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Lost Cause
By Beck
From the album: Sea Change

Hello everyone. This song is from Beck's latest album, Sea Change, which is quite the holy-crap-I'm-so-depressed-because-my-girl-left-me album. I thought this song was awesome to have an ex- listen to. I have the guitar part all tabbed out (as per my own interpertation), and it should all be there. I have the song progression  below and the lyrics, but if you have the album, you can just listen to it, and figure that part out for yourself. I was trying to make this as complete as possible, so this should be about it for the guitar part of the song. (Since the guitar is the biggest part, you should be able to cover the song with just this part). Enjoy!
As far as playing tips go, the only thing to mention is that when playing the very first chord, (an fmaj7 chord, used a LOT in the song) I use my thumb on that F on the lowest string. Maybe that's cheating, but it is by far the easiest way to play it.
This is also my first tab. Let me know what you think! 

[Riff 1] (Main Riff)

e||-------------0-----------------------|
b||----------1-------------1--------1---|
g||--------2-------------0--------0-----|
d||------3-------------2--------0-------|
a||------------------3--------2---------|
E||----1--------------------------------|

[Riff 2] (End of phrase)

e||-------------0-------------------------------0--------------|
b||----------1-------------1--------1---------1------------0---|
g||--------2-------------0--------0---------2------------1-----|
d||------3-------------2--------0---------2------------2-------|
a||------------------3--------2---------0------------2---------|
E||----1-------------------------------------------0-----------|

[Riff 3] (Chorus)

e||------------0-----------3---|
b||---------1------------3-----|
g||-------2------------0-------|
d||-----3------------0---------|
a||----------------------------|
E||---1------------3-----------|

[Riff 4] (End of Chorus)              (kind of improv here)
					|                |
					|                |
e||------------0-----------3------------0---1---0------0--|
b||---------1------------3-----------1--------------3-----|
g||-------2------------0-----------0----------------------|
d||-----3------------0-----------2------------------------|
a||----------------------------3--------------------------|
E||---1------------3--------------------------------------|

[Riff 5] (End of 2nd chrous)
e||------------0-----------3------------0---------3--0--|
b||---------1------------3-----------1------------2-----|
g||-------2------------0-----------0-----------2--2-----|
d||-----3------------0-----------2-----------2----------|
a||----------------------------3-----------0------------|
E||---1------------3------------------------------------|

[Riff 6] (Bridge)                     (kind of improv here)
					|                |
					|                |                      
e||-----------0------------0-------------0----------------|
b||--------2------------1-------------1-------------------|
g||------2------------2-------------0---------------------|
d||----2------------3-------------2-----------------------|
a||--0--------------------------3-------------------------|
E||---------------1---------------------------------------|

[Riff 7] (End of Bridge)

e||-----------0------------0-----------------------|
b||--------2------------1-------------1--------1---|
g||------2------------2-------------0--------0-----|
d||----2------------3-------------2--------0-------|
a||--0--------------------------3--------2---------|
E||---------------1--------------------------------|

[Riff 8] (End of Interlude)

e||-----------0------------0------------0-----------0-----|
b||--------1------------1------------1------------1-------|
g||------2------------2------------0------------0---------|
d||----3------------3------------2------------2-----------|
a||----------------------------3------------3-------------|
E||--1------------1---------------------------------------|


Okay, here's how the song is layed out:

INTRO
[Riff 1] 4x

VERSE 1
Your sorry eyes...[Riff 1] 2x
Make it hard...[Riff 2] 1x
Leave you here...[Riff 1] 2x
Wavin' your gun...[Riff 2] 1x

CHORUS:
Baby you're lost....[Riff 3] 2x
Baby you're a lost...[Riff 4] 1x

VERSE 2:
There's too many...[Riff 1] 2x
They see you comin'...[Riff 2] 1x
They know your secrets...[Riff 1] 2x
This town is crazy...[Riff 2] 1x

CHORUS:
Baby you're lost....[Riff 3] 2x
Baby you're a lost...[Riff 5] 1x

INTERLUDE
I'm tired of....[Riff 3] 2x
Fighting for a...[Riff 4] 1x

BRIDGE
There's a place...[Riff 6] 2x
No one standin'...[Riff 7] 1x
That's what you...[Riff 8] 2x

CHORUS:
Baby you're lost....[Riff 3] 2x
Baby you're a lost...[Riff 5] 1x

INTERLUDE
I'm tired of....[Riff 3] 2x
Fighting for a...[Riff 4] 1x

(End with a bit of playing around with last C chord in end of Riff 4)

Well that's the whole thing. The whole 9 yards. So, if you have questions, potential changes, or comments, let me know.
Michael Dillon tabbed a version of this song, but I disagree with most of the chords (no offense to Michael!) so I just tabbed the whole thing out.
Alec (AKA Mithrander)
wojca288@uwc.edu
White__Wizard@hotmail.com


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