Song: Take Back The City

Band: Snow Patrol
Composed By: Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Tom Simpson

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																				I'm 80% sure this is right but it is my first tab so...
Anyway all this tab is all in standard tuning.

Guitar 1: Clean. Capo 1st fret (tab in relation to capo)

Guitar 2: Medium Distortion. No capo.



    

Intro:

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|     e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|     B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|     G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|     D--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|     A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|(x3) E----------------------------|

{Play Twice}

Verse 1:

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Take back the city for yourself tonight

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

And I'll take the city for me

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Take back the city for yourself tonight

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Woah!


Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

God knows you've put your life into its hands

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

And its both cradled you and crushed

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

But now it's time to make your own demands

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Woah!


Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

All these years later and it's killing me

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Your broken records and words

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

10 thousand craters where it all should be

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Woah!


Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

No need to put your words into my mouth

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Don't need convincing at all

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

I love this place enough to have no doubt

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Woah!


Pre-Chorus:

Guitar 1; Turn on medium distortion
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G--------------------7-7-7-7----------|
D--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-|
A--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-|
E--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-----------1-1-1-1-|


Guitar 2
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G--------------------8-8-8-8----------|
D--8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-|
A--8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-|
E--6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-----------2-2-2-2-|

It's a mess, It's a start, It's a full work of art

Guitar 1
e------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G--------------------7-7-7-7---------------|
D--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--3-3-3--3-3-3-|
A--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3--3-3-3-|
E--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-----------1-1-1--1-3-3-|

Guitar 2
e------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G--------------------8-8-8-8---------------|
D--8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8--4-4-4--4-4-4-|
A--8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4-4-|
E--6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-----------2-2-2--2-2-2-|

Your city your call, Every crack every wall

Guitar 1
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G--------------------7-7-7-7----------|
D--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-|
A--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-|
E--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-----------1-1-1-1-|

Guitar 2
e--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-|
B--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-|
G----------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------| (x2)

Pick a side, Pick a fight, get your epitaph right

Guitar 1
e------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G--------------------7-7-7-7---------------|
D--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--3-3-3--3-3-3-|
A--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3--3-3-3-|
E--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-----------1-1-1--1-1-1-|

Guitar 2
e--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-|
B--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-|
G----------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------| (x2)

You can sing, til you drop, cos the fun just never stops

Chorus:

Guitar 1&2
A5*
I love this city tonight
C5**
I love this city always
A5*
It bares its teeth like a light
C5**
And spits me out after days

*6th fret powerchord for guitar 2 normal for guitar 1
**9th fret powerchord for guitar 2 normal for guitar 1

Guitar 1
A5

Guitar 2

e-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G--------------------10-|
D--12-12-12-12-10-10----|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|
But we're all gluttons for it

Guitar 1
C5

Guitar 2
e----------------------|
B----------------------|
G----------------------|
D--11-11-11-11-10-8-10-|
A----------------------|
E----------------------|

We know its wrong and its right

Guitar 1
A5

Guitar 2
e-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G--------------------10-|
D--12-12-12-12-10-10----|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|

For every time its been hit

Guitar 1
C5

Guitar 2
e----------------------|
B----------------------|
G----------------------|
D--11-11-11-11-10-8-10-|
A----------------------|
E----------------------|

Take back the city tonight

Solo:

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2--|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2--|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
E-----------------------------|  (x2)

Guitar 2
e--------------|
B--------------|
G--10--10-8----|
D-----------8--|
A--------------|
E--------------| (Then Improvise a small part. I play this:)

e------------------11-11-|
B------------------11-11-|
G----------8h10p8--------|
D--10-10b----------------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

Verse 2:

Turn off distortion

Guitar 1
e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Tell me you never wanted more than this

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

And I will stop talking right now

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

One perfect partner one eternal kiss

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Woah!

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Take back the city for yourself tonight

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

I'll take the city for me

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-|
D--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-|
A--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Take back the city for yourself tonight

e--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
B--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|
G--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
A--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
D--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
E----------------------------|

Woah!


Guitar 1 distortion back on

Pre-Chorus (same as previous)

Chorus (x2)

Outro:

Guitar 1

A5                       C5
I love this city tonight

I love this city always

FIN

View Just Lyrics...

Take back the city for yourself tonight
Or I'll take back the city for me
Take back the city for yourself tonight
Whoa

God knows you put your life into it's hands
And it's both cradled you and crushed
But now it's time to make your own demands
Whoa

All these years later and it's killing me
Your broken records in words
Ten thousand craters where it all should be
Whoa

No need to put your words into my mouth
Don't need convincing at all
I love this place enough to know I have no doubts
Whoa

It's a mess, it's a start
It's a flawed work of art
Your city, your a call
Every crack, every wall
Pick a side, pick a fight
Get your epitaph right
You can sing, 'til you drop
Cause the fun just never stops

[Chorus]
I love this city tonight
I love this city always
It bears it's teeth like a light
And spits me out after day's
But we're all gluttons for it
We know what's wrong and it's right
For every time it's been hit
Take back the city tonight

Tell me you never wanted more than this
And I will stop talking now
One perfect partner, one eternal kiss
Whoa

Take back the city for yourself tonight
Or I'll take back the city for me
Take back the city for yourself tonight
Whoa

It's a mess, it's a start
It's a flawed work of art
Your city, your call
Every crack, every wall
Pick a side, pick a fight
Get your epitaph right
You can sing, 'til you drop
Cause the fun just never stops

[Chorus: x2]

I love this city tonight
I love this city always

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    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Polydor Song Duration on Album: 6:09 Album Duration: 8:55

    Release Date: October 13, 2008

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

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    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Geffen / Universal Album Duration: 58:11

    Release Date: October 28, 2008

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    Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock

    Themes: Empowering, TGIF

  • Now That's What I Call Music!, Vol. 71

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Mixed Repertoire Song Duration on Album: 4:17 Album Duration: 02:35:18

    Release Date: December 2, 2008

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