Smog - Knock Knock tab

Knock Knock Album Tab
Smog
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1. Let's Move To The Country
2. Held
3. River Guard
4. No Dancing
5. Teenage Spaceship
6. Cold-Blooded Old Times
7. Sweet Treat
8. Hit The Ground Running
9. I Could Drive Forever
10. Left Only With Love
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1.	Let's Move To The Country

Half-step down (though it's not really necessary)

Whole Song:
Eb-------------|
Bb-------------|
Gb-------------|
Db-------------|
Ab--3-3-3-3-3--|
Eb-------------| (ad infinitum)

Lead guitar line
Eb----------------------------------------|
Bb-----8~--and-chimes-these-notes--10-8~--|
Gb--7/9-----------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------|

The chime comes at the end of the melody, which can be played as:

Eb--------------|
Bb--------------|
Gb---------2----|
Db----5--2---5--|
Ab--3-----------|
Eb--------------|

That's it.

Lyrics:
Let's move to the country
Let's move to the country
Just you and me

My travels are over
My travels are through
Let's move to the country
Just me and you

A goat and a monkey
A mule and a flea
Let's move to the country
Just you and me

Let's start a...
Let's have a...

(Travels are over...)

End on 3rd fret Ab string.

2.	Held

Half-step down

Main riff
Eb----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb--------------------------------------10-----10--------8--|
Gb-------9-----9---------7-----------------9------9--7h9----|
Db---------9-----9---7h9------------7-7------7-----7--------|
Ab---7-7-----7-----7----------------0-0---------------------|
Eb---0-0---------------------(3x)---------------------------|(3x)

Again, simple.

Lyrics:
For the first time in my life
I let myself be held
Like a big old baby
I surrender
To your charity
I lay back in the tall grass
Let the ants cover me
Let the jets fly
Not wishing for their destruction
Orange and black
In a perfect blue sky
For the first time in my life
I am movin' away, movin' away, movin' away
From within the reach of me
And all the while, being held
Like a big old baby

3.	River Guard

Once again, half-step down

Chords:
     A   G   Bm
Eb---0---3---2---|
Bb---2---3---3---|
Gb---2---0---4---|
Db---2---0---4---|
Ab---0---2---2---|
Eb-------3-------|

Intro: A G Bm

A       G                 Bm
When I take the prisoners swimming
A             G             Bm
They have the time of their lives
A               G         Bm
I love to watch them ---- floating
A    G             Bm
---- ---- on their backs
A          G        Bm
Unburdened ---- and relaxed

A   G   Bm

A               G                        Bm
Sit in the tall grass and look the other way
A           G                  Bm
And when I haul them in, they always say
A                  G           Bm
Our sentences will not be ---- served
A      G             Bm
We are constantly on trial
A      G              Bm
It's a way ---- to be free

A   G   Bm

A             G             Bm
Most nights I go ---- for a drive
A              G                   Bm
Mmmm... to the highest place I can find
A                 G           Bm
I'm standing on a cliff, with gooseflesh
A            G                           Bm
Watching the wind rip the leaves off the trees
A    G             Bm
---- ---- Death defying
A         G         Bm
Every breath, death defying

A   G   Bm

A              G              Bm
Soon we'll all be back in the yard
A          G                  Bm
Behind the walls, ---- living hard
A                G                Bm
Dreaming of cool rivers, and tall grass
A      G             Bm
We are constantly on trial
A      G              Bm
It's a way ---- to be free
A      G             Bm
We are constantly on trial
A      G              Bm
It's a way ---- to be free

Lead guitar line:
Eb----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb------------------------10!-10/12~--12-14-15-14-12-10-7~--|
Gb------7-9!-9/11~--7h9/11----------------------------------|
Db---7h9----------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------|(3x)

As always, (----) is a pause in the lyrics, (!) means to cut the note off real quick,
and (~) means sustain or slight vibrato.

