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Title: If I Were You
Artist: Hoobastank
Album: Every Man For Himself (2006)

Tabbed by Joe Whalen on 10/8/06
– jwhalen@smhlynn.org
–joe_whalen66@yahoo.com
–compy95@aol.com

Tuning: Standard

|FIRST VERSE|

e|----0----------------------|---4------------------------|
B|----0----------------------|---5------------------------|
G|----2----------------------|---6------------------------|
D|----2----------------------|---6------------------------|
A|----0----------------------|---4------------------------|
E|---------------------------|----------------------------|

	 You seem to find the dark, when everything is bright

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

	 You look for all that’s wrong, instead of all that’s right

e|----0----------------------|---4-------------------|
B|----0----------------------|---5-------------------|
G|----2----------------------|---6-------------------|
D|----2----------------------|---6-------------------|
A|----0----------------------|---4-------------------|
E|---------------------------|-----------------------|

	 Does it feel good to you, to rain on my parade

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

	 You never say a word, unless it’s to complain

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

   It’s driving me insane
|FIRST CHORUS| (strum)

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

	If I were you, 	 holding the world right in my hands

e|---2-----------------------0--|-------------0-----------3---------2-|
B|---3-----------------------2--|-------------1-----------3---------3-|
G|---2-----------------------2--|-------------0-----------0---------2-|
D|---0-----------------------2--|-------------2-----------0---------0-|
A|---------------------------0--|-------------3-----------2-----------|
E|------------------------------|-------------0-----------3-----------|
	
 The first thing I’d do,   is thank the stars for all that I have

e|----2---------0----|--4-------0-------4-------0-------0-------3----|
B|----3---------2----|--5-------2-------5-------2-------1-------3----|
G|----2---------2----|--6-------2-------6-------2-------0-------0----|
D|----0---------2----|--6-------2-------6-------2-------2-------0----|
A|--------------0----|--4-------0-------4-------0-------3-------2----|
E|-------------------|----------------------------------0-------3----|

	If I were you.

|SECOND VERSE|

e|---0------------------------|--4---------------------------------|
B|---0------------------------|--5------------------------------5--|
G|---2------------------------|--6--------------------6-4---4------|
D|---2------------------------|--6------------------------7---7----|
A|---0------------------------|--4---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------|------------------------------------|

	Look what surrounds you now, more than you ever dreamed

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

	have you forgotten just, how hard it used to be

e|---0-------------------------|-4----------------------------|
B|---0-------------------------|-5------------------------5---|
G|---2-------------------------|-6--------------6-4---4-------|
D|---2-------------------------|-6------------------7---7-----|
A|---0-------------------------|-4----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|

	So what’s it going to take, for you to realize
e|------------------------|----0---------------3---|
B|------------------------|----1---------------3---|
G|------------------------|----0---------------0---|
D|------------------------|----2---------------0---|
A|------------------------|----3---------------2---|
E|------------------------|----0---------------3---|

	It all could go away, in one blink of an eye

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

	It happens all the time

|SECOND CHORUS| (with distortion)

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

	 If I were you, holding the world right in my hands

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

	The first thing I’d do, is thank the stars above

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------
G|---5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\---(working on guitar riff)---
D|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\------------------------------
A|---3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\------------------------------
E|-----------3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------------

	Tell the ones I love that I do

|CODA|

e|---0-----------------------|--4--------------------|
B|---0-----------------------|--5--------------------|
G|---2-----------------------|--6--------------------|
D|---2-----------------------|--6--------------------|
A|---0-----------------------|--4--------------------|
E|---------------------------|-----------------------|

	So what’s it going to take, for you to realize
e|---0------------------|------0---------------3---|
B|---0------------------|------1---------------3---|
G|---2------------------|------0---------------0---|
D|---2------------------|------2---------------0---|
A|---0------------------|------3---------------2---|
E|----------------------|------0---------------3---|

	It all could go away, in one blink of an eye
				
(continue playing G)
e|-------0---------------3------------------|
B|-------1---------------3------------------|
G|-------0---------------0------------------|
D|-------2---------------0------------------|
A|-------3---------------2------------------|
E|-------0---------------3------------------|

	It happens all the time

|CHORUS| (with distortion)

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

	 If I were you, holding the world right in my hands

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

	The first thing I’d do, is thank the stars above

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--5-5-5-5-------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|--3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|----------3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-----------------|

	For the ones I love, take a breath and enjoy the view

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-----------------|

Live the life that I wanna do

                                  (let ring)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------5--|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-5--|
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-3--|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----|

	If I were you, if I were you, if I were you


            
            
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tab_critic 10 Oct 10, 2006 11:41 AM

best tab ive seen for this song
keep up the great work

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ARMistice 10 Jan 17, 2007 03:16 PM

I don't get it, the first line is "I thought it wasn't wrong" or something to that extent, not what's on the tab.

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jwhalen 50 Jan 19, 2007 11:47 AM

your thinking of the wrong song, the one you want is If Only, same cd, different song

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