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                            HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (Acoustic)- The Fray
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Tabbed by: Tyler J
Email: full_metal_orange AT hotmail DOT com

Tuning: Capo 3


[Intro and Verse]

   G                Dsus4/F#         Em7              Dsus4/F#

e|--3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
B|------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3---|
G|----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2-|
D|-------------------0---------------------------------0---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3---------------------------------0--------------------------------|
                                                           Step one,
                                                           Let him
                                                           As he

    G                Dsus4/F#         Em7              Dsus4/F#
e|--3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
B|------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3---|
G|----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2-|
D|-------------------0---------------------------------0---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3---------------------------------0--------------------------------|

You say we need to talk.      He walks, you say sit down it’s just a talk
Know that you know best.      ‘Cause after all you do know best.
Begins to raise his voice,    you lower yours, grant him one last choice


    G                Dsus4/F#         Em7              Dsus4/F#
e|--3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
B|------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3---|
G|----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2-|
D|-------------------0---------------------------------0---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3---------------------------------0--------------------------------|

He smiles politely back at you.      You smile politely right on through
Try to slip past his defence,        without granting innocence
Drive until you lose the road        or break with the ones you’ve followed


    G                Dsus4/F#         Em7              Dsus4/F#
e|--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3-|
B|--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3-|
G|--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2-|
D|--0---0-0---0-0-0--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0-|
A|--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0-|
E|--3---3-3---3-3-3--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2-|

Some sort of window to your right.   As he goes left and you stay right
Lay down a list of what is wrong.    The things you’ve told him all along
He will do one of two things         He will admit to everything


    G                Dsus4/F#         Em7              Dsus4/F#
e|--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3-|
B|--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3-|
G|--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2-|
D|--0---0-0---0-0-0--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0-|
A|--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0-|
E|--3---3-3---3-3-3--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2-|

Between the lines of fear and blame,    you begin to wonder why you came
Pray to God he hears you                And pray to God he hears you
Or he’ll say he’s not the same          and you’ll begin to wonder why you came


[Chorus]

    C                D                Em7              G       Dsus4/F#
e|--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3---3---3---|
B|--1---1-1---1-1-1--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--0---0---3---3---|
G|--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--0---0---2---2---|
D|--2---2-2---2-2-2-------------------2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0---0---0---|
A|--3---3-3---3-3-3-------------------2---2-2---2-2-2--2---2---0---0---|
E|--x---x-x---x-x-x-------------------0---0-0---0-0-0--3---3---2---2---|

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend, somewhere along in the bitterness and

    C                D                Em7              G       Dsus4/F#
e|--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--3---3-3---3-3-3--3-------3-------|
B|--1---1-1---1-1-1--3---3-3---3-3-3--3---3-3---3-3-3--0-------3-------|
G|--0---0-0---0-0-0--2---2-2---2-2-2--0---0-0---0-0-0--0-------2-------|
D|--2---2-2---2-2-2-------------------2---2-2---2-2-2--0-------0-------|
A|--3---3-3---3-3-3-------------------2---2-2---2-2-2--2-------0-------|
E|--x---x-x---x-x-x-------------------0---0-0---0-0-0--3-------2-------|

I would have stayed with you all night. Had I known how to save a life

        Repeat the Intro/Verse/Chorus Progression 3 times
        Then play the chorus again and go into the bridge and play it twice


[Bridge]

   G                Dsus4/F#         Em7              Dsus4/F#

e|--3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3-------|
B|------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-------3---|
G|----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2-|
D|-------------------0---------------------------------0---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3---------------------------------0--------------------------------|
                                                      How to save a life

Play the chorus again twice and the bridge once. End on G



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Guitarist24/7 10 Jan 05, 2011 03:48 PM

This is not exactly how the song sound like, but for anyone tht just wants a melody or something while they sing, then this is it. It's very simple and plus it sounds great with the song lol.

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