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Lifehouse Hanging By A Moment.
Tabbed by Simon, no address.
  
Hey guys I am pretty sure this is exact but don't take it out on me if I am wrong I am only thirteen.  
This is how we play it in our little excuse for a band that I have with a few friends, so try it and see what 
u think.
And note that the tuning is different, ok?

*When you see this symbol beside a note, it means the note is a short, staccato note that isn't as loud as 
the others

Also, remember that at the part where it says, "there's nothing left to lose!" and after that,
there will be a letter G in the middle of the line, when it says that, it is simply the G chord, got it? good!
 
Here goes!

D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------0---------|
C#|------0--2-0---------0---4-2-0---|
G#|----0--------0-0*-0*-------------|
D#|-7\0-----------------------------|
   Desperate for changing

D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------0---------|
C#|-----0--2-0---------0---4-2-0----|
G#|---0--------0-0*-0*--------------|
D#|-0-------------------------------|
   starving  for  truth

D#|--------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------0---------|
C#|--------0---2--0---------0----4-2-0---|
G#|----0------------0-0*-0*--------------|
D#|-0------------------------------------|
 I'm closer to where i started

D#|-----------------|
A#|-----------------|
F#|-----------------|
C#|------0--2-0-----|
G#|----0--------0---|
D#|-0---------------|
  chasing after you

D#|--------------------------0----2---------0----------|
A#|-------------------3----------------3----------3----|
F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|
 I'm falling even more in love with you, letting go of

D#|-3--------0----2------0----3--2----0-----|
A#|------------------3--------------------3-|
F#|-----------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|
  All I've held on to, I'm standing here un-

D#|-3-------0---2-------------0-----------------------|
A#|-----------------3-----------------3---------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|
  til you make me move, i'm hangin' by a 

D#|-3------0----2------|
A#|------------------3-|
F#|--------------------|
C#|--------------------|
G#|--------------------|
D#|--------------------|
  moment here with you

D#|-3--------0----2------0----3--2----0-----|
A#|------------------3--------------------3-|
F#|-----------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

D#|-3--------0----2------0----3--2----0-----|
A#|------------------3--------------------3-|
F#|-----------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

D#|---3-------0---2---------0----3--2----0-----|
A#|--------------------3--------------------3--|
F#|--------------------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------|

 Forgetting all I'm lacking  

D#|-----3------0---2---------0----3--2----0-----|
A#|--------------------3--------------------3---|
F#|---------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------|
   completely incomplete

D#|-----3---------0-2------0----3--2----0-----|
A#|-------------------3--------------------3--|
F#|-------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|
 I'll take your invitation

D#|-3--------0--2---------|
A#|----------------3------|
F#|-----------------------|
C#|-----------------------|
G#|-----------------------|
D#|-----------------------|
  You take all of me,    And I'm falling even 

  Bm   Bm Bm   A    D     D   D   D  D
  more in love with you!  Letting go of 
  
  Bm  Bm   Bm   A  D       D   D    D    D
  all I've held on to! I'm standing here un-
  
  Bm  Bm  Bm   A  D
  til you make me move! 

      D   D   D  D Bm Bm  Bm   A    D
  I'm hangin' by a moment here with you!

     D  D   D   D   Bm Bm Bm    A D
 I'm livin' for the on-ly thing I know!

     D   D   D   D   Bm    Bm   Bm    A  D
 I'm running and not quite sure where to go!

     D D     D    D    Bm  Bm Bm  A D
 And I don't know what I'm diving into!

      D   D   D  D Bm Bm  Bm   A    D
 Just hangin' by a moment here with you! 

THIS PART IS DONE BY A SECOND GUITAR IN STANDARD TUNIN
But note, at the part where it has a & sign, the first guitar plays the 6th, then 5th, then 
first fret on the Db string (the third lowest string)

D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------3--G--2-3--G--3--G|
There's nothing left to lose! 

D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-2--3---G---3---G---2--3-----------------|
There's nothing left to find!

D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------3--G--2-3--G--3--G|
 There's nothing in the world!

D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-2--3--G---3---G--2--3-------------------|
  That could change my mind!

HERE THE FIRST GUITAR STARTS PLAYING AGAIN BUT THE CHORDS ARE DONE BY THE SECOND GUITAR!!!

