Hoobastank – If I Were You tab

Title: If I Were You
Artist: Hoobastank
Album: Every Man For Himself (2006)

Tabbed by Joe Whalen on 10/8/06
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Tuning: Standard

|FIRST VERSE|

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You seem to find the dark, when everything is bright
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You look for all that’s wrong, instead of all that’s right
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Does it feel good to you, to rain on my parade
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You never say a word, unless it’s to complain
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It’s driving me insane |FIRST CHORUS| (strum)
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If I were you, holding the world right in my hands
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The first thing I’d do, is thank the stars for all that I have
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If I were you. |SECOND VERSE|
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Look what surrounds you now, more than you ever dreamed
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have you forgotten just, how hard it used to be
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So what’s it going to take, for you to realizee|------------------------|----0---------------3---|B|------------------------|----1---------------3---|G|------------------------|----0---------------0---|D|------------------------|----2---------------0---|A|------------------------|----3---------------2---|E|------------------------|----0---------------3---|
It all could go away, in one blink of an eye
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It happens all the time |SECOND CHORUS| (with distortion)
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If I were you, holding the world right in my hands
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The first thing I’d do, is thank the stars above
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Tell the ones I love that I do |CODA|
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So what’s it going to take, for you to realizee|---0------------------|------0---------------3---|B|---0------------------|------1---------------3---|G|---2------------------|------0---------------0---|D|---2------------------|------2---------------0---|A|---0------------------|------3---------------2---|E|----------------------|------0---------------3---|
It all could go away, in one blink of an eye
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It happens all the time |CHORUS| (with distortion)
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If I were you, holding the world right in my hands
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The first thing I’d do, is thank the stars above
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For the ones I love, take a breath and enjoy the view
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Live the life that I wanna do
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If I were you, if I were you, if I were you
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