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                             FOR WHAT REASON - Death Cab for Cutie
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Tabbed by: A.J. Conner
Email: ajconner123@gmail.com

From their album, "We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes".

Tuning: Standard

Guitar 1: Clean
Guitar 2: Clean, tremolo effect. 
*I just fixed the chorus and the ending, I'm confident that it's 99% accurate.
 

   Intro riff: Guitar 1 (Play 3 times)
e|----------------------------------10---10---------------------------------|
B|------------10----------12---12-------------------------------------------|
G|-------12-----12---0------------------------------------------------------|
D|----10---10-----10----9----9----10---10-----------------------------------|
A|--0~----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  
  Guitar 1 continued - 4th time:
e|-------------------------------------10-10--------------------------------|
B|------------10----------12---12-------X--X--------------------------------|
G|-------12-----12---0------------------X--X--------------------------------|
D|----10---10-----10----9----9----10---10-10--------------------------------|
A|--0~----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Intro riff: Guitar 2 (Sort of harmonizes with guitar 1, play 3 times)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------13---12---12---15------15-15-------------------------------|
G|--9-10-12-10-9----9----9----9---------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------14-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Intro Guitar 2 continued - 4th time:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------13---12---12---15---15-15----------------------------------|
G|--9-10-12-10-9----9----9----9-------X--X----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------14-14----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Verse 1: Main Riff - 4 times. Guitar 1 
 (This riff is played very fast, listen to the song) (Guitar 2 rests)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------0--0--0--------------------------|
G|----0----0----9---0----0----0----9----0--0--0--0---7--7--7----------------|
D|------10---10-------10---10---10---10----9--9--9--9--9--9--9/10-----------|
A|--0~------------0~-----------------------X--X--X--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------10-10-10--------------------------|
    "This won't be the last you hear from me, it's just the start.
    I hope that he keeps you up for weeks, like you did to me."

   Guitar 1: Mini-interlude (No vocals, played once)
e|--0~----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0~------------------------------------0--0------------------------------|
G|--0~------9---0----0----0----9----0-----0--0---7--7--7--------------------|
D|--10~--10-------10---10---10---10----9--9--9--9--9--9--9/10---------------|
A|--0~--------0------------------------X--X--X------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------10-10-10------------------------------|

   (Guitar 2 just plays an A minor at the start of the mini-interlude, 
    with tremolo effect)

  
Verse 1 continued: Guitar 2 alternates between A minor and G major, 
  with tremolo effect. 

   "I will hold a candle up to you, to singe your skin.
   Brace yourself, I'm bent with bitterness, you can't foresee..."
  
   Guitar 1: Chorus part one: Played 4 times. Guitar 2 plays A minor and G maj.
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------15-15-15--------------------------------------------|
G|--16-16-14-14-12-12----X--X--X--------------------------------------------|
D|---X--X--X--X--X--X---12-12-12--------------------------------------------|
A|--14-14-12-12-10-10-------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  "...When your apologies fail to ring true,
  So slick with that sarcastic slew of phrases
  Like 'I thought you knew,' While keeping me in hot pursuit."

  Guitar 1: Chorus part two: 3 times
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8----8------8-----8------8-----8-10-8--8----------------------------|
G|--------------0-0----00---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7-7----77-------7------------------------------|
A|--8-8----88---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   "Tracing the plot finds skin touching skin, absence follows."

  Guitar 1: cont. 4th time:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8----8------8-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------0-0---00--------------14-12-12-12---------------------------|
D|------------------------12-12-10-10--X--X--X--X---------------------------|
A|--8-8----88--------------X--X--X--X-12-12-12-12---------------------------|
E|------------------------12-12-12-12---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2: Chorus, play along with guitar 1 during part two. (4 times)
    v ^v ^v^ v ^v ^v^ v ^v ^v^v ^v ^v^
e|--3-33-333-3-33-333-3-33-3333-33-333--------------------------------------|
B|--1-11-111-0-00-000-1-11-1111-11-111--------------------------------------|
G|--2-22-222-0-00-000-2-22-2222-22-222--------------------------------------|
D|--3-33-333-0-00-000-2-22-2222-22-222--------------------------------------|
A|-----------X-XX-XXX-0-00-0000-00-000--------------------------------------|
E|-----------3-33-333-------------------------------------------------------|


Mini Interlude 2: (twice as long) Guitar 1 just plays the first interlude 
riff twice, no vocals.
Guitar 2 strums A minor a single time, then G a single time after the first
chord rings out.

Verse two: same as first verse. (Guitar 2: Amin and G)

"In the end I win every time, this ink remains.
Sour tastes prevail as you play back the tape machine."

  Last Chorus, same as first.

  End with: (Guitar 1)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------14-12-12-12-------------------------------------------------|
D|--12-12-10-10--X--X--X--X-------------------------------------------------|
A|---X--X--X--X-12-12-12-12-------------------------------------------------|
E|--12-12-12-12-------------------------------------------------------------|



| v  downstroke
| ^  upstroke
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
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