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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

A PLEASANT SHADE OF GRAY--FATES WARNING
from 1997's "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" album
Metal Blade
Lyrics and music by Jim Matheos

Transcribed by Eric Schlelein
email eric@u.arizona.edu

My transcription of this brilliant song is far from perfect.
The rhythm parts are the absolute best I could do, and I'm
fairly proud of how the solos came out.  It would be a waste
of time to try to learn this song without the album because
most of the parts are horribly syncopated, so do yourself a
favor and go buy it.  Plus, the record store's probably out
of Hanson.

I've given the rhythm figures according to each part of the
song; don't get confused by the many "rhythm figure 1"s there
are about.

Enjoy.


Part I (1:53):

[free time]

e---2------9------8--------|--9-----8--5--4--2---------------|
B---2---------10-----5--2--|----10-----------------------2---|
G---5----------------------|--------------------------5------|
D---4----------------------|-----------------------4---------|
A---4----------------------|--------------------4------------|
E---2-------------------2--|-----------------2---------------|

e-----9------8--------|--9-----8--5--4--2---------------|
B--------10-----5--2--|----10-----------2---------------|
G---------------------|-----------------5---------------|
D---------------------|-----------------4---------------|
A---------------------|-----------------4---------------|
E------------------2--|-----------------2---------------|

[4/4 time]

e--------------------------|----------------------------|
B--------------------------|----------------------------|
G--------------------------|----------------------------|
D---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---|
A--------------------------|----------------------------|
E--------------------------|----------------------------|

        -->Repeat this cadence through 7 more bars, then,

e--------------------------|
B--------------2-----------|
G-----------5--------------|
D--------4--------4--4--4--|
A-----4--------------------|
E--2-----------------------|

        -->Seven more bars of the cadence, and then back to
                free time with

e---2---|
B---2---|
G---5---|
D---4---|
A---4---|
E---2---|

So where do we begin, and what else can we say?
When the lines are all drawn, what should we do today?

Part II (3:25):

[4/4 time]

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

        -->Six more bars of this, then:
        m m m
e--------------------------|--------------------------------|
B--------------------------|--------------------------------|
G------------------2-------|------------5-------------------|
D------------------2-------|------------5-------------------|
A--4--2--4-----------------|--4--2--4-----------------------|
E--2--0--2--2-2-2----------|--2--0--2-----------------------|

        m m m
e--------------------------|--------------------------------|
B--------------------------|--------------------------------|
G------------------2-------|--------------------------------|
D------------------2-------|--------------2-----------------|
A--4--2--4-----------------|--4--2--4-----2-----------------|
E--2--0--2--2-2-2----------|--2--0--2-----------------------|


Are you listening?  Am I here screaming?
Drowning in a silent sea or only dreaming?
(guitar 1)
e-------------------|----------------------|
B-------------------|----------------------|
G-------------------|----------------------|
D-----4-------------|-----4----------------|
A--------------2----|-----------2----------|
E--2-----5--0-------|--2-----5-----0-------|
                    |                      |
(guitar 2)          |                      |
e-------------------|----------------------|
B-10----------------|-------14-------------|
G-11----------------|-------14-------------|
D-11----------------|-------14-------------|
A-------------------|----------------------|
E-------------------|----------------------|

Drifting in and out, his mind never rests.
Lying in shadows, replaying a thousand regrets.

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

        -->8 bars of this again

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

Can you hear me?  Am I getting through?
A million miles away or here beside you?

(guitar 1)
e-------------------|----------------------|
B-------------------|----------------------|
G-------------------|----------------------|
D-----4-------------|-----4-----------4----|
A--------------2----|-----------2-----4----|
E--2-----5--0-------|--2-----5-----0--2----|
                    |                      |
(guitar 2)          |                      |
e-------------------|----------------------|
B-10----------------|-------14-------------|
G-11----------------|-------14-------------|
D-11----------------|-------14-------------|
A-------------------|----------------------|
E-------------------|----------------------|

Drifting in and out, his heart never forgets.
Lying in shadows replaying a thousand regrets.

        -->No guitar for the next stanza.

And the minutes just pass as the hours change
And the shifting sands slowly rearrange.

        -->back to the chorus rhythm figure.

Drifting in and out, his mind never rests.
Lying in shadows replaying a thousand regrets.

        -->no more guitar in Part II.

Part III (3:53):

[4/4 time]

(guitar 1-clean toned)
e-----------0----------0------|------------0---------0-------|
B-------2---------2------2----|--------2---------2-----2-----|
G-----0---0-----0---0---------|------0---0-----0---0---------|
D---4---------4---------------|----4---------4---------------|
A-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|------------------------------|
                              |                              |
(guitar 2-distorted)          |                              |
e-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G--4--------4-----------------|--4---------4-----------------|
D--4--------4-------------7\--|--4---------4------------7\---|
A--2--------2----------2/5----|--2---------2---------2/5-----|
E--2--------2-----------------|--2---------2-----------------|

        -->two more bars of this.

