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Ive put this together from what ive seen them play live on TV/Youtube etc.
Sounds correct. 

Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfeydhQIPGU

It appears to be exatly what theyre playing. Open to suggestions.
Listen to the song to work out the order.
Have fun playing it :)

{Guitar 1 Grohl,
(Guitar 2 Shifty}.


[Intro Riff]

Guitar 2  
e|----------------7-------------|-----------------------------|
B|------------10-----10---------|--------10-----10-----10-----|
G|---------9-------------9------|---------9------9------9-----|
D|-----10-------------------10--|--------10-----10-----10-----|
A|--0---------------------------|--0----------------0------9--|
E|------------------------------|-----7------8----------------|

e|-----------------------------|----------------0-------------|
B|-------------10--------------|------------10-----10---------|
G|----------9------------------|---------9-------------9------|
D|------10---------------------|-----10-------------------10--| x 3 
A|---------------(9)-9b--9--8--|------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|


[Verse]

Guitar 1 {Palm Mute these chords the 4th time round}
e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|x4 
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3-----------|
E|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|

Guitar 2
e|--0-0-2-0-3-0-5-0---0-2-0-3-0-5~-|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5~-|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


[Pre Chorus]

Guitar 1 
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 


[Chorus]

Guitar 1
e|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--0--0--0--0--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--0--0--0--0-|
E|--------------7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--X--X--X--X-|

e|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-| x 2
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
{A B C A F# F}
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-777777777777777777778888101010107777-|
A|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-xxxx-|
E|-5555555555555555555577778-8-8-8-5555-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------| x 2
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|


[Post Chorus]

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------------2---| x 1 
D|--2-X-4-X-5-X-4-2-X-X-4-X-5-X-2---|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E|----------------------------------|


[Verse]

Guitar 1 {Palm Mute these chords the 2nd time round}
e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|x2 
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3-----------|
E|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|

Guitar 2
e|--0-0-2-0-3-0-5-0---0-2-0-3-0-5--|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


[Pre Chorus]

Guitar 1 
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 


[Chorus]

Guitar 1
e|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--0--0--0--0--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--0--0--0--0-|
E|--------------7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--X--X--X--X-|

e|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-| x 2
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
{A B C A F# F}
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-777777777777777777778888101010107777-|
A|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-xxxx-|
E|-5555555555555555555577778-8-8-8-5555-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------| x 2
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|


[Post Chorus]

Guitar 1 
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 


[Bridge]

Guitar 2
Bridge Part 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------------2---| x 6
D|--2-X-4-X-5-X-4-2-X-X-4-X-5-X-2---|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E|----------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Bridge Part 2 
e|--------------------------|  
B|--------------------------|  
G|--------------------------| x 4 
D|--10~---10-9-----7--5-----| 
A|--0~~---0--0--0--0--0-----|  
E|--------------------------|  

Guitar 2
Bridge Part 3
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------| x 4
D|-12----12-10-X--9--10-----|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|
E|--------------------------|

Guitar 2
Bridge Part 4
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-----------12----14-------| x 8
D|--14----14-X--X--X--12----|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
E|--------------------------|

Guitar 1 {after part 4 is played 4 times}
e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| x 4
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| 
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|-------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------7-------------|-----------------------------|
B|------------10-----10---------|--------10-----10-----10-----|
G|---------9-------------9------|---------9------9------9-----|
D|-----10-------------------10--|--------10-----10-----10-----|
A|--0---------------------------|--0----------------0------9--|
E|------------------------------|-----7------8----------------|

e|-----------------------------|------------(0)---------------|
B|-------------10--------------|------------10----------------|
G|----------9------------------|---------9--------------------| x 1
D|------10---------------------|-----10-----------------------| 
A|---------------(9)-9b--9--8--|------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|


[Last Chorus]

Guitar 1
e|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--0--0--0--0--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--X--0--0--0--0-|
E|--------------7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--X--X--X--X-|

e|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-| x 4
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 Last chorus
{A B C A F# F}
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-777777777777777777778888101010107777-|
A|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-xxxx-|
E|-5555555555555555555577778-8-8-8-5555-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------| 
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------| x 2
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| 
A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14----| 
D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-----|
A|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-14-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11--|
D|-x--x--x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---|
A|-12-12-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--10-10-10-10 9--9--9--9---|
E|----------------------------------------------------|  

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9--11-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
A|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---| x 2
D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x----|
A|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
E|---------------------------------|


[Post Chorus]

Guitar 1 
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 


[Outro]

Guitar 1
e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| Strum
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--| 
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|-------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------------2---| x 4
D|--2-X-4-X-5-X-4-2-X-X-4-X-5-X-2---|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E|----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|  
B|--------------------------|  
G|--------------------------| x 2 
D|--10~---10-9-----7--5-----| 
A|--0~~---0--0--0--0--0-----|  
E|--------------------------|  


Both Guitars
e|-0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|-1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|-2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|-2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|-0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|--------------------------------|


[Structure]

Intro Riff x 3
Verse x 4
Pre Chorus
Chorus x 2
Bridge part 1 x 2
Verse x 2
Pre Chorus
Chorus x 2
Post Chorus
Bridge part 1 x 6
Bridge part 2 x 4
Bridge part 3 x 4
Bridge Part 4 x 8
Intro Riff 
Chorus x 4 
Post Chorus
Bridge Part 1 x 4
Bridge Part 2 x 2 


[Lyrics]

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in... Again
The need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are ever ready
Are you ready?
I'm finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense

Spinning infinity, Boy
The wheel is spinning me
It's never-ending, never-ending
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender? (x2)

In time our soul untold
I'm just another soul for sale... Oh, well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent
We're temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender? (x2)

I'm the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I'm the face that you have to face
Mirrored in your stare
I'm what's left, I'm what's right
I'm the enemy
I'm the hand that will take you down
Bring you to your knees

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

What if I say I'm not like the others?
What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays?
You're the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender? (x4)

So who are you?
Yeah who are you?


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Legendary_Inc wrote on August 29 2007, 10:16 am

Nice, Bro :P

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bigrob76 wrote on August 29 2007, 04:40 pm

the verse is palm muted power chords..

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Legendary_Inc wrote on August 31 2007, 07:59 am

urm no mate you are wrong. He plays palm muted full chords for the 4th time around on the 1st verse, and the 2nd time around on the 2nd verse. If you catch my drift. You might want to check out the v fest gig on youtube, always better then guessing.

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