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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...


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