Intro:   D-B-D-B-D-B-A-Em


 DBD
i know we're just like old friends     
 BD
you just can't pretend    
 BAEm
that lovers make amends      
 DBD
we are reasons so unreal     
 BD
we can't help but feel     
 BAEm
that something has been lost      
 GEmD
so please you know you're just like me     
 GEm
next time i promise we'll be...
 DBDBD
 perfect,     perfect,    perfect
 BD
strangers down the line     
 BD
 lover out of time     
 BAEm
 memories unwind      
 GEmD
so far i still know who you are     
 GEmD-B-D-B-D
but now i wonder who i was     
 DBD
angel you know it's not the end     
 BD
we'll always be good friends     
 BAEm
your letters have been sent on      
 GEmD
so please you always were so free     
 GEm
you'll see i promise we'll be
 DBD
 perfect,    perfect
 BD
 strangers when we meet     
 BD
 strangers on the street     
 BAEm
 lovers walk asleep     
 D
 perfect
 BD
 you know this has to be     
 BD
 we always were so free     
 BAEm
we promise that we'll be      
 DBDBDBA
 perfect,    perfect,    perfect  
version 2
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tab by elijah carlyle (frotus@juno.com)
this was really hard to figure out--not only is NONE of it really guitar,
but it's tuned down about half of a chromatic step (although that
could have been my recording--tapes tend to slow down)
a B6 (i think it's a B6)
can be played like this:
 -4--4--4--4--2----
                         and an F#m7 (i'm pretty sure about that one) is this:
-2----0-
-2----2-

-2-or-2- (if anyone knows a better way of playing an
-2----4-  F#m7, please tell me)
-4----4-
-2------

 EC#mE
And now we're just like old friends
 C#mE
 just can't pretend
 C#mB6F#m
 lovers make amends 
We are reasons so unreal
we can't help but feel
something has been lost
 AF#mE
But please I know you're just like me
 C#mAE
next time I promise we'll be perfect
 EC#m
              version 3
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Tabbed by Michael Ries
Here is another great song off ADORE,you're going to want to
use a clean electric guitar.When strumming use a percussive style and use muting
ocassionly,I would tab it out but would take to long and it would be pointless
so hopefully you can figure this out.Tune down 1/2 step.
Chords used
-----------

 D#CmBbFm
x  3  x  1
B 8 4 3 1
G 8 5 3 1
D 8 5 3 3
 A6313
 x  x  x  1
Fill 1:For intro keep playing an octave F sliding up to a G octave.
Fill 2
|--------------------
|-9-8--6--4-4--4-
|--------------------      This fill is used often throught the song but mainly
|--------------------       after the chorus part.I'm not gonna tab it out every time
|--------------------       so just listen and you'll hear it.
|--------------------

INTRO
 D#-Cm-D#-Cm-Bb-Fm
                   VERSE
 D#CmD#
Know we're just like old friends
 CmD#
we just can't pretend
 CmBbFm
That lovers make amends 
 D#CmD#
We are reasons so unreal
 CmD#
We can't help but feel
 CmBbFm
that something has been lost 
CHORUS
 D#FmD#
but please you know you're just like me
 G#FmD#Cm
next time I promise We'll be perfect 
 D#CmD#CmD#
 perfect      Perfect  
VERSE
 CmD#
strangers down the line
 CmD#
lovers out of time
 CmBbFm
memories unwind 
CHORUS
 D#FmD#
so far I still know who you are
 G#FmD#
but now I wonder who I was
BREAK
 Cm-D#-Cm
          VERSE
 D#CmD#
 angel you know it's not the end
 CmD#
 we'll always be good friends
 CmBbFm
 the letters have been sent on
CHORUS
 D#FmD#
so please you always were so free
 G#FmD#
you'll see I promise we'll be perfect
 CmD#CmD#
     perfect  
VERSE
 CmD#
 strangers when we meet
 CmD#
 strangers on the street
 CmBbFm
 lovers while we sleep 
 D#CmD#
 Perfect you know this has to be
 CmD#
We always we're so free
 CmBbFm
we promised that we'd be 
 D#CmD#Cm
 Perfect     Perfect 
 D#CmD#
 Perfect  
Questions,comments or corrections.Mail me at zero69mr@aol.com
version 4
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Transcribed by Craig Newnes
Standard Tuning: E A D G B E
Chord Fingerings:
 DEmD/ABm
E| 2  0  2   2
B| 3 0 3 3
G| 2 0 2 4
D| 0 2 0 4
A| x 2 0 2
E| x 0 x x
Fig1
|--------------|
|-8-7-5-3-3-3--|
|--------------|
|--------------|
|--------------|
|--------------|

|D |Bm |D |Bm |D |Bm |D/A |Em |
 DBmD
know we're just like old friends
 BmD
we just can't pretend
 BmD/AEm
that lovers make amends 
 DBmD
we are reasons so unreal
 BmD
we can't help but feel
 BmD/AEm
that something has been lost 
 DEmD
but please you know you're just like me
 DEm
next time I promise we'll be
 DBm
 perfect 
D Bm (with Fig1)
perfect
 DBmD
 perfect strangers down the line
 BmD
 lovers out of time
 BmD/AEm
 memories unwind 
 DEmD
so far I still know who you are
D Em D Bm (with Fig1)
but now I wonder who I was
|D |Bm |(with Fig1)
 DBmD
 angel you know it's not the end
 BmD
we'll always be good friends
 BmD/AEm
but the letters have been sent on
 DEmD
so please you always were so free
 DEm
you'll see I promise we'll be
D Bm (with Fig1)
perfect
 DBmD
 perfect strangers when we meet
 BmD
 strangers on the street
 BmD/AEm
 lovers while we sleep 
 D
 perfect
 BmD
you know this has to be
 BmD
we always we're so free
 BmD/AEm
we promised that we'd be 
D Bm (with Fig1)
perfect
D Bm (with Fig1)
perfect
D Bm (with Fig1) D
perfect
******************************************************************
From: "syn"
And now for something completely different...
This song undoubtedly uses an alternate tuning.
If you listen closely to the Viper Room track of Perfect,
you'll notice that Billy tunes his A string up to B.
This was verified by watching his hands during the Letterman and
Regis & Kathy Lee performances.
The tabbed riffs are only meant to be references.
Play to the song and use natural strumming.
If you have no rhythm, go and beat yourself mercilessly with
knotted cords and whips to a metronome.
("If you are going to clap, you must clap in time").
Alt. Tuning (A to B)
 E-B-D-G-B-E
                Riff 1
|--------|--------|
|00--00-0|--------|
|--------|--------|
|24--24-4|-54-2-0-|

|33--33-3|000-0-00|
|--------|--------|

Riff 2
|--------|--------|
|-0--00-0|--------|
|-2--22-2|--------|
|-0--00-4|-54-2-0-|
|-3--33-3|000-0-00|
|--------|--------|

 Dsus4/AEMinGsus2
---      -0-       ---
---      -0-       -0-
-0-      -0-       -2-
-0-      -2-       -0-
-3-      -0-       ---
-5-      -0-       -3-

I'll leave it as an exercise for you to determine which
chord shapes/riffs are played where. Train your ear.


A B B6 Bb Bm C#m Cm D D# Dsus4/A E Em F#m Fm G G# Gsus2
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