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Days Before You Came   Placebo



Artist: Placebo
Track: "Days Before You Came"
Album: "Black Market Music"
Tabbed By: Colonel Psycho (umbrella_corporation@yahoo.com)

This is a tab of "Days Before You Came" in standard tuning.
I'm sick of this nonsense 'standard Placebo tuning' crap,
where it's in F#,Bb,Eb,G#,C,F -- freaky stuff, man!  So
this is in proper STANDARD tuning, ie EADGBE. What's the
point in tuning all the strings up just one semitone,
and bass E up two???  it's too scary to consider.  Could
Placebo REALLY be so monotonous that all their songs are
in the key G# major?  uh...  probrably not   :)

i'm keeping this tab short and sweet, so you'll have to
listen to the song and know it pretty well.

RIFF A (intro and verse)

lead guitar:

g |-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-6-|
.
g |-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-5-|
.
g |-3-------3-----3-3-------3-------3-------3-------1-----------1---|
.
g |-3-------3-----3-3-------3-------3-------5/6-----------5-5-------|
.

rhythm guitar (comes in on third bar -- where the 3's start):

it's just a load of F#5's.  I think it's just meant to be played on the
lead guitar just as open bass-E string with the other stuff (except the
bass E string is tuned up to F#).  Whatever, it still works with a 2nd
guitar playing F#5, like this:

A |---4---|
E |---2---|

RIFF B (chorus bit, "won't you join me now...?")

Rhythm Guitar:

g |-3---3---33--3---3---3-3-3---1---1---11--1---1---1-1-1---|
.
D |-3--3--3-3-3-4--4-4-4-4--4--3--3-3-3-3--4--4-4-4-4-4-4---|
.
on that second part (played on the D string), you can play
a load of F#5 on another guitar with it.

Lead Guitar (comes in on second run, extra-heavy distortion):

b |-5-5-5-6-6-6-------4-4-4----|
g |-------------6-6-6----------|
.

RIFF C (Bridge-type bit -- "Didn't want you anyway!")

first a whole bunch of harmonics (best to just keep tapping and
holding fourth fret then letting go for a split second)

A |-(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)------etc-|
.

then play this picked hard...

A |-3---3---3---4---|
.

RIFF D (end)

right at the end whack this chord (after the very last
"Didn't want you anyway!")

g |-6---|
D |-6---|       (C#5)
A |-4---|

Well, that's about all the riffs in the song.  Hope this is some
help to all those others out there who hate having to tune their
guitar for one freakin' song needlessly!  :)

And finally...  some lyrics to complete the tab.

   Days before you came freezing cold and empty
   Towns that change their name and a horn of plenty
   Days before you came counting breaths inside me 
   Even crack cocaine couldn't start to hide me

      WON'T YOU JOIN ME NOW, BABIES LOOKING TORN AND FRAYED?
      JOIN THE MASQUERADE, JOIN THE MASQUERADE
      WON'T YOU JOIN ME NOW, BABIES LOOKING TO GET LAID?
      JOIN THE MASQUERADE, JOIN THE MASQUERADE

   Days before you came it always seemed enticing
   To be naked and profane.  There is no denying!
   Days before you came, thunderbolts and lightning
   Each day a brand new vein, each tourniquet colliding

   Didn't want you anyway... ...

      {chorus}

   Days before you came, days before you came... ...

   Didn't want you anyway... ...
 		

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