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EDIT 11.04.2014: Some corrections and little changes in solo and chorus
EDIT 20.07.2014: Correction in solo

This is how I play this song. It's my first tab, so it may have some mistakes, but
I'll try to fix them if they will appear. I can also write strange this text,
'cause I'm not English and I'm not sure how to do that.
Thanks to necriononguitar for the solo and kiritokazuto1 for correction in solo.

Guitar 1 - Acoustic
Guitar 2 - Electric Lead
Guitar 3 - Electric Rythm

Guitar 1 can play as the Rythm guitar playing Guitar 3 in Choruses and Bridge, but
it sounds better when rythm guitar is electric not acoustic.
Backing track in Verses (Intros) can be played by Guitar 2, 3 or both, however you
want.
!NOTE!: Backing track played in Verses has got one more note at the end, when it's
played A# and the text is "You're in ruins", but I don't know what's this note.
It's need if you want to play all of the song with no missings, but this note is
quite hard to hear, so you can just miss it (read: forget that it should be note there).

Tuning: Standard eBGDAE



[Intro]

To do that like in song you have to turn Volume to 0. Then pick strings and slowly
turn Volume up, and later turn down to pick another strings. When you play the
last bar, don't turn Volume to 0, let it ring to the Verse.


e--1--|-----|--5--|--0--|--1--|-----|--5--|--0-||
B-----|--3--|-----|-----|-----|--3--|-----|----||
G-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|----||
D--0--|-----|--3--|-----|--0--|-----|--3--|----||
A-----|--1--|-----|--3--|-----|--1--|-----|--3-||
E-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|----||
   <     <     <     <     <     <     <     <


[Verse 1]

Guitar 1 (Acoustic)

     Dm         A#         F           C
e--1--1-1-|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||
B--3--3-3-|--3--3-3-|--1--1--1-1-|--1-1-1-1-||
G--2--2-2-|--3--3-3-|--2--2--2-2-|--0-0-0-0-||
D--0--0-0-|--3--3-3-|--3--3--3-3-|--2-2-2-2-||  x3
A---------|--1--1-1-|--3--3--3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E---------|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||
   ^  ^ v    ^  ^ v    ^  ^  ^ v    ^ ^ ^ ^

          A#                 C
e--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-||
B--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-||
G--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-||
D--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|--2--2--2-2-2-2-2-||
A--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-|--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-||
E--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-||
   ^  ^  v ^ ^ ^ v    ^  ^  v ^ ^ ^ v

     Dm         A#         F           C                     A#
e--1--1-1-|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||            e--1-||
B--3--3-3-|--3--3-3-|--1--1--1-1-|--1-1-1-1-||            B--1-||
G--2--2-2-|--3--3-3-|--2--2--2-2-|--0-0-0-0-||            G--3-||
D--0--0-0-|--3--3-3-|--3--3--3-3-|--2-2-2-2-||  x3  then  D--3-||
A---------|--1--1-1-|--3--3--3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||            A--3-||
E---------|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||            E--1-||
   ^  ^ v    ^  ^ v    ^  ^  ^ v    ^ ^ ^ ^                  ^

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

Starts when Guitar 1 plays Verse 4th time (after "And you feel yourself suffocating").

e--1--|-----|--5--|--0--|--1--|-----|--5--|--0--||
B-----|--3--|-----|-----|-----|--3--|-----|-----||
G-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----||
D--0--|-----|--3--|-----|--0--|-----|--3--|-----||
A-----|--1--|-----|--3--|-----|--1--|-----|--3--||
E-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----||
   <     <     <     <     <     <     <     <

When Guitar 1 plays the last A# chord play this:

  A#5    C5
e-----|-----||
B-----|-----||
G--3--|--5--||
D--3--|--5--||
A--1--|--3--||
E-----|-----||
   <     ^

Chorus 1

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

   F5     C6     D5       C5         A#5        F5         C5
e------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
B------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|--5-6-8---||
G------|------|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|----------||
D--3-3-|--2-2-|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|----------||
A--3-3-|--3-3-|--5-5-|--3-3-3-33-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|----------||\
E--1-1-|--0-0-|------|-----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------|| \
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^v    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^                \
                                                                                 \
Guitar 3 (Electric Rythm)                                                         x2
                                                                                 /
   F5     C6     D5       C5         A#5        F5         C5         C5        /
e------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|| /
B------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||/
G------|------|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||
D--3-3-|--2-2-|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||
A--3-3-|--3-3-|--5-5-|--3-3-3-33-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E--1-1-|--0-0-|------|-----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^v    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

