Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch tab ver. 3

PANIC SWITCH

Silversun Pickups

Main Riff: (Guitar interpretation for bass)

Std tuning:
|------- per bass ---------|   |-------- strummed --------|   |--------- jamming --------|
Fm Fm* A# G# C# D# Fm Fm* A# G# C# D# Fm Fm* A# G# C# D#:| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | :| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | :| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------| e|-------------------------| e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------| G|-10----------------6--8--| G|-10-10-------------66/88/|D|-------------------------| D|-x-----3-----8--6--x--x--| D|-x--x--3--3--8-\66-xx/xx/|A|-8!----------------4--6--| A|-8!----x-----x--x--4--6--| A|-8!-8--x--x--x-\xx-44/66/|E|-------1-----6--4--------|: E|-------1-----6--4--------|: E|-------1--1--6-\44-------|:
Capo on 1: |------- per bass ---------| |-------- strummed --------| |--------- jamming --------|
Em Em* A G C D Em Em* A G C D Em Em* A G C D:| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | :| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | :| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------| e|-------------------------| e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------| G|-9-----------------5--7--| G|-9--9--------------55/77/|D|-------------------------| D|-x----(2)----7--5--x--x--| D|-x--x-(2--2)-7-\55-xx/xx/|A|-7!----------------3--5--| A|-7!----x-----x--x--3--5--| A|-7!-7--x--x--x-\xx-33/55/|E|-------0-----5--3--------|: E|-------0-----5--3--------|: E|-------0--0--5-\33-------|:
Note that capo version makes it much easier to play as you can just hit the open low E string and avoid some major fret traveling. When I play it in Std tuning, if playing the bass riff notes only, I travel to the 1st fret for the Fm*/Em* (2nd beat) - it makes it fun and is how I saw Nikki play it unplugged. But, if strumming chords, I cheat and mute the 2nd beat. If not stated, I'm showing chords with Capo on 1! (slide them up 1 if not using!) Intro: Start with Main Riff (x4), then continue with... [Part 1] (slide between all chords/notes on half note prior) Std: |Fm |G# |A# |C |Fm |G# |A# |G | Capo on 1: |Em |G |A |B |Em |G |A |F# | (tabbed below)
Em G:| 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------| (*optional muted chords)B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9-----9---9-9-9-9-9-/12-|-12----12--1212121212/14-|D|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-/x--|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-/x--|A|-7-----7---7-7-7-7-7-/10-|-10----10--1010101010/12-| (can play only this line)E|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|
A B | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------| (*optional muted chords)G|-14----14--1414141414/16-|-16----16--1616161616\\9-|D|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-/x--|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-\\x-|A|-12----12--1212121212/14-|-14----14--1414141414\\7-| (can play only this line)E|-----------*-*-*-*------|------------*-*-*-*-------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|
Em G | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------| (*optional muted chords)B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9-----9---9-9-9-9-9-/12-|-12----12--1212121212/14-|D|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-/x--|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-/x--|A|-7-----7---7-7-7-7-7-/10-|-10----10--1010101010/12-| (can play only this line)E|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|
A F# (Em) | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------| (*optional muted chords)B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-14----14--1414141414\11-|-11----11—1111111111-\9--| D|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-\x--|-x-----x---x-x-x-x-x-\x--|A|-12----12--1212121212\9--|-9-----9---9-9-9-9-9-\7--| (can play only this line)E|-----------*-*-*-*-------|-----------*-*-*-*-------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|: repeat
[Part 2] Std: |G# |A# G |G |G# F-G-F | |G# |A# G |G |A#~ | Capo on 1: |G |A F# |F# |G E-F#-E| (tabbed) |G |A F# |F# |A~ |
G A F# | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-12-12-x--12-12121212----|-14----11-11-11---x-x-x--| (can play only this line)D|-x--x--x--x--x-x-x-x-----|-x-----x--x--x----x-x-x--|A|-10-10-x--10-10101010----|-12----9--9--9----x-x-x--| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|
F# G E F# E | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-x--11-11111111----|-12----9--11-9----x-x-x--| (can play only this line)D|-x--x--x--x--x-x-x-x-----|-x-----x--x--x----x-x-x--|A|-9--9--x--9--9-9-9-9-----|-10----7--9--7----x-x-x--| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|
G A F# | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-12-12-x--12-12121212----|-14----11-11-11---x-x-x--| (can play only this line)D|-x--x--x--x--x-x-x-x-----|-x-----x--x--x----x-x-x--|A|-10-10-x--10-10101010----|-12----9--9--9----x-x-x--| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5---3-------|
