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C chord Bb chord F chord G chord Bbsus2 chord
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Tuning: Drop C
 
[Chord Diagrams]
                                                      *Bbsus2
     C       Bb        F        G        Bbsus2    (Optional 2nd way)*
D|---0--------------------------------------3-------------3--------|
A|---3--------------------------------------3-------------1--------|
F|---2--------5--------3--------9-----------5-------------0--------|
c|---0--------5--------5--------7-----------5-------------0--------|
G|---0--------3--------5--------7-----------3-------------3--------|
C|---0-----------------5--------7----------------------------------|
 
 [INTRO RIFF]
                      L/R..................
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------------------------|
c|--2h4-0------0----------------------------------------------0--|
G|---------0h2--------------------------------------------0h2----|
C|----------------3b4-0------------------------------------------|
 
VERSE 1
 
C                       Bb
I've been looking for a sign
F                   C
Runnin' through the rain
              Bb
Shiver to the bone
F                           C
But I still can't shake the pain
 
 
VERSE 2
                        Bb
Been looking for a sign 
F              C
Rollin' on the ground
               Bb
What did I do today
F                      C
Well, I can't remember now
 
 
CHORUS (w/a lil bit of crunch)
 
                       Bbsus2            F
I'm just tryin' to survive
                    C
The best way I know how
                       G
My heart just keeps on wanting
                            C
The one who doesn't want me now
                 F      Bbsus2 - F
So what if I go crazy
                    ****See Note*** /Bb
Goin' there keeps me alive
                C
Livin' makes it clear
                     G
I'm just stuck right here
          C
Tryin' to survive
 
 
****NOTE****
PLAY THIS CHORD BEFORE SWITCHING TO Bb:
D|------x---------------------------------------------------------|
A|------3---------------------------------------------------------|
F|------2---------------------------------------------------------|
c|------0---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------2---------------------------------------------------------|
C|------x---------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
VERSE 3
 
C                    Bb
But I wont stay down long 
F                C
And I'll be back again
                   Bb
I'll even learn to smile
F                       C
Hey, I just wish I knew when
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)
 
(Interlude/Guitar Solo/Pedal Steel solo)
 
                F      Bbsus2 - F
So what if I go crazy
****See Note***        Bb
Goin' there keeps me alive
                -stop-    C
Livin' makes it clear
                     G
I'm just stuck right here
          C
Tryin' to survive
                       C
Yeah, Livin' makes it clear
                     G
I'm just stuck right here
          C
Tryin' to survive
 
OUTRO LICK
                        Let ring until fade
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------|
c|--2h4-0------0-------------------------------|
G|---------0h2---------------------------------|
C|----------------3b4-0------------------------|
 
 
----------------------------------[Verse picking patterns]-----------------------------------
 
VERSE 1 PICKING PATTERN:
    Bb                      F                     C                     C
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3---3-----3--------3-------3-----3--------3---3---3-----3--------3-----3-----3--------3-|
F|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--------2-----2-----2--|
c|---0-------0-----0--0------0------0----0--0------0-------0-----0--0-----0-----0-----0--0---|
G|---3-----------------------5---------------------0----------------------0------------------|
C|---------------------------5---------------------0----------------------0------------------|
 
    Bb                      F                     C
D|-------------------------------------------------0-----------------------------------------|
A|---3---3-----3--------3-------3-----3--------3---3---3-------------------------------------|
F|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----------------------------------|
c|---0-------0-----0--0------0------0----0--0------0-------0--------2h4-0------0-------------|
G|---3-----------------------5---------------------0-----------------------0h2---------------|
C|---------------------------5---------------------0------------------------------3b4-0------|
 
VERSE 2 PICKING PATTERN: (slightly different than Verse 1)
 
    Bb                      F                     C
D|------------0-----------------------0---------------------0------------
A|---3---3------3-------3-------3-------3------3---3---3------3------3---
F|---2-----2------2----2-----2----2-------2---2----2-----2------2---2----
c|---0-------0--------0------0------0--------0-----0-------0-------0-----
G|---3-----------------------5---------------------0---------------------
C|---------------------------5---------------------0---------------------
 
  C
----------0---------------|
-----3------3------3------|
--2----2------2---2-------|
--0------0-------0--------|
--0-----------------------|
--0-----------------------|

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  Bend
| L/R Let Ring

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