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A E A D F# B
Citizen Erased - Muse off the album Origin of Symmetry.
This is just a tab of how Matt plays it live not too many differences just a few changes 
in riffs and in the guitar solo.
It is played on a 7 string guitar live but I don't own one so i have just tabbed this 
for a 6 string guitar tuned down to drop A.
Feel free to rate, comment and post any corrections or questions you may have :)

Intro:

e----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A----[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-|----[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-|
A-0-0------------------------------|-0-0------------------------------|

e----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A----[3]-0-[3]-[3]-0-[3]-[3]-0-[3]-|----[3]-0-[3]-[3]-0-[3]-[3]-0-[3]-|
A-0-0------------------------------|-0-0------------------------------|

e----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A----[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-|----[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-[2]-0-[2]-|
A-0-0------------------------------|-0-0------------------------------|

e----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A----[3]-0-[3]-[3]-0-[3]-[3]-0-[3]-|----[3]-0-[3]---------------------|
A-0-0------------------------------|-0-0------------------------------|

Main Riff: This part is played twice

e-----------------------------|----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-0-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-|0-0-10-0-10-10-0-10-10-0-10-|
A-0-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-|0-0-10-0-10-10-0-10-10-0-10-|

e-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-----------------------|-----------------------|
D-----------------------|-----------------------|
A-0-0-8-0-8-8-0-8-8-0-8-|-0-0-7-0-7-7-0-7-7-0-7-|
A-0-0-8-0-8-8-0-8-8-0-8-|-0-0-7-0-7-7-0-7-7-0-7-|

Verse 1:

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-14-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-15-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-17-17-0-17-17-0-17-0-17-17-0-17-0-17-17-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-15-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-14-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-11-11-0-11-11-0-11-0-11-11-0-11-0-11-11-|
A-------------------------------------------|

Pre Chorus:

e-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A-0-0-------------------|-0-0-------------------|-0-0-------------------|

e-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A-0-0-------------------|-0-0-------------------|-0-0-------------------|

e-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A-0-0-------------------|-0-0-------------------|

Chorus: This is played 3 times

e---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------------------------------|
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--|
A-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-0-0-10-10-10-10-|
A-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-0-0-10-10-10-10-|

e-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|
D-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|
A-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
A-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|

Interlude (cool clean bit): On the third time of the chorus instead of playing the last 
bar of 7799's play this next bit instead

e-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
B-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
G-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-(9)------------|
D-/7--------------|-T-----------------|-T-----------------|----------------|
A-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
A-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|

e---5----8----7----6----5---|---5----4---3--------3--|
B-----5----5----5----5----5-|--3--3----3---3-----3-3-|
G-/5----5----5----5----5----|-5-----5----5---5-4-----|
D---------------------------|------------------------|
A---------------------------|------------------------|
A---------------------------|------------------------|

e---3----2----1----2----3---|---4-----4--------------|
B--1--1----1----1----1----1-|--3--3--3--3---3---3----|
G-2-----2----2----2----2----|-4-----4------4---4---4-|
D---------------------------|-------------3---3---2--|
A---------------------------|------------------------|
A---------------------------|------------------------|

e---5----6---7----8----7----|---7----8-----9----10---9---|
B--5--5----5---5----5----0--|--8--8----7-----8----8----0-|
G-5-----5---5---5-----5-----|-7-----7----7-----7---7-----|
D---------------------------|----------------------------|
A---------------------------|----------------------------|
A---------------------------|----------------------------|

e-----8-----9----10----11----12---|----------12----------|
B---10--10---10----10----10----10-|-------9--------------|
G-10------10---10----10----10-----|----9-----------------|
D---------------------------------|-9--------------------|
A---------------------------------|----------------------|
A---------------------------------|----------------------|

Verse 2: No guitar here

Chorus 2: Play this twice

e---------1----------------0-------|---------0-------------0-------0---|
B-----1-------1--------1-------1---|-----0--------0------1---1---1---1-|
G---2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0-|---1---1----1---1--2-------0-------|
D-3----------------2---------------|-2---------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


e---------1----------------0-------|---------0-------------0-------0---|
B-----1-------1--------1-------1---|-----0--------0------0---0---0---0-|
G---2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0-|---1---1----1---1------------------|
D-3----------------2---------------|-2-----------------2-------1-------|
A----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

