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Born Of A Broken Man Tab

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Band: Rage Against the Machine
Song: Born of a Broken Man
Album: The Battle of Los Angeles
Guitarist: Tom Morello

Tabbed by Xnay
Comments to xnaysaturo@gmail.com

Drop D tuning 
DADGBe

x = Left Hand Mute
b = Bend
~ = Vibrato
h = Hammer On
* = Let Ring

Intro/Verse (I've seen this done differently, but this is the way I play it.)
Here are the chords. Listen to the recording to get the right strumming pattern.
(0:00)
e|-5--4--7--0--0--0-|
B|-3--3--7--5--3--3-|
G|-2--2--7--0--4--2-|	x2
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0-|
A|------------------|
D|------------------|

Chorus
(0:25)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|		x4
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

My fears hunt me down
Capturing my memories
The frontier of loss
They try to escape across the street where
Jesus stripped bare
And raped the spirit he was supposed to nurture
In the name of my 
In the name of my
(0:51)
e|-5--4--7--0--0--0-|
B|-3--3--7--5--3--3-|
G|-2--2--7--0--4--2-|	x2
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0-|
A|------------------|
D|------------------|


Born of a broken man
But not a broken man
Born of a broken man
Never a broken man
(1:17)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|		x4
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

Like autumn leaves
His sense fell from him
An empty glass of himself
Shattered somewhere within
His thoughts like a hundred moths
Trapped in a lampshade
Somewhere within
Their wings banging and burning
On through endless nights
Forever awake he lies shaking and starving
Praying for someone to turn off the light
(1:43)
e|-5--4--7--0--0--0-|
B|-3--3--7--5--3--3-|
G|-2--2--7--0--4--2-|	x3
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0-|
A|------------------|
D|------------------|

Born of a broken man
But not a broken man
Born of a broken man
Never a broken man
(2:22)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|		x4
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

(2:47)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|---------------5--5h7~--|
D|------------------------|	x3
A|------------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------|

(2:57)
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-|	x1
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

My fears hunt me down
Capturing my memories
The frontier of loss
They try to escape across the street where
Jesus stripped bare
And raped the spirit he was supposed to nurture
In the name of my
In the name of my
(3:01)
e|-5-5~5~5~-4-4~4~-7-7~--0--0--0-|
B|-3--------3------7-----5--3--3-|
G|-2--------2------7-----0--4--2-|	x2
D|-0--------0------0-----0--0--0-|
A|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|

(3:27)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|		x2
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

Born of a broken man
But not a broken man
Born of a broken man
Never a broken man
(3:40)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|		x4
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-x-x-x-x-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

(4:05)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|---------------5--5h7~--|
D|------------------------|	x3
A|------------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------|

(4:15)
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-|	x1
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0-|

(4:18)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|---------------5--5h7~--|
D|------------------------|	x3
A|------------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------|

(4:28)
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0*-|	x1
A|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0*-|
D|-0-5b-3-0-7-0-3-0*-|

That's it! Easy song, enjoy!
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Jamb36 wrote on December 7 2007, 11:20 am

the 0 chord sounds a little bit odd, but other than that flawless tab!
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metal_licka wrote on February 16 2008, 01:41 am

Pretty good tab, though I thought the opening was a little weird, this was how i tabbed it


e|-5--4--7--3--0--0-5-|
b|-3--3--7--3--3--3-3-|
g|-2--2--7--2--4--2-2-| x2
d|-0--0--0--0--0--0-0-|
a|--------------------|
d|--------------------|

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FuZzY(aus) wrote on April 18 2008, 04:16 am

metal licks right

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