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I tabbed this for my band.  It is tabbed for two guitar parts.  Each guitar does some
rhythm and lead.  The parts Guitar I plays are the easier ones to play while singing,
the harder ones to play while not singing.  Guitar II does everything else. If you have
3 guitarists, you could switch some things up with a 3rd on acoustic, but I have tabbed
it so Guitar I does the acoustic part on a clean electric sound.  If you have two
guitarists who don’t sing, you could arrange these parts differently than I did, such
as having one guitarist do all rhythm and the other the lead.

			         <>
INTRO—[Can be done by third guitar on acoustic—Nick uses classical with nylon strings
on the track--, but if you only have two guitarists, just use an electric with a clean
sound, unless you can pull off switching guitars in time or playing an acoustic guitar
on a stand while your electric is swung behind you]

*clean
e|----7}-7]-----7\\----3}-3]----3/------5}-5]---- 5\\-----2}-2]---------|
B|----7}-7]-----7\\----3}-3]----3/------5}-5]---- 5\\-----2}-2]---------|
G|----7}-7]-----7\\----2}-2]----2/------6}-6]---- 6\\-----3}-3]---------|
D|----9}-9]-----9\\----5}-5]----5/------7}-7]---- 7\\-----4}-4]---------|
A|----9}-9]-----9\\----5}-5]----5/------7}-7]---- 7\\-----4}-4]---------|
E|-7--7}-7]---7-7\\--3-3}-3]--3-3/---5--5}-5]---5-5\\--2--2}-2]---------|
}=strum chord downwards with deliberate speed (listen to cd)
]=mute chord immediately

VERSE 1
*distort								Pre-Chorus 1
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6/7-7~~---|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5-5~~---|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
You can hear it from the lost words…                                                    

					      *clean/3rd guitar
e|----------------------------------------------2--2-2-2-2--2-2-
B|----------------------------------------------2--2-2-2-2--2-2-
G|--7-6--4--6--7~-------------------------------3--3-3-3-3--3-3-
D|--5-4--2--4--5~-------------------------------4--4-4-4-4--4-4-
A|----------------------------------------------4--4-4-4-4--4-4-
E|----------------------------------------------2--2-2-2-2--2-2-
A dollar’s a penny to you…		     …say what you want ’em to do
                                        ***strum these alternating up, down**

CHORUS-----(first chorus optional for Guitar I )
*distortion
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--/--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|
A|-4--/--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|
E|-2--/--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-|
Wasting away, I see you, when the top of the world falls on you

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
    Finally, a day, don’t wanna be you, when the top of the world...

TRANSITION
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D|--------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-99999999-55555555-77777755-44444444-|
A|-99999999-55555555-77777755-44444444-|
E|-77777777-33333333-55555533-22222222-|
    (palm mute these)
Is there anybody out there, that can see what a hand can change…

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-99999999-55555555-77777777-44444444/-|
A|-99999999-55555555-77777777-44444444/-|
E|-77777777-33333333-55555555-22222222/-|
    (palm mute these)
It’s better that you don’t care…


OR---this works, too, and gives it a deeper sound

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-44444444----------222222-------------|
D|-44444444-55555555-22222255-44444444--|
A|-22222222-55555555-00000055-44444444--|
E|----------33333333-------33-22222222--|
    (palm mute these)
Is there anybody out there, that can see what a hand can change…

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-44444444----------22222222-----------|
D|-44444444-55555555-22222222-44444444/-|
A|-22222222-55555555-00000000-44444444/-|
E|----------33333333----------22222222/-|
    (palm mute these)
It’s better that you don’t care…

THEN...
 e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------4~~------------------------|
D|-9~~----------------------------------4~~--------------------------4~~---------------------4~-|
A|-9~~----------------------------------4~~--------------------------2~~---------------------4~-|
E|-7~~----------------------------------2~~--------------------------------------------------2~-|
A feel of paranoia, when there’s a time put you in your place… well they can’t wait..

PRE-CHORUS 2 (don’t play anything)
TO CHORUS (play them now)

INSTRUMENTAL
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------2-2/4--2-0-2-4-4~~-|
A|--0-4-5-4-5-4-2~~-0-2-0----0-4-5-4---------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--0-4-5-4-5-5/7-5~--5-7-7/9~-7~-5~-4~-0-4-2~~~-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

BRIDGE
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-11-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9--9--9--9--9-7-7--9-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Paint yourself a picture, and you waste another picture….

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9--9--9-9--7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-11-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9--9--9--9--9-7-7--9-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Paint yourself a picture, then you break another picture….

