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Mad Season  Matchbox Twenty

 
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MAD SEASON - MATCHBOX TWENTY
 
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Tabbed by: Gerard E
Email: gerard_au@yahoo.com
Tuning: Standard
This is technically the tab for the lead guitar only. However for the verses i've
noted the rhythm part as the lead guitar is often, but not always, silent (ie. you
can also play the rhythm part if you're bored as the lead guitarist). I've also put
the chord voicings for the song in many places.
Riff 1 Riff 2
^
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--9---9---8--8---- ---11-------------------------------------------------|
 G|--10--10--8--8---- -------12--10b----------------------------------------|
 D|------------------ ---------------11br--8~~------------------------------|
 A|------------------ ------------------------------------------------------|
 E|------------------ ------------------------------------------------------|

^
Riff 1 always played by the rhythm guitar, but sometimes accompanied by lead.
Intro
Lead - Riff 1 Riff 2 |
Rhythm - Riff 1 B7 B7(2) D#7 | X2
Verse 1
I feel stupid -[B7] but I know it won't la[B7(2)]st for long[D#7] [D#7]
B7 B7(2) D#7 Riff 1
I've been guessing - I coulda been guessin' wrong
[Gm]You don't know me now[F]
[Bb]I kinda thought that you shou[D#]ld somehow
Does that whole mad season got ya down
Verse 2
I feel stupid but it's something that comes and goes - Riff 1 this time
I've been changin' - think it's funny how now one knows
We don't talk about - the little things that we do without
When that whole mad season comes around
Prechorus
So why ya gotta stand there
Looking like the answer now
It seems to me - you'd come around
 
 e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|----------------------------------------------------------------------3----|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------------1-1-3|
 A|-3-1--------------------------3-3-3--1-3-3-3----------------------3-3------|
 E|-----3-1--1/3-3-3--1-3-3-3--1----------------1~-3-3-3--1-3-3-3--1----------|

^
come around... I
Chorus 1
 
 e|-----------------6------6--8--------8-8---8-8-------------------------| x2
 B|--------------6-------6-------------6-6---6-6-------------------------|
 G|-----------/7-------8-------------------------------------------------|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

^
I need you now, do you think you can cope. You
figured me out that I'm lost and I'm hopeless
 
 e|----------------11~--10~--10----8----------------------------------------|
 B|----------------------------------------11-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

^
I'm Bleeding and broken - though I've never spoken
I come undone (Riff 2)- in this mad season (Riff 2)
^
Riff 1
Verse 3
 
 e|-------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|
 D|--------------3----------------|
 A|--------4--6-------------------|
 E|-----6-------------------------| Repeat for first 2 lines of verse 3

^
I feel stupid - but I think I been catchin' on Riff 1 (rhythm only)
I feel ugly - but I know I still turn you on
You've grown colder now, torn apart, angry, turned around
What that whole mad season knock you down?
Prechorus 2
So are you gonna stand there
Are you gonna help me out
We need to be together now - I need you now
Do you think you can cope
You figured me out - I'm lost and I'm hopeless
Bleeding and broken - though I've never spoken
I come undone - in this mad season
And now I'm cr[D#]yin' - isn't that wh[Bb]at y[Gm]ou wa[F]nt
 
 e|--------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------11~---------11-11--13-11----10~--|
 G|--------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------|

I'm [D#]tryin' to live my l[Bb]ife [Gm]on my[F] own
 
 e|--------------------------------------------|
 B|--11~---------------11-11-11---10~----------|
 G|--------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------|

But I [Gm]won't, I know
 
 e|--------------------------------------------|
 B|----11~------13br-11~-----------------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------|

At t[D#]imes - I do believe [Bb]I am[Gm] stro[F]ng
 
 e|--------------------------------------------|
 B|--11-------11-11-11-11-11--10~--------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------|

So someone tell me why[Cm], why, why
D# D#7 Riff 1
Do i, i, I feel stupid - Riff 2 then Riff 1
And I come undone - Riff 2
And I come undone
Solo
...and I come un-done
^ ^
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------15~----15~-15~----------------------|
 G|-------------------------------------15~----15~-15~----------------------|
 D|--------------------------15---17----------------------------------------|
 A|----------13h15---15/17--------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

^ ^
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------17\15-------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-------------------17b~--17r--15-----------------------------------------|
 D|-12-13-14~-----------------------17--------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------15\13--15/17----------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

^
sustain bend, pick again and then release
(G|--15-- is played very fast)
 
 e|-15-----------------------15----------------15---------------------------|
 B|----18-15-15-15-15-----------18-15-15-15-15----15------------------------|
 G|--------------------17b--------------------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

^fast repeats ^fast repeats
 
 e|-----------------------------------------18h20--18~~---------------------|
 B|-18--15------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--------17br--15------17b(18)--15~~--------------------------------------|
 D|------------------17-----------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

^
I.. need you now
For the fast repeats of B|--15-- the number of repetitions are
suggestive only (but very close to, if not the same as the original).
More or less reps can be used depending on how fast you can pick! I had to slow
the recording down to work this out, so if you are able to do that you might find
it easier to get a feel for the last two sections of the solo tab.
Chorus 2
I need you now
Do you think you can cope
You figured me out - I'm lost and I'm hopeless
Bleeding and broken - though I've never spoken
Chorus 3 and Outro
I need you now
Do you think you can cope
You figured me out - I'm a child and I'm hopeless
Bleeding and broken - though I've never spoken
I come, Ohhhhhhh i come undone - in this mad season
D#7 ^ ^ ^
Riff 1 Lick A Riff 1 Lick B
Lick A Lick B
 
 e|-13/15\13-------------------- ---18~-------
 B|----------------------------- -------------
 G|-10/12\10-------------------- -------------
 D|----------------------------- -------------
 A|----------------------------- -------------
 E|----------------------------- -------------

Then it's just Riff 1 and 2 for the rest of the outro.
In this mad season
There's been a mad season
Been a mad season
Verse Chords (For the verse, I usually just play the B G and D strings of these chords)
[B7] [B7(2)] [D#7]  
 
 e|-6- -6- -6-
 B|-6- -9- -8-
 G|-7- -7- -6-
 D|-6- -6- -8-
 A|-8- -8- -6-
 E|-6- -6- -6-

| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
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