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Sabotage

The Beastie Boys

 

Underlined lyrics = Band yells in unison

 

Intro:

/ Ab5 - - - / x2 (Drum hits on the 1)

/ Ab5 - - - / x4 (Lots of hits)

 

Ab5 (4)

I can't stand it, I know you planned it

I'mma set it straight, this Watergate

I can't stand rockin' when I'm in here

'Cause your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear

 

Ab5 (4)

So while you sit back and wonder why

I got this frickin' thorn in my side

Oh my god, it's a mirage

I'm tellin' y'all, it's sabotage

 

/ Ab5 - - - / x4 (Lots of hits)

 

So, so, so, so listen up, 'cause you can't say nothin'

You'll shut me down with a push of your button

But, yo, I'm out and I'm gone

I'll tell you now, I keep it on and on

 

Gorgeous melodic solo:

/ (n.c.) - - - / x4

 

Ab5 (4)

'Cause what you see, you might not get

And we can bet, so don't you get souped yet

Scheming on a thing, that's a mirage

I'm trying to tell you now, it's sabotage

 

/ Ab5 - - - / x3 (Lots of hits)

/ Ab5 - (hold) - / (fermata)

 

Breakdown:

/ Ab5 - - - / x4 (bass only)

/ Ab5 - - - / x8 (full band)

Why????????    Our backs are now against the wall

 

Ab5 (4, lots of hits)

Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage

Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage

Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage

Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage

 

Ab5 (4)

I can't stand it, I know you planned it

I'mma set it straight, this Watergate

But I can't stand rockin' when I'm in this place

Because I feel disgrace because you're all in my face

 

Ab5 (4)

But make no mistakes and switch up my channel

I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle

What could it be, it's a mirage

You're scheming on a thing, that's sabotage

 

/ Ab5 - (hold) - / (Lots of hits)

 

End


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.