Guitar Tab:Homunculus

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Homunculus
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: G Major
Year: 2006
Tabbed By: jepflast
(standard tuning, heavy distortion)
(there are some small variations throughout the song, but this is the gist)

[Intro]
..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4..
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------7---7-----5-7-----5-7-7-7-5-7--|
+-5---5-----3-5-----3-5-8-5-3-5---5---5-----3-5-----3-5-8-5-3-5--+

[Verse]
..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4..
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4^~~----------------------------4^~~---------------|
|-----5---------------5-------4^~~----5-------------8-8-8---7-7--|
|---------3-3-------------3-3-------------3-3-------6-6-6---5-5--|
+---3---3-----------3---3-----------3---3------------------------+

[Chorus]
..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4..
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---------------7----------------------------------------------|
|-3-------------4-5----------------------------------------------|
+---------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-0-1-2-3-3-3-3-3-0-1-2+

..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2....3.....4....
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------10-10|
|-5---------------7--------------------------------------9-10-10-10-10|
|-3---------------5---------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-8--7-8--8--8--8-|
+-3---------------5---------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-------------------+

[Break]
..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4..
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------6---6-----4-6------------------|
+-5---5-----3-5-----3-5-8-5-3-5---5---5-----3-5-----3-5-8-5-3-5--+


..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4..
+----------------------------------------------------------------+
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------5-------5---5-7^~~---|
|---------------------------------7---7-----5-7-----5-7-5-7^~~---|
|---------------------------------------------7-------7----------|
+-5---5-----3-5-----3-5-8-5-3-5----------------------------------+


[Outtro]
..1...2...3...4...1...2...3...4..
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|--------------------------------|
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|-5------------------------------|
|-5------------------------------|
+-3------------------------------+


Homunculus is by your side
Ungrateful now and he's losing your trust
Your old star map, a disco nap
And when you change, you can't always change back

Your headliner blues got 'em cryin'
It's stuck in your head, and now you're cryin'
Your tiny fake tears that you cry

Your strongest grasp will be eclipsed
The shiny things that you wanted to clip
You took a sip and lost your place
Three mini windows shining back in your face

[repeat chorus]

[repeat first verse]