Love Is A Deserter Tab - The Kills






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     LOVE IS A DESERTER - The Kills
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Tabbed by: Filip Mesko
Email: filip DOT mesko AT gmail DOT com

Tuning: B F# B E G# C# (Tune to drop D and then tune everything three half-steps lower. 
is to get a low,

bassy tone.)

It starts off with some sort of short mega distorted intro riff, and then the standard 
riff kicks in like

this:

C# |-----------------------------|
G# |-----------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------|
B  |-------7---7-7-7-7-----------|
F# |-----------------------------|
B  |---7-7---7-------------------|

... with slight variations in the higher B-string (still fret 7 though) (the variations 
syncronized with VV's

vocals) for about 14 seconds then this variation comes in a couple of times throughout 
verse:

C# |------------------------------------------|
G# |------------------------------------------|
E  |------------------------------------------|
B  |-------7---7------7---7-7---9-9-----------|
F# |----------------------------------10-10---|
B  |---7-7---7---7-7----7-----7-----7---------|

It keeps going with slight variations until 00:39 when the "Say it again" part starts:

C# |---------------------------------------------|
G# |---------------------------------------------|
E  |---------------------------------------------|
B  |---------------10--10-------------10-9-8-7---|
F# |---------10-13-----------10-13---------------|
B  |---10-10---------10---10-------10------------|

Then it goes back to the standard verse riff at 00:43.

Now comes the "Get the guns out" part at 00:46:

C# |----------------------------------------|
G# |----------------------------------------|
E  |----------------------------------------|
B  |-------------7---7--------7---7-7-7-7---|
F# |--------7-10---------7-10-------7-7-7---|
B  |---7--7--------7---7--------7---7-7-7---|

This is played two times and then:

C# |-------------------------------------------|
G# |-------------------------------------------|
E  |-------------------------------------------|
B  |-------------7---7--------7---7-12-12-12---|
F# |--------7-10---------7-10-------12-12-12---|
B  |---7--7--------7---7--------7---12-12-12---|

Now it is 00:57 and this is played (The lyrics goes "Your love is a deserter"):

C# |--------------------------------------------------|
G# |--------------------------------------------------|
E  |---12-12----------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
B  |---12-12----------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
F# |---12-12--10-10---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
B  |---12-12--10-10---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|

Notice that there should be really fast strumming on the last big lump of 10:s!

Repeat the last two steps one more time, then this one last time:

C# |-------------------------------------------|
G# |-------------------------------------------|
E  |-------------------------------------------|
B  |-------------7---7--------7---7-12-12-12---|
F# |--------7-10---------7-10-------12-12-12---|
B  |---7--7--------7---7--------7---12-12-12---|

Now it is 01:11 and the second verse begins, about the same way as the first one.

At 01:25 the second "Say it again" part begins but this time it is played twice.

At 01:40 the "Get the guns out" part (refrain, that is) comes once more.

Then at 02:01 the whole song stops abruptly and kicks back in at 02:05 with 
this:

C# |---5-5-5-5----------|
G# |---5-5-5-5----------|
E  |---5-5-5-5----------|
B  |-----------7-(7)---| *3 (three times)
F# |-----------7-(7)---|
B  |-----------7-(7)---|

Then:

C# |-----------------------|
G# |-----------------------|
E  |-----------------------|
B  |------------9-9----7---| *1
F# |---(2)(2)(2)----10-----|
B  |----2--2--2------------|

Repeat the last two steps one more time.

Here comes the chorus ("Get the guns out...") again at 02:19.

After that one, this starts at 02:33 ("Yeah, one eye..."):
I am VERY unsure of this part but he plays around on something like this: ?

C# |---------------------|
G# |---------------------|
E  |---4-4-4-4-----------|
B  |---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---| (The fives and threes may be some other way, I cannot hear, sorry.)
F# |---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
B  |---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

Then sort of this synced with the "Uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh, uh..."

C# |----------------------------------------------------|
G# |----------------------------------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------------------12-12-12---|
B  |---10-10-10-12--12--12-12-10-12-(10)-12--12-12-12---|
F# |---10-10-10-12--12--12-12-10-12-(10)-12--12-12-12---|
B  |---10-10-10-12--12--12-12-10-12-(10)-12--12-12-12---|

Repeat the last two steps once and then, at 03:02, the refrain comes again.

Now it is time for the final twist at 03:23:

C# |---------------------|
G# |---------------------|
E  |---------------------|
B  |---------------------| *2
F# |---------------------|
B  |---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

C# |-----------------------------------|
G# |-----------------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------------|
B  |---7--7--5-------7-7-7-7-----------| *2
F# |------------5^6--7-7-7-7-----------|
B  |-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

C# |-----------------------|
G# |-----------------------|
E  |-----------------------|
B  |---7-7-7-5---5-5-5-5---| *2
F# |-----------5-5-5-5-5---|
B  |-------------0-0-0-0---|

C# |-----------------------------------|
G# |-----------------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------------|
B  |---7--7--5-------7-7-7-7-----------|
F# |------------5^6--7-7-7-7-----------|
B  |-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

Thereafter this is played once:

C# |--------------------------------------------------|
G# |--------------------------------------------------|
E  |---12-12----------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
B  |---12-12----------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
F# |---12-12--10-10---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
B  |---12-12--10-10---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|


...and then it ends abruptly with some sort of short air pressure noise.

That's basically it! Please e-mail me with improvements and/or suggestions etc... Hope 
correct and good luck!

| ^  bend
| /  slide up
|   slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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