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 1. tab for the picking pattern (transcribed by T-rev)
 2. chords for the whole song (from the published Songbook)

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 1. tab for the picking pattern (transcribed by T-rev)

"Standing Up For Nothing" by Caedmon's Call
From "Caedmon's Call", Warner Alliance 1997
Words and music by Derek Webb
Copyright © 1997 Cumbee Road Music (ASCAP)
caedmonscall.com   awakeningrecords.com
Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net


the picking in standing up for nothing is just this repeated pattern:

  1 & 2 & 3   1   2   3   1   2   3   1   2   3
---------------------------------------------------------
--------3-----------3-----------3-----------3--------------
------------0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------
------0---0-------0---0-------2---2-----------0------------
--2h3---------0h2---------0-------------------------------
--------------------------------------3----------------------
      ^           ^           ^
these on beat 2 are much softer.  for the G he just leaves it out

then in between verses he does this once.
--------0-----------------------0-----------------------
------------3-------3---------------3-------3--------------
------------------------0-----------------------0---------
------0---0-------0---0-------2---2-----------0------------
--2h3---------0h2---------0-------------------------------
--------------------------------------3----------------------


Transcribed 3/14/1998 by T-rev
More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net

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 2. chords for the whole song (from the published Songbook)

STANDING UP FOR NOTHING
Artist: Caedmon's Call
Album: Caedmon's Call
Words and Music by Derek Webb
Copyright © 1997 Cumbee Road Music
Transcribed by Bryce Inman (from the Caedmon's Call Songbook)
http://caedmonscall.com/guitar_tab/songbook.shtml
More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net


C2       x30033
G/B      x20033
Am11     x02033
G5       3x0033
D2       x00230
Am7      x02010
Fmaj7    133010
D2/F#    200230
E        022100
A#m7b5   x12120
B        x2444x


C2 G/B Am11 G5 C2 G/B Am11 G5


-Verse 1-
C2    G/B          Am11    G5        C2
Well, I can't stop staring at myself;
G/B            Am11       G5         C2
My face reflected in this empty plate.
G/B           Am11         G5   C2
I can't decide if it's the devil
G/B         Am11    G5         C2G/B Am11 G5
Or if it's just something I ate.
G/B              Am11           G5
'Cause he's been down there all morning.
C2   G/B       Am11    G5        C2
He's patiently waiting at my gate.
G/B           Am11        G5    C2
He's throwing rocks at my window.
G/B           Am11        G5      C2       G/B Am11
Hey won't you come on out and play with me?


-Verse 2-
C2  G/B  Am11     G5      C2
But everyday when I get up
G/B         Am11    G5             C2
I see folks trading in their crowns
G/B           Am11     G5
for all these paper or plastic lives;
C2 G/B       Am11 G5
An opiate for the masses hounds.
C2  G/B           Am11       G5
And pride, like a vestige of lives lost.
C2       G/B              Am11   G5           C2
It's the stench of the old folks coming 'round.
G/B            Am11 G5
Now with the news I heard today,
C2 G/B              Am11      G5           C2
I can't tell if this world is lost or found.


-Chorus-
    D2                  C2
You go; I'll be waiting here.
               D2
And I'm awake, I cannot sleep.
   C2         D2
So I'll sit upon this rock is you.
  Am7                           C2
I ain't standing up for nothing.


G/B Am11 G5 C2 G/B Am11 G5


-Verse 2-
C2    G/B        Am11    G5
Well, I've never seen my congressman,
C2  G/B       Am11    G5
But I can't deny that he exists.
C2     G/B           Am11 G5         C2
'Cause I've seen his legislation pass;
G/B               Am11    G5
I've seen his name on the ballot list.
C2    G/B       Am11        G5      C2
Same, I can't deny this fallen world.
G/B               Am11  G5
Though not my home it's where I live.
C2  G/B           Am11 G5
How can I preserve and light the way
C2    G/B               Am11 G5     C2
for a world that I can't admit I'm in?


-Chorus-
         D2                 C2
'Cause I know who I say You are,
          D2                  C2
But these crows can't be made to stop.
   D2                  Am7
So I'll sit denying by this fire
                               C2
I ain't standing up for nothing


G/B Am11 G5


-Bridge-
Fmaj7
Lack of interest leads to,
       D2/F#
Lack of knowledge leads to,
       G5
Lack of perspective leads to,
       E
Lack of communication leads to,
       Am7
Lack of understanding leads to,
       A#m7(b5)
Lack of concern leads to,
        B
This complacency denotes,
       C2
This approval denies
D2
The truth.


C2  G/B          Am11    G5       C2
But I can't stop staring at myself;
    G/B             Am11       G5          C2
It's my face reflected in this empty plate.
G/B   Am11               G5   C2
And I know that it's the devil.


G/B Am11 G5


C2     D2                        C2
So You lead; and I'll be close behind.
       D2                          C2
So You speak and I'll hang on Your words.
                   D2                    Am7
You've got to lift me from this hardened tree,
                                      C2 G/B
'Cause I ain't standing up for nothing.


Am11 G5 C2 G/B Am11


G5     C2
nothin'.


G/B Am11 G5 C2 G/B Am11 G5

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