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All tabs for this song seem to have one or more
things wrong, so I decided to make one myself. Altough 
this is my first tab, I am a big fan of the killers and
have seen a lot of live videos of the band performing this
song, so I'm confident that it is 100% right. Enjoy!

Tuning: half step down (Eb AB Db Gb Bb eb)


[Intro/Verse] (play 5 times, because the first is without vocals):

eb:----------0---------------0---------------0--------------0--------|
Bb:-----------17--------------17--------------17-------------17------|
Gb:-----19------19-------19-----19-------19-----19------19-----19----|
Db:---16--16-------0---16--16------0---16--16-----16--16--16------0--| 
Ab:-17---------------16----------------------------------------------|
Eb:----------------------------------15-------------15---------------|

The open D string in the main riff above is used as a 
transition to make it sound more "fluid". It's hard to 
hear but it's there.


[Pre-Chorus]  starts on the "chest now" part:

eb:--------0---------------0---------------0----------------0-------|
Bb:----------5---------------5---------------5----------------5-----|
Gb:-----7------7--------7------7-------7-------7--------7-------7---|
Db:---0---0------0----0---0------0---0---0-------0----0---0-------0-|
Ab:--------------------------------0----------------0---------------|
Eb:-7---------------7-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-------0----------------0---------------0----------------0--------|
Bb|---------5----------------5---------------5----------------5------|
Gb|----7------7--------7-------7-------7-------7--------7-------7----|
Db|--0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0----0---0-------0--|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-3--------------3---------------3----------------3----------------|

What's going on in the pre-chorus is basically 
just 3 chord shapes:(7x0750, x00750, 3x0750). You 
repeat the progression 2 times, playing the first 
two cords for 2 bars each and the third chord for 4 bars.

*NOTE:I highly recomend playing the 7x0750 chord 
with you second finger on the 6th string, third finger
on 3rd string and the first finger on the second 
string, that's the way dave keuning plays it and it 
makes it a lot easier to hold the chord.


[Chorus]

Part 1(play 2 times):
eb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb:--11--11--11--11----12--12--12--12---14--14--14--14---9---7---6---7----|
Db:----12--12--12--12----12--12--12--12---12--12--12--12---7---7---7---7--|
Ab:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part 2 (play 2 times):

eb:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb:-10----10----10---12----12----12---15----15----15--------------------|
Gb:---11----11----11---12----12----12---14----14----14--9---7---6---7---|
Db:-----12----12---------12----12---------12----12--------7---7---7---7-|
Ab:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Interlude 1(played after the first chorus): 
Same as Part 1 of the chorus. Play it twice(with no vocals)
and back to the verse:

*NOTE: Sometimes, live, Dave plays just the last 
chord of the interlude slightly different to make
it easier to go to the first chord of the verse 
again(wich is quite hard to get used to):

eb:--------------|
Bb:--------------|
Gb:-9---7---6----|    
Db:---7---7---7--|
Ab:--------------|
Eb:--------------|


[Interlude 2]  ( played twice after the second chorus):

eb:---------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb:---------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb:-11--11--12--14--12--14--12--11--11--11--12--11---9--7--6--7---|
Db:---12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12---7--7--7--7-| 
Db:---------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab:---------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb:---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Ending]   (First 3 times are the same as the
part 1 of the chorus:

eb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb:--11--11--11--11---12--12--12--12---14--14--14--14---9---7---6---7-----|
Db:----12--12--12--12---12--12--12--12---12--12--12--12---7---7---7---7---|x3
Ab:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

And then( the 4th time):

eb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb:--11--11--11--11--12--12--12--12--14--14--14--14---9---7---6-----------|
Db:----12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12---7---7-------------|
Ab:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb:-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Note: Live, Dave plays the ending with regular
D G Bm A chords but the last time, instead of 
the A chord  hes plays:

eb:--------------|
Bb:--------------|
Gb:-9---7---6----|    
Db:---7---7------|
Ab:--------------|
Eb:--------------|

The order of parts is:
verse         x5
Pre-chorus    x2
Chorus part 1 x2
Chorus part 2 x2
Interlude 1   x2
Verse         x4
Pre-chorus    x2
Chorus part 1 x2
Chorus part 2 x2
Interlude 2   x2
Ending        
         
I hope I dindn't make this too disorganized to 
understand! haha. It's a fantastic tune composed 
with a lot of creative guitar parts. Any questions, 
feel free too comment below. As for the guitar effects,
I'm still working on figuring that out, so any hints 
are very welcome!

            
            
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vnpyaa 10 Jan 04, 2015 09:36 AM

Hey gregoriotinoco,

First comment on the internet for me. Big killers fan as well and props for such an accurate transcription.

Just have a question for you: Dave seems to play an open 6th string in the pre-chorus when he hits the 3x0750 shape. He also seems to use all four fingers on that chord. Any idea what's going on?

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AJAY37 136 Jul 07, 2015 03:14 AM

How do you reach from 3 to 7, seems to big a gap.

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emmanuel.p.serr 10 Jul 13, 2015 08:43 AM, edited at 12:44 pm

vnpyaa its the 3x5750 with the fingers 1-3, 2-5, 4-7, 3-5

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