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Dashboard Confessional - Best Deceptions tab

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{Version 1.7.3.5} <--No real reason why it is 1.7.3.5...
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{ I originally tabbed this song under "THE Best Deceptions," but it }
{  looks like nobody looks at those ones, so I have resubmitted it  }
{ under "Best Deceptions" and fixed some typos. The chords only are }
{                        still at the bottom.                       }
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

NOTE: The song really IS called "The Best Deceptions", but whatever...

- = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = -

+-----------------------------------------------------------+
|                        Song Stats                         |
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
|Song             |The Best Deceptions                      |
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
|Artist           |Dashboard Confessional                   |
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
|Album            |The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most|
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
|Composed         |Christopher Ender Carrabba               |
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
|Tuning           |DADF#DD  step down [Db-Ab-Db-F-Db-Db]   |
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
|Song's Difficulty|Pretty Easy: hardest part is tuning.     |
+-----------------+-----------------------------------------+
        ^
        |
        +-------- Song Difficulty being "Pretty Easy" means
                  Beginners shouls be able to play it with a
                  little practice.


I was looking at the other tabs, and the few that had it in the correct
tuning, had it very difficult, and I don't think it's that hard.  So I've
created a tab complete with all the timing nad rhythms that sounds great
(and is more correct than the others I believe) and is quite easy to play.
Hope you like it, please enjoy.

Any questions, comments, questions, crises, etc.: cameronspear@hotmail.com 

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||                                                                    ||
||IF YOU JUST WANT THE WORDS AND THE CHORDS, SCROLL TO THE VERY BOTTOM||
||                                                                    ||
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*Play this chord only the 2nd time
**the word is "screams" instead of "tells" the 2nd time

DADF#DD tuning, down 1/2 step, so low to high, the tuning is 
[Db-Ab-Db-F-Db-Db]
         
Low to High:
<6> E down 1 --> Db
<5> A down   --> Ab
<4> D down   --> Db
<3> G down 1  --> F
<2> B  up  1  --> Db
<1> e down 1 --> Db

+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Key                           Key                                  Key|
+---+------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ^ | downbeat                                                         |
| / | slide (move finger from 1st fret to 2nd w/o letting go)          |
|(#)| harmonic (barely touch string just above numbered fret and strum)|
+---+------------------------------------------------------------------+

Here is the timing for the Intro and the Verse.  "/" represents a slide and
"^" was placed under the downbeat (each "-" is a 32nd of the measure). Tempo
is about [a quarter note equals 90 Beat Per Minute].

IIIII N   N TTTTT RRRR   OOO
  I   NN  N   T   R   R O   O
  I   N N N   T   RRRR  O   O
  I   N  NN   T   R  R  O   O
IIIII N   N   T   R   R  OOO

Db+--------------------------------|--------------------------------+
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
F |--------3---0-----------3---0---|--------3---0---1---0-----------|
Db|--------------------0-----------|----0-------------------2-/-4---|
Ab|----0-----------4---------------|2-------------------------------|
Db+0-------------------------------|--------------------------------+x2
   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^ 


V   V EEEEE RRRR   SSSS EEEEE       11 
V   V E     R   R S     E            1 
V   V EEE   RRRR   SSS  EEE          1
 V V  E     R  R      S E            1
  V   EEEEE R   R SSSS  EEEEE      11111

(I have shortened the Chords names to better fit, so when seen below with the
words, refer [D to D] (duh), [Dmaj7 to D7], [Bm/D to BD], [Dsus4 to D4],
[Dadd2 to D2], and [2D is just a variation of D]):

   D               D7               BD              D4  D   D2  2D
Db+0-------0---0---0-------0---0---|0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---+
Db|0-------0---0---0-------0---0---|0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---|
F |0-------0---0---0-------0---0---|0-------0---0---1---0---0---0---|
Db|0-------0---0---0-------0---0---|0-------0---0---0---0---2---4---|
Ab|0-------0---0---4-------4---4---|2-------2---2---0---0---0---0---|
Db+0-------0---0---0-------0---0---|0-------0---0---0---0---0---0---+x6
   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^   

NOTE: Where the fist letter of the chord is is about where the chord starts
in relationship to the word(s).  Get the strumming and timing down and listen
to the song if you are struggling with where the words go, but this should
really help.