4.	No Dancing

Drop D (Half Step Down)

Chords:
    E5   D5
Eb-----------|
Bb-----------|
Gb-----------|
Db---2---0---|
Ab---2---0---|
Db---2---0---|

Verse & intro riff (heavy distortion, palm-mute)
     E riff     D riff
Eb------------------------|
Bb------------------------|
Gb------------------------|
Db---0h22-222---2p00-000--|
Ab---0h22-222---2p00-000--|
Db---0h22-222---2p00-000--|

Intro: E riff

E riff
There's always some bird dog snuffling
        D riff
At your gate
E riff
Looking like he came to collect
    D riff
Something you said you owed
        E riff
There's always some turtle snapping
      D riff
In my head
           E riff
Saying you can't just waltz in here, acting
                D riff
Like nothing is wrong

D5 (sustain)

   E5
No dancing, no dancing, no dancing
    D5
Not while the road is racing
   E5
No dancing, no dancing, no dancing
    D5
Not while the time is chasing

               E riff
Well there's a pitcher on the land I recognize his hand
       D riff
In the mail
     E riff
He's fogging up the glass; the bird is home at last
            D riff
And here he comes
D riff         D5 (sustain)
Here he comes, oh

   E5
No dancing, no dancing, no dancing
    D5
Not while the wires are showing
   E5
No dancing, no dancing, no dancing
    D5
Not while the time is flowing

               E riff
Well there's a pitcher on the land I recognize his hand
       D riff
In the mail
     E riff
He's fogging up the glass; the bird is home at last
            D riff
And here he comes
D riff         D5(sustain)
Here he comes, oh

   E5
No dancing, no dancing, no dancing
    D5
Not while the time is flowing
   E5
No dancing, no dancing, no dancing
    D5
Not while the wires are showing

E riff (ad nauseum)

End on E5.

5.	Teenage Spaceship

Drop D (otherwise standard)

Riff:
    D                  Em7sus4 (but we'll just call it "E")
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
A|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2----|

Though that is the basic song, I'll include a chord map with lyrics because one time he
plays the E arpeggio only 2 times instead of 4 (which I'll mark with *), and when the
drums come in, he plays each arpeggio only twice instead of 4 times, which I'll also 
mark with *. There is also a second guitar strumming the chords instead of picking them. 
It's a
matter of preference how you wanna play it.

Intro: D  E

       D
Flying around
              E
The houses at night
       D
Flying alone
          E
A teenage spaceship
                D          E
I was a teenage spaceship
           D
Landing at night
      E*                    D
I was beautiful with all my lights
E                               D
Loom so large on the horizon
                            E
So large, people thought my windows
     D
Were stars
   E
So large on the horizon
                  D
People thought my windows
     E
Were stars
          D
A teenage spaceship
          E
A teenage spaceship

(Drums come in)

      D*
And I swore I'd never lay like a log
E*
Bark like a dog
            D*
I was a teenage...
 E*      D*
Smog
E*        D*
---- Sewn to the sky

E* D* E* D* (ad nauseum)

End on D.

6.	Cold-Blooded Old Times

Back to half-step down again.

Chords:
     G   F   E  Bm   C
Eb---3---1---0---2---3---|
Bb---3---1---0---3---5---|
Gb---4---2---1---4---5---|
Db---5---3---2---4---5---|
Ab---5---3---2---2---3---|
Eb---3---1---0-----------|

There's a quick little lift from the E to the F chord before going back to G. I'll note
it as E-F and if you listen to the record you should pick it up.

Intro: G

(Chorus):
G
Cold-blooded old times
             F
Cold-blooded old times
             E         E-F
Cold-blooded old times
G
The type of memories
               F
That turn your bones to glass
          E                 E-F
Turn your bones to glass
G

            Bm
Mother came rushing in
            C
She said we didn't see a thing
           G
We said we didn't see a thing
    Bm
And father left at 8
       C
Nearly splintering the gate
             G
Cold-blooded old times

(Chorus)

G
And though you were
       Bm
Just a little squirrel
C
You understood
      G
Every word
Bm
And in this way
              C
They gave you clarity
               G
A cold-blooded clarity

G
Cold-blooded old times
             F
Cold-blooded old times
             E         E-F
Cold-blooded old times

G
How can I stand
    Bm
And laugh with the man
C                  G
Who redefined your body? (repeat)

G
Those cold-blooded old times
             F
Cold-blooded old times
             E         E-F
Cold-blooded old times

G ad infinitum

End on G.