{rhythm figure 1}
     harm.    harm.             harm.    harm.
e--------------------------|---------------------------------|
B--------------------------|---------------------------------|
G--6-------6---------------|--6-------6----------------------|
D--6-------6---------------|--6-------6----------------------|
A--4--(4)--4--(4)----2-----|--4--(4)--4--(4)-----2-----------|
E--4-------4------0--------|--4-------4-------0--------------|

     harm.    harm.             harm.    harm.
e--------------------------|---------------------------------|
B--------------------------|---------------------------------|
G--6-------6---------------|--6-------6--------6/7-----------|
D--6-------6---------------|--6-------6--------6/7-----------|
A--4--(4)--4--(4)----2-----|--4--(4)--4--(4)---4/5-----------|
E--4-------4------0--------|--4-------4----------------------|


There's a cloud above us, and there's a shadow on us.
and outside of us hangs this shade of grey

{rhythm figure 2}
e--------------------------|---------------------------------|
B--------------------------|---------------------------------|
G--------------------------|---------------------------------|
D--------------------------|---------------------------------|
A----4-----4---------------|-----4-----4--7/-----------------|
E-4-----3-----2--0---------|--4-----3------------------------|

Rain falling, hours calling all around this shade of grey

{rhythm figure 1}

There's a chill about us, and there's a sadness within us.
And deep within us lies this shade of grey

{rhythm figure 2}

Rain falling, hours calling all around this shade of grey.

        -->no guitar

This shade of grey (minutes falling, hours calling)
This shade of grey (minutes falling, hours calling)

{rhythm figure 1}

There's a space beside us, and there's miles between us.
and all around us grows this shade of grey

{rhythm figure 2}

Rain falling, hours calling all around this shade of grey.
Rain falling, hours calling all around this shade of grey.

        -->no guitar

This shade of grey (minutes falling, hours calling)
This shade of grey (minutes falling, hours calling)

{rhythm figure 1 without the harmonics to fade out.}

e-----------2----------2---|------------2---------2----|
B-------4---------4------4-|--------4---------4-----4--|
G-----2---2-----2---2------|------2---2-----2---2------|
D---6---------6------------|----6---------6------------|
A--------------------------|---------------------------|
E--------------------------|---------------------------|

        -->this keeps playing when the rest fades out for 8
                measures.


Part IV (4:26):
[6/8 time]

e----------0-----------0----|----------0-----------0----|
B------2-----2-------2---2--|------2-----2-------2---2--|
G----0---0-----0---0--------|----0---0-----0---0--------|
D--4-------------4----------|--4-------------4----------|
A---------------------------|---------------------------|
E---------------------------|---------------------------|

        -->two more bars of this and then the other guitar
                and bass come in:

e------------------|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
B------------------|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
G------------------|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
D--4/5--4----------|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
A----------4/5--4--|-----|--------|--------2--|--0--|
E------------------|--2--|--2--3--|--2--3-----|-----|

        -->careful of the change in the clean toned guitar
                here.

e----------0-----------0----|----------0-----------0----|
B------3-----3-------3---3--|------3-----3-------3---3--|
G----0---0-----0---0--------|----0---0-----0---0--------|
D--4-------------4----------|--4-------------4----------|
A---------------------------|---------------------------|
E---------------------------|---------------------------|

        -->then it goes right back.

e----------0-----------0----|----------0-----------0----|
B------2-----2-------2---2--|------2-----2-------2---2--|
G----0---0-----0---0--------|----0---0-----0---0--------|
D--4-------------4----------|--4-------------4----------|
A---------------------------|---------------------------|
E---------------------------|---------------------------|

        -->distorted guitar and bass play this next part
                together

e--------|------------------------|--------------------|
B--------|------------------------|--------------------|
G--------|------------------------|--------------------|
D--2-----|--------4---------------|--------4-----4/5\4-|
A-----5--|--------------4/5\4--2--|--------------------|
E--------|--2--2-----2------------|--2--2-----2--------|

e-----------------------------|--------------|
B-----------------------------|--------------|
G-----------------------------|--------------|
D-2-4-4-------4--------4/5--4-|--------------|
A-------------------4---------|-4/5-4--5--2--|
E-------2--2-----2------------|--------------|

        -->back to clean toned guitar the following chords
                 are arpeggiated.  Here's the chords.

B5 / A5 / B5 / A5 / g#m / f#m
B5 / A5 / B5 / A5 / g#m / f#m / EM

Listen: only us breathing
And the rain keeping time
Dividing the silence in a distant thunder.

Listen: only hearts beating
And the rain keeping time
Measuring out the minutes and taking us under.

e------------------------------|----------------------------0-|
B----------0-------------------|----------0-------------------|
G-------4----4--------4--------|-------4-----4-----------4----|
D----4-------------4--------4--|----4--------------4--4-------|
A-2-------------2--------2-----|-2--------------2-------------|
E------------------------------|------------------------------|

e-----------------|-------------------|
B-----------------|-------------------|
G---4---5-4-2-0---|---4---2-----------|
D-----------------|---------5-3-2-----|
A-2---2---------3-|-2---2---------3-2-|
E-----------------|-------------------|

e-----------------|--------------------||
B-----------------|--------------------||
G---4---5-4-2-0---|-2-0---------------O||
D-----------------|-----3-2-5-3-2-0---O||
A-2---2---------3-|-----------------3--||
E-----------------|--------------------||

