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It'll Be A Long Time guitar tab


Date: Mon, July 28 1997
From: Peter Ferragine (iginition@yesic.com)
Group: Offspring
Album: SMASH
Released: 1994 epitaph records
Track: 9
Title: it'll be a long time

/ - slide
* - repeat 7 or 8 times
PM - palm muted, until the line ends

intro/main riff

|---------------------------------|--------|
|---------------------------------|--------|
|-7-7--5-/-7-7--5-/-3-3-10-10-7-7-|-5*--2*-|
|-7-7--5-/-7-7--5-/-3-3-10-10-7-7-|-5*--2*-|
|-5-5--3-/-5-5--3-/-1-1-8--8--5-5-|-3*--0*-|
|---------------------------------|--------|

the main riff is played in two different rhythms
the second is palm-muted, but it's easy to figure 
out.

chorus

|--------------------------------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|-------------------|
|-7-7-7--10--5-5-5--7-7-7-------5-5-5--5---7-|------5-5-5--5-7-7-|
|-7-7-7--10--5-5-5--7-7-7--8-8--5-5-5--5-7-7-|-8-8--5-5-5--5-7-7-|
|-5-5-5--8---3-3-3--5-5-5--8-8--3-3-3--3-7-5-|-8-8--3-3-3--3-7-5-|
|--------------------------6-6-----------5---|-6-6-----------5---|

bridge
                              PM_________________________________
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-/-5-5--12-12-12-/-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-7-7-7-/-5-5--12-12-12-/-7-7-|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-/-3-3--10-10-10-/-5-5-|-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------------------|----------3-3-3-3------------------|

background solo over main riff

|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-6-6-5-6-6-|-6-6-5-6-6-|-----8-8-3-|-6-6-5-6-6-|
|-5-5-4-5-5-|-5-5-4-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-2-|-5-5-4-5-5-|   x 2
|-----------|-----------|-5-5-------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

lyrics

all this time has whittled away
like so many days in one
back and forth the leaders sway
backing it up with guns
superpowers flex their wings 
hold the world on puppet strings
egos will feed
while citizens bleed 
that's always the way it goes 
when will the world listen to reason
i've a feeling it'll be a long time
when will the truth come in to season
i've a feeling it'll be a long time
all they want is what they can defend
before their time is up
make the same mistakes all again
heard it all before
superpowers flex their wings 
hold the world on puppet strings
egos will feed 
while citizens bleed
that's always the way it goes 
well if they tried 
maybe they'd see
it'd do a little good to let the world be free
handshake and a smile
gets you on through 
then turn all around with the suicide move 
but you know it's not foolin' anyone but me
you gotta make yourself see what you want to see
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