Tokyo Police Club - End Of A Spark tab

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			     END OF A SPARK - Tokyo Police Club
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Tabbed by: pauli.
Email: pauli.ahashakeheartbreak@hotmail.co.uk

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

this is the sixth track taken from their second album, "CHAMP".

i have a few other tokyo police club tabs, including some from
the new album as well as the old, so have a look at those, too.

i'm quite sure this song is played by using a plectrum, rather
than a plucking technique, but i find it easier to pluck the riff.

to achieve an authentic effect on your guitar like it is in the song,
use quite a lot of distortion so each note sounds crisp when it rings
and use a bit of reverb, too.

enjoy, and please rate :)

INTRO & CHORUS - RIFF I

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--3-0-------0-0------------------------------------------------------------|G|------2-3------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------2----------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
SECOND PART OF RIFF Ie|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------0--------0-----------------------------------------------------------|G|----0--0-0---0--0-0--------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-3/5-5--5-5\3-3--3---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
VERSE - CHORDS "spend all our sundays in a row" refer to song for strumming pattern and repeat riff according to the song.
Em G Ce|-0---3--0------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-0---3--1------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-0---0--0------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-2---0--2------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-2---2--3------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-0---3--x------------------------------------------------------------------|
PRE CHORUS RIFF"...like the nights we spent in backs of cars"e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-1-0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----2-0--0-2-0-------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------2------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
then play RIFF I, for the chorus.
at the end of the chorus, before "under our bed, a monster lives"there is a small riff played that goes like this...e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------0------------------------------------------------------------------|G|------0--0-0---------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-33333-3--3----------------------------------------------------------------|
then the verse comes in, "under our bed, a monster lives". you can play the chords again like on the first verse, but on the actual song, the guitar isn't being played. another riff is played over the top of the lyrics: "we fight his teeth with superglue and paper clips", which goes...
e|-12-12-12-10-8-7-----------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
the chords can be heard being played again. "well you just start and i'll say when" is accompanied by the PRE CHORUS RIFF. then go into the RIFF I for the chorus again. after this, there's a bridge part. it starts with the lyrics, "when he put you to bed..." play these chords. (again, refer to the song for the strumming pattern.)
B D Ce|-2-x-x---------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-3-7-5---------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-4-7-5---------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-4-7-5---------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-2-5-3---------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-x-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
this is followed by a keyboard part and backing vocals can be heard "WOO-OOH..." you can play the VERSE CHORDS over the top, if you wish, although the guitar doesn't play this part.
"i'm a gear, i'm a spool of thread..."the guitar part over these lyrics is played rapidly, with lots of reverb.e|--7------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-8-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
"it's the end of a spark" - go into RIFF I for the chorus and the outro part, when the lyrics stop, is just RIFF I again :) ************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | pb Pre-bend | br Bend release | pbr Pre-bend release | brb Bend release bend ************************************
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