e-------|-----------|-------|---------|
B-------|-----------|-------|---------|
G-------|-------2---|-------|-----2-4-|
D---2-4-|---2-4---4-|---2-4-|-2-4-----|
A-2-----|-2---------|-2-----|---------|
E-------|-----------|-------|---------|

e-------|---------|----------|
B-------|---------|----------|
G-----2-|---2-4---|----------|
D-2-4---|-------2-|-4---2-4--|
A-------|-2-------|---2------|
E-------|---------|----------|

e-------|-----------|-------|---------|
B-------|-----------|-------|---------|
G-------|-----------|-------|---------|
D-------|-------2---|-------|-----2-4-|
A---2-4-|---2-4---4-|---2-4-|-2-4-----|
E-2-----|-2---------|-2-----|---------|

e-------|---------|----------|
B-------|---------|----------|
G-------|---------|----------|
D-----2-|---2-4---|-------2--|
A-2-4---|-------2-|-4-2-4----|
E-------|-2-------|----------|

e------------------------|---------------------|
B------------------------|---------------------|
G------------------------|---------------------|
D-4-----2-----4-----2----|-4-----2-----4-----2-|
A----5-----4-----5-----4-|----5-----4-----5----|
E------------------------|---------------------|

e-----------------|-------------------|
B-----------------|-------------------|
G-----------------|-------------------|
D---4---5-4-2-0---|---4---2-----------|
A-----------------|---------5-3-2-----|
E-2---2---------3-|-2---2---------3-2-|

e-----------------|--------------------||
B-----------------|--------------------||
G-----------------|--------------------||
D---4---5-4-2-0---|-2-0---------------O||
A-----------------|-----3-2-5-3-2-0---O||
E-2---2---------3-|-----------------3--||


e-----------------------------|------------------------|
B-----------------------------|------------------------|
G-----------------------------|------------------------|
D---4/5\4---------3-----3/4-1-|--------4---------------|
A----------4/5\4--------------|--------------4/5\4--2--|
E-2------------------1--------|--2--2-----2------------|

e--------------------|-----------------------------|
B--------------------|-----------------------------|
G--------------------|-----------------------------|
D--------4-----4/5\4-|-2-4-4-------4--------4/5--4-|
A--------------------|-------------------4---------|
E--2--2-----2--------|-------2--2-----2------------|

e--------------|
B--------------|
G--------------|
D--------------|
A-4/5-4--5--2--|
E--------------|


Part V (5:24):

[One measure of 7/4 time, one of 6/8.]

        -->This part is horribly syncopated.  Pay attention
                to the music.

[7/4 time]            [6/8 time]
e------------------|------------------------------|
B------------------|------------------------------|
G------------------|------------------------------|
D--4------2--------|--4-----2-----5---------------|
A--4------2--------|--4-----2-----5---------------|
E------------------|------------------------------|

        -->Repeat that once more.

[4/4 time (whew!)]
e------------------|--------------|
B------------------|--------------|
G------------------|--------------|
D----4-----2-------|---4----2-----|
A----4-----2-------|---4----2-----|
E----2-----0-------|---2----0-----|

Murdered in Munich, crucified in Rome
Was killing time on the long road home.

e-----|-----|-----|-----------|
B-----|-----|-----|-----------|
G-----|-----|-----|--2--4-----|
D--4--|--2--|--4--|--2--4--5--|
A--4--|--2--|--4--|--0--2--5--|
E--2--|--0--|--2--|--------3--|

Let nothing bleed into nothing and did nothing.
Let nothing bleed into nothing and did nothing at all.

e------------------|--------------|
B------------------|--------------|
G------------------|--------------|
D----4-----2-------|---4----2-----|
A----4-----2-------|---4----2-----|
E----2-----0-------|---2----0-----|

Withered in winter, wished away the night
Was out of mind while out of sight.

e-----|-----|-----|-----------|
B-----|-----|-----|-----------|
G-----|-----|-----|--2--4-----|
D--4--|--2--|--4--|--2--4--5--|
A--4--|--2--|--4--|--0--2--5--|
E--2--|--0--|--2--|--------3--|

Let nothing bleed into nothing and did nothing.
Let nothing bleed into nothing and did nothing at all. (2x)

        -->All piano for the bridge.  But it's Kevin Moore!

Watched the days just pass as the seasons changed
And the shifting sands slowly rearranged.

[7/4 time]                   [6/8 time]
e---------------------------|--------------------------|
B---------------------------|--------------------------|
G---------------------------|--------------------------|
D------4-----2-----0--------|-----4-----2-----5--------|
A----4-----2-----5---2-4-5--|---------2-----5---2-4-5--|
E--2-----0-----3------------|--2----0-----3------------|

[7/4 time]                   [6/8 time]
e---------------------------|--------------------------|
B---------------------------|--------------------------|
G---------------------------|--------------------------|
D------4-----2-----0--------|-----4-----2-----5--------|
A----4-----2-----5---2-4-5--|---------2-----5---2-4-5--|
E--2-----0-----3------------|---2---0-----3------------|

[7/4 time]

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A--------------2---------------|-------------2---------------|
E--0-2-3-0-2-3---0-2-3-0-2-3-5-|-0-2-3-0-2-3---0-2-3-0-2-3-5-|

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D--------------4-------------2-|-------------4-------------2-|
A--2-4-5-2-4-5---2-4-5-2-4-5---|-2-4-5-2-4-5---2-4-5-2-4-5---|
E------------------------------|-----------------------------|

But I will not eulogize.  I won't apologize
I will not defend anymore, anymore.

