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CREDIT GOES TO: Nikiola

===================================================
THE DECLINE  -  NoFX
===================================================

chords in this song (mostly powerchords)
       low<----->high
E	0-2-2-1-0-0
E7	0-2-0-1-0-0
E5	0-2-2-x-x-x
F5	1-3-3-x-x-x
G5	3-5-5-x-x-x
G5*	2-5-5-x-x-x
G#5	4-6-6-x-x-x
A	0-0-2-2-2-0
Am	0-0-2-2-1-0
A5	5-7-7-x-x-x
A#5	6-8-8-x-x-x
B5      7-9-9-x-x-x     or   x-2-4-4-x-x
C5	8-10-10-x-x-x   or   x-3-5-5-x-x
C5*	7-10-10-x-x-x
C#5	9-11-11-x-x-x   or   x-4-6-6-x-x
C#5!	x-4-9-x-x-x     or   9-x-9-x-x-x
D5	x-5-7-7-x-x     or   10-12-12-x-x-x
D5!	x-5-9-x-x-x
E5^   x-7-9-9-x-x
F5^	x-8-10-10-x-x
G5^	x-10-12-12-x-x
A5^	x-12-14-14-x-x
==================================================
the decline
==================================================
|-----------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------2-2--------
|--7-7----3-3----5-5----5-5----------2-2---0----
|--7-7----3-3----3-3----5-5----7\--0-----3---3--
|--5-5----1-1----3-3----3-3---------------------

|------------------------------|----------------
|------------------------------|----------------
|----2-2----------2-2----------|-5-7-----5------
|----2-2---0------2-2---0------|-5-7-7-7-5-7----
|--0-----3---3--0-----3---3--0-|-3-5-7-7-3-7----
|------------------------------|-----5-5---5----

|------------------------------|-----------------
|------------------------------|-----------------
|----2-2----------2-2----------|-----------------
|----2-2---0------2-2---0------|-5-5--5--5--5----
|--0-----3---3--0-----3---3--0-|-5-5--5--5--5----
|------------------------------|-----------------

|----------------|---------------------------------
|----------------|---------------------------------
|----------------|-----------5-7-5----------5-7-5--
|--4-4--4--4--4--|--7--7--7--5-7-5-7--7--7--5-7-5--
|--5-5--5--5--5--|--7--7--7--3-5-3-7--7--7--3-5-3--
|----------------|--5--5--5--------5--5--5---------





|------------------|------------|------------------
|------------------|------------|------------------
|-----------5-7-5--|-5-7-----5--|-----------5-7-5--
|--7--7--7--5-7-5--|-5-7-7-7-5--|--7--7--7--5-7-5--
|--7--7--7--3-5-3--|-3-5-7-7-3--|--7--7--7--3-5-3--
|--5--5--5---------|-----5-5----|--5--5--5---------

|------------------|-------------------------------
|------------------|-------------------------------
|-----------5-7-5--|--5-5----4-4--7-7--------------
|--7--7--7--5-7-5--|--5-5----5-5--7-7----5-6-------
|--7--7--7--3-5-3--|--------------5-5--7-----------
|--5--5--5---------|-------------------------------
A5^                             D5
where are all the stupid people from
A5^  F5^              C5    G5^
and how'd they get to be so dumb?
C5                       C5*
bred on purple mountain range
                    A#5 
feed amber waves of grains
                A5              F5 
to lesser human beings, zero feelings

|-------------------------------------------------
|--10-10--10--10-10--10/12-12--12-/13-13--13------
|-------------------------------------------------
|--7--7---7---7--7---7-/9--9---9--/10-10--10------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
  A5
|-------------------------------------------------
|--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10-----
|-------------------------------------------------
|--7--7---7---7--7---7---7--7---7---7--7---7------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
  A5 
|-------------------------------------------------
|--10-10--10--10-10--10/12-12--12-/13-13--13------
|-------------------------------------------------
|--7--7---7---7--7---7-/9--9---9--/10-10--10------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
  A5
|-------------------------------------------------
|--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10-----
|-------------------------------------------------
|--7--7---7---7--7---7---7--7---7---7--7---7------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
   A5                               (blame it on!)
|-------------------------------------------------
|--10-10--10--10-10--10/12-12--12-/13-13--13------
|-------------------------------------------------
|--7--7---7---7--7---7-/9--9---9--/10-10--10------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------





   F5^
|-------------------------------------------------
|--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10-----
|-------------------------------------------------
|--7--7---7---7--7---7---7--7---7---7--7---7------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------    
                                                 
