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Update/Change Log

10/08/2012
Just created this guide but it’s not completed yet; only the intro is done. I have to
find time off my studies to complete it. Meanwhile just enjoy the intro :P
29/08/2012
Song is finally done! Enjoy!
13/04/2013
Added YouTube video link because I realised my tabs on Ultimate Guitar were 
getting more views than my own Payphone cover!


READ FIRST!! ---> It was national day on the 9th of August and I was free so I decided
to make this tab. You'll have to have some intuition when playing because the 
thing about tabs is that
it’s not possible to write the exact timings of each note. I've tested the whole song 
already so if parts of the song sound weird, it’s probably because you're playing too
slowly. Try to let the notes ring (leave your fingers on the notes and try not to let 
go) because that’s the way I play it. Feedback and corrections are always welcome :D

Here's the link to the Payphone cover I made using this arrangement. Feel free to 
watch it and use it as a guide.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_HWSGwzheg

Tuning: d#
        A#
        F#
        C#
        G#
        D#

Capo: none

[Intro/Chorus]


d#|--0-1-3--8/10-8---------|-8-7-3-1*--1*---1-0--|-1*-0----------0-----|
A#|------------------------|-------1*--1*-------1|-1*-1----3--1*-1--3*-|
F#|------------------------|-------0*--0*--------|-2*------2*-2*----0*-|
C#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------0*-|
G#|---------8*-----8-------|-------3*-----3------|-0*---0--------------|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------3*-|
-I'm at a payphone trying to call home all of my change I've spent on you.


d#|--0-1-3--8/10-8---------|-8-7-3-1*--1*---1-0--|-1*-0----------0-----|
A#|------------------------|-------1*--1*---1-1-1|-1*-1----3--1*-1--3*-|
F#|------------------------|-------0*--0*-------0|-2*------2*-2*----0*-|
C#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------0*-|
G#|---------8*-----8-------|-------3*-----3------|-0*---0--------------|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------3*-|
-Where are the times gone, baby it's all wrong, where are the plans we made for two?

(Verse 1)


d#|---------0h3-3-0---0*---|------0h3-3-0---0----|
A#|-1-1---1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|----1-1---1-1-3-3----|
F#|-0-2-----2---2-2-2-2*-2-|----0-----0-0-0-0----|
C#|---3---------3---3----3-|---------------------|
G#|------------------------|-3--------3-----2----|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|
- Yeah I, I know it's hard to remember, the people we used to be.


d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|------0h3-3-3/5-0-0--|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|----1-1---0-----0-0--|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2----0-|----0-----0----------|
C#|----------------------|---------------------|
G#|-0---------0----------|---------------------|
D#|----------------------|-3--------3-3/5------|
- It's even harder to picture, that your not here next to me.

d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|------0h3-3-0---0----|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|----1-1---1-1-3-3----|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2-2*-2-|----0-----0-0-0-0----|
C#|-3---------3---3----3-|---------------------|
G#|----------------------|-3--------3-----2----|
D#|----------------------|---------------------|
- You say it's too late to make it. But is it too late to try?


d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|-1-0---1-0----r0-----|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-3--r1-----|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2----0-|-0---0-0---0--r2-----|
C#|----------------------|--------------r3-----|
G#|-0---------0----------|---------------------|
D#|----------------------|-3-----3-------------|
-And in that time that you wasted, all of our bridges burned down.


