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--Title: Perfect (Live Acoustic as played on 9/28/2007)
--Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins
--Release: Adore
--Last updated: 3/26/09

--Transcription by: Oteriman


--Tuning: C# G# C# F# G# Eb (From standard tuning, first tune down half a step, 
then drop D, then tune the B string down a whole step)

NOTE: I’m not going to bother with rhythm.

--INTRO

He strums this first to check the tuning...
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--VERSE 1

“I Know...”               x 2
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“...that lovers...”
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“We are...”               x 2
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“...that something...”
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--PRECHORUS 1A

“But please...”
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“Next time...”
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--CHORUS 1

“Perfect...”        x 4
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“...memories unwind...”
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--PRECHORUS 1B

“So far...”
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“But now...”
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--INTERLUDE
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--VERSE 2

“Angel...”                x 2
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“The letters...”
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--PRECHORUS 2

“So please...”
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“You’ll see...”
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--CHORUS 2

“Perfect...”        x 4
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“...but lovers...”
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“Perfect...”        x 2
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“...we promised...”
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--OUTRO

“Perfect...”       x 2
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Ends on...
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THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


b   - bend
r   - release
gb  - gradual bend
gr  - gradual release
h   - hammer on
p   - pull off
T   - trill
W   - whammy bar dive
\   - slide down
/   - slide up
x   - mute
X\  - pick slide
~~~ - vibrato
*7  - artificial harmonic
*7* - natural harmonic
... - palm mute
(0) - optional note
XXX - tremolo pick
alt - variation of riff

--LYRICS

i know
we're just like old friends
we just can't pretend
that lovers make amends

we are
reasons so unreal
we can't help but feel
that something has been lost

but please
you know you're just like me
next time
i promise we'll be perfect
perfect

perfect
strangers down the line
lovers out of time
memories unwind

so far i still know who you are
but now i wonder who i was

angel
you know it's not the end
we'll always be good friends
but the letters have been sent on

so please
you always were so free
you'll see
i promise we'll be perfect
perfect

perfect
strangers when we meet
strangers on the street
lovers while we sleep

perfect
you know this has to be
we always were so free
we promised that we'd be
perfect

            
            
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