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You can play this version of the song with the normal tuning. Was this info helpful? Yes No
This is the Thom and Jonny version with CR78. Thom's guitar has a different tuning on 
the 6th string, but you
can play it with normal tuning using this tab.

[Intro]

   Gm                            Cm                         D/Gb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| |
B|-----11----11--------11------|-----8-------8------8-----|----10----10--------10------| |
G|-----------------------------|-------8-------8------8---|----------------------------| |
D|-------12-----12-------12----|--------------------------|-------12-----12-------12---| |
A|-10------10-------10------10-|--------------------------|-9-------9--------9-------9-| |
E|-----------------------------|-8--------8------8------8-|----------------------------| |
                                                                                         |
   Bm                            Bb                         Eb                           |
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| |
B|---7-------7------7----------|---6-----6--------6-------|----8------8-------8--------| |
G|-----7-------7------7--------|----7------7-------7------|------7------7-------7------| |
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| | x2
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|-6-------6------6--------6--| |
E|-7--------7------7------7----|-6-----6--------6-------6-|----------------------------| |
                                                                                         |
   Ab                            Fm                         Bb                           |
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| |
B|-----4------4-------4--------|----9-----9--------9------|---6-----6-----13------13---| |
G|------5-------5-------5------|--------------------------|----7------------12-----12--| |
D|-----------------------------|------10----10-------10---|----------------------------| |
A|-----------------------------|-8------8--------8------8-|-----------11------11-----11| |
E|--4------4-------4---------4-|--------------------------|-6----6---------------------| |

   Gm                            Cm
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11-----11--------11-----|----8-----8--------8------|
G|-----------------------------|------8------7--------7---|
D|-------12-----12--------12---|--------------------------| x2
A|-10-------10------10------10-|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-8------8-------8-------8-|


[Verse 1]

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11------11-----11----|----8-----8--------8------|-----11------11-----11----|----8------8--------8-----|
G|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|-------12-------12-----12-|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|--------------------------|
A|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|
                    Dis-     -tance,                                      dis-     -tance

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Dm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                    Is like a weapon,                                     is like a weapon

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11------11-----11----|----8-----8--------8------|-----11------11-----11----|----8------8--------8-----|
G|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|-------12-------12-----12-|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|--------------------------|
A|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|
                    Of self defense,                                      of self defense

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Dm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                  Against the present,                                  against the present

   Eb                         Fsus2
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|------7------7--------7---|-------7-----7--------7---|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6-------6-------6-|-8------8-------8-------8-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                     Present tense


[Verse 2]

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11------11-----11----|----8-----8--------8------|-----11------11-----11----|----8------8--------8-----|
G|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|-------12-------12-----12-|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|--------------------------|
A|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|
                  I won't get heavy,                                      don’t get heavy

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Csus4/B
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7-----7--------7----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|-6------6--------6------6-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-7------7-----7--------7--|
                      Keep it light and,                                    keep it moving

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Fsus2
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----8-----8--------8------|
G|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7-----7--------7----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|-6------6--------6------6-|-8------8-------8-------8-|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                         I am doing,                                             no harm


[Verse 3]

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11------11-----11----|----8-----8--------8------|-----11------11-----11----|----8------8--------8-----|
G|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|-------12-------12-----12-|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|--------------------------|
A|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|
                        As my world,                                          comes 
crashing down

   Eb                         Dm                         Eb                         Csus4/B
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|----8-----8--------8------|----6-----6--------6------|
G|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7------7--------7---|------7-----7--------7----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6--------6------6-|-5------5-------5-------5-|-6------6--------6------6-|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|-7------7-----7--------7--|
                      I'll be dancing,                                     freaking out

   Eb                         Fsus2                      Gm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----8-----8--------8------|----8-----8--------8------|--------------------------|
G|------7------7--------7---|------7-----7--------7----|---3------3--------3------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-6------6-------6-------6-|-8------8-------8-------8-|-----5-------5---------5--|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|-3-----3--------3--------3|
                        Deaf, dumb,                  and blind


[Chorus 1]

   Gm               F           Bb                         Bb
e|--------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|--------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
G|----3-----3----2----2-----|----7------7------7-----|----7------7------7-----|
D|-----------------3----3---|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------5-------------------|------8------8-------8--|------8------8-------8--|
E|-3-----3----1-----1-------|-6------6------6------6-|-6------6------6------6-|

   Eb                         C                          Gm                         Gm   
          F
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----11------11-----11----|---11-----11----10----10--|
G|----12------12------12----|----9-------9-------9-----|--------------------------|------------------10----10|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|----12--------------------|
A|------13------13------13--|------10------10------10--|-10--------10----10-----10|-10----10----8------8-----|
E|-11------11-----11------11|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                                                                                         
          In you I'm
    Bb                        Bb                          Eb                        C
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|----7------7------7-------|----7------7------7-------|----12------12------12----|----9-------9-------9-----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|------8------8-------8----|------8------8-------8----|------13------13------13--|------10------10------10--|
E|-6------6------6------6---|-6------6------6------6---|-11------11-----11------11|-8-------8------8-------8-|
   Lost,                                      in you I'm lost

