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Tuning: Dropped-D
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[Intro]

Very light distortion or no distortion at all.
  Rhy. Fig. 1:
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------2-----------2-------2-------2-------|
A|--------5-----------5-------3-------0-----------|    4 Times
D|----3-----------0-------------------------------|
   pm............................................


Over Rhy. Fig. 1
Clean guitar with Wah (push and release pedal on each note) :
    Bhr                    Bhr
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------5---2------|
D|--2----0------5---2------2----0-----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|    8 Times
D|------------------------------------------------|


Rhy. Fig. 2:
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7--------|    4 Times
D|------------------------------------------------|
   pm............................................


(Last time do not palm mute the last 2 notes. They echo and fade
out.)


[Verse]

[These lyrics with Rhy. Fig. 1]
"A groan of tedium escapes me,
Startling the fearful.
Is this a test? It has to be,
Otherwise I can't go on.
Draining patience, drain vitality.
This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act's a little...


...old"
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7------|    4 Times
D|------------------------------------------------|
   pm............................................


(Play with no distortion, fourth time let the last 2 notes ring without
palm muting.)


[Bridge]

[Repeat these lyrics 2 times over the next bar]

"But I'm still right here...
Giving blood, keeping faith...
And I'm still right here..."
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7------------|      8 Times
D|----------------------------------------------------|
   pm........................................


(Last time don't palm mute the last 2 notes)


[Chorus]

(Play with heavy distortion)
Rhy. Fig. 3
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----3-----0-----5-----7-----------------------------|
A|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------5--7--3--0----|  3 Times
D|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------5--7--3--0----|
                                     pm............
then lyrics come in:


  "Wait it out..."                  AH AH AH
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|----3-----0-----5-----7----------/7--7--7^^^\-----|
A|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------------------|
D|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------------------|


  "Gonna wait it out..."
       AH   Bhr          AH          AH
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----5----------------5-----------5-------------|
D|-7-----5--7-------7-----5---7-7-----5--7--------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|


             "Be patient..."
       AH         AH     Bhr        AH         AH
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5------------|
D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|


       AH         AH     Bhr        AH         AH
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5------------|
D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|


       AH         AH     Bhr        AH         AH    Bh and keep bent
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5------------|
D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|


Rhy. Fig. 3
"If there were no reward..."
        "No loving embrace..."
                          AH

AH......................................
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------5----------------------------|
D|--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|---5----------------------------|
D|7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

        "This tedious path..."
    AH..............................................................
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------5------------------------------5-----------------------------|
D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                "I
certainly would've..."
    AH..............................................................
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------5------------------------------5-----------------------------|
D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


    AH............................Bh
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------5-----------------------------|
D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^^^7---|
A|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|


  " By now..."
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--12-/-15--10--12^^^--12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--|
----------------------------------|


              "Gonna wait it out..."
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--12--12-10-12-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------|
14-/-17--12--14----14--12-/-14------------|
12-/-15--10--12----12--10-/-12------------|
------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--14-/-17--12--14----14--12-/-14---14-/-17--12----|
A|--12-/-15--10--12----12--10-/-12---12-/-15--10----|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
-----------------------9-/-12--7--9----9-7--|
14----14--12-/-14------7-/-10--5--7----7-5--|
12----12--10-/-12---------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|

There lyrics over next bar:


"If there were no desire to heal
A damaged and broken man along
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away...
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7----------|     8 Times
D|--------------------------------------------------|


  ...by now"
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7-----------|      4 Times
D|---------------------------------------------------|
   pm.......................................


e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---5---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7-----------|      4 Times
D|---------------------------------------------------|
   pm.......................................


       "And I still may ... (sigh) ... I still may"
     NH  NH  NH   NH  NH  NH   NH  NH  NH   NH  NH
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-------------------------5-------------------------|
D|-------5---7----4---5---7--------5---7----4---5--------|


            1st time only                 7 times
e|----------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------------------|
D|---0---3---5-------7---|-----------5-------7-----|
A|---0---3---5-------7---|-----------5-------7-----|
D|---0---3---5---0---7---|---0---0---5---0---7-----|
                 pm          pm...       pm


e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|   4 Times
D|----3---0---1---0---0---1---3---0---2---1------|
    pm.........................................

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|----3-----------0---0--------------------------|
A|----3-----------0---0--------------------------|
D|----3---0---0---0---0---1---3---0---1---0------|
          pm...           pm.................

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----3-----------0---0------------------------3-----------0---|
A|----3-----------0---0-h-3--------------------3-----------0---|
D|----3---0---0---0---0-h-3---3---0---1---0----3---0---0---0---|
          pm...           pm.................      pm....

------------------------|
------------------------|
------------------------|
0-----------------------|
0-h-3-------------------|
0-h-3---3---0---1---0---|
    pm.................

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------5-------------------5---------------------|
D|---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7-----|
     pm.......       pm...........       pm...........

---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
5-------------------5-------5----------|
5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7--|
    pm............  pm      pm....


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-------5-----------5-------5-----------5-------5-------------|
D|---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7-----|
         pm      pm....      pm      pm....      pm      pm....

-------------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|
----7--------------|
5---7---5---7---7--|

    AH..........................................................................
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------5---7---7-------------------------------5---7---7----------------------|
A|-5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7--------------|
D|-----------------------------5---7---7------------------------------5---7---7---|

    AH..................................................................
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------5---7---7-------------------------------5---7---7-------------|
A|--5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7-----|
D|------------------------------5---7---7---------------------------------|


On the next bars lyrics are in sync with the notes
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------4----5----4---------4---------0-----------|
D|-------2-------------------2---------2---------2------|
A|--0---------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
----------4----5----4---------4---------0----------|
-----2-------------------2---------2---------2-----|
0--------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------4----5----4---------4---------0-----------|
D|---------2-------------------2---------2---------2------|
A|----0---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------4----5----4---------4---------0-----------|
-----2-------------------2---------2---------2--/---|
0---------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------7-----8-----7-----------7-------------------|
B|----------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8----5-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-/--7------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------7-----8-----7-----------7----------------------|
B|-------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8-----5---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------7-----8-----7-----------7-------------------|
B|----------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8----5-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----7------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------7-----8-----7-----5-----7-----5-----------|
B|------5-----------------------------------------8----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|7----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------3-------6---6----|
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-------6---6----|
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-------6---6----|
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3----|


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-----------6----|
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-----------5----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3----|
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3----|
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3----|


"Gonna wait it out" 4 times over Rhy. Fig 1


[End]

      slowly.......................
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------------2-----------2-let ring-----|
A|--------5-----------5------------------|
D|----3-----------0----------------------|
   pm...............

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Sage-one 10 Feb 08, 2002 07:00 PM

Over Rhy. Fig. 1 is:

E------------------------|
B------------------------|
G--------------------5-2-|
D---2h3-0-5-2--2h3-0-----|
A------------------------|
D------------------------|

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ibanez6soad 110 Sep 24, 2003 08:00 PM

good job there drew

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Towlie 95 Nov 13, 2003 07:00 PM

Great tab, absolutly spiffing some may say!!

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