Aerosmith — Livin On The Edge (tab)

Dropped-D tuning                             h = hammer-on    p = pull-off
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b = bend note r = release bend


_INTRO_________________________________________________________________________

D5
e+-----------0h2p0-------0---------|-----------0h2p0-------0---------|
B+-----3-----------3-------3-----3-|-----3-----------3-------3-----3-|
G+---------------------------0h2---|---------------------------0h2---|
d+-0-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
A+---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D+---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[repeat]


_VERSE 1_______________________________________________________________________

D5 [w/Intro pattern]
there`s something wrong with the world today, I don`t know what it is
Bm A5
something`s wrong with our eyes
D5 [w/Intro pattern]
we`re seeing things in a different way, and God knows it ain`t His
Bm
it sure ain`t no surprise (yeah!)


_PSEUDO-CHORUS_________________________________________________________________


Chorus Pattern (use this many times throughout the song):
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------7--7--7--7--9b11r9b10r9-7-|-------7--7--7--7--9b11r9--------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(or something like that...) :-)


D5 [w/chorus pattern]
we`re Livin` On The Edge

Livin` On The Edge
A# G/B
Livin` On The Edge
D5
Livin` On The Edge


_VERSE 2_______________________________________________________________________

[w/Intro pattern]
there`s something wrong with the world today, the lightbulb`s gettin` dim
there`s meltdown in the sky
if you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin
then mister you`re a better man than I
[feedback!]


_CHORUS________________________________________________________________________

D5 [w/chorus pattern]
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself from falling)

Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself at all)
A# G/B
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t stop yourself from falling)
D5
Livin` On The Edge


_BRIDGE________________________________________________________________________

[F#5]
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------2---------|-----------------------2---------|
|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4/--|
|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4/--|
tell me what you think about your situation, complication, aggravation


[B5] (w/Fill 1 first time around, then Fill 2 second time)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------7---------|-----------------------7---------|
|-----------------------7---------|-----------------------7---------|
|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9-7-|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9--|
|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9-7-|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9--|
it`s getting to you


[F#5]
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------2---------|-----------------------2---------|
|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4---|
|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4---|
if Chicken Little tells you that the sky is fallin, even if it wasn`t

G5
would you still come crawling back again?
A5
I bet you would, my friend
A#
again and again and again and again and again


FILL 1:
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----9b10r9---7-9b10r9----7-9-7-|
|-----------------7b9-----7-------|---7-9b11r9---7-9b11r9----7-9-7-|
|---------------------------------|-9-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


FILL 2:
|---------------------------------|------------------------------7-|
|---------------------------------|-----9-9-9b10r9b10r9b10r9-----7-|
|-----------------7b9-----7-------|---7-9-9-9b11r9b11r9b11r9-7------|
|---------------------------------|-9--------------------------9----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


_______________________________________________________________________________

[Guitar Solo]

[Repeat BRIDGE]


_VERSE 3_______________________________________________________________________

there`s something right with the world today,
and everybody knows it`s wrong
well we could tell `em no, we could let it go
but I would rather be hangin` on!

[pause]

[Repeat CHORUS]


_OUTRO_________________________________________________________________________

A# A5
Livin` On The Edge
G5 F5
Livin` On The Edge
E5 D#5
Livin` On The Edge

yeah, yeah, yeah...
D5 (hold for four measures)



This pattern is repeated in the background from here on:

|---------17--------------17------|
|-15--------------15--------------|
|-----14------14------14------14--|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

A# G5 F5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself from falling)
D5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself at all)
A# G/B F5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t stop yourself from falling)
D5
Livin` On The Edge
A# G/B F5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself) (you can`t help yourself)
D5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself at all)
A# A5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself) (you can`t help yourself)
G5 F5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself) (you can`t help yourself)
E5 D#5
Livin` On The Edge (you can`t help yourself from falling)
D5
Livin` On The Edge, yeah, yeah...


|-----6-----------|-----5-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7b8-(hold)------|-8r7-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


|------10---------|------8----------|-----6-----------|-----5-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-9b11-(hold)-----|-11r9------------|-7b8-(hold)------|-8r7-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


_______________________________________________________________________________

I didn`t include the guitar solo because all the little nuances (bend here,
use slide here, bend-and-release here, etc.) make it a bitch to get into
ASCII notation. It`s fairly simple to play if you can get the hang of
using a slide on and off (easier said than done!). I`m not sure if my
"b" and "r" notation is standard, so if you don`t understand, feel
free to drop me a line and I will clarify myself.


D5 Bm A5 A# G5 F5 E5 D#5 G/B
|---------2------------------------------------------------3--|
|--3------3-------------3-----(8)----(6)----(5)----(4)-----3--|
|--2------4------2------3-----(7)----(5)----(4)----(3)-----0--|
|--0------4------2------3------5------3------2------1------0--|
|--0------2------0------1------5------3------2------1------2--|
|------------------------------5------3------2------1---------|