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Andrew Mcmahon - Synesthesia tab

Capo 1 w/ Standard tuning


        C               C               C               C
     e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
     b|-----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------|
     g|-----------0---------------0---------------0----------------0----|
     d|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--------2--|
     a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------|
     E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
I saw pictures from the space shuttle................... North America

   F               F               F               F
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------------|
g|-----------2---------------2----------------2--------------2----------|
d|----3--------3------3--------3------3---------3-----3--------3--------|
a|-3------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------3------3-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   tonight............................................... I can


   C               C               C               C
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------|
g|-----------0---------------0---------------0----------------0----|
d|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--------2--|
a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


...Almost see my house...... I can almost see the rest of my....

   F               F               F               F
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------------|
g|-----------2---------------2----------------2--------------2----------|
d|----3--------3------3--------3------3---------3-----3--------3--------|
a|-3------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------3------3-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

...Life.................................................. Now my


   C               C               C               C
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------|
g|-----------0---------------0---------------0----------------0----|
d|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--------2--|
a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   mother's in the hospital............ and my friends are in the

   F               F               F               F
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------------|
g|-----------2---------------2----------------2--------------2----------|
d|----3--------3------3--------3------3---------3-----3--------3--------|
a|-3------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------3------3-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   news............................. collecting trophies for the
     C                              A               G
e|----------------------------------------------------3-----------|
b|----1--------------1----------------1----------------------3----|
g|----------0---------------0---------------2---------0---------0-|
d|----2-------2------2--------2-------2-------2-------------------|
a|3------3--------3------3--------0-------0-------2-------2-------|
E|------------------------------------------------3-------3-------|
Songs they wrote...........while we lived  in  the  shadow of the

   C               C               C               C
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------|
g|-----------0---------------0---------------0----------------0----|
d|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--------2--|
a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
...moon........(**Memorize the strumming patterns yet?**)....... Yes I

C                                                F
never made a gold record, and I've never been to Mars... but I've
C                                                         F
traveled around this world shooting fireworks and falling stars
(and prison bars). And my
C                                                   F
father's got a decent job, and he's finally pulling through there's more to life than singing
C                       Am           G             C
songs we wrote while we lived in the shadow of the moon

(mute)
And I see

  F                C               Am               G
e|-----------------------------------------------------3----------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1----------------------3----|
g|-----------2---------------0---------------2---------0--------0-|
d|----3--------3------2--------2------2--------2------------------|
a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------0-------0--------2------2------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3------3------|
  colors................... when I hear your...... voice...... Put on your
  wings that  put  gravity   on   trial....................... And I see
  colors................ I  don't  hear     the     noise..... Because we're
  only............ flying... for a while...................... Because we're
  only............ flying... for a while.......................I saw this
C                                                   F
picture of my niece. Twisting high above the narrow beam. And my
C                                                        F
brother looked so proud. Like he woke up in this perfect dream. And I've
C
known you all my life. But I knew you long before that
F                             C
tune. Let's go dancing to the songs we wrote. When we
Am           G             C
lived in the shadow of the moon.

(muted)
And I see

  F                C               Am               G
e|-----------------------------------------------------3----------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1----------------------3----|
g|-----------2---------------0---------------2---------0--------0-|
d|----3--------3------2--------2------2--------2------------------|
a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------0-------0--------2------2------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3------3------|
  colors............... when   I  |hear   your     |voice....... Put on your
  wings  that put |gravity    on  |trial.............................. I see
  colors.............  I   don't  |hear     the    |noise..... Because we're
  only            |flying  for  a |while........................ And I could
  love      you............ in the falling         |rain.......... Grab your
  F               C                     Am            G
  things this is a|storm we're meant to |ride................... Like synes-
 -thesia                  aboard a|stalling        |plane....It's like we're
  only            |flying  for  a |while.................. Flying for awhile


   F               F               Am              Am
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1---------------1-----------------|
g|-----------2---------------2----------------2--------------2----------|
d|----3--------3------3--------3------2---------2-----2--------2--------|
a|-3------3--------3------3--------0-------0-------0------0-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Whooaaa (x3 3/4? Just listen along until you get it)


  F                C               Am               G
e|-----------------------------------------------------3----------|
b|----1---------------1---------------1----------------------3----|
g|-----------2---------------0---------------2---------0--------0-|
d|----3--------3------2--------2------2--------2------------------|
a|-3-------3-------3-------3-------0-------0--------2------2------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3------3------|
  colors............... when   I  |hear   your     |voice....... Put on your
  wings  that put |gravity    on  |trial.............................. I see
  colors.............  I   don't  |hear     the    |noise..... Because we're
  only            |flying  for  a |while........................ And I could
  love      you............ in the falling         |rain.......... Grab your
  F               C                     Am            G
  things this is a|storm we're meant to |ride................... Like synes-
 -thesia                  aboard a|stalling        |plane....It's like we're
  only            |flying  for  a |while............ Flying   for   awhile

And just play the lyrical mess at the end along with the same beat and chords as the
chorus. Ending with an F.

For beginners, people who are trying to sing and play at the same time, or if you're
just having a hard time getting it down pat, it helps if you just repeat the first:
b|-----1-----------|
g|-------------0---|
d|-----2---------2-|
a|-3---------3-----|
over and over again until you've mastered the strumming patterns enough that you can
play along with the first half of the first line of the first verse PERFECTLY. To the point
where you can repeat it over and over again as fast as your fingers can move while 
watching TV at the same time. THEN, try doing the same thing with the F chord. Shouldn't be
hard, the strumming pattern is still identical. Once you get that try switching back and 
forth such as C,F,C,F,C,F, etc....
Until your chord transitions are flawless. Now try giving each 4 repeats before you
transition, C,C,C,C,F,F,F,F,C,C,C,C,F,F, etc...
And try playing along with the song to get the tempo even better, you should be able to
play each verse perfectly. Do the same thing with the chorus and you'll sound like a pro
in no time!

If you have any questions, input, comments. Feel free to email me at SeanKal723@yahoo.com.
Enjoy!
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