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Syke Life Is Awesome chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I *think* this is mostly right. I'm pretty new to tabbing out songs and this is the
one I've done yet (and the first punk song ;-)).  I'm not sure about the F* but the one I
is the closest I can get. I'm also not sure about the last chord for each verse... it 
not be C. Anyway, enjoy!
Chords (low to high):

C:  X32010
D7: XX0212
F:  133211
F*: XX0565
G:  320022

C G D7 F*

C                                                            F
I sat along the rocks and watched the cold Maine water rush away.
C                                                          G
The sun and my guitar and I knew what you were doing yesterday.
Am                       F
You broke those promises but I’ll get over it.
Am                                        G
‘Cause as long as I’m breathing fresh air I don’t really give a shit
C                                            F                 C
But I'll get mad for the next ten years, but realise sometimes things are great.

C                                                        F
I didn’t have directions and I hadn’t eaten anything all day.
C                                                        G
We sucked a fat one and wasted a hundred dollars just to play.
Am                      F
Ate a bag of peanuts, before the windy road.
Am                                       G
And I couldn’t drink a thing all night because of the vomit in my throat.
C                                         F                 C
Then you gave me your sweatshirt and your number, sometimes things are great.

C G D7 F*
F                 G
You don’t own me! You don't own me!

C                                                   F
I worked my ass of my entire life to accomplish one dream.
C                                                      G
It started happening and everything was bastardized my greed.
Am                              F
I said “pull this shit over and let me out
Am                                 G
I swear to fucking God I’m fucking giving up right now”
C                                     F                 C
And now I’ve got a brand new start, I realise sometimes things are great.

Scream it in apartment halls -
Scream it loud in shopping malls -
D7                                                                    F*
Take a ball point pen and paint the inside’s of your eyelids with the constant reminder:
F                 G
You don’t own me. You don’t own me.

C                                                  F
Then I was underground without food or sunlight or encouragement.
C                                              G
Depression set in ‘cause I was a product of my environment.
Am                        F
And then the other day, I just got in my car.
Am                                      G
Pick Glenn Tillbrook up from the hotel, drive him to the bar.
C                           F
He wore a t-shirt just like me and wasn’t on his phone
C                                       G
and for fifteen fucking minutes I had a conversation with a hero.
C                      F
So I’ll be mad for the next ten years...
C                                     G
And after that we’ll go drink beers until the bar runs out of beers
C               F                 C
prepare for the next twenty-three years.

C F F* F x4

C                                            F
‘Cause if I wasn’t a fat kid in high school, I would have never listened to punk rock.
C                                      G
And if I knew how to throw a football, I would have never played any music.
C                                 F
And if never got my heart broken, I would sing “blah blah fucking nothing.”
C                                        G
And if you didn’t fuck my ex-girlfriend, I would still owe you three-thousand dollars.
C                                     F
And if I never lived in that van then I wouldn’t have met Chris or Steve or James, Alex
C                                   G
And if I never worked in a basement I would have never quit my job.
C                              F
And if I had a big emo band or dropped out of college, I would have never met you, man.

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Stormx 408 Oct 14, 2008 06:20 AM

If you guys are going to vote this down could you at least provide a reason? I tabbed this ages ago, and I just played it thru on guitar again. The tab is right, or very close. Not sure about F*, and there are bits where it may be a lil different, but otherwise it's fine.

So if you vote it down, at least say what's wrong and maybe provide a correction. Sheesh.

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DudeOverHere 10 Apr 07, 2009 03:43 PM

Okay, to start off, I'd give this tab a 4.5/5. It is mostly accurate, and very good for someone who is new to tabbing.


1) Fairly certain this song is played using only bar chords. Jeff uses them a lot, and they make transitions a LOT easier.

2) The F* is a high F bar chord (x 8 10 10 10 8). It sounds right when I play it, at least.

3) During the "You don't own me! You don't own me!" part, you continue the high F chord (your "F*") for the first "You don't own me!" and then play a high G bar chord (x 10 12 12 12 10) for the second one.

4) Between the G and the Am during the verses, there's a transition chord (G# = 4 6 6 5 4 4) that I can definitely hear in the recording.

5) The final chord in the verses definitely sounds like a G to me (3 5 5 4 3 3).

6) The end part goes C F D7 F, without a doubt.

I think I'm just gonna make my own tab of it and upload, hahaha. But this tab helped me figure the whole thing out, so... Thanks, and good work!

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