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Addict With A Pen ukulele

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I wanted to include a tab for the ukulele that makes it sound more like the original piano part. I also had a different idea of what the chords should be. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Addict With a Pen - Twenty One Pilots
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Tabbed by: davidLankitus
E-mail: theAlkalineBand@gmail.com
Tuning: concert/soprano ukulele (G-C-E-A)

I made a ukulele tutorial video for this song a while ago as well. This version is more accurate though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sFwc0AoX9Y

The chord progression is this: 

G, D, Em, Am

If that's all you wanted to know, then you can skip to the chord chart at the bottom. There's a couple tricks
I wanted to highlight, though, for this to sound more like the piano part. It's a simple piano part, and if 
you're interested, there are tutorials of the piano part on YouTube as well. This is the first tab I've ever 
tried to make, so if you have any questions, please email me and let me know. 

This song should be strummed with a kind of a shuffle feel; the melody isn't played as straight eighth notes
nor is it on 1 and a (1 e + a), so just try to listen to how Tyler Joseph plays it and work from there. Play
up and down on the strings, rather than playing it all one way. Each number represents one eighth count, and
each chord is played for two measures. I also added in the counts underneath each chord.

Addict With a Pen is a quick song, at least for this tab, so try to speed this up when you can. I added in 
different "chord names" (G, G[2], etc.) to show when each pattern should be used in the song. This doesn't 
mean that you should play a "G2" chord, it was just my attempt to notate it. 

Verses/Chorus

G chord:
A|--0--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|  

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

D chord:
A|--0--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
C|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

Em chord:
A|--0--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

Am chord:
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

This pattern repeats throughout the entire song, pretty much. The ending has some variation, though, when 
Tyler goes up an octave and changes the melody a little bit. The actual part (an octave up) is impossible 
to play along with chords on the ukulele, but you can play this part at the end, if you want. It's similar
to the ending:

G chord:
A|--0--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|  

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

D chord:
A|--0--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
C|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

Em[2] chord:
A|--0-----------x-----2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--3-----------x-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--4-----------x-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
G|--0-----------x-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

Am[2] chord:
A|--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--|
E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
C|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

G[2] chord:
A|--0--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|  

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

D[2] chord:
A|--0--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
C|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

Em[2] chord:
A|--0-----------x-----2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--3-----------x-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--4-----------x-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
G|--0-----------x-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

Am chord:
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
C|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
G|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +


G[3] chord:
A|--x-----------------------------------------------|
E|--3-----------------------------------------------|
C|--2-----------------------------------------------|
G|--0-----------------------------------------------|  

    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +


Now, to move onto the chord chart:

[Intro]

G     D     Em     Am

[Verse 1]
     G
Hello
                     D
We haven't talked in quite some time
  Em
I know
                   Am
I haven't been the best of sons                   
G
Hello

I've been traveling in
    D
The deserts of my mind
    Em
And I
                Am
Haven't found a drop
       G     D
Of life
                  Em
I haven't found a drop
   Am
Of you
                  G     D
I haven't found a drop
                  Em     Am
I haven't found a drop
   G     D     Em     
Of water
Am     G     D     Em     
     waaaaaaater!
Am
ohhh

G     D     Em     Am

[Chorus]
G
I try desperately to run through the sand
     D
As I hold the water

In the palm of my hand
Em
'Cause it's all that I have

It's all that I need and
    Am
The waves of the water

Mean nothing to me
G
But I try my best

And all that I can to
D
Hold tightly onto

What's left in my hand
Em
But no matter how

How tightly I will strain
    Am
The sand will slow me down

And the water will drain
G
I'm just being dramatic

In fact, I'm only at it again
D
As an addict with a pen

Who's addicted to the wind
      Em
As it blows me back and fourth

Mindless, spineless, and pretend
   Am
Of course I'll be here again

See you tomorrow
                      G
But it's the end of today

End of my ways

As a walking denial
   D
My trial was filed as a crazy

Suicidal head case
Em
But you specialize in dying

You hear me screaming, "Father,"
Am
And I'm lying here just crying

So wash me with your water

G     D     Em 

Am     G     D     Em     Am     
     waaaaaaater!

[Outro] 
     G
Hello
                     D
We haven't talked in quite some time
  Em
I know
                   Am
I haven't been the best of sons
G
Hello

I've been traveling in
    D
The deserts of my mind
    Em
And I
                Am
Haven't found a drop
       G     D
Of life
                  Em
I haven't found a drop
   Am
Of you
                  G     D
I haven't found a drop
                  Em    Am
I haven't found a drop
   G     D     Em[2]     Am[2]     
Of water

[Instrumental]

G[2]     D[2]     Em[2]     Am     G[3]

Thanks for reading! Stay alive, and stay street!! |-/

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| x   Mute note
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