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Back Against The Wall Chords

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Back Against The Wall - Cage the Elephant

Play the two lowest bass notes and the fourth string of
the chord in the verse as shown in the intro

chords: G# 466544
        F# 244322
        F#(9) x9,11,11,11,9 (A shape, ninth fret.)
	B 799877 (E shape, seventh fret)
	B x24442
	C# x46664

|---------|

Intro:
    G#     F#  F(9)# C#  B
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------11----6---4-|
G|--5------3---------------|
D|-------------11----6---4-|
A|--6------4---9-----4---2-|
E|--4------2---------------| X2 (listen to song for rythmn)

Verse 1:
G#              F#         
   Tonight I'll have a look
    F#(9)  C#      B      G#
And try to find my face again
       F#            F#(9)
Buried beneath this house`
   C#      B        G#
My spirit cries and dies again
F#         F#(9)
Out back a monster wheres
   C#       B         G#
A cloak of persian leather
F#         F#(9)
Behind the TV screen
C#          B        G#
I've fallen to my knees

|---------|

Pre Chorus:
(All chords in the pre chorus and chorus are down strokes, with a quick up in between 
switching chords. You can here the rthymn in the song)
              G#
I said you've got me where you want me
    B           C#
And dammit I can't turn away
    G#                      F#                C#
I'm hanging by a thread and Im feeling like a fool
    G#                        B          C#
I'm stuck here in between the shadows of my yesterday
    G#    
I want to get away
  F#          C#
I need to get away

|---------|

Chorus:

G#      F#
Now you know
B                C#               G#
Yeah, you got my back against the wall
F#       B             C#             G#
Oh gosh, I aint got no other place to hide
F#                 B         C#
chained down, like a sitting duck
                 G#
Just waiting for the fall
F#                 B           C#           G#
You know, yeah you got my back against the wall

|---------|

Verse 2:

Intro x 1/2

G#         F#      
   Blanket of silence
F#(9)            C#       B        G#
makes me want to sink my teeth in deep
         F#
Burn all the evidence
  F#(9)  C#    B     G#
A fabricated disbelief
F#            F#(9)      C#        B         G#
Pull back the curtains take a look into your eyes
 F#           F#(9)        C#           B      G#
My tongue has now become a platform for your lies

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Pre Chorus

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Chorus

|---------|

Solo (I haven't tabbed this and I'm not sure what scale it's in, so I'll find out 
and if someone tabs it or if i work it out I'll put it up as well =D)

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Chorus

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(End however you like, probably on the G# with a down stroke.)
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Shwax wrote on September 15 2009, 06:02 pm

Sounds good although I think it is easier to play the other F# like this:
x-x-4-6-x-6

instead of:
x-9-11-x-11-x

this way it's a lot easier to switch to the C#

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Denis.Martin wrote on April 30 2011, 03:40 pm

Good tab thanks !
Personnaly don't find it hard to play it x-9-11-x-11-x, and sounds better to me not to play it on the higher string !

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PatchyThePirate wrote on October 12 2013, 07:21 pm

Hi!

I think your intro / verse tab may work for solo playing, but it sounds like the recorded guitar part is less complicated (?) with the bass guitar playing the root notes:


Intro/Verses:
G# F# F# C# B <-- Bass guitar play these notes
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------11----9---7-|
G|--5------3---------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--2------1---9-----8---6-|
E|-------------------------| X2 (listen to song for rhythm)

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