[Bridge]

   Gm                            Cm                         D/Gb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-----11---11---------11------|-----8-------8------8-----|----10----10--------10------|
G|-----------------------------|-------8-------8------8---|----------------------------|
D|-------12-----12--------12---|--------------------------|-------12-----12-------12---|
A|-10---------------10------10-|--------------------------|-9-------9--------9-------9-|
E|-----------------------------|-8--------8------8------8-|----------------------------|
            I won't turn around,      when the penny drops,            I won't stop now

   Bm                            Bb                         Eb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
B|---7-------7------7----------|---6-----6--------6-------|----8------8-------8--------|
G|-----7-------7------7--------|----7------7-------7------|------7------7-------7------|
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|-6-------6------6--------6--|
E|-7--------7------7------7----|-6-----6--------6-------6-|----------------------------|
              I won't slack off,          or all this love,             will be in vain


   Ab                            Fm                         Bb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-----4------4-------4--------|----9-----9--------9------|---6-----6-----13------13---|
G|------5-------5-------5------|--------------------------|----7------------12-----12--|
D|-----------------------------|------10----10-------10---|----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-8------8--------8------8-|-----------11------11-----11|
E|--4------4-------4---------4-|--------------------------|-6----6---------------------|


   Gm                            Cm                         D/Gb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-----11---11---------11------|-----8-------8------8-----|----10----10--------10------|
G|-----------------------------|-------8-------8------8---|----------------------------|
D|-------12-----12--------12---|--------------------------|-------12-----12-------12---|
A|-10---------------10------10-|--------------------------|-9-------9--------9-------9-|
E|-----------------------------|-8--------8------8------8-|----------------------------|
              Stop from falling,               down a mine,      it's no one's business

   Bm                            Bb                         Eb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
B|---7-------7------7----------|---6-----6--------6-------|----8------8-------8--------|
G|-----7-------7------7--------|----7------7-------7------|------7------7-------7------|
D|-----------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|-6-------6------6--------6--|
E|-7--------7------7------7----|-6-----6--------6-------6-|----------------------------|
                      But mine,         that all this love,            could be in vain


   Ab                            Fm                         Bb
e|-----------------------------|--------------------------|---------------------------|
B|-----4------4-------4--------|----9-----9--------9------|---6-----6-------6---------|
G|------5-------5-------5------|--------------------------|----7------7-------7-------|
D|-----------------------------|------10----10-------10---|---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-8------8--------8------8-|---------------------------|
E|--4------4-------4---------4-|--------------------------|-6----6-------6------------|


[Chorus 2]


     Gm                         Gm          F
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|---3------3--------3------|----3-----3----2----2-----|
D|--------------------------|-----------------3----3---|
A|-----5-------5---------5--|------5-------------------|
E|-3-----3--------3--------3|-3-----3----1-----1-------|
                                            In you I'm


   Bb                         Bb                         Eb                         C
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|----7------7------7-------|----7------7------7-------|----12------12------12----|----9-------9-------9-----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|------8------8-------8----|------8------8-------8----|------13------13------13--|------10------10------10--|
E|-6------6------6------6---|-6------6------6------6---|-11------11-----11------11|-8-------8------8-------8-|
   Lost,                                      in you I'm lost

   Eb                         C                          Gm                         Gm   
          F
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----11------11-----11----|---11-----11----10----10--|
G|----12------12------12----|----9-------9-------9-----|--------------------------|------------------10----10|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|-----12-------------------|
A|------13------13------13--|------10------10------10--|-10--------10----10-----10|-10----10----8------8-----|
E|-11------11-----11------11|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                                                                                         
          In you I'm
    Bb                        Bb                          Eb                        C
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|----7------7------7-------|----7------7------7-------|----12------12------12----|----9-------9-------9-----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|------8------8-------8----|------8------8-------8----|------13------13------13--|------10------10------10--|
E|-6------6------6------6---|-6------6------6------6---|-11------11-----11------11|-8-------8------8-------8-|
   Lost,                                      in you I'm lost


[Outro]

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11------11-----11----|----8-----8--------8------|-----11------11-----11----|----8------8--------8-----|
G|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|-------12-------12-----12-|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|--------------------------|
A|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|

   Gm                         Cm                         Gm                         Cm
e|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----11------11-----11----|----8-----8--------8------|-----11------11-----11----|----8------8--------8-----|
G|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|--------------------------|-------8-----7--------7---|
D|-------12-------12-----12-|--------------------------|-------12------12-----12--|--------------------------|
A|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|-10--------10----10-----10|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|--------------------------|-8-------8------8-------8-|

   Gm
e|--------------------------|
B|-11-----------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-12-----------------------|
A|-10-----------------------|
E|--------------------------|
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