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Ain't No Reason (Live) - Brett Dennen

Tabbed by: Ace

I tabbed this song out by watching this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KET-ifhhp7A)
and listening to the recorded version.  As a result, the verse portions do
not sound exactly like the recorded song; I modeled that section after how
he plays it live in the youtube video.  The parts in parentheses you can
choose to play if you wish, they are just filler which I like to play to
make the transitions smooth.  If you have any corrections, please comment
and I will update the tab.


Intro
   F                Bb            F              C            Dm     C
e|------------------------------------------------------------1--------------|
B|---------1--------------3--------------1-------------1------3--------1-----|
G|---0h2---------0----3-----3-----0h2----2p0---0---0-----0----2----2------0--|
D|-3-----3---(3)--------3-----3---3----3-----3-------2-----2--0--0------2----|
A|------------------1----------------------------3-------------------3-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb            F              C      Slap           (filler between verses)
e|--------------------------------------x------0-----------------------------|
B|-------3--------------1---------------x------------------1-----------------|
G|---3-----3-----0h2----2p0---0---------x--0----------(0-------0)------------|
D|-----3-----3---3----3-----3------0h2--x------2---------2---2---------------|
A|-1----------------------------3-------x----3-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------x------------------------------------|

Verse
    Bb            F              C            Dm     C
e|--------------------------------------------1------------------------------|
B|--------3--------------1-------------1------3--------1---------------------|
G|----3-----3-----0h2----2p0---0---0-----0----2----2------0------------------|
D|------3-----3---3----3-----3-------2-----2--0--0------2--------------------|
A|--1----------------------------3-------------------3-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb            F              C      Slap           (filler between verses)
e|--------------------------------------x------0-----------------------------|
B|-------3--------------1---------------x------------------1-----------------|
G|---3-----3-----0h2----2p0---0---------x--0----------(0-------0)------------|
D|-----3-----3---3----3-----3------0h2--x------2---------2---2---------------|
A|-1----------------------------3-------x----3-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------x------------------------------------|

Verse 1        Bb                     F
There ain’t no reason things are this way
                     C                        Dm
It's how they always been and they intend to stay
C           Bb                   F
I can't explain why we live this way, 
              C
We do it everyday.

Verse 2
Preachers on the podium speaking of saints
Paupers on the sidewalk begging for change
Old ladies laughing from the fire escape, cursing my name

Verse 3
I got a basket full of lemons and they all taste the same
A window and a pigeon with a broken wing
You can spend you whole life working for something, 
Just to have it taken away

Verse 4
People walk around pushing back their debts
Wearing pay checks like necklaces and bracelets
Talking 'bout nothing, not thinking 'bout death
Every little heartbeat, every little breath

Verse 5
People walk a tight rope on a razor’s edge
Carrying their hurt and hatred and weapons
It could be a bomb, or a bullet, or a pen
Or a thought, or a word, or a sentence

Verse 6
There ain't no reason things are this way
It's how they always been and they intend to stay
I don’t know why I say the things that I say,
But I say them anyway


CHORUS
                          Dm    Bb    C
But love will come set me free
                      Dm      Bb    C
Love will come set me free, I do believe
                      Dm      Bb      C
Love will come set me free, I know it will
                      Dm    Bb    C
Love will come set my free, yes.

Verse 7
Prison walls still standing tall
Some things never change at all
Keep on building prisons, gonna fill them all
Keep building bombs, gonna drop them all

Verse 8
Working your fingers bare to the bone
Breaking your back, make you sell your soul
Like a lung, it's filled with coal, sufficating slow

Verse 9
The wind blows wild and I may move
But politicians lie and I am not fooled
You don't need no reason or a three piece suit, to argue the truth

Verse 10
The air on my skin and the world under my toes
Slavery is stitched into the fabric of my clothes
Chaos and commotion wherever I go
Love, I try to follow

CHORUS
                          Dm    Bb    C
But love will come set me free
                      Dm      Bb    C
Love will come set me free, I do believe
                      Dm      Bb      C
Love will come set me free, I know it will
                      Dm    Bb    C
Love will come set my free, yes.

Final Verse
    Bb            F              C            Dm     C
e|--------------------------------------------1------------------------------|
B|--------3--------------1-------------1------3--------1---------------------|
G|----3-----3-----0h2----2p0---0---0-----0----2----2------0------------------|
D|------3-----3---3----3-----3-------2-----2--0--0------2--------------------|
A|--1----------------------------3-------------------3-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Bb            F              C      
e|----------------------------------0----------------------------------------|
B|-------3--------------1-----------1----------------------------------------|
G|---3-----3-----0h2----2p0---0---0------------------------------------------|
D|-----3-----3---3----3-----3------------------------------------------------|
A|-1----------------------------3--------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

There ain't no reason things are this way
It's how they always been and they intend to stay
I can't explain why we live this way,
We do it everyday.



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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AceMoney 371 Jul 19, 2010 10:46 AM

The beginning of the intro can also be played like this:

e|-------------------------|
B|-------1p0--------3------|
G|---0h2--------3-----3----|
D|-3--------------3-----3--|
A|------------1------------|
E|-------------------------|

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