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Broken Wings Bass Tab

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jjhand 10,508
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B E A D F# B
Alter Bridge - "Broken Wings"
From "One Day Remains"
Tuning- 5 string down 1/2 step
tabbed by jjhand

I thought you guys deserved an accurate version of Broken Wings. Brian
started playing 5-string basses when Alter Bridge did the 'One Day Remains' 
sessions and he really harmonizes well with Mark's chords in this one.
Please rate/comment

Guitar only in Intro


(0:42) Main Bass Riff:

   play, then repeat similarly 
Gb|-----------------|----------------|
Db|-----------------|----------------|
Ab|-----------------|----------------|
Eb|-----------------|/7--7----7------|
Bb|-3--3----5--5----|------------0---|

1 "Fight the fight alone, when the world is full of victims 
2 "Leave the peace alone, How we all are slowly changing


ending (then repeat above line)
-----------------|----------------|
-----------------|----------------|
-----------------|----------------|
-----------------|----------------|
-3--3----5--5----|-0--0----0--0---| 
"Dims a fading light In our souls"




Prechorus - play this line 2x
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-5--5----3--3----|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-0--0----0--0----| x2
1 "In my opinion seeing is to know"
2 "The things we hold are always first to go"


  prechorus ending
G|-----------------|------|
D|-----------------|------|
A|-----------------|------|
E|-5--5----3--3----|-2----|
B|-----------------|------| 
"And who's to say We won't end up alone? On broken wings I'm"





Chours 1

|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|------5-------------5---|-4----4----4-------4---|-----------------9------|
|------------------------|---------------5-----5-|-7----7----0-5/7-----7--|
|-3--------3--3-3------3-|-----------------------|------------------------|
"Falling and it wont be long, the skin on me is burning by the fires of the"

|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|------5-------------5---|-4---4-4----4----4-0-4-0-|
|-3----3-----2h3--3--3--5--|------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------3---------------|-3---3----3--3-3------3-|-------------------------|
"sun.  On skinned knees I'm bleeding and it won't be long. I gotta find that"

|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-7----7---0-5h7--------|-3----3----3--------|
|----------------0------|--------------------|
"meaning that I've searched for so long"




Verse 2 - Play Main riff similarly 4x (2 before lyrics, 2 with lyrics)

"Cry ourselves to sleep
We will sleep alone forever
Will you lay me down
In the same place with all I love

Mend the broken homes
Care for them they are our brothers
Save the fading light in our souls"





Play Prechorus but change ending bars:

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





Chours II (3:02)- 

|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------7-|
|------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------7---|
|------5-------------5---|-4----4----4-------4---|---------------9--7-9-----|
|------------------------|---------------5-----5-|-7----7----5/7------------|
|-3--------3--3-3------3-|-----------------------|--------------------------|
"Falling and it wont be long, ..."

|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|------5-------------5---|-4---4-4---4--4-0----4-0-|
|-3---3-3---2h3-3---5-3-2--|-----------------3h5--5-|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-3---3----3--3-3--------|-------------------------|


|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------7---4--|----------2---------------------|
|-7-------7----5h7---7----|-3--3-3-3-----3---3-3-3-3---2h3-|
|-----0------0------------|------------3-------------3-----|





Bridge
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------7-------------5---|-2------4------5------7----|
|-5---5-----5-0-3----3----3-|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---0--0---0--0---0--0------|
"Set a-free all           Relying on their will To make me"

|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------7----------------|-----------------------------|
|-5---5-----5-0-3---3---3--|-7-------7-------7-----------|
|--------------------------|---0---0---0---0---0---------|
"All that I am and all that I'll be"

|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------4-5-5-4-----4-5-4-----|
|---------7-------------5---|-----------------7------7-5--|
|-5---5-----5-0-3---3-3---3-|---5h7---------------------5-|
|---------------------------|-0---------------------------|
"Set a-free all Will fall between the cracks with memories of"

|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|---------7-----------5-------|---------------------------------|
|-5---5-----5-0-3---3---3-3-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
"all that I am and all I'll be, On broken wings I'm ..."


Final Chorus 
|-------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-------5-----------5/7-5-|-4----4----4-4---------|---------------9------|
|-------------------------|---------------5-----7-|-(7)--7----5/7-----7--|
|-3--3------3--3-3--------|-----------------------|----------------------|
"Falling and it wont be long, the skin on me is burning by the fires of the"

|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------5--------5---|-4----4----4-4-4---0-4-0-|
|-3---3-3-3----3--3--3--5--|------------------5-----|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-3----3------3-3------3-|-------------------------|
"sun.  On skinned knees I'm bleeding and it won't be long. I gotta find that"

|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-7-------7-------7-----|-3----3----3--------|
|---0---0---0---0---0---|--------------------|
"meaning that I've searched for so long"




Ending
|-----------|---------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------|---------7-----|-5---5---5-------------|-4---4---4------------|
|-----------|-------7----7\-|-----------5---------0-|-----------4--------0-|
|-----------|-5-------------|-------------3---2-3---|-------------2--------|
|-0---------|---------------|-----------------------|----------------------|

|--------------|----------------|---------------------|-----------------|----|
|--------------|-----------7----|-5---5---5-------2-5-|-4---4---4-------|----|
|--------------|---------7----7-|---------------------|-----------------|----|
|------/7---12\|-5-----5--------|------------3--------|------------2----|----|
|-0------------|----------------|---------------------|-----------------|-0--|



Key:

/ \ - slides (up or down neck)
()  - held note from previous bar
h   - hammer-on
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