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S.O.S. - Matt Skiba - Demos
Standard Tuning (EADGBe)
Tabbed by Jack Cookson (Torn Asunder)
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These are the chords for Matt Skiba's new song 'S.O.S.' which is on his new
upcoming solo album 'Demos' which is due to be out this August. Please be 
aware I don't know the definite lyrics so I'm just putting down what I can
hear. If you have any corrections, I'll be more than happy to put update the
tab with them. I've indicated the lines I'm not sure on with a '(?)'.
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Chords used (Standard power chords):

E5           (022xxx)
A5           (x022xx)
B5           (x244xx)
Bmaj(No 5th) (x214xx)
C#5          (x466xx)
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Intro: E5 x16
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Verse 1:
       E5                          A5 
Such a shame, what became of your broken heart
        C#5                    B5
To this day it remains hanging in the dark
       E5                      A5
I'm afraid and ashamed of the things she said
       C#5                 B5
Never been so alive never felt more dead


Pre-chorus:
          E5                            B5
And these days, all this pain, but the water's red (?)
       C#5                       A5
I entertain these insane visions in my head
           E5                       B5
I fell in love just above all the paper trails (?)
        C#5                           A5                  B5       
While the boat swims in circles and I sink in sales (?)


Chorus:
B5  E5
S.O.S. please rescue me
              A5                 B5
You're out of breath, I'm out of steam
           E5
I hold you safely in my heart (?)
             A5              B5
Our love has torn this ship apart
       Bmaj     E5
Please rescue me

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E5 x8
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Verse 3:
       E5                              A5
It's a crime, all this time we've been lost for words
        C#5                    B5
Lost at sea, we believed everything we heard
          E5                      A5 
For last night, I was riding the ocean blue
        C#5                    B5
Now I swim with the fishes and sink with you


Pre-chorus:
          E5                            B5
And these days, all this pain, but the water's red (?)
       C#5                       A5
I entertain these insane visions in my head
           E5                       B5
I fell in love just above all the paper trails (?)
          C#5                           A5                  B5       
While the boat swims in circles and I sink in sales (?)


Chorus:
B5   E5
S.O.S. please rescue me
              A5                 B5
You're out of breath, I'm out of steam
           E5
I hold you safely in my heart (?)
             A5              B5
Our love has torn this ship apart

B5  E5
S.O.S come rescue me
       A5         B5
Losing all but surviving (?)  
          E5              
I need a hand to save my soul (?)
           A5                 B5
To pull me from this all time hole (?)

Bridge: 
       B5         A5      B5     A5
Rescue me, rescue me
       B5    A5
Rescue me
       B5  A5  Bmaj
Rescue me

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Interlude chords: E5x8,   A5x4,   B5x4

Riff played over the top:

  E5             A5
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9---11-11---13-13-13-13-13-13--16-16-16---14-14-14--13-13--|
D|-x-x-x-x-x-x---x--x----x--x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x----x--x--x---x--x---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7---9--9----11-11-11-11-11-11--14-14-14---12-12-12--11-11--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
                                      Important Note:
 B5
--------------------|  This riff is also played over the final chorus, but
--------------------|  if you don't have a second guitarist handy, just play
-11-11-11-11-11-11--|  interlude chords displayed above, they'll sound okay
-x--x--x--x--x--x---|  on their own, it's just Matt likes to make a lot of
-9--9--9--9--9--9---|  songs with two guitar tracks for more melodic beef
--------------------|  I guess.

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Final chorus:

These aren't the right lyrics, but I really can't make out what he's
singing, the chords are right though. If you have any idea what they are just
say in a comment, though probably we'll find out the exact lyrics when the
album is released.


B5  E5
S.O.S. please rescue me
              A5                 B5
You're out of breath, I'm out of steam
           E5
I hold you safely in my heart
             A5              B5
Our love has torn this ship apart
       Bmaj     E5
Please rescue me

            
            
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mas690 31 Sep 02, 2010 12:43 PM

The part you have with question marks is "Losing all but surviving". Also, I think the pre chorus after verse 3 starts as "And these days all is great but the water is red". Just what I am hearing. Haven't tried playing yet but the chords seem right to me. Gonna try this when I get home from work. Great song, good effort man.

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crowmisfits 10 Dec 28, 2010 12:20 PM

i'll try to guess what the pre-chorus is but there's a few words that seem like they could be either or

and these days all is great (or grey? since the next line is talking about color) but the water's red
i entertain these insane visions in my head
i fell in love just above all these ________
where the vultures encircle our sinking sails

now, that blank spot is the big question mark. most people are guessing that it's vapor trails or paper trails but it doesn't really make sense either way, i'm not saying that it's uncommon for that to happen in songs especially with a writer like Matt Skiba who uses a lot of metaphors but if you consider the theme of the song (sailing) i'm thinking it's got something to do with that. i think it might be ----- rails and not trails but people are getting the "t" sound from the word in front of it which if you listen closely could either end with a "t" or "ch" sound. it would also make sense for it to be a part of a boat because of the next line, he says he fell in love just above this _____ part of the boat and now just above the same part of the boat is where the vultures are encircling the sinking sails.

all the other lyrics seem correct, except the one part in the chorus with the question mark which is "i held you sailing in my heart"

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crowmisfits 10 Dec 28, 2010 05:22 PM

ok that last comment was the first time i ever left a comment on here and it really sucks that they don't let you delete or edit them after the fact. anyways "vapor trails" would make sense because they are in the sky and that's where the vultures are circling.

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