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Our Lady Peace
"Starseed"

From the album: "Naveed" (Sony Music Entertainment)
(Music by Michael Turner, Raine Maida, Chris Eacrett and Arnold Lanni)
(Words by Raine Maida)
(c 1994 Sony Tunes/Under Zenith Publishing/Seacret Publishing/
        Catchit Songs/Lanni Tunes)

Original transcription by: Kerry O'Brien
Updated, Simplified and Corrected by: Bob Morgano (morgano@ici.net)
Added By Mikhailo

Tuning Used:  6-Db 5-Ab 4-Db 3-Gb 2-Bb 1-Db                       
                                                                   
Opening Riff (Acoustic Guitar)/Riff #1:                                  
     ___________     ___     ___         _____________     ___                  
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |  _|       |   |     |   |   |   |   |   
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---|------|
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---|------|
|---|--17---|--14_(14)--|--14---|---|--16--16/b\(16)-14_(14)--|--14\sl---|
|---0-------0-----------0-------0---|-------------------------0---0------| 
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
    1       2       3       4           1         2       3       4
     ___________     ___     ___         _____________     ___     ___  
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |  _|       |   |     |   |   |   |   |  _| 
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---0---|---|
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|-------|---|
|---|--17---|--14_(14)--|--14---|---|--16--16/b\(16)-14_(14)--|-------7---|
|---0-------0-----------0-------0---|-------------------------0-------0---|
|---0-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
    1       2       3       4           1         2       3       4
     _____     ___     ___     ___         _____________     ___     __ 
    |_|   |   |   |   |   |   |  _|       |   |     |   |   |   |   |  _|   
|---|-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---|---|---| 
|---|-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---|---|---|
|---7-7--17---|--14_(14)-14--14---|---|--16--16/b\(16)-14_(14)--|--14---|---|
|---0-0---0---0-----------0---0---0---|---0---0____(0)--0__(0)--|---0---0---|   
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------0-----------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|  
    1         2       3       4           1         2       3       4
     ___________     ___     ___         _____     ___     _____
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |  _|       |_|   |   |   |   |     |    |
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-|---|---|---|---|-----|----|------|
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-|---|---|---|---|-----|----|------|
|---|--17---|--14_(14)--|--14---|---|---|-|--16--16--16--16/b\(16)--14\sl---|
|---|---0---|---0__(0)--|---0---0---|---0-0---0---0---0---0----------0------|
|---0---0---0-----------0-----------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------| end of Riff #1
    1       2       3       4           1         2       3          4 

Riff: 2
                                                                                 
         ___     _          (fades out)            (w/bassline)                _______      
    |   |  _|   |_|   |                                                       |   |   |     
|---|---|---|---|-|---|---|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------|---|---|---|
|---|---|---3---3-3---3___|__(3)----|---------|---------|---------|-----------|---|---|---|
|---2---2-------2-2---2___|__(2)----|---------|---------|---------|-----------|---|---|---|
|---0---0-------0-0---0___|__(0)----|---------|---------|---------|-----------0---0---0---|
|---0---0-------0-0---0___|__(0)----|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------|
    1   2       3       4                                            1  2   3     4         


Riff: 3
     ___________     ___     ______         _____________     ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |__|       |   |     |   |   |   |   |
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---|----|
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---|----|
|--17---|---|--14_(14)-14--14--16-16---|--16--16/b\(16)-14_(14)--|--14----|
|---0---0---0---0__(0)--0---0---0--0---|---0---0____(0)--0__(0)--|---0----|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------0--------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    1       2       3       4              1         2       3       4
     ___________     ___     ______         _____________     ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |__|       |   |     |   |   |   |   |
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---0----|  
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|--------|
|--17---|---|--14_(14)-14--14--16-16---|--16--16/b\(16)-14_(14)--|--------|
|---0---0---0---0__(0)--0---0---0--0---|---0---0____(0)--0__(0)--|--------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------0--------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    1       2       3       4              1         2       3       4  
     ___________     ___     ______         _____________     ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |__|       |   |     |   |   |   |   |
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|---0----|
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|-----|---|---|---|--------|
|---|--17---|--14_(14)--|--14--16-16---|--16--16/b\(16)-14_(14)-14--------| 
|---0---0---0---0__(0)--|---0---0--0---|---0---0____(0)--0__(0)--0--------| 
|-----------------------0--------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    1       2       3       4              1         2       3      4
     ___________     ___     ______         ___________       ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |__|       |   |   |   |     |   |   |           
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|-----|
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--|---|---|---|---|---|-----|---|---|-----|
|--14--17---|--14_(14)-14--14--16-16---|--16--16--16--16/b\(16)-14--14\sl--|
|---0---0---0---0__(0)--0---0---0--0---|---0---0---0---0____(0)--0---0-----|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
    1       2       3       4              1       2         3       4   

