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Switchfoot - Mess Of Me tab

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                        MESS OF ME [EARLY DEMOS]              SWITCHFOOT     
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Tabbed by:hurricaneherman
Tuning:Drop D tuning(D-A-D-G-B-E)

This is from their bonus disc "Building A Hurricane".

There are three recordings that make up this song. I will mark the beginning
of each recording.

RECORDING 1

You play this riff twice for the intro, eight times for the verse, and on
the chorus, two guitars play this riff six times.
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|X[10]
A|------------10--10--10--10--10--10------8-\-5-/-8-------8---8---|
E|0-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
 
~VERSE~
I can almost taste it the blood is off my hands
What was locked up in the basement has now been born again
I can almost taste it fighting for my life
I've been fighting for my life, oh won't that be a surprise'
~CHORUS~
I've made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
I've made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
Alive alive alive alive alive alive
                 NOTE:It starts fading out on the fifth "alive".

RECORDING 2

Jon is talking with the band about changing some of the lyrics, and he
strums D5 three times.
He plays the beginning riff twice, and then goes into the chords.

  D5                              A#5
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-|
D|7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-|
A|5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-1---1-1-1-1-1-1---1-3-1---1 1-1-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                There ain't no drug              There ain't no drug

  F5                              A5
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|7---7|
D|3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-|7---7|
A|3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-|5---5|
D|3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-|-----|
                There ain't no drug              No drug to make me well
                                         NOTE:Starts fading out
RECORDING 3

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|X[4]
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|0---0-0---0---0---0---0-0---0---0---0-0---0---0---0---0-0---0---|
      I am my own affliction
      I am my own disease
      There ain't no cure that they could sale
      There ain't no drug to make me well     there ain't no drug

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|X[4]
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|0---0-0---0---0---0---0---5-8---0---0-0---0---0---0---0---5-8---|
      I've made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
      I've made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
      I've made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
      I've made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
      The rest of my life alive

Guitar one plays the beginning riff, and guitar two plays D5 with this 
pattern.

/   / /   /   /   /   / /   /X[2]

~VERSE~
We lock our souls in cages
                           Play the beginning riff once.
            NOTE:Starts fading out.

This tab should be 100% correct, but if you find something wrong, you can
leave a comment, so I can fix it.
I think their old version of mess of me, is just as good as the version they
settled with. But it is true that this version has more of the Oh! Gravity
feel.
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