Guitar Tab – Electric President – Safe and Sound

This is an updated tab from the original one I submitted to ultimate-guitar a few months ago. Being as that site constantly voided any corrections I added to the tab, I figured it would be nice if people could find it one way or another.

As usual, WordPress likes to mess with formatting, so I uploaded a cleaner version of the tab in a text file.

The base key is A. Using this key, the chords are as follows:

E A D G B e
A x 0 2 2 2 0
E 0 2 2 1 0 0
D x x 0 2 3 2
F#m 2 4 4 2 2 2

Alternatively, you can play this with Capo 2 as such:

E A D G B e
G 3 2 0 0 3 3
D x x 0 2 3 2
C x 3 2 0 1 0
Em 0 2 2 0 0 0

Anyways, here’s how it looks without a capo. The chords change at the end of each line, but you can easily listen along to the song and figure it out since it follows the same pattern most of the time.

(Piano Chord Opening) A-A-A-A

A E
you took your hits, wear the bruises on the soles of your feet
D
well, whos to say if they’re deserved?
F#m
but you’re turning reckless now, I hear you saying through your teeth,
A
that you’ll take them down first
E
but I saw you flinch when the doctors got their claws in you
D
I saw your smile start to crack
F#m
it’s not so funny when you’re sunk and there ain’t nothing you can do
D
when your options are all dead ends
A
when there’s no way out
E D
I’ll let you build your home in me until the clocks run down
A
when your luck’s run out
E D
call me and I will come and fix you, get your feet on the ground
A
when there’s not way out
E A
call me and I will come and bury you, all safe and sound

A-A-A-A (power chords)

D A E
all this time, you’ve been drifting out with the tide, my friend
D A E
but you can have what’s mine, if it helps you stay afloat
D A E
if I close my eyes, it’s ’cause I can’t watch you drown anymore, my friend
D A E
but I’ll tell you lies if it helps you sleep at night
D A E
and the more we fight, the more we don’t get right, my friend
D A E
the more we fight, the more we don’t get right

A E D
I heard they broke you, that you gave in
F#M
that you dropped and the the fight had left you
A E D
but don’t you worry, it makes no difference
F#M
from the start your options were all dead ends
D A
when there’s no way out
E D
I’ll let you build your home in me until the clocks run down
A
when your luck’s run out
E D
call me and I will come and fix you, get your feet on the ground
A
when there’s no way out
E
call me and I will come and bury you, all safe and sound

The original submission can be found at http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/electric_president/safe_and_sound_crd.htm