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Thoughts Of A Dying Athiest Tab

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 Artist: Muse
   Song: Thoughts of a Dying Athiest
  Album: Absolution
 Tuning: Standard w/ Capo on 10th fret ( D G C F A d ) 
                
 Great song with great lyrics. Enjoy.


Intro (Mild Distortion):
   Gm                              
|------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------|
|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----1-------1-----1-----1-----1-----1-------|
|----------2-----2-----2-----2-------------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|
|--1h2-----------------------------1h2-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1 (2x):
  Gm                              Bb
|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----0-----0-----0-----0------------|
|-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-------1-----1-----1-----1-----1----------|
|-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-------0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|
|-2-------------------------------2--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Eb                              Dsus4           D
|---1-----1-----1-----1-----1-------0-----0---------0-----0--------------|
|-----1-----1-----1-----1-------0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0---0--------|
|-------2-----2-----2-----2---2---------2-----2---------1-----1----------|
|-3-------------------------------2---------------2----------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Gm              Cm              F7
|---------0---------------1---------------1-----1-----1-----1------------|
|-----1-----1---1-----3-----3---3-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------|
|---2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----0---0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------|
|-2---------------0---------------0--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Bb              Bbsus4          Bb
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---1-----1-----1-----1-----1---1---1-----1-----1-----1-----1------------|  
|-----0-----0-------0-----0-----------0-----0-------0-----0-----0--------|
|-------2-----2---3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2----------|
|-3----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (Distortion):
  Cm      Eb/C    F7              Bb      Dm     Bb       Dm6
|-1-------1-------1---------------0-------0-------0-------0--------------|
|-3-------1-------0---------------1-------0-------1-------2--------------|
|-2-------2-------0---------------0-------0-------0-------0--------------|
|-0-------0-------0---------------2-------2-------2-------2--------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Cm      Eb/C    F7              Bb      Bb7     Eb      Ebm
|-1-------1-------1---------------0-------0-------1-------1--------------|
|-3-------1-------0---------------1-------1-------1-------1--------------|
|-2-------2-------0---------------0-------3-------2-------1--------------|
|-0-------0-------0---------------2-------2-------3-------3--------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Bb              Eb  Ebm Bb
|-0---------------1---1---0-------------|
|-1---------------1---1---1-------------|
|-0---------------2---1---0-------------|
|-2---------------3---3---2-------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

2nd Verse (distorted): Play the same chords in this picking pattern:

|----------|
|-----x----|
|-------x--|
|---x------|
|-x--------|
|----------|
PM...

Play the Bb chords at the end normally

Interlude (w/ Flanger):
           
|-x-x-0--x-0----------------x-x-0--x-------------------------------|
|-x-x-0--x-1----------------x-x-0--x-1-----------------------------|
|-x-x-0--x-2----------------x-x-0--x-2-----------------------------|
|-x-x-0--x-2----------------x-x-0--x-1-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-x-x-0--x-0---------x-0-000-0-1---x-x-1----x-x-1----x-x-1---------|
|-x-x-0--x-1---------x-0-------1---x-x-1----x-x-1----x-x-1---------|
|-x-x-0--x-2---------x-0-------2---x-x-2----x-x-2----x-x-2---------|
|-x-x-0--x-2---------x---------3---x-x-3----x-x-3----x-x-3---------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

This part boggles me because the notes are too low for there to be a 
capo. My guess is that he uses an octaver to make it an octave down,
which is how I'll tab it 
(Flanger, Wah?):
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--------0---------4-----------5b7-5---4-5--------5b7------------|
|------------2-1-0-------------------------------------------------|
|------------------3---------2-2-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------5\--------------------|
                                                           ^No idea what goes on here

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--5b7--5-4---4b5-4----------/5----4-5-/7-----5-/7b9r7-------------|
|----------------------1h2h3-----------------0-------^Bunch of bendy things.
|-----------------------------------------------------Again... No idea.
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Sequence:

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Interlude
Chorus


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Moss wrote on March 21 2005, 12:00 am

your tab is better than the other one, you can even spell athiest right

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jevons wrote on June 2 2007, 12:24 pm

he uses a digitech whammy pedal for the solo to make it sound low. gd tab :)

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Erickd wrote on June 15 2007, 06:17 pm

he use a flanger too.. I think

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