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Bad Suns - Cardiac Arrest tab

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                             Cardiac Arrest - Bad Suns
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Tabbed by: Dave H

        Awesome track from the up-and-coming SoCal-based Bad Suns...I'd highly 
recommend their Transpose EP as well.

        Pretty sure they play it tuned down half a step to allow for the 
harmonics at the beginning, but I tabbed it out in standard tuning because I 
hate alternate tuning and there's an easy way around the harmonics (see below).
Enjoy!

Tuning: Standard
No Capo

INTRO

        Two options here... play the actual harmonic version, tune the whole 
guitar down a half step, and add a number to all the notes on this tab or play 
this in standard and call it good:

Guitar 1
palm muted (standard tuning) 
e|--13-----------13--------13--------13--------------------------------------|
B|14----------14--------14--------14----------14-----------------------------|
G|----13---------13----------13---------13-----------------------------------|
D|------16-----------16--------16----------16--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
Harmonic Version (1/2 step down)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----7+---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7+-----12+---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------7+-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
e|---------------------6--6--------------------------------------------------|
B|----6--7--7-------6--6--6--------------------------------------------------|
G|-6--6--6--6----6--6--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-8-------------8-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
B|--------11~--11-9-----------------------------11---------------------------|
G|----10------------10~-\11-11-11--10~-------------10~-----------------------|
D|-\11--11-----------------------------\11-11-11-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


VERSE

1: "I've been trying to keep my grip, yeah I think I'm over this 
I can hear it now, oh no 
Yeah, my tongue, I'll let it slip. Why'd I do those things I did? 
I can taste it now, oh no"

2: "My innards turn, your eyes, they roll. I'll be there to take the fall 
I can feel it now, oh no 
Same old story since day one, but I've got no place to run 
I can see it now, oh no"

Guitar 1
e|---------------------6--6--------------------------------------------------|
B|----6--7--7-------6--6--6--------------------------------------------------|
G|-6--6--6--6----6--6--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-8-------------8-----------clean, soft first time,-------------------------|
A|---------------------------then loud and crunchy like the intro------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----16~---16~-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------18~---18~------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----pretty sure this is keyboard in the background,-----------------------|
A|-----but here it is tabbed if you want to try on guitar--------------------|
E|-----play in conjunction w/ "oh no, oh no..."------------------------------|


CHORUS

"I'll try my best. How much do I invest? 
Like cardiac arrest, high voltage in her lips 
I'll try my best. How much do I invest? 
Like cardiac arrest, high voltage when we kiss"

        This is as close to his strumming pattern as I could make it look; 
give it a listen or two to try to match the rhythm if you have difficulty.  
As far as I can tell he's just playing some broken chords derived from the 
pentatonic scale so improv to whatever you think sounds good.

Guitar 1
e|----6-6-6xx-----6-------6---6xx---6-------6---6xx---6----------------9-----|
B|----6-6-6xx-----6-6-----6h7-7xx-6-6-6-----6h7-7xx-6-6-6----6h7-7xx---6-6---|
G|----6-6-6xx---6---6-----6---7xx-6---6-----6---6xx-6---6----6---6xx-6---6---|
D|--------------8--------------------------------------------6h8-8xx-6----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

        Same kind of thing here...
Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------9-8----|
B|--------------11-11--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------10~---xxxxx---11-11-------------10-10-------6/8xxx---10~-|
D|11-xxxxx-----------------------------11~--xxxxx--------11~-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


BRIDGE

"Oh Oh Ohhhh, Ohh Oh Ohhh,
High voltage in her lips, they catch me when I slip
Oh Oh Ohhhh, Ohh Oh Ohhh,
High voltage in her lips, they catch me when I slip"

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11------------------9--------9-------11------------------9-----------------|
G|--10------10---8/10--10-------10-------10------10---8/10--10---------------|
D|----11-6/8--11----------8/11-------------11-6/8--11---------8~\------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------9--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------9h11--11------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------8/10-------------8/10------similar to the verse, there are some ----|
D|-/8-11---------------11-----------background arpeggios in here that I -----|
A|----------------------------------think are keys---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat once, and add intro riff at the end right before chorus

OUTRO

The outro is played almost the same as the bridge is, but borrows some of the 
lyrics from the chorus and changes the notes up a bit. Really he's just using 
the bridge as an outline and adding a little flair; feel free to do the same
and improv to make it your own.

Song Layout:

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Bridge
Chorus 
Outro (fade out)



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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