Song from an American Movie part 2
As recorded by Everclear on "SFAAM #2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude"
Tabbed by Jason P (jasonsevercleartabs@hotmail.com) and Hugh Yik (hyik@nb.sympatico.ca)

VERSION 1 - Tabbed by Jason P

(Banjo/Mandolin arranged for guitar: played easiest with a capo on 12th fret)
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                      "ohh"
   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x2
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
                       "ohh"                          "ohh"


   G               C               Em              C
e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x2

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Sometimes I get to a point where I don't give a damn about anything... anymore. 
Sometimes I get to a point where I feel numb and I just don't care. 

   G               C               Em               C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x2
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
Sometimes I feel like I just don't care. 
Yeah, sometimes I feel like I just don't care. 

   G               C               Em              C
e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x1
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
I sit in my car and listen to the radio. 
I think about the past and it seems so long ago. 

    G              C               Em              C   
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|x1
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
pm...................................................
I know the pain is slowly going to fade. 
This life is going to get better. (Things are going to be better.) 

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
I wait until my ex-wife has gone away. 
I walk around the house getting lost inside the old day. 

   G               C               Em                         D
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
B|----------------------------------0-------------------------7---|
G|----------------------------------0-------------------------7---|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----2-------------------------7---|
A|----------0h2---------------------2-------------------------5---|
E|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|
I see a picture where everybody's smiling... I know... 
I got to keep it on the inside. 

   C       Em  D   C       Em  D   C       Em  D
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-5----5------7---5----5------7---5----5------7-|
G|-5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7-|
D|-5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7-|
A|-3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5-|
E|---------0---------------0---------------0-----|
I want to get lost from my life sometimes, 
sit on the side and watch the world go by. 
I want to get lost and I don't know why. 

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x2
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
Sometimes I want to get lost and I don't know why. 
(Sometimes I want to get lost and dream for a while.)

   G               C               Em              C
e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x1
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Waiting for my little girl waiting on the school bus. 
We're going to the movies, yeah, just the two of us. 

    G              C               Em              C   
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|x1
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
pm...................................................
Sit inside the dark and dream for awhile. 
Our life is going to get better. (Yeah, it's going to be better.)

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|
A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
I wake up weird in the middle of the night. 
I walk the floor until my mind gets right. 

   G               C               Em                     D
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------------------------|
A|----------0h2---------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|---------------------------------0------------------------------|
B|-----------------5---------------0-----------------------7------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0-----------------------7------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2-----------------------7------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2-----------------------5------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
I think about the past and it makes me want to cry. 
I know... I got to keep it on the inside. 

   C       Em  D   C       Em  D   C       Em  D
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-5----5------7---5----5------7---5----5------7-|
G|-5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7-|
D|-5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7-|
A|-3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5-|
E|---------0---------------0---------------0-----|
I want to get lost from my life sometimes, 
sit on the side and watch the world go by. 
I want to get lost in the dark and dream for awhile. 

   G              
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
A|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
Just sit inside a dark room and dream for awhile.

   D               C               G
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------| x2
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|
D|-7---------------5---------------5-------------------------0----|
A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2--------|
E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------|
The only thing that ever makes sense to me 
is the words to a song from an American movie.

   D               C               G
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------| 
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|
D|-7---------------5---------------5------------------------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2---0----|
E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------| 
The only thing that ever made sense in my life 

   Bm                              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------------------| 
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----------------| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5--------------|
G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|
D|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|
A|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---3--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
pm............ .. .. .. .. . 
is the sound of my little girl laughing, alive and happy in the summertime. 

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
  Alive and happy in the Summertime. 

   G               C               Em              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|
G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|
D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------12\-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                         Woahh..........