F# A | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-11-11-x--11-11111111----|-14^~--------------------| (can play only this line)D|-x--x--x--x--x-x-x-x-----|-x-----------------------|A|-9--9--x--9--9-9-9-9-----|-12----------------------| E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7----------------33-55--|E|-------0-----5---3-------|-------0-----5--33-------|
Verses: (no real guitar played here - so I just pick something to play) Option 1 - Play main riff (bass or guitar as tabbed) Option 2 - Strum chords shown in parens above tabs (w/ Capo) Option 3 - Try the alt. verse progression shown for Verse 2 Option 4 - Try playing Intro Part 1 - it fits and sounds pretty cool Verse 1:
(Em/ / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / ) - Opt 2 Em Em* A G C D Em Em* A G C D - Opt 1 | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9-----------------5--7--|-9-----------------5--7--|D|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|A|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------|(x1) Time... it's...
(C / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / ) Em Em* A G C D Em Em* A G C D | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9-----------------5--7--|-9-----------------5--7--|D|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|A|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------|(x1) Never worth my time.
(Am/ / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / ) Em Em* A G C D Em Em* A G C D | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9-----------------5--7--|-9-----------------5--7--|D|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|A|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------|(x1) Blue... shine...
(B / / / / / / / / / / / ) Em Em* A G C D Em Em* A G C D | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9-----------------5--7--|-9-----------------5--7--|D|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|-x-----------7--5--x--x--|A|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|-7!----------x--x--3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------|(x1) Bleeds into my eyes.
Verse 2: (Using Option 3):
Here's a fun alt. verse to mix in... B | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|----------------------4-/| (lead in with this)D|----------------------x-/|A|----------------------2-/|E|-------------------------|
| Over main riff | A|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------| I...
C B Em Am | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5-\4--|----------------------2-/|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x-\x--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--x-/|A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3-\2--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-/|E|-------------------------|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|(x1)
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------| Still...
B B | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-/|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-/|A|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-/|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1)
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------| Sleep on the right side. Of the..
C B Em Am | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5-\4--|----------------------2-/|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x-\x--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--x-/|A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3-\2--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-/|E|-------------------------|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|(x1)
| Over main riff | | A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------| White... noise... Can't
B B | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-4--4-----4--4-----4--4--|-------4-----4--4--4--4-/|D|-x--x-----x--x-----x--x--|-------x-----x--x--x--x-/|A|-2--2-----2--2-----2--2--|-------2-----2--2--2--2-/|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1)
|(Main riff stops) | | +-------------------------+-------------------------+ Leave the scene behind. (Could I be...)
Pre-chorus: Std: |Bbm |Bbm |C |D# |Fm |Fm |Fm |Fm | Capo on 1: |Am |Am |B |D |Em |Em |Em |Em | (tabbed)
Am Am | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|D|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Anything...... you want me to be? It's
B D | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|D|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|A|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Always meant to be seen..................
Em Em | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|D|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x2)
Chorus: [Part 1] Std: |C# |C# |Fm |Fm |D# |D# |A |A | Capo on 1: |C |C |Em |Em |D |D |B |B | (tabbed)
C C | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|D|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|A|-3--3--x--3--3--3--x--3--|-3--3--x--3--3--3--x--3--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Do you see yourself in a crowded room?
