7----------7---------2-------------7--------
--------7----------5---------2-------------5--------
--------5--------------------0----------------------
this sinner repents to an empty bathroom reflection

Chorus
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
|-7---------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
|-7---------------------------4-----------------5-----------------
|-5---------------------------------------------------------------
  Please take me to Earth and do with them what you would like to

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------5-------7------------
-5-----------4----------------2-----------------------------------------
dream I had, drove me mad and just your time, it's just my f*cking life

Break
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7-------------------------7-7-7-7-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-
|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-
|-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0---------5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---------

Verse - first 2 staffs, 3 strums each chord, then to second rhythm of previous verses 
|--------------------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------7------------------------------------7--------
|--------7-------------7-----------------2------------------7--------
|--------7-------------5-----------------2------------------5--------
|--------5-------------------------------0---------------------------
 I got a bottle in hand, straight to the ground with all my memories

------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------7---------------------------------7--6-
-----7---------------7------------------2--------------7--6-
-----7---------------5------------------2--------------5--4-
-----5----------------------------------0-------------------
it's best left unsaid when they've all been left behind


--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
--------------------7-----------------7-----
-------7------------7----------2------7-----
-------7------------5----------2------5-----
-------5-----------------------0------------
All my money's been spent on a DIY labotomy

-------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
-------------------7------------------7--------
-----7-------------7------2-----------7--------
-----7-------------5------2-----------5-------
-----5--------------------0-------------------
This sinner repents to a (?) bathroom mirror

Chorus
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
|-7---------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
|-7---------------------------4-----------------5-----------------
|-5---------------------------------------------------------------
  Please take me to Earth and do with them what you would like to

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------5-------7------------
-5-----------4----------------2-----------------------------------------
dream I had, drove me mad and just your time, it's just my f*cking life

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
-7---------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
-7---------------------------4-----------------5-----------------
-5---------------------------------------------------------------
 Please take me to Earth and do with them what you would like to

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------5-------7------------
-5-----------4----------------2-----------------------------------------
dream I had, drove me mad and just your time, it's just my f*cking life

-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7-----------
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-----------
-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----------
-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0-------------------
                        and that's my life

---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-------------------------7-7-7-7-------------
-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-------------
-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-------------
-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---------------------
                         over and 

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7-----
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-----
-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----
-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0-------------
   over again   just my fucking life

---------------------------------
---------------------------------
-------------------------7-7-7-7-
-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-
-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-
-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---------

Bridge
|---------------------------------
|---------------------------------
|-6----------------------------7--
|-6----------------------------7--
|-4----------------------------5--
|---------------------------------
 It might seem meaningless to you

---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
-6-----------------------------7-7-7-7-
-6-----------------------------7-7-7-7-
-4-----------------------------5-5-5-5-
---------------------------------------
  but that means everything to me

----------------------------
----------------------------
-7--7--7--7\----------------
-7--7--7--7\----------------
-5--5--5--5\----------------
----------------------------
 and I'm fucked without you

Chorus
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
|-7---------------------------6-----------------7-----------------
|-7---------------------------4-----------------5-----------------
|-5---------------------------------------------------------------
  Please take me to Earth and do with them what you would like to

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------7-------9------------
-7-----------6----------------4--------------------5-------7------------
-5-----------4----------------2-----------------------------------------
dream I had, drove me mad and just your time, it's just my f*cking life

-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7-----------
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-----------
-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----------
-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0-------------------
                        and that's my life

---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-------------------------7-7-7-7-------------
-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-------------
-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-------------
-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2---------------------
                         over and 

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
---------7-7-7-7---------7-7-7-7-----
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-----
-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----
-5-5-5-5---------0-0-0-0-------------
   over again   just my fucking life

---------------------------
---------------------------
-------------------7-6-4-2-
-7-7---2-2---4-4---7-6-4-2-
-7-7---2-2---4-4---5-4-2-0-
-5-5---0-0---2-2-----------

any questions? andrewbiles@hotmail.com
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explodingboy 10 wrote on March 31 2004, 12:00 am

i think the final A power chord in the riff is an octave (just dont fret the 5th string)

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Radray990 10 wrote on October 3 2004, 12:00 am

what cd is this song from? its definitely not on good mourning

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Letterbomb11 10 wrote on July 19 2005, 12:00 am

In response to Radray990's comment, this song IS on Good Mourning, well, the foreign import version available in countries outside the USA.

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