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Make A Bet

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    Lyrics (provisional)
    Verse 1
    I'm hanging around
    I'm not putting down the state I'm in
    I've never been proud
    And now I'm allowed to shed my skin
    
    I've rotted away
    I know if I stay I'll sit and spin
    Imagine the day
    I'm drowning at bay, so reel me in
    
    Pick up where I left off
    
    Chorus 1
    Let's make a bet
    We'll make the bargain and call this truce
    Let's make a bet
    I have lost to win or lose with you
    
    Verse 2
    I see it all now
    I'm taking my bow and everything
    I'm scratching around
    It's getting too loud
    The space I'm in
    
    So now I can leave
    10 pieces at least, some evidence
    The one that redeems
    The other's disease like medicine
    
    Pick up where I left off
    
    Chorus 2 - on the last line, do not sing 'with you'
    
    Bridge
    Speaking in tongues
    I can't get through
    Thinking of running but,
    I'm trying not to run ahead to you
    
    Speaking in tongues
    The way I do
    I've found that you understand quite well
    Cos that's no language too
    
    Verse 3
    I'm hanging around
    I'm not putting down the state I'm in
    In love with the sound
    It's getting too loud...
    
    Chorus 3
    Let's make a bet
    We'll make the bargain and call this truce
    Let's make a bet
    I have lost
    Win or lose
    Let's make a bet
    I never wanted to call this truce
    Let's make a bet
    All is lost to win or lose with you     
    

    Tab
    Standard E tuning
    
    Intro
    
    Guitar
    E E E
    
    Bass
    G-|---------------------
    D-|----------2-0-2-0----
    A-|--------2---------2--
    E-|-0-0-0---------------
    
    G-|-------------------
    D-|-------------------
    A-|-------------------
    E-|-0-0-0--4-5-5-5-4--
    
    Verse
    
    e-|-------------------
    B-|--------0-0-0-0-0--
    G-|--------1-2-2-2-1--
    D-|-2-2-2-------------
    A-|-2-2-2-------------
    E-|-0-0-0-------------
        E E E
    (I'm hanging around...)
    
    Fill
    e-|---------------
    B-|---------------
    G-|-7----------9--
    D-|-7----------9--
    A-|-5----------7--
    E-|------------7--
        D          B/E
    (Pick up where I left off)
    NOTE: Second chord could be Guitar 1 playing B and Guitar 2 playing D#
    
    Chorus
    
    E B E A E B D B
    (Let's make a bet...)
    
    Bridge
    
    Guitar 1
    D A E(high) B D E(high)
      mute last E chord, then play it with open A string
      listen to the song, you'll get the idea
    
    D A E(high) B D B (?)
    
    Guitar 2
    
    e-|-------5-----|-------5-----|-------7-----|-------7-----|
    B-|---7-----7---|---5-----5---|---9-----9---|---7-----7---|
    G-|-7---7-----7-|-6---6-----6-|-9---9-----9-|-8---8-----8-|
    
    Muted verse
    Towards the end of the song, a muted verse is played.
    This uses a variant of the verse riff:
    
    e-|--------------------------------------
    B-|------------3-------------------------
    G-|--------1-2---2-1----------1-2/4/2-1--
    D-|-2-2-2--------------2-2-2-------------
    A-|-2-2-2--------------2-2-2-------------
    E-|-0-0-0--------------0-0-0-------------
        E E E              E E E
    
    Click for a table of chords used in the song
    
    Tabbed by gtaylor@cs.ucl.ac.uk
    
    

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