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Artist: mewithoutYou
Title: Messes of Men
Album: Brother, Sister

Tabbed By: RockAddict311
Email: rockaddict311@yahoo.com

Standard Tuning

Intro: Clean/Fingerpicked

|-------------------|-------------------|
|-1--3p1-5--------3-|-1--3p1-5----------|
|---2-------1-2-4---|---2-------1-4-----|
|-------------------|---------------2---|
|-0------3----------|-0------3----------|
|-----------0---3---|-----------0-------|

|-------------------|
|-1--3p1-5--------3-|
|---2-------1-2-4---|
|-------------------|
|-0------3----------|
|-----------0---3---|

"I do not exist," we faithfully insist,
Sailing in our separate ships and from each tiny caravel.

|-------------------|
|-1--3p1-5----------|
|---2-------1-------|
|-------------------|
|-0------3----------|
|-----------0-------|

Tiring of trying, there's a unnecessary dying,
Like the horseshoe crab in its proper season sheds its shell. 

|-------------------|
|-1--3p1-5--------3-|
|---2-------1-2-4---|
|-------------------|
|-0------3----------|
|-----------0---3---|

Such distance from our friends, Like a scratch across the lens,
Made everything look wrong from anywhere we stood.

|-------------------|
|-1--3p1-5----------|
|---2-------1-4-----|
|---------------2---|
|-0------3----------|
|-----------0-------|

And our paper blew away before we'd left the bay.
So half-blind, we wrote these songs on sheets of salty wood.

Main Verse: Clean/Reverb

Am                    C                            E 
You caught me making eyes at the other boatman's wives,
                        G                                 Am
And heard me laughing louder at the jokes told by their daughters.
                        C                    E
I'd set my course for land, but you well understand,
                                                Am
It takes a steady hand to navigate adulterous waters.
                           C                                 E
The propeller's spinning blades held acquaintance with the waves,
                          G                    Am
As there's mistakes I've made no rowing could outrun.
                      c                    E
The cloth low on the mast, I say I got no past,
                                              Am
I'm nonetheless the librarian and secretary's son.
                    C                       E
The tarnish on my brass, the mildew on my glass-
                            G                           Am
I'd never want someone so crass as to want someone like me.
                            C                      E
But a few leagues off the shore, I bit a flashing lure,
                                                   Am
And I assure you, it was not what I expected it to be!
                    C                          E
I still tastes its kiss, that dull hook in my lip
                  G                        Am
Is a memory as useless as a rod without a reel.
                     C                    E
To an anchor ever dropped, sea-sick yet still docked,
                                                    Am
Captain spotted napping with his first mate at the wheel.
                       C                         E
Floating forgetfully along, with no need to be strong,
                          G                                Am
We keep our confessions long, but when we pray we keep it short.
                           C
I drank a thimble full of fire,
                     E
I'm not ever coming back...
       Am
Oh, my God.
            C                      E
"I do not exist," we faithfully insist,
                          G                            Am
While watching sink the heavy ship with everything we knew.
                      C                          E
And if ever you come near, I'll hold up high a mirror.

Lord, I could never show you anything as beautiful as you!

Outro: Clean/Reverb (Transcribe for one guitar)

Optional: 

*Guitar 1: Notes played on low E string
*Guitar 2: Notes played on A,D,G, and B string

|---------------|---------------| 
|---------------|---------------| 
|---------------|---------------|
|-77777777777777|77777777777777-| 
|---------------|---------------| 
|---------------|---------------| 

|---------------|---------------|
|-------5~------|---------7~----|  
|-------- 5~----|---------------|
|-----------7~--|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-5~------------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|--------5~-----|---------7~----|
|----------5~---|---------------|
|------------7~-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|--------5~-----|---------------|
|----------5~---|---------------|
|------------7~-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|--------5~-----|---------------|
|----------5~---|---------------|
|------------7~-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------7~----|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|--------5~-----|---------7~----|
|----------5~---|---------------|
|------------7~-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|--------5~-----|---------7~----|
|----------5~---|---------------|
|------------7~-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|--------5~-----|---------------|
|----------5~---|---------------|
|------------7~-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-3-3/5~--------|-5-5/10~-------|

|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-55-5-55-5-55-5|5-55-5-55-5-55-|

Bass Riff During Outro: (Standard/Clean)

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|------------------10h12-10h12-10h12-10---|
|-10-8-7h8-7h8-7h8---------------------10-|

            
            
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