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Alright guys, this is the way I play it, and it seems about 99% accurate to me, with
maybe a few bumps here and there compared to the recording, but it still sounds pretty
solid. The only notes I'll add are that there is a difference in the first and second
verses (it switches from D A Bm to D A Bm F#m with a change in rhythm), so watch out for that.
It is necessary because one is a fingered lead and the other is when the rhythm guitar
comes in. Also, I'll point out that I've written these mainly as bar chords (because
that's how Relient K plays it), but to make it easier to read during the riff, and in 
case you would like to change the fingering of each chord (i.e. a variance or power 
chords), I've
written each chord above the tab. Lastly, I've written the lyrics briefly in each
section to keep it easy to follow, but if you don't know the rhythm already, you might 
want to
listen to the song while you play a few times to match up the lyrics. Anything else 
you'll need to know about playing the song is written below. Thanks guys! Have fun playing
this great song, and feel free to give me any feedback: good or bad! :)

And to the UG officials, I've submitted this and a chord sheet twice, bring rejected.
However, this one really should be on the website as to the other 2 that somehow got
approved were not very accurate. If you listen to the song, and then play the other
uploaded tabs/chord sheets, they're far off from the real song several times. Not to 
sound douchey,
but this one is just about perfect







[Intro]

Between the miles of open road....time won't slow down
           D         G       A       G          D      G      A      Bm    A     G
E--------------------------------------------------3--------|
B-----7----------------------7-------------3---2---3--------|
G----7------4----6----4----7-----4----6-----------4---------|
D---7------5----7----5----7-----5----7---4---2----5---------|
A--5------5----7----5----5-----5----7---2---0-----5---------|
E--------3----5----3----------3----5---------------3--------|


[Interlude 1]

                 D
E---------------------------|
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|
G--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|     x2
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|


[Verse 1]

I'm gettin' by with my collapsible lung....hundred percent of the time and I-I'm
Like a ladder with a missing rung....headed back to the sky and I'm
                 D                     A            Bm                C               G
             G               A
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---------|
G--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6---------|     x2
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Feelin' backwards when I'm tryin' the most....last words from the Holy Ghost, 'cause I
                  G                               A                            Bm
          Bar 3         Bar 2
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3----2---2---2---2----3---3---3---3----3---3----2---2---------------|
G---0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----4---4---4---4----3---3----2---2---------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----3---3----2---2----------------|
E--3---3---3---3--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Think that I'm supposed to be well on my way by now
          C             Bm             G               A
E----------------------------------------------|
B----5-5--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5----------|
G----5-5--4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6----------|
D----------------------------------------------|
A--3-------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|

[Interlude 1]


[Verse 2]

I'll do the twist with my replaceable hips....dip you down to the ground and now
I wanna grow old and rub your tired limbs....until we wither
     D     A     Bm  F#m  C     G     G      A
E--5---0---2---2---3---3---3---5--------------|
B--7---2---3---2---5---3---3---5--------------|
G--7---2---4---2---5---4---4---6--------------|
D--7---2---4---4---5---5---5---7--------------|     x2
A--5---0---2---4---3---5---5---7--------------|
E--------------2-------3---3---5--------------|

Away....Until we wither away
                 G                          A        STOP.
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------5-----------------------------|
B--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------5-----------------------------|
G--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------6-----------------------------|
D--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------7-----------------------------|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------7-----------------------------|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------5-----------------------------|


[Chorus]

Between the miles....what might matter the most
           D                 G                A                  G
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3------|

Stumbled....time can't slow down
           D                 G                A          Bm    A           (Hold out
last Bm and A)
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---2---0-------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3---2-------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4---2-------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---4---2-------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---2---0-------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--------------|


So take a breath....places I'll go, I haven't been
           D                 G                A                  G
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3------|

To pour my heart....time won't slow down
           D                 G                A          Bm    A     G         (Hold out
last Bm, A, and G)
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---2---0---3------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3---2---3------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4---2---4------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---4---2---5------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---2---0---5------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-----------3-----|


[Bridge]

Feelin' backwards.... and I hope, haven't heard the last words
               G                        A                 Bm         (Quick strum, then mute)
E--3--3---3--3-/-5--5---5--5---2--2-------|
B--3--3---3--3-/-5--5---5--5---3--3-------|
G--4--4---4--4-/-6--6---6--6---4--4-------|
D--5--5---5--5-/-7--7---7--7---4--4-------|
A--5--5---5--5-/-7--7---7--7---2--2-------|
E--3--3---3--3-/-5--5---5--5--------------|

No, no, no, 'cause I think that I'm supposed to be... (play A on "no, no, no")
        Bm      A             Em       (Hold chords out)
E--2-2-2--5--------3------|
B--3-3-3--5--------3------|
G--4-4-4--6--------0------|
D--4-4-4--7--------2------|
A--2-2-2--7--------2------|
E----------5--------0-----|

Well on my way-ay-ay!
        G           A          (Back to a quick strum, then mute)
E--3--3---0--0------|
B--3--3---2--2------|
G--0--0---2--2------|
D--0--0---2--2------|
A--2--2---0--0------|
E--3--3-------------|

Aye-aye-aye! Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
           D                 G                A                  G
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3------|

To pour my heart into everythin' I've found
           D                 G                         A
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|


[Chorus]

Between the miles....what might matter the most
           D                 G                A                  G
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4-4-4-4-------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3------|

Stumbled....time can't slow down
           D                 G                A          Bm    A     G     (Hold out
last Bm, A, and G)
E--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---2---0---3------|
B--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---3---2---3------|
G--7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---4---2---4------|
D--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---4---2---5------|
A--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7---2---0---5------|
E-------------3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-----------3-----|


[Outro]

So take a breath and then take it in, to think of places I'll go, I haven't been
           D         G       A       G
E----------------------------|
B-----7----------------------|
G----7------4----6----4------|
D---7------5----7----5-------|
A--5------5----7----5--------|
E--------3----5----3---------|
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myperuba 483 Dec 06, 2013 05:46 PM

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-|5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|5-5-5-5-------------------------|----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|--------5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------|

This is what I think the verse is.

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myperuba 483 Dec 07, 2013 02:34 PM

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2-|--3---3---3---3-----------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------3---3---2---2-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------0---0---0---0---|2---2---2---2-------------------|
|3---3---3---3-------------------|----------------3---3---2---2---|

|--------------------------------|
|5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-|
|--------------------------------|
|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------0-0-0-0-|
|----------------3-3-3-3---------|

And the next part

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