Guitar 2 and 3

     A#5        F5       C5
e----------|----------|-----||
B----------|----------|-----||
G--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5--||
D--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5--||
A--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3--||
E----------|--1-1-1-1-|-----||
   ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^


[Verse 2]

Guitar 1 (Acoustic)

     Dm         A#         F           C
e--1--1-1-|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||
B--3--3-3-|--3--3-3-|--1--1--1-1-|--1-1-1-1-||
G--2--2-2-|--3--3-3-|--2--2--2-2-|--0-0-0-0-||
D--0--0-0-|--3--3-3-|--3--3--3-3-|--2-2-2-2-||  x3
A---------|--1--1-1-|--3--3--3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E---------|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||
   ^  ^ v    ^  ^ v    ^  ^  ^ v    ^ ^ ^ ^

          A#                 C
e--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-||
B--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-||
G--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-||
D--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|--2--2--2-2-2-2-2-||
A--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-|--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-||
E--1--1--1-1-1-1-1-|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-||
   ^  ^  v ^ ^ ^ v    ^  ^  v ^ ^ ^ v

     Dm         A#         F           C                     A#
e--1--1-1-|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||            e--1-||
B--3--3-3-|--3--3-3-|--1--1--1-1-|--1-1-1-1-||            B--1-||
G--2--2-2-|--3--3-3-|--2--2--2-2-|--0-0-0-0-||            G--3-||
D--0--0-0-|--3--3-3-|--3--3--3-3-|--2-2-2-2-||  x3  then  D--3-||
A---------|--1--1-1-|--3--3--3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||            A--3-||
E---------|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||            E--1-||
   ^  ^ v    ^  ^ v    ^  ^  ^ v    ^ ^ ^ ^                  ^

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)


Played all the [Verse]

e--1--|-----|--5--|--0--|--1--|-----|--5--|--0--||
B-----|--3--|-----|-----|-----|--3--|-----|-----||
G-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----||
D--0--|-----|--3--|-----|--0--|-----|--3--|-----||
A-----|--1--|-----|--3--|-----|--1--|-----|--3--||
E-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----||
   <     <     <     <     <     <     <     <


When Guitar 1 plays the last A# chord play this:

  A#5    C5
e-----|-----||
B-----|-----||
G--3--|--5--||
D--3--|--5--||
A--1--|--3--||
E-----|-----||
   <     ^


[Chorus 2]

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

   F5     C6     D5       C5         A#5        F5         C5
e------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
B------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|--5-6-8---||
G------|------|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|----------||
D--3-3-|--2-2-|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|----------||
A--3-3-|--3-3-|--5-5-|--3-3-3-33-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|----------||\
E--1-1-|--0-0-|------|-----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------|| \
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^v    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^                \
                                                                                 \
Guitar 3 (Electric Rythm)                                                         x2
                                                                                 /
   F5     C6     D5       C5         A#5        F5         C5         C5        /
e------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|| /
B------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||/
G------|------|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||
D--3-3-|--2-2-|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||
A--3-3-|--3-3-|--5-5-|--3-3-3-33-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E--1-1-|--0-0-|------|-----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^v    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

Guitar 2 and 3

     A#5        F5         C5         C5
e----------|----------|----------|-----------||
B----------|----------|----------|-----------||
G--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|--55555555-||
D--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--55555555-||
A--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--33333333-||
E----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|-----------||
   ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^v^v^v^v


[Bridge]

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

   D5     A#5    F5       C5
e------|------|------|----------||
B------|------|------|----------||
G--7-7-|------|------|--5-5-5-5-||
D--7-7-|--8-8-|--3-3-|--5-5-5-5-||
A--5-5-|--8-8-|--3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E------|--6-6-|--1-1-|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