   A5

A5      F5^              C5 
human nature, man's destiny (man's destiny)
F5^                       C5         
blame it on the greediocracy (greediocracy)
C5          G5^             A#5            F5^
the fear of God the fear of change fear of truth

C5
add the bill of rights 
C5           F5      G#5 
subtract the wrongs (theres no answers!)
C5
memorize and sing 
C5            F5     G#5
star spangled songs (when the questions!)
C5          G5
aren't ever asked
G5         A5               F5 
is anybody learning from the past?
C5               G5          F5
we're living in united stagnation

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
A5                 G5^
father what have i done
  C5        A#5    A5
i took that twenty two
  F5      C5      G5
a gift to me from you 
D5                  A5 
to bed with me each night 
A5      F5^               C5   
kept it clean polished it well
F5^             C5        C5*   F5^
cherished every cartridge every shell
A5                      F5
down by the creek under brush under dirt
F5       G5                   A5
theres a carcass of my second kill

|---------------
|---------------
|--------------- (i can't get this to sound right!)
|---------------
|--------7-6-5--
|--5-4-3--------


A5                     F5^
down at the park under stone under under pine
F5^      G5^                   A5
theres a carcass of my brother william
A5      F5^
brother where have you gone to i swear
F5^               C5
i never thought i could i see so many times
C5                    F5^
they told me to shoot straight
F5^
don't pull the trigger squeeze 
F5^                C5
that will insure a kill a kill is what you want
C5                F5^  C5  F5^ C5  F5^ C5
to kill is why we breed

[rythem fig.1]
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-----12-----------------------------|
|-----12----12----12----12----12-----|
|--10----10----10----10----10----10--|

|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|----12---12--------12---------|
|----12---12---12---12---12----|
|--9----9----9----9----9----9--|

|----------------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------------|-12----12-----12----|
|---12--------12---12--------|-12-12-12--12-12-12-|
|---12---12---12---12---12---|-10-12-10--12-10-12-|
|-8----8----8----8----8----8-|----10-----10----10-|

|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-----12-----------------------------|
|-----12----12----12----12----12-----|
|--10----10----10----10----10----10--|

|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|----12---12--------12---------|
|----12---12---12---12---12----|
|--9----9----9----9----9----9--|
                                 [end rythem fig.1]
|----------------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------------|-12----12-----12----|
|---12--------12---12--------|-12-12-12--12-12-12-|
|---12---12---12---12---12---|-10-12-10--12-10-12-|
|-8----8----8----8----8----8-|----10-----10----10-|




[rythem fig.1]
the christians love their guns 
the church and n - r - a
pray for thier salvations
prey on the lower faiths

[rythem fig.2]
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-----14-----------------------------|
|-----14----14----14----14----14-----|
|--12----12----12----12----12----12--|

|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----14----14----------14----------|
|-----14----14----14----14----14----|
|--11----11----11----11----11----11-|

|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|----14----------------------14-----|
|----14----14----14----14----14-----|
|-10----10----10----10----10----10--|

                       [end rythem fig.2]
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|--14----14-----14-----|
|--14-14-14--14-14-14--|
|--12-14-12--14-12-14--|
|-----12-----12----12--|

[rythem fig.2]
the story books been read
and every line believed

[rythem fig.2]
cirriculums been set
logic is a threat
reason searched and seized

|-0------------------------------------------------
|-0------------------------------------------------
|-1------------------------------------------------
|-2----4-6-4---6-4----4-6-4---4-6-4-6-4----7-7-7-7-
|-2--7-------7------7-------7-----------7----------
|-0------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--7-6-4--7-7-7-7-6-4----4-6-4---------------------
|----------------------7-------7-4---7-4---4-7-4-7-
|----------------------------------7-----7---------





|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--4------------6-6-7-7-6-4----|
|----7-4-7--7-7-------------7--|
|------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------
|10\9-9-9-9-10/12-12-12-12-10\9-9-9-9-10/12-12-12--
|--------------------------------------------------
|-7\6-6-6-6-7/-9--9--9--9---7\6-6-6-6--7/9--9--9---
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------------------------|
|10\9-9-9-9-10/12-12-12-12-10\9-9-9-9-10/12--|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-7\6-6-6-6-7/-9--9--9--9---7\6-6-6-6--7/9---|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
E5^                            A   Am
(jerry spent some time in michigan)
E5              C#5          F#5          B5
a twenty year vacation after all he had a dime
E5^                              C#5  B5  
(a dime is worth a lot more in detroit)
A5            E5       A5            B5
a dime in california a twenty dollar fine

