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The Fray - How To Save A Life tab

Capo 3  standard tuning
Chords (relative to capo)
G:320033
Dsus4/Em:x20233
Bm7:020232
Bm:224432 ( if you can't play the barre chord than a xxx432 sounds alright too, or just 
a Bm7)

First tab, so sorry for all my mistakes.
You don't necessarily have to pick the intro and verses, strumming works fine too, his
tab is for those of you who were looking to pick it out. If you are uncomfortable with
finger picking you can pick just the lowest note played at any time and get a similar 
affect, the only exception to this is the riff which you don't see until after the bridge/3rd
verse. In that case hit the highest given note. I think it would sound really good with 
two gutiars playing, so if you end up teying that, could you leave a comment and tell me 
how that works out?

G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Step one you say we need to talk, he walks you say sit down its just a talk
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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He smiles politely back at you, you stare politely right on through
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Some sort of window to your right where he goes left and you stay right,
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Between the lines of fear and blame you begin to wonder why you came
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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G                              Dsus4/Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Dsus4/Em               Bm
Somewhere along in the bitterness
Bm                                      G
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G           Dsus4  Bm7    G
Had I known how to save a life


G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Let him know that you know best, cause after all you do know best,
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Try to slip past his defense, without granting innocence
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Lay down a list of what is wrong, the things you've told him all along
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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And pray to god he hears you, And pray to god he heres you,
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

G                              Dsus4/Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Dsus4/Em               Bm
Somewhere along in the bitterness
Bm                                      G
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G           Dsus4  Bm7    G
Had I known how to save a life


G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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As he begins to rasie his voice, lower yours and grant him one last choice
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Drive untill you loose the road,Or break with the ones you've followed
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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He will do one of two things he will admit to everything,
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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Or he will say he's just not the same and you begin to wonder why you came
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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G                              Dsus4/Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Dsus4/Em               Bm
Somewhere along in the bitterness
Bm                                      G
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G           Dsus4  Bm7    G
Had I known how to save a life


G                              Dsus4/Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Dsus4/Em               Bm
Somewhere along in the bitterness
Bm                                      G
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G           Dsus4  Bm7    G
Had I known how to save a life

                                             How to save a life
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

                          How to save a life
G          Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
---------------------------------3--------------------------------------|
---3-3-3-3---1-0----3-3-3-3---1--3--------------------------------------|
-----------0----------------0----2--------------------------------------|
---0-0-0-0---0-0----0-0-0-0---0--0--------------------------------------|
-----------2----------------2----2--------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|


G                              Dsus4/Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Dsus4/Em               Bm
Somewhere along in the bitterness
Bm                                      G
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G           Dsus4  Bm7    G
Had I known how to save a life

G                              Dsus4/Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Dsus4/Em               Bm
Somewhere along in the bitterness
Bm                                      G
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G           Dsus4  Bm7    G
Had I known how to save a life

                                       How to save a life
G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
----3---------------------------2------------3------------------------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3------------------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2----------------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0----------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2------------|
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                          How to save a life
G          Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em
---------------------------------3--------------------------------------|
---3-3-3-3---1-0----3-3-3-3---1--3--------------------------------------|
-----------0----------------0----2--------------------------------------|
---0-0-0-0---0-0----0-0-0-0---0--0--------------------------------------|
-----------2----------------2----2--------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|


G                Dsus4/Em       Bm7          Dsus4/Em        G
----3---------------------------2------------3-----------------3--------|
------3---3-3-------3---3-3-------3---3------3-3---3-----------3--------|
----0-------------2-------------2--------------------2---------0--------|
------0---0-0--0----0---0-0---0---0---0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------|
--------2----2--------2-----2-------2---2--------2-------2-----2--------|
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As mentioned first tab, so it won't be perfect.  I am open to any constructive critisim.
 or just plain cristism.
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