The Zolas: Marionettes: Album: Tic Tic Toc Note: The chorus is not complete. I can't quite figure out some of the chords. Hopefully someone with a better ear than me (this is my first tabbed song) can sort out the chorus and upload a version 2. (and possibly fix some of the chord names, if I got any wrong; some of the higher up the fret chord names I was sort of guessing at based on the root note. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mhz1g3VyBw Intro: A Major, Barred at 5: 577655. Herein referred to as A A Minor, Barred at 5: 577555. Herein referred to as Am B Minor, Barred at 7: 799777. Herein referred to as Bm B major, Barred at 7: 799877. Herein referred to as B Gb Minor, Barred at 2: 244222. Herein referred to as Gbm F# Major, Barred at 2: 244322. Herein referred to as F# F Major, Barred at 1: 133211. Herein referred to as F C# Major, Barred at 9: 9999. Herein referred to as C# Intro A *3, Bm *1, F *3, Gbm *1 A *3, Bm *1, F *2, Gbm *1 Verse 1: Strummed A Bm F Gbm Sometimes an empire doesn't fall A Bm F Gbm As masked invaders climb the walls A Bm F Gbm Or spreading fires or rising floods A Bm F Gbm Sometimes it dies within A Bm F Gbm The king and queen, they go to bed A Bm F Gbm On years of quiet neglect Bm, Am, A, Gbm To find the coffers bare but with F# Gbm, Am, B The musk of arrogance F# Gbm, Am, B The musk of arrogance B (though I'm not sure he actually plays anything) With me, you're making the same mistakes I made B Something Gbm with you I couldn't convey I felt the same ?? ?? ?? It's true, we're marionettes Bm A But we pull the strings Something Am C# B And here as we dance, we tangle I'm spinning you round and closer we're wound We're marionettes Intro A *3, Bm *1, F *3, Gbm *1 A *3, Bm *1, F *2, Gbm *1 A Bm F Gbm There's comfort in a holding hand A Bm F Gbm A schedule on which you depend A Bm F Gbm A cage in which you're snugly penned A Bm F Gbm That's what we have become A Bm F Gbm A cyclone in a glass of wine A Bm F Gbm We both have wishbones for a spine. Bm, Am, A, Gbm But how long will we play this record's tattered side F# Gbm, Am, B Afraid to change the song? F# Gbm, Am, B Afraid to change the song? (Into chorus again) During the Chorus: (The piano here is alternating between E and A, which you can get with your A Major or A Minor at 5, strumming your A and D string. That little high piano riff before the guitar comes in is C# and A; the C# is on the e string at fret9, the A is on the b string at fret10. You can actually build a finger picking pattern on this by barring at 7 and hitting your 3rd finger on the e string at 9, and your pinky on the b string at 10. It's slightly uncomfortable. Leaving out the piano part lets you hang out in an A Major at 5 and be readier for the chord shift up to B Major).