Death Cab For Cutie - No Sunlight tab version 2

Song: No Sunlight
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Narrow Stairs
Difficulty: average

Tabbed by: 8bitjosh

This is a truly fantastic song to learn to play. It is a little simpler than some 
of the other songs that they have done. It may seem cheery at first, but the song 
is actually very sad. Excellent song to learn if you are new to Death Cab. I would 
using a looping station if you intend to play the album version because the little 
piano parts are also played by Gibbard.

Guitar 1: Chris Walla: Standard tuning

Guitar 2: Benjamin Gibbard: Standard tuning

Info:
This song is in 4/4 time
-: 1/16 note
4 of -: 1 beat

Chords used: the p means power chord
A:x02220
A*:xx222x
Bp:x24xxx
B5:x244xx
C#p:x46xxx
Dp:x57xxx
D5:x577xx
E5(low):022xxx
E5(high):x799xx

Legend:
PM: Palm Mute
~: Tremolo pick
S: Staccato pick
B: bend
/: slide up
\: slide down
---/ or ---\: Hold note, then slide
H: Hammer on
P: Pull off
#: Natural harmonic
*: Harp harmonic, AKA artificial harmonic
!: Pinch harmonic
[--]: indicates length of instructions like PM, 2x (two times), etc.

Intro:

Guitar 1: Plays eighth notes D5e|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|E|----------------|----------------|----------------| [-----------PM-----------------------------] [-------8x-------][Note that there is no guitar 2 here]
Guitar 2: Cuts for last two measures of introe|-|----------------|-|--------------------------------|B|-|----------------|-|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|G|-|----------------|-|-----4----------4---4-------2---|D|-|----------------|-|--------------------------------|A|-|---------4P0---0|-|--------------------------------|E|-|-------------4--|-|--------------------------------| [---------2x---------] on second repeat, instead of final measure,
launch into the tag linePiano parte|---9---7--------|----------------|B|-----------10---|---7---9---10---|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
Verse 1
Guitar 1: Exactly the same as the intro D5e|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|E|----------------|----------------|----------------| [-----------PM-----------------------------] [-------86x-------]
Guitar 2: Instead of the tag line, guitar 2 plays ...e|-|----------------|-|----------------|B|-|----------------|-|----------------|G|-|----------------|-|----------------|D|-|----------------|-|----------------|A|-|---------4P0---0|-|---------4-4-5/7|E|-|-------------4--|-|----------------|
e|-|----------------|-|----------------|B|-|----------------|-|----------------|G|-|----------------|-|----------------|D|-|----------------|-|----------------|A|-|---------4P0---0|-|---------4-4-2-0|E|-|-------------4--|-|----------------| Guitar 2 plays the last 2 measures of Guitar 1 during the piano part
When I was young Lying in the grass I felt so safe In the warming bask Of sunlight, Of sunlight Verse 2 and 3:
Guitar 1: Exactly the same as verse 1 D5e|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|E|----------------|----------------|----------------| [-----------PM-----------------------------] [-------86x-------]
Guitar 2: Hereís where it gets interesting. The riffs here sound a little difficult on the CD, but the lower note is from guitar one. Listen to the CD or the timing on the slide.e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|---2--/4--/6-/11|--11--11--11--11|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|Vast open sky (with every year)
e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|-------2---3---2|G|----------------|----------------|D|---2--/4--/6--/2|---2------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|Could do no harm (That came to pass)
e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|---2--/4--/6-/11|--11--14--11--14|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|Like an embrace (More clouds appeared)
e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|---2--/4--/6--/7|---7-------7----|A|----------------|-------7-------7|E|----------------|----------------|From Motherís arms (ĎTill the sky went black)
e|----------------|----------------|B|---2---0--------|----------------|G|-----------2----|----------------|D|----------------|---4---6---7----|A|----------------|-----------5----|E|----------------|----------------|In sunlight, In sunlight (and there was no sun light, no sunlight anymore)
Chorus: Guitar 1: Same as last time, Surprise surprise
D5e|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|D|----------------|----------------|---------7-7-7--|A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|E|----------------|----------------|----------------| [-----------PM-----------------------------] [-------86x-------]
Guitar 2:e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|-------7-------7|-------7-------7|A|---7-------7----|---7-------7----|E|----------------|----------------|
Dpe|----------------|----------------|B|---2---0--------|----------------|G|-----------2----|----------------|D|----------------|---4---6---7----|A|----------------|-----------5----|E|----------------|----------------|In sunlight in sunlight (No sunlight, no sunlight)
E|--------------------------------|B|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|G|-----4----------4---4-------2---|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
Dpe|----------------|----------------|B|---2---0--------|----------------|G|-----------2----|----------------|D|----------------|---4---6---7----|A|----------------|-----------5----|E|----------------|----------------|In sunlight in sunlight (No sunlight, no sunlight)
Then verse three Bridge
Guitar 1 and 2 play the same thing B5 E5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|---4---4---4---4|----------------|D|---4---4---4---4|---2---2---2----|A|---2---2---2---2|---2---2---2----|E|----------------|---0---0---0----|It disappeared at the same speedAs the idealistic things I believed
B5 E5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|---4---4---4---4|---9---9---9----|D|---4---4---4---4|---9---9---9----|A|---2---2---2---2|---7---7---7----|E|----------------|----------------|The optimist died inside of me
Interlude 1:Guitar 1:e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
Guitar 2 A* C#p Bpe|----------------|-|----------------|B|-----------2----|-|----------------|G|-----------2----|-|-------6---4----|D|-----------2----|-|-------4---2----|A|----------------|-|----------------|E|----------------|-|----------------|
Dpe|----------------|----------------|B|---2---0--------|----------------|G|-----------2----|----------------|D|----------------|---4---6---7----|A|----------------|-----------5----|E|----------------|----------------|No sunlight no sunlight
e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|---2--/4--/6-/11|--11--11--11--11|E|----------------|----------------|
Then the bridge again Then interlude 2: Guitar 1: Little bit of Tremolo picking here. Canít quite hear it. Come in on the sliding lick of Guitar 2
Guitar 2: This one was tough. I may have messed up heree|---9---12-------|---7---12--5----|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
e|---7---9-/-12---|---7---9-/-12---|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
Then Chorus/Outro Guitar 1 and 2
E5 D5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|E|----------------|----------------|
E|--------------------------------|B|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|G|-----4----------4---4-------2---|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
E5 D5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|E|----------------|----------------| No sunlight No sunlight
E|--------------------------------|B|-2/5--------2/5---------2/5-----|G|-----4----------4---4-------2---|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
E5 D5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|E|----------------|----------------| No sunlight No sunlight
D5 B5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|E|----------------|----------------| No sunlight No sunlight
B5 E5e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|---4---4---4---4|---9---9--------|D|---4---4---4---4|---9---9--------|A|---2---2---2---2|---7---7--------|E|----------------|----------------|
No sunlight Ae|-----------0----|B|-----------2----|G|-----------2----|D|-----------2----|A|-----------0----|E|----------------| Anymore Hold the A
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