Like A Californian King
As recorded by Everclear on "So Much For The Afterglow" LP
Tabbed by Kurt Saifert (Kurt-kristy@bigpond.com.au) and Steve Smith (sesmith3@eos.ncsu.edu)

VERSION 1 - Tabbed by Kurt Saifert

This is only the basic part that guitar one plays I will add
 the guitar two parts sometime in the future.

Intro
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FIGURE 1
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Repeat figure 1 once more

I see you have made yourself a brand-new life Oooo
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P.M.........................

   such a cool blue star with a bright new shine
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P.M.........................

I see you wear your checkered past just like a shining suit of gold     
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P.M.........................                             

        I know you think you look so special
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 I am told you have found yourself a brand-new time
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P.M.........................

   Watch the world stand still as the years go by                           
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P.M.........................

I know you think you are new and different but it makes no sense to me
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P.M.....................................

          There is nothing new about you  just another self made man     
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There is nothing new that I can see, enjoy it while you can
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        I know you think you look so special, What makes you think you are so special
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    What makes you think you are unique                   
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      I see you smile and I get angry as I
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watch you go colossal like a California King
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There is some talking in the background while you let it ring 
there is also a little feedback.

As the background voice says "carpetbaggers" play the below riff
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      I hear you gave the world a brand-new voice              
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Oooo      Such a happy melody with a new wave wine          
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                                        Yeah
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        I see you hide behind your own  noise I think I've seen enough
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                I will find you in a crowded room I will Knock you off your feet
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                  I will burn you just like teenage love I will eat you just like meat
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                I will break you into pieces hold you up for all the world to see
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            Yeah what makes you think you are better than me?
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                      What makes you think you're better?
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           What makes you think you are complete?
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   What makes you think you are the only one immune to falling down?
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                       Why can't you see?
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        I see you fall and I get happy I will watch you burn like fire
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                     I will watch you burn like a Californian King
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                                 Cali------orn-----ian King
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                       I will watch you burn like a Cali-----forn-----ian King
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repeat
                          Hmmm I will watch you burn
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                          Yes I will watch you burn
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repeat a few times as you fade out.

VERSION 2 - Tabbed by Steve Smith

this song is pretty easy, you need 2 guitars though

intro (heavy distortion, big guitar sound)
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then
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guitar2 plays
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then the verse is an E chord, with the intro parts at the end of the 
lines. There is no solo, and the guitar chords on the: 

F#________A________________E
"I know you think you look so special"

and that's about it. There are a few other tedious parts in the songs, 
but you can pretty much make those up or whatever. This is the vital 
part of the song.

JASON'S EVERCLEAR TABS - http://members.tripod.com/~panec/