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Midlife Crisis  Faith No More

 
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Transcribed by: Paul D
Here's for all you die-hard FNM fans who want to be able to play a FNM
song whether or not it has guitar in it, DAMMIT!
It's really not a difficult song. It's mostly keyboard-based, so the
majority of what I have here is the keyboard parts arranged for guitar.
Here's the fingering for the keyboard chords that are played under the
verses. If you've got a guitar synth or some nifty FX processor that'll
produce a cool "stringy" sound for these chords, it might sound pretty
close to the record...
 
 E-|----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
 B-|----|-----|-----|-10--|-12--|
 G-|-9--|-12--|-11--|-9---|-11--|
 D-|-9--|-12--|-9---|-7---|-9---|
 A-|-7--|-10--|-9---|-----|-----|
 E-|----|-----|-----|-----|-----|

[E] [G] [B/F#] [A] [B]  
Here's the lyrics to the verse and when to play the above chords:
[E]Go on and ring my neck
[G]Like when a rag gets wet
[B/F#]A little discipline
[A]For my pet genius
[E]My head is like lettuce
[G]Go on, dig your thumbs in.
[B]I cannot stop giving
[(B)]I'm thirtysomething.
[E]Sense of security
[G]Like pockets jingling
[B/F#]Midlife cri[A]sis
[E]Suck ingenuity
[G]Down through the family
[B]Tree...[(B)]
Here's the rest of the verse lyrics:
What an inheritance
The salt and the kleenex
Morbid self-attention
Bending my pinky back
A little discipline
A donor by habit
A little discipline
Rent an opinion.
Sense of security
Holding blunt instrument
Midlife crisis.
I'm a perfectionist
And perfect is a skinned knee.
Okay, here's what I guess you'd call the "chorus", just use any old form of
the chords shown (whatever suits ya'):
[E5]You're perfect yes it's true[D5]
But with[A5]out me[E5] you're only you [D5](you're [A5]only you)
Your [E5]menstruating heart[D5]
A5 E (palm mute)
It ain't bleeding enough for two.
Then, for the part that goes "It's a midlife...crisis____" just play the
progression from the verse (way above).
Then after that weird, descending synth effects part (there's really no
way to tab that out OR play it on a guitar...so skip it), play the
following (this is also keyboard arranged for guitar) and sing the "It's a
midlife...crisis_____" three times.
 
 E-|----------------|--------------|-----------------|-----|----||
 B-|----------------|--------------|-----------------|-----|-16-||
 G-|-14-13-17-16-14-|-16--16-14-16-|-16-14-17--16-14-|-16--|-16-||
 D-|----------------|--------------|-----------------|-----|-16-||
 A-|----------------|--------------|-----------------|-----|----||
 E-|----------------|--------------|-----------------|-----|----||

After that, it's back to the chorus (with the first verse sung in the
background) until the fade-out. I'm pretty sure about all this stuff.
I'm trying to do it as best as I can from memory. I may have flubbed a
little as far as "sequence of events", so if there seems to be some part
missing, email me.
But like I said above, if you're looking for a cool "guitar-y" song, this
ain't it...(it still manages to be a kickass song, though!)
Good luck!

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