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Artist: Jimmy Eat World

Track: The Authority Song

Album: Jimmy Eat World

Tabbed By Mark Brown E-mail markusbrownus2@hotmail.com

 

Drop-D Tuning (D A D G B E)

 

Intro/Verse:

Guitar 1

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

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

G----2-2-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--|

D----0-0-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----0-0-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--|

A--------0-0-0-2--2-2-2-0-0-0--------0-0-0-2--2--2--2--2--|

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

 

Guitar 2 (after two times through)

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

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

G----2-2-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--|

D----0-0-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----0-0-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--|

A--------0-0-0-2--2-2-2-0-0-0--------0-0-0-2--2--2--2--2--|

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

 

Pre-Chorus:

Both Guitars

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

B---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

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

A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

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

 

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

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

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

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

A-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7--7--7--7--|

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

 

Chorus:

Guitar 1

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

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

G-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

D-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

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

 

Guitar 2

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

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

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

D-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

A-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

D-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

 

Bridge:

Both Guitars

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

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

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

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

A-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

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

 

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

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

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

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

A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-|

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

 

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

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

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

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

A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|

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

 

 

Before last verse:

Guitar 1

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

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

G----2-2-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-----|

D----0-0-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----0-0-2-2-2-4-4-4-4--3~-|

A--------0-0-0-2--2-2-2-0-0-0--------0-0-0-2-2-2-2--3~-|

D-0---------------------------0---------------------3~-|

 

Guitar 2

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

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

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

D---------------------------------------------------3~-|

A---------------------------------------------------3~-|

D---------------------------------------------------3~-|

 

 

Ending:

Both Guitars

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

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

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

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

A-5--5-5-5-5-5-7---|

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

 

 

Structure + Lyrics

 

Intro

 

Verse

 

Its how the hustle goes, see what the jukebox knows.

Put my last quarter on, I play "Authority Song."

 

Pre-Chorus

 

Honesty or mystery?

Tell me Im not scared anymore.

I got no secret purpose, I dont seem obvious do I?

 

Chorus

 

I dont seem obvious do I?

 

Verse

 

The DJ never has it, J A M C Automatic.

If those were Roy's headphones, you bet he'd play "What Goes On".

 

Pre-Chorus

 

Honesty or mystery?

Tell me Im not scared anymore.

I got no secret purpose, I dont seem obvious do I?

 

Chorus

 

I dont seem obvious do I?

 

Bridge

 

Oh I'm here, that means something doesn't it?

Oh wont you dance with me a little bit?

Oh you dont notice, I guess the musics too loud.

 

Verse

 

Its how the hustle goes, see what the jukebox knows.

Put my last quarter on, I play "Authority Song".

 

Pre-Chorus

 

Honesty or mystery?

Tell me Im not scared anymore.

Say anything you want already IÕm not scared anymore.

Honesty or mystery?

Want something else?

Just tell me Im not scared anymore.

I got no secret purpose, I dont seem obvious do I?

 

Chorus

 

I dont seem obvious do I?

 

Ending

 

 

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