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Submitted by: Handsome

Life After Death & Taxes (Failure II) - Relient K
Written by Matt Thiessen, 2004 Gotee Records 

This song has been tabbed twice, and not very accurately, so I'm going to tab
it right, using other people's corrections,because so many people have put up 
corrections, you can't even read it... I'm pretty confident in my tabbing 
skillZ, so I think this one should be good. Here it goes...

Tuning: Db Ab Db Gb Bb eb

Intro:
eb--------------------------------------------------------------
Bb--------------------------------------------------------------
Gb--------------------------------------------------------------
Db-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--11--11-999--12-12-12--11-11-11-99-x-0-
Ab-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--999--9--9--9---9--9--9--99-x-0-
Db-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--999--9--9--9---9--9--9--99-x-0-

eb---------------------------------
Bb---------------------------------
Gb---------------------------------
Db-555-555-5-5555-777-7------------
Ab-555-555-5-5555-777-7------------  x2
Db-555-555-5-5555-777-7--11p9-12-1- 

Verse:
eb----------------------------------------------
Bb----------------------------------------------
Gb----------------------------------------------
Db-9-xxxxxxx--55555555-----9999--7777--55555555-
Ab-9-xxxxxxx--55555555-----9999--7777--55555555- x2
Db-9-xxxxxxx--55555555-----9999--7777--55555555-
   Bm         G            Bm    A     G

Chorus:
eb----------------------------------------------------------
Bb----------------------------------------------------------
Gb-77777777------------77777777-----------------------------
Db-77777777--55555555--77777777--7777-99-55-----------------
Ab-55555555--55555555--55555555--7777-99-55----------------- x2
Db-00000000--55555555--00000000--7777-99-55-----------------
   D         G         D         A    Bm G 

Intro x 1

Verse (*the first time through, slide your pick down the top three strings,
while keeping your fingers on the 7th fret, instead of the muted part)

Chorus

Bridge: (never forget...)

An acoustic guitar plays this in the background: Bm   A   G   D F#maj x2
And an electric plays this slowly:
eb----------------------
Bb----------------------
Gb---7---7---7---5---4--
Db--9---7---5---5---6---
Ab---------------------- x2
Db-9---7---5---0---4----

Then, with distortion, palm muted: (death and decay...)
eb--------------------------------
Bb--------------------------------
Gb--------------------------------
Db-555555-555555--777777-888888-9-
Ab-555555-555555--777777-999777-9-
Db-555555-555555--777777-888888-9-

Intro riff once, then

Intro:
eb--------------------------------------------------------------
Bb--------------------------------------------------------------
Gb--------------------------------------------------------------
Db-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--11--11-999--12-12-12--11-11-11-99-x-0-
Ab-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--999--9--9--9---9--9--9--99-x-0-
Db-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--999--9--9--9---9--9--9--99-x-0-

eb---------------------------------
Bb---------------------------------
Gb---------------------------------
Db-555-555-5-5555-777-7-7xxxxx-----
Ab-555-555-5-5555-777-7-7xxxxx-----
Db-555-555-5-5555-777-7-7xxxxx-----

Then: (every breath...)
eb-------------------------------
Bb-------------------------------
Gb-------------------------------
Db-5555-7777-9999-10-10-10-10--5-
Ab-5555-7777-9999-10-10-10-10--5-
Db-5555-7777-9999-10-10-10-10--5-

Then back into the Bridge a few times, and end on the Bm.

I'm pretty sure that's all right! Enjoy it, I'm glad to help. Please add
comments and such, I like to hear feedback!

Ken
ha_thats_mildly_amusing@hotmail.com
Please check out my math rock band, Kenny B & the Exponents!
www.purevolume.com/kennybtheexponents
www.myspace.com/kennybandtheexponents

Thank you!

Comments about this tab

jamforchrist123 - 2005-10-17

Nicely Done


krutchfan66 - 2006-02-09

*applause* beautiful


fenderbender123 - 2006-03-30

RK Rocks! and so does the song!


sportsboi - 2006-04-08

several small things are done wrong in this song that help but dont really matter so im not gonna bother tabbing them...the biggest part was that u didn't tab the chorus...the thing u labeled as the chorus is actually the bridge...the chorus is the part that goes 'never forget theres life after death and taxes' and the chords are
Bm D/A G5 D5 F#5
e-2---2--------------
b-3---3--------------
g-4---2--------------
d-4---4---5---0---4--
a-2---0---5---0---4--
e---------5---0---4--
the picking for the chorus goes like this (its played with the chords above)
e------------------------------
b-----3-----3------------------
g----------------4-----------3-
d---4-----4------------4-------
a-2-----0------5-----0-----4---
e------------5-----0-----4-----
hope someone uses this :D *shrug* have fun with it
PS the buy the mmhmm songbook its awesome


Faceless - 2006-05-10

I'm not sure about the last two notes on the intro...
My hand doesn't move from the 12th fret to the first quite that fast, and it sounds like the pitch gets lower after the thing on the ninth fret, rather than going up to the 12th.


jmartin077 - 2006-06-17

I'm thinking the end of the intro goes:

Db-11p9-0h2-

I'm not completely sure though, it's hard to figure out.


crocky - 2006-07-06

i figure the end of the intro as the same as "jmartin077"


RKfreek - 2006-08-09

The end of the intro goes like

Ab-4p2-2-
Db-2-


6strings21frets - 2007-09-27

Great job, dude! Just a minor correction on the end of the intro:

eb---------------------------------
Bb---------------------------------
Gb---------------------------------
Db-555-555-5-5555-777-7------------
Ab-555-555-5-5555-777-7------------ x2
Db-555-555-5-5555-777-7--11p9-12-2-

I give you a five anyway!


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