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ARTIST: Funeral For A Friend
TITLE:  This Year's Most Open Heartbreak
ALBUM:  Four Ways To Scream Your Name EP / Seven Ways To Scream Your Name EP
GENRE:  Emocore
YEAR:   2003

by Luke Charman

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I'm fairly sure that this tab is almost entirely correct. One of the guitarists
may play a differnet part during the chorus, but playing them both the same
sounds fine to my ears. Funeral For A Friend have two guitarists,  Kris and
Darren, both of whom tune their guitars to Drop Db (Dropped D tuned down half a
step, Db, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb Eb), however it seems to me that playing their songs
which involve that Eb string (not this one), it sounds too low, so I leave the
top string tuned to E. This is apparent in the song "Bend Your Arms To Look Like
Wings". Anyway, back to the song in hand. I've identified which guitarist plays
which part where I can, but I'm not certain on all of it. I've seen videos of
them playing the song, so I can figure some of it out.

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Intro - Guitar 1 (Darren)

E |-------------------|                       |---|
Bb|-------------------|                       |---|
Gb|-------------------| Play six times, then  |---|
Db|---3---2-----3-5-2-|         end on:       |---|
Ab|-1---3---3h5-------|                       |-3-|
Db|-------------------|                       |---|

Intro - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |-------------------|                       |---|
Bb|-------------------|  Guitar feedback for  |---|
Gb|---2---0---2-3-0---|   two of Darren's     |-0-|
Db|-0---3---2---------|  riffs, then four of  |---|
Ab|-------------------|   Kris's riffs, then: |---|
Db|-------------------|                       |---|

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Verse - Guitar 1 (Darren)

E |-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00-2--2--00-----3---2h3-----|
Ab|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00-2--2--00-0h3---0-----3h5-|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00-2--2--00-----------------|

Verse - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------| Kris is silent
Gb|---------------------------------------|  while Darren
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00-2--2--00-| plays the fill.
Ab|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00-2--2--00-|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00-2--2--00-|

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Bridge - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---10-9----12-10-9-----------10-9-------------12-10-9-------|
Db|--------10---------10-00-10-0----10-8-----10----------10----|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-88--8-8--8--8--8-8------------------10-10--10--------------|

Darren is silent while Kris plays this bridge riff. In my opinion it's very
difficult, my tip would be either to learn it without the lower notes first, or
to get your first guitarist (Darren) to play 8's, 12's, and 10's on the lower
string. Then again, if you're good, you should be able to play it. I still can't
do it perfectly, and I've been trying for months, hehe. Sorry it's a little
squashed up, I wanted it to fit on one line.

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Chorus - Guitar 1 (Darren)

E |------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------15-15h14--10h12---|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-10-1010-10-10-1010-10-10-10-10h12-1212-12-12-1212-12-12-12-|
Db|-8--8-8--8--8--8-8--8--8--8--8h10--1010-10-10-1010-10-10-10-|
Ab|-8--8-8--8--8--8-8--8--8--8--8h10--1010-10-10-1010-10-10-10-|
Db|-8--8-8--8--8--8-8--8--8--8--8h10--1010-10-10-1010-10-10-10-|

I'm not 100% certain if Darren is playing something different during the main
part of the chorus, but I know he plays the small fill at the end of it. This is
all 8's, 10's and 12's, there are no 0's or 1's.

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Breakdown Part A - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-------------------------------|
Ab|------------8-----10h12-----8-----7h8-|
Db|-0-0----0-0---0-0-------0-0---0-0-----|

Darren is silent during this small interlude too. This sounds similar to the
Bridge section, but it's somewhat easier to play, and it sounds great.

---

Breakdown Part B - Guitar 1 (Darren)

E |----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------------------|
Ab|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------------------|
Db|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------------------|

Breakdown Part B - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------5p0-----7-----------7-----9-----9h10-|
Db|-----3p2-------------3p2-----------------7----------------------|
Ab|-----------3---3h5----------------------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------|

Sorry, the timing for this section isn't right, I couldn't figure out the best
way to write down the timing. Darren's guitar plays the first pair of open notes
at the same time as Kris plays his, so, with a bit of luck that'll help you to
figure out where the two guitars link here, with relation to timing. Shouldn't be
too hard, I worked it out, I just couldn't write it down.

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Ending - Guitar 1 (Darren)

E |-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00--------------------------|
Ab|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00--------------------------|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00--------------------------|

Ending - Guitar 2 (Kris)

E |-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00--------------------------|
Ab|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00--------------------------|
Db|-0000-1p0-1p0-1p0-00-2--2--00--------------------------|

---

The order of the song for Darren (Guitar 1), is as follows:

0:06 - 0:27 / Intro x 6
0:27 - 0:46 / Verse x 4
0:46 - 0:56 / Silent
0:56 - 1:06 / Chorus x 2
1:06 - 1:25 / Verse x 4
1:25 - 1:44 / Chorus x 4
1:44 - 1:50 / Silent
1:50 - 2:09 / Breakdown Riff B x 4
2:09 - 2:19 / Silent
2:19 - 2:38 / Chorus x 4
2:38 - 2:41 / Ending x 1

The order of the song for Kris (Guitar 2), is as follows:

0:00 - 0:12 / Feedback
0:12 - 0:27 / Intro x 4
0:27 - 0:46 / Verse x 4
0:46 - 0:56 / Bridge
0:56 - 1:06 / Chorus x 2
1:06 - 1:25 / Verse x 4
1:25 - 1:44 / Chorus x 4
1:44 - 1:50 / Breakdown Riff A x 2
1:50 - 2:09 / Breakdown Riff B x 4
2:09 - 2:19 / Silent
2:19 - 2:38 / Chorus x 4
2:38 - 2:41 / Ending x 1

---

The lyrics of the song are as follows (these are the CORRECT lyrics, from the
book of the Seven Ways To Scream Your Name EP, not the ones found on most
websites, including Funeral's official one):

  Throw that punch,
  Swing to hit your target.
  It's a pointless game,
  One better less played.
  Suicide.
  To kiss your kids goodnight.
  Will you take from them
  What they've taken from you?

  To be the last one
  Who will sing you to sleep.
  To be the last one
  Who will sing you to...

  Just like your unbroken records, (you're broken)
  A comfort to you tonight.

  We will never be the same,
  Same old songs on a brand new stereo.

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Well, that's it! I hope it's been comprehensive, without being too long and
boring. If you have any questions, comments, corrections, or whatever, my MSN
Messenger address is luke@so.org. You can email me there too if you want, but
I don't check that address all that often.
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funeralforafrie wrote on February 3 2004, 12:00 am

Broken Hearts,
Swept To Hands That Tied Me

:)

Erm, im suprised, this tab isnt that bad, the intro for guitar 2 is wrong, but its nice. The other tab for the song is 100% completely right, apart from the pre-chorus, on which, I think you have it right.

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funeralforafrie wrote on February 3 2004, 12:00 am

oh and "What better, lets play"...taken from the original lyrics sheet, before release anywhere.

Just like your broken* records.

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LessThanLuke wrote on February 3 2004, 12:00 am

I have a video and a couple of MP3s of them performing the song live, and he clearly says "One letter less played." the "ed" at the end of the line is emphasised.

As far as I know my intro for Guitar 2 is correct, it's the harmony section. I've not seen it played, so I guessed, but it sounded nigh on perfect for me.

Anyway, thanks for the comments :)

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