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Selling the News
Switchfoot

Verse: on the upbeat:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------| \
G|------------------------------12/-------|  \
D|------------------------------x/--------|   \
A|--x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-10/-------|    \
E|--x-7-x-7-x-7-x-7-x-6-x-6-x-6-----------|     \
                                                  repeat x4
e|----------------------------------------|     /
B|----------------------------------------|    /
G|---------------------------7~---6~------|   /
D|---------------------------x~---x~------|  / 
A|--x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-4-x-4--5~---4~------| /
E|--x-3-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-2-x-2---------------|

Welcome to the holy city, a silver screen
Built with the lens and a low self-esteem
A teenagers plea for meaning and means. We're selling the news
See, opinions are easier to swallow than facts
The grays instead of the whites and the blacks
If you shoot it too straight they won't come back. We're selling the news
See money speaks volumes louder than words
And virtues with wings maybe not quite at first 
But the salaries are paying for the ad not the verbs. We're selling the news
See all men are equal all is for sale
A powerful dog has been chasing his tail
The lowest common denominator prevails. We're selling the news

Chorus
e|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-----------------|------7-6-------|------7-6-------|------7-6-7-6---|
D|-----------------|----9-----9-7-9-|----9-------7-9-|----9---------9-| x2
A|-----------9-----|--9-------------|--9-------9-----|--9-------------|
E|--7-7/10-9---7-7-|----------------|----------------|----------------|

I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything is in between.
The fact is fiction. The fact is fiction.
I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything is in between.
The fact is fiction. Suspicion is a new religion.

Verse: on the upbeat:
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------| \
G|------------------------------12/-------|  \ 
D|------------------------------x/--------|   \
A|--x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-x-9-10/-------|    \
E|--x-7-x-7-x-7-x-7-x-6-x-6-x-6-----------|     \
                                                  repeat x2
e|----------------------------------------|     /
B|----------------------------------------|    /
G|---------------------------7~---6~------|   /
D|---------------------------x~---x~------|  /
A|--x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-4-x-4--5~---4~------| /
E|--x-3-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-2-x-2---------------|

America listens the story is told
With an eye on truth as the story unfolds
The ratings determine the story was sold. We're selling the news
Begging the question longer in fear
Stroking the eyes and tickling ears
The truth seldom just as it appears. We're selling the news

Chorus
e|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-----------------|------7-6-------|------7-6-------|------7-6-7-6---|
D|-----------------|----9-----9-7-9-|----9-------7-9-|----9---------9-| x2
A|-----------9-----|--9-------------|--9-------9-----|--9-------------|
E|--7-7/10-9---7-7-|----------------|----------------|----------------|

I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything is in between.
The fact is fiction. The fact is fiction.
I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything is in between.
The fact is fiction. Suspicion is a new religion.

"I can see your talking heads.."
e|------------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
B|------------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
G|------------------|------------------|--------7--------|---------------|
D|------7---7~--7---|------7---7~--7---|--7/9-9---9~-9-8-|--8-8-8-8~-8-9-|
A|--7/9---9-------9-|--7/9---9-------9-|-----------------|---------------|
E|------------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|

e|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G|------7---9/11~--9p7---|------7---9/11~--9p7---|
D|--7/9---9------------9-|--7/9---9------------9-|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|

I can see your talking heads, on the television set.
On the internet they said, that fact is fiction.
Suspicion is a new religion.

Solo (the verse chords can go over this):
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--9/11~~~-----9/11\9----------------------|
D|----------9-8--------9-8-7~-5~-4~-2~-2/4~-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

"Substance.."
e|------------------------|----------------------|
B|------------------------|----------------------|
G|------------------------|----------------------|
D|------------------------|----------------------| x3
A|--9-9-9-9------9-9-9-9--|--5-5-5-5-----4-4-4-4-|
E|--7-7-7-7-10p7-6-6-6-6--|--3-3-3-3-5p3-2-2-2-2-|

e|------------------------|----------------|
B|------------------------|----------------|
G|------------------------|----------------|
D|------------------------|----------------| 
A|--9-9-9-9------9-9-9-9--|--5-5-5-5-----4-|
E|--7-7-7-7-10p7-6-6-6-6--|--3-3-3-3-5p3-2-|

Tremolo Picking comes in the third chord progression, on "when nothing.."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|--4444444466666666777777779~---|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

Substance, oh substance! Where have you been?
You've been replaced by the masters of spin
You make good looking books and write mystery in. We're selling the news.
The lines start to blur I get so confused.
I get shiny new models mixed up with the blues.
I get binary code mixed up with abuse.
The facts are simply one option to choose.
When nothing is sacred there's nothing to lose.
When nothing is sacred all is consumed.
Were still on the air it must be the truth. We're selling the news.

Chorus
e|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-----------------|------7-6-------|------7-6-------|------7-6-7-6---|
D|-----------------|----9-----9-7-9-|----9-------7-9-|----9---------9-| x2
A|-----------9-----|--9-------------|--9-------9-----|--9-------------|
E|--7-7/10-9---7-7-|----------------|----------------|----------------|

I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything is in between.
The fact is fiction. The fact is fiction.
I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything is in between.
The fact is fiction. The fact is fiction.

Last Chorus:
e|------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|------7---7-7-7---|------7---9/11~-9p7---|------7---9/11~-9p7---|
D|--7/9---9-------9-|--7/9---9-----------9-|--7/9---9-----------9-|
A|------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E|------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

I want to believe you. I want to believe but everything I see is greed
The fact is fiction. Suspicion is a new religion.

The ending chord is a Bm7:
e|--7--|
B|--7--|
G|--7--|
D|--7--| (hold it out for a while)
A|--9--|
E|--7--|

            
            
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hurricaneherman 2,230 Nov 04, 2011 09:10 AM

This tab doesn't make any sense to me. I'm going to wait a little to rate it bad but I've already tabbed half of it and it looks nothing like this.

The first verse is only this

e|10--| |10--9---10--3-3-3-3-------|
B|12--| |12--12--12------------3---|
G|----| |--------------------------|
D|----|X2|--------------------------|
A|----| |--------------------------|
D|----| |--------------------------|

The timing's not quite right but you get the idea.
And also that chorus I think is the bass part.

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nallek 406 Nov 04, 2011 02:08 PM

Since the song has a ton of bass in it and isn't primarily guitar, my tab is just the bass part for guitar, not exactly the part that Drew plays. My guitar teacher and I figured this tab out and it sounds right when played with the song.

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hurricaneherman 2,230 Nov 05, 2011 09:22 AM

Ah I see, so you just added the prominent guitar parts and where you couldn't hear it bass.

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