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Artist:   The Alkaline Trio
Album:    Agony & Irony (EP)
Tuning:   Standard

Just about 100% on this one.  I just heard it for the first time today and desperately
to play it, and when I saw there were no tabs I realized I had to pull the good old DIY.
song, pretty simple.  Have fun playing it.

*The lyrics included in this tab are a rough estimate.  I haven't looked at the official
I'm basing this off of my ears*


-Intro-

Guitar 1:
--14----14----14----14----14----14----14----14-------|
-----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----|
-----------------------------------------------------|  X4
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
---44444444------------------------------|
---44444444---6666---4444----------------| X3
---22222222---6666---4444----------------|
--------------4444---2222----------------|


-Intro's Ending-

Guitar 1:
--12---11---9-----12---11---9----------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
----22222222---44444444----------------|
----22222222---44444444----------------|
----00000000---22222222----------------|


-Verse 1-

*Take Note*  Skiba briefly plays the B power chord before switching to the G# note,
I've tabbed out.  It's just two strokes, but I didn't want anyone to get confused by it.
a quick strum and then onto the G#; you can hardly notice it's there.
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------4444---------44---------------------------------------------|
---------4444---------44-----6666--------4444------------------------|
---------2222---------22-----6666--------4444------------------------|
-----------------------------4444--------2222------------------------|
Here you find me in between  Heaven and hell my dear
Where nothing's what it seems, It's just as well I fear
I'm giving you the creeps    And a farewell kiss to


-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
---22222222-----44444444-------------------|
---22222222-----44444444-------------------|
---00000000-----22222222-------------------|
Go, into the unknown


-Verse 2-

Guitar 1:
--14----14----14----14----14----14----14----14-------|
-----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----|
-----------------------------------------------------|  X3
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
---4444---------44-------------------------------------------------|
---4444---------44---------6666--------4444------------------------|
---2222---------22---------6666--------4444------------------------|
---------------------------4444--------2222------------------------|
Saw you standing there      Outside the music hall
You come out for some air   Until the curtain call
And everyone just stared    When you took the stage that


Guitar 2:
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
------22222222---------44444444---------|
------22222222---------44444444---------|
------00000000---------22222222---------|
Night, something's not right

Guitar 1 (Over top of Guitar 2):
--12---11---9-----12---11---9----------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

-PreChorus-

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------44---------66-----------------|
------------66---------------22-------------44---------XX-----------------|
------------66---------------22-------------22---------44-----------------|
------------44---------------00-------------------------------------------|
You're out there, took the stairs, to the stars all alone
You left all the lights burning but        nobodys' home
........I believe they    deceived    your tuneful heart too...
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
--22222222---------44444444--------------|
--22222222---------44444444--------------|
--00000000---------22222222--------------|
Looooooooooooooooong           And they sing...

-Chorus-
*Note* for the second E you see below, I prefer to add the open E-string.  It's really
a preference, but it sound much better in my opinion.  If you really want, you can just
a low E with the root on the E rather than the A, but in the album it sounds as though 
plays the higher of the two.  Also note that the second time through, the E changes to a C#.

------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------99999999----------------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX------66666666---------44444444---------------|
----22222222------77777777------66666666---------44444444---------------|
------------------00000000------44444444---------22222222---------------|
Help me, help me  won't you?   Sing me, sing me  one last song


----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------66666666--------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
----22222222------44444444----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
------------------------------------4444---2222----00000000-----|
Help me help me, somebody help me  Save me from myself

End chorus with:

---0---|
---0---|
---0---|
---2---|
---2---|
---0---|

It is imperative that you include those top three notes on the G, B, and high E strings.
Playing those strings turns the chord from an E power chord to an E minor bar chord
not a bar chord, since it's on an open string and there's no bar included, but it's in 
same shape as any other E string minor bar chord).  Playing your E power chord and
to a minor provides a huge difference, as you can tell from this track.


-Verse 3-
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------4444---------44---------------------------------------------|
---------4444---------44-----6666--------4444------------------------|
---------2222---------22-----6666--------4444------------------------|
-----------------------------4444--------2222------------------------|
Here I find you in between      Heaven and hell again
Where nothing's what it seems   It's just as well my friend
I'm giving me the creeps        And a farewell to arms

-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
---22222222-----44444444-------------------|
---22222222-----44444444-------------------|
---00000000-----22222222-------------------|
And legs and    heads and hearts

-PreChorus-

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------44---------66-----------------|
------------66---------------22-------------44---------XX-----------------|
------------66---------------22-------------22---------44-----------------|
------------44---------------00-------------------------------------------|
You're out there, took the stairs, to the stars all alone
You left all the lights burning but        nobodys' home
........I believe they    deceived    your tuneful heart too...

