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Audio Adrenaline - Never Gonna Be As Big As Jesus

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Never Gonna Be As Big As Jesus
words and music by Audio Adrenaline
Copyright 1996 Up In The Music
Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing

Notes:
This version is from the official songbook. I kept seeing all the tabs
and just figured I'd buy the book to get the official tablature.
The song is in drop D tuning: D A D G B E

Intro: Figure 1
e-----------------------
b--------------------7-7
g--------7-------7---9-7        2x
d--------7-------7---7-7
a----7h9-----7h9--------
d-----------------------

VERSE: Play figure 1 four times over first part of verse

I could move to hollywood yeah
get my teeth capped I know I could
be a big star 
on the silver screen
G                         G 
And just like James Dean,  I could be a ( star )figure 1 two times

I could climb the corp'rate ladder
Buy sell and liquidate
may be just like the Beatles 
melodic rockin' heavyweights
G                               G
I could learn to sing and dance if I only had the chance
G                   G     G
I could be a big rock star

PRE-CHORUS:
 
Em            G7          D
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
b---8-8----8---8---12--15--15----------------------------------------7
g---9-9----9---9-9s12--16--16-----7--------7--7-7------7---9p7-9p7---7
d---9-9----9---9-9s12--17--17-----7--------7--9-7------7---7---7---9-7   
a------------------------------7h9------7h9---7-7--7h9----------------
d---------------------------------------------------------------------
I could be anything I wanted   to  ( I    wanted   to )

Em              G7          G5   A5     B5  C#5 C#5
e------------------------------------------------------
b---8-8----8--8---------12--12-------------------------
g---9-9----9--9---9s12--12--12-------------------------
d---9-9----9--9---9s12--12--12---5----7------9---11--11
a--------------------------------5----7------9---11--11
d--------------------------------5----7------9---11--11
I could be anything but one thing's true

CHORUS:

e---------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------
g---------------------------------------
d----------------------------------5-5s0
a----------------------------------5-5s0
d----------------------------------5-5s0
Never gonna be as Big as Jesus 

e--------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------0-0-2s5
a-------------------------------------------0-0-2s5
d-------------------------------------------0-0-2s5
Never gonna hold the world in my hands

e----------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------
g----------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------
a---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5
d---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5
Never gonna be as big as Jesus

G5                  G5  A5   B5  C#5C#5 A/D
e------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------7--7--7--7-7--5-5--5--
g--------------------------------------------7--7--7--7-7--6-6--6-- 
d------------------------5---7----9---11-11--7--7--7--7-7--7-7--7--
a---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---7----9---11-11------------------------
d---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---7----9---11-11------------------------
Never gonna build a promised land   But that,   that's alright

A/D           G3
e--------------------------------------
b------5--5-5--5--5-3--3--3------------
g------6--6-6--6--6-4--4--4------------
d------7--7-7--7--7-5--5--5------------
a--------------------------------------
d---------------------------5-4-2---2-2
 kay with me

VERSE 2: Repeat Figure 1 four times over first part of the verse

I could build a tower to heaven 
get on top and touch the sky 
I could a million songs 
all designed to glorify
G                        G                        G
I could be about as good as good as any human could
G                     G
But that won't get me by

Repeat PRE-CHORUS
Repeat CHORUS

GUITAR SOLO:

e---10--------------------------------------------------------
b---10p7--10-7------------------------------------------------
g---------9-----9p7---7---------------------------------------
d-------------------9----9p7---7-----------------------7------
a----------------------------9---9s7--5--5-5--7p5--7s9--------
d-------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------10----
g-----7--9--7-9bh-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-r9p7---7--9--7--9bf-r9-------
d---9---------------------------------9-----------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------7----------
g---9b-r9p7--10--9p7--10-9p7--10-9-7-9s7b-r9p7--7----9p7-9p7--
d----------------------------------------------9--------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------10--7--7--10--10p7--7-10p7-8p7--7---------------
g-----7--9--7-----7--7--7---7-----7------7---9--7--9-9b-r9p7--
d---9----------------------------------------7----------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------10-10--10----10-10s12s10-12p10
b--------7--7--8p7---8p7-10s12---------10----10-10------------
g-----7--7--7--7----------------------------------------------
d---9---------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b---10---7---8---7----------------------------------7---8---7-
g--------7---7---7------7-----7-----7-----7-----7---7---7---7-
d--------7---9---7----------------------------------7---9---7-
a--------------------7h9---7h9---7h9---7h9---7h9--------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------

Repeat PRE-CHORUS
Repeat CHORUS

OUTRO: Figure 1 
Never gonna be, never gonna be

(sometime in the outro you hear a note bending the tab is below)
e---
b---
g---9b
d---
a---
d---

SYMBOLS:
p  - pull off of first note onto second
b  - bend note a half step up
bf - bend note up a full step up
r  - release
s  - slide

CHORDS
G   G7   G5  G3  A/D  A5    B5  C#5
e-----------------------------------------
b------8---12-------3----5----------------
g------7---12-------4----6----------------
d------9---12---5---5----7----7-----9---11
a---------------5-------------7-----9---11
d---------------5-------------7-----9---11

I hope that works well for you
by the way I'm also the one that tabbed out  Heastrong for Jars of Clay
and I didn't put my addy on the paper. So if you find anything wrong
please let me know at:  zacharylycans@hotmail.com

Peace out in Christ

Comments about this tab

PianoMan - 2005-06-26

Now, maybe i'm wrong, but if i'm not mistaken, posting directly from the songbook is illegal and could get the site in trouble. If that is so, then this needs to be taken down.


twinner2 - 2005-08-06

hmm im not sure.. he did site the songbook so im not sure if its considered plagerism.. but you do have to buy the songbook and if you didnt buy the songbook and are just getting the tab from this i think that might be illegal to have it posted fo rhtat reason.. i dunno.. im not using the tab


drummerboy09 - 2005-12-08

I don,t care if he posted from the songbook as long i can see it with out buying the book


cngp90 - 2006-04-09

yeah pianoman, thats what it says in the song submission rules. um, it says,

2. Your song cannot be copied out of a songbook and posted, as that would obviously be a copyright violation. This archive is for tabs that have been figured out by ear.


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