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Song: Breathe Underwater
Artist: Placebo
Album: Battle For The Sun (2009)

Notes: I am confident about everything apart from the outro. There are several guitars 
layered, and the bass and drums get very heavy so it's hard to hear what's going on. I 
have tabbed the main parts, but in the outro there is at least one more guitar playing
a very high repeating part which I haven't included. The song has a very driving rhythm
which I have tried to tab. I have included a marker for every 8th beat to help. Enjoy
playing it!

Tuning: EBGDAD (Drop D)

--Intro--

EI---------------------------------I
BI---------------------------------I
GI---------------------------------I
DI---------------------------------I  PLAY x 4
AI-14\--9--9-9--14-14\--9---9-9-9--I
DI---------------------------------I

                 8               8

--Verse 1--

EI-----------------I
BI-----------------I
GI-----------------I
DI-----------------I PLAY x 8
AI-----------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
   'Here comes another fall from grace...'
                 8

EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
   'I try to start a song...'
                 8               8               8               8

EI-------------------------------------------------I
BI-------------------------------------------------I
GI-------------------------------------------------I
DI-------------------------------------------------I
AI-------------------------------------------------I
DI-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-I
   'There's a fever coming on...'
                 8               8               8


--Pre-Chorus--

EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
AI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
               'It's hard to reconcile...'
                 8               8               8               8 

EI-------------------------------------------------------I
BI-------------------------------------------------------I
GI-------------------------------------------------------I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------I
AI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------I
   '...I've become'
                 8               8

EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
AI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
               'With a wounded child...'
                 8               8               8               8 

EI-------------------------------------------------------I
BI-------------------------------------------------------I
GI-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--------I
DI-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---------I
AI-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---------I
DI---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------I
   'Hiding deep inside...'
                 8               8               8

EI--------------------------------I
BI--------------------------------I
GI-4-4-7---7-6---444-7------------I
DI-x-x-x---x-x---xxx-x------------I
AI-2-2-5---5-4---222-5------------I
DI--------------------------------I

                 8               8

--Chorus--

This is played on two guitars in the recording, however if you're 
playing on your own you can play both parts together – just combine
the tabs below into one.

    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-I
GI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
                   'Breathe underwater.....'
                 8               8               8               8 

    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-I
GI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
   'Want to see another dawn...'
                 8               8               8               8 
  

REPEAT CHORUS


--Bit between Chorus and Verse 2--

EI---------------------------------I
BI---------------------------------I
GI---------------------------------I
DI---------------------------------I
AI-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
DI---------------------------------I

                 8               8               

--Verse 2--

(Clean Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-4-4-----4-4-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----4-4-----4-4-----I PLAY x2
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
   'Take my ego for a ride'
                 8               8               8               8 

EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-2-2-----2-2-----1-1-----1-1-----2-2-----2-2-----4-4-----4-4-----I
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
   'My weaknesses lay bare...'
                 8               8               8               8 

EI-------------------------------------------------I
BI-------------------------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-----------------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----I
AI-2-2-----2-2-------------------------------------I
DI-------------------------------------------------I
   'But it's the last time...'
                 8               8               8 


--Pre-Chorus 2--

The rhythm guitar is more or less the same until the very end this pre-chorus, 
but if you listen carefully you'll hear the clean guitar part from the verse
continues in section as well. I have tabbed this too.

    (Clean Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-4-4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------------------------------------I
AI---------------------------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I 
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
AI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
               'It's hard to reconcile...'
                 8               8               8               8 

    (Clean Guitar)
EI---------------------------------I
BI---------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----I
AI---------------------------------I
DI---------------------------------I
 I                                 I 
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                I
EI---------------------------------I
BI---------------------------------I
GI---------------------------------I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-I
AI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-I
   '...I've become'
                 8               8

    (Clean Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-4-4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------------------------------------I
AI---------------------------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I 
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
AI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
               'With a wounded child...'
                 8               8               8               8 

    (Clean Guitar)
EI-------------------------------------------------I
BI-------------------------------------------------I
GI------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--I
DI-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----I
AI-------------------------------------------------I
DI-------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                 I 
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                I
EI-------------------------------------------------I
BI-------------------------------------------------I (This is the rough
GI-11--11--11--13/14--14--14-14-16/18--18--18--18--I  timing, as the
DI-x---x---x---x---x--x---x--x--x-/x---x---x---x---I  rhythm is tricky)
AI-9---9---9---11/12--12--12-12-14/16--16--16--16--I
DI---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-I
   'Hiding deep inside...'
                 8               8               8
    
(Rhythm Guitar)
EI--------------------------------I
BI--------------------------------I
GI-4-4-7---7-6---444-7------------I
DI-x-x-x---x-x---xxx-x------------I
AI-2-2-5---5-4---222-5------------I
DI--------------------------------I

                 8               8


NOW PLAY CHORUS x2


--Bridge--

    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-16\11-1111-16-16\-11--111114/16-18181818181818181616161616161616I
DI-x--x--x-x--x--x---x---x-x-x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-I
AI-14\9--9-9--14-14\-9---9-9-12/14-16161616161616161414141414141414I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I 
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
AI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-I

                 8               8               8               8 


    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-16\11-1111-16-16\-11--111114/16-18181818181818181616161616161616I
DI-x--x--x-x--x--x---x---x-x-x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-I
AI-14\9--9-9--14-14\-9---9-9-12/14-16161616161616161414141414141414I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I  
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-111111111111111-I
AI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-111111111111111-I
DI-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-111111111111111-I
(These are 11s, not super-fast 1s)
                 8               8               8               8 


REPEAT BRIDGE


--Final Chorus--

Note that the rhythm part has changed – the D chord is now played an 
octave higher. The bunched up notes are 12s, not 1s and 2s.


    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-I
GI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-121212121212121212121212121212124-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-121212121212121212121212121212124-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
DI-121212121212121212121212121212124-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
                   'Breathe underwater.....'
                 8               8               8               8 

    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-I
GI-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-I
DI-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-121212121212121212121212121212124-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
AI-121212121212121212121212121212124-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
DI-121212121212121212121212121212124-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-I
   'Coming up for air...'
                 8               8               8               8 


REPEAT FINAL CHORUS


--Outro--

'#' means tremolo pick these at 16 note per bar

    (Lead Guitar)
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI---14--14/16\14----14--14/16\14----14--14/16\14----14--14/16\14--I
DI---x---x--x--x-----x---x--x--x-----x---x--x--x-----x---x--x--x---I
AI---12--12/14\12----12--12/14\12----12--12/14\12----12--12/14\12--I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
 I                                                                 I
 I  (Rhythm Guitar)                                                I
EI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
BI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
GI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
DI-----------------------------------------------------------------I
AI--#---------------#---------------#---------------#--------------I
DI-4---------------0---------------7---------------6---------------I
   'Coming up for air...'
                 8               8               8               8 


REPEAT OUTRO


Then end on these notes:

    (Lead Guitar)
EI-------------I
BI-------------I
GI-14\---------I
DI-x-----------I
AI-12\---------I
DI-------------I
 I             I
 I  (R Guitar )I
EI-------------I
BI-------------I
GI-------------I
DI-------------I
AI-------------I
DI-4\----------I
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William Tydings wrote on April 23 2010, 08:11 am

nice how long have you played guitar

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