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                       Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
                       from their 2012 album Lonerism

[Intro]
Piano - the piano just hits these chords once
each, but you can add in a strumming pattern
that follows the rhythm that the bass plays:
e|-3------0--1------0---------4--|
B|-3------0--3------1--4------4--|
G|-4------0--3------2--3------5--|
D|-5------2--3------2--5------6--|
A|-5------2--1------0--6------6--|
E|-3------0-------------------4--|


[Verse 1]
"This could be the day that we push through, it could be the day that all our dreams come true,
For me and you, 'til we're at the end of just another day"
Piano:
e|-3------0--1------0---------4--|
B|-3------0--3------1--4------4--|
G|-4------0--3------2--3------5--| x2
D|-5------2--3------2--5------6--|
A|-5------2--1------0--6------6--|
E|-3------0-------------------4--|

Keyboard comes in on the second repeat of the progression, on the word "true":
e|---------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0-0-0-0---------------------------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
D|---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|


Interlude - instrumental:
Piano:
e|-2--------6--------2--------6----1----|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----1----|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----2----|
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----3----|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6----3----|
E|-2-----------------2-------------1----|

Synth:
e|-6--------6--------6--------6----1----|
B|-6--------8--6--4--6--------8----1----|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----2----|
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----3----|
A|----------6-----------------6----3----|
E|---------------------------------1----|


[Verse 2]
"Are you too terrified to try your best? Just to end up with an educated guess,
Like success, like those times you wake up mystified"
Piano and synth:
e|-3------0--1------0---------4--|
B|-3------0--3------1--4------4--|
G|-4------0--3------2--3------5--| x2
D|-5------2--3------2--5------6--|
A|-5------2--1------0--6------6--|
E|-3------0-------------------4--|

Keyboard:
e|---------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0-0-0-0---------------------------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
D|---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2---------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]
"Oh, it feels so real in my sleep, never held something so close I couldn't keep,
Into the day, the strangest feeling, do you really live without the fear?"
Piano and synth:
e|-3------0--1------0---------4--|
B|-3------0--3------1--4------4--|
G|-4------0--3------2--3------5--| x2
D|-5------2--3------2--5------6--|
A|-5------2--1------0--6------6--|
E|-3------0-------------------4--|

Keyboard:
e|---------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0-0-0-0---------------------------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
D|---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Interlude with vocals:
"Everything is changing, and there's nothing I can do,
My world is turning pages, while I am just sitting here"
Piano:
e|-2--------6--------2--------6----1----|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----1----|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----2----| x2
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----3----|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6----3----|
E|-2-----------------2-------------1----|

Synth and guitar:
e|-6--------6--------6--------6----1----|
B|-6--------8--------6--------8----1----|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----2----| x2
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----3----|
A|----------6-----------------6----3----|
E|---------------------------------1----|

Guitar with vibrato effect - this one comes in on the last chord of the
sequence (F major chord) and continues into the next repeat of the progression:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-6~-----------8~---6~-------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|


Verse breakdown prelude:
Synth:
e|-----3-------3-------3-0-----3-----1-------1-----|
B|---3---3---3---3---3-----0-3-----3---3---3---3---|
G|-4-------4-------4-------------3-------3-------3-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|---1---------0-1-------------------------------3-|
B|-3---3-----1---------4-------4-------4-3---3-4---|
G|-------3-2---------3---3---3---3---3-----5-------|
D|-----------------5-------5-------5---------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar:
e|---------3/5---3/5--1---------------------------------------|
B|-/3-------------------------1-3-1-3-1------------3-------3--|
G|---------------------------------------3--2----3----5--5----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse breakdown:
"Well,
Am I getting closer?
Will I ever get there?
Does it even..."
Synth:
e|-----3-------3-------3-0-----3-----1-------1-----|
B|---3---3---3---3---3-----0-3-----3---3---3---3---|
G|-4-------4-------4-------------3-------3-------3-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|---1---------0-1-------------------------------3-|
B|-3---3-----1---------4-------4-------4-3---3-4---|
G|-------3-2---------3---3---3---3---3-----5-------|
D|-----------------5-------5-------5---------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar plays the melody:
e|---------3-5-3-5-3h5--\1-------------------------|
B|-/3--------------------------1-3-1-3-1-----------|
G|----------------------------------------3--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 4]
"...matter?
Do I really need it?
Push it out the window,
On an on we all go (this could be the day that we...),
Into another morning (...push through),
Does it really matter? (it could be the day that all our...)
It was only yesterday (...dreams come true - oh, it feels so real...),
Didn't even know you (...in my sleep),
Now I'm gonna miss you (never held something so close I could-...)"
Synth:
e|-----3-------3-------3-0-----3-----1-------1-----|
B|---3---3---3---3---3-----0-3-----3---3---3---3---|
G|-4-------4-------4-------------3-------3-------3-| \
D|-------------------------------------------------|  \
A|-------------------------------------------------|   \
E|-------------------------------------------------|    |
                                                        | x3
e|---1---------0-1-------------------------------3-|    |
B|-3---3-----1---------4-------4-------4-3---3-4---|   /
G|-------3-2---------3---3---3---3---3-----5-------|  /
D|-----------------5-------5-------5---------------| /
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Piano:
e|-3------0--1------0---------4--|
B|-3------0--3------1--4------4--|
G|-4------0--3------2--3------5--| x3
D|-5------2--3------2--5------6--|
A|-5------2--1------0--6------6--|
E|-3------0-------------------4--|


