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Pain of Salvation - If This Is The End

From the 2017 album "In The Passing Light Of Day"
Words and music by Daniel Gildenlow and Ragnar Zolberg
Transcribed by Travis Lausch

[Notes]

There are a lot of layers in this song I did not include, such as a slide guitar playing the outlines of 
the chords during the softer sections (just power chords on the low A, E, and A strings), additional layers
of the high A/A# dissonances through many of the heavy riffs, and there are probably missing layers
during parts like the guitar solo and the softer sections. The softer verses are generally played very
loosely, never exactly the same way each time, so what I've transcribed is a basic outline of them.

This is also the only song on the album to feature acoustic guitar, and the only song where trying to play it
on a 6-string might be hard for it. If you're playing this in drop-A on a 6-string, just move the acoustic
parts to the 5th position instead of open chords, or don't bother playing the high-E notes.

Here is a video of me playing through this tab: https://youtu.be/zvbKwvbMezg

[Tuning]
Tune all guitars to drop-A tuning:
(low to high) A E A D G B e

[Intro/First Verse]
(w/variations)
e||------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------|
G||o-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------------------------------|
A||o-3-------3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--2-------2-----|
E||------0---------------3-------------5------------3-------3--|
A||--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------|

                                                              x3
e|------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------------------------o||
D|------------------------------------------------------------||
A|--2/3-----3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--5-------5----o||
E|-------0--------------3-------------5------------3-------3--||
A|--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------||

Pause, then guitar re-enters w/accordion

e||------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------|
G||o-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------------------------------|
A||o-3-------3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--2-------2-----|
E||------0---------------3-------------5------------3-------3--|
A||--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------|

                                                              x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------------------------o||
D|------------------------------------------------------------||
A|--2/3-----3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--5-------5----o||
E|-------0--------------3-------------5------------3-------3--||
A|--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------||


[Instrumental bridge]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--12---12---10---8----7----7---5---5--12----12----14----14-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8--8----8----8---8--5--5---5---5----10-10----10----10----10--|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5---5---7---7---8---8---8---8---7---7---7---7---8---8---8---8---7---7---7---7---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-3---3---3---3-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0---0-3-3---3---3---3-3-3---3---3-3---|


[2nd Verse]

e||------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------|
G||o-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------------------------------|
A||o-3-------3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--5-------5-----|
E||------0---------------3-------------5------------3-------3--|
A||--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------------------------o||
D|------------------------------------------------------------||
A|--2/3-----3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--5-------5----o||
E|-------0--------------3-------------5------------3-------3--||
A|--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------||


[Transition]

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--12----12----10----8----7----|
E|------------------------------|
A|--8--8-----8--7-----5----0----|


[drum fill]


[Heavy Part]
   w/heavy distortion
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-7-7-7---------7--7--------7-7-7-7---------/10--10--|
A|--------x-x-x-x---------x--x--------x-x-x-x---------/10--10--|
E|--------5-5-5-5---------5--5--------5-5-5-5------------------|
A|--0--0----------0-0-0-0-------0--0----------0-0-0-0----------|

 
   acoustic (arr. for clean 7-string guitar)                          x2
e||----------0---------------0---------------1---------------3--------||
B||--------1---1-----------1---1---------3-----3---------------3------||
G||o-----2-------2-------0-------0-----2---2-----2---------0-----0---o||
D||----2-----------2---2-----------2-0-------------0-----0---------0--||
A||o-0---------------3---------------------------------2-------------o||
E||--------------------------------------------------3----------------||
A||-------------------------------------------------------------------||


[Heavy Verse]
    w/heavy distortion
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------11----11-------------------------------|
G|--2------5------7-----------------/14----14----------------------------------|
D|--2------5------7------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0----2-3------5-----5-----0--0---------------3---3--3--5---5--5--5---5--5--|
E|--0----2-3------5-----3-----0--0---------------3---3--3--5---5--5--3---3--3--|
A|--0----2-3------5-----2-----0--0---------------3---3--3--5---5--5--2---2--2--|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-8-7-8---------7--7--------7-8-7-8---------/10--10--|
A|--------x-x-x-x---------x--x--------x-x-x-x---------/10--10--|
E|--------5-6-5-6---------5--5--------5-6-5-6------------------|
A|--0--0----------0-0-0-0-------0--0----------0-0-0-0----------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-8-7-8---------7--7--------7-8-7-8---------/10--10--|
A|--------x-x-x-x---------x--x--------x-x-x-x---------/10--10--|
E|--------5-6-5-6---------5--5--------5-6-5-6------------------|
A|--0--0----------0-0-0-0-------0--0----------0-0-0-0----------|

