Nada Surf - Paper Boats Text Guitar Tab

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A nice and relaxing song, from an excellent album, performed by an awesome band.

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INTRO
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x2
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

1st verse

"Sit on a train, reading a book ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x3
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

...must be gearing up for some kind of melt-down"

Pre-chorus

Same pattern
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

CHORUS

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  x4
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|

Pre-verse
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

"What's wrong ? Nothing ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x4
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

... I can't tell you"

CHORUS

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  x4
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|

3rd verse
Same as the first one ...

"Sit on a train, reading a book ...

e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------| x3
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

...must be gearing up for some kind of melt-down"

Pre-verse :

Same pattern
e|------5----2------------7--7------------0---------|
B|------7----3------------7--5------------5---------|
G|------0----2------------0--0------------6---------|
D|-----------0------------0--0------------0---------|
A|-5/7--7----0----------------------------0---------|
E|-0/0--0----2----------5/7--7--7-------7/5--5------|

4th verse (special)

Em                                A
As the express train passes the local

         D                      Em
It moves by just like a paper boat

      Em                      A
Although it weights a million pounds

  D                        Em
I swear it almost seems to float

       Em             A
And as we pass by eachother

    F#m               Bm
Our heads are full of bother

         Em             A
We can't look, we can't stop

         F#m             Bm
We can't think, we can't stop

             Em           A
'Cause we're stuck in our paths

             F#m           Bm
And it's the way it always lasts

            Em                A
And I need     something more

          D
From you ...

OUTRO

"All I am is a body floating downwind ...

1st guitar :

e|-------------------0-----|
B|----1--1---1--1------1---|
G|---4--4---4--4----4---4--|  ... till the end.
D|-------------------------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|

2nd guitar :

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----0-------|
A|-0-------3---------------|
E|----------------3--------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----0-----0-|
A|-0-------3---------0h2---|
E|----------------3--------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0------------|
A|-0-------3------------0h20
E|----------------3--0h3---|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0----------0-|
A|-0-----023----20---0h2--2|
E|----------------3--------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----2-------0-0--------0-|
A|-0-----023-----0---0h2--2|
E|----------------3--------|

This second guitar goes on playing the same pattern in the background, while a third guitar starts playing :

e|v-0000000000000000--------|
B|-111111111111111100000000|
G|-222222220000000000000000|x7
D|-222222222222221122222222|
A|-000000003333333322222222|
E|-----------------00000000|

Note :

/ = slide
h = hammer on