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Author
The Killers - Human
Tabbed by: RCH15
Tuning: Standard

I tabbed this from both the performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on 11/25/2008 (It was live, 
I don't think they did anything differently), and just from listening to the song.

Intro
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||----------8---------8---------8---------8-----| x2
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h5h8------|
||----------------------------------------------|

Verse/1st pre-chorus/chorus (Play until the end of the first chorus)
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------8---------8---------7---------7---------8-------8---|
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h4h7-----0h4h7-----0h5h8---0h5h8----|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|

After the chorus, play this riff for a little bit until the keys come in.

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

Second Verse (Play after "They always did the best they could")
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------8---------8---------7---------7---------8-------8---|
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h4h7-----0h4h7-----0h5h8---0h5h8----|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|

It gets tricky when the song hits the chorus again. Apparently, there are two guitars 
in the chorus. One playing the riff after the first chorus, and another playing the verse riff.

Second Pre-chorus/Chorus
Guitar One (Stop playing when the chorus ends at "Will your system be alright?")
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------8---------8---------7---------7---------8-------8---|
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h4h7-----0h4h7-----0h5h8---0h5h8----|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar Two (Stop when Guitar one stops.)
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-----10--10----10--10-12-10----10----------------|
||---10--10--10----10---------10-------------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|

Third Pre-chorus/Chorus (No second guitar here. Just play the verse riff)
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------8---------8---------7---------7---------8-------8---|
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h4h7-----0h4h7-----0h5h8---0h5h8----|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|

Fourth Pre-chorus/Chorus (Guitar two comes back in.)
Guitar 1:
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------8---------8---------7---------7---------8-------8---|
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h4h7-----0h4h7-----0h5h8---0h5h8----|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-----10--10----10--10-12-10----10----------------|
||---10--10--10----10---------10-------------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|

Outro (The guitar continues to play the verse riff until it fades off)
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||----------8---------8---------7---------7---------8-------8---|
||-----0h5h8-----0h5h8-----0h4h7-----0h4h7-----0h5h8---0h5h8----|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|


I know it isn't perfect, but it's fairly easy and it sounds good. I also know there is 
more to the song. Sadly, I have no idea what else there is. These are just the basic 
that are played throughout the song, and where and when to play them. Have fun.

            
            
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Jadensherrard 474 Nov 27, 2008 06:54 PM

I'm not bragging or trying to make tab look better or anything but this does not sound right at all. It is the exact way it is performed live but if you played this in front of someone, they wouldn't know what the heck your playing. My tab is way! more accurate, understandable and written in a short way, so you dont have to print out 3 pages of the same riff.

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RCH15 45 Nov 29, 2008 01:07 PM

Okay, let me get this straight;

You just said it's exactly the way they play it live, bbuutttt it's not right?

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gravityfree9 37 Apr 16, 2016 01:25 PM

This tab is inaccurate - some of the notes are correct in the intro/verse, but not enough to pass as an accurate tab. Missing some parts of the song, and the riff you have tabbed for certain sections are not played in that section.

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