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Switchfoot - Mess Of Me Acoustic tab

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Mess Of Me (Acoustic) - Switchfoot (Jon Foreman--)
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Tabbed by: A.Wilson
Email: art.sound.words@gmail.com
Tuning: Standard

Okay so this is how I like to play mess of me acoustic itís really similar to the
version just slight differences in the interlude/bridge and such.  I learned this off of a
on youtube of Jon playing it solo so watch that video for strumming patterns and tips.  
free to post comments on mistakes and or questions.  Enjoy playing this amazing song.

(hereís that youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSqNpGCEIWg )

Here are all the parts you need to learn, Iíll put them together with the lyrics at the
but since itís a lot of repetition its best to learn the parts, and then put it all together.


Intro Riff:
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|------12-12-12-12-12-12b--10----10-10-12---|
E|--0--------------------------12------------|

Verse Riff:
e|-----------------x------------------------------------------------------x-|
B|-----------------x------------------------------------------------------x-|
G|-----------------x-(x8)-------------------------------------------------x-|
D|-----------------x------------------------------------------------------x-|
A|-----------------x-------------------12-12-12-12-12-12b--10----10-10-12-x-|
E|---------------0-x---------------0--------------------------12----------x-|

This is almost the same as the intro only Jon does the palm mute strum (left
hand) across the strings which gives the song more rhythm and power

Pre-Chorus Riff:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12--12-12-12-12\11--11-11-11-11\8--8-8-8-8/9--9-9-9-9-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10--10-10-10-10\9---9--9--9--9-\6--6-6-6-6/7--7-7-7-7-------------------|
E|--0---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0-----0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

Chorus:
   Em   C   G   B   C*   B*
e|-(7)--x---x---x--(8)--(7)-------------------------------------------------|
B|-(8)--x---x---x--(8)--(7)-------------------------------------------------|
G|--9---5---4---4---9----8--------------------------------------------------|
D|--9---5---5---4---10---9--------------------------------------------------|
A|--7---3---5---2---10---9--------------------------------------------------|
E|--0---x---3---x---8----7--------------------------------------------------|
Here are the chorus chords (see video for strumming pattern) Iíve put the chords in the
where they should be strummed in the lyrics below. (bracketed) notes are optional Jon
play them but you can to make a more acoustic sound if you do not play bracketed notes 
with mute x.

Bridge Riff 1:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------------|
    *  * * *  *  *  *  *  *  *


Bridge Riff 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12--12-12-12-12\11--11-11-11-11\8--8-8-8-8/9--9-9-9-9-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10--10-10-10-10\9---9--9--9--9-\6--6-6-6-6/7--7-7-7-7-------------------|
E|--0---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0-----0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12--12-12-12-12\11--11-11-11-11\8--8-8-8-8/9--9-9-9-9-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10--10-10-10-10\9---9--9--9--9-\6--6-6-6-6/7--7-7-7-7-------------------|
E|--0---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0-----0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--8-8-888-7-7-777--|


Intro: (play intro riff x4)

Verse 1: (verse riff x4; once for each line)

I am my own affliction
I am my own disease
There ain't no drug that they can sell
There ain't no drug to make me well

Pre-Chorus 1: (pre-chorus riff x2; once for every 2 vocal lines)

There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
It's not enough
The sickness is myself

Chorus:
Em
I've made a mess of me
C
I want to get back the rest of me
G
I've made a mess of me
B                                   Em
I want to spend the rest of my life alive
Iíve made a mess of me
C
I want to reverse this tragedy
G
Iíve made a mess of me
B*                                  C*
I want to spend the rest of my life alive
B*                  (to interlude at  2nd alive)
The rest of my life alive

Interlude 1: (intro riff x2)

Verse 2: (same as verse 1)

We lock our souls in cages
We hide inside our shells
It's hard to free the ones you love
When you can't forgive yourself

Pre-Chorus 2: (same as pre-chorus 1)

There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
It's not enough
The sickness is myself

Chorus:
Em
I've made a mess of me
C
I want to get back the rest of me
G
I've made a mess of me
B                                   Em
I want to spend the rest of my life alive
Iíve made a mess of me
C
I want to reverse this tragedy
G
Iíve made a mess of me
B*                                  C*
I want to spend the rest of my life alive
B*                  Em
The rest of my life alive
Interlude 2: Em (then bridge riff 1 a couple times)

Bridge:
(Bridge riff 1 x4; once for each vocal line)
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
There ain't no drug
No drug to make me well
(Bridge riff 2)
There ain't no drug
It's not enough
I'm breaking up
The sickness is myself
The sickness is myself

Chorus 3:
Em
I've made a mess of me
C
I want to get back the rest of me
G
I've made a mess of me
B                                   Em
I want to spend the rest of my life alive
Iíve made a mess of me
C
I want to reverse this tragedy
G
Iíve made a mess of me
B*                                  C*
I want to spend the rest of my life alive
B*                  Em
The rest of my life alive

Outro: continue strumming Em end on down-strum

Enjoy playing this awesome song :)


/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
~  vibrato
+  harmonic
x  Mute note
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