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No Sunlight Tab

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Title: No Sunlight
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Narrow Stairs

Tabbed by: Josh Tiesma (nophilip@gmail.com)

Tuning: EADGBE

This is a very fun song to play from Death Cab's new album (which is awesome). It sounds
cheery when you first hear it, but when you actually listen to the lyrics, it's kind of
Anyways, there's no other tabs for this song out there online. I'm sure this is 99.9% 
with the exception of the section I have marked "possibly not correct".

Intro (Palm mute = *)
E||--------------------------|       |-----0-----------0------------0-------|
B||--------------------------|       |--2-----------2------------2----------|
G||--------------------------| x6    |--------4------------4-----------2----|
D||--------------------------|       |--------------------------------------|
A||--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|       |--------------------------------------|
E||--------------------------|       |--------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------7--7--7--7-----|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *     *  *  (Gradually let off mute, last 2 are open)

Verse 1
Play this all through:
"When I was young/ Lying in the grass
I felt so safe/ In the warming bath"

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|  x7
|--------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--------------------------|
   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
Then the last time you play
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--0--|
|--------------------------|
   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Then it's

  Of sunlight                Of sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------7--7--7--7-----|
|--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--------------------------|
   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Verse 2/3 (Verse 3 lyrics in parentheses)

  Vast open sky (With every year)
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------2--|------2----2----2----|
|------------1-------|---------------------|
|--2----4------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


  Could do no harm  (That came to pass)
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------1----2------|--------7----7--6----|
|-----2-----------2--|--------7----7--7----|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


  Like an embrace  (More clouds appeared)
|--------------------|-------0---------0----|
|-----------------2--|--2---------2---------|
|-------------1------|----------------------|
|----2----4----------|----------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|


  From mother's arms (Til the sky went black, and there was)
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-------1----2-------|-------2-------------|
|--2--------------2--|--2---------2--------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


  In sunlight (No sunlight)        In sunlight  (No sunlight)
|-------------------|------------------------------|
|--2----0-----------|------------------------------|
|------------2------|-----------------1------------|
|-------------------|-----4------------------7--7--|
|-------------------|------------------------5--5--|
|-------------------|------------------------------|

|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|-------2---------2----|-------2-------------|
|--2---------2---------|--2---------2--------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|

  In sunlight                         In sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------7--7--7--7--7--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *     *  *  *  *  *

Here's where the verses 2 and 3 differ.
Verse 2 does this:
|-----0--------------0--|---------------0-------|
|--2--------------2-----|------------2----------|
|--------4--------------|--4----4----------2----|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Verse 3 does this instead:
    Anymore
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|-------2---------2----|-------2-------------|
|--2---------2---------|--2---------2--------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|

Bridge

Play this through
"It disappeared at the same speed
As the idealistic things I believed"
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--4--4----4----4----|---------------------| x2
|--4--4----4----4----|--2----2--------2----|
|--2--2----2----2----|--2----2--------2----|
|--------------------|--0----0--------0----|

Then play this the third time

  And the optimist died inside of me
|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|
|--4----4----4----4----|--9----9--------9----|
|--4----4----4----4----|--9----9--------9----|
|--2----2----2----2----|--7----7--------7----|
|----------------------|---------------------|

Then there's a fill
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------2--------2--|----------------------|
|----------2--------2--|----------6----4------|
|----------2--------2--|----------4----2------|
|--0----0--------------|--0----0--------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|

Then a chorus here
  No sunlight                No sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------2--------2--|----------------------|
|----------2--------2--|----------6----4------|
|----------2--------2--|----------4----2------|
|--0----0--------------|--0----0--------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|

  No sunlight                No sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------2--|----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
|---------------1-------|----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|
|-----2----4------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|

Then play the bridge again

Then a different fill after that. This one is possibly incorrect.
--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
--12----------------|--10--------12--------|--15----------------|
--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|

Then the last chorus

  No sunlight                No sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|-----0--------------0-----------------0-------|
|--2--------------2-----------------2----------|
|--------4----------------4----4----------2----|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|

  No sunlight                No sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|-----0--------------0-----------------0-------|
|--2--------------2-----------------2----------|
|--------4----------------4----4----------2----|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|

  No sunlight                No sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

  No sunlight                No sunlight
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

   No sunlight
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|--4----4----4----4----|--9----9------------|
|--4----4----4----4----|--9----9------------|
|--2----2----2----2----|--7----7------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|

End on an open A chord (X02220) for the "Anymore"


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