[Bridge]
    clean gtr.
e||------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------|
G||o-----------------------------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------------------------------|
A||o-3-------3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--5-------2-----|
E||------0---------------3-------------5------------3-------3--|
A||--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------|

                                                              x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------------------------o||
D|------------------------------------------------------------||
A|--2/3-----3--5/7--7-------7-----8-------8--7--5-------5----o||
E|-------0--------------3-------------5------------3-------3--||
A|--0-------0-------3-------3--3--5-------5-----2-----2-------||


[Heavy Bridge]
                              x3
e||---------------------------||
B||-----------11----11--------||
G||o-------14----14----------o||
D||---------------------------||
A||o-0--0--------------------o||
E||--0--0---------------------||
A||--0--0---------------------||

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------11----11------------------|
G|--------14----14---------------------|
D|-----------------------------/10-10--|
A|--0--0--------------x-x-x-x--/10-10--|
E|--0--0--------------x-x-x-x----------|
A|--0--0--------------x-x-x-x----------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-7-7-7---------7--7--------7-7-7-7---------/10--10--|
A|--------x-x-x-x---------x--x--------x-x-x-x---------/10--10--|
E|--------5-5-5-5---------5--5--------5-5-5-5------------------|
A|--0--0----------0-0-0-0-------0--0----------0-0-0-0----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-7-7-7---------7--7--------7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10/12-12--|
A|--------x-x-x-x---------x--x--------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x-----x---|
E|--------5-5-5-5---------5--5--------5-5-5-7-7-7-7-8--8-/10-10--|
A|--0--0----------0-0-0-0-------0--0-----------------------------|

[Guitar Solo]
w/slide
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9----\7/10~~~~---/9----\7/10~~~~---10----\9/12~~~~---12----\10/14~~~~---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | rhythm
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8-----------------5----------------10----------------3------------------|
E|--8-----------------5----------------10----------------3------------------|
A|--8-----------------5----------------10----------------3------------------|


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-/15~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----\14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | rhythm
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-7-----8-7-----8-7-----8-8-8-8-8-7-----8-7-----8-7-----8-8-8-8--|
A|--x-x-----x-x-----x-x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-----x-x-----x-x-----x-x-x-x--|
E|--6-5-----6-5-----6-5-----6-6-6-6-6-5-----6-5-----6-5-----6-6-6-6--|
A|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------------0-0-----0-0-----0-0----------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9----\7/10~~~~---/9----\7/10~~~~---10----\9/12~~~~---12----\10/14~~~~---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | rhythm
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8-----------------5----------------10----------------3------------------|
E|--8-----------------5----------------10----------------3------------------|
A|--8-----------------5----------------10----------------3------------------|


[Outro]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-7-----8-7-----8-7-----8-8-8-8-8-7-----8-7-----8-7-----8-8-8-8--|
A|--x-x-----x-x-----x-x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-----x-x-----x-x-----x-x-x-x--|
E|--6-5-----6-5-----6-5-----6-6-6-6-6-5-----6-5-----6-5-----6-6-6-6--|
A|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------------0-0-----0-0-----0-0----------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------5-5-----5-5-----5-----5---5-4-3-2--|
D|------5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------5-5-----5-5-----5-----5---5-4-3-2--|
A|--3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3---3-3---3----------|
E|--3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3---3-3---3----------|
A|--3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3---3-3---3----------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-7-----8-7-----8-7-----8-8-8-8-8-7-----8-7-----8-7-----8-8-8-8--|
A|--x-x-----x-x-----x-x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-----x-x-----x-x-----x-x-x-x--|
E|--6-5-----6-5-----6-5-----6-6-6-6-6-5-----6-5-----6-5-----6-6-6-6--|
A|------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------------0-0-----0-0-----0-0----------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------5-5-----5-5-----5-----5---5-5-5-5--|
D|------5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------5-5-----5-5-----5-----5---5-5-5-5--|
A|--3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3---3-3---3----------|
E|--3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3---3-3---3----------|
A|--3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-3-----3-3-----3-3---3-3---3----------|


[Legend]

/    = slide
~    = vibrato
||   ||
||o o||
||   || = repeat sign (repeat everything between these lines. repeat more if specified above last line)
||o o||
||   ||
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