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Song: Death to Birth
Artist: Michael Pitt / Pagoda
Tabbed by: Greg Funston
From the movie Last Days


This is a fairly easy song, but it can be hard to get the right picking order. its built 
the Am E F G sequence, but picking each note of the chord. the song is much easier to 
if you hold the chord positions.

Intro:
  Am                        E
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------1---1-------1---1-----|
d|---2-------2----2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
a|-0------------0-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

  F                         G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----|
d|---3-------3----3-------3---0-------0---0-------0---|
a|-3------------3-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Am                        E
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1------------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2---h1---1---1-------1---1-----|
d|---2-------2----2---------h2---------2---2-------2---|
a|-0------------0----------0h2-----------2-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

  F                         G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----|
d|---3-------3----3-------3---0-------0---0-------0---|
a|-3------------3-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Verse part 1:
This is the same as the intro, but with some little variations. because of the way he 
it, it is hard to tab, but they're no note differences, just slight rhytmic ones.

  Am                        E
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------1---1-------1---1-----|
d|---2-------2----2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
a|-0------------0-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   from rape...              to right in
  F                         G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----|
d|---3-------3----3-------3---0-------0---0-------0---|
a|-3------------3-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
  to real...                 to live

  Am                        E
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------1---1-------1---1-----|
d|---2-------2----2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
a|-0------------0-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   should i lie down         or stand up?
  F                         G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----|
d|---3-------3----3-------3---0-------0---0-------0---|
a|-3------------3-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
  and walk     around       again?

  Am                        E
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------1---1-------1---1-----|
d|---2-------2----2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
a|-0------------0-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   my eyes finally           wide open up
  F                         G
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-------1------------1-----------0-----------0-------|
g|-----2---2--------2---2-------0---0-------0---0-----|
d|---3-------3----3-------3---0-------0---0-------0---|
a|-3------------3-----------2-----------2-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
  my eyes finally            wide open shut

Verse part 2:
this part is the same as the verse part 1, but instead of picking the chord twice, he 
it only once.

  Am            E
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1------------0---------|
g|-----2---2--------1---1-------|
d|---2-------2----2-------2-----|
a|-0------------2---------------|
E|------------------------------|
   To find the fount  of sound
  F              G
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1-------------0--------|
g|-----2---2---------0---0------|
d|---3-------3-----0-------0----|
a|-3-------------2-----------2--|
E|------------------------------|
  that heard the touch of my tears

Am            E
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1------------0---------|
g|-----2---2--------1---1-------|
d|---2-------2----2-------2-----|
a|-0------------2---------------|
E|------------------------------|
   smells the taste of all i waste
  F              G
e|------------------------------|
b|--------1-------------0-------|
g|------2---2---------0---0-----|
d|----3-------------0-----------|
a|--3-------------2-------------|
E|1-------------3---------------|
  could feed the others

Prechorus:
This is where he starts strumming the chords in this pattern: Q E E E Q

Am                     E
but we smother each other with nectar and
F                    G
Pucker the sour the sugar sweet weather
Am                      E
blows through our trees swims through our seas
F               G            Am           E        F    G
Flies   to the last gasp we left on this earth     ooh, oooh, ooh

Chorus:
He starts picking again here

Am            E
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1------------0---------|
g|-----2---2--------1---1-------|
d|---2-------2----2-------2-----|
a|-0------------2---------------|
E|------------------------------|
        its a long, lonely journey
  F              G
e|------------------------------|
b|--------1-------------0-------|
g|------2---2---------0---0-----|
d|----3-------------0-----------|
a|--3-------------2-------------|
E|1-------------3---------------|
   from death to birth

Am            E
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1------------0---------|
g|-----2---2--------1---1-------|
d|---2-------2----2-------2-----|
a|-0------------2---------------|
E|------------------------------|
        its a long, lonely journey
  F              G
e|------------------------------|
b|--------1-------------0-------|
g|------2---2---------0---0-----|
d|----3-------------0-----------|
a|--3-------------2-------------|
E|1-------------3---------------|
   from death to birth

Am            E
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1------------0---------|
g|-----2---2--------1---1-------|
d|---2-------2----2-------2-----|
a|-0------------2---------------|
E|------------------------------|
        its a long, lonely journey
  F              G
e|------------------------------|
b|--------1-------------0-------|
g|------2---2---------0---0-----|
d|----3-------------0-----------|
a|--3-------------2-------------|
E|1-------------3---------------|
   from death to

Am            E
e|------------------------------|
b|-------1------------0---------|
g|-----2---2--------1---1-------|
d|---2-------2----2-------2-----|
a|-0------------2---------------|
E|------------------------------|
        its a long, lonely journey
  F              G
e|------------------------------|
b|--------1-------------0-------|
g|------2---2---------0---0-----|
d|----3-------------0-----------|
a|--3-------------2-------------|
E|1-------------3---------------|
   from death to        birth


Break:
In this part he accents the first note of the chord, and then strums the rest, except 
the Am, like so:

Am            E
e|-------------------------|
b|-------1----------0------|
g|-----2---2--------1------|
d|---2-------2----2-2------|
a|-0------------2----------|
E|-------------------------|
   >            >
and then he strums the other 2 chords in the same pattern as before:
F             G
Q   E E E Q    Q   E E E Q

He plays it twice:

Am            E
e|-------------------------|
b|-------1----------0------|
g|-----2---2--------1------|
d|---2-------2----2-2------|
a|-0------------2----------|
E|-------------------------|
   >            >

F             G
Q   E E E Q    Q   E E E Q

Verse 2:
he plays this like the prechorus

Am             E
should i die again should i die around
F                  G
the pounds of matter wailing through space
Am       E
Oh I know I'll never know
F       G                       Am
         until i come face to face
        E        F           G
with my own       cold dead face
Am         E        F       G
oh with my own       wooden case

Pause
Aggresively, percussively

Am        E        F       G
You   are with me, with me ooohhh,
Am           E     F       G
Im mourning you    oohhh oohh

Outro:
Begins with the 4 chords, played extremely hard, super percussively, gradually accelerating

Am    E    F    G
Am   E   F    G
Am  E *he breaks his low E string here (not advised that you do the same) and 
after a short pause he rips it off (also not advised).*

restarts strumming:
lightly, slowly, peacefully

Am     E              F
its a long lonely journey
     G
from death to birth

Am     E              F
its a long lonely journey
     G
from death to birth         *Remember to play this part without the e string
                             (low) if you want it to sound like the movie*
Am     E              F
its a long lonely journey
     G
from death to

Am     E              F
its a long lonely journey
     G            Am  *end softly, strumming the chord from the a string up
from death to    birth


END

            
            
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420 FREAK 280 Jan 05, 2007 09:48 PM

you even got the words i couldn't even make them out

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nork68 10 Apr 10, 2008 04:56 AM

Please, what is "Q E E E Q" ?

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muse-ik 41 Apr 25, 2008 07:41 PM

It's the timing of the note. in this case, a quarter note followed by 3 eight notes, followed by another quarter note. Just accent the first note, and then follow it up with 3 strums. cheers =)

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