(Solo continues over the same mandolin riff and chords. This is 
probably mostly wrong, but hey, better than nothing)
   G                   C 
e|-----15-15-----15-15-----15-15-----------|
B|-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-10p8------|
G|------------------------------------9p7b-|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   
   Em                   C
e|-----15-15-----15-15-----15-15--------------------|
B|-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-10p8-----8h10p8----|
G|------------------------------------9-7--------9--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


e|--------15-12-12-------------------------------------------|
B|-/12-15----------15-15-13-13-12-12-------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------14-14-12-12-------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------14-14-12-12-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


   C       Em  D   C       Em  D   C       Em  D  G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x2
B|-5----5------7---5----5------7---5----5------7------------------|
G|-5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|-5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------0---------------0---------------0------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
I am just like everyone I know. 
I am afraid of things that I don't know. 
I am afraid of ever really being alone. 
I want to find myself a brand new heart. 
I want to find a girl and make a brand new start. 
I want to find a girl and get lost in the dark. 

   D               C               G
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------| x2
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|
D|-7---------------5---------------5-------------------------0----|
A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2--------|
E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------|
The only thing that ever makes sense to me 
is the words to a song from an American movie. 

   D               C               G
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------| 
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|
D|-7---------------5---------------5------------------------------|
A|-5---------------3---------------5------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------3------------------------------| 
The only thing that ever made sense in my life 

   Bm                              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------------------| 
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----------------| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5--------------|
G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|
D|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|
A|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---3--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
pm............ .. .. .. .. . 
is the sound of my little girl laughing through the window of a summer night. 

   G              
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
A|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
I sit alone in the backyard wishing I could be inside.

   Bm                              C
e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------------------| 
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----------------| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5----------5\--|
G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5----------5\--|
D|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5----------5\--|
A|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---3----------3\--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
pm............ .. .. .. .. . 
Just the sound of my little girl laughing makes me happy just to be alive. 

   D               C               G
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|x3
B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|
D|-7---------------5---------------5-------------------------0----|
A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2--------|
E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------| 
Sometimes I am happy just to be alive.
Sometimes I am happy just to be alive.
Sometimes I am happy just to be alive.

   D               C               Em
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---------------5---------------8------------------------------|
G|-7---------------5---------------9------------------------------|
D|-7---------------5---------------9------------------------------|
A|-5------5h7p5----3-------3h5p3---7------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
           Woahhhhhhhhhhh

Suggestion by Craig Johnson (navyseal1313@hotmail.com)

This sounds more accurate to me and is how I play it.

|---10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10|
|------12----------12----------12----------12---|
|0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

|---10----10----10----10----10----10----10-12-10---|
|------12----------12----------12----------------12|
|0-----------0-----------0-----------0-------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

Or I also play it like this
|---15-----------15-----------15-----------15------|
|------12-15--------12-15--------12-15--------12-15|
|12-----------12-----------12-----------12---------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


VERSION 2 - Tabbed by Hugh Yik
Intro/backing riff
e|-----15------15------15------15------15------15-----15------15--|
B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--| 
G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

MAIN RIFF
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------0-----------------------0-|
D|-----------0-5-5--0h2-------------2--5-5--0h2---|
A|--5-5--0h2---3-3---------7-7--2h4----3-3--------|
E|--3-3--------------------5-5--------------------|
  Pm...        ...         ...         ...


Riff 2  (I wanna get lost sometimes...)
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-----------7-7-5-5---|
D|--5-5-5-5--7-7-5-5---|
A|--5-5-5-5--5-5-3-3---|
E|--3-3-3-3------------|

Riff 3  (The only thing that made sence ....) 
e|-------------------|repeat....yada yada then  e|--------------------|
B|-------------------|                          B|--------------------|
G|--7-------5-----4--|                          G|--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--|
D|--7-------5-----5--|                          D|--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--|
A|--5-------3-----5--|                          A|--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--|
E|----------------3--|                          E|--------------------|

fill played during riff 3 at times
A|----0h2-5--|
E|--3--------|

Solo-> G pentatonic scale 

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