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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Dream Theater - Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
from Awake


Repeat 6x        natural harmonics
||-----------12--------------|-------------------------------------------||
||--------------------12-----|--------------------------------------7----||
||o--------------------------|-----12--------------------5--------------o||
||o--------------------------|----------------5-------------------------o||
||---------------------------|-------------------------------------------||
||-------7-------------------|-------------------------------------------||

                              1.2.3                         4.
||------------0--------------|----------------0----------||----------0-----
||------------------0--------|----------3--------3-------||----------------
||o--------4-----------4-----|-------2--------------2---o||-------4--------
||o-----4-----------------4--|----0---------------------o||----2-----------
||---2-----------2-----------|---------------------------||-0-----------0--
||---------------------------|-3-----------3-------------||----------------


--------------|
--0-----------|
-----4--------|
--------2-----|
--------------|
--------------|


Verse 1 (Riff A)
           He seems alone and silent                      thoughts reamain
||-----------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
||-----2-----------2-----------|-3-----------3-----------|-2-----------2-----|
||o----------4-----------4-----|-------4-----------4-----|-------4---------4-|
||o-------4-----4-----4-----4--|----4-----4-----4-----4--|----4-----4----4--4|
||-----------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|


without an answer   (end riff A)

|------------------------------|
|--5-----------5---------------|
|--------4-----------4---------|
|-----2-----2-----2-----2------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|

Riff A
Afraid and uninvited, he slowly drifts away



Pre-Chorus (Riff B)

               Moved by desire and fear,            breaking 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------
|--3-----------3-----------|--5-----------5-----------|-8-----------7------
|--------4-----------4-----|--------4-----------4-----|-------7------------
|-----4-----4-----4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4-----4--|----5-----5-----5---
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------


         delicate wings.
--------|---------------------------|
--------|--5-----------5------------|
--7-----|--------7-----------7------|  (end Riff B)
-----5--|-----7-----5-----7-----5---|
--------|---------------------------|
--------|---------------------------|


Chorus (Riff C)

         Lifting shadows off a
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|-10-----8-----7-----8--10--|----8-----7--------------|
|-----7-----7-----7---------|-7-----7-----7--9-----7--|(end Riff C)
|---------------------------|-------------------7-----|continue for chorus
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|

Dream once broken  She can turn a drop of water
inot an ocean



                                   1.2.3
||----------------------------|---------------------------||
||----------------------------|---------------------------||
||o------------6--7-----6-----|----------6--7-----6------o||
||o---------9--------9-----7--|-------7--------7-----7---o||
||-------9--------------------|----5----------------------||
||----7-----------------------|-3-------------------------||


4.========================
|--------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------
|--------------5-----------|----------7--8-----7-----|---------------8-----
|-----------6--------6-----|-------9--------9-----7--|------------11-------
|--------7--------7-----6--|----9--------------------|--------12--------12-
|-----7--------------------|-7-----------------------|----10---------------
|--5-----------------------|-------------------------|-8-------------------


----------|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------
----------|-------------------------|-------------3-----------|----------5-
--11------|----------6--7-----6-----|----------6--------6-----|-------5----
------12--|-------9--------9-----7--|-------7--------7-----7--|----5-------
----------|----9--------------------|----5--------------------|-3----------
----------|-7-----------------------|-3-----------------------|------------


--------------|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
--7-----5-----|--------------------------|-------------8-----7------------|
-----5-----5--|-----------7--9-----7-----|----------7-----7----7----------|
--------------|--------7--------7-----7--|-------7------------------------|
--------------|-----7--------------------|----5---------------------------|
--------------|--5-----------------------|-3------------------------------|

                           Rhy Fig.1A     
                           As the rain is pouring down, tears of sorrow
                                                      wash his mind.
|-------------------------|-------------|---------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------0--------0--|-------------|---------|--3--------|---(3)-----|
|----------0--------0-----|--2----------|---(2)---|--2--------|---(2)-----|
|-------4--------4--------|--4----------|---(4)---|--0--------|---(0)-----|
|----2--------------------|--4----------|---(4)---|--x--------|---(-)-----|
|-0-----------------------|--2----------|---(2)---|--3--------|---(3)-----|



Drifting with the current, this stream of life flows on.       (end Fig.1A)
|-------------|------------|---2------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------|------------|---3------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------|------------|---0------------|----------------2----2-------|
|--2----------|------------|---x------------|----------------2----2-------|
|--2----------|------------|---3------------|----------------0----0-------|
|--0----------|------------|----------------|-----------------------------|


w/Rhy. Figs 1&1A
He seems alone and silent, waiting on his hands
and knees.  Ths chill fo winter's darkness sits
quietly.  
Moved by desire   (pre-chorus) Riff B
and fear, he takes a few steps away
Lifting shadows off a dream once broken (Chorus) Riff C
She can turn a drop of water into an ocean
And she listens.  Whoa, whoa.  (Bridge) Riff D (6x)
Oh, and she listens openly

Riff D                         
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------7-----6-----|
|-----5--5--7--7-----7-----7--|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|





