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Brain Damage (Acoustic)
Pink Floyd
Performed by Roger Waters
Tabbed by Kanavazk using Guitar Pro 5

Before I continue I just wanted to say that I'm a novice at tabbing and that
I'm really new at this, so don't go yelling 'You suck!' at me or something...
This acoustic version of Brain Damage is found in the special features on the
documentary 'Classic Albums: Pink Floyd - The Making of The Dark Side of the
Moon.' You can also see it on YouTube. It should sound very close to that video.
It's 4/4 time & standard tuning. I made no effort to make the lyrics fit to the
note it should be sung at. All I did was put the lines at the measure where
you start singing them. I didn't try to add any musical marks on it so you have
to listen to it to get the feel and dynamics and stuff.

Plus I'm a real bad guitar player.

*UPDATE* Fixed some lyrics.

[Intro]

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                          [First Verse]
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                                The lunitic is on the grass

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                                                        The lunitic is

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on the grass

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             Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs

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                          Got to keep the loonies on the path

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                                                     The lunatic is in the hall

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     The lunatics are in my hall

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                            The paper holds their folded faces to the floor

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                                                       And every day the

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   paper boy brings more
                                                 [First Chorus]
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                                                     And if the dam breaks

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open                        many years too soon

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And if there is no room upon the hill


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                          And if your head explodes with

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too                                I'll see you on the

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dark side of the moon
                                                  [Second Verse]
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                                                      The lunatic is in my head

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     The lunatic is in my head

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                           You raise the blade

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   You make the change                              You re-arrange me 'til

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                 I'm sane

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    You lock the door                            and throw away the key

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                            There's someone in my head but it's not me

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                        [Last Chorus]
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                            And if the cloud bursts

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  Thunder in your ear                                   You shout and

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  No one seems to hear

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  And if the band you're in starts                  Playing different tunes

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                           I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

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                          [Outro]
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                                                 Really strange time here (watch clip)
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CrimsonG 20 Oct 26, 2008 04:33 PM

Sounds good, next time though condense it. Just be like "Riff A", "Riff B" "Riff C" than post a song order. Much easier to play.

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Kanavazk 70 Aug 06, 2009 04:54 PM

@duck killer: no it's not. watch the video in question and play to it. if you're playing to the original track on DSotM it'll sound wrong.
@CrimsonG: Since for the most part any small variations in the riffs might just be Roger Waters playing it a bit differently or screwing up, I might do that if I don't feel lazy. But I do feel lazy and I have better things to do right now, so I probably won't change the tab.

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Guitar_Player93 10 Apr 10, 2010 01:53 PM

man maker of this tab good tab stop putting yourself down! playing guitar isnt about how good you are ! its about having the time of your life playing! once you play and play for the hell of it you will relize how good you actaully are!

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