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Song from an American Movie part 2

As recorded by Everclear on "SFAAM #2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude"

Tabbed by Jason Pan (balaka@alphalink.com.au) and Hugh Yik (hyik@nb.sympatico.ca)

 

VERSION 1 - Tabbed by Jason Pan

 

(Banjo/Mandolin arranged for guitar: played easiest with a capo on 12th fret)

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

"ohh"

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x2

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

"ohh" "ohh"

 

 

G C Em C

e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x2

 

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Sometimes I get to a point where I don't give a damn about anything... anymore.

Sometimes I get to a point where I feel numb and I just don't care.

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x2

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

Sometimes I feel like I just don't care.

Yeah, sometimes I feel like I just don't care.

 

G C Em C

e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x1

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

I sit in my car and listen to the radio.

I think about the past and it seems so long ago.

 

G C Em C

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|x1

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

pm...................................................

I know the pain is slowly going to fade.

This life is going to get better. (Things are going to be better.)

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

I wait until my ex-wife has gone away.

I walk around the house getting lost inside the old day.

 

G C Em D

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|

B|----------------------------------0-------------------------7---|

G|----------------------------------0-------------------------7---|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----2-------------------------7---|

A|----------0h2---------------------2-------------------------5---|

E|----------------------------------0-----------------------------|

I see a picture where everybody's smiling... I know...

I got to keep it on the inside.

 

C Em D C Em D C Em D

e|-----------------------------------------------|

B|-5----5------7---5----5------7---5----5------7-|

G|-5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7-|

D|-5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7-|

A|-3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5-|

E|---------0---------------0---------------0-----|

I want to get lost from my life sometimes,

sit on the side and watch the world go by.

I want to get lost and I don't know why.

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x2

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

Sometimes I want to get lost and I don't know why.

(Sometimes I want to get lost and dream for a while.)

 

G C Em C

e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x1

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------0h2-0--|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Waiting for my little girl waiting on the school bus.

We're going to the movies, yeah, just the two of us.

 

G C Em C

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|x1

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

pm...................................................

Sit inside the dark and dream for awhile.

Our life is going to get better. (Yeah, it's going to be better.)

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------0----------0h2-0--|

A|----------0h2-----------------------------0h2-------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

I wake up weird in the middle of the night.

I walk the floor until my mind gets right.

 

G C Em D

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------0----------0h2-0----------------------------------|

A|----------0h2---------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|---------------------------------0------------------------------|

B|-----------------5---------------0-----------------------7------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0-----------------------7------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2-----------------------7------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2-----------------------5------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

I think about the past and it makes me want to cry.

I know... I got to keep it on the inside.

 

C Em D C Em D C Em D

e|-----------------------------------------------|

B|-5----5------7---5----5------7---5----5------7-|

G|-5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7-|

D|-5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7-|

A|-3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5-|

E|---------0---------------0---------------0-----|

I want to get lost from my life sometimes,

sit on the side and watch the world go by.

I want to get lost in the dark and dream for awhile.

 

G

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|

D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|

A|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|

E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|

Just sit inside a dark room and dream for awhile.

 

D C G

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------| x2

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|

G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|

D|-7---------------5---------------5-------------------------0----|

A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2--------|

E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------|

The only thing that ever makes sense to me

is the words to a song from an American movie.

 

D C G

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|

G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|

D|-7---------------5---------------5------------------------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2---0----|

E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------|

The only thing that ever made sense in my life

 

Bm C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------------------|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----------------|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5--------------|

G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|

D|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|

A|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---3--------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

pm............ .. .. .. .. .

is the sound of my little girl laughing, alive and happy in the summertime.

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

Alive and happy in the Summertime.

 

G C Em C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------|

G|-4---------------5---------------0---------------5--------------|

D|-5---------------5---------------2---------------5--------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------2---------------3--------------|

E|-3-------------------------------0------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------12\-|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Woahh..........