------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
--22222222---------44444444---------|
--22222222---------44444444---------|
--00000000---------22222222---------|
Looooooooooooooooong           Now they sing...

-Chorus-

------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------99999999----------------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX------66666666---------44444444---------------|
----22222222------77777777------66666666---------44444444---------------|
------------------00000000------44444444---------22222222---------------|
Help me, help me  won't you?   Sing me, sing me  one last song


----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------66666666--------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
----22222222------44444444----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
------------------------------------4444---2222----00000000-----|
Help me help me, somebody help me  Save me from myself

---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
--6666----4444----22222222-------|
--6666----4444----22222222-------|
--4444----2222----00000000-------|
Take me from this hell     Now they sing...


-Bridge-
*Very simple.  Simply bar the appropriate A or E form bar and pluck away*

Guitar 1:
----------2-------------------4---------------------------------0~-----|
---------------------------------------------6--------4---------0~-----|
------4------4---4---------6-----6---6--------------------------1~-----|
---------------4-------------------6-------------6--------4-----2~-----| X2
---2-------------------/4----------------------6--------4-------2~-----|
------------------------------------------4---------2-----------0~-----|
  La  la la   la       La la la    la     La la     la la       La la la la


Guitar 2: (plays ONLY on the second time through)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---44444444------------66666666-------------------------------------------|
---44444444------------66666666------------6666----4444--------22222222---|
---22222222------------44444444------------6666----4444--------22222222---|
-------------------------------------------4444----2222--------00000000---|
La  la la   la       La la la    la       La la  la la       La la la la


-PreChorus-
*Guitar 1 comes back into play again here*

Guitar 1:
--14----14----14----14----14----14----14----14-------|
-----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----|
-----------------------------------------------------|  Repeat throughout
-----------------------------------------------------|  entire prechorus
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------4444------6666-----------------|
----------------6666---------2222----------4444------XXXX-----------------|
----------------6666---------2222----------2222------4444-----------------|
----------------4444---------0000-----------------------------------------|
You're out there, took the stairs, to the stars all alone
You left all the lights burning but        nobodys' home
............I believe they    deceived    your tuneful heart too...


Guitar 1:
--12---11---9-----12---11---9----------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
--22222222---------44444444---------|
--22222222---------44444444---------|
--00000000---------22222222---------|
Looooooooooooooooong           Now they sing...


-Chorus-

------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------99999999----------------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX------66666666---------44444444---------------|
----22222222------77777777------66666666---------44444444---------------|
------------------00000000------44444444---------22222222---------------|
Help me, help me  won't you?   Sing me, sing me  one last song


----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------66666666--------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
----22222222------44444444----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
------------------------------------4444---2222----00000000-----|
Help me help me, somebody help me  Save me from myself


Guitar 1: (starts play the same riff yet again during the second part of this chorus)
--14----14----14----14----14----14----14----14-------|
-----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----12----|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------99999999----------------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX------66666666---------44444444---------------|
----22222222------77777777------66666666---------44444444---------------|
------------------00000000------44444444---------22222222---------------|
Help me, help me  won't you?   Sing me, sing me  one last song


----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----44444444------66666666--------------------------------------|
----44444444------XXXXXXXX----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
----22222222------44444444----------6666---4444----22222222-----|
------------------------------------4444---2222----00000000-----|
Help me help me, somebody help me   La la la la la la la la


Guitar 1:
--12---11---9-----12---11---9----------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
--6666----4444----22222222-------|
--6666----4444----22222222-------|
--4444----2222----00000000-------|
Save me from myself

----------------------------|
----------------------------|
----------------------------|
--6666----4444------2-------|
--6666----4444------2-------| Hold final E chord
--4444----2222------0-------|
Take me from this hell


That's it. Questions, comments, etc., hit me up at alkoholicmike@hotmail.com.  Enjoy 
the song.

            
            
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DiveRightIn63 313 Apr 28, 2008 07:15 AM

seems perfect to me. pretty sure that is a piano intro, though.

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e_mericana 854 Apr 28, 2008 04:56 PM

the last note in the pre chorus is not 4x6, it is definitely

5
6
6
4

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Greenfinger182 1,136 Apr 29, 2008 04:54 PM

DiveRightIn - Yes, it is a piano intro. I just tabbed it onto guitar, in case you had two guitarists. That tends to be more common than a piano player these days.

e_mericana - Eh...it's questionable. I still think that note had the old 'Goddammit' feel to it, which was notoriously known for those muted 5ths. I think it sounds right like that, but adding the C to the G String is always an option you can take if you want. Personally, I'll stick with this.

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