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Nofx - The Decline tab

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THE DECLINE, NOFX
Tabbed by David F
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non-standard chords (if not tabbed)
-----------------------------------

   B(C)   A#(C)   F#(G)    G#(A)
E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------||
D|--10------10------3------7------||
A|--10------10------3------7------||
E|--7-------6-------2------4------||


Not both guitars. Just play along.
Times may differ a little as my mp3 player sucks.



[0:21]
E|-----------------||
B|-----------------||
G|--5-7-22-5-2-----||
D|--5-7-22-5-2-----||
A|--3-5-00-3-0-----||
E|-----------------||

[0:25]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--5-5-5-5-5--------------------5--------------------------------||
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------4h5----------------------------------||
A|--3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5--5h7--------------------------------------||
E|------------3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------------||

[0:28]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-2-2-2--5-5h7-5---2-2-2--5-5h7-5---2-2-2--5-5h7-5---5-7-22-5-2--||
D|-2-2-2--5-5h7-5---2-2-2--5-5h7-5---2-2-2--5-5h7-5---5-7-22-5-2--||
A|-0-0-0--3-3h5-3---0-0-0--3-3h5-3---0-0-0--3-3h5-3---3-5-00-3-0--||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||

[0:33]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------10-----------3-3------------------------------||
G|-2-2-2--5-5h7-5---9---5-5h7-5--5-4-77-----------7---------------||
D|-2-2-2--5-5h7-5---7---5-5h7-5--5-5-77-------4h5-----------------||
A|-0-0-0--3-3h5-3-------3-3h7-3------55---5h7---------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||


[0:38]
a                               d
where are all the stupid people from
a   F                 C     G
and how'd they get to be so dumb?
C                       B(C)
bred on purple mountain range
                    A#(C)
feed amber waves of grains
                a               F
to lesser human beings, zero feelings.


[1:00] repeat 3 times
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--10-10-10-10---12-12---13-13-13----10-10-10-10-10-10-----------||
G|--X--X--X--X----X--X----X--X--x-----X--X--X--X--X--X------------||
D|--7--7--7--7----9--9----10-10-10----7--7--7--7--7--7------------||
A|----------------------------------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||


[1:13]
...       F              C
human nature, man's destiny (man's destiny)
F                         C
blame it on the greediocracy (greediocracy)
            G               A#             F
the fear of god the fear of change fear of truth.


[1:31]
C                                   F      G#
add the bill of rights subtract the wrongs (theres no answers!)
C                               F     G#
memorize and sing star spangled songs (when the questions)
C           G                a                 F
aren't ever asked is anybody learning from the past?
C                G           F      E
we're living in united stagnation.


[1:53] repeat 2 times
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--5-5h7-5-------------------4-4h5-4-----------------------------||
D|--7-7-7-7--3-3-3-333-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--2-2-2-222-2-2-2------------||
A|-----------3-3-3-333-3-3-3-----------2-2-2-222-2-2-2------------||
E|-----------1-1-1-111-1-1-1-----------0-0-0-000-0-0-0------------||


[2:03]
a                   G       C         B(C)   a
father. what have i done? i took that twenty two
  F       C       G
a gift to me from you
d                   a             F                 C
to bed with me each night kept it clean polished it well
F               C         B(C)  F
cherished every cartridge every shell


[2:25]
a                       F                          G                    a
down by the creek under brush, under dirt theres a carcass of my second kill

E|----------------||
B|----------------||
G|----------------||
D|--7-7-5-4-3-2---||
A|--7-7-5-4-3-2---||
E|--5-4-3-2-1-0---||

a                      F                           G                     a
down by the park under stone, under pine there's a carcass of my brother William
        F                                                   C
brother where, have you gone to? i swear, i never thought i could
                                           F
i see so many times. they told me to shoot straight. don't pull the trigger, squeeze.
                   C
that will insure a kill. a kill is what you want. a kill is why we...

