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D# G# C# F# A# D#
ROADSIDE
                        Written and recorded by Rise Against
                           Transcribed by ssjEasterBunny

[SOURCES]
- Tim McIlrath live (very close up):
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FACGh3a8PFU&list=PLECA4750D40976C25&index=39&feature=plpp_video
- Instrumental tracks:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGx_ss29MIA&list=PLECA4750D40976C25&index=45&feature=plpp_video

[NOTES]
- See the SEQUENCE list at the bottom of the page!
- Constructive criticism is welcome; just check the live video first (linked below).

Tuning: half-step down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

  [Intro]
  (Yeah we all know this part...)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---5---3---------|---5---3---------|---3---1---------|-----------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|----2------------|  x2
C#|-0---0-----------|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|-3---3-----------|-1---1---1---1---|1/3--------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  [Verse 1]
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|10---------------|-8---------------|-5---------------|-6---------------|
F#|10---------------|-9---------------|-5---------------|-7---------------|
C#|12---------------|10---------------|-7---------------|-8---------------| ________________
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|                 \
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|                  \
(Live, Tim played the D string open instead of the 12th fret.)                                \
                                                                                             x2
D#|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|      /
A#|---10-------10----------|----------13-----------|---------3-------|---5---6-----5---|     /
F#|------10-------10/12----|-----12--------12------|-----2-----2-----|-----5---5-----5-| ___/
C#|-0--------0----------10-|(10)----10--------10\--|-2-----2-----2-3-|(3)--------5-----|
G#|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(Such a gorgeous riff...)

  [Chorus]
  (Much different than previous tabs. Watch the linked video and try it yourself, and you'll see.)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|--------10-------|-8------10-------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-----7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|---------8-------|-6-------5-------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-----7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------7-------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|--------10-------|-8-------8-------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-----7---7-|---7---7---7---7-| Skip these 4 measures
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0---| for the second chorus.
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5/|
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

  [Verse 2]
  (Also different than previous tabs, although dharmamonster72 was pretty close in Ver 2.)
D#|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A#|------------10--8--------|-------------------------|
F#|-7--7--7--7--7--7-10--9--|(9)-9--9--9--9--9-10-10--|
C#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--7--|(7)-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|_____
G#|-------------------------|-------------------------|     \
D#|-------------------------|-------------------------|      \
PM*  *  *  *                   *  *  *  *  *  *  *          \
                                                             x4
|-------------------------|--------------------------|      /
|------------10--8--------|--------------------------|     /
|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12--|(12)-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-| ___/
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8-10--|(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
PM*  *  *  *                     *  *  *  *

  REPEAT the CHORUS (Skip measures 9 though 12, as noted above.)
  (Much different than previous tabs. Watch the linked video and try it yourself, and you'll see.)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|--------10-------|-8------10-------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-----7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|---------8-------|-6-------5-------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-----7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------7-------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|--------10-------|-8-------8-------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-----7---7-|---7---7---7---7-| Skip these 4 measures
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0---| for the second chorus.
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---6p5-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-------5-----5---|---9p7-9---10----|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5/|
C#|---------------5-|-----------------|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-6---------6-----|-8-------------8-|-----------------|-----------------|

  REPEAT the [INTRO]
  (Yeah we all know this part...)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---5---3---------|---5---3---------|---3---1---------|-----------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|----2------------|  x2
C#|-0---0-----------|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|-3---3-----------|-1---1---1---1---|1/3--------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  [EXTRA RIFF] (leading out of the bridge)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5/|
C#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM* * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *

  [REPEAT VERSE 2]
  (Also different than previous tabs, although dharmamonster72 was pretty close in Ver 2.)
D#|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A#|------------10--8--------|-------------------------|
F#|-7--7--7--7--7--7-10--9--|(9)-9--9--9--9--9-10-10--|
C#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--7--|(7)-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|_____
G#|-------------------------|-------------------------|     \
D#|-------------------------|-------------------------|      \
PM*  *  *  *                   *  *  *  *  *  *  *          \
                                                             x2
|-------------------------|--------------------------|      /
|------------10--8--------|--------------------------|     /
|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12--|(12)-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-| ___/
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8-10--|(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
PM*  *  *  *                     *  *  *  *

  [Verse 3]
  (Basically just chords an octave lower than Verse 2)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|-3---3-3-3---3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-|
F#|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-3---3-3-3---3-3-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|  x2
C#|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-3---3-3-3---3-3-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G#|-----------------|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-1---1-1-1---1-1-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  [OUT-CHORUS]
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|-----------------|-1---1---1---1-1-|-3---3---3---3-3-|-3---3-3-3---3-3-|
F#|-3---3---3---3-3-|-0---0---0---0-0-|-2---2---2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|  x3
C#|-3---3---3---3-3-|-2---2---2---2-2-|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|
G#|-1---1---1---1-1-|-3---3---3---3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|-6---6---6---6-6-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-3---------------|-----------------|
F#|-7---7---7---7-7-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-2---------------|-----------------|
C#|-8---8---8---8-8-|-5---5---5---5-5-|-0---------------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(Live, Tim just finished with the previous chords.)

SEQUENCE
----------
[INTRO]   (x2)
[VERSE 1] (x2)
[Chorus]
[VERSE 2] (x4)
[CHORUS]  (without the third hypermeasure, as noted above)
[INTRO]   (x2)
[EXTRA RIFF] (those two measures that lead out of the bridge)
[VERSE 2] (x2)
[VERSE 3] (x2)
[OUT-CHORUS] (x3, followed by that closing riff)
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slash.r0cks 4,810 Mar 14, 2012 05:52 AM

The ONLY thing wrong is the out-chorus. The first bar should be on the 3rd-5th strings, not 2nd-4th.

But anyone who can play this can figure that out. 5*

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ssjEasterBunny 251 Jul 10, 2012 07:45 PM

Great catch! In the beginning of the outro, the power chord was accidentally placed on the 1st fret of the 4th string, instead of the 3rd string. I just corrected the problem, which should be reflected on the tab within a few days.

Thanks Slash!

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logitechg25 10 Nov 11, 2012 05:59 AM

First tab where I did NOT have to figure sth by myself ^^
EXCELLENT

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