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Author
Switchfoot
Mess of Me
Hello Hurricane

This is for the official studio version of the song.
*Chords are listed at end of song

Riff 1
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|------12-12-12-12-12-12b---10----10---10-10----|
E|--0---------------------------12--------------0|

                  for bend^: bend 1/4 step and back (very quick, hardly sounds like a bend)
EDIT: they don't actually bend it in the CD, so bend is optional. It just makes it sound 
bit cooler.

Riff 3 (R3)
e|---------|
B|--12-----|
G|--14b16--|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

Intro – Riff 1 4x

Verse 1
                      Riff 1
I am my own affliction
                   Riff 1
I am my own disease
                                       Riff 1
There ain't no drug that they could sell
                                       Riff 1
Ah, there ain't no drug to make me well

Pre-Chorus 1
Riff 2
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
Riff 2
It's not enough
The sickness is myself

Riff 2 (R2) (uses some sort of delay, not sure how many times he picks notes)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-5------4------4------2-|

Chorus
Guitar 1
Em
I made a mess of me
  C5                             G5
I wanna get back the rest of me

I've made a mess of me
  B5                                Em
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

I've made a mess of me

  C5                            G5
I wanna get back the rest of me

I've made a mess of me
  B5                                C5
I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
    B5                   Riff 1 x2
The rest of my life alive

Guitar 2 (this is actually the keyboard player Jerome's part,but if you want to do it on guitar
here's the tab)
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8----5----12----10----8----5----12----10----8----7--|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
 play each note rapidly -- one note for each chord in chorus.

Riff 1 x2

Verse 2
                          Riff 1
We lock our souls in cages
                          Riff 1
We hide inside our shells
             R3                    Riff 1
It's hard to free the ones you love
                                  Riff 1
Oh when you can't forgive yourself

Yeah forgive yourself

Pre-Chorus 2
R2
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
R2
There ain't no drug
The sickness is myself

Chorus 2:
Em
I made a mess of me
  C5                             G5
I wanna get back the rest of me

I've made a mess of me
  B5                                Em
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

I've made a mess of me
  C5                          G5
I wanna reverse this tragedy

I've made a mess of me
  B5                                C5
I wanna spend the rest of my live alive
    B5
The rest of my life alive


Interlude:

Guitar 1
Em

Guitar 2

B---15: bend whole step
B---14: bend 1/2 of a step     B---15----------| bend 3/4 of a step
B---11: bend 1/4 of a step     B---16----------| bend whole step
e|-------------------------    ----------------|
B|--15^-----14^-----11^----    --15b--16b18----|
G|------12------11------10-    ----------------|
D|-------------------------    ----------------|
A|-------------------------    ----------------|
E|-------------------------    ----------------|

Bridge

There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
No drug to make me well
There ain't no drug
It's not enough
I'm breaking up
The sickness is myself

The sickness is myself

Guitar 1, palm muted (weird picking pattern, might take time to get used to)
A|------------------------|
E|-0—-00--0--0--0--00--0--| x12 then when Jon says “self” the first time, hit one open E.

Guitar 2 (starts at first “there ain't no drug”)
E|--------------------- ---------------------------------------|
B|--------------------- ---------------------------------------|
G|----12-14-14-b16-[x2] —--12-14-14b16--14—-14-14-12-11--------|
D|-14------------------ 14------------------------------14-----|
A|--------------------- ---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------- ------------------------------------0--|

E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----12-14-14-b16-------12-14-14-b16-----|
D|-14-------12-b14----14------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|
G--—-12-14-14b16--14—--14-12-11----12/-|
D-14----------------------------14-----|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|

Chorus 2
Outro - Em

*Chords Used
    Em   C5  G5  B5
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|---(9)--(9)(4)-(8)-|
D|--2(9)--10--5---9--|
A|--2(7)--10--5---9--|
E|--0(0)---8--3---7--|

            
            
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A.D.W. 41 Dec 17, 2009 06:48 AM

Great tab they do do the bend in the intro btw, if you watch the in studio video on youtube you can see jon bending...thanks for the tab

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mybabyfirebird 10 Mar 24, 2013 06:25 PM

one correction but other than that awesome job

This:

riff2
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-5------4------4------2-|

should be
riff2:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12--12-12-12-12\11--11-11-11-11\8--8-8-8-8/9--9-9-9-9------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10--10-10-10-10\9---9--9--9--9-\6--6-6-6-6/7--7-7-7-7------------|
E|--0---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0-----0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------------|

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