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The Sun Parade - Need You By My Side chords

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        Alright, so this is my first tab on this site, hope I don't screw it up.
The band is The Sun Parade, a folk/rock group from Northampton MA, and this song, Need
You By My Side, is easily their most well-known.
You can listen to most of their music on their website, www.thesunparade.com or
http://thesunparade.bandcamp.com/, or watch the music video for this song at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFmzz9eUHro to get a good idea of it.
Also, I figured out these chords just by listening to the track and watching the band
play, so it might not be 100%, but it's pretty darn close.
If you feel like you can improve on it, don't hesitate to message or email.
Anyway, without further ado:

-----------------------------------------Need You By My Side - The Sun Parade ------

Tabbed by: scipio323
E-mail: tap2@comcast.net


Chords used:

   E    E2   A   C#m   B    A2  [ch]C#m/Bb[/ch] (I really don't know what that last chord is, but
that's what I'm calling it.)
e|-0----4----5----4----2----0----4---|
B|-0----5----5----5----4----2----5---|
G|-1----4----6----6----4----2----4---|
D|-2----6----7----6----4----2----4---|
A|-2----7----7----4----2----0----6---|
E|-0----4----5----4----2----0----4---|

Tuning:eBGDAE

This intro riff is also played over most of every verse; it's simple, but easier to show
than describe the chords used.

Intro/Verse
   E
e|-0-0-0-0-000-|
B|-0-2-0-0-000-|
G|-1-1-2-1-111-|  X4
D|-2-2-2-2-222-|
A|-2-2-2-2-222-|
E|-0-0-0-0-000-|

   Verse 1:

  E
I shiver, I shake, yeah im cold when i wake,

the dream i was having, im glad it was fake.
   E2
My mother was right, i have to relax,
                                          E
these thoughts i am having are holding me back
   E
It may sound depressing yeah i know its so sad,

but its the happiest thought that i've ever had.
     A
then how come i wake and i feel i will break?
   C#m   B     E  A2 E
im bro---ooo---ken,
   C#m   B     E (intro riff again)
im bro---ooo---ken

   Verse 2:

     E
I've come to the end of chapter two,

it wasn't that long but now im with you.
       E2
I shall go to the city and start my life,
                                       E
write the next chapter and hope you survive.

   Chorus 1:

  C#m                  E2
I feel it collapsing inside me,
   C#m         C#m/Bb      E2
My life while i struggle inside.
C#m                    E2
Could you please be my constant?
             C#m   C#m/B         E2
cause i have fifty thoughts at a time.
A
Don't leave me now,
  E              B
I need you by my side,
     A
yeah don't leave me now,
                 E (intro riff)
I need you by my side.

   Verse 3:

E
Now that i've left i can finally see,

don't expect what you want cause it won't come to be.
     E2
everyday i wake up in the same single bed,

unwillingly stuck here inside my head.
         C#m   B     E   A2  E
cause im bro---ooo---ken,
   C#m   B     E   A2  E
im bro---ooo---ken,
   C#m   B     E
im bro---ooo---ken
   Chorus 2:

  C#m                  E2
I feel it collapsing inside me,
   C#m          C#m/Bb     E2
My life while i struggle inside.
C#m                 E2
I need a constant reminder
          C#m       C#m/B      E2
that this happiness in me wont die.
     A
Yeah don't leave me now,
  E              B
i need you by my side.

   Chorus 3:

C#m                     E2
Everything about her is lovely,
      C#m          C#m/Bb     E2
and i can't get her off of my mind.
C#m                    E2
Could you please be my constant?
             C#m   C#m/Bb        E2
cause i have fifty thoughts at a time.
     A
Yeah don't leave me now,
  E              B
I need you by my side,
A
Don't leave me now,
  C#m    C#m/Bb  E2
I need you by my side
         C           E2
Cause im bro---ooo---ken,
   C           E2
im bro---ooo---ken,
   C           E2
im bro---ooo---ken,
C#m  B   E
with out you.



There you go, folks, that's the best I've got.
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Thanks!
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