Em Em | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|D|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|A|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Do your fingers itch? Are u pistol whipped?
D D | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|D|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|A|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Will u step in line or release the glitch?
B B | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|D|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|A|-2--2--x--2--2--2--x--2--|-2--2--x--2--2--2--x--2--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Can you fall asleep with a panic switch?
[Part 2] Std: |C# |C# |Fm |Fm |A |A |D# |D# | Capo on 1: |C |C |Em |Em |B |B |D |D | (tabbed)
C C | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|D|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|A|-3--3--x--3--3--3--x--3--|-3--3--x--3--3--3--x--3--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Do you see yourself in a crowded room...?
Em Em | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|D|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|-9--9--x--9--9--9--x--9--|A|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Do your fingers itch? Are u pistol whipped?
B B | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|D|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|-4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4--|A|-2--2--x--2--2--2--x--2--|-2--2--x--2--2--2--x--2--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Will u step in line or release the glitch?
D D | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . | 1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . |e|-------------------------|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|-------------------------|G|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|-7--7--x--7--7--7--x--7--|D|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|A|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|-5--5--x--5--5--5--x--5--|E|-------------------------|-------------------------|(x1) Do u think she'll sleep with a panic?...
Play: Intro - Part 2 (x1); and/or Main riff (jamming) (x8) Verse 3 and 4: (play any verse style, I'll show capo rhythm chords - 1 measure each) Em Em And I'll try.... C C To hold on tight tonight Am Am Pink.....slip B B Inviting me inside! Em Em Wanna burn skin C C And brand what once was mine! Am Am But the red....views B B Keep ripping the divide! Pre-chorus: Am Am If I go everywhere you want to go B D Em Em Em Em How do I know you'll still follow? Chorus: C C Do you see yourself in a crowded room? Em Em Do your fingers itch? Are you pistol whipped? D D Will you step in line or release the glitch? B B Do you fall asleep with a panic switch? C C Do you see yourself in a crowded room? Em Em Do your fingers itch? Are you pistol whipped? B B Will you step in line or release the glitch? D D Do you think she'll sleep with a panic? Main Riff: (x8) Bridge 1: (with Main Riff only)
I'm..A|-7-----------------3--5--|-7-----------------3--5--|E|-------0-----5--3--------|-------0-----5--3--------| (x4) waiting and fading and floating away. I'm.. waiting and fading and floating away. I'm.. waiting and fading and floating away. I'm.. waiting and fading and floating..................(start solo)
Solo (no clue - sorry - just continue main riff a bunch or play Intro) Bridge 2: |Em (x799xx) |D (x577xx) |(x4) I'm waiting and fading and floating away I'm waiting and fading and floating away I'm waiting and fading and floating away I'm waiting and fading and waiting and fading Chorus: C C Do you see yourself in a crowded room? Em Em Do your fingers itch? Are you pistol whipped? D D Will you step in line or release the glitch? B B Do you fall asleep with a panic switch? C C Do you see yourself in a crowded room? Em Em Do your fingers itch? Are you pistol whipped? B B Will you step in line or release the glitch? D D Do you think she'll sleep with a panic Outro: jam out the Main Riff and end on a screaming Em * End * Verse Chords: (only ones not shown in tabs) +---------------+--------------+
| Std Tuning | Capo on 1 |+---------------+--------------+
| Fm - 1x3xxx | Em - 0x2xxx || or 8x10xxx | or x7x9xx || C# - x4x6xx | C - x3x5xx || Bbm - x1x3xx | Am - x0x2xx || C - x3x5xx | B - x2x4xx |+---------------+--------------+
I created this tab as my own worksheet for figuring the song out. Using tabs posted (thanks h0bb3s and others). After going through all the work, reworking parts, figuring out loose interpretation, I figured I should share it. Hope it is useful. This is a really fun song to play - even though I hate the chorus lyrics (gay with all the itch, glitch, switch rhyming - I try to sing/play the song like Smashing Pumpkins would). C.Hall - 7/2010
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