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Sinking and Swimming on Long Island  Bayside

Song: Sinking and Swimming on Long Island
Artist: Bayside
Album: Killing Time
Tabbed By: Geoff Devlin (
This is my first attempt at this. This is just the rhythm guitar part.
Tuning: Drop-D (DADGBe)
Intro x 4

Verse 1
[D]This place is dragging me [D]down
A h[Bm]amster [F#m]wheel, I [G]thought I'd [A]be d[E]one by now\
[D]Now that all my allies are go[D]ne
I [Bm]real[F#m]ize a[G]dvancing c[A]ould [E]hold you back[E]
[B]My go[D]od int[F#m]entions j[G]ust keep s[A]liding b[A#]y the wa[B]yside
[G]But i[D]ts high t[F#m]ide and t[G]hey get w[A]ashed a[C#]way with t[D]ime
Until [B]everything's [G]gone, until [B]everything's [G]gone
Repeat Intro x2
Verse 2
[D]I was flying along the Long Island soun[D]d
But fin[Bm]e's poli[F#m]te I'd [G]rather thi[A]ngs more[E] profound
[D]I've become a rock these days and I swim like one[D]
Alone again, [Bm]barely [F#m]survivi[G]ng t[A]he ti[E]dal wave[E]
[B]My go[D]od inte[F#m]ntions j[G]ust keep [A]sliding [A#]by the w[B]ayside
[G]But its[D] high t[F#m]ide and the[G]y get w[A]ashed a[C#]way with [D]time
Until ev[B]erything's [G]gone, until [B]everything's [G]gone
I [F#m]swear, damn it all to [G]hell, damn it [A]all to hell
I [D]think I finally f[F#m]ound the wa[B]y to go to he[A]aven
Without [D]dying, so I'm [F#m]on my w[B]ay[A]
The [E]harder you [F#m]work, the [G]harder you [A]fall
You [E]wake up one [F#m]day with [G]nothing at [A]all
Chorus X2 MUTED
[B]My go[D]od [F#m]intentions [G]just keep [A]sliding [A#]by the w[B]ayside
[G]But i[D]ts high t[F#m]ide and t[G]hey get wa[A]shed a[C#]way with [D]time
Until [B]everything's [G]gone, until [B]everything's [G]gone
Until [B]everything's [G]gone, until [B]everything's [G]gone
I [F#m]swear, damn it all to [G]hell

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