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Devastation And Reform Tab

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Author
Song: Devastation and Reform
Artist: Relient K
Album: Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Tuning: Standard
Tabber: aceguitarock

UPDATES
#1 - 6/20-07 - Changes to Verse 2 and Intermission

I split parts of the songs into two guitars.
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Key:
x = Natural Harmonics
* = Palm Mute

Intro:
Gtr. 1
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------54-------------------------------------------------------|
|----4-6--4-6----6----4-6----4-6--46-----------------------------------|
|------------------66-----66-----6--444444444444-666-------------------| x2
|-44----44-------------------------------------------4444444444444444--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 2 (On Second Time)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6666666666666666-----------------------------------6666666666666666-|
|-6666666666666666-6666666666666666-4444444444444444-6666666666666666-|
|-4444444444444444-6666666666666666-4444444444444444-4444444444444444-|
|------------------4444444444444444-2222222222222222------------------|

Verse 1: (Slight Distortion)
|--4--4--4--444--4--4--4--444--2--2--2--222--4--------------|
|--5--5--5--555--5--5--5--555--4--4--4--444--5--------------|
|--6--6--6--666--6--6--6--666--4--4--4--444--6--------------|
|--6--6--6--666--6--6--6--666--4--4--4--444--6--------------|
|--4--4--4--444--4--4--4--444--2--2--2--222--4--------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-------11------------------4------------|
|-----5------------------------------5-4-|
|---6------------6-----------------------|
|-7-----------------------6--------6-----|
|-------------4---------6--------4-------|
|---------------------4------------------|

Pre-Chorus:
|-------------------xxxxxxxx-------------------------------------|
|-------------------xxxxxxxx-------------------------------------|
|-2-22--------6-66--xxxxxxxx--2222222222222222-44444444-55555555-|
|-2-22--------6-66--xxxxxxxx--2222222222222222-44444444-55555555-|
|-0-00--------4-44--xxxxxxxx--0000000000000000-22222222-33333333-|
|-------------------xxxxxxxx-------------------------------------|

Chorus:
Gtr. 1:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-66666666-8888-9999-99999999911111111-13131313-1313131313131313-|
|-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-44444444-6666-7777-777777777-9-9-9-9-11111111-1111111111111111-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|1111111111111111-88888888-9999-8888--|
|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx--| 
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-66666666-7777-6666--|
|-------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-66666666-8888-9999-99999999911111111-131313131111111111111111-|
|-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-44444444-6666-7777-777777777-9-9-9-9-11111111-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|1111111111111111-6666666666666666-|
|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-4444444444444444-|
|----------------------------------|
Gtr. 2:
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222------------------6666666666666666-4444444444444444--|
|-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-6666666666666666-4444444444444444--| 
|-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-2222222222222222--|
|------------------0000000000000000------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222-----------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-7777777777777777--|
|-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-7777777777777777--|
|------------------0000000000000000-2222222222222222-5555555555555555--|

Interlude:
Gtr. 1
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------54------------------------------------------------------|
|----4-6--4-6----6----4-6----4-6--46----------------------------------|
|------------------66-----66-----6--444444444444-666------------------|
|-44----44-------------------------------------------4444444444444444-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 2
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------6666666666666666-|
|----------------------------------------------------6666666666666666-|
|----------------------------------------------------4444444444444444-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
Gtr. 1:
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------4444444444444444------------------|
|-7777777777777777----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------4444444444444444------------------4444444444444444-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 2:
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9999999999999999-9999999999999999-8888888888888888-9999999999999999-|
|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-|
|-7777777777777777-7777777777777777-6666666666666666-7777777777777777-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 (This part is piano tabbed as guitar)
                  |
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---4-6-------------4-6------------------------6----6---|
|------------------------------------6----6----6----6---|
|-4---------------4------------------6----6----4----4---|
|------------------------------------4----4-------------|

Pre-Chorus 2:
|------------------xxxxxxxx------------------------------------|
|------------------xxxxxxxx------------------------------------|
|-2-2/13------6-66-xxxxxxxx-2222222222222222-44444444-55555555-|
|-2-2--x------6-66-xxxxxxxx-2222222222222222-44444444-55555555-|
|-0-0/11------4-44-xxxxxxxx-0000000000000000-22222222-33333333-|
|------------------xxxxxxxx------------------------------------|

Chorus 2:
Gtr. 1:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-66666666-8888-9999-99999999911111111-13131313-1313131313131313-|
|-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-44444444-6666-7777-777777777-9-9-9-9-11111111-1111111111111111-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|1111111111111111-88888888-9999-8888--|
|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx--| 
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-66666666-7777-6666--|
|-------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-66666666-8888-9999-99999999911111111-131313131111111111111111-|
|-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-44444444-6666-7777-777777777-9-9-9-9-11111111-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|1111111111111111-6666666666666666-|
|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-4444444444444444-|
|----------------------------------|

Gtr. 2:
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222------------------6666666666666666-4444444444444444--|
|-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-6666666666666666-4444444444444444--|
|-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-2222222222222222--|
|------------------0000000000000000------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222-----------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-7777777777777777--|
|-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-7777777777777777--|
|------------------0000000000000000-2222222222222222-5555555555555555--|

