Overwhelming (live)
As played by Art Alexakis on Rockline
Tabbed by Jason Pan (balaka@alphalink.com.au)
With thanks to Kyle Dawe, Billy Davidson and Seth

Art played this live version of Overwhelming half a step up from the way it 
is played on the studio version
Note: The E chord is an 7th fret A-shape barre chord
      The F chord is an 8th fret A-shape barre chord

(Verse Riff)
    C#          G#          F          E D#       D 
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6------------------------10----------8----|
D|-----6--------------6--------10-----------8-------|
A|--4--------4-----6--------8----------7-6--------5-|
E|--------------4--------4--------------------------|

(No Guitar)
It can come from out of nowhere
(Verse Riff)
Hit you when you're safe and warm
Take it easy my star
Your time is gonna come
Your time is gonna come

Yeah you got those crazy blue eyes
You got those crazy blues
All those pretty smiles
I can see them laughing at you
Your time is gonna come
Your time is gonna come

(Verse Riff Variation A)
    C#          G#          F          E D#       D 
e|--------------------------------------------------|    x1
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-----------------10-10-10-9--8--8--8--7--|
D|-----6--------------6-----10-10-10-9--8--8--8--7--|
A|--4--------4-----6--------8--8--8--7--6--6--6--5--|
E|--------------4--------4--------------------------|

(Whole Chorus is palm muted except last D#)
C#            D#    
I don't wanna be your punching bag
F                  C 
Complaisant little princess all tragic and sad
C#                    D#(no palm mute)
I'm not gonna let you overwhelm me anymore

(verse riff through 2nd verse)
Yeah you say you got this bad thing
You say you got it bad
You have broken every heart
Of every friend you've ever had
Some day the time will come
When all your friends will go away

I wonder why I stick around
Sometimes I wish you would leave
You say you'll love me forever
Then you spit on me
Your time is gonna come
I swear your time is gonna come

(Verse riff Variation A x1)

(First two line of the chorus are palm muted)
C#               D# 
Oh I don't wanna be your whipping boy
F                 C 
Your happy little loser someone you can ignore
C#            D# 
I'm not gonna let you overwhelm me anymore

(Verse Riff Variation B)
    C#          G#          D#       E  F     E  D#
e|--------------------------------------------------|    
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--6--x--x--x--------------8--8--8--9--10-10-9--8--|
D|--6--x--x--x--6--x--x--x--8--8--8--9--10-10-9--8--|
A|--4--x--x--x--6--x--x--x--6--6--6--7--8--8--7--6--|
E|--------------4--x--x--x--------------------------|

(Verse Riff Variation B)
I'm not gonna let you hurt me anymore
I'm not gonna let you hit me anymore
I'm not gonna let you kick me anymore
I will not let you overwhelm me anymore
Will not let you overwhelm me anymore
I will not let you overwhelm me anymore
I will not let you overwhelm me anymore

C# (arpeggioed for a while, then strummmed)
It can come from out of nowhere

C#               D#      
Oh I don't wanna be your simple saving grace
F                   C
Just another little victim with a happy face
C#
Someday
D#           F 
Someday some somebody's gonna come
C (arpeggioed)
I hope they do this to you
(The next line is arpeggioed)
C#            D# 
I'm not gonna let you overwhelm me
C# (Palm muted)
I will not let you hurt me anymore
(Verse Riff)
Will not let you hit me anymore
Will not let you hurt me anymore
Will not let you twist me anymore
Will not let you turn me inside out 
(Strum a C# to end)
      

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