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Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands  Elliott Smith

Song: Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands
Album: XO (1998)
Tabbed by Kevin Tracy
Standard Tuning
This is one of my favorite Elliott Smith songs, but there were no tabs for it on
UG so I figured it out myself. This is my first ever tab submission so go easy on me.
 
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Chords Used: Of course there's multiple ways to play these chords but these sound the best to me.
[Em] [Em6] [C/E] [G] [D/F#] [F] [C/E] [B7]  
 
 e |----0----|----0----|----0----|----3----|---------|----1----|----0----|----2----||
 B |----0----|----2----|----1----|----3----|----3----|----1----|----1----|----4----||
 G |----0----|----0----|----0----|----0----|----2----|----2----|----2----|----2----||
 D |----2----|----2----|----2----|----0----|----0----|----3----|----0----|----4----||
 A |----2----|----4----|----3----|----2----|----0----|----3----|----3----|----2----||
 E |----0----|----0----|----0----|----3----|----2----|----1----|----0----|---------||

[B7/A] [B7/G] [B7/F#] [B7sus4] [D7] [Cm]  
 
 e |----2----|----2----|----2----|----x----|----5----|----3----|
 B |----4----|----4----|----4----|----5----|----7----|----4----|
 G |----2----|----2----|----2----|----2----|----5----|----5----|
 D |----4----|----4----|----4----|----4----|----7----|----5----|
 A |----0----|----x----|----x----|----2----|----5----|----3----|
 E |---------|----3----|----2----|---------|---------|---------|
 --------------------

INTRO: Em
VERSE:
[Em]Everybody cares, e[Em6]verybo[C/E]dy understan[G]ds[D/F#]
Yes eve[F]rybo[C]dy ca[B7-B7sus4-B7]res about you
Yeah, and whe[F]ther or no[C]t you wa[B7-B7sus4-B7]nt them to
It's a [Em]chemical emb[Em6]race that ki[C/E]cks you in the [G]head[D/F#]
To a pur[F]e syntheti[C]c sympat[B7-B7sus4-B7]hy
that inf[F]uriates[C] you total[B7-B7sus4-B7]ly
And a quie[F]t lie[C] that [B7]makes you wan[B7/A]t to scream[B7/G] and shou[B7/F#]t
CHORUS:
G F C Em [Riff A]
So here I lay dreaming, looking at the brilliant sun
G F C Em [Riff B]
Raining its guiding light upon everyone
For a mo[Em]ment's rest you can[Em6] lean ag[C/E]ainst the banister[G] [D/F#]
After run[F]ning upstairs[C] again an[B7-B7sus4-B7]d again
From wherever th[F]ey came to f[C]ix you in, bu[B7-B7sus4-B7]t
Riff A:
 
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------0----|
 |--2---------------------------------2h4-2-2-------|
 |--2------------------0--2---2-3-2-----------------|
 |--0---0---2-2---3-3-------------------------------|

Riff B:
 
 |---------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------7--------------------------------------0---|
 |---------7h9-----9--7-----7------------------------------|
 |------10--------------10-------------------7h9-7-7-------|
 |--------------------------------7-7h8--7-----------------|

VERSE:
[Em]Always fair city's [Em6]finest[C/E] follow right[G] behind[D/F#]
You've got a pre[F]tty vis[C]ion in[B7-B7sus4-B7] your head
A pe[F]ncil full[C] of poison[B7-B7sus4-B7] lead
And a sic[F]kened smile[C] illeg[B7]al in ever[B7/A]y town[B7/G] [B7/F#]
CHORUS:
G F C Em [Riff A]
So here I lay dreaming, looking at the brilliant sun
G F C Em [Riff B]
Raining its guiding light upon everyone
G F C Em [Riff A]
Here I lay dreaming, looking at the brilliant sun
G F C Em [Riff B]
Raining its guiding light upon everyone
BRIDGE:
[C]You say you mean well, you don't know what yo[G]u mean
[Cm]Fucking oughta stay the hell awa[D7]y from things you know nothing about[Em]
CODA:
My favorite part of the song. I'll tab out the main guitar part but there's a few
layers of guitar/keyboard so just jam out and mess around with a wah pedal or whatever if you can
First chords are the same as verse:
[Em] [Em6] [C/E] [G] [D/F#]  
sweet guitar part at ~2:43
 
 |-------------------|-------------------------|
 |-------------------|------------4------------|
 |-----0h2-0---------|------4-----------4------|
 |--3----------------|----4----4-----4-----4---|
 |--3------------3---|-2-----------------------|
 |--1----------------|-------------------------| x 2

Then 3:08:
 
 |-------------------|---------------------------|
 |-------------------|---------------------------|
 |-----0h2-0---------|------4---------4----------|
 |--3----------------|----4--------4-------------|
 |--3------------3---|-2--------0----------------|
 |--1----------------|---------------------------|
 |-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|
 |---------4-----------4---|
 |------4----------4-------|
 |-------------------------|
 |--3----------2-----------|
 |------------------------|------------------2--------------|
 |---------------------3--|------------------0--------------|
 |------------------2-----|------------------2--------------|
 |--------2------0--------|---2--------------1---2---4---5--|
 |-----2------------------|---3---0---1---2-----------------|
 |--0---------------------|---------------------------------|

Then the rhythm guitar goes a little something like this (3:17):
[B7] [G] [Em] [D] [C] [B7] 
 
 |---2-------------------|---0---0-0------------------------------|
 |---0-------------------|---0---0-0-----3-3-3--------------------|
 |---2-------------------|---0---0-0-----2-2-2--------------2-----|
 |---1----2--4------5----|---2---2-2-----0-0-0-----2--------1-----|
 |---2-------------------|---2---2-2---------------3--0--1--2-----|
 |-----------------------|---0------------------------------------|

And the last chord progression (3:40) is:
[B7] [B7/A] [B7/G] [B7/F#] [Em] [D] [C] [B7] 
And thats about it...enjoy

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