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+3   February 23 2002, 12:00 am by force_180 |
Love this song. The cords sound great.
+4   March 5 2002, 12:00 am by hickman1502 |
right on target. this song is beautiful, and this is an awesome tab. nice
+3   March 7 2002, 12:00 am by Yates_009 |
I think the original song is played on piano, so this
is a hell of a transcription. Good job.
+1   March 14 2002, 12:00 am by mattborle |
sweet tab man! this is truly a beautiful song
+2   March 16 2002, 12:00 am by kakarutsu |
Great tab; however, I have a modification for the bridge. It sounds like it goes Am G/B C Dm Am D C D F G
April 3 2002, 12:00 am by billyfrank |
very nice job. good impovemnet at the bridge, Kukuretsu. Also, nice to throw in Gsus for G now and ten for interest. Also might throw ni a Dsus after the D in the bridge. Overall, a nice lttle song to have in one's repertoire.
April 15 2002, 12:00 am by flip_mode17 |
wowthank dude great tab...this is like my favorite song!
May 1 2002, 12:00 am by outsider |
great tab man one of my favorite songs sounds great and it is played on piano
May 2 2002, 12:00 am by guitar_gal88 |
This is great! I've been looking around for this song for ages! Job well done!
May 14 2002, 12:00 am by Edsbored |
!!!!u took my breath away!!!!
May 15 2002, 12:00 am by Guitar Meisert |
Great job, this sounds awesome. I play it with my mom, her on the piano. Sounds like the real thing.
May 18 2002, 12:00 am by Rach |
this is prefect well done!!!!
September 10 2002, 12:00 am by jrhornet042 |
what is the strumming pattern for this song?
September 11 2002, 12:00 am by jomoonly |
your chords are very close but still are wrong and so affect the sound of the song i have the sheet music for this particular piece and it is as follows C,G5,Am7,Fsus2
when you reach the chorus it should read
C,G5, Am7, F when it progresses to "inside of me" it goes as follows, F, C, G/B, Am7.. very close to what you put but still affects it... good ear better luck next time
January 4 2003, 12:00 am by vortecv6man |
Just a suggestion,

"It may sound absurd (C) ..but don't be naive(try a C/B instead of G)"

"I may be disturbed(C)..but won't you concede(B/C)"

It sounds a little closer
January 4 2003, 12:00 am by vortecv6man |
B/C on the first one.
Can tab ..not type
February 25 2003, 12:00 am by phantom004 |
I hope it's right or I fail my music prac.
October 8 2004, 12:00 am by josephde |
goto thier website. they put the chords on there. These are almost right, but they use Fsus for instance, and a few other minor things.
February 13 2005, 12:00 am by Shilo Zaba |
dude. this is so damn good! Beautifully done! I love this song and it's cool that you got this done!
July 29 2005, 12:00 am by FaceMan_98? |
Awesome i'm doing this song for my senior graduation!
July 23 2006, 08:54 am by buzzer2607 |
whoa man this is gr8 i love this song, heard it on smallville gr8 song and gr8 tab well done dude!!!
August 7 2006, 10:09 am by elisa92 |
someone else has just tabbed the same chords!
August 7 2006, 10:48 am by elisa92 |
who like smalville here? i LOVE smallville and i cant get enough of it! anyway great tab! i love this song to;)
August 23 2006, 08:38 am by greia |
I do!
February 9 2007, 06:18 pm by PurelyCanadian |
Josephde is correct, they put tabs to their song on their website ( This is one of the songs they have on there, so if you want the correct version go to that. This is a good try, still sounds good unless you listen to the right way. Good job, still.
February 6 2008, 06:43 pm by spm1 |
Would anyone be able to suggest a good strum pattern for this song? Thanks
June 13 2009, 09:03 pm by Maddi C |
great tab, I'm only a beginner and learning so it helps to have tabs like these, thanks mate (i'm an australian) haha oh and whats the strumming pattern?
August 2 2009, 05:15 pm by TitaniumGene |
December 18 2009, 03:53 pm by lblovej |
Nice!! Good ear! Song sound right with these chords. Nice Job!!!
October 2 2010, 07:11 pm by jonnnes |

the chords are great, but he plays Fmaj7 instead of F in the guitar version, have a look, but great work.
October 2 2010, 07:13 pm by jonnnes |

according to the video he plays a fmaj7 in the unplugged guitar version, as it is John Ondrasik himself, i believe it- but great work though.
April 25 2013, 06:41 pm by vprism |
i learned this on piano a long time ago. these chords are right on the money :)
July 1 2013, 11:19 pm by bigbossnico |
great man!!
July 23 2013, 09:19 pm by guitarooo |
Looks good! Try it with capo on 1. Might be pleasantly surprised.
September 13 2013, 12:34 pm by LalaHachi |
It actually ends like this, there's more to it:

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

Inside of me, inside of me, yeah
Inside of me, inside of me

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for a dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
And it's not easy, it's not easy to be me
November 22 2014, 11:17 pm by Meley |
try with capo 3.. I don't know, it sounds good to me hahaha
July 13 2015, 09:10 am by pusegull |
Thank you so, so much! This is perfect for me. I decided to learn this after they played a cover of it by my cousin in his own funeral last week. It means the world to me!
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