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Streetlight Manifesto - A Moment Of Violence Tabs

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A Moment Of Violence Tabs

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                Being a ska band, it's kind of hard to hear the guitar over the horns and
bass sometimes, but I've played this along with it and the power chords work.
Note that you could also play the bottom half of a barre chord for this too,
but I've seen them in concert and it doesn't look like Kalnoky plays it that

Right after the drums come in, kick into this (0:02-0:16, roughly)
e|---------------------------------     -----------     ---------|
B|---------------------------------     -----------     ---------|
G|-----------------5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7- x5  ---------5- x3  ---------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-     -2-2-2-2-5-     -2-2-2-2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-     -2-2-2-2-3-     -2-2-2-2-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------     -0-0-0-0---     -0-0-0-0-|
PM                                       x x x           x x x

Note that you only start playing this after the first bit of the first verse;
before that, it's all bass and drums. If you want to follow the exact song,
make the first three strums into palm muted triplets and leave the last one

Both the chorus parts and the sections where the singer cuts out have this
going on behind them.

And on the "Oh!"'s you palm mute the first two E's and skip the off-beat:
PM x x

It finishes off with a variation on the choral section:
e|---------------------------------               ---|
B|---------------------------------               ---|
G|---------5-5---5---------7-7---7- Repeat until  ---|
D|-2-2---2-5-5---5-5-5---5-7-7---7- the very end  -2-|
A|-2-2---2-3-3---3-5-5---5-5-5---5-               -2-|
E|-0-0---0---------3-3---3---------               -0-|
PM x x     x x     x x     x x

So the song order you're left with:


(Verse; the line of power chords is over at the end of each line)
I never did lose a battle but I'm feeling further from the end of war
Deplore, ignored, and rarely ever self-assured
(Start playing here)
Why does it seem the ones who have everything have nothing inside?
Nothing inside


I don't sleep anymore, I gave it up
Because what we do is not enough and now they're calling out our bluffs
Have you done a single thing for someone else?
Or do you take take take until your belly is stuffed?

(Chorus; 2 power chords per line, so it takes a couplet to finish a phrase)
How long do you think you can go before you lose it all?
Before they call you bluff and watch you fall?
I don't know but I'd like to think I had control
At some point but I let it go and lost my soul

Sit tight but the revolution's years away
I'm losing faith and I'm running low on things to say
So I guess I have no choice but to regurgitate
The tired anthem of a loser and a hypocrite

Oh! to have died that night, I realized it wouldn't last
Our days were numbered and the reaper tipped the hourglass
The final mayday of our sinking ship had come at last
Oh! to the west, you don't know what it is you're running from
Everybody's laughing loud, last chance to make your mother and father proud


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