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A--------------3-------------1-|-------------3-------------1-|
E--1-3-4-1-3-4---1-3-4-1-3-4---|-1-3-4-1-3-4---1-3-4-1-3-4---|

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D--------------5-------------3-|-------------5-------------3-|
A--3-5-6-3-5-6---3-5-6-3-5-6---|-3-5-6-3-5-6---3-5-6-3-5-6---|
E------------------------------|-----------------------------|

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A--------------4-------------2-|-------------4-------------2-|
E--2-4-5-2-4-5---2-4-5-2-4-5---|-2-4-5-2-4-5---2-4-5-2-4-5---|

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D--------------6-------------4-|-------------6-------------4-|
A--4-6-7-4-6-7---4-6-7-4-6-7---|-4-6-7-4-6-7---4-6-7-4-6-7---|
E------------------------------|-----------------------------|

I will not dramatize.  I won't soliloquize.
I will not pretend anymore, anymore

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A--------------2---------------|-------------2---------------|
E--0-2-3-0-2-3---0-2-3-0-2-3-5-|-0-2-3-0-2-3---0-2-3-0-2-3-5-|

e------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D--------------4-------------2-|-------------4-------------2-|
A--2-4-5-2-4-5---2-4-5-2-4-5---|-2-4-5-2-4-5---2-4-5-2-4-5---|
E------------------------------|-----------------------------|

e--0--|
B--3--|
G--3--|
D--2--|
A--2--|
E--0--|

Part VI (7:28):
[free time]

e------------------------------------------------------|
B--------5----------5h8p5------------------------------|
G----7/----------7/--------7\4\2/4---0-2/\-0-2/4--0----|
D---------------------------------------------------2--|
A------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------------|
B--15/17-----12----14---14/17---12---15/17---12--14----|
G------------------------------------------------------|
D--12/14------9----12---12/14----9---12/14----9--12----|
A------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------0---|
B-10/11\10--10---8-----------0------|
G-----------------------------------|
D---7/8\7----7---5---5-7-9----------|
A-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|

[5/4 time]

        -->bass only for 16 measures

e--2---0---3---2---0----|--2---0---3---2---0----|
B----3---1---0---3---1--|----3---1---0---3---1--|
G-----------------------|-----------------------|
D-----------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|

        -->this slowly fades up through 16 more measures.

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

I know that I don't know you, and you couldn't know me,
But time and space collided and here we are, here we are.

I know that you don't understand, and I can't explain,
But circumstance conspired and here we are, here we are.

e--2---0---3---2---0----|--2---0---3---2---0----|
B----3---1---0---3---1--|----3---1---0---3---1--|
G-----------------------|-----------------------|
D-----------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|

        -->This for another 16 measures.

[4/4 time]
e--------|-----|--------|------3-----|
B--------|-----|--------|---------3--|
G--5--7--|--9--|--5--7--|--9---------|
D--5--7--|--9--|--5--7--|--9---------|
A--3--5--|--7--|--3--5--|--7---------|
E--------|--0--|--------|--0---------|

And I know we can't turn back all the years.
Time reflected in a shade of grey.
But I often wonder what could have been,
And I still hold on to yesterday.

Solo (rhythm part)
e-(6)-|-(3)-|
B-(8)-|-(3)-|
G--8--|-(3)-|
D--8--|--5--|
A--6--|--5--|
E-----|--3--|

Solo (lead part)
e------|---------|--------|----------------------|
B------|-/10-/11-|--11/13-|--13-11-10-11-10------|
G-/12--|---------|--------|----------------12-10-|
D------|---------|--------|----------------------|
A------|---------|--------|----------------------|
E------|---------|--------|----------------------|

e------|---------|---------------------|--------------|
B------|-/10-/11-|---------------------|--------------|
G-/12--|---------|-/12-10----12-10-----|-----------0--|
D------|---------|--------12-------10==|==/12--12-----|
A------|---------|---------------------|--------------|
E------|---------|---------------------|--------------|

e------|---------|----10-----------|----10---------------|
B------|-/10-/11-|-13----11-13-----|-13----11-13---15/13-|
G-/12--|---------|-------------12--|---------------------|
D------|---------|-----------------|---------------------|
A------|---------|-----------------|---------------------|
E------|---------|-----------------|---------------------|

e------|---------|----10-11-10-13-11-10--------------|
B------|-/10-/11-|-13-------------------13-11-10-----|
G-/12--|---------|-------------------------------12\-|
D------|---------|-----------------------------------|
A------|---------|-----------------------------------|
E------|---------|-----------------------------------|

e------------3-------------------|
B---------3-----6/(8)=========>--|
G--5/(7)-------------------------|
D--------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|

e--------|-----|--------|------3-----|------|---|------|---|
B--------|-----|--------|---------3--|------|---|------|---|
G--5--7--|--9--|--5--7--|--9---------|-5--7-|-9-|-5--7-|-9-|
D--3--7--|--9--|--5--7--|--9---------|-5--7-|-9-|-5--7-|-9-|
A--3--5--|--7--|--3--5--|--7---------|-3--5-|-7-|-3--5-|-7-|
E--------|--0--|--------|--0---------|------|-0-|------|-0-|

And I know we're not children anymore,
Innocence lost in a sea of grey.
But I often wonder what else could be,
And I still dream of running away.

