Tab: "It Takes Time (Demo Version)" by Glen Phillips
Transcribed by michael a. mazur


Guitar 1 is a nylon string acoustic
Guitar 2 is a bass guitar, very distorted
Guitar 3 is an electric guitar
Guitar 4 is an electric piano, arranged for guitar

all guitars are tuned down 1/2 step.

Intro: Drums... Guitar 3 fades in and sustains an Em (xxx98x)

Verse: Guitar 3 holds the Em throughout. Guitars 1 and 2 play the
       fills as indicated. Chords names are primarily implied by
       the bass and keyboards.

Em
water's getting deeper
and i can't feel my feet

  Cmaj7 (Guitar 1 w/ Fill 1)
i keep on bailing buckets
but it flows right back to me

    Em            * (Guitar 2 w/ Fill 2)
and everything is in its place
the children are asleep

        Cmaj7 (Guitar 1 w/ Fill 1)
but the water's getting deeper

    Emadd9
and i can't feel my feet


|------7----|
|-----8-----|
|----9------| Fill 1
|--10-------|
|-----------|
|-----------|


          Fill 2... about this... it's more noise than anything
|-------| well defined. i find that by scratching the low E string
|-------| with a fingernail between the nut and the first fret and
|-------| then pulling off to the open string, it sounds pretty
|////0--| good. so that's what this is supposed to represent.



Chorus: Guitars 1 and 2 play the two measures below four times, but
        the fourth time, Guitar 1 replaces the second measure (Em7)
        with the last measure (Em7 B7).

     Am(add9)
||-------------------------------------------------|
||-----------1--1-----1--1----------1--1-----1--1--|
||*----------4--4-----4--4----------4--4-----4--4--| Guitar 1
||*--0h2-----------2--------0h2-----------2--------|
||---0----0-----------------0----0-----------------|
||-------------------------------------------------|
||                                                 |
||-------------------------------------------------|
||*------------------------------------------------| Guitar 2
||*------------------------------------------------|
||-\5--------7--8-----------7-------3--------------|


   Em7
|-------------------------------------------------||
|----------0--0-----0--0----------0--0-----0--0---||
|----------4--4-----4--4----------4--4-----4--4--*|| Guitar 1
|----------0--0-----0--0----------0--0-----0--0--*||
|--0h2-----------2--------0h2-----------2---------||
|--0----0-----------------0----0------------------||
|                                                 ||
|-------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------*|| Guitar 2
|------------------------------------------------*||
|--0----------------------------------------------||


   Em7                    B7
|---------------------------------------|
|----------0--0-----0--0----------0--0--|
|----------4--4-----4--4----------2--2--| Guitar 1
|----------0--0-----0--0----------------|
|--0h2-----------2--------0h2--2--------|
|--0----0-------------------------------|



Am(add9)    Em7              Am(add9)
              how am i gonna make time

Em7                  Am(add9)
    oh this is gonna take time

Em7                Am(add9)    Em7  B7
    how am i gonna make time


Verse:

everything seems different
and the colors all look strange
and light comes down in shafts here
underneath the waves
and everything is put away
and the children are asleep

        *(Guitar 1 w/ Fill 1)
but the water's getting deeper
and i can't feel my feet


Chorus: Same as before, except that Guitar 2 plays the two measures
        below the fourth time instead of what it played before.

how am i gonna make time
oh this is gonna take time
how am i gonna make time


|----------------|-----------|
|----------------|-----------| Guitar 2
|----------------|-----------|
|\5--7--8--7--3--|--0-----2--|

Bridge: Guitars tacet. Chords are implied by keyboard and bass.

Em/G
i am provider

    Em/F#
the providence has been swayed

    Cmaj7
and by design

B7
nothing is ever the same

Em (Guitar 1 w/ Fill 3)
i thought that time

Cadd9
had only one way to go

G
learn how to swim

B7         B7/F#
but not to breathe in the water

  Em       Cadd9   G
|------3--|-----|--------|
|-----0---|-----|-----0--|
|----0----|-----|----0---| Fill 3
|---2-----|-----|---0----|
|--2------|-----|--2-----|
|---------|-----|--------|


Chorus: Same as the first chorus

how am i gonna make time
oh this is gonna take time
how am i gonna make time


Ending: Guitar 4 (electric piano arranged for guitar) repeats
        the part below. At the very end, Guitar 1 takes over
        with the last part below.

     Em7
||------------------0---||
||------------0--3------||
||*--4-----4-----------*|| Guitar 4
||*-----2--------------*||
||----------------------||
||----------------------||


* (Guitar 2 w/ Fill 4)
    i can't feel my feet

|----------| Fill 4 (again... lots of noise here. try sliding
|----------| with a pick...)
|----------|
|--12\3p0--|


  * (Guitar 2 makes a little more noise, ending on a low E note)
i can't feel my feet



|--0---||---0---0---0---0----||
|--0---||---0---0---0---0----||
|--12--||*--0---0---0---12--*|| Guitar 1 (repeat until end)
|--14--||*--14--14--14--14--*||
|------||--------------------||
|------||--------------------||