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Pretending Acoustic (ver 2) - Him


 
Pretending Acoustic
I came across some tabs of this song on the internet which were wrong, incomplete or 
unnecessarily difficult,so I decided to write a simple, complete and (hopefully) accurate tab.
This is based on a combination of the Razorblade Romance version of the song and the acoustic version on 
Uneasy Listening Vol. 1, with original tuning being half a step down ( |-eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb-| ). Enjoy...


(Intro - play each chord once and let them ring out)

Em                                   Em
   Love is a flame that can be tamed
                               Am
And though we are its willing prey, my darling
G      D
We are not the ones to blame

(Intro/bridge section - Listen to the song for strum pattern)

C  D  Em  D  C  D  Em   

(Verse 1)

Em                                Em
  Trust is a word all lovers know
                             Am
The glorious art of staining souls, my darling
G      D
We are not the ones to blame
Em                                 Em
  The more we have the more we want
                          Am
And the more it hurts our hearts, my baby
   G      C         D               
It always ends up in tears            (Mute out the D leading into the chorus)

(Chorus)

              C   D
So keep on pretending
    G                    D
Our heaven is worth the waiting
           C   D           Em
Keep on pretending it's alright
              C   D
So keep on pretending
        Em                  D
It will be the end of our craving
            C  D
Keep on pretending
        Em                
It's alright         (Keep strumming, but let Em fade out slightly)



(Verse 2)

Em                                 Em
  When doubts arise the game begins
                      Am
The one we will never win, my baby
    G      C        D
It always ends up in tears...         (Mute out the D leading into the chorus)


(Chorus)

               C   D
So keep on pretending
    G                    D
Our heaven is worth the waiting
             C  D          Em
Keep on pretending it's alright
               C  D
So keep on pretending
        Em                 D
It will be the end of our craving
            C  D
Keep on pretending
        Em
It's alright        (Keep strumming Em into the solo part ("ooooh, come on...")

(Solo Chords)  
(Listen to the acoustic version on Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 for help with strum pattern)

C  D  Em  D  C  G  Em  Em  C   D  Em  D-Dsus4-D  G  G  Em      (Let Em ring out and fade)

(The D-Dsus4-D part is just my personal style of playing , with strum pattern down-up-down on 
D, then up on Dsus4, then ghostdown-up on D. If you like just play it as a regular D 
chord, or mix in your own style.)


(Chorus)

               C  D
So keep on pretending
    G                    D
Our heaven is worth the waiting
            C  D           Em
Keep on pretending it's alright
               C  D
So keep on pretending
        Em                  D
It will be the end of our craving
            C  D
Keep on pretending
        Em
It's alright                 (Keep strumming, but let Em fade out slightly)

(Outro)

Em                                   Em
   Love is a flame that can be tamed
                              Am
And though we are its willing prey, my darling
G      D               Em       
We are not the ones to blame 


(I like to play the final Em as: )

|-0-------------------0-----|
|-0---0---------------0-----|
|-0------0------------0-----|
|-2---------2---------2-----|
|-2------------2------2-----|
|-0-------------------0-----|



I'm pretty sure this is as accurate as you'll find on the internet, but any comments/suggestions, 
feel free to leave them below. Thanks!
 
 
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