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The Past Should Stay Dead Tab

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There are two guitars for this song and a LOT going on.  This is a pretty rough guide on 
to be able to play this song.  There are plenty of parts where the background guitar is 
something and I don't have it tabbed out.  For the most part all of the lead parts are here.

The rhythm of the first part of the song, the picking pattern, is 123, 123, 123, 123, 1234

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-5-----3----3/7--------------|
Gb|-4-----0----0/0--------------|
Db|-2-x16-2-x7-2/4--------------| x3
Ab|-2-----3----3/5--------------|
Eb|-2---------------------------|

Tailored sheets, to fit this dirty bed
For once this dirt won't come all off
I can't be pushed aside

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-9/4-4/7---------55~---------|
Db|-----------00200-55~---------|
Ab|-7/2-2/5---00200-33~---------|
Eb|-----------00200-------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|--------7--------------------|
Gb|-5------0--------------------|
Db|-5-x16--4-x16----------------|
Ab|-3------5--------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Wind is blowing through closed doors
With shadows, dancing in the

*** The second guitar part, the background of the lead is***

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------8-----3-----------8-----|
Gb|-9-----7-----0-----9-----7-----|
Db|-7-x16-5-x16-2-x32-7-x16-5-x16-|
Ab|-7-----5-----3-----7-----5-----|
Eb|-7-----5-----------7-----5-----|

*** Lead part ***

eb|-151515----------------------------|
Bb|-------151515------131313-12121212-|
Gb|-------------121212----------------| x4
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

Hall
Now hit the floor
Crawl to the side
We've all made

eb|----------12------------12---|
Bb|-12-13-15------12-13-15------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Better moves
Despite the slowing of our feet

***The background for this whole next part is***
(Hold each note for 8 beats or 2 measures)

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|-2~-0~-5~-7~----------------| x3
Ab|-2~-0~-5~-7~----------------|
Eb|-2~-0~-5~-7~----------------|

*** Lead part ***

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----7p0-------------------------|
Gb|---------9/7p0-4/7p0-4p0-5p0-7p0-| x3
Db|-9p0-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

For once, lets leave the dreaming to

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----7p0-------------------------|
Gb|---------9/7p0-4/7~~-------------|
Db|-9p0-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

someone else

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----7p0-------------------------|
Gb|---------9/7p0-4/7p0-4p0-5p0-7p0-| x2
Db|-9p0-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Our time has slipped away

eb|---10-7----14-10-7-10--------|
Bb|-8------10-------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------| x2
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

We're sinking faster, faster, no more play

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----7p0-------------------------|
Gb|---------9/7p0-4/7p0-4p0-5p0-7p0-| x2
Db|-9p0-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Get ready for the catch, I'm at the

eb|---10-7----14-10-7-10--------|
Bb|-8------10-------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------| x2
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

next step, waiting for our year

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|---------(7h)----------------|
Db|-2-0-x-0-(7h)-0-2-0----------| x4
Ab|-2-0-x-0------0-2-0----------|
Eb|-2-0-x-0------0-2-0----------|

And all at once
It leaves you breathless
With next to nothing
But open

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-9/4-4/7--9/4-4/7---7--------|
Db|------------------0----------|
Ab|-7/2-2/5--7/2-2/5-0-5--------|
Eb|------------------0----------|

hands

*** There are two guitars for this next part ***

Part I (kind of in the background, just repeats):

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|---------9/4-4/7-------------|
Db|-4h5-5/9---------4h5p0-------| x8
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Part II:

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-10-------12--10------12-----|
Gb|----11-12-------11-12--------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Reach out, hold on tight

eb|----------12-----------12----|
Bb|-12-----------12-------------|
Gb|----14-12--------14-12-------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

I know it hurts but keep trying

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-10-------12--10------12-----|
Gb|----11-12-------11-12--------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

And with your luck, this won't be over quick

eb|----------12-----------12----|
Bb|-12-----------12-------------|
Gb|----14-12--------14-12-------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Out of the blue it strikes

