Third Eye Blind - Background Chords & Tabs

 

Background Chords & Tabs

Third Eye Blind Chords & Tabs

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Background Tab

   
The Background by Third Eye Blind

tabbed by: neverenough
email: cox147@aol.com

tunning: d - b - g - d - a - d

v - downstroke
^ - upstroke
h - hammer on
p - pull off
s - slide
x - muted string

intro part 1:

d-----------------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------------|
g-----------------------------------------|
d--0h4p0----------------0h4p0-------------|
a---------4--4s5--0------------4--4s5-----|
d--------------------0-----------------5--|

intro part 2:
                        v  ^                       v  ^
d--0h4p0----------------0--0--0h4p0----------------0--0--0h4p0---------------|
b---------2--2h3--------3--3---------2--2h3--------3--3---------2--2h3-------|
g-----------------2-----2--------------------------0--------------------2----|
d--------------------0--0--------------------5--5--5-----------------------0-|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   v  ^                       v  ^
d--0--0--0h4p0----------------0--0--0h40-------------|
b--3--3---------2--2h3--------3--3--------2--2h3-----|
g--2--------------------------0-------------------2--|
d--0--------------------5--5--5----------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------|

verses:

finger positioning for the verses can be a little tricky so here's a little help with the chords -

d--0--               d--0--               d--7---|first finger bar
b--3--second finger  b--3--second finger  b--7---|first finger bar
g--2--first finger   g--2--first finger   g--7---|first finger bar
d--0--               d--0--               d--7---|first finger bar
                     a--x--               a--9---|pinky finger
                     d--5--pinky finger   d--9---|third finger

d--0--
b--2--third finger
g--2--second finger
d--2--first finger
a--0--

            "everything
                   is  quiet....                          since you're not a-
      v  ^     v  ^  ^        v  v    v  v    v  v  ^     v  ^     v  ^  ^
d-----0--0-----0--0--0--------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-----3--3-----3--3--3---|
g-----2--------2--------------2--0h2--2--0h2--2--0--0-----2--------2---------|
d--0--0-----0--0--------------0--0----0--0----0--0--4--0--0-----0--0---------|
a-----------------------------x----------------------------------------------|
d-----------------------5--5--5----------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/third_eye_blind/background_tab_ver_3.html ]
round....
         v  v    v  v    v  v  ^     v  ^     v  ^  ^        v  v    v  v
d--------0--0----0--0----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--------3--3----3--3----|
g--------2--0h2--2--0h2--2--0--0-----2--------2--------------2--0h2--2--0h2--|
d--------0--0----0--0----0--0--4--0--0-----0--0--------------0--0----0--0----|
a--------x---------------------------------------------------x---------------|
d--5--5--5---------------------------------------------5--5--5---------------|

                                                  !(2nd part to verse 1):
                                                  !   i do the things.....
   v  v  ^     v  ^     v  ^  ^        v  ^  v  v !   v  ^     v  ^  ^
d--0--0--0-----0--0-----0--0--0--------7--7--0--0-!---0--0-----0--0--0-------|
b--3--3--3-----3--3-----3--3--3--------7--7--2--2-!---3--3-----3--3--3-------|
g--2--0--0-----2--------2--------------7--7--2--2-!---2--------2-------------|
d--0--0--4--0--0-----0--0--------------7--7--2--2-!0--0-----0--0-------------|
a--------------------------------------9--9--0--0-!--------------------------|
d--------------------------------9--9--9--9-------!---------------------5--5-|

   v  v    v  v    v  v  ^
d--0--0----0--0----0--0--0---------------------------------------------|    repeat this 4 times for the second part to
b--3--3----3--3----3--3--3--    verse one -----------------------------| this part is repeated another
g--2--0h2--2--0h2--2--0--0--    four times in the song during verse 2 -| it
d--0--0----0--0----0--0--4---------------------------------------------|    is repeated yet again as the "solo" by simply
a--x-------------------------------------------------------------------|    clicking on distortion
d--5-------------------------------------------------------------------|

chorus:

"And the plans i make still have you in them...."

d--0--
b--2--
g--2--   strummed
d--2--
a--0--
d-----

"you come swimmin' into.... view           and i'm on your
 words like i always used to do            the words they use so
 lightly i only feel for you               i only know because i
                             v  ^  v  v  v  ^  v  v  ^  v  ^
d--0-------------------------0--5--5--5--4--4--4--2--2--2--0-----|
b--3-------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----|
g--4--- strummed ------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----|
d--4-------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
a--2-------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------|

"carry you around...."            "in the background"
d--0------------------|
b--3------------------|
g--2------------------|
d--0------------------| strummed
a--x------------------|
d--5------------------|

Song Order:
intro part 1
intro part 2
verse 1
second part to verse 1
chorus
intro part 2
second verse (second part to verse 1)
chorus
solo
chorus
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