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Matchbox Twenty - Real World Tabs

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Real World Tabs

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Matchbox Twenty
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                Riff A:
Gtr 1: med. dist
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|----11---8---8-11-11-8--11---| =4x
E|-----------------------------|
I'm not real sure about that. It's the catchy
litte intro riff and it's been giving me fits.

Verse:
Rhy. Fig 1
Gtr 2: distortion
  A#5 F5   G5      F5
e|--|-----------------------------|
B|--|-----------------------------|
G|3-|-----------------------------|
D|3-|-3--3-5---5--5-3-------------|
A|1-|-3--3-3---5--5-3-------------|
E|--|-1--1-3---3--3-1-------------|
{repeat 2nd measure for verse}

Verse lyrics:

1st:
I wonder what it's like to be the rain-maker
I wonder what it's like to know that I made 
The rain.......yeah...

2nd:
(I wonder what it's like to be a superhero)
(I wonder where I'd go if I could fly around)
(Downtown.......yeah)

3rd:
[I wonder what it's like to be the head honcho]
[I wonder what I'd do if they all did just what
I said. (Just what I said).]

Prechorus
Gtr 1: (Play at end of Prechorus)
Riff B
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------|
D|-------------5--5-5-------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
Not real sure 'bout this lead either.

Gtr 2:
Rhy. Fig 2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5--5-5----|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5--5-5----|
E|----------------3--3-3----|

1st:
I'd store it in boxes with little yellow tags on everyone
And you could come and see them when I'm done
{Fill Riff A 4x}
When I'm done.......... *To verse*

2nd:
(From some other planet I get this funky high on a yellow
Sun; Boy I bet my friends would all be stunned.
{Fill Riff A 4x}
Their stunned) *To Chorus*

3rd:
[I'd shout out an order I think were out of this man
Get me some; Boy, don't make me wanna change my tone
{Fill Riff A 4x}
My tone....  *to chorus*

1st Chorus:
Gtr 2:
Rhy. Fig 3
(Yeah....)
A#5          G5           F5
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?
A#5              G5                   F5
If I was someone else, would this all fall apart?
A#5                     G5      F5
Strange, where were you when we started this gig?
A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.
Riff A (Gtr 1)
And you, and me, and you, and me...

Gtr 1:
Riff C:
    A#5          G5           F5
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-----15------------------------------|
D|---15--15--------17---------15-------|
A|-13------13----17--17-----15--15-----|
E|-------------15-----15--13------13---|
I'm sure about this part here.  Whenever
Gtr 2 changes chords, so does Gtr 1 playing the
arpeggioed major chords here. Then fill Riff A
at the end.

2nd chorus: w/riff C

(Yeah....)
A#5          G5           F5
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?
A#5              G5                   F5
If I was someone else, would this all fall apart?
A#5                     G5      F5
Strange, where were you when we started this gig?
A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.
A#5                  G5
Please don't change, please don't break
F5                             A#5            G5 F5
Well the only thing that seems to work at all is you
A#5                 G5        Riff A
Please don't change at all... from me... to you.. and

You.... to me.... yeah......

Solo:
Gtr 2 plays A#5 and G5 in the background
Gtr 1: (Strum each chord /////)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-10--13-16-18-14-15-12-16-19-17-13-12-10-10-10-----|
G|--9--12-15-17-13-14-11-15-18-16-12-12-10--9--9-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
This is a very weak solo attempt. It sounds
decent, though, and most people you play for
probably won't notice if you play quickly enough.

3rd chorus: w/Riff C

(Yeah....)
A#5          G5           F5
Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?
A#5              G5                   F5
If I was someone else, would this all just fall apart?
A#5                     G5      F5
Strange, where were you when we started this gig?
A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.

A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.

A#5        F5   G5           F5       A#5
I wish the real world would just stop hasselin me.
A#5        G5      F5
And you... annnnnnnd me

Fills:

After the first chorus:

Gtr 1:
Fill A:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13/---|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

During the third verse (head honcho) fill:

Gtr 3: acoustic
The exact strumming is hard to figure out, so I left
that to you, but the chords are:
G major, A major, F major (Barre F major).

Gtr 4: clean w/delay:
e|-----------------|
B|-7h8h9p8p7-------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
Actually, a synth plays this, but this is pretty close.

Fill Gtr 3 during the 3rd chorus at:
A barred, F barred, G barred.
            
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