 

(Solo continues over the same mandolin riff and chords. This is

probably mostly wrong, but hey, better than nothing)

G C

e|-----15-15-----15-15-----15-15-----------|

B|-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-10p8------|

G|------------------------------------9p7b-|

D|-----------------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------|

 

Em C

e|-----15-15-----15-15-----15-15--------------------|

B|-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-/12-15-15-10p8-----8h10p8----|

G|------------------------------------9-7--------9--|

D|--------------------------------------------------|

A|--------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|--------15-12-12-------------------------------------------|

B|-/12-15----------15-15-13-13-12-12-------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------14-14-12-12-------------|

D|-----------------------------------------------14-14-12-12-|

A|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

C Em D C Em D C Em D G

e|----------------------------------------------------------------| x2

B|-5----5------7---5----5------7---5----5------7------------------|

G|-5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7---5----5--0---7--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

D|-5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7---5----5--2---7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

A|-3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5---3----3--2---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

E|---------0---------------0---------------0------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

I am just like everyone I know.

I am afraid of things that I don't know.

I am afraid of ever really being alone.

I want to find myself a brand new heart.

I want to find a girl and make a brand new start.

I want to find a girl and get lost in the dark.

 

D C G

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------| x2

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|

G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|

D|-7---------------5---------------5-------------------------0----|

A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2--------|

E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------|

The only thing that ever makes sense to me

is the words to a song from an American movie.

 

D C G

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|

G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|

D|-7---------------5---------------5------------------------------|

A|-5---------------3---------------5------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------3------------------------------|

The only thing that ever made sense in my life

 

Bm C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------------------|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----------------|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5--------------|

G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|

D|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5--------------|

A|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---3--------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

pm............ .. .. .. .. .

is the sound of my little girl laughing through the window of a summer night.

 

G

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------15----------|x1

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|

D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|

A|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|

E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|

I sit alone in the backyard wishing I could be inside.

 

Bm C

e|-----15--------------15--------------15-------------------------|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----------------|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

| |

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5---5----------5\--|

G|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5----------5\--|

D|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---5----------5\--|

A|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---3----------3\--|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

pm............ .. .. .. .. .

Just the sound of my little girl laughing makes me happy just to be alive.

 

D C G

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|x3

B|-7---------------5----------------------------------------------|

G|-7---------------5---------------4------------------------------|

D|-7---------------5---------------5-------------------------0----|

A|-5---------------3---------------5-------------------0h2--------|

E|---------------------------------3--------3--3---3--------------|

Sometimes I am happy just to be alive.

Sometimes I am happy just to be alive.

Sometimes I am happy just to be alive.

 

D C Em

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7---------------5---------------8------------------------------|

G|-7---------------5---------------9------------------------------|

D|-7---------------5---------------9------------------------------|

A|-5------5h7p5----3-------3h5p3---7------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Woahhhhhhhhhhh

 

VERSION 2 - Tabbed by Hugh Yik

Intro/backing riff

e|-----15------15------15------15------15------15-----15------15--|

B|-----15--12--15------15--12--15------15--12--15-----15--12--15--|

G|-12--------------12--------------12--------------12-------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

MAIN RIFF

e|------------------------------------------------|

B|------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------0-----------------------0-|

D|-----------0-5-5--0h2-------------2--5-5--0h2---|

A|--5-5--0h2---3-3---------7-7--2h4----3-3--------|

E|--3-3--------------------5-5--------------------|

Pm... ... ... ...

 

 

Riff 2 (I wanna get lost sometimes...)

e|---------------------|

B|---------------------|

G|-----------7-7-5-5---|

D|--5-5-5-5--7-7-5-5---|

A|--5-5-5-5--5-5-3-3---|

E|--3-3-3-3------------|

 

Riff 3 (The only thing that made sence ....)

e|-------------------|repeat....yada yada then e|--------------------|

B|-------------------| B|--------------------|

G|--7-------5-----4--| G|--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--|

D|--7-------5-----5--| D|--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--|

A|--5-------3-----5--| A|--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--|

E|----------------3--| E|--------------------|

 

fill played during riff 3 at times

A|----0h2-5--|

E|--3--------|

 

Solo-> G pentatonic scale

 

 

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