   D5     A#5    A#5/F5          A5
e------|------|--------------|----------||
B------|------|--------------|----------||
G--7-7-|------|--------------|--2-2-2-2-||
D--7-7-|--8-8-|--8/-3-3-3-33-|--2-2-2-2-||
A--5-5-|--8-8-|--8/-3-3-3-33-|--0-0-0-0-||
E------|--6-6-|--6/-1-1-1-11-|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^  ^ ^ ^ ^v   ^ ^ ^ ^

   D5     A#5      F5         A5
e------|------|----------|----------||
B------|------|----------|----------||
G--7-7-|------|----------|--2-2-2-2-||
D--7-7-|--8-8-|--3-3-3-3-|--2-2-2-2-||
A--5-5-|--8-8-|--3-3-3-3-|--0-0-0-0-||
E------|--6-6-|--1-1-1-1-|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

Guitar 3 (Electric Rythm)

e------------------|------------------||
B--6---6---6---6-6-|--6---6---5---5---||
G----7---7---7-----|----5---5---5---5-||
D------------------|------------------||
A------------------|------------------||
E------------------|------------------||

e------------------|------------------||
B--6---6---6---6-6-|--6---6---5-5-5-5-||
G----7---7---7-----|----5---5---------||
D------------------|------------------||
A------------------|------------------||
E------------------|------------------||

e------------------|------------------||
B--6---6---6---6-6-|--6---6---5-5-5-5-||
G----7---7---7-----|----5---5---------||
D------------------|------------------||
A------------------|------------------||
E------------------|------------------||


[Pre-Solo]

Guitar 2 and 3

     A#5        A#5        C5         C5
e----------|----------|----------|-----------||
B----------|----------|----------|-----------||
G--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--55555555-||
D--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--55555555-||
A--1-1-1-1-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--33333333-||
E----------|----------|----------|-----------||
   ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^v^v^v^v


[Solo]

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

e--------------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------------------||
B--------10----8-8-10------|---------------------|----------------|--------------------||
G-----------10--------10(~)|----10----9-9-10-7(~)|---7------------|--9(~)9(~)9-10-12(~)||
D-----10-------------------|-10----10------------|-8---8-10-7-----|--------------------||
A--/8----------------------|---------------------|------------8(~)|--------------------||
E--------------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------------------||

e--------------------------|---------------------|----------------|---------------11^||
B--------10----8-8-10------|---------------------|----------------|------------------||
G-----------10--------10(~)|----10----9-9-10-7(~)|---7------------|--9(~)9(~)9-10----||
D-----10-------------------|-10----10------------|-8---8-10-7-----|------------------||
A--/8----------------------|---------------------|------------8(~)|------------------||
E--------------------------|---------------------|----------------|------------------||

e----------|----------|-------------------||
B--3-------|--1-------|-------------------||
G----3-----|----2-----|--9(~)9(~)9-9-9-99-||
D------3(~)|------3(~)|-------------------||
A----------|----------|-------------------||
E----------|----------|-------------------||

Guitar 3 (Electric Rythm)

     F5         C6         D5         C5         A#5        F5         C5         C5
e----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
B----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
G----------|----------|--7-7-7-7-|--5-5-5-5-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||

D--3-3-3-3-|--2-2-2-2-|--7-7-7-7-|--5-5-5-5-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||  x2
A--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--3-3-3-3-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E--1-1-1-1-|--0-0-0-0-|----------|----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------||
   ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

     A#5        F5         A5          A5
e----------|----------|----------|----------||
B----------|----------|----------|----------||
G--3-3-3-3-|----------|--2-2-2-2-|--2-2-2-2-||
D--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--2-2-2-2-|--2-2-2-2-||
A--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-||
E----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------||
   ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^


[Midtro]

This the same as the Intro, but I can't name it "Intro", 'cause it's not at the
begining, so it'll be "Midtro".

e--1--|-----|--5--|--0--|--1--|-----|--5--|--0-||
B-----|--3--|-----|-----|-----|--3--|-----|----||
G-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|----||
D--0--|-----|--3--|-----|--0--|-----|--3--|----||
A-----|--1--|-----|--3--|-----|--1--|-----|--3-||
E-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|----||
   <     <     <     <     <     <     <     <


[Verse 3]

In song 1st time Billie plays A# chord as many times as F (not "x--x-x", but "x--
x--x-x"), but you don't have to do that and it'll be fine.