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||Remember:                                                             ||
|| IF YOU JUST WANT THE WORDS AND THE CHORDS, SCROLL TO THE VERY BOTTOM ||
||                                                                      ||
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D              D7       BD     D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard about    your trip.
D              D7       BD          D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard about    your souvenirs.
D              D7          BD                   D4 D      D2  2D
  I heard about    the cool  breeze in the cool    nights and the cool 
D              D7           BD                 D4  D   D2  2D
  guys             that you spent them with.
D                       D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D
  I guess I should have heard of them from  you.
D                       D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D  
  I guess I should have heard of them from  you.


 CCCC H   H  OOO  RRRR  U   U  SSSS
C     H   H O   O R   R U   U S
C     HHHHH O   O RRRR  U   U  SSS 
C     H   H O   O R  R  U   U     S
 CCCC H   H  OOO  R   R  UUU  SSSS

NOTE: Once again, I have shortened chords, therefore, [D is still D], [Add4/E
is AE], and [G/D is GD]:
(for AE and GD, the low Db gives it a bad ring and doesn't sound good because
it's a good amount away from any of the other notes)



CHORUS GOES LIKE SO:
--------------------
THIS ONE PART x1
BOXED PART x2
"KISS ME HARD" PART WITH HARMONICS x1
BOXED PART x5
 
THIS ONE PART:
   D                                AE                GD
Db+0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-+
Db|0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-|
F |0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0-|7-7-7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|
Db|0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0-|7-7-7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|
Ab|0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0-|7-7-7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|
Db+0---0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0-|x-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x---x---x-x-+
   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
   >       >               >                >               >   <--accent
                                                                 ">" chords
BOXED PART:
 ___________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                           |
| (GD)D                                AE              GD                   |
|Db+0-0-0---0-----0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-+      |
|Db|0-0-0---0-----0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-|      |
|F |5-0-0---0-----0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-7-7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|      |
|Db|5-0-0---0-----0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-7-7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|      |
|Ab|5-0-0---0-----0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-7-7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|      |
|Db+x-0-0---0-----0---0-0---0---0-0-|0-x-x---x---x-x-x-x-x---x---x-x-+      |
|   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^              |  
|           >               >                >               >   <--accent  |
|                                                                 ">" chords|
|___________________________________________________________________________|

KISS ME HARD PART WITH HARMONICS:
(The harmonic D is nicknamed DH)
    DH              DH*             AE                GD
Db+(12)------------(12)------------|0---0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-+
Db|(12)------------(12)------------|0---0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-|
F |(12)------------(12)------------|7---7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|
Db|(12)------------(12)------------|7---7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|
Ab|(12)------------(12)------------|7---7---7---7-7-7-5-5---5---5-5-|
Db+(12)------------(12)------------|x---x---x---x-x-x-x-x---x---x-x-+
   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^ 
                                    >       >               >   <--accent  
                                                                 ">" chords
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||Remember:                                                             ||
|| IF YOU JUST WANT THE WORDS AND THE CHORDS, SCROLL TO THE VERY BOTTOM ||
||                                                                      ||
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[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/d/dashboard-confessional/29981.html ]
D                            AE              GD
  Well, don't you see, don't    you see           that the cha-
    D                  AE                 GD  
rade                is over?                    
   D                               AE         GD
And the "Best Decpetions" and "Clever Cover Story" awards
D                    AE                 GD
           go to you.
DH           DH*         AE                    GD
  So kiss me hard 'cause this will be the last time that I let 
D           AE         GD
 you.
D               
 You will be back some day and this awkward 
    D                               AE       GD
kiss that tells** of other people's lips       will be of ser-
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|1st Ending                                                              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| D                                          AE  GD  D    AE  GD         |
|  vice to keeping you away, to keeping you a- - - - way.                |
|                                                                        |
|                                                     [GO TO VERSE 2 NOW]|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
==========================================================================
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2nd Ending                                                              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| D                                            AE          GD            |
| vice to keeping you away, to keeping you away,    to keeping you a-    |
| D              AE         GD                                           |
| - - - way.                                                             |
|                                                                        |
|                                                       [GO TO OUTRO NOW]|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+ 


