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Fall Line

Jack Johnson

from the album On and On released in 2003

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Lyrics

Intro

D

Verse

D And by the way you know hope will make you strange Make you blink, make you blink, make you sink G It will make you afraid of change And often blame the box with the view of the world D And the ones who feel the flame I turn it up and then I turn it off Because I can't stand when they start to talk about The hurting and killing, and shoes that we're filling The damage and ruin and the things that we're doing, gotta We gotta stop, we gotta turn it all off, we gotta Rewind and start it up again because

Chorus

A (with riff) We fell across the fault line G Ain't nothing sacred anymore D G6 D G6 Nah nah nah, nah nah... Somebody saw him jump, yeah, but nobody saw slip, I guess he Lost a lot of hope and then he lost his grip, but now he's Lyin' in the freeway in the middle of this mess I guess we lost another one, just like the other one Energetic, apathetic version of another person Check out his outsides, there ain't nothin' in there He fell across the fault line Ain't nothing sacred anymore Nah nah nah, nah nah...

Notes & Tabs

Basic Chords

Nice and simple, here you go. Note the G6, a nice and easy chord used at the end of the chorus.

e-|----2----3----0----|----0----
B-|----3----3----2----|----0----
G-|----2----0----2----|----0----
D-|----0----0----2----|----0----
A-|---------2----0----|----2----
E-|---------3---------|----3----
       D    G    A         G6 

Chorus Riff

This is the A-riff played during the chorus. I recommend barring the 2nd fret with your index finger, and using either your pinky or ring finger to play the changing base note on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th fret.

e-|-------------------------------------------------------------   --0--   
B-|-----2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2--   --0--   
G-|-----2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2------2---2-2-2-- → --0-- →  ...
D-|--2--2---2-2-2---4--4---4-4-4---5--5---5-5-5---4--4---4-4-4--   --0--  
A-|-----0--------------0--------------0--------------0----------   --2--  
E-|-------------------------------------------------------------   --3--  
        A/E            A/F#           A/G            A/F#            G 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| D . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |

Verse

"And by the way you know hope will make you strange..."
| D . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |
| G . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |

Chorus

"We fell across the fault line..."
| A/E . . . | A/F# . . . | A/G . . . | A/F# . . . |
| G   . . . |  .   . . . |  .  . . . |  .   . . . |
| D   . . . |  G6  . . . |  D  . . . |  G6  . . . |

Song Info

Song: Fall Line
Artist: Jack Johnson
Album: On and On
Year: 2003
Label: The Moonshine Conspiracy Records

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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