Riff: 4
     ________    ________         ________    ________                           
    |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---| 
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---| 
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--5--5--5--|---| 
|---5--5--5--5_(5)-5--5--|---|---3--3--3--|--5--5--5--|---| 
|---5--5--5--5_(5)-5--5--|---|---3--3--3--|--3--3--3--0---| 
|---5--5--5--5_(5)-5--5--0---|---3--3--3--0---------------| 
    1     2     3     4          1     2     3     4   

Riff: 5
   _____    _____     ________    _____     _____     _    _____     _____   _______
  | | | |  | | | |   | |    | |  | | | |   | |___|   | |  | | | |   | | | | |   | | |   |
|-|-|-|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|----|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|---|---|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|---|-|-|-|-|---
|-|-|-|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|----|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|---|---|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|---|-|-|-|-|---
|-|-5-|-2_(2)|-2-|-|-4-4/b\(4)2_(2)|-2-|-|-5-5/p\2/p\0-2_(2)|-2-|-|-4-4-4-4-4/b\4-2-0-|-2\sl
|-0---0------0---0-|---------------0---0-|------------------0---0-|-------------------|-----
|------------------|---------------------|------------------------|-------------------|-----
|------------------|---------------------|------------------------|-------------------|-----
  1   2    3   4     1      2    3   4     1         2    3   4     1   2   3     4     1  

Riff: 6 
    ________    ________       ________    ________      
   |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |    
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--| 
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--| 
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--| 
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--| 
|--3--|--|--0--|--|--0--|--|--2--3--2--0--|--|--0--|--| 
|-----0--0-----0--0-----0--|--------------0--0-----0--| 

   1     2     3     4        1     2     3     4

Riff: 7
   _____    _____     ________    _   _______     _____    _____     _____   ________
  | | | |  | | | |   | |    | |  | | |___|   |   | | | |  | | | |   | | | | |    | | | 
|-|-|-|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|----|-|--|-|-|---|---|-|-|-|-|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|----|-|-|-|
|-|-|-|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|----|-|--|-|-|---|---|-|-|-|-|-|--|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|----|-|-|-|
|-|-5-|-2_(2)|-2-|-|-4-4/b\(4)2_(2)4-4/p\2/p\0-|-5-|-|-2_(2)|-2-|-|-4-4-4-4-4/b\(4)2-0-|
|-0---0------0---0-|---------------------------|---0-0------0---0-|--------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
  1   2    3   4     1      2    3   4           1   2    3   4     1   2   3      4

Riff: 8 (3 Bars!!!)
    ________     ________       ________    ________       ________    ________
   |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | 
|--|--|--|--|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|
|--|--|--|--|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|
|--|--|--|--|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|
|--5--5--5--5__(5)-5--5--|--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
|--5--5--5--5__(5)-5--5--|--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
|--5--5--5--5__(5)-5--5--0--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|

   1     2      3     4        1     2     3     4        1     2     3     4


Riff: 9A (Chorus Riff)       Riff: 9B (Chorus Riff)  
     ________    __               ________     ___
    |  |  |  |  |  |  |          |  |  |  |   |   |  |   
|---0--0--|--0_(0)-0--|---|  |---0--0--|--0__(0)--0--0---|
|---8--8--|--7_(7)-7--7---|  |--12-12--|-10_(10)-10-10---|
|---9--9--|--7_(7)-7--7---|  |--12-12--|-11_(11)-11-11---|
|---0--0--0--0_(0)-0--0---|  |---0--0--0--0__(0)--0--0---| 
|-------------------------|  |---------------------------|
|-------------------------|  |---------------------------|


Riff: 10

|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|--3---------------|-(3)--------------|-(3)--------------|-(3)--------------|
|--2---------------|-(2)--------------|-(2)--------------|-(2)--------------|
|--0---------------|-(0)--------------|-(0)--------------|-(0)--------------|
|--0---------------|-(0)--------------|-(0)--------------|-(0)--------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
   1   2   3   4      1   2   3   4      1   2   3   4      1   2   3   4

Riff: 11A
     ________    ________         ________    __                
    |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |  |            
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|-----|
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|-----|
|--12-12-12-11--9--9-11--9---|--12-12-12-11--9--9-17\sl--|
|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
|----------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------|
    1     2     3     4          1     2     3     4 

Riff: 11B
     ________    ________         ________    __    _______
    |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |  |___|   |
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|---|
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|---|
|--12-12-12-11-11--9--9--7---|---9--7--5--4_(4)-5--5/p\4/p\0---|
|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|---0--0--0--0_(0)-0--0-----------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
    1     2     3     4          1     2     3     4    
    
