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Rise Against - Hero Of War Live tab

                                     HERO OF WAR
                                   by Rise Against

                              Tabbed by ssjEasterBunny
                             ssjEasterBunny@hotmail.com


NOTES:
This tab is designed for one guitar; it is exactly what Tim McIlrath plays when the band 
the song live. Itís also what heís seen playing in the music video. So rest assured, 
tab will have you playing the song just like youíve seen it and heard it!

Keep in mind, the first half of the recorded bridge (the palm-muted part) uses the same 
as the rest of the song, while the live version uses modified chords. I tabbed the 
ícause itís more interesting.

I personally like to move the intro riff down the neck onto the first fret, but Iíll tab 
how McIlrath plays it for those who want to be exact.


TUNING:

Half-step down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)


STRUMMING:

D  D  DU DU D DU
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


CHORDS USED: (Named by finger position, not by notes. The Roman numeral VI after the A# 
itís on the sixth fret, just so no one thinks I made it up.)

     F     Am    A#    C     Dm    Fsus  Am7   A#VI  F5
Eb|--------0-----------0-----1-----------------------------|
Bb|--1-----1-----------1-----3-----------------------------|
Gb|--2-----2-----3-----0-----2----12----12-----7----10-----|
Db|--3-----2-----3-----2-----0----10----10-----8----10-----|
Ab|--3-----0-----1-----3-----------8-----0-----x-----8-----|
Eb|--------------------------------------------6-----------|


Okay, here we go:

INTRO:

Eb|---------------------------------|----------------/5---3---1---0---|
Bb|-----6-------6-------6-------6---|-1~~-----------------------------|
Gb|---------5-------5-------5-------|-0~~-----------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|-2~~-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|-3~~-----------------------------|
Eb|-6-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


          F
He said, "Son,
                  Am
Have you seen the world?
                     A#
Well, what would you say
                   F
If I said that you could?
                A#                   F
Just carry this gun; you'll even get paid."
                            C
I said, "That sounds pretty good."

              F
Black leather boots,
               Am
Spit-shined so bright
                A#                   F
They cut off my hair, but it looks alright.
                  A#
We marched and we sang;
              F
We all became friends,
                     C
As we learned how to fight.

          Dm
A hero of war,
                      A#
Yeah that's what I'll be.
                F
And when I come home,
                         C
They'll be damn proud of me.
                Dm
I'll carry this flag
       A#
To the grave if I must.
              F
íCause it's a flag that I love,
                  C
And a flag that I trust.

                F
I kicked in the door.
               Am
I yelled my commands.
                   A#
The children, they cried,
             F
But I got my man.
             A#
We took him away,
                  F
A bag over his face,
                     C
From his family, his friends.

                  F
They took off his clothes.
                   Am
They pissed in his hands.
               A#
I told them to stop,
                F
But then I joined in.
                 A#
We beat him with guns
                    F
And batons not just once,
               C
But again and again.

          Dm
A hero of war,
                      A#
Yeah that's what I'll be.
                F
And when I come home,
                         C
They'll be damn proud of me.
                Dm
I'll carry this flag
       A#
To the grave if I must.
              F
íCause it's a flag that I love,
                  C
And a flag that I trust.


NOTE:
Replace the last strum of the chorus with the note in parentheses below. Palm-mute the 
chords until the original ones kick back in.

Eb|-----|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----|-----6-------6-------6-------6---|-1~~------------/9---------------|
Gb|-----|---------5-------5-------5-------|-0~~----------------12--10---9---|
Db|-----|---------------------------------|-2~~-----------------------------|
Ab|-----|---------------------------------|-3~~-----------------------------|
Eb|-(5)-|-6-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


    Fsus                       Am7
She walked through bullets and haze.
               A#VI
I asked her to stop;
                F5
I begged her to stay.
                A#VI
But she pressed on,
               F5
So I lifted my gun,
             C
And I fired away...

        F                         Am
And the shells jumped through the smoke
             A#
And into the sand
                       F
That the blood had now soaked.
       A#                        F
She collapsed with a flag in her hand;
                C
A flag white as snow...

          Dm
A hero of war,
                  A#
Is that what they see?
                F
Just medals and scars;
                 C
So damn proud of me.
                        Dm
And I brought home that flag.
               A#
Now it gathers dust.
                         F
But it's the flag that I love;
                     C
It's the only flag I trust.

          F
He said, "Son,
                  Am
Have you seen the world?
                     A#
Well, what would you say
                   F
If I said that you could?


NOTE:
Fear not if you have a hard time picking out the individual notes in the outro; McIlrath 
pulls a ďthe hell with itĒ it and strums them like in the verse.


Enjoy!
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