V   V EEEEE RRRR   SSSS EEEEE      222 
V   V E     R   R S     E         2   2 
V   V EEE   RRRR   SSS  EEE          2
 V V  E     R  R      S E           2
  V   EEEEE R   R SSSS  EEEEE      22222

Same rule of ryhtm apply as in Verse 1, but I've put in the words so you can
see where they line up with the words:

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||Remember:                                                             ||
|| IF YOU JUST WANT THE WORDS AND THE CHORDS, SCROLL TO THE VERY BOTTOM ||
||                                                                      ||
  ======================================================================
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D              D7       BD     D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard about         your regrets.
D                 D7             BD          D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard that you  were feeling sorry.
   D               D7          BD        D4 D      D2  2D
  I heard from someone that you  wish you   could 
D               D7         BD         D4  D   D2  2D
  set things right between us.
D                           D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D
Well, I guess I should have heard of them from  you.
D                       D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D  
  I guess I should have heard of them from  you.

-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

R          CCCC H   H  OOO  RRRR  U   U  SSSS
 E        C     H   H O   O R   R U   U S
  P       C     HHHHH O   O RRRR  U   U  SSS    (But use 2nd Ending)
   E      C     H   H O   O R  R  U   U     S
    A      CCCC H   H  OOO  R   R  UUU  SSSS
     T
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 OOO  U   U TTTTT RRRR   OOO
O   O U   U   T   R   R O   O
O   O U   U   T   RRRR  O   O
O   O U   U   T   R  R  O   O
 OOO   UUU    T   R   R  OOO

NOTE: [DXII is DX], [Dmaj7 is D7], [D6 is D6], [A7sus4/D is A7D], [A/D is AD]
Play every note hard and short.  It's an easy and straight-forward rhthym.
 _____________________________________________________________________
|   DX                               D7                               |
|Db+0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---+|
|Db|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---||
|F |12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--||
|Db|12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--||
|Ab|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---||
|Db+0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---+|
|   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        |
|                                                                     |
|   D6                               A7D             AD               |
|Db+7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7---+|
|Db|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7---||
|F |8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|8---8---8---8---7---7---7---7---||
|Db|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7---||
|Ab|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---||
|Db+0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---+|
|   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        |
|_____________________________________________________________________|x3.5

For the last three measures, the last "You're calling too late," the
rhythm changes ever so slightly to this (End on the last chord
(0-0-12-12-0-0) and let it ring out:
   D6                               A7D             AD               Dvar3
Db+7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7---7---7-7-7-7-|0-+
Db|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7---7---7-7-7-7-|0-|
F |8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7---7---7-7-7-7-|12|
Db|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7---7---7-7-7-7-|12|
Ab|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-|0-|
Db+0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-|0-|x1
   ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        ^

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||Remember:                                                             ||
|| IF YOU JUST WANT THE WORDS AND THE CHORDS, SCROLL TO THE VERY BOTTOM ||
||   (well, just a little ways down from here...)                       ||
  ======================================================================
  ======================================================================

DX                     D7
   I'm waiting for blood  to flow to my fin-
D6                       A7D          AD
 gers.  I'll be all right  when my hands get warm.
DX                   D7
   Ignoring the phone,    I'd rather say noth-
D6                       A7D        AD
 ing.  I'd rather you nev - er heard  my voice.
D                         D7
   You're calling to late,    too late to be gra-
D6                       A7D     AD   
 cious and you do not war - rant long good-
D                            D7
byes.  You're calling to late.   You're calling too late.
D6                          A7D       AD       Dvar3
   You're calling too late.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Play this chord only the 2nd time
**the word is "screams" instead of "tells" the 2nd time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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==============================CHORDS==ONLY===================================
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- = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = -

NOTE: I have shortened the Chords names below to better fit, so when seen 
below with the words, refer [D to D] (duh), [Dmaj7 to D7], [Bm/D to BD], 
[Dsus4 to D4], [Dadd2 to D2], [A 2nd variant of D to 2D], [Add4/E to AE], 
[G/D to GD], [DXII to DX], [Dmaj7 to D7], [D6 to D6], [A7sus4/D to A7D], 
[A/D is AD], [A 3rd D variant to Dvar3], and [DH to D with harmonics].