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9--9--9--9-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10--9--9--9--9-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
And you win and you win and you win…

			      PRE-CHORUS 3
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-9----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9--9---9---9--9-7-7-7--------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
			      Don’t be so greedy, a dollar’s a penny to you


			      *clean/3rd guitar
E|------------------------------2--2-2-2-2--|
B|------------------------------2--2-2-2-2--|
G|------------------------------3--3-3-3-3--|
D|------------------------------4--4-4-4-4--|
A|------------------------------4--4-4-4-4--|
E|------------------------------2--2-2-2-2--|
When hearts stop beating…
***strum these alternating up, down**

TO CHORUS (3rd time)

CHORUS 4—Last Chorus
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|
A|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-|
Wasting away, I see you, when the top of the world falls on you

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9~~\\--|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9~~\\--|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-7~~\\--|
         Finally, a day, don’t wanna be you, when the top of the world...


                            <>

*all distortion
VERSE 1
e|-------| 
B|-------| 
G|-------| 
D|-4-4-4-|
A|-4-4-4-|
E|-2-2-2-|  
(pickup)

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|o------------------------------------------------------------------------o| 
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|  
A|o------------------------------------------------------------------------o| 
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7 \\ 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 / 5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 /-| 
  Is there anybody out there……….

						                   
e|--------------------------------------------------| 
B|o------------------------------------------------o| 
G|--------------------------------------------------|   
D|--4/-9-9-9-9---9-5-5-5-5---5-7-7-7-7---7-4-4-4-4--|    
A|o-4/-9-9-9-9---9-5-5-5-5---5-7-7-7-7---7-4-4-4-4-o| 
E|--2/-7-7-7-7---7-3-3-3-3---3-5-5-5-5---5-2-2-2-2--|  
  It’s slowly filling upward…..			              

PRECHORUS 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--4--5~----7~---5~---7-777777--|
A|--4--5~----7~---5~---7-777777--|
E|--2--3~----5~---3~---5-555555--|
Don\'te be so greedy... (palm mute)

CHORUS
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--/--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|
A|-4--/--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|
E|-2--/--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-|
Wasting away, I see you, when the top of the world falls on you

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
         Finally, a day, don’t wanna be you, when the top of the world...

TRANSITION
e|------------------------------------------------| 
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|   
D|---9-9-9-9---9-5-5-5-5---5-7-7-7-7---7-4-4-4-4--|    
A|---9-9-9-9---9-5-5-5-5---5-7-7-7-7---7-4-4-4-4--| 
E|---7-7-7-7---7-3-3-3-3---3-5-5-5-5---5-2-2-2-2--|  


VERSE II
 e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------7-7-6-6-------------------------7-7-6-6-------------------------7-7-6-6-|
D|--7-7-7-7---------5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-7-7-7-7---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-7-7-7-7---------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Is there anybody out there that can see what a hand can change….

 e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7-7-6-6--------------/7~----7--6~-----7~---7-7--7—7-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-7-7-7-7---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5~--5----4~/----5~-------5---5---#\\|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------#\\|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    A feel of paranoia…..	                                               
#\\=pick slide


PRE-CHORUS 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Don’t be so greedy…

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7~777777--4---4-4---4-4/-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7~777777--4---4-4---4-4/-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5~555555--2---2-2---2-2/-|
							(slide into CHORUS)

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

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

BRIDGE
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------0-0-0-|
Paint yourself a picture, and you waste another picture….         

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

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------0-0-0-|
Paint yourself a picture, and you break another picture….         

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

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------0-0-0-|
And you win, and you win, and you win…

PRE-CHORUS 3
*switch to softer 
distortion for beginning       *here change to louder distortion
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5~------------7~-------------5~------------------------7-777777-|
A|-5~------------7~-------------5~------------------------7-777777-|
E|-3~------------5~-------------3~------------------------5-555555-|
Don’t be so greedy………..when hearts are beating

TO CHORUS, 3rd time

CHORUS 4-(Last Chorus)-solo 
e|----------14-----------14----------14-------14----14-17-14-17-17^(19)~--|
B|--17^(19)-----17^(19)----17^(19)----17^(19)-----------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Wasting away, I see you…						

e|--17^(19)^17~----15-----------14----------17------------------------|
B|--------------------17^(19)-------17^(19)-----17^(19)^17-15---------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------16~~\\|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A day don’t wanna be you        when the top of the world falls on you



            
            
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xcheeseyx 50 Mar 29, 2006 07:35 AM

awesome tab!

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SPFan 10 Apr 12, 2006 09:20 AM

lol all american rejects only got 2 guitarists ...:)

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rockinat5foot2 51 Apr 12, 2006 09:59 AM

haha yeah i know. i never said they had 3 guitarists. but on the recording nick used an acoustic for the intro, live he doesn't do that (at least not when I saw them) because it would be difficult to switch guitars so quickly.--hence, if your band has a 3rd guitarist, you could make it work.

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