M...............
e----------------------------------| On the second time you play those four
B---------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| bars play this instead of the last bar.
G-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
A-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
A----------------------------------|

Break: On the album version matt would just play harmonics like in the intro but live he 
replaces those with this riff on most occassions.

e-------------------|-------------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------------|
G-------------------|-------------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------------|
A-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-7-|-------------------------|
A-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-7-|-0-12-12-10-0-5-3-5b-5-3-|

e-------------------|-------------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------------|
G-------------------|-------------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------------|
A-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-7-|-------------------------|
A-0-0-3-0-5-0-6-0-7-|-0-12-12-10-0-5-3-5b-5-3-|

e-----------------------------|----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-0-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-|0-0-10-0-10-10-0-10-10-0-10-|
A-0-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-|0-0-10-0-10-10-0-10-10-0-10-|

e-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-----------------------|-----------------------|
D-----------------------|-----------------------|
A-0-0-8-0-8-8-0-8-8-0-8-|-0-0-7-0-7-7-0-7-7-0-7-|
A-0-0-8-0-8-8-0-8-8-0-8-|-0-0-7-0-7-7-0-7-7-0-7-|

Guitar Solo: This is what Matt has played at most gigs on the BH&R tour and The 
Resistance tour albeit a few minor changes every now and again

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-14-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-0-15-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-|
A-------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------/14---------------------------|
A-0-17-17-0-17-17-0-17-0-17-17-0--------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
                              TP--------------------------------|
e--------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
B--------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
G--------------------|---------14----16---|-17------19br--------|
D-/14b------16b------|-17b----------------|---------------------|
A--------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
A--------------------|--------------------|---------------------|

e--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
B--------------------|-----------18b------|-19b------21hb-----|
G-17----16---16hb----|-20b----------------|-------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
A--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
A--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|

e--------------------|---------------------|
B--------------------|---------------------|
G-0(2)(trill)--------|-1-------------------|
D--------------------|-------------x-x-x-x-|
A--------------------|-------------x-x-x-x-|
A--------------------|-------------x-x-x-x-| Play the chorus after this before the next section

Clean Part 2:

e-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------|----------------------|------------------0-|
G-2-----------2h4---|-4----------------0-4-|-4hb--4hb-4--2--1---|
D-----------------0-|----------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|

e-0-----------------|
B-------------------|
G-------------------|
D---------------2h3-|
A-------------------|
A-------------------|

e-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------|----------------------|------------------0-|
G-2-----------2h4---|-4----------------0-4-|-4hb--4hb-4--2--1---|
D-----------------0-|----------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|

e-0-----------------|
B-------------------|
G---------------4h5-|
D------------1h2----|
A-------------------|
A-------------------|

e-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
B---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3-|
G-----5-------5-------5-------5---|-----5-------5-------4-------4---|
D---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---1---1---1---0-|---------------------------------|
G-----4-------4-------2-------1---|---------------------------------|
D---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
B---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3-|
G-----5-------5-------5-------5---|-----5-------5-------4-------4---|
D---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e-0-------0-------0-------0-------|-0-------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---1---1---1---0-|---------------------------------|
G-----4-------4-------2-------1---|---------------------------------|
D---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Key:
b = bend
hb = half bend
qb = quarter bend
/7 = slide into
7\ = Slide out of
[2] = Harmonic half way between 2nd and 3rd frets
[3] = Harmonic just above the third fret
(9) = Ghost note
M .. etc = Palm Mute
Tp .. etc = Tremolo picking
xxxx etc = Dead notes
T = Tied note
2h4 = hammer on
4p2 = pull off

The Outro is then played on the piano and i haven't figured out the chords for that.
So yeah there's citizen erased i hope this tab helped you guys please take time to rate, comment,
post corrections or questions any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Jack.
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JOE854 wrote on February 4 2011, 09:22 am

Perfect my friend!, the only thing is the tuning at the top is saying its A E A D F# B. its just a bit of a mix up but the tab is top notch!

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Gibson970 wrote on February 6 2011, 12:18 am

hmmm yes i didn't actually realise that :| i must've clicked drop A thinking it would actually show it as AADGBE my bad!

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jamesmuse wrote on March 24 2011, 06:59 pm

great tab.. I play it nearly the same

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