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Crashing By Design guitar tab

Crashing By Design
By Pete Townshend
>From White City, 1985
Written by Pete Townshend, 1985 Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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Capo on 1 (tape speed is slightly off, so to match CD, slightly detune)


[intro pattern]

 G#                   C#/G#   
|4-------|-----------|3------|------------|
|4-------|<13>-------|2------|------------|
|1-------|<13>-------|1------|--4^\^\^\^--|
|1-------|<13>-------|3------|------------|
|--------|-----------|-------|------------|
|4-------|-----------|4------|------------|

[chorus]

|G# |             D#/G#    |C#/G#  |C#/G#      D#/G# |G#
     Nothing must pass this line, unless it is well-defined
   |G#           D#/G|C#/G       |
You just have to be resigned, 
                    |E     |C#m  |B   |F#    
You're crashing by design

          |G#                              |          D#
You once believed that crazy accidents were happening to you
        |C#                  |    D#
You were chasing a capricious wind
        |G#                           |      D#
Whenever bad luck and trouble happened to pursue you
   |C#                         |     (D#)
The dice would surely save your skin

   |Fm                         |          D# D#
But when you look back you must realize
    |Fm                      |      C# C# 
That nothing in your life's divine
|Fm                      |              D# D#
 Everything that's ever befallen you
        |Fm                           |
Happened simply 'cause it crossed your mind
       D#       C#  |G#
You're crashing by design

[repeat chorus]

[solo]
|E     |C#m   |B      |F#        |
|---7--|---9--|---11--|-11---14--|
|9-----|7-----|9------|----------|
|------|------|-------|----------|
|------|------|-------|----------|
|------|------|-------|----------|
|------|------|-------|----------|

In your single-roomed flat in a courtyard building
You sit alone just like a broken toy
Where's your mother, where's your lover
And where are the children
Are you a man or are you still a boy?
Who left you behind, or did you run
From the crush of so many options?
Now you know the special despair of the man
Discussed, debated and offered for adoption

[repeat chorus]

       |E            |F#
Another man without a woman
|G#                            |Bb
 Dropped like a useless tool no longer required
 |B                    |C#                   |D#
A man who longs for the stifling milk-flowing bosom
               |
A fool who's no longer desired

[solo2]
|G#    |      D#/G# |C#/G#     D#/G#|G#   |    D#/G#|C#/G#     |

       |B            |        F# F#
Another man without a woman
                       (Nothing can pass this line)
|B                  |              F#   F#      
 Too many rages have cost you this time  
                    (Unless it is well-defined)
       |B          |               F# F#
Another man among a hundred children
             (You'll just have to be resigned)

|B                           |F# F F# F F#|G#
   You're just a child who is lost      in time

(It all happens by design...)
Nothing can pass this line
Unless it is well-defined
You'll just have to be resigned
You're crashing by design

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