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                    Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
                           from their 2012 album Lonerism

[Intro]
Bass tabbed for guitar:
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-3\--3\--3\--3\--|

Keyboard:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
A|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
E|----------------------------|


Pause:
"It feels like I..."

[Chorus]
"...only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
Since the synth just holds the 3 chords, I add in a rhythm to the strumming like this:
    F major       C major      G minor            
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
B|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x4
D|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|


[Verse]
"I know that you think you sound silly when you call my name"
   D minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
B|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
D|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
E|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...(my name),
But I hear it inside my head all day"
   Cmaj7
e|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
B|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
D|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"When I realise I'm just holding onto the hope that..."
   D minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
B|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
D|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
E|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...maybe your feelings don't show"
   G major                                  G minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
B|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11--|
G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
D|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]
"It feels like I only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
    F major       C major      G minor            
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
B|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x4
D|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|


[Verse]
"Seed of all this indecision isn't..."
   D minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
B|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
D|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
E|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...me, oh no,
'Cause I decided long ago, but..."
   Cmaj7
e|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
B|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
D|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...that's the way it seems to go when trying so hard to get to something..."
   D minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
B|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
D|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
E|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...real,
It feels"
   G major                                  G minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
B|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11--|
G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
D|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]
"It feels like I only go backwards, darling,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
    F major       C major      G minor            
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
B|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x4
D|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|


[Outro]
[Chorus]
"It feels like I only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
It feels like we only go backwards, darling
It feels like I only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
    F major       C major      G minor            
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
B|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x8
D|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|

A guitar with weird effects on it comes in
and plays these root notes behind the chords:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------| x8
D|-----------------------|
A|-------15--------------|
E|-13----------15--------|

End with echoed delay.



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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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