...breed
E|----------------||
B|----------------||
G|--9---9---9-----||
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9---||
A|--7-9-7-9-7-9---||
E|----7---7---7---||


[3:12]
E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--12----12----12----------------||
D|--12-12-12-12-12-12--12-11-10---||
A|--10-12-10-12-10-12-------------||
E|-----10----10----10-------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--12----12----12--------9-12----||
D|--12-12-12-12-12-12--12---------||
A|--10-12-10-12-10-12-------------||
E|-----10----10----10-------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--12----12----12--------9-12----||
D|--12-12-12-12-12-12--12---------||
A|--10-12-10-12-10-12-------------||
E|-----10----10----10-------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--12----12----12--------11-14---||
D|--12-12-12-12-12-12--14---------||
A|--10-12-10-12-10-12-------------||
E|-----10----10----10-------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--14----14----14--------11-14---||
D|--14-14-14-14-14-14--14---------||
A|--12-14-12-14-12-14-------------||
E|-----12----12----12-------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--14----14----14----------------||
D|--14-14-14-14-14----------------||
A|--12-14-12-14-12----------------||
E|-----12----12-------------------||


[3:46] repeat 2 times
    E   E7  A   a
E|--0---0---0---0-----------------||
B|--0---3---2---1-----------------||
G|--1---1---2---2-----------------||
D|--2---1---2---2-----------------||
A|--2---2---0---0-----------------||
E|--0---0-------------------------||


[4:11] repeat 3 times
E|--------------------------------||
B|--10-9-9-9-9-9-10-12-12-12-12---||
G|--X--X-X-X-X-X-X--X--X--X--X----||
D|--7--6-6-6-6-6-7--9--9--9--9----||
A|--------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--10-9-9-9-9-9--10--------------||
G|--X--X-X-X-X-X--X---------------||
D|--7--6-6-6-6-6--7---------------||
A|--------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------||


[4:20] 
        A   a
E|------5---5-----------------------------------------------------||
B|------5---5-----------------------------------------------------||
G|--9---6---5---9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------||
D|--9---7---7---9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--4-4-4-4--9-9-9-9------------||
A|--7---7---7---7-7-7-7--11-11-11-11--4-4-4-4--9-9-9-9------------||
E|------5---5------------9--9--9--9---2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7------------||

[4:30]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--9---9---6---4-------------------------------------------------||
D|--9---9---6---4---7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9------------||
A|--7---6---4---2---7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9------------||
E|------------------5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7------------||


[4:39] repeat 3 times
E|--------------------------------||
B|--10-9-9-9-9-9-10-12-12-12-12---||
G|--X--X-X-X-X-X-X--X--X--X--X----||
D|--7--6-6-6-6-6-7--9--9--9--9----||
A|--------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------||

E|--------------------------------||
B|--10-9-9-9-9-9--10-9------------||
G|--X--X-X-X-X-X--X--X------------||
D|--7--6-6-6-6-6--7--6------------||
A|--------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------||


[4:49] 
        A   a
E|------5---5-----------------------------------------------------||
B|------5---5-----------------------------------------------------||
G|--9---6---5---9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------||
D|--9---7---7---9-9-9-9--11-11-11-11--4-4-4-4--9-9-9-9------------||
A|--7---7---7---7-7-7-7--11-11-11-11--4-4-4-4--9-9-9-9------------||
E|------5---5------------9--9--9--9---2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7------------||

[4:58]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--9---9---6---4-------------------------------------------------||
D|--9---9---6---4---7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9------------||
A|--7---6---4---2---7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9------------||
E|------------------5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7------------||


[5:08]
E|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------||
G|--9-9-9-9-...------------||
D|--9-9-9-9-...--7-6h7h9---||
A|--7-7-7-7-...------------||
E|-------------------------||

E|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------||
G|--9-9-9-9-...------------||
D|--9-9-9-9-...--7-6h7h9---||
A|--6-6-6-6-...------------||
E|-------------------------||

E|------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------||
G|--6-6-6-6-...-----------------------------||
D|--6-6-6-6-...--7-6h7-----7-7-7-7-7-...----||
A|--4-4-4-4-...------------7-7-7-7-7-...----||
E|-------------------------5-5-5-5-5-...----||


[5:27] repeat 3 times
E|-------------------------------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------------------------------||
D|--9-999-7-7-77-9-999-9-9--9-999-7-7-77-9-999-7-6-7-6---||
A|--7-777-7-7-77-7-777-7-7--7-777-7-7-77-9-999-7-7-7-7---||
E|-------------------------------------------------------||

E|-------------------------------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------------------------------||
D|--9-999-7-7-77-9-999-9-9--9-999-7-7-77--9--9--7--------||
A|--7-777-7-7-77-7-777-7-7--7-777-7-7-77--9--9--7--------||
E|-------------------------------------------------------||


[5:49] repeat 2 times
    E   E7  A   a
E|--0---0---0---0-----------------||
B|--0---3---2---1-----------------||
G|--1---1---2---2-----------------||
D|--2---1---2---2-----------------||
A|--2---2---0---0-----------------||
E|--0---0-------------------------||

[6:14]
E                 C    a            E   
or maybe tear it apart start with assumption
E                         C      a            E
that a million people are smart, smarter than one.