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-3-----7---------------------|
Gb|-0-----0---------------------|
Db|-2-x16-4-x16-----------------|
Ab|-3-----5---------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

You
What's left to catch, but the fear of

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-0h1h3/5-8-7-5-5/3-3/1-1p0---|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Letting go

eb|--------------------5-----5--|
Bb|-0h1h3/5-8-7--5h7h5---7-7----|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

(The fear of letting go)

*** There is a little fill right here ***

eb|---------12-14151412-------|
Bb|-12h13h15------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

*** Then into the softer part ***

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----7h8-7--------3-5--------|
Gb|---7-------7----4------------|
Db|-5------------2--------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

And bite down, the stress gets harder now

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|---3-------------------------|
Gb|---0-------------------------|
Db|---2-x16---------------------|
Ab|---3-------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-11/7-11/7-11/7--11/14-11/14-11/14-|
Db|-----------------------------------| x2
Ab|--9/5--9/5--9/5---9/12--9/12--9/12-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

The mood is let down
Let it play for the last time,
Take this last second to know

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|----3---------------5--5-------|
Gb|---0-0--------7------4---4-----|
Db|-2-----2-2/4---4-4-2--2----2---| x4
Ab|-3----3--3/5-5--5--2---------2-|
Eb|-------------------2-----------|

For once don't be so weak
Back up the feelings that you claim now
Fall deeper into a world
That you can't explain

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-9999-9-999-99/12-121212/11-1111-11-111111-|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7777-7-777-77/10-101010/-9--9-9--9--9-9-9-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

For once

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-1111/14141414-14-141414-14141414-|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|--9-9/12121212-12-121212-12121212-|
Eb|----------------------------------|

Don't be so weak

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-1717171717/1919/1616161616161616-|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-1515151515/1717/1414141414141414-|
Eb|----------------------------------|

I've seen your mistake and it's you

eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-9-9-99-999-99-12-1212-1211-11111111-111111-1111/17-|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7-7-77-777-77/10-1010-10/9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9/15-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|

Don't try

eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|-171717/161616-16161616-16161616-16161616-|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|-151515/141414-14141414-14141414-14141414-|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

I never lied

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-17171717-17171717-19191919-19191919-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-15151515-15151515-17171717-17171717-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

I know the truth

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|----------7---------------------------|
Gb|----------10b12-555555-555555-55555---|
Db|-2-0-x-0--------555555-555555-55555-0-| x4
Ab|-2-0-x-0--------333333-333333-33333-0-|
Eb|-2-0-x-0----------------------------0-|

Let hate save you
When nothing else will
Oh let it save you
When nothing else will

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-2-0-2-0-2-0-2---------------|
Ab|-2-0-2-0-2-0-2---------------|
Eb|-2-0-2-0-2-0-2---------------|

Let it save you

eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-11/7-11/7-11/7--11/14-11/14-11/14-|
Db|-----------------------------------| x2
Ab|--9/5--9/5--9/5---9/12--9/12--9/12-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

The mood is let down
Let it play for the last time,
Take this last second to know

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-3-----7---------------------|
Gb|-0-----0---------------------|
Db|-2-x16-4-x16-----------------| x2
Ab|-3-----5---------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

***For the last minute of the song, the lead part is this, repeated until the end***

eb|-151515----------------------------|
Bb|-------151515------131313-12121212-|
Gb|-------------121212----------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

***While the background part is something like this***

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-3------7-----5-----8--------|
Gb|-0------0-----4-----7--------|
Db|-2-x16--4-x16-2-x16-5-x16----|
Ab|-3------5-----2-----5--------|
Eb|--------------2-----5--------|

We know who does it best,
Wind is blowing through closed doors
With shadows dancing in the hall
Now hit the floor, crawl to the side,
We've all made better moves despite our slowing feet

Let hate save you when nothing else will
I know the truth, it won?t save you
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allstar21369 1,320 wrote on July 22 2009, 04:47 pm

Great job. Youtube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm9DeqaRTGw&fmt=18

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damien-fr 136 wrote on July 29 2009, 11:42 pm

Awesome.

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