Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Holding Down The Laughter tab

version 1
version 1

Whole song

4,045 views 9 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
x 6
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
Note: This is tabbed for one guitar ONLY, and the intro is definitely not perfect, 
but it is the closest I could figure out. Hopefully it helps a bit.

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

e|-------------3-------2-------2-------0-------------------3-3-3-3------|
B|-----0---------3-------3-------3-------1-----3-------0---3-3-3-3------|
G|---0---0----4-------4-------4------0-------2---2---0---0-0-0-0-0------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2------|
E|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-3-3-3------|

e|--------2--2-------2--2br----------0-0----0--3-0--3---------------|
B|--5-3-5------5-3-5--------5-5------0-0----1--3-1--3---------------|
G|-----------------------------------0-0----2--0-2--0---------------|
D|-----------------------------------2-2----2--0-2--0---------------|
A|-----------------------------------2-2----0--2-0--2---------------|
E|-----------------------------------0-0-------3----3---------------|
          D         D                Em     Am G Am G

G                              D     D
Styrofoam cup of mud in my good hand,
G                                    
Disembodied voice of God in the trash can
D                                    Em  Em
Eyes in the ashes, feeling for the future
D
Sleeping through the stake-out, researching the rumor.

G                                 D   D
A mile, a motor, a mattress, a memory,
G                                    
At first you were embarrassed, but how could you not be,
D                               Em  Em
Tangled in teenage mom at the movies,
D
Your voice ran out out of words,
                           Em Em, Am, G, Am, G
It was awkward and homey.

G                              
Gospel in your belly, the ache a little lower,
G
Back into the breach,  you spoke as it's owner.
D
Syndicated sermon you sang from the rafters,
D
Anchors in you pockets, holding down the laughter.

G
Tearing up your mind, your lust and your ego,
G
Slingshot a martyr to speed your libido,
D
Perish grows to jelly, blissful and wasted,
D                                                   Em Em, Am, G, Am, G
Your Vishnu eye slips open and pictures them naked

Break:
Gx8, Emx8

       C                 G
You're complicating your worst mixed messes,
    C                  G
You built then burnt a bridge.
                       C 
And scattered all your crumbs at the cliff,
    D     D
She wants me, she'll swim for it.

Solo: (There is a lot of bending and interesting distortion here so I can't  get 
it perfect, but you should be able to work with this)
e|-7-5---5----7-5---5----7-5---5----7-5---5----10-8-7-5----10-8-7-5------|
B|-----8---8------8---7------8---8------8---7-----------8-----------7----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   G         G           G         G

e|-10-8-7-5----10-8-7-5----17-14-15-17--17-14-15-17--17-14-15-17---|
B|----------5-----------7------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--15---17---19--20-19-17------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

G                           G    G
Brother, can you spare your arms or your arrows?
G                         G     G
Thunder clap's arising, I think that I should
D
Go home to the basement, back on Jumel street,
D
1996 and your waiting there to tell me,

G
"I didn't die, you dreamt it, you dreamt it,
G
I'm as alive as your best good intentions.
D
Sorry that I tricked you, you had to focus
D                                                 Em Em, Am, G, Am, G
Pull yourself together, clear out the garbage."

Break:
Gx8, Emx8

        C
But for all that effort,
    G
The slow burned struggle,
  C                G
I forgot where you live. 
                   C                          D       
She swept away the clues from the cliff, your lost now.(x4)
           Em   Am
Remembering.
                    C                         D
She swept away the clues from the cliff, your lost now.

Remembering. 

Outro: Same deal as the solo:
e|-7-5---5----7-5---5----7-5---5----7-5---5----10-8-7-5----10-8-7-5------|
B|-----8---8------8---7------8---8------8---7-----------8-----------7----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   G         G           G         G

e|-10-8-7-5----10-8-7-5----17-14-15-17--17-14-15-17--17-14-15-17---|
B|----------5-----------7------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--15---17---19--20-19-17--19-17---|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

End on: G G

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction