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Tonic, Knock Down Walls Tabs (ver.1)

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Knock Down Walls Tabs (ver.1)

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                Tonic - "Knock Down Walls"
standard tuning, 2 electrics



Intro/Chorus Riff - play 2x

   Rhythm
e|-----2----------|-----5----------|----------------|------------------|
B|-----2----------|-----5----------|-----7----------|---------7--------|
G|-----2------7---|-----6----------|-7---7------7---|-9---9------------|
D|-4---4------7---|-7---7------4---|-7---7------7---|-9---9------------|
A|-4---4------5---|-7---7------4---|-5---5------5---|-7---7------------|
E|-2---2----------|-5---5------2---|----------------|------------------|
 | F#m        D5    A          F#5   D                Eadd2  
 |
 | Lead, with slide
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
B|-------14~~~\---|-------14~~~\---|-------14~~\--7-|-7/9~~~-----------|
G|-13/14___~~~\---|-13/14___~~~\---|-13/14___~~\--7-|-7/9~~~-----------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|



Verse Riff - Rhythm  (pm notes with *)
e|-------------------------|------------------------|
B|-------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------7------|------------------------|
D|-4--4--4--4--4----7---7--|-7--7--7--7--7--2--2/4--|
A|-4--4--4--4--4----5---7--|-7--7--7--7--7--2--2/4--|
E|-2--2--2--2--2--------5--|-5--5--5--5--5--0--0-2--|
 | *  *  *  *  *             *  *  *  *  *  
 |
 | Lead (rhythm may change as noted below)
e|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-5--5--5--5--5--4--4--2--|
B|-2--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--2--|
G|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-6--6--6--6--6--4--4--2--|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|




Lead plays these licks mixed in with the Verse Riff 

  (0:18)               (0:25)                (0:31)               (0:39)
e|---------------|     |---------------|    |---------------|    |---------2--|
B|---------------|     |---------------|    |---------------|    |------------|
G|---1h2-1h2-----|     |-4b5r4b5-/6~---|    |---1h2-1h2-----|    |-4b6r4b6----|
D|-2---------2/4-|     |---------------|    |-2---------2/4-|    |------------|
A|---------------|     |---------------|    |---------------|    |------------|
E|---------------|     |---------------|    |---------------|    |------------|

play the first lick (0:18) again before the prechorus


Lyrics:
1 "You killed me when you came walking down the sidewalk Saying everything was fine"
2 "Dressed up like a wife of a life Ill never have its so easy to fool me"
3 "You can turn me on, You can turn me off"
4 "Ive had enough of that little boy sandbox stuff"




Prechorus:

   Both Guitars, Lead plays () notes and doubles rhythm otherwise
 
e|---------------|--------(5)------|-------------------|------------------|
B|---------------|----------(5b7r5)|(5b7)--------------|------------------|
G|-7---7---------|-2---2-----------|-----7---7---------|-1---1---1h2--2-2-|
D|-7---7---------|-4---4-----------|-----7---7---------|-2---2---2----2-2-|
A|-5---5---------|-4---4-----------|-----5---5---------|-2---2---2----2-2-|
E|-------------0-|-2---2-----------|-------------------|-0---0---0----0-0-|
 "Love you wanted to try       For a life your willing to buy"



Chorus - Intro Riff

"I ...  Knock down walls for you. Cause I need you"


Pre-Verse Lick (1:06) - 3rd Clean Guitar
e|---5-----4-----|-----------------|
B|---------------|-5-----5---7-5---|
G|-6---6-----6---|---6-------------|
D|---------------|-----------------| play 2x
A|---------------|-----------------|
E|---------------|-----------------|


Verse 2: 
Lyrics 
"You always grab ahold of the ones you know you can change"
"Just a group of loner zeros who will play your game"
"Something tells them that their luck is gonna change,
Round and round you drag them down"
"So dont tell me Ive gone crazy, Youre the one whos trying to f**kin change me"




Play Chorus again (1:39)




Mandolin Solo, played 5x similarly:
e|-14--------------------------------------|-12-----12-----12-----------12-----------|
B|-----------------12----------------------|---------------------15-12---------------|
G|-----13-14--13-13-----14-13-13--14-13-13-|---13-14-----14--14-------14----14-11-13-|
D|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
 |
 | Rhythm Guitar
e|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|------------2--------------------2-------|-------------2-------------------2-------|
G|------------2--------------------2-------|-------------2-------------------2-------|
D|-----------------------------------------|---------------------0-----0-------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|-0------0--------------------------------|
E|-2----2---------------4------4-----------|-----------------------------------------|
   F#m                  A/G#                 A                   Dmaj7




Solo (rhythm plays Intro/Chorus Riff)
e|------------------|-----------------|-------------|------------------|
B|---4b6r4p2--4p2---|-2---------------|-------------|-------2-2~-------|
G|---4b6r4p2--4p2---|-2---------------|-------------|-------2-2~-------|
D|----------------4-|------4---2h4~---|---2h4-2-----|-2-3-4--------4---|
A|------------------|--------4--------|-------------|------------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|---------5-2-|------------------|

e|-----------------------|--------------------|------------------|--------------------|
B|-16b18r16p14-16p14--14-|-(14)---------------|------------------|--------------------|
G|-16b18r16p14-16p14--14-|-(14)---------------|---14-----14------|------------14------|
D|------------------16---|-----16---0-14h16~--|---14h16--14------|-14-15-16~--14-16~--|
A|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------16--|--------------------|
E|-----------------------|--------------------|------------------|--------------------|



  (2:51) Prechorus begins here on Rhythm Guitar, but 
Solo continues:
e|-----------------------|-----------------------|------------|
B|-14--------------------|-(14)------------------|------------|
G|-14--------------------|-(14)--14--------------|------------|
D|-----------------------|---------16p14-16-16---|-(16)-------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|------------|
  "Life you wanted to try               For a love youre willing to buy"




Play Chorus Again and repeat to end song




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