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Artist: Coheed and Cambria
Track: "When Skeletons Live"
Album: The Year of the Black Rainbow
Tuning: e Flat
v 2.0

Tabbed by Larry Jones

This is the second version of this tab.  I reworked my original version after I watched
the live video (provided directly below for your viewing pleasure).  Also, I have
provided a link below to my Youtube video in which I play it.  I believe this to
be an extremely accurate tab.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAsbRbn_Jw (Live Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX-J8ygIu7Q (My Cover)

Key:
/ - slide
. - palm mute
p - pull off
h - hammer on
~ - let ring
b - bend to sound like the following note
r - release bend
* - natural harmonic
v - vibrato


Intro: (0:08 - 0:19)

Claudio Main Riff: x 1

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb---------------5-------------------------------5----------------------|
Db---7-6---7-6-----7-6-5/3-0-3-5p0---7-6---7-6-----7-6-5/3-0-3-5p0------|
Ab-5-----5-----5-------------------5-----5-----5------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-----7p5---7p5---8-10-10p0---------7p5---7p5---8-10-10p0--------------|
Ab---8-----8-----8-8-8--8-p0-------8-----8-----8-8-8--8-p0--------------|
Eb-6-----------------------------6--------------------------------------|

Travis Intro Lead: x 1

eb-5/8~----------------------------10/5~--------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb-8--5h8-5-3~--------------8-5h8-5-3-1-0-------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------3-------------------------15--|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|


1st Verse: (0:19 - 0:52)

"She wheezes out her dying wish, come closer one more moment one more kiss
And I love her I give her all I can
Her body sings, her heat release the curtain swings this time she leaves
I will remember all shes done for me below
I forgot that I'm not ready to let her go"


Claudio Main Riff: x 2
Claudio Alt. Main Riff: x 1


The last time through the first verse, Claudio switches up the riff as shown below:

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------5-----------------------|
Db----6h7--6--5--3-0-3p0----7-6-5-3/---7--5h6h7---7p5-------------------|
Ab-55--------------------55---------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-----7p5---7p5---8-10-10p0---------7p5---7p5---8-10-10p0--------------|
Ab---8-----8-----8-8-8--8-p0-------8-----8-----8-8-8--8-p0--------------|
Eb-6-----------------------------6--------------------------------------|

Travis Verse Lead: x 2

Travis doesn't play a lead over the first bar of the verse

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-6--5--6--5--6------------6--5--6--5--6-------------------------------|
Gb-7--5--7--5--7------------7--5--7--5--7-------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-7------------------------7-------------------------------------------|
Ab---10-8-8p7-5---------------10-8-8p7-5--------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

1st Pre-Chorus: (0:52 - 1:03)

"As all time moves, you'll be riddled without
You'll moan to pull through, the love is dangerous"

Claudio Pre-Chorus 1: x 1

eb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-101010-10-10/-----------888--8-8-/888888p7----101010--10-10/-----------888--8-8---------------|
Eb-8-8-8--8--8-/-----------666--6-6--------------8-8-8---8--8-/-----------866--6-6-0-3-5-6-5-3-5-|

Travis Pre-Chorus Lead: x 1

eb------------8b10r8-------------------------------------------8b10r8---------13b15--15r13p10-13~|
Bb---------10--------10~----------8h10p8h10p8~--------------10--------10-------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------10----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

1st Chorus: (1:03 - 1:26)

"When skeletons live inside your closets they convince
you'll feel that no one will kill us, sing our songs
the truth is relevant but not for long, cause love is our"

Claudio Chorus: x 2

eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-7777777777777777-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-5555555555555555-88888888-----8-----5555555555555555-7----4----7---10----7----10---|
Eb------------------66666666-5/6---6-0-3333333333333333-5-00-5-00-5-0-8--00-8-00-8--0-|
							  ..   ..   .    ..   ..    .

Travis Chorus Lead: x 2

eb-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
Bb-----6-----8-----------8-----6-------6-----8-----------8-----6--------------------|
Gb-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7--------------------------------------------------|
Db---------------------------------8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-----5-----6-----8-----6-----5-------5-----5-----8-----6-----5--------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Post-Chorus: (1:26 - 1:36)

"Down fall
Oh, I'm sorry this life calls out everything
Leaves you to scrounge for nothing"

Claudio: x 2

eb---------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------------------------|
Db---7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0---------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------------------------|
Eb-------------------3-6-5-1-------------------------|

Travis: x 2

eb---------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------|
Gb---7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0---------------------------------|
Db-------------------5-8-7-3-------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------------------------|
Eb---------------------------------------------------|


2nd Verse: (1:36 - 1:58

"Theres no chance to chime in, whats been broken can't be fenced
so the past remains the past until present
a cradles waste, the blackest sky, this demise
oh these shackles just to see how long i agree"

Claudio Verse Riff x 2

Travis Verse Lead x 1.5
(Travis skips the first part of the lead over the d-flat chord)

