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Time Is Running Out Tab

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SONG: TIME IS RUNNING OUT
ARTIST: MUSE
ALBUM: ABSOLUTION

TUNING: STANDARD

I’ve seen other tabs for this on the net, but all the other ones aren’t really 
100% accurate to the studio recording and are really long and awkward to print 
off. This one should be more accurate and easier to use. 

No guitar in intro or verse, only bass plays. 

PRE-CHORUS
“And bury it...”
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-3-3-1-1-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-3-3-1-1-0-0-|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-3-3-1-1-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-12-12-10-10-9-9-|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-x--x--x--x--x-x-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-10-10-8--8--7-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -| open out <
CHORUS
“Running out...”
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|-9--9--9--10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-7--7--9--9--10-10-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-------------------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

“You can’t push it underground...
e|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|----12-12-10-10-9-9-|-9--9--9--10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-7--7--9--9--10-10-|
D|-10-x--x--x--x--x-x-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|-10-10-10-8--8--7-7-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|-8------------------|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-------------------------|

“Screaming out...”
e|-----------------|                      e|-----------------------|
B|-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-|                      B|-----------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|      then play-----  G|-------------0-0-------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|      after chorus    D|-3--3-------------0----|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|                      A|-------3---------------|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|                      E|-1--1-----1--3-3-----3-|

POST-CHORUS
e|-12~----8~--5~-|-11~----8~--5~-|-4~~----7~--12~-|-13~~----10~--7~-|
B|-x------x---x--|-x------x---x--|-x------x---x---|-x-------x----x--|
G|-9~~----5~--2~-|-8~~----5~--2~-|-1~~----4~--9~--|-10~~----7~~--4~-|
D|---------------|---------------|----------------|-----------------|
A|---------------|---------------|----------------|-----------------|
E|---------------|---------------|----------------|-----------------|

VERSE 2
“I wanted freedom...”
“Now that you know I’m trapped...”
e|------------|------------|------------|------------------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------------------|
G|------------|------------|------------|------------------------| x2
D|------------|------------|------------|-3--3--------5--5-------|
A|-------3----|------------|-------7----|-------3-----------5----|
E|-5--5-----5-|-7--7--5--7-|-0--0-----0-|-1--1-----1--3--3-----3-|

“You will squeeze the life out of me...”
e|------------|------------|------------|------------------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------------------|
G|------------|------------|------------|------------------------| 
D|------------|------------|------------|------------------------|
A|-------3----|------------|-------7----|-------3-----------5----|
E|-5--5-----5-|-7--7--5--7-|-0--0-----0-|-1--1-----1--3--3-----3-|

Then repeat the pre-chorus but without palm-muting.

Then go into chorus and bridge.

BRIDGE/EXTENDED CHORUS
“How did it come to this?...Ooh ooh ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah...”
e|----------------------|        ||--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
B|--------------------0-|        ||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0--||
G|----12-12-10-10-9-9-0-|        ||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0--|| x2
D|-10-x--x--x--x--x-x-0-|        ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0--|| 
A|-10-10-10-8--8--7-7-0-|        ||----------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
E|-8--------------------|        ||------------------|------------------||

                                        “Yeah______________”
e|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|-0-0-0-0-00-0-0---|-----0-0-----0-0-|-----0-0-----0-0-|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-11-1-1---|-----0-0-----0-0-|-----0-0-----0-0-|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-22-2-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------------0-|-0-0-0-0-00-0-0-0-|-2-2-----2-2-----|-2-2-----2-2-----|
E|-----------------|----------------0-|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----|

(Clean)
e|-12----8-12----8-12----|-8-11----8-11----8-11-|---7-10---7-10---7-|
B|----10------10------10-|------10------10------|-9------9------9---|
G|-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
A|-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|

                “Yeah you, will suck the life out of me...”
e|-8-------8-10----8-10-|-12----8-12----8-12----|-8-11----8-11----8-11--|
B|---10-12------12------|----10------10------10-|------10------10-------|
G|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

e|---7-10---7-10---7-|-8-------8-10----8-10-|
B|-9------9------9---|---10-12------12------|
G|-------------------|----------------------|
D|-------------------|----------------------|
A|-------------------|----------------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|

Repeat pre-chorus without mutes.

Then play chorus + extended chorus/bridge again.

Outro
e|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
G|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
D|----14tr----|----13tr----|----12tr----|--10---10\----|
A|----x-------|----x-------|----x-------|--x----x------|
E|----12tr----|----11tr----|----10tr----|--8----8\-----|

                                      
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misguidedghost 273 wrote on October 1 2010, 07:19 pm

Btw, this is from the official tab book, so it should be 100% , i know you're not really meant to do that but, at least it save you some $$ =P

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oliverchurch 16 wrote on April 18 2011, 12:28 pm

Urrm, on the studio recording as well as live there is guitar in the second part of the first verse, it starts at "you will be the death of me" this tab is excellent though, and it is very useful to have it a normal size, thx

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