So where do we begin, and what else can we say?
When the lines are all drawn, what should we do today?


Part VII (4:51):
[4/4 time]

        -->piano only for 8 measures

e-----|---|-7----|-6--------|-----|---|-7----|-6------------|
B-----|---|----8-|----3/-0--|-----|---|----8-|---8--7--5----|
G-----|---|------|----------|-----|---|------|--------------|
D--2--|---|------|----------|--2--|---|------|--------------|
A--2--|---|------|----------|--2--|---|------|--------------|
E--0--|---|------|----------|--0--|---|------|--------------|

        -->repeat

[7/4 time]     [5/4 time]  [7/4 time]    [5/4 time]
e-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
B-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
G-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
D----5-----2--|----5------|----5-----2--|----5------|
A--------5----|--------5--|--------5----|--------5--|
E--0---3------|--0---3----|--0---3------|--0---3----|

[7/4 time]     [5/4 time]  [7/4 time]    [5/4 time]
e-------------|-----------|-------------|-------------|
B-------------|-----------|-------------|-------------|
G-------------|-----------|-------------|-------------|
D----5-----2--|----5------|----5-----2--|----5--------|
A--------5----|--------5--|--------5----|--------5----|
E--0---3------|--0---3----|--0---3------|--0---3---3--|

[6/8 time]
e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

{rhythm figure 1}
e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------2-----|
A--------------------------|----------------5--------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0---0---3--------3--|

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------2-----|
A--------------------------|--3--3----------5--------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--1--1----0--3--------3--|

Stare from the darkness hear the silence call?

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------2-----|
A--------------------------|----------------5--------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0---0---3--------3--|

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

e--------------------------|----------|
B--------------------------|----------|
G--------------------------|----------|
D--------------------------|----------|
A--------------------------|--3--3----|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--1--1----|

Devise divisions, delay decisions, watch the hours crawl and...

e-----|-----|-----|--------------|
B-----|-----|-----|--------------|
G--9--|--7--|--9--|--12--14--10--|
D--9--|--7--|--9--|--12--14--10--|
A--7--|--5--|--7--|--10--12--8---|
E--0--|--5--|--0--|--------------|

Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing?
Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing at all?

{with rhythm figure 1}
Recite soliloquies to shadows on the wall?
revise revisions, reverse decisions, watch our heros fall and

e-----|-----|-----|--------------|
B-----|-----|-----|--------------|
G--9--|--7--|--9--|--12--14--10--|
D--9--|--7--|--9--|--12--14--10--|
A--7--|--5--|--7--|--10--12--8---|
E--0--|--5--|--0--|--------------|

Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing?
Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing at all?

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

        -->nine measures of sound effects

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

e-------------------10-11-12-15-13-12-13-12-|
B----------10-11-12-------------------------|
G--9-11-12----------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-13-12-15-14-13-12-----------------------|
G-------------------15-14-13-12-12-11-10--|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

e-----|-----|-----|--------------|
B-----|-----|-----|--------------|
G--9--|--7--|--9--|--12--14--10--|
D--9--|--7--|--9--|--12--14--10--|
A--7--|--5--|--7--|--10--12--8---|
E--0--|--5--|--0--|--------------|

Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing?
Let nothing bleed into nothing and do nothing at all? (2x)

e--------------------------|-------------------------|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------|
E--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|--0--0--0---0---0--0--3/-|

Part VIII (3:31):
[4/4 time]

e-----|-----|
B-----|-----|
G-----|-----|  -->hold each for 8 measures
D--2--|--2--|
A--2--|--2--|
E--0--|--0--|

e-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|
B-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|
G-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|
D-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|
A-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|--------|
E--0--|--2--|--3--|--5--|--0--|--2--|--3--|--5--7--|

e--------|--------|--------|-------------|--------------------|
B--------|--------|--------|-------------|--------------------|
G--------|--------|--------|-------------|--------------------|
D--------|--------|--------|-------------|----7-9-7-9-10-9-10-|
A--------|--------|--------|----7--9--10-|-10-----------------|
E--0--2--|--3--5--|--7--8--|-10----------|--------------------|

e---------------------|-----------------------|
B---------------------|-----8----8-10-8-10-12-|
G--7----7-9-7-9-11-9--|--11---11--------------|
D----10---------------|-----------------------|
A---------------------|-----------------------|
E---------------------|-----------------------|

e-------8----8-10-8-10--|-12--|
B-10-12---12------------|-----|
G-----------------------|-----|
D-----------------------|-----|
A-----------------------|-----|
E-----------------------|-----|
        -->rest for 11 bars

[7/4 time]           [9/4 time]
e-------------------|-----------------------|
B-------------------|-----------------------|
G-------------------|-----------------------|
D-------------------|-----------------------|
A-7--0--7--5--7--0--|--7--5--7--0--7--7--0--|
E-------------------|-----------------------|

