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Jimmy Eat World - The Authority Song
transcribed by Bill Martin <billyeatworld@altavista.com>

Drop-D Tuning (D A D G B E)

Intro/Verse:
Guitar 1
|---------------------------------------------------------
|----3-3-------3--3-3-3----------3-3-------3--3--3--3--3--
|----2-2-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--
|----0-0-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----0-0-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--
|--------0-0-0-2--2-2-2-0-0-0--------0-0-0-2--2--2--2--2--
|-0---------------------------0---------------------------

Guitar 2 (after two times through)
|---------------------------------------------------------
|----3-3-------3--3-3-3----------3-3-------3--3--3--3--3--
|----2-2-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--
|----0-0-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----0-0-2-2-2-4--4--4--4--4--
|--------0-0-0-2--2-2-2-0-0-0--------0-0-0-2--2--2--2--2--
|-0---------------------------0---------------------------

Pre-Chorus:
Both Guitars
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------------------------------

|-----------------------------
|-----------------------------
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7--7--7--7--
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7--7--7--7--
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7--7--7--7--

Chorus:
Guitar 1
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
|-0-0-0-0-------------------------0-0-0-0-------------------------

Guitar 2
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-
|-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-
|-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-

Bridge:
Both Guitars
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-

|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-

|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--5--5--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-
 

Before last verse:
Guitar 1
|------------------------------------------------------
|----3-3-------3--3-3-3----------3-3-------3-3-3-3-----
|----2-2-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-----
|----0-0-2-2-2-4--4-4-4-2-2-2----0-0-2-2-2-4-4-4-4--3~-
|--------0-0-0-2--2-2-2-0-0-0--------0-0-0-2-2-2-2--3~-
|-0---------------------------0---------------------3~-

Guitar 2
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------3~-
|---------------------------------------------------3~-
|---------------------------------------------------3~-
 

Ending:
Both Guitars
|------------------
|------------------
|------------------
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-7---
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-7---
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-7---
 

Structure + Lyrics

Intro

Verse

Itís how the hustle goes, see what the jukebox knows.
Put my last quarter on, I play "Authority Song."

Pre-Chorus

Honesty or mystery?
Tell me Iím not scared anymore.
I got no secret purpose, I donít seem obvious do I?

Chorus

I donít seem obvious do I?

Verse

The DJ never has it, J A M C Automatic.
If those were Roy's headphones, you bet he'd play "What Goes On".

Pre-Chorus

Honesty or mystery?
Tell me Iím not scared anymore.
I got no secret purpose, I donít seem obvious do I?

Chorus

I donít seem obvious do I?

Bridge

Oh I'm here, that means something doesn't it?
Oh wonít you dance with me a little bit?
Oh you donít notice, I guess the musicís too loud.

Verse

Itís how the hustle goes, see what the jukebox knows.
Put my last quarter on, I play "Authority Song".

Pre-Chorus

Honesty or mystery?
Tell me Iím not scared anymore.
Say anything you want already Iím not scared anymore.
Honesty or mystery?
Want something else?
Just tell me Iím not scared anymore.
I got no secret purpose, I donít seem obvious do I?

Chorus

I donít seem obvious do I?

Ending