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                             HAPPINESS MACHINE - Sum 41
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: shenanigan

Tuning: Drop D


************************************************************************************

Intro

  one Guitar repeats:        while the other repeats:
e|------------------|        e|------------------|
B|------------------|        B|------------------|
G|-7777777777777777-|        G|------------------|  (with some Phaser effect)
D|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-|        D|------------------|
A|-5555555555555555-|        A|------------------|
D|------------------|        D|-0000000000000000-|
   1+++2+++3+++4+++             1+++2+++3+++4+++

this is repeated further on, while a third guitar plays the main riff:
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7---7---7-7-7---|-9---9---9-9-9---|10--10--101010---|-6---6---6-6-6---|  x2
D|-x---x---x-x-x---|-x---x---x-x-x---|-x---x---x-x-x---|-x---x---x-x-x---|
A|-5---5---5-5-5---|-7---7---7-7-7---|-8---8---8-8-8---|-4---4---4-4-4---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


the intro is ended with this:
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-----7-7-----|-7-7-----7-7-----|
D|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
A|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
D|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

************************************************************************************

Verse


this is repeated throughout the verse:
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-7777777777777777-|
D|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-|
A|-5555555555555555-|
D|------------------|
   1+++2+++3+++4+++

the other guitar plays:
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|  x4
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-00000-----------|-88888-----------|-33333-----------|-77777-------7b\-|
   1+++2+++3+++4+++  1+++2+++3+++4+++  1+++2+++3+++4+++  1+++2+++3+++4+++


Take my breath away, I don't need it anyway

cause I'm fine here in my old forgotten world

where I can be myself, left with the hand I'm dealt

and it's hard to get a grip when you're holding onto something you just let slip away


***************************************************************************************

Pre-Chorus

chords are played arpeggiated by an acoustic guitar

Dm        C              Bb    F
All these thoughts stuck in my mind

Dm       C          Bb      
spinning round like endless 


e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3-----------3///-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3-----------3///-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

   time               for         once  in      my      mind

*************************************************************************************

Chorus

chords are played by piano and bass


Dm             Bb                      F
    I do wanna feel something you call real

                   A                                Dm
I don't think that I've got time for these scars to heal

                        Bb                         F        
   And the days just go by leaving questions in my mind

                      A  
I guess I'll find the answers some day in another life


guitar plays a lead riff under that (repeated x2):
e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-10101010-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
D|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-4-4-4-|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7---------|


****************************************************************************************

Verse

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|  x4
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-00000-----------|-88888-----------|-33333-----------|-77777-------7b\-|
   1+++2+++3+++4+++  1+++2+++3+++4+++  1+++2+++3+++4+++  1+++2+++3+++4+++


Here with my old friend, the silence in the end

And it rings so loud that I cannot pretend

I just close my eyes and ask a thousand whys

Will it change or stay the same? Will it ever go away?

The question still remains


***************************************************************************************

Pre-Chorus

chords are played arpeggiated by an acoustic guitar


Dm        C              Bb    F
All these thoughts stuck in my mind

Dm       C          Bb      
spinning round like endless 


e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3-----------3///-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3-----------3///-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

   time               for         once  in      my      life


*************************************************************************************

Chorus

chords are played by piano and bass


Dm             Bb                      F
    I do wanna feel something you call real

                   Am                               Dm
I don't think that I've got time for these scars to heal

                        Bb                         F        
   And the days just go by leaving questions in my mind

                      Am 
I guess I'll find the answers some day in another life


guitar plays a lead riff under that (repeated x2):
e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-10101010-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
D|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-4-4-4-|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7---------|


****************************************************************************************

Interlude

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7---7---7-7-7---|-9---9---9-9-9---|10--10--101010---|-6---6---6-6-6---|  x2
D|-x---x---x-x-x---|-x---x---x-x-x---|-x---x---x-x-x---|-x---x---x-x-x---|
A|-5---5---5-5-5---|-7---7---7-7-7---|-8---8---8-8-8---|-4---4---4-4-4---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


then:
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-----7-7-----|-7-7-----7-7-----|
D|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
A|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
D|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


****************************************************************************************

Solo

e|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-6-------6-------|-8-10------8-10------|-10tr11--8-------10tr11--14\------|
G|---7-6-----7-6---|------10-9------10-9-|----------------------------------|
D|-------7-------7-|---------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1  +  2 + 3  +  4 +   1       2       3       4       


this is repeated, as a second guitar plays:
e|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-15------15------|-17--------17--------|-18~~~~~-17~~~~~-18~~~~~-20~~~~~~-|
G|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-----------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
   1   2   3   4     1    2    3    4      1       2       3       4 

****************************************************************************************

Bridge Verse

difficult to hear because it's heavily palm muted. let me know if you have a
better idea of what is played here.

e|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|
B|---6---6---6---6-|---6---6---6---6-|
G|-7-------7-------|-6-------6-------|   x4
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|



then the second guitar comes in:

e|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|
B|---6---6---6---6-|---6---6---6---6-|---6---6---6---6-|---6---6---6---6-|
G|-7-------7-------|-6-------6-------|-7-------7-------|-6-------6-------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |                                                                       |
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9---9-9-9-9-9-9-|10--101010101010-|-9---9-9-9-9-9-9-|
D|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8---8-8-8-8-8-8-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



e|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-----------------|
B|---6---6---6---6-|---6---6---6---6-|---6---6---6---6-|-----------------|
G|-7-------7-------|-6-------6-------|-7-------7-------|-6---------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |                                                                       |
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9---9-9-9-9-9-9-|10--101010101010-|12---------------|
D|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x---x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x---------------|
A|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8---8-8-8-8-8-8-|10---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


lyrics:

Warning signs read desolation

On the road of desperation

Happiness machines, I'm coming clean

What can you do for me?


************************************************************************************

Chorus x2

chords played with electric guitar this time


Dm             Bb                      F
    I do wanna feel something you call real

                   A                                Dm
I don't think that I've got time for these scars to heal

                        Bb                         F        
   And the days just go by leaving questions in my mind

                      A  
I guess I'll find the answers some day in another life



this chords progression is then repeated again

Dm   Bb   F   A


then:
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-----7-7-----|-7-7-----7-7-----|
D|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
A|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
D|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


***********************************************************************************

Outro:

chords played by piano only


Dm   Bb   F   A


   Dm         Bb           F
So here now I stand at the end

     A                 Dm
Of a dark road out of hell

            Bb          F
It's not so hard as I depart

       A
What a way to become a man


************************************************************************************

that's it. hope you enjoyed. if you have any questions or corrections, feel free to comment!
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sebastien.habas 11 wrote on April 3 2013, 12:42 pm

At the solo I guess it's easier not doing


E|-----------|
B|-8-10------|
G|------10-9-|
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
D|-----------|

...but...

E|---5-------|
B|-8---6---5-|
G|-----------|
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
D|-----------|

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