(for AE and GD, the low Db gives it a bad ring and doesn't sound good because
it's a good amount away from any of the other notes, so although it fits in the 
chord, I wouldn't recommend playing it if possible (I'm pretty sure Chris does
it that way, too)).


The chords used in the song with my Shortened Chord names (as enumerated above):
 
   D  D7 BD D4 D2 2D AE GD DX D7 D6 A7D AD Dvar3 DH-->(harmonics)
Db+0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--7--5---7--12----(12)+
Db|0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--5---7--12----(12)|
F |0--0--0--1--0--0--7--5--12-12-8--8---7--12----(12)|
Db|0--0--0--0--2--4--7--5--12-11-9--5---7--12----(12)|
Ab|0--4--2--2--0--0--7--5--0--0--0--0---0--0-----(12)|
Db+0--0--0--0--0--0--x--x--0--0--0--0---0--0-----(12)+

- = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = - = -

+-------+
|Verse 1|
+-------+

D              D7       BD     D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard about    your trip.
D              D7       BD          D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard about    your souvenirs.
D              D7          BD                   D4 D      D2  2D
  I heard about    the cool  breeze in the cool    nights and the cool 
D              D7           BD                 D4  D   D2  2D
  guys             that you spent them with.
D                       D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D
  I guess I should have heard of them from  you.
D                       D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D  
  I guess I should have heard of them from  you.

+------+
|Chorus|
+------+

D                            AE              GD
  Well, don't you see, don't    you see           that the cha-
    D                  AE                 GD  
rade                is over?                    
   D                               AE         GD
And the "Best Decpetions" and "Clever Cover Story" awards
D                    AE                 GD
           go to you.
DH                       AE                    GD
  So kiss me hard 'cause this will be the last time that I let 
D           AE         GD
 you.
D               
 You will be back some day and this awkward 
    D                             AE       GD
kiss that tells of other people's lips       will be of ser-
 D                                          AE  GD  D    AE  GD         
  vice to keeping you away, to keeping you a- - - - way.

+-------+
|Verse 2|
+-------+

D              D7       BD     D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard about         your regrets.
D                 D7             BD          D4  D   D2  2D
  I heard that you  were feeling sorry.
   D               D7          BD        D4 D      D2  2D
  I heard from someone that you  wish you   could 
D               D7         BD         D4  D   D2  2D
  set things right between us.
D                           D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D
Well, I guess I should have heard of them from  you.
D                       D7                Db       D4  D   D2  2D  
  I guess I should have heard of them from  you.

+------+
|Chorus|
+------+

D                            AE              GD
  Well, don't you see, don't    you see           that the cha-
    D                  AE                 GD  
rade                is over?                    
   D                               AE         GD
And the "Best Decpetions" and "Clever Cover Story" awards
D                    AE                 GD
           go to you.
DH           DH          AE                    GD
  So kiss me hard 'cause this will be the last time that I let 
D           AE         GD
 you.
D               
 You will be back some day and this awkward 
    D                               AE       GD
kiss that screams of other people's lips       will be of ser-
 D                                            AE          GD          
 vice to keeping you away, to keeping you away,    to keeping you a-  
 D              AE         GD                                          
 - - - way.                                                            

+-----+
|Outro|
+-----+

DX                     D7
   I'm waiting for blood  to flow to my fin-
D6                       A7D          AD
 gers.  I'll be all right  when my hands get warm.
DX                   D7
   Ignoring the phone,    I'd rather say noth-
D6                       A7D        AD
 ing.  I'd rather you nev - er heard  my voice.
D                         D7
   You're calling to late,    too late to be gra-
D6                       A7D     AD   
 cious and you do not war - rant long good-
D                            D7
byes.  You're calling to late.   You're calling too late.
D6                          A7D       AD       Dvar3
   You're calling too late.

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Any questions, comments, questions, crises, etc.: cameronspear@hotmail.com
It'd be great if you would rate.

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