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nin-the perfect drug guitar tab "The Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails
Track 3 of "Lost Highway" Soundtrack

Transcribed by S'punk

I've been looking at the other submittions of 'The Perfect Drug' and none have them been entirely complete or correct so I took the liberty to submit a complete and correct version.

Normal Tuning
/ - slide
P.M. - palm muting
^ - bend (bend will be stated above the note)

Intro:
e: ------------------------------------------------
B: ------------------------------------------------
G: --333-444-55-------------333-444-55-------------
D: --333-444-55-111-222-33--333-444-55-111-222-33--
A: -------------111-222-33-------------111-222-33--
E: ------------------------------------------------
|P.M............................................|

e: --------------------------------------- |
B: --------------------------------------- |
G: --333-444-55-------------111-222-33---- |
D: --333-444-55-111-222-33--111-222-33-1-- |
A: -------------111-222-33-------------1-- |
E: --------------------------------------- |
|P.M..................................|

Verse 1: (immediatley after Intro finishes)
e: -----------------------------------------------
B: -----------------------------------------------
G: -333-444-55-------------333-444-55-------------
D: -333-444-55-111-222-33--333-444-55-111-222-33--
A: -------------111-222-33------------111-222-33--
E: -----------------------------------------------
P.M..........................................|

e: ---------------------------------------------- |
B: ---------------------------------------------- |
G: -333-444-55-------------111-222-33------------ | play twice
D: -333-444-55-111-222-33--111-222-33-111-222-33- |
A: ------------111-222-33-------------111-222-33- |
E: ---------------------------------------------- |
P.M..........................................|

1st "and I want you..." part:
e: --------------------- |
B: --------------------- |
G: --5--5--5---5//7//9-- |
D: --5--5--5---5//7//9-- | play 4 times
A: --3--3------3//5//7-- |
E: --------4------------ |

First chorus:
e: ------------------------------------- |
B: ------------------------------------- |
G: ------------------------------------- |
D: -4444444444444444/77777777-99999999-- | play only once first
A: -4444444444444444/77777777-77777777-- | chorus
E: -2222222222222222/55555555----------- |

Second verse intro:
e: ----------------------------------------------- |
B: ----------------------------------------------- |
G: -333-444-55-------------333-444-55------------- |
D: -333-444-55-111-222-33--333-444-55-111-222-33-- |
A: ------------111-222-33-------------111-222-33-- |
E: ----------------------------------------------- |
P.M...........................................|

Second verse:
e: -----------------------------------------------
B: -----------------------------------------------
G: -333-444-55-------------333-444-55-------------
D: -333-444-55-111-222-33--333-444-55-111-222-33--
A: -------------111-222-33------------111-222-33--
E: -----------------------------------------------
P.M..........................................|

e: ---------------------------------------------- |
B: ---------------------------------------------- |
G: -333-444-55-------------111-222-33------------ | play twice
D: -333-444-55-111-222-33--111-222-33-111-222-33- |
A: ------------111-222-33-------------111-222-33- |
E: ---------------------------------------------- |
P.M..........................................|

Second "and I want you..." part:
1/2 1/2
e: ---------------------- |
B: ---------------------- |
G: -9^^^^^--9^^^^^^^^^^-- |
D: ---------------------- | play 4 times
A: ---------------------- |
E: ---------------------- |

Second chorus:
e: ------------------------------------- |
B: ------------------------------------- |
G: ------------------------------------- |
D: -4444444444444444/77777777-99999999-- | play 6 times
A: -4444444444444444/77777777-77777777-- |
E: -2222222222222222/55555555----------- |

Interlude before instrumental solo:
(Actually synth, use a harmonizer pedal for best effects)
e: -------------------------------------- |
B: -------------------------------------- |
G: -------------------------------------- | play 8 times
D: --8-8-8-8-8-6/8-8-8-8-8-6/-8-8-8-5/8-- |
A: -------------------------------------- |
E: -------------------------------------- |

During instrumental solo:
e: -------------------------------------------
B: -------------------------------------------
G: --------4----5---------------4----5--------
D: -2-2----4----5--------2-2----4----5--------
A: -2-2------------------2-2------------------
E: -0-0------------------0-0------------------

e: -------------------------------------------
B: -------------------------------------------
G: --------4----5---------------4----5--------
D: -2-2----4----5--------2-2----4----5--------
A: -2-2------------------2-2------------------
E: -0-0------------------0-0------------------

e: -------------------------------------------
B: -------------------------------------------
G: -------------------------------------------
D: -2-2------------------2-2------------------
A: -2-2------------------2-2------------------
E: -0-0------------------0-0------------------

e: ------------------------------------------- |
B: ------------------------------------------- |
G: ------------------------------------------- |
D: -2-2------------------2-2------------------ |
A: -2-2------------------2-2------------------ |
E: -0-0------------------0-0------------------ |

This is where the drum solo comes in. After the solo play this:

Ending, Part 1:
e: --------------------------------------------------------- |
B: --------------------------------------------------------- |
G: --------------------------------------------------------- |
D: -----3-----------5-----6------------3-----1------------8- |
A: ---3-----------1-----1------------3-------1----------8--- |
E: -1-----------1-----1------------1---------1--------6----- |

After Ending, Part 1 is played two times, a keyboard part starts playing in the background. You can play that part on the guitar like this:

Ending, Part 2:
e: -16--15-----8-10-11--18--16--15---13----11-- |
B: -13--13-----5--7--8--15--13--13---10-----8-- |
G: -------------------------------------------- |
D: -------------------------------------------- |
A: -------------------------------------------- |
E: -------------------------------------------- |

Play this and Part 1 together a few times, and then play just Part 2 twice.

That's it!


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