[7/4 time]           [9/4 time]
e-------------------|-----------------------|
B-------------------|-----------------------|
G-------------------|-----------------------|
D-------------------|-----------------------|
A-5--3--5-----5-----|--5-----5--3--5--------|
E----------3-----3--|-----3-----------3--3--|

    -->repeat

        -->classical guitar and piano

e-----------------|---------------------------|
B-0-----0---------|-0-----0-------------------|
G---0-------2-0---|---0-------2-0---------0-2-|
D-----2---2----4--|-----2---2----4-0-2-4------|
A-----------------|---------------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------------|

e-----------------|---------------------------|
B-0-----0---------|-0-----0-------------------|
G---0-------2-0---|---0-------2-0---------0-2-|
D-----2---2----4--|-----2---2----4-0-2-4------|
A-----------------|---------------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------------|

e-----------------|---------------------------|
B-0-----0---------|-0-----0-------------------|
G---0-------2-0---|---0-------2-0---------0-2-|
D-----2---2----4--|-----2---2----4-0-2-4------|
A-----------------|---------------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------------|

e-----------------|----------------------------------|
B-0-----0---------|-0-----0---------------------2-3--|
G---0-------2-0---|---0-------2-0---------0-2-4------|
D-----2---2-----4-|-----2---2----4-0-2-4-------------|
A-----------------|----------------------------------|
E-----------------|----------------------------------|

e--------------------------|--------------------------|
B--------------------------|--------------------------|
G--------------------------|--------------------------|
D----------4--2------------|----------4--2------------|
A-2--4--5--------5--4------|-2--4--5--------5--4------|
E---------------------5--2-|---------------------5--2-|

e--------------------------|--------------------------|
B--------------------------|--------------------------|
G--------------------------|--------------------------|
D----------4--2------------|----------4--2------------|
A-2--4--5--------5--4------|-2--4--5--------5--4------|
E---------------------5--2-|---------------------5--2-|

e-7-----7-----------|-7-----7------------------------|
B---8-------10-8----|---8-------10-8-----------8-10--|
G-----9---9------11-|-----9---9------11-7-9-11-------|
D-------------------|--------------------------------|
A-------------------|--------------------------------|
E-------------------|--------------------------------|

e-7-----7-----------|-7-----7------------------------|
B---8-------10-8----|---8-------10-8-----------8-10--|
G-----9---9------11-|-----9---9------11-7-9-11-------|
D-------------------|--------------------------------|
A-------------------|--------------------------------|
E-------------------|--------------------------------|

e-7-----7-----------|-7-----7------------------------|
B---8-------10-8----|---8-------10-8-----------8-10--|
G-----9---9------11-|-----9---9------11-7-9-11-------|
D-------------------|--------------------------------|
A-------------------|--------------------------------|
E-------------------|--------------------------------|

e-7-----7-----------|-7-----7--------------------------9-10--|
B---8-------10-8----|---8-------10-8-----------8-10-12-------|
G-----9---9------11-|-----9---9------11-7-9-11---------------|
D-------------------|----------------------------------------|
A-------------------|----------------------------------------|
E-------------------|----------------------------------------|

e----------------------|--------------------------------|
B-7-----7--------------|-7-----7------------------------|
G---7-------7-9-7------|---7-------7-9-7-----------7-9--|
D-----9---9--------11--|-----9---9-------11-7-9-11------|
A----------------------|--------------------------------|
E----------------------|--------------------------------|

e----------------------|--------------------------------|
B-7-----7--------------|-7-----7------------------------|
G---7-------7-9-7------|---7-------7-9-7-----------7-9--|
D-----9---9--------11--|-----9---9-------11-7-9-11------|
A----------------------|--------------------------------|
E----------------------|--------------------------------|

e-------------------|------------------------------|
B-------------------|------------------------------|
G---7-9---7-9-7-----|---7-9---7-9-7----7------7-9--|
D-9-----9-------11--|-9-----9-------11---9-11------|
A-------------------|------------------------------|
E-------------------|------------------------------|


e-------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-------------------|-----------------------------8-10--|
G---7-9---7-9-7-----|---7-9---7-9-7----7------7-9-------|
D-9-----9-------11--|-9-----9-------11---9-11-----------|
A-------------------|-----------------------------------|
E-------------------|-----------------------------------|

e-7-----7---------------|-7-----7------------------|
B---8-----8---10-7-8----|---8-----8---10-7-8---7---|
G-----9-----9--------9--|-----9-----9--------9---7-|
D-----------------------|--------------------------|
A-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-----------------------|--------------------------|

e-7-----7---------------|-7-----7-----------------------|
B---8-----8---10-7-8----|---8-----8---10-7-8---7--------|
G-----9-----9--------9--|-----9-----9--------9---7-6----|
D-----------------------|----------------------------7--|
A-----------------------|-------------------------------|
E-----------------------|-------------------------------|

e--------------------------|--------------------------|
B--------------------------|--------------------------|
G--------------------------|--------------------------|
D----------2--4------------|----------2--4------------|
A-2--4--5--------5--4------|-2--4--5--------5--4------|
E---------------------5--2-|---------------------5--2-|