[6:30] (Trombone Solo) repeat 2 times
...E, C, D, G, F#(G)


[6:48]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------5-5--7-7--9-9--9-9--5-5--7-7--9-9------------------------||
D|--2-2--5-5--7-7--9-9--9-9--5-5--7-7--9-9------------------------||
A|--2-2--3-3--5-5--7-7--7-7--3-3--5-5--7-7------------------------||
E|--0-0-----------------------------------------------------------||

E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--9-9--3-3--5-5-------9-9--3-3--5-5-------7---------------------||
D|--9-9--3-3--5-5--5-5--9-9--3-3--5-5--5-5--7---------------------||
A|--7-7--2-2--3-3--5-5--7-7--2-2--3-3--5-5--5---------------------||
E|-----------------3-3-----------------3-3------------------------||


[7:26] repeat 2 times
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|----------------------------------------------------------------||
D|--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9---------------------------------------12...--||
A|--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--7-7-7...---10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12--10...--||
E|--------------------9-9-9...---8--8--8--8---10-10-10-10---------||


[7:48]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------5-7-9--9-7-5-7--9-7------------5-7-5--7-5-4---5-4-3------||
D|--7--7---------------------7-----7--7---------------------------||
A|-----------------------------7----------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||

[8:00]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------5-7-9--9-7-5-7--9-7------------5-7-5--7-5----------------||
D|--7--7---------------------7-----7--7-------------5-5-5-5-5-----||
A|-----------------------------7--------------------5-5-5-5-5-----||
E|--------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-----||

[8:11]
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------------7-7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-2-2----------------------------||
D|--2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-----5-5-5-2-2-5-(2)----------------------||
A|--2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-----3-3-2-0-0-5-(2)----------------------||
E|--0-0-0-0-0--------------------------3-(0)----------------------||

[8:17] repeat 2 times
E|------------------------------||
B|------------------------------||
G|--9-9-9-9-9--13-13-13-13-13---||
D|--X-X-X-X-X--X--X--X--X--X----||
A|--7-7-7-7-7--11-11-11-11-11---||
E|------------------------------||

[8:25] repeat 4 times
E|------------------------------||
B|------------------------------||
G|--5-5-5-2-2-------------------||
D|--5-5-5-2-2-5-2-...-----------||
A|--3-3-2-0-0-5-2-...-----------||
E|------------3-0-...-----------||

(Bass)         
the man who used to speak performs a cute routine,feel a little patronized
           C                                 G                          D
don't feel bad. they found a way inside your head and you feel a bit misled. 
                         A
it's not that they don't care, yeah
(Bass)
the television's put a thought inside your head like a barry manilow 
           C                           G                    D                    A    
jingle I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony a symphonic blank stare, yeah
C                   E          D   C
it doesn't make you care (make you care)
C                        E          D   C
not designed to make you care (make you care)
C                         E         D
they're betting you won't care (you won't...)


[9:24] solo: the first chord: keep your index finger on B & E string an bend the G 
string with your ring finger
E|--12-12...---------------------------------------------------||
B|--12-12...---------------------------------------------------||
G|--14b16...--16p14-(1414)-14p12-------16b17r16-14-17-16-------||
D|-------------------------------1414--------------------------||
A|-------------------------------------------------------------||
E|-------------------------------------------------------------||

[9:32]
E|-------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--15b17--(1515)-15p12----------------------------------------||
G|----------------------(1414)-14p12--------14b16-14b16r14-12--||
D|-----------------------------------(1414)--------------------||
A|-------------------------------------------------------------||
E|-------------------------------------------------------------||

[9:36]
E|-------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------12p13h12---------------------------------------------||
G|--14b16----------14h16p14p16---14h16p14p13h14p13p9-----------||
D|-------------------------------------------------------------||
A|-------------------------------------------------------------||
E|-------------------------------------------------------------||


[9:51] repeat 4 times
E|------------------||
B|------------------||
G|-----------7------||
D|----2------7------||
A|----2------5------||
E|----0-------------||


C       G     D       E
place a wager on your greed,
  C     E       D
a wager on your pride.
C   G      D         E
why try to beat them when
  C       E      D
a million others tried?