                       G     A         Em  G   A
D#|------------------------7-5------------------|
A#|------------------7-5-7-----7-5-3-----7-5----|
F#|----------------------------------4-2-----4-2|
C#|---------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------|
  There is nothing  e   -    l    -   s   -   e

                      G    A         Em
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------9--7--------4--9--7-----|
F#|----------------------6-4-4----------6--4|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|
 There is nothing e   -   l   -   s   -   e

                        G   A        Em
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------9-7-10-9-7-9\2--------|
F#|-----------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|
  There is nothing else!

D#|----------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------0----------|
C#|------0--2-0---------0---4-2-0----|
G#|----0--------0-0*-0*--------------|
D#|-7\0------------------------------|
   Desperate for changing

D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------0---------|
C#|-----0--2-0---------0----4-2-0---|
G#|---0--------0-0*-0*--------------|
D#|-0-------------------------------|
   starving  for  truth

D#|--------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------0---------|
C#|--------0---2--0---------0----4-2-0---|
G#|----0------------0-0*-0*--------------|
D#|-0------------------------------------|
 I'm closer to where i started

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------0--------|
C#|------0--2-0---------0---4-2-0-0|
G#|----0--------0-0*-0*------------|
D#|-0------------------------------|
   chasing  after  you

                 Bm   Bm Bm   A    D    D   D   D  D
I'm falling even more in love with you! Letting go of

 Bm  Bm   Bm   A  D       D    D   D    D
 all I've held on to, I'm standing here un-
 
 Bm  Bm  Bm   A  D          D   D   D  D
 til you make me move, just hangin' by a 

 Bm Bm  Bm   A    D         D  D   D   D
 moment here with you!  I'm livin' for the

 Bm Bm Bm    A D          D    D   D   D
 on-ly thing I know!  I'm runnning and not

 Bm    Bm   Bm    A  D        D D     D    D
 quite sure where to go!  And I don't know what 

Bm  Bm Bm  A D      D   D   D  D Bm Bm  Bm   A    D
I'm diving into I'm hangin' by a moment here with you!

HEY!  ANOTHER NOTE!  THIS NEXT PART HAS BOTH GUITARS PLAYIN AT THE SAME TIME!  
THE FIRST GUITAR IS PLAYIN' THE CHORDS AND THE NOTES ARE PLAYED BY THE SECONG GUITAR.

                 Bm Bm Bm A D
D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------4-4--4--2--------------------|
C#|-----------------------4------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------|
 Hangin' by a moment 


                 Bm Bm Bm A D
D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------4-4--4--2--------------------|
C#|-----------------------4------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------|
 Hangin' by a moment 


                 Bm Bm Bm A D
D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------4-4--4--2--------------------|
C#|-----------------------4------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------|
 Hangin' by a moment 


                 Bm Bm Bm A D
D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------4-4--4--2--------------------|
C#|-----------------------4------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------|
 Hangin' by a moment 

OK THATS IT!  BUT TO FIX IT UP, YOU CAN ADD THE BACKGROUND SINGER DURING THE CHORUS (THE MAIN CHORD PART) 
YOU CAN LISTEN FOR WHAT IT IS, AND AT THE ENDING THERES BACKGROUND SINGIN', AND, WHEN YOU PLAY THE FOUR 
D CHORDS REALLY FAST, AT FOR EXAMPLE, "HANGIN' BY A" THOSE FOUR D CHORDS, YOU CAN 
PLAY 3,2,0, ON THE Eb
STRING, AND THEN 3 ON THE Bb STRING.

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hendrixthegypsy 11 wrote on April 1 2002, 12:00 am

Real nice but what is the Tunning?

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jmson23 0 wrote on April 21 2002, 12:00 am

Hey, great tab. Sounds perfect.

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Jon E. 15 wrote on April 29 2002, 12:00 am

The tuning I figured the song out in, is Drop D tuning, I watched them on TV, and noticed it did look like he played off the 6th (low E, tuned to D)string, as the obvious bass note, and did a little half step (flated) pull away on the 5th string (A) on the 5th to 4th fret, and also used his open 4th, or D string as part of the triad.

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