*Pause for a second*



[Outro]
Piano:
e|-2--------6--------2--------6----1----|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----1----|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----2----|
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----3----|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6----3----|
E|-2-----------------2-------------1----|

e|-2--------6--------2--------6-----8----|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----10----|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----10----|
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----10----|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6-----8----|
E|-2-----------------2-------------------|

Guitar:
e|-6--------6--------6--------6----1----|
B|-6--------8--------6--------8----1----|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----2----|
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----3----|
A|----------6-----------------6----3----|
E|---------------------------------1----|

e|-6--------6--------6--------6-----8----|
B|-6--------8--------6--------8----10----|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----10----|
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----10----|
A|----------6-----------------6-----8----|
E|---------------------------------------|

Fuzzed guitar lead:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-----------------8-------------10-----------------8--8------------|
D|-----11--10-8-10-11----10--10--8------11--10-8-10-11------11-10--10--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------8----------------10--8---------------8--------|
D|-8-10--11--11--10-8-10-11----10--11-10--8---------10-8-10-11------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Vocals come in:
"Nothing ever changes, no matter how long you do your hair, looks the same to everyone else,
Everything is changing, I guess I should warn my Mum, but she'll just be excited"
Piano:
e|-2--------6--------2--------6----5----4--------|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----8----6--------|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----8----6--------| x2
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----8----6--------|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6----5----4--------|
E|-2-----------------2---------------------------|

Guitar:
e|-6--------6--------6--------6----5----4--------|
B|-6--------8--------6--------8----8----6--------|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----8----6--------| x2
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----8----6--------|
A|----------6-----------------6----5----4--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


Instrumental jam:
Piano:
e|-2--------6--------2--------6----5----4--------|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----8----6--------|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----8----6--------| x2
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----8----6--------|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6----5----4--------|
E|-2-----------------2---------------------------|

Guitar:
e|-6--------6--------6--------6----5----4--------|
B|-6--------8--------6--------8----8----6--------|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----8----6--------| x2
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----8----6--------|
A|----------6-----------------6----5----4--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Synth guitar plays the vocal melody:
e|-13--13--11-13--11------------------------/13--11---------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------14----11--11--13--14-----------14----11----11-/18----18\--13h14--13-11----| x2
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Extra guitar comes in:
Guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|----------8---\3--11---\6---8----7----6--------| x4
D|-4---------------------------------------------|
A|----------6---\1---9---\4---6----5----4--------|
E|-2---------------------------------------------|

Piano:
e|-2--------6--------2--------6----5----4--------|
B|-2--------8--------2--------8----8----6--------|
G|-3--------8--------3--------8----8----6--------| x4
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----8----6--------|
A|-4--------6--------4--------6----5----4--------|
E|-2-----------------2---------------------------|

Guitar:
e|-6--------6--------6--------6----5----4--------|
B|-6--------8--------6--------8----8----6--------|
G|-6--------8--------6--------8----8----6--------| x4
D|-4--------8--------4--------8----8----6--------|
A|----------6-----------------6----5----4--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Synth guitar plays the vocal melody:
e|-13--13--11-13--11------------------------/13--11---------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------14----11--11--13--14-----------14----11----11-/18----18\--13h14--13-11----| x4
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fade out.



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| .   staccato
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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shmoobie 10 Dec 19, 2013 04:35 PM

Much better and more detailed than any other tab up here? thank you very much

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tiikkkk 10 Aug 22, 2017 04:14 PM

well detailed

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