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Tonic - "Take me as I am"
From "Head on Straight" album
Drop D tuning, 
tabbed by jjhand

A nice rock song with good yet simple lead guitar added on. Please
rate or comment.

Intro - played 4x w/ Distortion

   D/G        D      
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-7-7--7--7--7------7--7-7-| <- last few notes are one guitar
D|-7-7--7--7--0------0--0-0-|    * not played on 4th time
A|-5-5--5--5--0-------------|
D|-5-5--5--5--0-------------|


When playing intro, harmonics are added on 3rd time through

Clean Guitar Harmonics - play 2x 
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-----------7NH----------|
D|-5NH---4NH-----4NH--5NH-|




Verse Riff - Play 8x during lyrics

   Guitar 1
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|-----0--------------|
D|---0---7--7---------|
A|--------------------|
D|-5----------0-------|
 |
 | Guitar 2 (sometimes high E is omitted in arpeggios)
e|-------------------0-------|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3---|
G|---2-----2-----2---------2-|
D|-0-----0-----0-------------|
A|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|

"I never knew my father
I never knew his pain
Or that an empty home life
Would break him down again
So when I feel like running,
I have to look inside
I want to find the answer
I want to break my line"




Prechorus - 
e|-------5---5---5-----|-------5---5---5-----|-------|---------------|
B|-----8---8---5---8---|-----8---8---8---8---|-3-----|---------------|
G|-0-------------------|-0-------------------|-2-----|-----0---------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|-4-----|---0---7---7---|
A|---------------------|---------------------|-5-----|---------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|-0-----|-5-----------0-|

"Fear          falls     down      like rain, & it makes me whole again"


e|-------5---5---5-----|-------5---5---5-----|
B|-----8---8---5---8---|-----8---8---8---8---|
G|-0-------------------|-0-------------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|
A|---------------------|---------------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|

  "Fear falls like rain"



Chorus - play 2x

  Guitar 1
   D              Asus A         Bm             G
e|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
B|-3------------|-3----2-------|-3------------|-------------|
G|-2------------|-2----2-------|-4------------|-0----0------|
D|-0------------|-2----2-------|-4------------|-5----5------|
A|-0------------|-0----0-------|-2------------|-5----5------|
D|-0------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5------|
 |
 |Guitar 2
e|-2-3-2-0-2----|--------------|-2-3-2-0-2----|-3-----------|
B|-3------------|-3----2-------|-3------------|-0-----------|
G|--------------|-2----2-------|--------------|-0----7NH----|
D|--------------|-2----2-------|--------------|-------------|
A|--------------|-0----0-------|--------------|-------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|


1)"Take me as I am, I'm not broken...
                               Pieces of my life are not tokens"

2)"I want to let you know that I'm still learning...  
                               how to love again & stop hurting"




Play Intro 2x before Verse 2



Verse 2 - Same as before but Guitar 2 plays Harmonics riff.

Lyrics:
"I want to roll my darkness into a million suns
I need to find forgiveness when all the pain is done
I want to hear I'm sorry, I want to let you go
I have to find my own life, I want to learn to grow"




Prechorus 2 - Same as before

Repeat Chorus


  Bridge

   Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-| repeat last bar
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|-------------------------------|
 |
 | Guitar 2 (with delay throughout bridge)
e|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-10------10--10----------------|-12/14-----14--14--14/15--15------|
G|-----------------0---0---0---0-|-------------------------------14-|
D|-7-------7---7---5h7-9---9p7-5-|--9/11-----11--11--11/12--12------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------12-|
D|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|



  Guitar 2 (as Guitar 1 plays Intro)
e|------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-15---------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----14-12--12-11--11-x--11---|-14----12----11--11--11--|
D|-12---------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----12-10--10-9---9--x--9----|-12----10----9---9---9---|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------|


End of Bridge:
   Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-| repeat last bar
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|-------------------------------|
 |
 | Guitar 2
e|-10--10------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-10--10--10-----10/12---12--12-|-12/14---14---14-14/15---15---|
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-7---7---7-------7/9-----9---9-|--9/11---11---11-11/12---12---|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|




Guitar 2 Solo (Guitar 1 plays Chorus Chords)
e|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------------|
B|-10~---------|-------------|-10------------|---------------------|
G|-------12-11-|-9~----------|-12b14---12-11-|-7~---4--------------|
D|-------------|-------------|---------------|--------7-5-4--------|
A|-------------|-------------|---------------|--------------7-5-4-5|
D|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------------|




Repeat Chorus 


Ending :

Repeat Intro (4x) with Guitar 2 playing:

   * use delay again, just like the bridge
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-14----12----11--11--/12\11-7-|
D|------------------------------| play 4x
A|-12----10----9---9---/10\9--5-|
D|------------------------------|

End on D chord on 4th time



Key
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| b   bend note
| r   release bend
| ~   vibrato
| NH  natural harmonic
| x   Mute note

            
            
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