Time To Pretend - MGMT
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
MGMT - Time To Pretend

email: cooljw89@yahoo.co.uk
tabbed by: James Williamson

standard tuning

[Intro]
e|--------------------------------------|
b|--10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10--|
g|7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-----| x2
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

e|----------------14-14-----------------|
b|-17p15--------------------------------|
g|-------18-16-14-----------------------| x5
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

[Verse 1]
e|--------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------| throughout entire verse until
d|--------------------------------------| "forget about our brothers and
a|----------------------------12--------| our friends".
e|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------|

[Chorus]
e|--------------------------------------|
b|--10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10--|
g|7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-----|
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

e|----------------14-14-----------------|
b|-17p15--------------------------------|
g|-------18-16-14-----------------------|
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

[Bridge]
e|--------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------| until verse 2
d|--------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------12--------|
e|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------|

[Verse 2]
e|--------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------| throughout entire verse until
d|--------------------------------------| "that will be the end".
a|----------------------------12--------|
e|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------|

[Chorus/Outro]
e|--------------------------------------|
b|--10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10--|
g|7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-----|
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

e|----------------14-14-----------------|
b|-17p15--------------------------------|
g|-------18-16-14-----------------------| x12
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

e|----------------14--------------------|
b|-17p15--------------------------------|
g|-------18-16-14-----------------------|
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|

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| p Pull-off

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Tunning: Drop D (D A D G B E)
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TIME TO PRETEND - MGMT
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Tabbed by: Jay Morales
Email: youtube.com/jayseatingworld

Tuning: Drop D

Hey everybody. This is my first tab. I know the song on guitar and piano so I
thought I would make a tab for the guitar.

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10----------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|

If you want to play the left hand an octave lower this is it:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-----7---7---7---7---5---4---5---7-----------|
A|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
-
Now for the right hand:

E|---12--10--9---------14--14------------------|
B|--------------12--10-------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 4
D|---------------------------------------------| Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

Then

E|---12--10--9---------14----------------------|
B|--------------12--10-------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

The guitar (right hand piano) when he begins to sing is this:

E|---10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 4
D|---------------------------------------------| Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

During those 4 times the left hand piano is playing this:

[The above will be played with the below and the below alone then both above and
below together again... I hope that makes sense]

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 8
D|-----0---0---0---7---0---0---0---7-----------| Times
A|---------------------------------------------| (Twice During
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------------| The Right Hand)

Then when he says "This is our decision, to lift fast and die young..."
Play this (right hand piano) (this is the sweet gain)

E|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|
B|---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
-----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------------------|
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-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

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

-----15-15-15-15-15-15-------------------------|
-----17-17-17-17-17-17-------------------------|
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-----------------------------------------------|
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-----14-14-14--17------------------------------|
-----15-15-15--15------------------------------|
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-----------------------------------------------|
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While you are playing this the left hand piano (or the second guitar player) is playing this:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---3333333333333333333333333333333333--------| That is
G|---2222222222222222222222222222222222--------| 34
D|---0000000000000000000000000000000000--------| Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

After the gain the right hand will be playing this again (1:17):

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10----------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-------------| Play
D|-------------------------------------------------| Twice
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|

Or this is if you want it an octave lower:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| Play
D|-----7---7---7---7---5---4---5---7-----------| Twice
A|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

And the left hand or second guitar during this part is this:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------| I counted 10 times
G|---------------------------------------------| Just play it every time
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------| you play the 7 on G string
A|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------| or 5 on A string. ^haha.
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|

Then play the gain again:

E|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|
B|---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
-----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

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

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

-----14-14-14--17------------------------------|
-----15-15-15--15------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
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This is the left hand or second guitar during the gain again:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---3333333333333333333333333333333333--------| That is
G|---2222222222222222222222222222222222--------| 34
D|---0000000000000000000000000000000000--------| Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

Then this again:

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10----------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-------------| Play
D|-------------------------------------------------| Twice
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|

Or this is if you want it an octave lower:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| Play
D|-----7---7---7---7---5---4---5---7-----------| Twice
A|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

And the left hand or second guitar during this part is this:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------| I counted 10 times
G|---------------------------------------------| Just play it every time
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------| you play the 7 on G string
A|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------| or 5 on A string. ^haha.

This will take you to 1:45 where he says "FORGET ABOUT OUR MOTHERS AND OUR
FRIENDS". I am sorry I do not know it. The rest of it is just the above repeated.

I hope this was easy to understand and not confusing.


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| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
| b Bend
| pb Pre-bend
| br Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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Song info
Time To Pretend
MGMT
2001
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • Abstract
  • Alternative Rock
  • Indie Rock
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