Riff: 11C
     ________    ________
    |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |       |\ |     |\  |\  |     |\
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|-----|---|---|-----|---|
|---|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|---|---|--|-----|---|---|-----|---|
|--12-12-12-11-11--9--9-11---|--11-12----14_(14)-16----17---|
|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|---0--0-----0__(0)--0-----0---|
|----------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------------|
    1     2     3     4          1     2      3      4
     ________       _________         ________       ___
    |  |  |  |     |   |  |  |       |  |  |  |     |   |  |
|---|--|--|--|-----|---|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|-----|---|--|----| 
|---|--|--|--|-----|---|--|--|---|---|--|--|--|-----|---|--|----| 
|--19-19-19-17~v_(17)-16-17-16---|--19-19-19-17~v_(17)-16-14\sl-| 
|---0--0--0--0____(0)--0--0--0---|---0--0--0--0____(0)--0--0----| 
|--------------------------------|------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------|------------------------------| 
    1     2      3      4            1     2        3      4



Riff: 12                        Riff: 13
    ________    ________            ________    ________
   |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |          |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|    |--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|    |--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|
|--|--|--|--|--|--|--5--5--|    |--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|--|
|--5--5--5--3--3--3--5--5--|    |--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--3--|
|--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--3--|    |--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--3--|
|--5--5--5--3--3--3--------|    |--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--3--|


 

Arrangement:

|Intro Riff/Riff 1|Riff 2|

|Riff 3|

|Riff 4|

Verse 1:
|Riff 5|Riff 5|Riff 5|Riff 5|
Well, I let go of a world that was holding
A passenger that could not fly
In search of souls, in search of something
Let it go and let it slide

Pre Chorus:
|Riff 3|
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
|Riff 7|
|Riff 8|
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

Chorus:
|Riff 9|Riff 9|Riff 9|Riff 9|
When I find out what went wrong
I'll bring it back but it won't be easy
They won't believe how a man, he could drown in a STARSEED, STARSEED.

|Riff 4|
Oh, oh,

|Riff 5|

Verse 2:
|Riff 6|Riff 6|Riff 6|Riff 6|
I hoped to find why the world wasn't glowing
It's darker as we end this ride
I've fallen back under the equator
I'm back inside, we're back inside

Pre Chorus:
|Riff 3|
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
|Riff 7|
|Riff 8|
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Chorus:
|Riff 9|Riff 9|Riff 9|Riff 9|
When I find out what went wrong
I'll bring it back but it won't be easy
They won't believe how a man, he could drown in a STARSEED, STARSEED.

Pre Solo:
|Riff 10|

Solo:
|Riff 11A|Riff 11B|Riff 11A|Riff 11C|


Outro/Chorus:
|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 12|

|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A|Riff 12|

|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A|Riff 12|

|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A&B|Riff 9A|Riff 13|

                                      

"Starseed" by Our Lady Peace Performance Notes:

The transcription of "Starseed" that you are looking at has parts of another transcription
incorporated into it.  When speaking to Mike Turner of Our Lady Peace about that particular
transcription, he told me what parts were incorrect or not as thorough as they should have.
While watching him on stage that night, I made the necessary corrections and thus you have
this version of it.  It has been arranged for one guitar throughout.  The intro riff is
played on an acoustic guitar and the transcription isn't as precise as it could be.  When
I asked Mike performing that part and if it could be left up to some interpretation, his 
response was, "just drone everything".  If you noticed the tuning, that is very possible
if you just hold down the chord in Riff 2.  Voila!  A big fat chord!  Riffs #5 & #7 are
very similar but have a bit of a different twist so, when listening to the studio version,
you'll try to notice difference.  As for the solo, I have kept the original tab intact.
I don't feel that it is that accurate but, all the notes are there and I assume that the
same could be said for the solo, as well as, the acoustic intro.
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ibanezGAX75 30 Oct 25, 2005 06:56 AM

cool tab. i havent tried playin it yet, but i like how you did it with the rythems tabbed like that. kind of takes the best from sheet music and tabs. nice work

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jmeyer1980 197 Jul 05, 2010 09:32 AM

First I have to say that I love this song and you have done a great job tabbing it.

I do not like that it is not in a more standard tuning, but what can you do, eh?

This song is entirely playable on a guitar that has been tuned a half step down. But I had to transpose it.

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jmeyer1980 197 Jul 05, 2010 09:43 AM

ok. now i feel like an idiot. all i am going to ask is that you change your listed tuning to half step down. after taking the time to transpose the guitar pro file for this song... i and looking at this tab again... i realised that you have listed the wrong tuning. the tab is right, tuning is wrong.

Half step down.

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