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Citizen Erased Tabs (ver.1)

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                MUSE
 ~~~~
 Citizen Erased 
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Track 6 on origin of symmetry


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 MUSE are the best band in the world and there isnt a decent tab of
 this tune so I thought I would put one on the site.
 
 This is the correct way to play citizen erased - taken from
 the CD and from live performances

 The song is played on a 7 - string originaly but it can be played
 on a normal guitar if you tune the E string down to A.

 This tab is pretty long because the song is 7 minutes long + the 
 song has various guitar parts in it -- if you dont understand 
 the harmonics or anything else then mail me

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 Intro Part 1 
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Guitar - no bass or drums - (rough guide to rythem - check CD)

 Part of the intro is played with harmonics - the first one is found 
 in-between the 2nd and 3rd frets (2.5*) and the second one is found
 above the third fret (3*)

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2----]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0-----------------------------]

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------3--3*--3*-3--3*--3----------------3--3*--3*--3--3*--3-----]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0-----------------------------]

 0.11  Drums enter here 

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2----]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0-----------------------------]

 D---------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------3--3*--3*-3--3*--3----------------3--3*--3*-------]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0---------------------]

 
 
 0.22   Intro part 2 
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 New riff with drums and bass - (rough guide to rythem - check CD)
 
 This riff is played through twice on its own then another four times 
 as the verse with the vocals and another guitar part on top

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--0--0---12--0--12--12--0--12--12----0--0---10--0--10--10--0--10--10---]
 A--0--0---12--0--12--12--0--12--12----0--0---10--0--10--10--0--10--10---]

 D-------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--0--0---8--0--8--8--0--8--8----0--0---7--0--7--7--0--7--7---]
 A--0--0---8--0--8--8--0--8--8----0--0---7--0--7--7--0--7--7---]

 
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 0.47   Verse
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Guitar 1 plays the second part of the Intro four times while guitar 
 two plays this - it can be hard to hear as it is a quiet part with 
 delay and other effects - I added the lyrics to help show what goes where



                        'Break me in........................teach....
 D------------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12-12--0-14-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14-14-0-14-0-14--]
 A------------------------------------------------------------------------]


     .........us...to...cheat.......................and to lie........
 D------------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--0-15-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15--0-17-17-0-17-17-0-17-0-17-17-0-17-0-17--]
 A------------------------------------------------------------------------]


     .....and cover up........      ........What shouldnt......
 D------------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--0-15-15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15--12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12--]
 A------------------------------------------------------------------------]


     .....be shared.......            ..And the truths.......
 D------------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--0-12-12-0-12-12-0-12-0-12/10--0-11-11-0-11-0-11-11-0-11-0-11-11-0-----]
 A------------------------------------------------------------------------]


                     ..un..   -         ...wind..     -   ...ing...
 g--------2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4-]
 D--------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x-]
 A--------0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-]
 A--0--0-----------------------------------0--0---------------------------]


           ....Scra.......ping...  ..away....      ...at my mind.
 g--------5----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------7----7--7--7--7--7--7--7-]
 D--------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x-]
 A--------3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------5----5--5--5--5--5--5--5-]
 A--0--0-----------------------------------0--0---------------------------]


                  Please  stop  ask..............ing
 g--------2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4-]
 D--------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x-]
 A--------0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-]
 A--0--0-----------------------------------0--0---------------------------]


       me............ to ......describe........
 g--------5----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------7----7--7--7--7--7--7--7-]
 D--------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---------x----x--x--x--x--x--x--x-]
 A--------3----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------5----5--5--5--5--5--5--5-]
 A--0--0-----------------------------------0--0---------------------------]


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 1.26 Chorus
 ~~~~~~~~~~~

 This is played throgh once on its own and then twice with lyrics on top.
 on third time through only play the last E chord once.

            F                         C
 g---------------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------]
 D--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------]
 A--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------]
 A--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------]

            E                   Am            G
 g------------------------------------------------------------]
 D--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--7--7--7--7---9---9---9---9--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--10--10--10--10--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--10--10--10--10--------]

           F                           C
 g--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----------]
 D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----------]
 A---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----------]
 A---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----------]

                             E
 g------------------------------------------------------------]
 D--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---9---9---9---9--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---7---7---7---7--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---7---7---7---7--------]

