"I'm Afraid I'm Not Supposed To Be Like This" by Waterdeep From "Sink or Swim" and "Live at the New Earth" Written by Lori Chaffer in the Fall of 1996 Copyright © 1997 Hey Ruth Music (BMI) waterdeep.com waterdeep.net awakeningrecords.com Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net Drop-tuned 3 half-steps from standard (C# instead of E). It's picked, not strummed. Let it be known that I highly recommend just playing this song standard-tuned in Em. Drop-tuning that much can cause permanent damage to your guitar, in addition to making strings more likely to break. Guitars are designed to constantly have a certain amount of string tension. Too much or too little tension, especially for extended periods, can warp the neck of the guitar. Usually heavier gauge strings are use for a "slack-tuned" guitar such as this, so that the string tension is closer to what it would be standard-tuned with your normal strings. But an additional warning, if you put on strings that are too large, you can also damage the nut ("zeroth fret") of your guitar. (I broke a piece of the nut off of a nice guitar once, simply by putting on medium gauge strings; the low E string was too large for the groove in the nut.) So again, I highly recommend simply playing this song in E instead of retuning to C sharp. You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk. INTRO: 07998x Em (C#m if you drop-tune, etc.) 79900x B? 07998x Em 07998x Em 79900x B? 07998x Em VERSE 1 ("well i'm afraid that..."): 07998x Em 79900x B? 07998x Em 07998x Em 79900x B? 07998x Em x0222x A x2xxxx /B x32010 C REPEAT INTRO VERSE 2 CHORUS ("i have been seated..."): 3x000x G 2x000x G/F# 0x200x Em x0221x Am x2424x B7 3x000x G 2x000x G/F# 0x200x Em x32010 C x21202 B7 (note different fingering) REPEAT INTRO, etc. Transcribed 10/22/1999 by T-rev More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ well i'm afraid that i'm not supposed to be like this like i was born in a land where no serpent hissed and i have waited a long time for Your kiss well i have felt that they'd all take offense at me and so a fence i have built to protect the seed but all the bricks will secure its mortality i have been seated in circles and stood in disgrace at the noted intention to be in place and i have seen that one man saved the human race but it took His life and it took His faith i have risen from ashes and fed on flames but even so i still fear i have played a game and it seems no one else is as sick and depraved i have risen from ashes and fed on flames but even so i still fear i have played a game and it seems no one else is as sick and depraved i have heard that i'm not supposed to be this way and still the stones that are lifted fall down to stay but i keep doubting and think one will strike my face He's been promising me something more than pain where the cost is grace and my loss is gain and i have chosen because there is no other way i either wallow in shame or humble myself and be saved and be saved
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