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                   SCIENTIST STUDIES – Death Cab for Cutie
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Tabbed by: Pat Malavi 
Assisted by watching www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-PUYn55iOw

Tuning: Standard


Intro (Riff 1 - repeat twice):

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12-----------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|------------------------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8--|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11------------9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9----|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12------------------7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|


Verse 1:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

          What ghosts exist behind these attic walls?

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|

          There’s got to be a simpler explanation

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

                                                ‘cos I 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|

      scrimped and I saved just to find that they've been splicing my 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12-----------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|------------------------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8--|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11------------9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9----|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12------------------7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|

    inventions.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

          Cold skin and bones and this latitude

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|

          We ain't paying ‘til the heat comes through

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

                                                so you 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|

      slept in a stocking cap and wool scarf and


Chorus:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---------------------0-------0-------0-------0----------|
G|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----8-------8-------8-------8----------|
D|----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----9-------9-------9-------9----------|
A|----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9------------|
E|------------------------------------7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7------------|

      Promises   of   payments were u-pon your shoulders constantly but

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------7---7---7----------|
G|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------13--11--8--8---8---8---8--------|
D|----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--6-6-6-14--9---9-----------------------|
A|----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6-6-6---------9-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------4-4-4---------7-----------------------|

      don’t forget to entertain ‘cause this is your first defense.

Riff 1 - repeat twice:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12-----------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|------------------------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8--|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11------------9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9----|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12------------------7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|


Verse 2:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

          Four year offense to the devoted type

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|

          I may have got an invitation but I wasn't invited. 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

                                               But I 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|

      thought that this meant something more than broken hearts and new 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12-----------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|------------------------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8--|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11------------9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9----|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12------------------7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|

    addictions.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9--------------------------|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11-------------------------------------|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12-------------------------------------------|

          We'll leave our sins within the carpet twine.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------0-------0-------0------------------------------------------|
G|--------8-------8-------8-------8------------------------------------------|
D|--------9-------9-------9-------9------------------------------------------|
A|----9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9--------------------------------------------|
E|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--------------------------------------------|
          
      Our bodies will dissolve the chemicals in due time.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12-----------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|------------------------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8--|
D|--------13-13-------13-13--------------13-13\-9-9-----9-----9-----9-----9--|
A|--11-11--------------------11-11-11-11------------9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9----|
E|--0--0---------------------12-12------------------7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|


Chorus:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---------------------0-------0-------0-------0----------|
G|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----8-------8-------8-------8----------|
D|----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----9-------9-------9-------9----------|
A|----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-----9-9-----9-9-----9-9------------|
E|------------------------------------7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7------------|

      Promises   of   payments were u-pon your shoulders constantly but

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------7---7---7----------|
G|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------13--11--8--8---8---8---8--------|
D|----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--6-6-6-14--9---9-----------------------|
A|----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--6-6-6---------9-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------4-4-4---------7-----------------------|

      don’t forget to entertain ‘cause this is your first defense.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7---7---7-------------------------------------------|
G|----------13--11--8--8---8---8---8-----------------------------------------|
D|----6-6-6-14--11--9--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----6-6-6---------9--------------------------------------------------------|
E|----4-4-4---------7--------------------------------------------------------|

      This is your first defense.

Repeat twice:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7---7---7-------------------------------------------|
G|----------13--11--8--8---8---8---8-----------------------------------------|
D|----6-6-6-14--11--9--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----6-6-6---------9--------------------------------------------------------|
E|----4-4-4---------7--------------------------------------------------------|



Outro:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7---7---7-------------------------------------------|
G|----------13--11--8--8---8---8---8--------13--11--8------------------------|
D|----6-6-6-14--11--9-----------------6-6-6-14--9---9------------------------|
A|----6-6-6---------9-----------------6-6-6---------9------------------------|
E|----4-4-4---------7-----------------4-4-4---------7------------------------|

      This is your first defense.     This was your first defense.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7---7---7-------------------------------------------|
G|----------13--11--8--8---8---8---8--------13--11--8------------------------|
D|----6-6-6-14--11--9-----------------6-6-6-14--9---9------------------------|
A|----6-6-6---------9-----------------6-6-6---------9------------------------|
E|----4-4-4---------7-----------------4-4-4---------7------------------------|

      This is my last defense.


Complete lyrics:

What ghosts exist behind these attic walls?
There's got to be a simpler explanation
'cause I scrimped and I saved
just to find that they've been splicing my inventions.
Cold skin and bones and this latitude
we ain't paying ‘til the heat comes through.
So you slept in a stocking cap and wool scarf and

Promises of payments were
upon your shoulders constantly
but don't forget to entertain 
'cause this is your first defense.

Four year offense to the devoted type
I may have got an invitation but I wasn't invited.
But I thought that this meant
something more than broken hearts and new addictions.
We'll leave our sins within the carpet twine.
Our bodies will dissolve the chemicals in due time.

Promises of payments were 
upon your shoulders constantly
but don't forget to entertain 
'cause this is your first defense. 
This is your first defense.

This is your first defense.
This was your first defense.
This is my last defense.

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jamarley21 10 Jan 12, 2008 11:37 AM

great tab...ive been waiting for someone to tab this song out

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GuilleDCFC 31 Feb 11, 2008 01:41 AM

great tab thanks for posting it :).
youre just missing a little interlude before the breakdown i got it by ear and i think its pretty close to the original ill post it someday soon

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GuilleDCFC 31 Feb 11, 2008 02:47 AM

Ok ! here's the part tab !
Enjoy!
**I couldn't listen to Chris' guitar but if im wrong he just play some scarce notes over Ben's guitar ill get it by ear another day :)
I Love Death Cab for Cutie ♥

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------9--9------------------------------14--14--16--16-----|
G|---------------------------8--8--8------------------------------------------------|
D|------------13/9-9-9-9-9------------------------13/9-9-9-9-9/13--13--13--13-------|
A|----11-11-------------------------------11-11-------------------------------------|
E|----0--0--------------------------------0--0--------------------------------------|



**Do the slide everytime you can, sounds cool !
**And find some other combinations in the 13.14.13.14 part.
**In the live video Chris Walla uses some octaves just play around and improvise yourself with some octaves he uses these ones on the whole Brakedown before the "Outro"

e|-----------------
B|-----------------
G|----11-8--6-8--11-
D|----x-/x/-x/x-/x--
A|----9--6--4-6--9--
E|-----------------

and sometimes slides form 9.11 to 14.16 then to 13.15 11.13 and back to 9.11


e|-----------------
B|-----------------
G|----11-16-15-13-11-
D|----x-/x/-x-/x-/x-
A|----9--14-13-11-9--
E|-----------------
***These chords above are not the only chords he uses but i these ones are esay to listen :)


**Find youself the correct timing and rythm (listen to the video closely its easier to listen than in the original audio) those are just the chords.

After the "this is my first defense" Breakdown part
Chris Walla plays the following which is different from what Ben is playing.

Ben plays this ::
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7---7---7-------------------------------------------|
G|----------13--11--8--8---8---8---8-----------------------------------------|
D|----6-6-6-14--11--9--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----6-6-6---------9--------------------------------------------------------|
E|----4-4-4---------7--------------------------------------------------------|

Chris plays ::
e|-----------------------0---0---0----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------13--11--8--8---8---8---8--------------------------------------------|
D|----6-6-6-14--11--9-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----6-6-6---------9-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----4-4-4---------7-----------------------------------------------------------|

**It sounds great with distortion !

Just listen carefully to the video here's the link
http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=0-PUYn55iOw

Have Fun :)

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