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"I'm Afraid I'm Not Supposed To Be Like This" by Waterdeep
From "Sink or Swim" and "Live at the New Earth"
Written by Lori Chaffer in the Fall of 1996
Copyright © 1997 Hey Ruth Music (BMI)
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Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net


Drop-tuned 3 half-steps from standard (C# instead of E).  It's picked,
not strummed.  Let it be known that I highly recommend just playing
this song standard-tuned in Em.

Drop-tuning that much can cause permanent damage to your guitar, in
addition to making strings more likely to break.  Guitars are designed
to constantly have a certain amount of string tension.  Too much or too
little tension, especially for extended periods, can warp the neck of
the guitar.  Usually heavier gauge strings are use for a "slack-tuned"
guitar such as this, so that the string tension is closer to what it
would be standard-tuned with your normal strings.  But an additional
warning, if you put on strings that are too large, you can also damage
the nut ("zeroth fret") of your guitar.  (I broke a piece of the nut
off of a nice guitar once, simply by putting on medium gauge strings;
the low E string was too large for the groove in the nut.)  So again, I
highly recommend simply playing this song in E instead of retuning to C
sharp.  You have been warned.  Proceed at your own risk.


INTRO:
07998x  Em (C#m if you drop-tune, etc.)
79900x  B?
07998x  Em
07998x  Em
79900x  B?
07998x  Em

VERSE 1 ("well i'm afraid that..."):
07998x  Em
79900x  B?
07998x  Em
07998x  Em
79900x  B?
07998x  Em
x0222x  A
x2xxxx  /B
x32010  C

REPEAT INTRO

VERSE 2

CHORUS ("i have been seated..."):
3x000x  G
2x000x  G/F#
0x200x  Em
x0221x  Am
x2424x  B7
3x000x  G
2x000x  G/F#
0x200x  Em
x32010  C
x21202  B7 (note different fingering)

REPEAT INTRO, etc.


Transcribed 10/22/1999 by T-rev
More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net

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well i'm afraid that i'm not supposed to be like this
like i was born in a land where no serpent hissed
and i have waited a long time for Your kiss

well i have felt that they'd all take offense at me
and so a fence i have built to protect the seed
but all the bricks will secure its mortality

i have been seated in circles and stood in disgrace
at the noted intention to be in place
and i have seen that one man saved the human race
but it took His life and it took His faith

i have risen from ashes and fed on flames
but even so i still fear i have played a game
and it seems no one else is as sick and depraved

i have risen from ashes and fed on flames
but even so i still fear i have played a game
and it seems no one else is as sick and depraved

i have heard that i'm not supposed to be this way
and still the stones that are lifted fall down to stay
but i keep doubting and think one will strike my face

He's been promising me something more than pain
where the cost is grace and my loss is gain
and i have chosen because there is no other way
i either wallow in shame or humble myself and be saved
and be saved

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