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
E5^                         A      Am
(jerry only stayed a couple months)
E5            C#5     
its hard to enjoy yourself 
      F#5              B5
while bleeding out the ass
E5^                         C#5  B5  
(asphyxiation is simple and fast)
A5            E5                A5            B5
it beats seventeen fun years of being someonesbitch
E5^
don't think (stay!)
           D5!
drink your wine (home!)
               C#5!
watch the fire burn (be!)
                 A5
his problems not mine (safe!)
A5
just be that model citizen

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--/7-7-----------/7-7--7-7-xx-xx--/7-7-----------|
|--/7-7-5--5-5-5--/7-7--7-7-xx-xx--/7-7-5--5-5-5--|
|-------5--5-5-5------------------------5--5-5-5--|
|-------------------------------------------------|


|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|--9-9-7--6-7-6--|
|--9-9-7--6-7-6--|
|--7-7-5--4-5-4--|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--/7-7-----------/7-7--7-7-xx-xx--/7-7-----------|
|--/7-7-5--5-5-5--/7-7--7-7-xx-xx--/7-7-5--5-5-5--|
|-------5--5-5-5------------------------5--5-5-5--|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|----------|
|----------|
|----------|
|--9-9-7---|
|--9-9-7---|
|--7-7-5---|
E
(i wish i had a schilling) 
E7                   A
(for every senseless killing)
     Am
(i'd buy a government)
E
(americas for sale)
E7                           A
(and you can get a good deal on it)
     Am
(and make a healthy profit)  

or.................

E5              C5      A5             E5  
maybe, tear it apart      start with assumption
E5                        C5    A5              E5
that a million people are smart    smarter than one

[trombone riff]
E5 C5 D5 G5 G5*

[trombone riff]
E5 C5 D5 G5 G5*

|---------------------------------------
|--8-8-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8--
|---------------------------------------
|--5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5--
|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
   E5      C5      D5      E5       E5

|---------------------------------------
|--8-8-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8--
|---------------------------------------
|--5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5--
|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
   E5      C5      D5      E5       E5

|---------------------------------------
|--8-8-----7-7-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8--
|---------------------------------------
|--5-5-----4-4-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5--
|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
   E5      C5      D5      E5       E5

|---------------------------------------
|--8-8-----4-4-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8--
|---------------------------------------
|--5-5-----1-1-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5--
|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
   E5      C5      D5      E5       E5

[rythem fig.3]
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------
|---------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8--
                                 [end rythem fig.3]
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---
|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------------------------------

[rythem fig.3]
serotonin's gone she gave up drifted away
 
E5^     D5!                 C#5*
  sara fled thought process gone
C5           D5                G5
she left her answering machine on
E5^          D5!          C#5*
the greeting left spoke insincere
C5    D5                  G5
messages no one will ever hear
A5     C5         G5
10,000 messages a day
G5        D5                 A5
a million more transmissions lay 
A5      C5             G5
victims of the laissez faire
A5     C5               G5
10,000 voices a hundred guns
G5  D5                A5
100 decibels turns to one
A5        C5           G5
one bullet one empty head

E5                  D5
now with serrotonin gone  (gone!)






C5 B5 A5 G5 E5

|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--9-9---9---9-9--9/13-13---13---13-13--
|---------------------------------------
|--7-7---7---7-7--7/11-11---11---11-11--
|---------------------------------------

|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--9-9---9---9-9--9/13-13---13---13-13--
|---------------------------------------
|--7-7---7---7-7--7/11-11---11---11-11--
|---------------------------------------

|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--9-9---9---9-9--9/13-13---13---13-13--
|---------------------------------------
|--7-7---7---7-7--7/11-11---11---11-11--
|---------------------------------------
C5  B5  A5  G5  E5

|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--9-9---9---9-9--9/13-13---13---13-13--
|---------------------------------------
|--7-7---7---7-7--7/11-11---11---11-11--
|---------------------------------------
C5  B5  A5  G5  E5

|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--9-9---9---9-9--9/13-13---13---13-13--
|---------------------------------------
|--7-7---7---7-7--7/11-11---11---11-11--
|---------------------------------------
C5  B5  A5  G5  E5

|---------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------
|--9-9---9---9-9--9/13-13---13---13-13--
|---------------------------------------
|--7-7---7---7-7--7/11-11---11---11-11--
|---------------------------------------
C5  B5  A5  G5  E5

            
            
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RaZerPunk130875 95 Jan 01, 2003 07:00 PM

hey, you are very brave to tab this damn song... i tried but thats alot of tabbing!!!

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MyBand_NME_rulz 30 Feb 26, 2004 07:00 PM

this is some good stuff... UNTILL YOU STOP B4 ITS OVER!

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Nicholad 10 Mar 01, 2004 07:00 PM

Are both guitars playing the same ?

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