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Dashboard Confessional - Several Ways To Die Trying Acoustic tab

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|                           Song Stats                            |
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|Song      |Several Ways To Die Trying                            |
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|Artist    |Dashboard Confessional                                |
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|Album     |A Mark  A Mission  A Brand  A Scar                 |
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|Composed  |Christopher Ender Carrabba                            |
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|Tabbed    |Ace13: my version of a full band song that I've       |
|          |arranged using parts of other tabs and my ear         |
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|Tuning    |Standard  step down. Low to High: [Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-eb]|
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|Difficulty|Novice: You could learn it in a day.                  |
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So there is no acoustic verson of Several Ways To Die Trying that
Chris Carrabba does that I know of.  But this is my verson of just
such a song.  I've studied other tabs, and decided which I think
would be the most important parts if I could have only one guitar.
I used my ears to fill in the rest and this is what I get.  It is
the meat of the song, so you CAN play it along with the CD (except 
my version doesn't have all the instrumental parts), but you will
hear other guitar parts, and you'll be tempted to play them.  Go
ahead: I won't be offended.  This is just ONE way you can play it.
It sounds good and is fun to sing to.

All non-parenthesied numbers (numbers not in those things -->(0)),
are the main part to be played.  I only added those (0)'s in the
intro.  Try not to play them (and I didn't even write them the
rest of the tab), but if you do, it sounds alright.

I even wrote in the timing with the /'s being the whole count and
the &'s being the half count.  I didn't write in the strumming,
because there isn't really one.  Just kinda make it up; I know you
can make it sound good.  I did write in where the chords change, so
if there is a blank are (except for the rest or when you let it ring),
just keep playing the chord last enumerated (that big word means
listed, so just play the last chord written).  The words that come at
chord changes are placed in the correct places and the rest are just
put there, so just listen to the CD and sing like he does and you'll
get it.     

It's designed so that you never have to look back.  In other words,
besides playing the intro twice, there are no repeats, you can just
play it straight through.

NOTE: Play the chords lightly, and beat with a thin pick.  It sounds
cool when you get the hang of it.


INTRO:

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0----------------------(0)-(0)-|-----------------------(0)-(0)-|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2----------------------(0)-(0)-|-----------------------(0)-(0)-|
Eb+0----------------------(0)-(0)-|-----------------------(0)-(0)-+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   

                                    F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|(0)-------------(0)------------+
Bb|-------------------------------| 0---------------0-------------|
Gb|-------------------------------| 5---------------2-------------|
Db|-------------------------------| 7---------------4-------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|(0)-------------(0)------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|(0)-------------(0)------------+ X2
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &    /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
                                          (2nd time): Pacific sun,

1ST VERSE: 
        
   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
           you    should   have warned  us.      It  gets  so  cold  here,
 
                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
                     and the night   can freeze be-fore you set it (on) fire.

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
         And our flares go un- noticed.                    Di- minished,
 
                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
                                   faded  just as  soon as they are fired.

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
           We  are,        we  are                         in- trigued.

                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
           We  are,        we  are                         in- visible.

                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  

CHORUS:

   C#m                         Am                           
eb+4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|
Bb|5---------------------------1--|-------------------------------|
Gb|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|
Db|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|
Ab|4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
       Oh,  how  we  shouted,  how   we   screamed             Take

   E               F#m         A
eb+0---------------2-----------0--|-------------------------------+
Bb|0---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|
Gb|1---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|
Db|2---------------4-----------2--|-------------------------------|
Ab|2---------------4-----------0--|-------------------------------|
Eb+0---------------2--------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
   notice,  take   int'rest,   take    me    with    you.      But
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/d/dashboard-confessional/77063.html ]
   F#m13
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
   all   out   fears   fall    on      deaf    ears.       Tonight,
 
   E               E`  F`  E/A F`                  E/A
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4--------------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6--------------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
          they're  burning the roads they  bilt to lead us to the
 
   E               E`  F`  E/A F`                  E/A     Asus
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------6------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------7------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &    
   lights     and blinding our hearts with  their  shin -  ing

   E               E`  F`  E/A F`                  E/A     F`
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------2------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------4------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
   lies,     while closing our cas    -    kets    cold    and
 
   E               E`  F`  E/A F`___let ring______________________       
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|- play the F*--|---------------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|-(it's a tied--|---------------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|--whole note)--|---------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|---------------|---------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
   tight.  But I'm dy- ing to  live.                   Pacific sun,

2ND VERSE:

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
           you    should   have warned  us. These heights  are dizzying,
 
                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
                     and the climb    can kill you long before the fall.

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
         And our trails go un- marked  and                 un- mapped
 
                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
       and                         covered just as soon as they are crossed

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
           We  are,        we  are                         in- trigued.

                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  

   rest    E  (E)          E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+R - - - 0---0-----------0---0--|-------------------------------|
Bb|R - - - 0---0-----------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|R - - - 1---1-----------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|R - - - 2---2-----------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|R - - - 2---2-----------0---0--|-------------------------------|
Eb+R - - - 0---0------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
           We  are,        we  are                         de- sir-

                                   F#m11           Am6/9
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
   -   a   -   ble.

CHORUS:

   C#m                         Am                           
eb+4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|
Bb|5---------------------------1--|-------------------------------|
Gb|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|
Db|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|
Ab|4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
       Oh,  how  we  shouted,  how   we   screamed             Take

   E               F#m         A
eb+0---------------2-----------0--|-------------------------------+
Bb|0---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|
Gb|1---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|
Db|2---------------4-----------2--|-------------------------------|
Ab|2---------------4-----------0--|-------------------------------|
Eb+0---------------2--------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
   notice,  take   int'rest,   take    me    with    you.      But

   F#m13
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
   all   out   fears   fall    on      deaf    ears.       Tonight,
   E               E`  F`  E/A F`                  E/A
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4--------------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6--------------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
          they're  burning the roads they  bilt to lead us to the
 
   E               E`  F`  E/A F`                  E/A     Asus
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------6------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------7------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &    
   lights     and blinding our hearts with  their  shin -  ing

   E               E`  F`  E/A F`                  E/A     F`
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------2------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------4------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &  
   lies,     while closing our cas    -    kets    cold    and
 
   E               E`  F`  E/A F`___let ring______________________       
eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------+
Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------|
Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|- play the F*--|---------------|
Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|-(it's a tied--|---------------|
Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|--whole note)--|---------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|---------------|---------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
   tight.  But I'm dy- ing to  live.                  
               

And you could do all the big insturmentals with just one guitar, but
I recommend finishing this baby how we began.  End with this:

OUTRO:

   E                       E5  B                           E^  Aadd2
eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|
Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|
Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|
Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   
  
            slow it down a bit... F#m11           Am6/9 let ring-->E
eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------|0+
Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|0|
Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|1|
Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|2|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|2|
Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------|0+
   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /   &   /
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