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Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
                           from their 2012 album Lonerism


Intro:
Bass tabbed for guitar:
e|-----------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--3--3--3--|

Keyboard:
e|----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------|

Pause:
"It feels like I..."


Chorus:
"...only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
Since the synth just holds the 3 chords, I add in a rhythm to the strumming like this:
    A chord diagramFF major       A chord diagramC majorC major      A chord diagramG+G minor
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x4
A chord diagramD MajorD|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|

Verse:
"I know that you think you sound silly when you call my name"
   A chord diagramD MajorD minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...(my name),
But I hear it inside my head all day"
   A chord diagramCmaj7Cmaj7
e|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramBB|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramG+G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"When I realise I'm just holding onto the hope that..."
   A chord diagramD MajorD minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...maybe your feelings don't show"
   A chord diagramG+G major                                  A chord diagramG+G minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramBB|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11--|
A chord diagramG+G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"It feels like I only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
    A chord diagramFF major       A chord diagramC majorC major      A chord diagramG+G minor
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x4
A chord diagramD MajorD|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|


Verse:
"Seed of all this indecision isn't..."
   A chord diagramD MajorD minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...me, oh no,
'Cause I decided long ago, but..."
   A chord diagramCmaj7Cmaj7
e|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramBB|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramG+G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...that's the way it seems to go when trying so hard to get to something..."
   A chord diagramD MajorD minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|

"...real,
It feels"
   A chord diagramG+G major                                  A chord diagramG+G minor
e|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramBB|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11--|
A chord diagramG+G|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--12--12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--10--10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
"It feels like I only go backwards, darling,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
    A chord diagramFF major       A chord diagramC majorC major      A chord diagramG+G minor
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x4
A chord diagramD MajorD|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|


Outro:

Chorus:
"It feels like I only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
It feels like we only go backwards, darling
It feels like I only go backwards, baby,
Every part of me says "go ahead",
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again,
Feels like we only go backwards, darling"
    A chord diagramFF major       A chord diagramC majorC major      A chord diagramG+G minor
e|--8---8---8--8--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramBB|-10--10--10-10--8---8---8--8-11--11--11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11-|
A chord diagramG+G|-10--10--10-10--9---9---9--9-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-| x8
A chord diagramD MajorD|-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-12--12--12-12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--8---8---8--8-10--10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------8---8---8--8-------------------------------------|

A chord diagramA augmentedA guitar with weird effects on it comes in
and plays these root notes behind the chords:
e|-----------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------| x8
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------15--------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-13----------15--------|

End with echoed delay.


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| /   slide up
|    slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| .   staccato
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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