2nd Pre-Chorus: (1:58 - 2:09)

"I made my move, with no worry or doubt
not to live as they do, my eternal reminder"

Claudio Pre-Chorus 2: x 1

eb---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-101010-10-10-------888--8-8-/888888p7--101010-10-10------------888--8-8---8-8-5-7-----|
Eb-8-8-8--8--8--------666--6-6------------8-8-8--8--8-------------666--6-6---5-6-3-5-----|

Travis Pre-Chorus Lead: x 1

2nd Chorus: (2:09 - 2:31)

"When skeletons live inside your closets they convince
you'll feel that no one will kill us, sing our songs
the truth is relevant but not for long, cause love is our"

Claudio Chorus: x 1

Travis Chorus Lead: x 2

Bridge: (2:31 - 2:58)

"Down fall
I'm sorry but the hurts not going away
I'll bury all the past, everything in its way"

Claudio Bridge: x 1

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------9-9-9---------5555/77--------------|
Db-----------7/5---------------------101010--------5555/77--------------|
Ab-888-8-7-8-----8-7-0-5-7p0---888--------------------------------------|
Eb-666-------------------------666--------------------------------------|


eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-7777777777777777-99999999-10101010-5555------------------------------|
Ab-5555555555555555-77777777-8-8-8-8--3333------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|


eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------9-9-9---------5555/77--------------|
Db-----------7/5---------------------101010--------5555/77--------------|
Ab-888-8-7-8-----8-7-0-5-7p0---888--------------------------------------|
Eb-666-------------------------666--------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-7777777777777777-99999999-10101010-5555------------------------------|
Ab-5555555555555555-77777777-8-8-8-8--3333----8~-----5v-------3---------|
Eb--------------------------------------------6~--------6v-5v----3-0----|

Travis Bridge Lead: x 1

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------777~-------------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-------5-7-8-7-5-----------------------5-7-8-7-5----------------------|
Ab-5-7-8-----------8-7-8-7-5-7-8---5-7-8-----------8-7-8-7-5-3----------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------777~-------------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-------5-7-8-7-5-----------------------5-7-8-7-5----------------------|
Ab-5-7-8-----------8-7-8-7-5-7-8---5-7-8-----------8-7-8-7-5-3----------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------|

3rd Chorus: (2:58 - 3:20)

"When skeletons live inside your closets they convince
you'll feel that no one will kill us, sing our songs
the truth is relevant but not for long, cause love"

Claudio Chorus: x 1

Travis Chorus Lead: x 2

Alt. Chorus: (3:20 - 3:42)

"When skeletons live, when skeletons live, when skeletons live inside your closet they convince
you'll feel that no one will kill"

Claudio Alt. Chorus: x 1

eb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-7777777777777777------------------7777777777777777--------------------------|
Ab-5555555555555555-8888888888888888-5555555555555555-8888888888888888---------|
Eb------------------6666666666666666------------------6666666666666666---------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-5555555555555555-8888888888888888-5555555555555555-7----4----7---10----7----10---|
Eb-3333333333333333-6666666666666666-3333333333333333-5-00-5-00-5-0-8--00-8-00-8--0-|
							..   ..   .    ..   ..    .

Travis Alt. Chorus Lead: x 1

eb-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
Bb-----6-----8-----------8-----6-------6-----8-----------8-----6--------------------|
Gb-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7--------------------------------------------------|
Db---------------------------------8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb-----------------5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
Bb-----6-----8-----------8-----6-------6-----8-----------8-----6--------------------|
Gb-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7--------------------------------------------------|
Db---------------------------------8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-----5-----6-----8-----6-----5-------5-----6-----8-----6-----5--------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8---8------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-----5-----6-----8-----6-----5-------5-----5-----8-----6-----5--------------------|
Gb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Alt. Chorus Overdub: x 1

eb-------------12-----------------------12-------------------------------------|
Bb-13-14b15-----------------12/14--------------------12/14---------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-------------12/14-----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro: (3:42 - 4:05)

"Oh, I'm sorry this life calls out everything
Leaves you to scrounge for nothing
calls out everything
Leaves you to scrounge for nothing
calls out everything
Leaves you to scrounge for nothing"

Claudio Outro: x 4

eb---------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------------------------|
Db---7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0---------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------------------------|
Eb-------------------3-6-5-1-------------------------|

Travis: x 4

eb---------------------------------------------------|
Bb---10--10--10--10----------------------------------|
Gb-----7---7---7---7---------------------------------|
Db-------------------5-8-7-3-------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------------------------|
Eb---------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars end on:

eb---------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------------------------|
Db-7~------------------------------------------------|
Ab-5~------------------------------------------------|
Eb---------------------------------------------------|
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MyOwnDisaster1 wrote on June 3 2014, 04:55 pm, edited at 04:56 pm

I'm pretty sure the lyrics in the chorus go:"When skeletons live inside your closets, thick and thin", not
"When skeletons live inside your closets they'll convince"

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