Boys Like Girls – Dance Hall Drug tab

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              Dance Hall Drug -Boys Like Girls
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Tabbed by: A.J. Conner
Email: ajconner123@gmail.com (original, i know)


From their eponymous debut album.
This song is in open D tuning,
D-A-D-F#-A-D
I tabbed out the lead! :)


Tablature Legend:
~~ = let ring

(RIFF ONE)D---0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0----------------------|A---0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0----------------------|F#--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0----------------------|D---9-9-9-9-9-9--9-7-9-7-9-9-9-9-9-9--9-7-9-7----------------------|A---9-9-9-9-9-9--9-7-9-7-9-9-9-9-9-9--9-7-9-7----------------------|D---9-9-9-9-9-9--9-7-9-7-9-9-9-9-9-9--9-7-9-7----------------------|
(RIFF TWO)D---0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|A---0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|F#--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|D---2-2-2-2-2-2--2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-0-------------------|A---2-2-2-2-2-2--2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-0-------------------|D---2-2-2-2-2-2--2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-0-------------------|
This lead riff (LEAD ONE) is played with RIFF TWO when it's first heard in the song, at 0:06. It's always played with that riff.D-------2-----2------2------2---2------2--------|A-----2------2----2-2-----2----2---2-2----------|F#--2-------2-----------2-----2-----------------|D-----------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------|
LEAD TWO- always play with RIFF ONE.D-------7----7------7------7---7-----7----------|A-----5-----5----5-5-----5----5---5-5-----------|F#--5------5-----------5-----5------------------|D-----------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------|
Pre-chorus:D-------0~~0-------------0~~0-----0-0-----------A-------0~~0-------------0~~0-----0-0-----------F#------0~~0-------------0~~0-----0-0-----------D---5-5-5~~5-5-5-4-4-2-2-2~~2-2-2-2-2-----------A---5-5-5~~5-5-5-4-4-2-2-2~~2-2-2-2-2-----------D---5-5-5~~5-5-5-4-4-2-2-2~~2-2-2-2-2-----------
--------0~~0-------------0-0-0--XXXXXX----------|--------0~~0-------------0-0-0--XXXXXX----------|--------0~~0-------------0-0-0--XXXXXX----------|----5-5-5~~5-5-5-4-4-7-7-7-7-7--XXXXXX----------|----5-5-5~~5-5-5-4-4-7-7-7-7-7--XXXXXX----------|----5-5-5~~5-5-5-4-4-7-7-7-7-7--XXXXXX----------|
Chorus:D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------A---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------F#--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------------A---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------------D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--------------
----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-XXXXXX-------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-XXXXXX-------|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-XXXXXX-------|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-XXXXXX-------|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-XXXXXX-------|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-XXXXXX-------|
*Chorus Variation: When playing the chorus that goes into the bridge, slide from the last chord on the seventh fret up to the 8th, then the 9th.
Bridge:D-------0~~~~~~~~~----0~~~~~~~~~~------------|A-------0~~~~~~~~~----0~~~~~~~~~~------------|F#------0~~~~~~~~~----0~~~~~~~~~~---(twice)--|D---0-0-0~~~~~~~~~5-5-5~~~~~~~~~~------------|A---0-0-0~~~~~~~~~5-5-5~~~~~~~~~~------------|D---0-0-0~~~~~~~~~5-5-5~~~~~~~~~~------------|
Song Structure: Intro- RIFF ONE once without lead, RIFF TWO with lead (LEAD ONE) Verse- RIFF ONE and RIFF TWO, both with lead and singing. Pre-chorus Chorus (twice) Verse 2-same as verse one Pre-chorus Chorus (with variation) Bridge Pre-Chorus Chorus variation 2: play RIFF ONE and TWO, no lead. Chorus, repeat, end on:
D---0-0-------------|A---0-0-------------|F#--0-0-------------|D---9-9/------------|A---9-9/------------|D---9-9/------------|
Lyrics: Grown up She just turned 16 Stuck in the moment Dead at the scene And it's on tonight This is the life that you wanted, right? So turn off all the lights Dressed up just like a movie star At all the parties they'll know who you are Wouldn't it be great, to be fashionably late? So why don't you wait, till you're sedated Pre-chorus: Don't it feel like something's not right in his kiss tonight? Chorus: Yeah what I'm saying is do you, do you want to lose it all? Cause this is more than just a dance hall drug You can't wait to fall in love All I'm saying is do you, do you want to learn to fly? Then you should pack it up and say goodbye Cause when the push comes to the shove It's just a dance hall drug Step in and you can lock the door The candles are lit and the clothes on the floor You could take a chance on finding romance Now you're holding hands But he's got other plans Tick-tock, the clock is turning red The room won't stop spinning and thoughts in your head And it's too late You feel like you're making a big mistake You should've waited (Pre-chorus) (Chorus) Bridge: Just wait love Show 'em what you're made of Don't it feel like something's not right in his kiss tonight? (Repeat chorus until end)
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