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Dead on the Floor  Alkaline Trio

 
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PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERYTHING HERE SO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO PLAY
THE SONG, THANK YOU :)
 
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Dead On the Floor (Acoustic Version) - Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
D# Standard/Half a step down (D#G#C#F#A#D#)
Arranged/Tabbed By Jack Cookson (Torn Asunder)
 
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This is the chords for the acoustic of 'Dead On the Floor' off Alkaline
Trio's new album: This Addiction. It came out today and this song was one of
my favourites. The band play it half a step down in the acoustic version, but
you could play the electric version in standard tuning from these chords and
it would sound fine. If you're playing this song solo, then ignore the tab
parts, they're just there for if you got a second guitarist handy.
 
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*IMPORTANT*
The chords used in this song are shown below,
as I think the highlight chord diagrams are incorrect a lot of the time.
Although in the recording the chords Matt uses are power chords, I've put
in some chord variations that sound nice too, they'll give the song more
feeling if you're playing on your own.
Don't play the strings marked with an 'x'
Power chords:
E5 (022xxx)
A5 (x022xx)
B5 (x244xx)
C#5 (x466xx)
Variations:
Emodal (079900)
Asus2 (x02200)
Bsus4 (x24400)
C#m7 (x46600)
 
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Intro Riff
(Rhythm guitar chords displayed above in the appropriate
places, although in the first riff, there is no rhythm guitar.)
[E5] [A5]  
 
 D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 F#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 C#|----------------------------------------6---4---6---2---4---7---------|
 G#|---11---9---11---7---9---6---7---7----0---0---0---0---0---0-----------|
 D#|-0----0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|

[E5] [A5]  
 
 D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 F#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 C#|----------------------------------------6---4---6---2---4---7---6---6-|
 G#|---11---9---11---7---9---6---7---7----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
 D#|-0----0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|

[E5] [A5] [B5]  
 
 D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 F#|----------------------------------------------------------44444444----|
 C#|----------------------------------------6---4---6---2-----44444444----|
 G#|---11---9---11---7---9---6---7---7----0---0---0---0---0---22222222----|
 D#|-0----0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|
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Like two [E5]ships in the night we're colliding and sinking
In[A5]to the black sea of our l[B5]ove
We never [E5]get it past the port of logical thinking
Lost [A5]sight of the stars u[B5]p above
Now my [C#5]heart is a mess
Words [A5]sing in my chest
Not a[E5] clue how you got through the[B5] door
But I'm[E5] glad that you came
No [B5]regret and no shame
As I'm [A5]lying here dead on the [B5]floor
 
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Interlude Riff
[E5] [A5]  
 
 D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 F#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 C#|----------------------------------------6---4---6---2---4---7---6---6-|
 G#|---11---9---11---7---9---6---7---7----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
 D#|-0----0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|

[E5] [A5] [B5]  
 
 D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 F#|----------------------------------------------------------44444444----|
 C#|----------------------------------------6---4---6---2-----44444444----|
 G#|---11---9---11---7---9---6---7---7----0---0---0---0---0---22222222----|
 D#|-0----0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|

This is riff is played again later on, you'll see.
 
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I took a [E5]blind leap of faith, it's not crashing and burning
With my [A5]heart fast asleep in your [B5]bed
I go[E5]t on the ground safe but with my insides turning
And a [A5]picture of you in my [B5]head
As I w[C#5]andered away deep in [A5]shock and dismay
In a [E5]daze, just repeating your [B5]name
Well the [A5]fact of the matter is both our hearts shatter way [B5]too goddamn easily
When you [E5]asked me if I'd stay [A5]forever
Guess you[B5] meant just for the [A5]week
[E5] We felt so good [A5]together
It was [B5]way too good to[A5] be
When I [C#5]left you there early that [A5]morning my darling
I [E5]told you that I'd miss you[B5] so
I[A5] got on that plane with my heart soaring[B5]
But now it's falling like sno[E5]w
 
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Play interlude riff again.
 
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Like two [E5]ships in the night we're colliding and sinking
In[A5]to the black sea of our l[B5]ove
We never [E5]get it past the port of logical thinking
Lost [A5]sight of the stars u[B5]p above
Now my [C#5]heart is a mess
Words [A5]sing in my chest
Not a[E5] clue how you got through the[B5] door
But I'm[E5] glad that you came
No [B5]regret and no shame
As I'm [A5]lying here dead on the [B5]floor
When you [E5]asked me if I'd stay [A5]forever
Guess you[B5] meant just for the [A5]week
[E5] We felt so good [A5]together
It was [B5]way too good to[A5] be
When I [C#5]left you there early that [A5]morning my darling
I [E5]told you that I'd miss you[B5] so
I[A5] got on that plane with my heart soaring[B5]
But now it's falling like sn[E5]ow [A5]
[B5]Now it's falling like [E5]snow[A5]
[B5]Now it's falling like [E5]snow[A5] [B5] [E5] [A5]
[B5]And now it's falling like [E5]snow
 
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Play this riff between every 'now it's falling like snow' line, with the
actual line of the song starting on each B5, Matt doesn't actually sing
the line after the second one, but the music is the same.
[E5] [A5] [B5]  
 
 D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 F#|----------------------------------------------------------44444444----|
 C#|----------------------------------------6---4---6---2-----44444444----|
 G#|---11---9---11---7---9---6---7---7----0---0---0---0---0---22222222----|
 D#|-0----0---0----0---0---0---0---0--------------------------------------|

Sorry if this part is a bit hard to understand, but if you listen to the song
enough, you should get it :).
 
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