(Pre-chorus)


d#|-0---0-0---r0---0---0-|-0---r0-0---0-0-------|---------3---|
A#|-1---1-1-3-r3---1---3-|-3-3-r1-1---1-1--3-3--|-0---0-1-1---|
F#|-2---2-2-2-r0-0-0---0-|-0-0-r2-2---2-2--2-0--|-0---0-0-0---|
C#|---3------------------|----------------------|-------------|
G#|-----------r1-----3-2-|-----r0---0-0-0-------|-------------|
D#|-----1----------------|-------------------3--|---3-3-3-3---|
- I've wasted my nights, you turned out the lights, now I'm paralyzed, still stuck in that…

d#|-r0-0---0-0---r0---0---0-|-0---r0-0---0-0--------|
A#|-r1-1---1-1-3-r3---1---3-|-3-3-r1-1---1-1--3-3*--|
F#|-r2-2---2-2-2-r0-0-0---0-|-0-0-r2-2---2-2--2-0*--|
C#|-r3---3------------------|-----------------------|
G#|--------------r1-----3-2-|-----r0---0-0-0--------|
D#|--------1----------------|-------------------3*--|
- time when we called it love, but even the sun sets in paradise.


(Chorus 2)


d#|--0-1-3--8/10/8---------|-8-7-3-1*--1*---1-0--|-1*-0----------0-----|
A#|------------------------|-------1*--1*-------1|-1*-1----3--1*-1--3*-|
F#|------------------------|-------0*--0*--------|-2*------2*-2*----0*-|
C#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------0*-|
G#|---------8*-----8-------|-------3*-----3------|-0*---0--------------|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------3*-|
- I'm at a payphone trying to call home all of my change I've spent on you.


d#|--0-1-3--8/10/8---------|-8-7-3-1*--1*---1-0--|-1*-0----------0-----|
A#|------------------------|-------1*--1*-------1|-1*-1----3--1*-1--3*-|
F#|------------------------|-------0*--0*--------|-2*------2*-2*----0*-|
C#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------0*-|
G#|---------8*-----8-------|-------3*-----3------|-0*---0--------------|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------3*-|
- Where are the times gone, baby it's all wrong, where are the plans we made for two?


d#|-----0-1-0------------|-r0-----0-1-0---------|-3---------|
A#|---1-1-1-1-3-r3-1-1h3-|-r3--1--1-1-1-3-3-1-1-|-1-3*------|
F#|---0-------0-r2-2-2---|-r0-0—0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|-2-0*------|
C#|-0-----------r3-------|----------------2-2-2-|---0*------|
G#|----------------------|-r3-----3---2---0---0-|-----------|
D#|-----3-3-3------------|----------------------|-----3-----|
- If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this.


d#|---0-1-0------------|-r0-----0-1-0---------|-3---------|
A#|---1-1-1-3-r3-1-1h3-|-r3--1--1-1-1-3-3-1-1-|-1-3*------|
F#|---------0-r2-2-2---|-r0-0—0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|-2-0*------|
C#|-----------r3-------|----------------2-2-2-|---0*------|
G#|--------------------|-r3-----3---2---0---0-|-----------|
D#|---3-3-3------------|----------------------|---3*------|
- All those fairy tales are full of noobs, one more lousy love song I'll be sick. =D


(Verse 2)


d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|------0h3-3-0---0----|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|----1-1---1-1-3-3----|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2-2*-2-|----0-----0-0-0-0----|
C#|----------------------|---------------------|
G#|----------------------|-3--------3-----2----|
D#|--1--------1----------|---------------------|
- You turn your back on tomorrow, ‘cause you forgot yesterday.


d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|------0h3-3-3/5-0-0--|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|----1-1---0-----0-0--|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2----0-|----0-----0----------|
C#|----------------------|---------------------|
G#|-0---------0----------|---------------------|
D#|----------------------|-3--------3-3/5------|
- I gave you my love to borrow, but you just gave it away.

d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|------0h3-3-0---0----|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|----1-1---1-1-3-3----|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2-2*-2-|----0-----0-0-0-0----|
C#|----------------------|---------------------|
G#|----------------------|-3--------3-----2----|
D#|-1---------1----------|---------------------|
- You don't expect me to be fine; I don't expect you to care.


d#|-------0h3-3-0---0*---|-1-0---1-0----r0-----|
A#|-----1-1---1-1-3-1*-3-|-1---1-1---3--r1-----|
F#|-----2-2---2-2-2----0-|-0-----0------r2-----|
C#|----------------------|--------------r3-----|
G#|-0---------0----------|---------------------|
D#|----------------------|-3-----3-------------|
- I know I've said this before, but all of our bridges burned down.


