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Band: Breaking Benjamin
Album: Phobia
Song: Breath
Tabbed by: innerfears
http://www.shallowbay.com

This is one of my favorite songs off Phobia, and after first hearing it I just had to 
it out. Keep checking shallowbay.com for new tabs.

TUNING: Bb F Bb Eb G C (Drop D and two whole steps down)

Intro (clean)

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-9-9-9-9*-xx9*-9-10--9-9-9-9*-xx9*-9-10-------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-7-7-7-7*-xx7*-7-7---7-7-7-7*-xx7*-7-7--------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 (distorted)

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-5---(4)----------------------------------------5----(4)--------------------------------------------|
Bb|-5----5-----------------9-10--------------9-10--5-----5---------------------------------------------|
F |-3----2-----7-7-7-7*-7*-7-7---7-7-7-7*-7*-7-7---3-----2---------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------7-7-7-7*-7*-7-7---7-7-7-7*-7*-7-7-------------------------------------------------------|
    ^    ^
    these chords could alternately be played like this:
    C |-------------------|
    G |-------------------|
    Eb|-------------------|
    Bb|-10---(12)---------|
    F |-10----10----------|
    Bb|-10----9-----------|
    both versions sound good, so either one works

Guitar 2 Lead (distorted with possible chorus effect)

C |--15-----------------------15------------------------19----20-19-----19----20-19--------------------|
G |-----17-15--17h181817---------17--15--17h181817---------20-------20-----20-------20-----------------|
Eb|-----------------------17------------------------17-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

C |--------12-10---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--13--------------12--10----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----12-------12------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (clean with delay)

C |----8----8-7---0-------8----8-7---8------------7h8---------------8----8-7---0-----------------------|
G |-10---10-----8------10---10-----8---------8h10-----8-8h10~----10---10-----8-------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------10-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

C |----8----8-7---0-------8----8-7---8------------7h8---------------8----8-7---8-----------------------|
G |-10---10-----8------10---10-----8---------8h10-----8-8h10~----10---10-----8-------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------10-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------/9999---------------/9999---------------/9999----------------------|
Bb|-------------------3---3-3-3--3--------3---3-3-3--3--------7---7-7-7--7--------7--2--7--9-----------|
F |------------7-7--7-3---3-3-3--3--------3---3-3-3--3--------7---7-7-7--7--------7--2--7--9-----------|
Bb|------------7-7--7-3---3-3-3--3--------3---3-3-3--3--------7---7-7-7--7--------7--2--7--9-----------|
               * *  *
   "so sacrifice yourself..."
                                                        Chorus
C |---------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-3---3-3-3--3-3----------3---3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---|--12-----14-----12--------------x-x-------------|
F |-3---3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3---3---3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---|--10-----10-----10--------------x-x-------------|
Bb|-3---3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3---3---3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---|--10-----10-----10--------------x-x-------------|
                   * *  *                               (acoustic strumming)
                                                        "you take the breath right out of me"

Chorus (cont.)

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7------3-----5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-7----0-3-----5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7----0-3-----5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    just tabbed the chords, the rhythm shouldn't be too hard to pick up

Verse

C |----8----8-7---0--|-----8----8-7---0--------8----8-7---8-------------7h8-------------8----8-7---8---|
G |-10---10-----8----|--10---10-----8-------10---10-----8----------8h10-----8-8h10---10---10-----8-----|
Eb|------------------|------------------------------------------10-------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                       "this will be all over soon..."

Pre-Chorus

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------/9999---------------/9999---------------/9999----------------------|
Bb|-------------------3---3-3-3--3--------3---3-3-3--3--------7---7-7-7--7--------7--2--7--9-----------|
F |------------7-7--7-3---3-3-3--3--------3---3-3-3--3--------7---7-7-7--7--------7--2--7--9-----------|
Bb|------------7-7--7-3---3-3-3--3--------3---3-3-3--3--------7---7-7-7--7--------7--2--7--9-----------|
               * *  *
   "so sacrifice yourself..."
                                                        Chorus
C |---------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-3---3-3-3--3-3----------3---3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---|--10--10-1010-10-12-14--10--10-1010-10-10(12)---|
F |-3---3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3---3---3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---|--10--10-1010-10-10-10--10--10-1010-10-10-10----|
Bb|-3---3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3---3---3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---|--10--10-1010-10-10-10--10--10-1010-10-10-9-----|
                   * *  *                                       * *                   * *
Chorus (cont.)

