So Far Away

Stabbing Westward


Stabbing Westward - So Far Away
Artist: Stabbing Westward Song Title: So Far Away Album: Stabbing Westward Released: 2001 Contact: Zippo8822@aol.com
Based on a tab by wnc_master@hotmail.com
The following is based, for the mostpart, off of an extremely accurate tab by another guitar player, whose address is above. I only tied up some loose ends on here and added a few things and notes of my own.
On the surface...very easy song. But when you throw those background riffs in, it can become a real pain very quickly. Many of the background riffs, especially Guitar 2's outro, are synthesizers, but everything is transcribed to the guitar.
Symbols/Key: ------------ b = bend h = hammer-on v = vibrato x = mute p = pulloff s = slide
Standard Tuning: EADGBE
Guitars Needed: 2
-- Intro - Guitar 1, (Clean Distortion w/wah effects pedal)
E|--------------------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------------| G|---14---12---9---7---10---9---5-5-5-7---4---0--0h2| D|--------------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 - Clean
The clean electric plays a slightly modified Amin chord throughout the entire intro. Use your pinkie finger to mute your high E string, as it does not ring in the song. Listen to the song for rhythm.
Note: This is NOT an acoustic guitar. I watched the band play it live and is in fact, a clean electric.
|Amin| (Modified For Song) |-x--| |-1--| |-2--| |-2--| |-0--| |-0--|
-- Verse 1 - Guitar 2, (Clean Electric Guitar, No Distortion)
The clean electric plays a slightly modified Amin chord throughout the entire verse. Use your pinkie finger to mute your high E string, as it does not ring in the song. Listen to the song for rhythm.
Note: This is NOT an acoustic guitar. I watched the band play it live and is in fact, a clean electric.
|Amin| (Modified For Song) |-x--| |-1--| |-2--| |-2--| |-0--| |-0--|
Verse 1 - Guitar 1, (Clean Distortion w/wah effects pedal)
Played in background:
* - Synthesizer/Keyboard Transcribed for Guitar
Background Riff A: Background Riff B
E|--8s12(v)--| E|----------------| B|-----------| B|--17-15-14-16-14| G|-----------| G|----------------| D|-----------| D|----------------| A|-----------| A|----------------| E|-----------| E|----------------|
Background Riff C:
E|------------------------| B|------------------------| G|------------------------| D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12| A|------------------------| E|------------------------|
-- Chorus - Guitar 1, (Distortion, slight wah) Play through this twice on the first chorus.
"But every time that I touch you..."
E|------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------| D|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| E|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
"You feel so far away..."
E|--------------------------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------------------| G|--------------------------------------------------------| D|--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--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--7-7-7-7--7-7--7-7| E|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5--5-5|
Guitar 2 - At end of first chorus (Distortion, wah)
E|-------------| B|-------------| G|-------------| D|--5-7-7-7-5-7| A|-------------| E|-------------|
* - Guitar 2 now plays the modified Amin for a measure after the first chorus.
* - At 1:08 Guitar 1 comes in with... (Distortion)
E|-------------| B|-------------| G|-------------| D|--x-x-x-x-x-x| A|--x-x-x-x-x-x| E|--x-x-x-x-x-x|
Then play then intro again...
-- Verse 2 - Guitar 2 (Clean Electric Guitar, No Distortion)
Guitar 2 plays through Verse again using only the modified Amin chord once again.
Verse 2 - Guitar 1 (Clean distortion w/wah effects pedal)

* - Synthesizer/Keyboard Transcribed For Guitar
Background Riff D Background Riff E
E|------------| E|---------| B|------------| B|---------| G|------------| G|--3h5-3-6| D|--7-7s12(v)-| D|---------| A|------------| A|---------| E|------------| E|---------|
--Chorus 2
- Guitar 1 plays through the chorus riff twice.
-- Guitar Solo
Guitar 1 - Distortion, effects off (Play 2x)
E|--17-15-12-10-13-12-8-8-8-10-7| B|------------------------------| G|------------------------------| D|------------------------------| A|------------------------------| E|------------------------------|
Guitar 2 - Amin Chord used in Verse
Guitar 2 - 2:31
E|-----------------------| B|-----------------------| G|-----------------------| D|--2h4--6-7b9-7b9-5-8(v)| A|-----------------------| E|-----------------------|
-- Bridge "We need to find a way to break this silence..."
Guitar 2 - Clean (7x)
E|-------------------------| B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7| G|--5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7| D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7| A|--3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5| E|-------------------------|
Guitar 1 - Slight Distortion (Background, w/wah)
E|--17------0------2----------------------------------------| B|--------0------3------------------------------------------| G|------0------2------12-14--16(v)--14(v)--12h14p12h14p12h14| D|----------------------------------------------------------| A|----------------------------------------------------------| E|----------------------------------------------------------|
-- Then go into the chorus again.
Guitar 1 plays chorus riff 4x.
Guitar 2 - 4th time at end of chorus riff (Distortion, wah)
E|--------------| B|--------------| G|--5h7p5h7p5h7-| D|--------------| A|--------------| E|--------------|
-- Outro
Guitar 1 - Distortion, wah
E|----------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------| G|--14---12---9---7---10---9---5-5-5-7--2-| D|----------------------------------------| A|----------------------------------------| E|----------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 - Clean, wah
* - Synthesizer Transcribed For Guitar
E|--1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-1s4-4s8-8s12-12s16-| B|---------------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------|
The song is played as follows:
Intro Verse 1 Chorus Muted Riff Intro Verse 2 Chorus Guitar Solo Bridge Chorus Outro
Lyrics:
Verse 1:
Each night I feel the distance that has grown between us, Open up as lonely as the space between the stars. I wish that I could find a way to smash my fists right Through these walls of ugliness, and emptiness, And gently touch your face.
Chorus:
But every time that I touch you, you feel so far away. And every time that you need me, I feel so far away.
Verse 2:
As you lay silently beside me, choking back your tears, I wonder if you recognize that silence now defines us. Desperately I try to fight this overwhelming sense that I May never find the strength to change how hopeless we've Become.
Chorus:
And every time that I touch you, you feel so far away. And every time that you need me, I feel so far away. And I feel so far away!
(Feel so far away. I feel so far and far away.)
Bridge:
We need to find a way to break this silence... We need to find a way to break this silence... We need to find a way to break this silence, that's between Us, so I scream your name, I scream your name. I scream your name! I scream your name!
Chorus:
But every time that I touch you, you feel so far away. And every time that you need me, you feel so far away. And every time that you reach out, to feel me pull away, yeah. And every time that I touch you, I touch you, I touch you... To feel so far away!

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