C          E
we are the whore
G              D
intellectually spayed
C          E
we are the queer
G               D
dysfunctionally raised



[10:32] (Trombone Solo)
E, C, D, G, F#(G)
E, C, D, G, F#(G), E


[11:03]
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
D|--0...-10...-9...-6.....(a long time)-------------------------------||
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

one more pill to kill the pain
one more pill to kill the pain
one more pill to kill the...

[12:01]
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
D|--5...-4...-2...-6.....(a long time)--------------------------------||
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

one more prayer to keep me safe
one more prayer to keep us warm
one more prayer to keep us...

[12:35]
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--------------------9-9-9---------7-7-7-----------------------------||
D|--5...-4...--7-7-7--9-9-9--9-9-9--7-7-7-----------------------------||
a|-------------7-7-7--7-7-7--9-9-9--5-5-5-----------------------------||
E|-------------5-5-5---------7-7-7------------------------------------||


[12:47]
a                         E                                 B
lost the battle, lost the war, lost the things worth living for
                         D                                a
lost the will to win the fight, one more pill to kill the pain

a
na na na na na
F#
na na na na na
D
na na na na na
E
Na na na na na

a                                  F#                                 D
the going get tough, the tough get debt. don't pay attention, pay the rent
                          E                                   a
next of kins pay for your sins. a little faith should keep us safe.


[13:17]
    d        F          C          E
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--6-6-...--10-10-...--8--8--...--9-9-...----------------------------||
G|--7-7-...--10-10-...--9--9--...--9-9-...----------------------------||
D|--7-7-...--10-10-...--10-10-...--9-9-...----------------------------||
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

[13:24] repeat this and next line 2 times palm muted and 2 times not
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|-------------------------1313-12-13--1313-12-13---------------------||
G|--1010-9-10--1010-9-10---X-X--X--X---X-X--X--X----------------------||
D|--X-X--X-X---X-X--X-X----1010-9--10--1010-9--10---------------------||
a|--8-8--7-8---8-8--7-8-----------------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--9-8-9---99-8-9---1313-12-13--1313-12-13---------------------------||
D|--XX-X-X--XX-X-X---X-X--X--X---X-X--X--X----------------------------||
a|--77-6-7--77-6-7---1111-10-11--1111-10-11---------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

[13:57]
and so we go, on with our lives. we know the truth, but prefer lies.
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--------10-...-----------------------------5-...-------------9-...--||
D|--------X--...-----------------------------X-...-------------X-...--||
a|--------8--...-----------------------------3-...-------------7-...--||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

lies are simple,                simple is bliss. 
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-------1414-1414-14--1717-17--1414-14---1212-1212-12--1717-1717-----||
D|-------X-X--X-X--X---X-X--X---X-X--X----X-X--X-X--X---X-x--X-X------||
a|-------1212-1212-12--1515-15--1212-12---1010-1010-10--1515-1515-----||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

why go against tradition when we can
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--14-...-----------------------17-...-------------------------------||
D|--X--...-----------------------X--...-------------------------------||
a|--12-...-----------------------15-...-------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

admit defeat, live in decline
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|------12-...-1010-99--9-...-----------------------------------------||
D|------X--...-X-X--XX--X-...-----------------------------------------||
a|------10-...-8-8--77--7-...-----------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

    be the victim of our own design
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|--5-...---------12-----10--9-10-...---------------------------------||
D|--X-...---------X------X---X-X--...---------------------------------||
a|--3-...---------10-----8---7-8--...---------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

the status quo    built on suspect
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|---------10-...--1212-1414--17-...----------------------------------||
D|---------X--...--X-X--X-X---X--...----------------------------------||
a|---------8--...--1010-1212--15-...----------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------||

C            B(C)                a
why would anyone stick out their neck?
          F                    G
fellow members club "we've got ours"
    C            B(C)            a
i'd like to introduce you to our host
         F                 f
he's got his, and i've got mine
           C
meet the decline


[14:54]
E, C, D, G, F#(G)...
E|---------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------||
G|-----2--4--5----------2--4--2----||
D|--5-------------4--5-------------||
a|---------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------||

[17:01]
F#, D, E, A, G#(A)...
E|---------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------||
G|-----4--6--7----------4--6--4----||
D|--7-------------6--7-------------||
a|---------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------||

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