7.	Sweet Treat

Half-step down again.

This one's weird. There's all sorts of fiddling with bass notes and accents and the
rhythm tends to be difficult to get down, but the simple version is this:

Eb----------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------1-----------1------------------------------|
Gb-------2---2-------2---2---------2-----------2------|
Db-----2-------2---2-------2-----2---2-------2---2----|
Ab---0-------------------------0------0----0-------0--|
Eb---------------3-----------1-----------0------------|

End on Am.

Lyrics:
If there were
Something so
Hard and clear
It would've been
Bought and sold
Long ago
So take your sweet treat
In the evening
Take your sweet treat
In the evening
Please, to know this
Please to know this
If someone
Offers you some sugar
You should eat it...

8.	Hit The Ground Running

Drop D (Standard otherwise)

Chords:
    A   D
E|--0---2---|
B|--2---3---|
G|--2---2---|
D|--2---0---|
A|--0---0---|
D|------0---|

Intro: A

Plucked Violin notes:
E|----------|
B|----------|
G|--11-9----|
D|-------7--|
A|----------|
D|----------| (ad nauseum)

(Chorus):
A                       D
     I had to leave the country
A                                D
Though there was some nice folk there
A                              D
And now I don't know where I'm going
A                                 D
All I know is I'll hit the ground running

A   D   A   D

A                               D
Bony cowboys and southern gentlemen
A                           D
Betting women that'll never bend
A                             D
They ride the roads 'til they bend
A                        D
'Til they bend, to their dead ends

(Chorus)

A                 D
I was raised in a pit of snakes
A                      D
Blink your eyes, I was raised on cake
A                         D
I couldn't memorize a century of slang
A                      D
Or tell the same story again and again and again

(Chorus)

A                    D
Bitterness ---- is a low of sin
A                    D
Bitter man rots from within
A                    D
I've seen his smile, yellow and brown
A                   D
Bitterness ---- has brought him down

(Chorus)
D                A
Hit the ground running
                D
Hit the ground running
                A
Hit the ground running

A D A D... (ad nauseum)

End on A.

9.	I Could Drive Forever

Standard tuning, actually.

Chords:
    A5  G#5 F#5 E5
E|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|--7---6---4---2---|
A|--7---6---4---2---|
E|--5---4---2---0---|

The whole song basically follows this progression:
A5 - G#5 - F#5 - E5
And the lead guitar is only playing those notes an octave higher (B|--10-9-7-5--) 
or some variation on that, with bends and pre-bends and slides but listen to it and you'll get it.

Lyrics:
Too many lines have been broken
Too many people have crumbled apart
In my hand
I should've left a long time ago
The best idea I ever had

With every mile
Another piece of me peels off and whips down the road
All down the road
I should've left a long time ago
The best idea I ever had

With every mile
Another piece of me peels off and whips down the road
All down the road
I should've left a long time ago
The best idea I ever had
I feel light and strong
I could drive forever

Repeat first verse
Repeat third verse

With every mile
Another piece of me peels off and whips down the road
All down the road

10.	 Left Only With Love

Half-Step Down

It's a bassline of perfect 4ths.

Figure 1 (A):
Eb------------------------|
Bb------------------------|
Gb------------------------|
Db------------------------|
Ab-----5~---5~---5~---5~--|
Eb---5----5----5----5-----|

Figure 2 (F#m):
Eb------------------------|
Bb------------------------|
Gb------------------------|
Db------------------------|
Ab-----2~---2~---2~---2~--|
Eb---2----2----2----2-----|

Figure 3 (E):
Eb------------------------|
Bb------------------------|
Gb------------------------|
Db------------------------|
Ab-----0~---0~---0~---0~--|
Eb---0----0----0----0-----|

Intro: Figure 1

Figure 1
I'm left only with love for you
                 Figure 2
You did what was right to do
                    Figure 3
And I hope you find your husband
                     Fig. 1
And a father to your children

(Repeat)

Fig. 1
When I lost you, I lost my family
                 Fig. 2
You did what was right to do
                    Fig. 3
And I hope you find your husband
                     Fig. 1
And a father to your children

(Repeat 1st verse)

That's it. The end. My butt's asleep, and I'm starving. See ya later.
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