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/ Dashboard Confessional / The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001) / This Ruined Puzzle guitar tab

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


Artist: Dashboard Confessional
Title: This Ruined Puzzle
Album: The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most

Tabbed By: Ryan S. Gfacepinoy@aol.com



Tuning: drop guitar 1/2 step to Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Strumming: down down up up down down up down up down
	   |--D--D-U--U-D--D-U-D-U--|
	   or just listen to song to figure it out

Verse:

  "This Ruined Puzzle is beige with the pieces all face down"
e|--0--------------------0-------------------------0-------------------0-----|
b|--0--------------------0-------------------------0-------------------0-----|
g|--0--------------------0-------------------------0-------------------0-----|
D|--2--------------------0-------------------------2-------------------0-----|
A|--3--------------------2-------------------------3-------------------3-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


"So the placing goes slowly the pictures of an...y...thing
e|------0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------0-----------------------------------0--------------------------------|
g|------0----------------------------0---2-------2---0-----------------------|
D|------2-----------------------1--------------------------------------------|
A|------3--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   "other than it's meant to be"
e|--8------------------------8-----------------------------------------------|
b|--8------------------------8-----------------------------------------------|
g|--0------------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
D|--0------------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
A|--x------------------------x-----------------------------------------------|
E|--8------------------------8-----------------------------------------------|


"the hours they creep, the patterns repeat, don't be concerned"
e|--10---------------------12---------------10-------------------------------|
b|--10---------------------12---------------10-------------------------------|
g|---0---------------------0-----------------0-------------------------------|
D|---9--------------------*10----------------9-------------------------------|
A|--10--------------------*10----------------x-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------(10)------------------------------|
                          *use first finger to barre

"you know ill be fine on my own........... I never said      "dont go"
e|---8----------------------7-----------------5---------------3--------------|
b|---8----------------------7-----------------5---------------3--------------|
g|---0----------------------0-----------------0---------------0--------------|
D|---7---------------------*5-----------------0---------------2--------------|
A|---8---------------------*5-----------------5---------------3--------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                          *use first finger to barre
   "(dont go)"
e|---3-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---3-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:

But i've hidden a note it's  pressed between pages that You've marked to find
e|-------3-------------------8--------------------------3--------------------|
b|-------3-------------------8--------------------------3--------------------|
g|-------0-------------------0--------------------------0--------------------|
D|-------0-------------------7--------------------------2--------------------|
A|-------2-------------------8--------------------------3--------------------|
E|-------3-------------------------------------------------------------------|

your way back.  It says, "Does he...... ever get the.... girl?" But what if
e|-------3----------------3-------------3----------------3-------------------|
b|-------3----------------3-------------3----------------3-------------------|
g|-------0----------------0-------------0----------------0-------------------|
D|-------2----------------0-------------0----------------2-------------------|
A|-------3----------------2-------------0----------------3-------------------|
E|------------------------3-------------2------------------------------------|

the pages stay pressed the chapters unfinished the stories too
e|--0----------------------8-----------------------3-------------------------|
b|--3----------------------8-----------------------3-------------------------|
g|--0----------------------0-----------------------0-------------------------|
D|--0----------------------7-----------------------2-------------------------|
A|--2----------------------8-----------------------3-------------------------|
E|--3------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 dull to unfold It says, "Does he...... ever get the.... girl?"
e|-------3----------------3-------------3----------------3-------------------|
b|-------3----------------3-------------3----------------3-------------------|
g|-------0----------------0-------------0----------------0-------------------|
D|-------2----------------0-------------0----------------2-------------------|
A|-------3----------------2-------------0----------------3-------------------|
E|------------------------3-------------2------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
use same chords from verse 1:

Well this basement's a coffin
I'm buried alive.
I'll die in here just to be safe.
I'll die in here just to be safe.
Cause you're gone
i get nothing

then:
and you're off with barely a sigh
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------15-----------15----------13---------13-------------------------|
g|--------0------------0------------0----------0-----------------------------|
D|---13------------13----------13----------13--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

               i never said goodbye
e|---7-----------5--------------3---------------3----------------------------|
b|---7-----------5--------------3---------------3----------------------------|
g|---0-----------0--------------0---------------0----------------------------|
D|--*5-----------0--------------2---------------2----------------------------|
A|--*5-----------5--------------3---------------3----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then chorus repeats once:

But i've hidden a note
it's pressed between pages
that You've marked to find your way back.
It says, "Does he ever get the girl?"
But i've hidden a note
it's pressed between pages
That you'll read if your so inclined
"Does he ever get the girl"

Ending:

the hours they creep, the  patterns repeat,
e|--10---------------------12------------------------------------------------|
b|--10---------------------12------------------------------------------------|
g|---0---------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
D|---9--------------------*10------------------------------------------------|
A|--10--------------------*10------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     dont be concerned you know i'll be fine on my
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------15-----------15----------13---------13-------------------------|
g|--------0------------0------------0----------0-----------------------------|
D|---13------------13----------13----------13--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     own...                    i never      said    "dont
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------12------------12----------10----------10-----------------------|
g|--------0-------------0------------0-----------0---------------------------|
D|---12------------12-----------11----------11-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     go"                    (dont go)
e|-----------10-----------10--------------10------------10-------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------0-----------0---------------0-------------0------------------------|
D|---10----------10--------------10------------10----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(lightly pick)
e|--10---------------------12------------------------------------------------|
b|--10---------------------12------------------------------------------------|
g|---0---------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
D|---9--------------------*10------------------------------------------------|
A|--10--------------------*10------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------15-----------15----------13---------13-------------------------|
g|--------0------------0------------0----------0-----------------------------|
D|---13------------13----------13----------13--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


     "does    he                ever        get      the
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------12------------12-----------9-----------9-----------------------|
g|--------0-------------0------------0-----------0---------------------------|
D|---12------------12-----------11----------11-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     girl?"
e|-----------10-----------10--------------10------------10-------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------0-----------0---------------0-------------0------------------------|
D|---10----------10--------------10------------10----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------10-----------10--------------10------------10-------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------0-----------0---------------0-------------0------------------------|
D|---9-----------9---------------9-------------9-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------10-----------10-------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------0-----------0---------0--Let Ring----------------------------------|
D|---9-----------9-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

End


There it is! Finnally done.  It is just my interpretation but it sounds a lot
like the real thing.  Just try it. And then u can email me if u disagree and
i'd love to hear any corrections since i've never seen this song performed live
or taped.


Dashboard Confessional albums
2003 A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
2002 MTV Unplugged
2001 The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
2000 The Swiss Army Romance
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most tabs
01The Brilliant Dance tabbass tab
02Screaming Infidelities tabbass tab
03The Best Deceptions tabbass tab
04This Ruined Puzzle tabbass tab
05Saints and Sailors tabbass tab
06The Good Fight tabbass tab
07Standard Lines tabbass tab
08Again I Go Unnoticed tabbass tab
09The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most tabbass tab
10This Bitter Pill tabbass tab

 

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