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Blackball

Offspring

 

 

notation:

/ slide up (first note picked)

\ slide down

g grace note. Held for a split second, is not counted in the timing.

(crappy explanation, I know, but I haven't taken music lessons in

about five years)

h hammer on (first note picked)

p pull off (first note picked)

t tap (don't pick it, just tap the string real hard)

 

1: intro and rhythm section

 

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

B|--------------------------------|-----------2g/3\2------------2g/3\2-

G|---------------5-5-5--2---------|-4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2--4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2-

D|-2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3--2---------|-4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1--4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1-

A|-2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3--0---------|-2-2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-2--------

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

 

2: chorus ("Win the battle lose the war...")

 

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

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

G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6--------------------

D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------

A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------

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

 

chorus part 2 ("I don't want this anymore...")

 

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

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

G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------

D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------

A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4--------------------

E|-------------------------------------------------2--------------------

 

3: guitar solo (played by guitar 1 with accompanying

chords from guitar 2)

 

E5 F5 E5

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

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

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

D|-2-2h3-2--2h3--2p0--2h3-5-3-2p0-2h3-2p0-------------------------------

A|----------------------------------------3p2-3h5-3p2-0-----------------

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

 

Eb5 E5

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

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

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

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

A|-0h2-3p2-0----0h2-0---------------------------------------------------

E|-----------t3-------t3-2p0-2h3-5p3-2-1-0------------------------------

 

4: interlude part 1 (play 3x)

 

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

B|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/6------

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

D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/3------

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

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

*note: on third time, stop... ^ here! and go into interlude part 2

/|\

|

 

5: Interlude part 2

 

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

B|-5---5g/6---5---5g/6---5---5g/6---5---5g/6----------------------------

G|-4---4g/5---4---4g/5---4---4g/5---4---4g/5----------------------------

D|-2---2g/3---2---2g/3---2---2g/3---2---2g/3----------------------------

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

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

 

6: Interlude part 3 ("In the style of forgotten men...")

 

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

B|-8-8-8-8---------6-6-6-6---------5---5g/6---5---5g/6------------------

G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4---4g/5---4---4g/5------------------

D|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2---2g/3---2---2g/3------------------

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

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

 

 

Lyrics:

 

In this world of hate and shallowness

Where enemies become your consolation

And those of us who win the game give up our minds

I don't call that winning

Say this doesn't apply to you

But ask yourself first

What have I done today to win the game

And just what have I sacrificed

 

Win the battle lose the war

I know I've played this game before

When people were still real

I don't want this anymore

It's time for me to close the door

There's nothing left to feel

 

Reflect on all our yesterdays

My own words choke me

Why were they spoken

Regret for the things I've said and done

Just can't compare with

Regret for those that I have never tried

So blame this world or blame yourself

It's really all the same

When you are standing on the precipice

>From which you just can't return

 

Win the battle lose the war

I know I've played this game before

When people were still real

I don't want this anymore

It's time for me to close the door

There's nothing left to feel

 

 

 

In the style of forgotten men

I look to my horizon

I see nothing

While thoughts of guns and desecration

Sweep through my mind

But only coffins and bones remain

As I look to you

The emptiness behind your eyes

Seals my decision

Can't carry on in this world of juggling

Where all this thoughtlessness and bludgeoning

Your key to success

What kind of tradition to carry on

 

Blackball The new disease

Blackball The new disease

Blackball Your evil ways

Have found their way inside me

 

Blackball The new disease

Blackball The new disease

Blackball For a better life

In this high tech dog eat dog existence

 

(Chorus)

 

 

 

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