e-------------------|------------------------------|
B-------------------|------------------------------|
G---7-9---7-9-7-----|---7-9---7-9-7----7------7-9--|
D-9-----9-------11--|-9-----9-------11---9-11------|
A-------------------|------------------------------|
E-------------------|------------------------------|

e-------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-------------------|-----------------------------8-10--|
G---7-9---7-9-7-----|---7-9---7-9-7----7------7-9-------|
D-9-----9-------11--|-9-----9-------11---9-11-----------|
A-------------------|-----------------------------------|
E-------------------|-----------------------------------|

e-----------------|---------------------------|
B-0-----0---------|-0-----0-------------------|
G---0-------2-0---|---0-------2-0---------0-2-|
D-----2---2-----4-|-----2---2-----4-0-2-4-----|
A-----------------|---------------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------------|

e-----------------|---------------------------|
B-0-----0---------|-0-----0-------------------|
G---0-------2-0---|---0-------2-0---------0-2-|
D-----2---2-----4-|-----2---2-----4-0-2-4-----|
A-----------------|---------------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------------|

e-7-----7-----------|-7-----7------------------------|
B---8-------10-8----|---8-------10-8-----------8-10--|
G-----9---9------11-|-----9---9------11-7-9-11-------|
D-------------------|--------------------------------|
A-------------------|--------------------------------|
E-------------------|--------------------------------|

e-7-----7-----------|-7-----7--------------------------9-10--|
B---8-------10-8----|---8-------10-8-----------8-10-12-------|
G-----9---9------11-|-----9---9------11-7-9-11---------------|
D-------------------|----------------------------------------|
A-------------------|----------------------------------------|
E-------------------|----------------------------------------|

e----14-15-17--------------------------------------|
B-17----------14-15-17----------12-13--------------|
G----------------------11-12-14-------9-11-12-6-7--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------7--|
B----7-8-10-------7-8-----0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-----|
G--9--------6-7-9-----6-7--------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

Part IX (4:45):
[4/4 time]

{rhythm figure 1}
e---3----3----2--2-----3--2------|
B---3----3----3----3--------3----|
G---0----0----2------2--------0--|   Repeat 4 times, then:
D---0----0----0------------------|
A---2----2-----------------------|
E---3----3-----------------------|

e--0----0----0--------0--|
B--0----1----0--------0--|
G--0----0----0--------0--|
D--2----2----2--------2--|
A--2----3----2--0--2--3--|
E--0---------0-----------|

Stayed up late last night, lying here in bed
Looking for words to say the things I've left unsaid

Wind at my window whispers to me instead
And I lie alone writing letters in my head.

[6/8 time]
 bm        C         bm                   G  F#  em
Where you are, I am.  Through nights that never end.
 bm        C         bm             G  F# A5
Where you are, I am.  In words I'll never send

{rhythm figure 1}
Walked alone last night, cold streets of could be anywhere
Looking for words to share the thoughts I couldn't share.

Road at my heels takes me away instead
And I walk alone, writing letters in my head.

 bm        C         bm                   G  F#  em
Where you are, I am.  Through strees that never end.
 bm        C         bm             G  F# A5
Where you are, I am.  In words I'll never send.
[6/8 time]
(Bridge rhythm part)

em/f#m/G/f#m/D/bm
f#m/G/f#m/D/E5/em

(solo)
 harm.--------------->
e-----------------7----|--------------------------------------|
B--------7--7--------7-|-----12-14/15--14--12--10--12p10------|
G--5--5--------5-------|-/11-------------------------------11-|
D----------------------|--------------------------------------|
A----------------------|--------------------------------------|
E----------------------|--------------------------------------|


e---------------------------|
B-----12--14/15/17--14--10--|
G-/11-----------------------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

e----------------------------------------|
B-14-12-10-------------------------------|
G---------14-12-11---------------7-7/11--|
D------------------14-12-11-9--7---------|
A----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------|
B-----12--14/15--14--12--10--12p10-----|
G-/11------------------------------11--|
(harmony guitar)                       |
e-----10--12/14--12--10---9--10p9------|
B-/10------------------------------10--|
G--------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------|
B-----12-14-17-14-10-15-14-15p14--|
G-/11-----------------------------|
(harmony guitar)                  |
e-----10-12-14-15-12-9--10--9p10--|
B-/10-----------------------------|
G---------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------12----12-14-|
G----11-12-11-12-14-12-14----14-------|
D-14----------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------|
B----------------12----12-14-12-14-15-|
G-11-12-14-12-14----14----------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

e---------------7--9--7--10--9--7-----------------|
B-5-0-7-0-8-10/--------------------10--8--10------|
G---------------------------------------------11--|
(harmony guitar)
e---------------10-12-10-14-12-10-----------------|
B-----------13/--------------------14-12--14--10--|
G-------------------------------------------------|

 bm        C         bm                   G  F#  em
Where you are, I am.  Through nights that never end.
 bm        C         bm             G  F# A5
Where you are, I am.  In words I'll never send

{rhythm figure 1}
Stayed up late last night, lying here in bed.
Still looking for words, still writing letters in my head.

Part X (1:19):

(with volume swell)
e-----|-----|-----|-----|
B-----|-----|-----|-----|
G-----|-----|-----|-----|
D--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|
A--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|
E--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--|

        -->Difficult, huh?