Intermission: **OPTIONAL** (Clean Guitar)
(These are the chords played/sung by piano/bass/backing vocals)
|-0----------------0----------------4----------------2-----------------|
|-2----------------0----------------5----------------4-----------------|
|-2----------------1----------------6----------------4-----------------|
|-2----------------2----------------6----------------4--------------x3-|
|-0----------------2----------------4----------------2-----------------|
|------------------0---------------------------------------------------|

Interlude:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------6----|
|-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-44444444-66666666-77777777--6--6-|
|-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-44444444-66666666-77777777--4--6-|
|-----------------------------------22222222-44444444-55555555-----4-|
PM**************** ****************
 "A shell of what I had..."

Chorus 3:
Gtr. 1:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-66666666-8888-9999-99999999911111111-13131313-1313131313131313-|
|-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-44444444-6666-7777-777777777-9-9-9-9-11111111-1111111111111111-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|1111111111111111-88888888-9999-8888--|
|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx--| 
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-66666666-7777-6666--|
|-------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-66666666-8888-9999-99999999911111111-131313131111111111111111-|
|-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-44444444-6666-7777-777777777-9-9-9-9-11111111-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|1111111111111111-6666666666666666-|
|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-4444444444444444-|
|----------------------------------|


Gtr. 2:
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------6666666666666666-4444444444444444--|
|-7777777777777777-2222222222222222-6666666666666666-4444444444444444--| 
|-7777777777777777-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-2222222222222222--|
|-5555555555555555-0000000000000000------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222-----------------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222222222-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-7777777777777777--|
|-0000000000000000-2222222222222222-4444444444444444-7777777777777777--|
|------------------0000000000000000-2222222222222222-5555555555555555--|

Outro:
Gtr. 1
|----------------------------------------------------44-4-4-44-4-4-4------|
|-------------54-------------------------------------55-5-5-55-5-5-5------|
|----4-6--4-6----6----4-6----4-6--46-----------------66-6-6-66-6-6-6------|
|------------------66-----66-----6--444444444444-666-66-6-6-66-6-6-6------|
|-44----44-------------------------------------------44-4-4-44-4-4-4------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 2
|----------------------------------------------------44-4-4-44-4-4-4------|
|----------------------------------------------------55-5-5-55-5-5-5------|
|-6666666666666666-----------------------------------66-6-6-66-6-6-6------|
|-6666666666666666-6666666666666666-4444444444444444-66-6-6-66-6-6-6------|
|-4444444444444444-6666666666666666-4444444444444444-44-4-4-44-4-4-4------|
|------------------4444444444444444-2222222222222222----------------------|

Lyrics:
Fear can drive stick
And it's taking me down this road
A road down which
I swore I'd never go                             Verse 1
And here I sit
Thinking of God knows what
Afraid to admit
I might self-destruct

So lock the windows
And bolt the door
Cuz I've got enough problems                     Pre Chorus 1
Without creating more

I feel like I was born
To devastation and reform
Destroying everything I loved
And the worst part is                            Chorus
I pull my heart out, reconstruct
And in the end it's nothing but
The shell of what I had when I first started

Usually I'll cause my own first hit
It seems to me to be slightly masochistic
But there'd be no story
Without all this descension                      Verse 2
So I inflict the conflict
With the utmost of contemption

So lock the windows
And bolt the door
Cuz I've got enough problems                     Pre-Chorus 2
Without creating more

I feel like I was born
To devastation and reform
Destroying everything I loved
And the worst part is                            Chorus 2
I pull my heart out, reconstruct
And in the end it's nothing but
The shell of what I had when I first started

Thank you God
For giving me the insight
So I might make
These wrongs right                               Intermission
If and when
There ever is a next time
Cuz failure is a blessing in disguise

Pull my heart out, reconstruct
And in the end it's nothing but
The shell of what I had when I first started     Interlude
The shell of what I had when I first started

I feel like I was born
To devastation and reform
Destroying everything I loved
And the worst part is                            Chorus
I pull my heart out, reconstruct
And in the end it's nothing but
The shell of what I had when I first started

When I first started
The shell of what I had when I first started     Outro

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(NAME WITHHELD) 169 Apr 09, 2007 11:27 AM

i think its in drop Db making all the notes one step lower and also, the verse cant be right b/c u need to let ALL the notes ring.

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aceguitarock 283 Apr 09, 2007 10:29 PM

dude, it's not in drop db i listened to the song and saw them play it live, they weren't pressing down the E A and D strings with just one finger, their fingers were in the power chord position. So then I knew that it was either in standard or half step down. So I listened to the song and I heard NO E flats!!!! I know that they mostly play in Eb/Db tuning but not this song for some reason.

And as for what was said about the verse, I know you're supposed to listen to the notes ring, I just thought people would be smart enough to relize that without me saying.

So please, PLEASE, don't go giving this a two star rating without actually trying to play it and listen to the song more dude.

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(NAME WITHHELD) 169 Apr 15, 2007 08:20 PM

sry i sent you a message and told you the situation. i apologize

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