(Pre-chorus)


d#|-0---0-0---r0---0---0-|-0---r0-0---0-0-------|---------3---|
A#|-1---1-1-3-r3---1---3-|-3-3-r1-1---1-1--3-3--|-0---0-1-1---|
F#|-2---2-2-2-r0-0-0---0-|-0-0-r2-2---2-2--2-0--|-0---0-0-0---|
C#|---3------------------|----------------------|-------------|
G#|-----------r1-----3-2-|-----r0---0-0-0-------|-------------|
D#|-----1----------------|-------------------3--|---3-3-3-3---|
- I've wasted my nights, you turned out the lights, now I'm paralyzed, still stuck in that…


d#|-r0-0---0-0---r0---0---0-|-0---r0-0---0-0--------|
A#|-r1-1---1-1-3-r3---1---3-|-3-3-r1-1---1-1--3-3*--|
F#|-r2-2---2-2-2-r0-0-0---0-|-0-0-r2-2---2-2--2-0*--|
C#|-r3---3------------------|-----------------------|
G#|--------------r1-----3-2-|-----r0---0-0-0--------|
D#|--------1----------------|-------------------3*--|
- time when we called it love, but even the sun sets in paradise.


(Chorus 3)


d#|--0-1-3--8/10-8----8----|-8-7-3-1*--1*---1-0--|-1*-0----------0-----|
A#|------------------------|-------1*--1*-------1|-1*-1----3--1*-1--3*-|
F#|------------------------|-------0*--0*--------|-2*------2*-2*----0*-|
C#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------0*-|
G#|---------8*-----8-------|-------3*-----3------|-0*---0--------------|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------3*-|
- I'm at a payphone trying to call home all of my change I've spent on you.


d#|--0-1-3--8/10-8----8----|-8-7-3-1*--1*---1-0--|-1*-0----------0-----|
A#|------------------------|-------1*--1*-------1|-1*-1----3--1*-1--3*-|
F#|------------------------|-------0*--0*--------|-2*------2*-2*----0*-|
C#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------0*-|
G#|---------8*-----8-------|-------3*-----3------|-0*---0--------------|
D#|------------------------|---------------------|------------------3*-|
- Where are the times gone, baby it's all wrong, where are the plans we made for two?


d#|-----0-1-0------------|-r0-----0-1-0---------|-3---------|
A#|---1-1-1-1-3-r3-1-1h3-|-r3--1--1-1-1-3-3-1-1-|-1-3*------|
F#|---0-------0-r2-2-2---|-r0-0—0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|-2-0*------|
C#|-0-----------r3-------|----------------2-2-2-|---0*------|
G#|----------------------|-r3-----3---2---0---0-|-----------|
D#|-----3-3-3------------|----------------------|-----3-----|
- If happy ever after did exist, I would still be holding you like this.


d#|----0-1-0------------|-r0-----0-1-0---------|-3-----|
A#|-3--1-1-1-3-r3-1-1h3-|-r3--1--1-1-1-3-3-1-1-|-1-3*--|
F#|-0--------0-r2-2-2---|-r0-0—0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|-2-0*--|
C#|-0----------r3-------|----------------2-2-2-|---0*--|
G#|---------------------|-r3-----3---2---0---0-|-------|
D#|----3-3-3------------|----------------------|-----3-|
- And all those fairy tales are full of noobs, one more lousy love song I'll be sick. =D

d#|---0-1-0--------|
A#|-1-1-1-0-3-1----|
F#|-0-------0-0----|
C#|---------2-2----|
G#|---------3------|
D#|---3------------|
- Now I'm at a payphone.

                


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| *                 Hold note (let ring)
| /                 Slide
| h                 hammer on
| r                 roll
| Highlighted notes melody

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