Tame Impala

Why Won't They Talk To Me?

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Why Won't They Talk To Me?

	  		                      Tame Impala - Why Won't They Talk to Me? 
                           from their 2012 album Lonerism 

Intro: 
The synth makes weird noises using 
this note. It's not very important 
to the song, but here it is anyway: 
e|-10----------------| 
B|-------------------| 
G|-------------------| 
D|-------------------| 
A|-------------------| 
E|-------------------| 


Chords come in: 
Synth: 
e|-5----5----| 
B|-7----5----| 
G|-7----5----| x4 
D|-7----7----| 
A|-5----7----| 
E|------5----| 


Pre-Verse: 
"Out of the zone, trying to see, I'm so alone, nothing for me" 
Synth: 
e|-10---------9----12----| 
B|-12--------10----14----| 
G|-12--------11----14----| 
D|-12--------11----14----| 
A|-10---------9----12----| 
E|-----------------------| 


Verse: 
"I guess I'll go home, try to be sane, try to pretend, none of it happened, 
Oh, this old tree, lonely old me, whoops-a-daisy, I thought I was happy" 
Acoustic guitar: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x2 
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 

Synth - the synth just sustains the chords an octave higher than the acoustic guitar: 
e|-10-------------------------------9----| 
B|-12------------------------------10----| 
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x2 
D|-12------------------------11----11----| 
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----| 
E|---------------------------------------| 


Synth melody part: 
Synth: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-------------5/8--7--5/7---------------5--/8--/10\7--5/7---------| 
G|-4-------/7---------------6--4--/7------------------------6-/7.--| 
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 

Acoustic guitar: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x2 
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 

Synth: 
e|-10-------------------------------9----| 
B|-12------------------------------10----| 
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x2 
D|-12------------------------11----11----| 
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----| 
E|---------------------------------------| 


Intro chords again: 
Synth: 
e|-5----5----| 
B|-7----5----| 
G|-7----5----| x4 
D|-7----7----| 
A|-5----7----| 
E|------5----| 


Pre-Verse: 
"Out of the zone, now that I see, I don't need them and they don't need me" 
Synth: 
e|-10---------9----12----| 
B|-12--------10----14----| 
G|-12--------11----14----| 
D|-12--------11----14----| 
A|-10---------9----12----| 
E|-----------------------| 


Verse: 
"I guess I'll go home, try to be sane, try to pretend, none of it happened, 
Destined to be lonely old me, whoops-a-daisy, I thought I was happy" 
Acoustic guitar: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x2 
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 

Synth: 
e|-10-------------------------------9----| 
B|-12------------------------------10----| 
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x2 
D|-12------------------------11----11----| 
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----| 
E|---------------------------------------| 


Chorus: 
"Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
Thought I was happy, 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
Thought I was happy, 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
Thought I was happy, 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
(why-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy?), 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?" 
Acoustic guitar: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x10 
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 

Synth: 
e|-10-------------------------------9----| 
B|-12------------------------------10----| 
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x10 
D|-12------------------------11----11----| 
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----| 
E|---------------------------------------| 


Bridge: 
Synth: 
e|-10-------------------------------9----| 
B|-12------------------------------10----| 
G|-12------------------------11----11----| 
D|-12------------------------11----11----| 
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----| 
E|---------------------------------------| 


Vocals enter: 
"But I don't really care 'bout it anyway, 
I wouldn't listen to a word any of 'em say, 
They just talk about themselves all day, 
One day I'll be a star and they'll be sorry" 
Synth: 
e|-----10---10-------10---10-------12---12-------12---12---| 
B|-----12---12-------12---12-------14---14-------14---14---| 
G|-----12---12-------12---12-------14---14-------14---14---| x4 
D|-----12---12-------12---12-------14---14-------14---14---| 
A|-10--10---10---10--10---10---12--12---12---12--12---12---| 
E|---------------------------------------------------------| 

This vocal melody is so good that I had to tab it out 
Play each note as each word/syllable is sung: 
"But I don't really care 'bout it anyway" 
e|------------------------------------| 
B|------------------------------------| 
G|------------------------------------| 
D|-12-11-12-11-12-14--12-11-9-11-9----| 
A|------------------------------------| 
E|------------------------------------| 

"I wouldn't listen to a word any of 'em say" 
e|------------------------------------------| 
B|------------------------------------------| 
G|------------------------------------------| 
D|-11-11-12-11-12-11-12-14--12-11-9-11-9----| 
A|------------------------------------------| 
E|------------------------------------------| 

"They just talk about themselves all day" 
e|-------------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------------| 
G|-------------------------------------| 
D|-11-12-11-12-11-12-14--12--9-11-9----| 
A|-------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------| 

"One day I'll be a star and they'll be sorry" 
e|-----------------------------------| 
B|-----------------------------------| 
G|-----------------------------------| 
D|-12-11-12-11-12-14--12-11-11--9----| 
A|-----------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------| 


Acoustic Chorus: 
"Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?" 
Acoustic guitar: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x4 
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 


Chorus: 
"Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me? 
(Why-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy-hy?), 
Ahhh-ahhh, why won't they talk to me?" 
Acoustic guitar: 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| x6 
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 

Synth: 
e|-10-------------------------------9----| 
B|-12------------------------------10----| 
G|-12------------------------11----11----| x6 
D|-12------------------------11----11----| 
A|-10-------------------------9-----9----| 
E|---------------------------------------| 

End with synth arpeggiator noise. 


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

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