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Submitted by: collegerocker17

(Note to Admin: There are other versions of this song on CGR, but they are incorrect and/or incomplete. That is why I have submitted this tab)

Song  : Life After Death and Taxes

Album : Mmhmm

Band  : Relient K

Tabbed: Caleb Bradshaw (collegerocker17)
by

Legal : This is not an official tab. All rights to this song belong to Relient K
        and Gotee records.

Note  : I did this by ear, so there will be some mistakes. Also, I would like to
        thank Coolbeans5627, who's tab of this song helped me in getting started
        with mine. Thank you.

Legend:

    ~ : Let ring
    . : Palm Mute
    x : Scratch/mute
    * : Harmonic

Tuning: Drop C# (C#,G#,C#,F#,A#,D#)

Intro/Post-Chorus 1: x2

  Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
F#|-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-x-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--11--11-9-9-9-----------|
G#|-x-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--9-9-9-----------|
C#|-x-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--9-9-9-----------|
|
F#|-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--9---9-x-x--0-------------|
G#|-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9-x-x--0-------------|
C#|-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9-x-x--0-------------|
|
F#|-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-----------|
G#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--4p2------|
C#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-------0h2-|


Verse 1: x2

  Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
A#|--------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-4--x-x-x-x-x-x-------------9-9-9-----------------------|
C#|-4--x-x-x-x-x-x--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G#|-2--x-x-x-x-x-x--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
C#|-----------------5-5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-|


Pre-Chorus: x2

  Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
A#|----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------------|
C#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--9-9--5-5-5-|
G#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--9-9--5-5-5-|
C#|----------------5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--9-9--5-5-5-|

Intro/ Post-Chorus 1: x1

Verse2: x2

  Guitar 1: Distortion
A#|--------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-4--x-x-x-x-x-x-------------9-9-9-----------------------|
C#|-4--x-x-x-x-x-x--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G#|-2--x-x-x-x-x-x--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
C#|-----------------5-5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|
| Guitar 2: Distortion with Delay (play second time through)
F#|----------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---9*-----------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus 2: 
  
  Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------|
C#|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--9-9--5-5-5--|
G#|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--9-9--5-5-5--|
C#|----------------5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--9-9--5-5-5--|
|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------|
C#|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G#|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#|----------------5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
                                                . . . . . . 

Chorus 1: 

  Guitar 1: Acoustic
A#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-4--4444--4-4444----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-4--4444--4-4444--7--7777--7-7777--5--5555--5-5555--0--0000--4-4444-|(2x)
G#|-2--2222--2-2222--7--7777--7-7777--5--5555--5-5555--0--0000--4-4444-|
C#|------------------7--7777--7-7777--5--5555--5-5555--0--0000--4-4444-|
|
|
| Guitar 2: Clean Electric
A#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----7~--------------7~----------------4~--------------7--------6----|(2x)
C#|---7---------------7-----------------2---------------7--------4-----|
G#|--5---------------4-----------------2---------------5--------4------|
|
|
| Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
F#|---------------------------------------------------|
C#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Intro/Post-Chorus 2:

  Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-x-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--11--11-9-9-9--------------|
G#|-x-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--9-9-9--------------|
C#|-x-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--9-9-9--------------|

F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--9---9-x-x--0----------------|
G#|-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9-x-x--0----------------|
C#|-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9-x-x--0----------------|

F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--------------|
G#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--4-2-4-------|
C#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--------0-2-2-|

F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-x-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--11--11-9-9-9--------------|
G#|-x-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--9-9-9--------------|
C#|-x-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9--9-9-9--------------|

F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-12-12-12-12--11-11-11--9---9-x-x--0----------------|
G#|-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9-x-x--0----------------|
C#|-9--9--9--9---9--9--9---9---9-x-x--0----------------|

F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2---|
G#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2---|
C#|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2---|
                                           . . . . .

Bridge: 

  Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------44444444444444--55555555555555555-------|
C#|-555555555555--7777777777777--44444444444444--55555555555555555--5~~~-|
G#|-555555555555--7777777777777--22222222222222--33333333333333333--5~~~-|
C#|-555555555555--7777777777777--..............--.................--5~~~-|
    ............ ............. 

Chorus 2:

  Guitar 1: Acoustic
A#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-4--4444--4-4444----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-4--4444--4-4444--7--7777--7-7777--5--5555--5-5555--0--0000--4-4444-|(4x)
G#|-2--2222--2-2222--7--7777--7-7777--5--5555--5-5555--0--0000--4-4444-|
C#|------------------7--7777--7-7777--5--5555--5-5555--0--0000--4-4444-|
|
|
| Guitar 2: Clean Electric
A#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----7~--------------7~----------------4~--------------7--------6----|(4x)
C#|---7---------------7-----------------2---------------7--------4-----|
G#|--5---------------4-----------------2---------------5--------4------|
|
|
| Guitar 1 and 2: Distortion
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------2~~~~-|
C#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4~~--4~~~~-|
G#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4~~--4~~~~-|
C#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--4~~--------|
    . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . .





 


Comments about this tab

RelientA-OK - 2006-03-18

I have to say these tabs have to be the most organized i have EVER seen in my LIFE! congrats bra! Peace Out!


RelientA-OK - 2006-03-18

I have to say these tabs have to be the most organized i have EVER seen in my LIFE! congrats bra! Peace Out!


simmonds - 2006-04-23

YAYU!


Zboy4God - 2006-09-04

for c# how far down should i tune my guitar


Red_fiend - 2006-11-06

love this song...btw has anyone listened to the new band Red with their CD the end of silence? I can not tab by ear to well and i lover their music, is there anyone out there who listens to them?


Red_fiend - 2006-11-07

you Zbou you tune it down a half step from drop D


guitardrumsbass - 2006-11-12

yo red friend or whatever. i love RED. i posted the tab for a couple of their songs but they have not been put up...so keep chekin! i did "breathe into me" also!!
Matt


Red_fiend - 2006-11-14

yes, RED is sweet
thats funny why would they want to do that
thanks dude. I hope they get put up


Switchfoot_ - 2007-01-14

heY DUDE,THE TUNNING ISN'T RIGHT.RELIEN K DOSN'T DO DROP C#.I HAVN'T TRIED THIS SONG YET,BUT IT LOOKS GOOD!


headbanger13 - 2007-02-27

Yes, Relient K does do drop C#. They normally play in standard a half step down, but for the heavier songs they drop the bottom to C#. I have the tab book, so I know.


Switchfoot_ - 2007-03-06

actually, i've seen them in concert. and i'm pretty shure it's not drop C#. The person who tabs the song for the songbook did not get it from Relient K, He tabbed it by ear, just like everyone here. besides, it is not in te right key (no ofence, whoever tabbed this, and it was a good try) I was tabbing it and i came out with this( I tabbed the verse, And pre-chorus. still havn't figured out the chorus. I also have the bridge, and the ending chords)

Tunning: half step down

Intro: C#m C A#m x2 F#m G#m C (slide down to A#m real fast after C) F#m (Slide down to F real fast after F#m)x2

Verse: A#m (then palm mute all the strings) then F#m A#m G#m F#m x2

Pre-chorus:C#m F#m C#m F#m Then A#m F#m x2 Then G#m A#m F#m

Bridge: F#m G#m A#m C#m F#m

Ending:F#m G#m C A#m

There You go. it sounds like the real thing.


5isakoolnumber - 2007-06-05

my names caleb too!!
sweet!


Oh!Gravity - 2007-08-20

Wow, sounds great. My band is thinking about doing this song as a cover, and this will definitely be the tab we use.


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