Jars Of Clay - Cant Erase It tab

Jars of Clay
Can't Erase It
"If I Left the Zoo"
Written by Jars of Clay, tabbed by David Schroder

NOTES ABOUT SONG: Pretty basic song with simple guitar parts.  Listen to
the acoustic strumming on the verses to get the timing down; it's mostly a
simple muting after each chord. The acoustic riff is mostly an optional
thing and sounds best when played without an additional electric guitar.
If you don't wanna use the riff, play Em and G for those parts. Also, make
sure to check out the instrument listing in the CD jacket to figure out who
plays what percussion; definitely some Dennis Herring influence in there.

INTRO
(with percussion, acoustic one strum each chord)
A   D   A   D7
(strumming hard several times)
B7
(acoustic riff and electric main riff 4x)


Acoustic riff: strum the Em and G then add the bass line|-0-------|-3-||-0-------|-3-||-0-------|-0-||-2-------|-0-||-2-------|-2-||-0---2-3-|-3-| Em G
VERSE ONE A G A G Follow the crowd and love everybody now A G (acoustic riff 1x) 'Cause love is the best thing for you now A G A G But you changed your mind, you let everybody down A G But down is the best place for you (electric main riff) Em G It's easier that way, you know it's CHORUS (one soft acoustic strum for the first two lines) D A So wrong, can't embrace it Am B (short, hard strums) Wish sometimes for any other you (acoustic riff, electric main riff 2x) But you can't erase it and you won't escape it VERSE TWO (electric verse riff 3x) A G A G Don't waste your time, your words only confine you A G (acoustic riff, electric main riff) To all of the things you've buried now (electric riff 3x) A G A G Don't ask them why, their wisdom will leave you blind A G But blind is the best place for you (electric main riff) Em G It's easier I know, you know it's CHORUS (strum first two lines like above chorus) D A So wrong, can't embrace it Am B Wish sometimes for any other you (acoustic riff, electric main riff x2) But you can't erase it and you won't escape it (back to normal strumming with chorus riff) D A How long will you face it Am B Till the wait comes crashing down on you (acoustic riff, electric main riff 2x) 'Cause you can't erase it and you won't escape it (acoustic riff, electric main riff 2x) F# No you can't erase it and you won't escape it INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE Percussion stuff then Acoustic riff x2 and electric pre-chorus riff CHORUS First two lines a capella Second half of chorus normal strumming with electric chorus riff REPEAT CHORUS Only first three lines with normal strumming and electric final chorus riff. After, end on: (acoustic riff and electric main riff x2) But you can't erase it and you won't erase it GUITAR CHORDS: A x02220 D x00232 D7 x00212 Em 022000 G 320033 B7 224242 B 224442 Am x02210 ELECTRIC TABS: These are all pretty easy and somewhat repetitive. Listen for the variations in the main riff.
Main riff: Standard: Variations (on the G chord):|----------|----------||---------|-----------|-----------||----------|----------||---------|-----------|-----------||----------|----------||---------|-----------|-----------||----------|----------||-------0-|-------0-2-|-------5-4-||----------|----------||-----0---|-----0-----|-----------||-0--0-2-3-|-0--0-2-3-||-3-------|-3---------|-3---------| Em G Em G (1) (2) (3)
Verse riff:|-------------|------------||-------------|------------||-------------|------------||------2-4----|------2-4---||-0--4--------|-0--4-------||----------3--|----------3-| A G A G
Chorus riff: Pre-chorus riff:|---------------------|----------------------||---------------------|----------------------||---------------------|--------2-4---2-2-2-2-||-0-------2-----------|-5-4-5----------------||-----4-----------0---|----------------------||-------------0-2---3-|----------------------| D A Am B G
Final chorus riff|--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------||---------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2----||--------------------------------------------------------| D A Am B
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