Mewithoutyou - Messes Of Men tab

Artist: mewithoutYou
Title: Messes of Men
Album: Brother, Sister

Tabbed By: RockAddict311
Email: rockaddict311@yahoo.com

Standard Tuning

Intro: Clean/Fingerpicked

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"I do not exist," we faithfully insist, Sailing in our separate ships and from each tiny caravel.
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Tiring of trying, there's a unnecessary dying, Like the horseshoe crab in its proper season sheds its shell.
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Such distance from our friends, Like a scratch across the lens, Made everything look wrong from anywhere we stood.
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And our paper blew away before we'd left the bay. So half-blind, we wrote these songs on sheets of salty wood. Main Verse: Clean/Reverb Am C E You caught me making eyes at the other boatman's wives, G Am And heard me laughing louder at the jokes told by their daughters. C E I'd set my course for land, but you well understand, Am It takes a steady hand to navigate adulterous waters. C E The propeller's spinning blades held acquaintance with the waves, G Am As there's mistakes I've made no rowing could outrun. c E The cloth low on the mast, I say I got no past, Am I'm nonetheless the librarian and secretary's son. C E The tarnish on my brass, the mildew on my glass- G Am I'd never want someone so crass as to want someone like me. C E But a few leagues off the shore, I bit a flashing lure, Am And I assure you, it was not what I expected it to be! C E I still tastes its kiss, that dull hook in my lip G Am Is a memory as useless as a rod without a reel. C E To an anchor ever dropped, sea-sick yet still docked, Am Captain spotted napping with his first mate at the wheel. C E Floating forgetfully along, with no need to be strong, G Am We keep our confessions long, but when we pray we keep it short. C I drank a thimble full of fire, E I'm not ever coming back... Am Oh, my God. C E "I do not exist," we faithfully insist, G Am While watching sink the heavy ship with everything we knew. C E And if ever you come near, I'll hold up high a mirror. Lord, I could never show you anything as beautiful as you! Outro: Clean/Reverb (Transcribe for one guitar) Optional: *Guitar 1: Notes played on low E string *Guitar 2: Notes played on A,D,G, and B string
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Bass Riff During Outro: (Standard/Clean)
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