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Time Bomb Chords

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D A D G B E
THESE TABS ARE EXACT, AND 100% ACCURATE AS I WATCHED THE LIVE VIDEO OF ALEX 
PLAYING IN BRUSSELS ON THE 15TH FEBRUARY 2011 AND THESE WERE THE EXACT CHORDS AND 
NOTATIONS HE USED AND PLAYED.

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Song: Time Bomb
Artist: All Time Low
Album: Dirty Work
Year: 2011

Tuning: DADGBe
Key: Bm

For complete beginners Drop D chords are played as such:

e{---} 
B{---}                                   For example 'Bm' is played:    e{-----}
G{---}                                                                  B{-----}
D{-X-}                                                                  G{-----}
A{-X-}                                                                  D{--9--}
D{-X-}                                                                  A{--9--}
                                                                        D{--9--}

[Intro]

Bm, G, A (x2)


[Verse:] (Palm Muted)

G                                                              D
From the get-go I knew this was hard to hold,
G                                                              D
Like a crash the whole thing spun out of control,
G
Oh on a wire we were dancing,
A
To kids no consequences,
Bm
Pull the trigger without thinking,
A
There’s only one way down this road,


[Chorus:] (Open)

B                                                          G
It was like a time-bomb started in motion,
A
We were only destined to explode,
                B  
If I had to pull you out of a wreckage,
A                                         G
I would never let you go,
                    B
We’re like a time-bomb,
A                                             G
Gonna lose it let’s diffuse it,
                            B
Baby we’re like a time-bomb but I need it,
A                                G                   
Wouldn’t have it any other way,


[Interlude:] (Open)

G


[Verse:] (Palm Muted)

G                                                                        D
Well there’s no way out of this so let’s stay in,
G                                                                        D
Have a storm that could just soak us to an end,
G
Oh resistance is useless,
A
Just two kids stupid and fearless,
Bm
Like a bullet shooting a lesson,
A
There’s only one day down this road,


[Chorus:] (Open)

B                                                          G
It was like a time-bomb started in motion,
A
We were only destined to explode,
                B  
If I had to pull you out of a wreckage,
A                                         G
I would never let you go,
                    B
We’re like a time-bomb,
A                                             G
Gonna lose it let’s diffuse it,
                            B
Baby we’re like a time-bomb but I need it,
A                                G                   
Wouldn’t have it any other way,


[Interlude:] (Open)

G


[Bridge:] (Palm Muted)

G                           A                             Bm                             A
Had your heart in my hands like a time-bomb ticking,
G                           A                             Bm                             A
It goes off we start again when it breaks we fix it,
G                           A                             Bm                             A
Got my heart in your hands like a time-bomb ticking,
G                           A                             Bm                             A
We should know better though we won’t let go,


[Interlude:] (Open)

G


[Chorus:] (Open)

B                                                          G
It was like a time-bomb started in motion,
A
We were only destined to explode,
                B  
If I had to pull you out of a wreckage,
A                                         G
I would never let you go,
                    B
We’re like a time-bomb,
A                                             G
Gonna lose it let’s diffuse it,
                            B
Baby we’re like a time-bomb but I need it,
A                                G                   
Wouldn’t have it any other way,


[Outro:] (Open)

Bm, G, A (x2)

This is completely accurate because I watched the live video of Alex playing it in 
Brussels on the 15th February 2011 and these were the exact chords he played. 

NOTE: In the studio the band recorded using standard tuning. 
source: All Time Low - Studio Updates.
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kat2811 10 wrote on February 26 2011, 09:52 am

can you tell me what the strumming pattern is? thank you:D great tab btw

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redgend 228 wrote on June 8 2011, 10:15 am

drop d chords are:
D|-0- -X-
A|-0- -X-
D|-0- not -X-

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BETH_FISH 62 wrote on July 10 2011, 03:17 pm

i think the chorus is Bm, G, A:)

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