Instrumental Interlude          1/2
|-----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|----------2--0-----4~--|-------------------------|-----------7--6~--------|
|-2-----2---------------|-----2--4b--rb4p2--------|-/8--5--7---------5--7~-|
|----2-----------2------|--2----------------5--2--|------------------------|

                                      1/4
|-------------|-----------------------------|----------|-------------------
|-------------|-----------------------------|----------|-------------------
|-------------|-----------------------------|----------|----------7--------
|-------------|-----------7--6~-------10b---|------9~--|-7-----7-----10----
|-------5-----|--8--5--7---------5/8--------|--8-------|----7------------7-
|----0-----0--|-----------------------------|----------|-------------------


-------|---------------------------|-------------------------|------------|
-------|---------------------------|-----------8--7~---------|------------|
--9~---|---------------------------|--8--5--7---------5--7~--|----5-------|
-------|-----7--9*b--rb9p7---------|-------------------------|-0--0--0--0-|
-------|--7-----------------10--7--|-------------------------|------------|
-------|---------------------------|-------------------------|------------|


|-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------
|----------8--7~--8--10~--|--------10--11-13------|------------------------
|-8--5--7-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------
|-------------------------|-10/12-------------12--|------------------------
|-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------
|-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------

                                 
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|-13bf-~--|---~~~~~~~~~~~--|--------------------------|-------------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|         |                |                          |                   |
|         |                |                          |                   |
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
|-7/5-\7--|--7/10-\9-9-----|-----9\14-----------------|-~~----------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-----w/bar---------|
|-5/9-\5--|--5/8--\7-7-----|-----7\12-----------------|-~~----------------|
|---------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|


|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------------|
|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------------|
|-14\11----\7--|-7/10---/12\9---|--\7------------|------------------------|
|--------------|----------------|-----------7----|-w/bar------------------|
|-12\9-----\5--|-5/8----/10\7---|--\5------------|------------------------|
|--------------|----------------|-----------5----|------------------------|



He pours his soul into the water, reflecting thy mystery
|------------------|------------------|----------------|------------------|
|-------3----------|--------3---------|--------3-------|------------------|
|----2-------2-----|-----2------2-----|----2------2----|----0-------0-----|
|-0-------------0--|-0-------------0--|-0------------0-|------------------|
|-0----------------|-1----------------|-x--------------|--------3---------|
|------------------|------------------|-3--------------|-1----------------|



w/Rhy Fig.2
               She carries him away, and the winds die slowly
|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|----------------|
|---------3---------|-------3---------|-------3----------|----------------|
|------2------2-----|----2------2-----|----2-------2-----|----------------|
|-0--------------0--|-0------------0--|-0--------------0-|---0-------0----|
|-0-----------------|-1---------------|-x----------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-3----------------|-1------0-------|


w/Riff E 7x
And she listens openly.
Oh, and she listens openly
                            Riff E                                     
                            |-----------------------------------------|
                            |-----------------------------------------|
                            |-0--0--0--0---0-----0--0--0---0----0--0--|
                            |-5--------7------7/12---------11---------|
                            |-----------------------------------------|
                            |-----------------------------------------|


                                   Lifting shadows
|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|---0---0--0---0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0--0--|-9/14---12-11---12---14-----|
|--12---------14--------16--------17---------|----0----0--0----0----0-----|
|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------|

off a dream
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---14----12----11-----9----7-----|  repeat 3more times over below lyrics
|----0-----0-----0-----0----0-----|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


once broken.  She can turn a drop of water into an ocean




Lifting shadows off a dream
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--15--15----15-----15---15---15--|-15---15-----15-----15----15-----------|
|--14--14----14-----14----0----0--|-12---12-----12-----12----12-----------|
|---0---0-----0------0----0----0--|--0----0------0------0-----0-----0-----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|--15---15----15----15---15--15--|-15---15----15---15---15----------------|
|--14---14----14----14----0---0--|-12---12----12---12---12----------------|
|---0----0-----0-----0----0---0--|--0----0-----0----0----0---0------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

      Lifting shadows            off a dream
|--------------------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
|--15----15----15----15----15----|-15--15--15--15-------|-15--15--15--15--15|
|--16----16----16----16----14----|-14--14--14--14-------|-14--14--14--14--12|
|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|--0---0---0---0---0---|--0---0---0---0---0|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|-------------------|


|-------------------------|
|--15----15----15--15-----|
|--12----11----11--11-----|
|---0-----0-----0---0-----|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|


Outro (harmonics) play 4x

||-------------12----------|---------------------------||---------|-------|
||--------------------12---|-----------------------7---||---------|-------|
||o------------------------|--12------------5---------o||---------|-------|
||o------------------------|----------5---------------o||---------|-------|
||-------------------------|---------------------------||---------|-------|
||-----7-------------------|---------------------------||---------|-------|


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_RATM_ 47 Jun 04, 2007 05:40 PM

how much delay do you think ud need for this song?

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Toast1337 142 Nov 09, 2009 12:23 PM

416ms delay

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