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Author
Switchfoot-Politicians
beyer413@yahoo.com
Yeah, you need quick fingers. The faster you memorize, the better.

Tuning: Drop D(Note that extra dashe are for lining purposes only.)

Intro 1:
e|-------------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4b5b5b5b5---|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|

Intro 2:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-2-2-0-2-0-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-|
A|-2-2-0-2-0-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-|
D|-2-2-0-2-0-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-|

Line Ext. 1:
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|--------------------7---7----|
D|-9/10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5--|
A|-9/10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5--|
D|-9/10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5--|

Line Ext. 2:
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9/10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5--|
A|-9/10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5--|
D|-9/10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5--|


Verse 1:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------L-E-.|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------I-X-H|
G|-----------11-11-11-14-14-12-----------16-16-16-17-16-----------11-11-11-14-14-12-N-T-E|
D|-2-2-0-2-0-X--X--X--X--X--X--2-2-0-2-0-X--X--X--X--X--2-2-0-2-0-X--X--X--X--X--X--E-.-R|
A|-2-2-0-2-0-9--9--9--12-12-10-2-2-0-2-0-14-14-14-15-14-2-2-0-2-0-9--9--9--12-12-10-.-.-E|
D|-2-2-0-2-0-------------------2-2-0-2-0----------------2-2-0-2-0-------------------.-.-.|

Chorus: (I'm no going to put the strumming)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------0---------------7----------------3-----------|
A|-2---------------0---------------7----------------3-----------|
D|-2---------------0---------------7----------------3-----------|
   Alliegence to a country without borders, without politicians, 
   Broken, we are bitter...........problem. . . . . politicians
1st ending:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------7---7------------------------------|
D|-9--------------7------------------10-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------|
A|-9--------------7------------------10-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------|
D|-9--------------7------------------10-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------|
  Watching for my sky to get torn apart. 
2nd ending:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------R---------------------------------|
D|-9----------------7-----------------10~L-I---------------------------------|
A|-9----------------7-----------------10~E-N---------------------------------|
D|-9----------------7-----------------10~T-G---------------------------------|
   Watching for our sky to get torn apart, come on and break me

Verse 2(1):                     Verse 2(2)
e|-X-------X-------X-----L-.-.-|---------------------------------------------------------------------.-.-.---|
B|-X-------X-------X-----I-E-H-|---------------------------------------------------------------------L-E-H---|
G|-X-------X-------X-----N-X-E-|----------9-9-4-5-4-----------9-9-9-7-7-4-----------9-11-11-11-11-12-I-X-E---|
D|-X-2-----X-2-----X-2---E-T-R-|2-2-0-2-0-X-X-X-X-X-2-2-0-2-0-X-X-X-X-X-X-2-2-0-2-0-X-X--X--X--X--X--N-T-R---|
A|-X-2-----X-2-----X-2---.-.-E-|2-2-0-2-0-7-7-2-3-2-2-2-0-2-0-7-7-7-5-5-2-2-2-0-2-0-7-9--9--9--9--10-E-.-E---|
D|-X-2-----X-2-----X-2---.-1-.-|2-2-0-2-0-----------2-2-0-2-0-------------2-2-0-2-0------------------.-2-.---|

Chorus Ext. 1: (Not putting strumming) 
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-3--------------------|
A|-3--------------------|
D|-3--------------------|
   Come on and break me
Solo 1:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5-2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5|
A|-2-2-0-2---------------2-2-0-2---------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-2-2-0-2--------------|
D|-2-2-0-2---------------2-2-0-2---------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-2-2-0-2--------------|
                                               Oh
Solo 2: Gtr. 1-Note that these 2 solo lines are NOT lined up
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-16-16-16-14-14-14-14-19-19-19-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-9-9---------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-17-17-17-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--7-7---------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |Solo 2: Gtr. 2-The timing for the other solo is not hard to figure out. It is played over this
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5-2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5--2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5-2-2-0-2-4-0-4-0-4-5-5-|
A|-2-2-0-2---------------2-2-0-2----------------2-2-0-2---------------2-2-0-2---------------|
D|-2-2-0-2---------------2-2-0-2----------------2-2-0-2---------------2-2-0-2---------------|

Solo 3: 1st time repeat, 2nd time play 222xxx and hold it for the a cappella chorus.
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12--------|
D|-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12--------|
A|-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--10-10-10-10--------|
D|------------------------------------------------|

Transition 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|


Order: 
Intro 1 x4
Intro 2 x4
Line Ext. 1 x1
Verse 1 x1
Line Ext. 1 x1
Verse 1 x1
Line Ext. 2 x1
Chorus x1
1st ending x1
Chorus x1
2nd Ending x1
Intro 2 x2
Verse 2(1) x1
Line Ext. 1 x1
Verse 2(2) x1
Line Ext. 2 x1
Chorus x1
1st Ending x1
Chorus x1
2nd Ending x1
Chorus Ext. 1 x1
Solo 1 x1
Solo 2 x1
Solo 3 x2
1st half of Chorus a capella
Transition 1 x1
Chorus x1
Intro 1 x3(End before you move up to the G5)

            
            
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TIMAY21 944 Aug 20, 2005 08:00 PM

i dont care what people rate this tab, its PERFECT!!! thanks 4 tanning it Beyer17

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pieman4567 10 Apr 20, 2006 09:30 AM

graet tab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pieman4567 10 Jun 08, 2006 01:05 PM

one mistake i dint c...the chorus is messed up

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