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Even If It Kills Me Tab

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This is taken from crimson_addict

Motion City Soundtrack
Even If It Kills Me
Even If It Kills Me

Listen to the song to get the exact changes down but this follows this video. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnHVJ4as_sA

Intro
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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------| 
|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                  
Verse
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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I ve got a lot of things to do to-

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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------| 
|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Night..   

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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I m so sick of making lists..

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|--------8-----------8-----|--------3-----------3-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--8-----------8-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
               Of things I ll never finish..

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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I ve lived here for the last 12..

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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
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|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Years..  
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|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
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   Since early 1995.

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|--------8-----------8-----|--------3-----------3-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--8-----------8-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
               All my shit have been in boxes..


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|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   But if I had a little more time to..

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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
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|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Kill...   

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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I d settle every little stupid thing..

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|--------8-----------8-----|--------3-----------3-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--8-----------8-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    Yea you think that I would...

Bridge
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|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------5---------|------------7----5--------|
|--------5-------5-x8------|-----7------7-x4-5-x4-----|
|--------5-x8----3---------|-----7-x8---5----3--------|
|--------3-------x---------|-----5------x----x--------|
    But I m too tired to go to sleep tonight..

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------5---------|------------7-------------|
|--------5-------5-x8------|-----7------7-x8----------|
|--------5-x8----3---------|-----7-x8---5-------------|
|--------3-------x---------|-----5------x-------------|
    And I m too weak to follow dreams tonight..

CHORUS   
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|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------5------|------------------7-------|
|--------5---------------5-x8---|-------7----------7-x8----|
|--------5-x8------------3------|-------7-x8-------5-------|
|--------3---------------x------|-------5----------x-------|
For the first time in a long time I can say.. That I want to try..
 
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|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------5------|--------------7~----------|
|--------5---------------5-x8---|-----7--------7~----------|
|--------5-x8------------3------|-----7-x8-----5~----------|
|--------3---------------x------|-----5--------x-----------|
To get better~~  and  overcome each moment.. . In my own way

Intro
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|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------| 
|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

Verse
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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I wonder if I ll ever lose my..

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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------| 
|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Mind~..  
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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I tried hard for a while...

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|--------8-----------8-----|--------3-----------3-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--8-----------8-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                But then I kind of gave up..

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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Winter is killer when the sun goes..

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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
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|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Down~..

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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
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   I m really not as stubborn as it seems

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|--------8-----------8-----|--------3-----------3-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--8-----------8-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
               Said the knuckle to the concrete..

Bridge:
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|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------10-----|--------------------------|
|--------5---------------10-x8--|-------10-----------------|
|--------5-x8------------8------|-------10-x16-------------|
|--------3---------------x------|-------8------------------|
I'm not saying that...         I'm giving up! 
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|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------10-----|--------------------------|
|--------5---------------10-x8--|-------10-----------------|
|--------5-x8------------8------|-------10-x16-------------|
|--------3---------------x------|-------8------------------|
I'm just trying not to think....    as much as I sued to
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|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------10-----|--------------------------|
|--------5---------------10-x8--|-------10-----------------|
|--------5-x8------------8------|-------10-x16-------------|
|--------3---------------x------|-------8------------------|
Cause never is a lonely little...   messed up word

Repeat as necessary until ending with 
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------10------|
|--------5--------------10-X16--|
|--------5-X8-----------8-------|
|--------3--------------X-------|
Maybe I'll get it right some day... (end quickly, back into chorus)

CHORUS: 
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------5------|-------------------------7-------|
|--------5---------------5-x8---|-------7-----------------7-x8----|
|--------5-x8------------3------|-------7-x8--------------5-------|
|--------3---------------x------|-------5-----------------x-------|
For the first time in a long time I can say That I want to try..
 
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------5------|-------------------------7~----------|
|--------5---------------5-x8---|-----7-------------------7~----------|
|--------5-x8------------3------|-----7-x8----------------5~----------|
|--------3---------------x------|-----5-------------------x-----------|
I feel helpless for the most part, but I'm learning to open my eyes.

|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------5------|---------------------------7-------|
|--------5---------------5-x8---|-------7-------------------7-x8----|
|--------5-x8------------3------|-------7-x8----------------5-------|
|--------3---------------x------|-------5-------------------x-------|
And the sad truth of the matter is, I'll never get over it, But I m gonna try 

(hold off on next chord until he hits the r in better)
 
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|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------5------|--------------7~----------|
|--------5---------------5-x8---|-----7--------7~----------|
|--------5-x8------------3------|-----7-x8-----5~----------|
|--------3---------------x------|-----5--------x-----------|
To get better~ and overcome each moment    ..In my own way

Outro:
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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------| 
|--2-----------2-----------|--2-----------2-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

Verse
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   I sure want to get back on..

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|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----| 
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--| 
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|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------| 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   Track~.. 

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|--------3-----------7-----|--------8-----------8-----|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
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|--2-----------7-----------|--8-----------8-----------|
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   And I ll do whatever it takes..

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|--------8-----------8-----|--3~----------------------|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--0~----------------------|
|--------------------------|--X-----------------------|
|--8-----------8-----------|--3~----------------------|
|--------------------------|--X-----------------------|
                Even if it kills me....



Hope that sounds good for you all. I do not take any credit for any of this work, 
just posted corrections. Most of the original tabs were crimson_addict and I just 
added what I felt were needed corrections. Enjoy! Feel free to comment addictions 
such as Josh's part along with even keyboard for guitar. Have fun!
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Irishman- 155 wrote on December 17 2010, 11:43 am

nice one man.

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awisinger 225 wrote on January 24 2011, 05:56 pm

Grammar fail in the second to last sentence, supposed to be additions and not addictions, thanks Chrome spell check haha.

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Jackie'sGerbil 112 wrote on May 2 2013, 03:13 pm

Works well to me, thank you!

ps. @awisinger it's almost confusing to see how many Coheed fans like MCS as well, even though their musical styles are quite different. I believe they have no other kinds of connections neither.

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