Guitar 1 (Acoustic)

     Dm        A#          F           C                     A#
e--1--1-1-|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||            e--1-||
B--3--3-3-|--3--3-3-|--1--1--1-1-|--1-1-1-1-||            B--1-||
G--2--2-2-|--3--3-3-|--2--2--2-2-|--0-0-0-0-||            G--3-||
D--0--0-0-|--3--3-3-|--3--3--3-3-|--2-2-2-2-||  x3  then  D--3-||
A---------|--1--1-1-|--3--3--3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||            A--3-||
E---------|--1--1-1-|--1--1--1-1-|--0-0-0-0-||            E--1-||
   ^  ^ v    ^  ^ v    ^  ^  ^ v    ^ ^ ^ ^                  ^

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

Play this at the last repeat of the Guitar 1 [Verse]

e--1--|-----|--5--|--0--||
B-----|--3--|-----|-----||
G-----|-----|-----|-----||
D--0--|-----|--3--|-----||
A-----|--1--|-----|--3--||
E-----|-----|-----|-----||
   <     <     <     <

Chorus 3

Guitar 2 (Electric Lead)

   F5     C6     D5       C5         A#5        F5         C5
e------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
B------|------|------|-----------|----------|----------|----------|--5-6-8---||
G------|------|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|----------||
D--3-3-|--2-2-|--7-7-|--5-5-5-55-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|----------||  x4
A--3-3-|--3-3-|--5-5-|--3-3-3-33-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|----------||
E--1-1-|--0-0-|------|-----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^v    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

Guitar 3 (Electric Rythm)

   F5     C6     D5       C5         A#5        F5         C5         C5
e------|------|------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
B------|------|------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------||
G------|------|--7-7-|--5-5-5-5-|--3-3-3-3-|----------|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||
D--3-3-|--2-2-|--7-7-|--5-5-5-5-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--5-5-5-5-|--5-5-5-5-||  x2
A--3-3-|--3-3-|--5-5-|--3-3-3-3-|--1-1-1-1-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-3-||
E--1-1-|--0-0-|------|----------|----------|--1-1-1-1-|----------|----------||
   ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ ^ ^

then you play this 2 times:

e------------------|------------------||
B--6---6---6---6-6-|--6---6---5---5---||
G----7---7---7-----|----5---5---5---5-||
D------------------|------------------||
A------------------|------------------||
E------------------|------------------||

e------------------|------------------||
B--6---6---6---6-6-|--6---6---5-5-5-5-||
G----7---7---7-----|----5---5---------||
D------------------|------------------||
A------------------|------------------||
E------------------|------------------||

e------------------|------------------||
B--6---6---6---6-6-|--6---6---5-5-5-5-||
G----7---7---7-----|----5---5---------||
D------------------|------------------||
A------------------|------------------||
E------------------|------------------||

*******************************************************

/ -   slide up
\ -   slide down
< -   advocacy (look down for instructions)
(~) - optional vibrato
^ -   hit strings from up (under tab)/bend (after note)
v -   hit strings from down

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And this is all of the song. If you have any problems or questions, post it in comment.

Lirycs


[Verse 1]

Do you know what's worth fighting for?
When it's not worth dying for?
Does it take your breath away?
And you feel yourself suffocating?
Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for place to hide?
Did someone break your heart inside?
You're in ruins...


[Chorus 1]

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
You and I


[Verse 2]

When you're at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul
Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn't pass
Nothing's ever built to last
You're in ruins...


[Chorus 2]

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
You and I


[Bridge]

Did you try to live on your own?
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire?
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone


[Verse 3]

When it's time to live and let die
And you can't get another try
Something inside this heart has died
You're in ruins...


[Chorus 3]

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
You and I
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kiritokazuto1 10 May 20, 2014 06:51 AM

Great tab. The big bend at the end of the solo is actually first string 11th fret. :)

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RomanGLP 10 Jul 16, 2015 04:53 AM

great tab, but i think, the intro is played in barré chords only

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