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A# F A# D# G C
Sevendust: Decay

Transcribed by: mysticguitar77

YouTube Username: MysticGuitar77

Date last modified: January 28, 2013

Tuning: Drop A# (A#,F,A#,D#,G,C)
        
Note: Just the main rhythm for now. I may update later with the solo as well
      as some lead guitar stuff that goes on throughout the song.

Riff 1 (light distortion)
C |------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------|   x3
F |-11-------11-------11-------8-------|
A#|----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0-|

Final time:
C |--------------------------|
G |--------------------------|
D#|--------------------------|
A#|--------------------------|
F |-11-------11--------------|
A#|----0-0-0----0-0-0-3b5~~--|
                      ^ full bend and hold it

Riff 2
C |----------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------|
A#|-0-0----0-0--0-0------------------------------|   x3
F |-0-0----0-0--0-0------------------------------|
A#|-0-0----0-0--0-0--11-12-11-8-8-11-8-0-7-0-8-0-|
    * *    * *  * *
    ^ ^ these two chords are only played the first time

Final time:
C |-------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-0-0--0-0----------------------|
F |-0-0--0-0----------------------|
A#|-0-0--0-0--11-12-11-8-8-11-8-0-|
    * *  * *

Fill 1
C |-----------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------|
D#|-13-----13\10---10\7-13-----13\10---10\7-|
A#|-x------x--x----x--x-x------x--x----x--x-|
F |-11-----11\8----8\\5-11-----11\8----8\\5-|
A#|----0-0-------0---------0-0-------0------|

Riff 3   "...the voices inside that want me..."
C |--------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------------------|
F |--------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0h3-0-3h5-0-5h6-|
    * * * *  * * * * * *  * * * * * *  * *

C |-----------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F |-----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-8-7-0-8-10-0-10-12-|
    * * * *  * * * * * *  * * * * * *  * *

Play Riff 3 x2   "You're giving us nothing!"

Riff 4
C |---------------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--------|
A#|-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-|
F |-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-x-x--x-|
A#|--------------------------------------------------x-x--x-|

Riff 5   "Decay, cut the tongue you speak..."
C |-------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-5-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-------------|
A#|-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-5-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-5h6-5p0-3p0-|
    * *  * * *  * * *  * * *   * *  * * *  * * *  *

C |------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------------------|
F |-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-1-|
A#|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-1-|
    * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *   * *   * *   * *   * *

Play Riff 5 x2 (some added triplets during the second time through
                listen to the song for timing)
Play Fill 1
Play Riff 3   "Born into a life..."

Riff 3a (verse alteration)
C |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-----------------|
A#|-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0h3-0-3h5-0-5h6-|
    * * *       * * * * *       * * * * *       * *

C |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0--------------------|
A#|-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-0-0-0-5*-5*-0-0-8-7-0-8-10-0-10-12-|
    * * *       * * * * *       * * * * *       * *

Fill 2    "Decay! Decay! Decay! Decay!!"
C |---------------------|
G |---------------------|
D#|---------------------|
A#|-x--x-x--x-x--x-x--x-| (these string chugs go right along with
F |-x--x-x--x-x--x-x--x-|  the vocal harmony)
A#|-x--x-x--x-x--x-x--x-|

Play Riff 5 x2    "Decay, cut the tongue you speak..."

Riff 5 ending fill (listen to song for it)
C |----------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|
F |------------10---------8----------------|
A#|-10-12-10-0----12-10-8---10-8-7-7-8-7-5-|

Play Riff 1 x1    "Take it away!"

Riff 6 (solo rhythm)
C |------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0----------------------------|
F |-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0----------------------------|
A#|-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0--0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0-0-0-0-|
    * *  * *   * *  * *  **** * * * * **** * * * *
    ^ ^  ^ ^ these chords get played w/o palm mute last time through

Play Riff 6 x4

Fill 3
C |---------------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-|
A#|-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-|
F |-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------|

C |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-11-11--11-11-11--11-11-11--11-11-11--11-13-13--13-13-13--13-----------|
A#|-x--x---x--x--x---x--x--x---x--x--x---x--x--x---x--x--x---x--x-x-xxx-x-|
F |-9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--9--9---9--11-11--11-11-11--11-x-x-xxx-x-|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------x-x-xxx-x-|

Play Riff 5 x2   "Decay, cut the tongue you speak..."
                 (w/ ending fill alteration)
Play Riff 6 x2   "Decay!!"

Ending
C |----------|
G |----------|
D#|----------|
A#|-0-0--0-0-|
F |-0-0--0-0-|
A#|-0-0--0-0-|

Enjoy!!

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