Dashboard Confessional - Several Ways To Die Trying Acoustic tab

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| Song Stats |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Song |Several Ways To Die Trying |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Artist |Dashboard Confessional |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Album |A Mark • A Mission • A Brand • A Scar |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Composed |Christopher Ender Carrabba |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Tabbed |Ace13: my version of a full band song that I've || |arranged using parts of other tabs and my ear |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Tuning |Standard ½ step down. Low to High: [Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-eb]|+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
|Difficulty|Novice: You could learn it in a day. |+----------+------------------------------------------------------+
So there is no acoustic verson of Several Ways To Die Trying that Chris Carrabba does that I know of. But this is my verson of just such a song. I've studied other tabs, and decided which I think would be the most important parts if I could have only one guitar. I used my ears to fill in the rest and this is what I get. It is the meat of the song, so you CAN play it along with the CD (except my version doesn't have all the instrumental parts), but you will hear other guitar parts, and you'll be tempted to play them. Go ahead: I won't be offended. This is just ONE way you can play it. It sounds good and is fun to sing to. All non-parenthesied numbers (numbers not in those things -->(0)), are the main part to be played. I only added those (0)'s in the intro. Try not to play them (and I didn't even write them the rest of the tab), but if you do, it sounds alright. I even wrote in the timing with the /'s being the whole count and the &'s being the half count. I didn't write in the strumming, because there isn't really one. Just kinda make it up; I know you can make it sound good. I did write in where the chords change, so if there is a blank are (except for the rest or when you let it ring), just keep playing the chord last enumerated (that big word means listed, so just play the last chord written). The words that come at chord changes are placed in the correct places and the rest are just put there, so just listen to the CD and sing like he does and you'll get it. It's designed so that you never have to look back. In other words, besides playing the intro twice, there are no repeats, you can just play it straight through. NOTE: Play the chords lightly, and beat with a thin pick. It sounds cool when you get the hang of it. INTRO:
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0----------------------(0)-(0)-|-----------------------(0)-(0)-|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2----------------------(0)-(0)-|-----------------------(0)-(0)-|Eb+0----------------------(0)-(0)-|-----------------------(0)-(0)-+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|(0)-------------(0)------------+Bb|-------------------------------| 0---------------0-------------|Gb|-------------------------------| 5---------------2-------------|Db|-------------------------------| 7---------------4-------------|Ab|-------------------------------|(0)-------------(0)------------|Eb+-------------------------------|(0)-------------(0)------------+ X2 / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & (2nd time): Pacific sun,
1ST VERSE:
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & you should have warned us. It gets so cold here,
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & and the night can freeze be-fore you set it (on) fire.
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & And our flares go un- noticed. Di- minished,
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & faded just as soon as they are fired.
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & We are, we are in- trigued.
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & We are, we are in- visible.
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
CHORUS:
C#m Am eb+4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|Bb|5---------------------------1--|-------------------------------|Gb|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|Db|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|Ab|4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & Oh, how we shouted, how we screamed Take
E F#m Aeb+0---------------2-----------0--|-------------------------------+Bb|0---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|Gb|1---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|Db|2---------------4-----------2--|-------------------------------|Ab|2---------------4-----------0--|-------------------------------|Eb+0---------------2--------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & notice, take int'rest, take me with you. But
F#m13eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|Gb|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Db|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & all out fears fall on deaf ears. Tonight,
E E` F` E/A F` E/Aeb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4--------------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6--------------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & they're burning the roads they bilt to lead us to the
E E` F` E/A F` E/A Asuseb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------6------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------7------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & lights and blinding our hearts with their shin - ing
E E` F` E/A F` E/A F`eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------2------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------4------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & lies, while closing our cas - kets cold and
E E` F` E/A F`___let ring______________________ eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|- play the F*--|---------------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|-(it's a tied--|---------------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|--whole note)--|---------------|Eb+0------------------------------|---------------|---------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & tight. But I'm dy- ing to live. Pacific sun,
2ND VERSE:
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & you should have warned us. These heights are dizzying,
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & and the climb can kill you long before the fall.
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & And our trails go un- marked and un- mapped
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & and covered just as soon as they are crossed
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & We are, we are in- trigued.
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
rest E (E) E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+R - - - 0---0-----------0---0--|-------------------------------|Bb|R - - - 0---0-----------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|R - - - 1---1-----------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|R - - - 2---2-----------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|R - - - 2---2-----------0---0--|-------------------------------|Eb+R - - - 0---0------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & We are, we are de- sir-
F#m11 Am6/9eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & - a - ble.
CHORUS:
C#m Am eb+4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|Bb|5---------------------------1--|-------------------------------|Gb|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|Db|6---------------------------2--|-------------------------------|Ab|4---------------------------0--|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & Oh, how we shouted, how we screamed Take
E F#m Aeb+0---------------2-----------0--|-------------------------------+Bb|0---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|Gb|1---------------2-----------2--|-------------------------------|Db|2---------------4-----------2--|-------------------------------|Ab|2---------------4-----------0--|-------------------------------|Eb+0---------------2--------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & notice, take int'rest, take me with you. But
F#m13eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|Gb|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Db|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------+
/ & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & all out fears fall on deaf ears. Tonight, E E` F` E/A F` E/Aeb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4--------------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6--------------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0--------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & they're burning the roads they bilt to lead us to the
E E` F` E/A F` E/A Asuseb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------6------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------7------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & lights and blinding our hearts with their shin - ing
E E` F` E/A F` E/A F`eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|----------------4-------2------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|----------------6-------4------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|----------------0-------0------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & lies, while closing our cas - kets cold and
E E` F` E/A F`___let ring______________________ eb+0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------+Bb|0---------------0---0---0---0--|---------------|---------------|Gb|1---------------1---2---4---2--|- play the F*--|---------------|Db|2---------------2---4---6---4--|-(it's a tied--|---------------|Ab|2---------------0---0---0---0--|--whole note)--|---------------|Eb+0------------------------------|---------------|---------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & tight. But I'm dy- ing to live.
And you could do all the big insturmentals with just one guitar, but I recommend finishing this baby how we began. End with this: OUTRO:
E E5 B E^ Aadd2eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------|Bb|0-----------------------0---0--|------------------------0---0--|Gb|1-----------------------9---8--|------------------------13--9--|Db|2-----------------------9---9--|------------------------14--11-|Ab|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|Eb+0------------------------------|-------------------------------+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / &
slow it down a bit... F#m11 Am6/9 let ring-->Eeb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------|0+Bb|-------------------------------|0---------------0--------------|0|Gb|-------------------------------|5---------------2--------------|1|Db|-------------------------------|7---------------4--------------|2|Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|2|Eb+-------------------------------|-------------------------------|0+ / & / & / & / & / & / & / & / & /
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