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C G C F A D
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                                     Skillet - Awake and Alive
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Tabbed by: Rulerof52
Tuning: Drop C

Artist: Skillet
Album:  Awake
Song:   Awake and Alive

Updated: September 2014

Authors notes: see bottom of tab. 



Intro - 0:00  
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 


Intro – 0:05  
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------4-4--4--4-7---x-x-9--------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--2-4---x-x-4-2--4-4--4--4-7---x-x-9--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4--4--2-4---x-x-4-2--2-2--2--2-5---x-x-7--------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--2-4---x-x-4-2-----------------------------------------------------------| x2


Verse 1 – 0:22         "I'm at war with the world..."
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-5-4-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4--4-|
G|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-5-4-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4--4-|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-5-4-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4--4-|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-4-2-------------------------------------|
G|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-4-2-------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-4-2-------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-4-4--4--x-4--4----2-2--2--x-2---------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----2-2--2--x-2---2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------|
G|-2-2--2--x-2--2----0-0--0--x-0---2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------|


Chorus – 0:45         "I'm awake, I’m alive..."
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|
G|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|
C|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-5-----------------------|
C|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-5-----------------------|
G|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-4-----------------------|
C|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------------|


Interlude – 1:10  
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------4-4--4--4-7---x-x-9--------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--2-4---x-x-4-2--4-4--4--4-7---x-x-9--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4--4--2-4---x-x-4-2--2-2--2--2-5---x-x-7--------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--2-4---x-x-4-2-----------------------------------------------------------| x2


Verse 2 – 1:22         "I'm at war with the world..."
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-5-4-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4--4-|
G|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-5-4-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4--4-|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-5-4-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4--4-|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-4-2-------------------------------------|
G|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-4-2-------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----4-4--4--x-4--4----xxx-4-2-------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-4-4--4--x-4--4----2-2--2--x-2---------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4--4--x-4--4----2-2--2--x-2---2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------|
G|-2-2--2--x-2--2----0-0--0--x-0---2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------|


Chorus – 1:46         "I'm awake, I’m alive..."
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|
G|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|
C|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-5-----------------------|
C|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-5-----------------------|
G|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-4-----------------------|
C|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------------|


Post-Chorus – 2:10     “Waking up, waking up”
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4-xx4-4---7-9-2----4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4-xx4-4---6-7----|
G|-4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4---7-9-2----4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4---6-7----|
C|-4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4---7-9-2----4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4---6-7----|


Bridge – 2:20     “In the dark, I can feel you in my sleep”
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-9---9-9---2---4---4-4---2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|
G|-9---9-9---2---4---4-4---2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|
C|-9---9-9---2---4---4-4---2---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------|
C|-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar Solo – 2:39
=====================
::::Rhythm Guitar
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-7--7--7----9---11-11-11---9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-------------------|
C|-7--7--7----9---11-11-11---9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-------------------|
G|-5--5--5----7---9--9--9----7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

::::Lead Guitar
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------9---7--6-7-6------------------------------------------|
C|--------7-9-11--5b6-6b7--6--------------7-6--------------------------------------|
G|-7-9-11--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------7----------------9-10-9----9-------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------9-11--------11---------------------------------------------|
C|-5b6-6b7------9-11-12------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------14-16-17-16-14-------------------14-16-17-t19-17-16-14--------------|
A|----------14----------------14-------------14-----------------------14-----------|
E|-13/14-16----------------------14-13-13-14-----------------------------14--------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------19-21-22-21---21b22r21~---|
A|----------------------------------------------19-21-22---------------------------|
E|-11-13-14-13-14-16-14-16-18-16-18-19-18-19-21------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus – 2:55          "I'm awake, I’m alive..."
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|
G|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|
C|-4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---4---4-0---0---7---7-2---2---------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-------------------|
C|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-------------------|
G|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-------------------|
C|-4-4---4-0-0---0-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------------|


Outro – 2:10     “Waking up, waking up”
=====================
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4-xx4-4---7-9-2----4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4-xx4-4----------|
G|-4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4---7-9-2----4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4----------|
C|-4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4---7-9-2----4-4---4-4---7-9-2---4-4---4-4----------|




Author's notes
=====================
September 2014 Update: Seeing as this is a popular tab, I decided to take some feedback and make some 
changes. I added lyrics, changed the key, and fixed some wrong notes. 

Tuning/Key Notes: Please stop saying this is in drop D. It's not. 

Originally, this tab was posted in drop B tuning. Now, I see that the lowest note played 
during the song is a low C power chord during the chorus. Therefore, the entire tab has been updated to
drop C tuning. For those wanting to play it in Drop D: please find another tab. The correct way to play 
this song IS drop C. That is how Skillet plays both in the recording and live. Drop D forces you to play a 
high C power chord during the chorus, which sounds quite bad when you play it. 

21 Fret Guitars: The 2014 update should make it easier to play for those with six-string, 22 fret guitars. 
For those with 21 frets, you will still not be able to play the whole solo. 



| t  right-hand tap
| r  release
| b  bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  hold note
| x  Mute note
| .  palm mute
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CRAZYGUITAR2 wrote on September 2 2009, 10:09 pm

Nice Tab dude!

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skilletman wrote on September 3 2009, 05:31 pm

i found another way to do it in drop d. im gonna put it up soon

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guitarguy229 wrote on September 4 2009, 01:50 pm

sounds amazing man

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