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7--7-77-7--7-7---7--7-77-7-7--0--3-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|
F |-7--7-77-7--7-7---7--7-77-7-7--0--3-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7--7-77-7--7-7---7--7-77-7-7--0--3-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|
         **               **         goes back to regular rhythm of chorus here

Break

Guitar 1 (Rhythm)
C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7-xxx7*-7*-xxxxx3-xxx3*-3*-xxxxx5-xxx5*-5*-xxxxx3--------------------------------------------------|
F |-7-xxx7*-7*-xxxxx3-xxx3*-3*-xxxxx5-xxx5*-5*-xxxxx3--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7-xxx7*-7*-xxxxx3-xxx3*-3*-xxxxx5-xxx5*-5*-xxxxx3--------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Lead)
C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-10x10x10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------x9x9x9-10x10x10x9x9x9xx7x7x9x10x9xx--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------10---9--12----------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
this lead will be much easier if you look at the rhythm riff above, the chord changes are what compliment
the lead parts and the tabbed lead parts hit exactly when the tabbed chords above change. basically
aaron was following along with the root notes of what ben was playing.

Rhythm
C |--------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7------------3----------5------------------------------------|
F |-7------------3----------5----------101010101010101099999999--|
Bb|-7------------3----------5----------101010101010101099999999--|
   "I'm waiting..."                    ************************

Lead
C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----9--7--10--------9--7--10-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7---------------7----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
if you listen closely this lead part comes in when the above rhythm part starts and gradually fades out
but it's playing the exact melody ben is singing

Chorus

C |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-10----(12)---7-------3------5----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-10-----10----7-----0-3------5----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-10-----9-----7-----0-3------5----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (Lead)

C |-8---8-10-8-7-8---8-10-8-7-8---8-10-8-7-8---8-10-8-7-8---8-10-8-7-8---8-10-8-7-8--------------------|
G |---8------------8------------8------------8---------|--8------------8-------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
F |----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

                                                     C |12-10-12-13-12-10-12-10-12-13-12-10---------

                                                     G |--------------------------------------------|
                                                     Eb|--------------------------------------------|
                                                        ultra simple lead part harmony

Outro

C |------------------------|
G |------------------------|
Eb|------------------------|
Bb|-7----------------------|
F |-7----------------------|
Bb|-7----------------------|
   let chord ring

Lead (lots of chorus/delay)
C |----8----8-7---0--------|
G |-10---10-----8----------|
Eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
F |------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|

* = palm mute
h = hammer-on

© copyright 2006 the shallow bay (www.shallowbay.com)
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bunkeredugly72 274 wrote on August 16 2006, 10:01 pm

WOW. This tab is flawless. The only thing I think that should be changed is the "9s" in the Pre-Chorus. If you go up a string, and down a few frets, you dont have to travel as far up the fret board to get the note. But what you have is right, just slightly more difficult. Other than that its perfect. 5.

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innerfears 614 wrote on August 18 2006, 12:42 am

you're right.. I considered that when playing along... but the only reason I tabbed that (and play that note) is because I keep hearing a really quick slide up to that note. it can probably be achieved just as easily on the G string, but there's less room to slide.. and the Eb string just sounds thicker.. but it's really just anyone's preference ;) thanks for the comments!

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incubosity 2,995 wrote on August 27 2006, 10:36 am

very sweet...touche'.....hard song to tab. Just to let you know..I saw a live vid of this song on youtube.com and it looks like ben plays around the 2-5th frets. I know it could be played that way, but I didnt know how authentic you wanted the tab to be. Nice nice work!!!!! 5 stars

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