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This is a beautiful song off of Songs for the Deaf.   

Tuning: 1/2 step down
 

Pre Verse: Guitar w/slight distortion (along with vocal harmony) 
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|-7~-7/9\4-5-4-5p4/2~--7~-7/9\4-5-4~--7~-7/9\4-5-4-4h5/7-7-5p4-2~--2-4-5~-|  
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Slide (lap steel if you have one) 
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Guitar Continued
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|-7~-7/9\4-5-4-5p4/2~--7~-7/9\4-5-4~--7~-7/9\4-5-4-4h5/7-7-5p4-2~--2-4-|  
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Slide
|---------------------12~--------12(h)~-------------------12(h)~-------|
|-------------------12~------------------------------------------------|
|------------------9~------------------------------------9~------------|
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Guitar Cont. (heavy distortion enters at this point)
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|---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|---------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

Verse: Heavy Distortion
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

|--------------------------------------------------|
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|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| 2x without vox

 
          The      Sky  is  Fallin' 
  Run     Has      Left  Me Crawlin'   
  Sun       All in a    Moment I   Noticed
  Day        I Payed  Attention
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

  Hu---------man------    Race        That-- We--
  Star-------ing-----     Straight    At--- the-- 
  Every-------Dog----     Has----     His
  Caused------Me------    So-------   Much---- De-       
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|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

Slide Lead 
|-------------------------14~~~~-------------------------|
|-/14~~-------8~----------------------15--14------12~~~--|
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Pre Chorus
 -lay          For so Long              I Saw              Only
  But Now          To Remind      It's a Waste             of   
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|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Slide 
|-21~~~~~~~---------------21~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------10~~~~~~~~~~~~------------|
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 Wrong-------
 Time--------
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|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--| second time through the the 9/7 part 2x longer
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--| 

|-14~~~~~~~~~~~------------|
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Chorus

  Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are   
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

 Fallin'------
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 2x

Pre Verse
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|-7~-7/9\4-5-4-5p4/2~--7~-7/9\4-5-4~--7~-7/9\4-5-4-4h5/7-7-5p4-2~--2-4-5~-|  
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|----------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-0--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--| 

Verse: Heavy Distortion
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| 2x without vox

          I  Wan--ted   Something--- 
  Know     It's  Hard---      Deflecting 
  Throw      All in a    Moment I   Noticed
  Behind     On   Wasted      Useless
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

  No---------thing----    Blank       I Don't          
  Sto-----nes Are----     Ea-----sy   to 
  Hou---------rs-----     Days---     Left----  
  Self--------ish------   None---     of a-        
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|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

Slide Lead 
|-------------------------14~~~~-------------------------|
|-/14~~-------8~----------------------15--14------12~~~--|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
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2nd Pre Chorus
 -Kind        For So Long              I Saw               Only 
  
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|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Slide 
|-21~~~~~~~---------------21~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------10~~~~~~~~~~--|
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 Wrong            But Now-------              To Re-
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|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-| 
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--| 

|-14~~~~~~~~~~~-------15~~~~~~~---------------------|
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 -mind                  Not to  Go               Back to the  
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|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--| 

|-12~~~~~~~~~~~------------------12~~~~~~~~~~------------------|
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 Low                  That has Drained---------My   Life------- So-----      
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|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

|-12~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------12~~~~~~------------12~~~~~~~~-----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Long                  That has... 
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|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--| 

|-12~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------|
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|----------------------------|

* after "long it repeats 3x without change, the next part is the 4th time, which does change

  Drai-------ned   My----------
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|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|-0h2-2-0h2-2-0h2-2-0h2-2-0h2-2--|

2nd Chorus

  Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are   
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

 Fallin'------
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 4x

Interlude/Solo (another guitar enters to play the lead)

*there are two guitars playing lead here, one with really low fuzzy distortion, the
other a lighter distortion with low tone, but i can't distingiush the fuzzy solo enough
to do the whole thing since the mix is so low, so i'm going to add in whatever licks i
can hear from the quieter solo
 
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|-8/9~--9-11-12-9--11h12p11p9-8~--9-11-12-14~~-14p12p11-----|
|------------------------------------------------------13~--|
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|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------17-15--------------------------------------|
|-9~-11/12-12-12/14-16v~-------11v~--11h12p11\9/11v~--11h12p11------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------13~--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------12-----------------------|
|-9~--16~--12~--9~--14-12-14----11~--11h12p11\9-11~~--|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9--11--12--14--16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16/20~-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

3rd Chorus
Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are   
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

 Fallin'------
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 2x

 Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are 
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2h4-5p4-2--2h4-5p4-2--2h4-5p4-2--2h4-5p4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|

Fallin'------
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 2x

the end. this is a great song. the trickiest part are the vocals, these are some of J
Ho's best

            
            
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ChurchNSkate 20 Jul 30, 2005 08:00 PM

You can't have #'s and [i]b[/i]'s in the same song...so It's Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb, or
D# G # C# F # A# D#

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tylersugarcarlo 591 Jul 31, 2005 08:00 PM

okay

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jim_root696 10 Sep 02, 2006 07:48 PM

i enjoyed it my friend

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