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 2.08 Verse
 ~~~~~~~~~~
 After a small break this riff is played.

 e--5-----8-------7-----6-----5---------5------4-------3---------------3----]
 b----5-----5-------5-----5-----5----3-----3------3------3----------3-----3-]
 g------5------5------5-----5-----5----------5------5-------5--4------------]

 e------3------2-----1-----2-------3----------4--------4--------------------]
 b----1---1------1-----1-----1--------1-----3---3---3----------3---3--------]
 g--2-------2-------2----2------2---------4-------4----------4----4-----4---]
 D---------------------------------------------------------3----3-----2-----]

 e------5-----6------7----8-----7---------7--------8----9-----10---9---------]
 b----5---5------5-----5----5------0----8---8--------8----8-----8----0-------]
 g--5-------5------5-----5----5------7---------7-------7----7----7-----------]

 e---------8--------9---------10---------11---------12------------12------]
 b-----10----10--------10---------10---------10--------10--------9--------]
 g--10----------10---------10---------10---------10------------9----------]
 D-----------------------------------------------------------9------------]


 Then the guitar stops and the verse is just drums, vocals and bass 
 untill 3.16 when the guitar plays this riff.

 e-----------1-------------------0-----------------------0-------------0--]
 b------1----------1--------1----------1----------0-----------------1-----]
 g----2---2-----2-----2---0---0-----0-----0----1-----1-----1----2---------]
 D--3-------------------2--------------------2----------------------------]

 e--------------0--------------1--------------------0-------------------]
 b----1-----1------1------1---------1---------1-------------1-----------]
 g-------0--------------2---2----2-----2---0-----0------0-------0---1---]
 D--------------------3------------------2------------------------2-----]

 e-------0-------------0-----------0---------------1-----------------0---]
 b--0----------0-----0---0-----0------0------1----------1--------1-------]
 g----1-----1----1----------1--------------2---2------2----2---0---0---0-]
 D-----------------2---------------------3-------------------2-----------]

 
 e--------------0----------------0---------0-------------1--------------]
 b--1-------0--------0---------1---1----1-----1------1--------1---------]
 g----0---1---1---1-----1---2--------0-------------2---2----2---2-------]
 D------2----------------------------------------3----------------2-----]

 e------------0---------------------------------------------------------]
 b-----1-------------1-------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--]
 g--0-----0------0-------0---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--]
 D-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--]

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 3.38 Played nearly the same as the intro except for the cool 
 ~~~~ slide up + down the fretboard
  

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2----]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0-----------------------------]

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------3--3*--3*-3--3*--3----------------3*----------------------]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0----------5/19/5/15/5--------]

 
 3.50 - solo
 ~~~~ 
 This is the start of the solo with guitar two playing the 2nd part of the 
 intro riff played through twice then the chorus riff played once while the 
 solo is being played on top of it.
 The solo can only be pulled off properly if you use a Digitech whammy pedal 
 and a good distortion pedal - preferably a z-vex fuzz factory -

               ^ means bend + change pitch with pedal
               ~ means vibrato
               " means trem pick

 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A-------------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2------2--2.5*--2.5*-2--2.5*--2----]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0-----------------------------]

  Last Harmonic is picked then controlled with whammy for 3 bars    
 D---------------------------------------------------12*------------]
 A-------------3--3*--3*-3--3*--3-----------------------------------]
 A-------0-0-----------------------------0-0------------------------] 

  4.11  Chorus riff starts here and is played through twice
  ~~~~
 e-----^--------^--------------------------------------^-----------^---]
 b----^-------^-----^---------------------------------^-----------^----]
 g--9^----11^----13^----13~~~~~~~---13"--14"--16"--16^--19-19-19^------]
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------]

 e-------------------------------^-----^----------------------------^--]
 b------------------------------^-----^----20p17-20-20---20^----12^----]
 g--17--16h17p16h14-14-------21^---23^---------------------------------]
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------]

 
 The second to last note is treated to some extreme whammy and feedback
 for a couple of bars
 
 4.32
 ~~~~
 Then both guitars play the chorus again twice - only playing
 the last E chord once on the second time round
        

     F                         C
 g---------------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------]
 D--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------]
 A--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------]
 A--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------]

           E                   Am            G
 g------------------------------------------------------------]
 D--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--7--7--7--7---9---9---9---9--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--10--10--10--10--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--0--0--0--0--10--10--10--10--------]

       F                           C
 g--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----------]
 D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----------]
 A---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----------]
 A---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----------]

                    E
 g------------------------------------------------------------]
 D--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---9---9---9---9--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---7---7---7---7--------]
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---7---7---7---7--------]


 4.53
 ~~~~
 Clean guitar plays this  (~~~ means slight trem) 

 e------------------------------------------------------------]
 b----------------------------------------------------0-------]
 g--2---------2h4------4~~~~~~~~~---0----4^^--2---1-----------]
 D------------------0-----------------------------------------]
 A------------------------------------------------------------]

 e-------0~~~~-----------------]
 b-----------------------------]
 g-----------------------------]
 D-----------------------2h3---]
 A-----------------------------]

 e------------------------------------------------------------]
 b----------------------------------------------------0-------]
 g--2---------2h4------4~~~~~~~~~---0----4^^--2---1-----------]
 D------------------0-----------------------------------------]
 A------------------------------------------------------------]

 e--0---------------------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------]
 b--------------------------5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----]
 g-----------------4h5--------5-------5-------5-------5-------5--]
 D------------1h2------------------------------------------------]
 A---------------------------------------------------------------]

 e----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0--]
 b--5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---1---1---1---0-----]
 g--------5-------4-------4-------4-------4-------2-------1-------]
 D----------------------------------------------------------------]
 A----------------------------------------------------------------]

 The guitar is quite for about a bar and then plays this

 e----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------]
 b------5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---3---3---3-]
 g--------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------4-------4---]
 D--------------------------------------------------------------------]
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------]

 e------0--------0----------------------------]
 b--------1--------1-----------------1--------]  5.44  Guitar stops
 g----------0--------0---------------0--------]  ~~~~
 D------------2--------2-------2--------------]
 A-----------------------3--------------------]
 A--------------------------------------------]

 Track ends with piano,synth effects and these lyrics

 Wash me away
 Clean your body of me
 Erase all the memories 
 Theyll only bring us pain
 And Ive seen 
 All Ill ever need
            
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