Part XI (3:34):

e--------------------|---------------------|
B--------------------|---------------------|
G--------------------|---------------------|
D----2---------------|--4--2---------------|  (repeat)
A-------5--3-2-------|-------5-3-2---------|
E-2------------3-0-2-|-------------3-0-2---|

A--9--8-----7--6-----5--4-----3--2-----------|
E--------9--------7--------5--------3--0--2--|
(layer)                                      |
D--9--8-----7--6-----5--4-----3--2-----------|
A--------9--------7--------5--------3--0--2--|
                                             |
G-11-10-----9--8-----7--6-----5--4-----------|
D-------11--------9--------7--------5--2--3--|

e---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|
G--------2-------4-6---------------7----|
D------6-------6---------7-9-----9---11-|
A----4-------6---------7-------9--------|
E--2-------4---------5-------7----------|

e---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|
G--------2-------4-6------------7-9-11--|
D------6-------6-------------11---------|
A----4-------6---------7---9------------|
E--2-------4---------5---7--------------|

e---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|
G--------2-------4-6--------------------|
D------6-------6---------7-9-----9------|
A----4-------6---------7-------9-----11-|
E--2-------4---------5-------7-----9----|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G--------2-------4-6----------------------|
D------6-------6-------------9------------|
A----4-------6---------7---9-----11-------|
E--2-------4---------5---7-----9----10-12-|

        -->just like in Part VIII
{rhythm figure 1}
e-----------------|----------------------------|
B-----------------|----------------------------|
G-----------------|----------------------------|
D-4-----4---------|-4-----4--------------------|
A---5-------7-5-4-|---5-------7-5-4-----4-5-7--|
E-----7---7-------|-----7---7-------5-7--------|

e-----------------|-------------------------------|
B-----------------|-------------------------------|
G-----------------|-------------------------------|
D-4-----4---------|-4-----4-------------------6-7-|
A---5-------7-5-4-|---5-------7-5-4-----4-5-7-----|
E-----7---7-------|-----7---7-------5-7-----------|

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

e-----------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------|---------------------------------2-|
D-----------------|-----------------------------4-5---|
A-4-----4---2-----|-4-----4---2-4-------------2-------|
E---5-2---2---5-4-|---5-2---2-----5-2-0-2-4-57---------|
{end rhythm figure 1}

Do you think that I remember, do you think that I recall
When you were falling and I just watched it all?

Do you think that I remember, do you thing that I recall
When you were breaking and I just let the pieces fall?

Don't you think that I remember, don't you think that I recall
When you were alone and I didn't hear your call?

e-2-----2------------|-2-----2----------------|
B---3-------5-2-3----|---3-------5-2-3---2----|
G-----4---4-------5--|-----4---4-------5---2--|
D--------------------|------------------------|
A--------------------|------------------------|
E--------------------|------------------------|

e-2-----2------------|-2-----2--------------------|
B---3-------5-2-3----|---3-------5-2-3---2---1----|
G-----4---4-------5--|-----4---4-------5---2---2--|
D--------------------|----------------------------|
A--------------------|----------------------------|
E--------------------|----------------------------|

{rhythm figure 1}

e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G---6-7-9-----------------------------------------------------|
D-9-------6-7-9-------4-5-7-----------------------------------|
A---------------4-5-7---------4-5-------4-5-7-------4-5-------|
E---------------------------7-----4-5-7-------4-5-7-----4-5-2-|

e------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------4-----|
A------------------------------------------4-----|
E-2-2-2--2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2--2====>|

Part XII (7:45):
[6/8 time]

e-9---9-9--9-9-9-----|--9--9-9--9-9---9-9--|
B--------------------|---------------------|
G-----------------6--|--------------6------|
        (repeat many many times)

This shade of gray like a certain sadness,
This cold morning light this silent madness,
Hangs in the air, hangs like a memory,
Hangs like a cloud, hangs on desperately.

Between dark and light, between was and be.
Between you and me, between you and me.

(fade in)
[5/4 time]
e-------------(2)-----|------------|
B-------------(2)-----|------------|
G---------------------|------------|
D---------------------|------------|
A---------------------|------------|
E--2--2-2--2-------2--|--2-2--2--0-|

I remember cities, I remember rain,
Like the sound of your voice falling,
These memories and more remain.
I remember winter, I remember strain,
Like the sound of your voice breaking,
These memories and more remain.
I remember the nights, I remember pain,
Like the sound of your voice alone,
These memories and more remain.
So where do we begin, and what else can we say?
When the lines are all drawn, what should we do today?

[6/8 time]
e-----|-------------------------12----------------|
B-----|---------------------11--------------------|
G--8--|-----------6-----10----------12/14\12--11--|
D--8--|-----5--8-----9----------------------------|
A--6--|--6----------------------------------------|
E-----|-------------------------------------------|

e-9---9-9--9-9-9-----|--9--9-9--9-9---9-9--|
B--------------------|---------------------|
G-----------------6--|--------------6------|
        (repeat until fadeout!)

Close my eyes a while as morning shadows play
and listen to the rain wash the long night away
Face to face we'll awake to see another day.
And with hope in our hearts, embrace this shade of gray.

This pleasant shade of gray.
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