Tab: "Professional Victim" by Glen Phillips
Transcribed by michael a. mazur

Capo II

Intro: the last two notes here (in parenthesis) are sometimes played
       and are sometimes replaced with strumming the Asus4 chord...

   G     D/F#        D/B      Asus4
|-----------------|----------------------|
|--3--3--3--3--3--|--------3--3----------|
|--0--0--2--2--0--|--------2--2----------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--|-----0-----2----------|
|--2-----0--------|--2--------0-(-2--0-)-|
|--3-----2--------|----------------------|


G D/F# D/B Asus4   (x4)

Verse:

        G         D/F#         G       D/F#        D/B   Asus4
well it took five neighbors to get him through the hall

             G     D/F#               G       D/F#      D/B  Asus4
and down the three flights of stairs, out the buildings door

  G                      D(sus2)                 D/B  Asus4
i know that it's easy to say that it couldn't be worse

              G       D/F#      G            D/F#
but now she's in her apartment alone for the first time

          D/B  Asus4
since the last jerk


Chorus:

Em*                            D            A(sus4)
once you let 'em get to you it never washes off

       Em*
'cause they can smell the weak ones and just

D            A      G      A
pick you off like a pigeon

    D                 Em       G        A
and each one is worse than the last one until

G           D/F#      D/B  Asus4
you're a professional victim

   Em*
|---------------------------|
|--0---------0--0--2--2--3--|
|--0------2--0--0--0--0--0--| Guitar plays this measure where
|--2/4\2--2--2--2--2--2--2--| marked by an asterisk above
|--2/4\2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
|--0---------0--0--0--0--0--|


Verse:

you get everything backwards just learning how to survive
treat the little wounds first, let the big ones fester for life
you've done it enough that you think you know what you need
but it doesn't get any better when you've got such a knack

        D/B Asus4       Bm  Asus4
for the bad seed... the bad seed


Chorus:

once you let 'em get to you it never washes off
'cause they can smell the weak ones and just
pick you off like a pigeon
and each one is worse than the last one until
you're a professional victim


Bridge:

G
and if you take a look

                D
you can see the cracks

             A
in the story told

                C
where the logic lacks


all the pretty girls

               G
and the stupid boys

                 A(sus4)
make the same mistakes


until they got no choice


G D/F# D/B Asus4 (x4)


Chorus:

once you let 'em get to you it never washes off
'cause they can smell the weak ones and just
pick you off like a pigeon
and each one is worse than the last one until
you're a professional victim
you're a professional victim
you're a professional victim