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The Day I Tried To Live Tab

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[Intro], Guitar 1 (Slight Distortion)

e|-10-9-7-10\4-4-4/7-7---------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

[Intro], Guitar 2 (Clear Tone)

Begin halfway through first cycle of guitar 1's riff.
Listen to the song to get the exact rhythm.

e|-10\4--7-9-9\7---------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

after 2 cycles of guitar 1, do this instead:

e|-15\10--15\10-15\10-15\7-----------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Bass comes in here. This riff is doubled by one guitar
when the vocals start.

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7--7-6-5-4-3-3-3-3-3--3-2--0-0-0-0-0------|
E|----------------------------------------------0----|

Play the above riff until the vocal line before the
chorus, and then do:

e|-----------------------------7-6-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------|
B|-----------------------------7-6-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------|
G|-----------------------------8-7-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------9-8-6-6-6-6-6-----------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-5-4-3-3-3-3-3-9-8-6-6-6-6-6-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------7-6-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------|
   (...and watch the rolling heads)


Now start playing bar chords on the twelfth fret,
loud and distorted.

e|-12-12-12-12-12--12-11-10-9--8--8--8--8--8-----|
B|-12-12-12-12-12--12-11-10-9--8--8--8--8--8-----|
G|-13-13-13-13-13--13-12-11-10-9--9--9--9--9-----|
D|-14-14-14-14-14--14-13-12-11-10-10-10-10-10----|
A|-14-14-14-14-14--14-13-12-11-10-10-10-10-10----|
E|-12-12-12-12-12--12-11-10-9--8--8--8--8--8-----|

e|-8--7-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------|
B|-8--7-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------|
G|-9--8-6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------|
D|-10-9-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------|
A|-10-9-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------|
E|-8--7-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------|

Depending on which verse you are on, the above riff
will repeat either two or four times.

Now, guitar one will play this:

e|-10-9-7-10\4-4-4-6-6---10-9-7-10\5-5-5-7-7-----|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

And guitar two will play this, rather quietly:

e|-7-7-7-7-8--8--8--8--8--12-12-12-12------------|
B|-7-7-7-7-8--8--8--8--8--12-12-12-12------------|
G|-8-8-8-8-9--9--9--9--9--13-13-13-13------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-14-14-14-14------------|
A|-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-14-14-14-14------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-8--8--8--8--8--12-12-12-12------------|

e|-9--9--9--9--9---------------------------------|
B|-9--9--9--9--9---------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10--------------------------------|
D|-11-11-11-11-11--------------------------------|
A|-11-11-11-11-11--------------------------------|
E|-9--9--9--9--9---------------------------------|

Repeat twice (...one more time around might do it)


Then this little line, in the same style as the
one above (all the repeats of the first two
chords omitted for brevity):

            Guitar 1 joins here
          v
e|-12--7--9--9--9--9--9----9--8--7-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-2-|
B|-12--7--9--9--9--9--9----9--8--7-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-2-|
G|-13--8--10-10-10-10-10---10-9--8-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|-14--9--11-11-11-11-11---11-10-9-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-14--9--11-11-11-11-11---11-10-9-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-12--7--9--9--9--9--9----9--8--7-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-2-|

Go back to the verse riff if you need to, or repeat
the above riff several times for the "I learned that
I was a liar..." part. There are a couple more appearances
of the intro line later in the song, but they are not hard
to figure out.


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My-Own-Summer 10 Mar 28, 2005 12:00 AM

Very nice job. this is a hella tight song too EVERYONE LEARN TOPLAY THIS OR I WILL SLIT UR THROAT... hella props man

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Bws193 50 Mar 28, 2007 06:41 PM

shut up kid

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greenhvac 10 Jan 11, 2008 05:59 PM

this song is played in tuning EEBBBB no shit, so is my wave .

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