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Swallow The Sun - Plague Of Butterflies tab

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                   Plague of Butterflies - Swallow The Sun
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Tuning: C tuning


This is the second part of the epic "Plague of Butterflies" 3-part EP.
This tab starts at time 12:18 (since all the 3 songs are as one, nearly 35 minutes long track).
The other songs of the EP, "Losing the Sunsets" and "Evael 10:00" are tabbed on this site as well.
Check them out!


Verse:
("Silent people walking by, they are leaving...")
("Village is empty, dead cold empty...")
C |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2--1--1-1--1-1-1--1-1--1-1-1--1-1--1-1-1--1-1--1-1--|
F |--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2--1--1-1--1-1-1--1-1--1-1-1--1-1--1-1-1--1-1--1-1--|
C |--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0---------------------------------------------------|x2
                                         

Bridge 1 ("Buried a few of them today, the children and the old by the road..."):
C |---------------------------|
G |---------------------------|
D#|---------------------------|
A#|--7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7--|
F |--7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7--|
C |--5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5--| (x 8)
PM   .  .  . . . .  .  . . .


Bridge 2:
("But they decide to go...")
("But her face I could not find...")
("Maybe I'm the old one sheltered by these woods...")
C |---------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------|
A#|--7--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
F |--7--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
C |--5--5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--| (x 4)
PM   .  .  . . . .  . . . . . . .  . . . . . .


Quick lead to second verse:
C |------------------|
G |------------------|
D#|------------------|
A#|--10-9-9-9--------|
F |-----------9-9-7--|
C |------------------|


Bridge 3:
("But when even the trail of dead ended by the road...")
("Dancing through the flame of a candle...")
Second guitar plays bridge 1 at the same time.
C |-------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|
A#|--7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7--|
F |--7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7--|
C |--5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5--| (x 8)


Bridge 4:
("Hoping, in this kingdom of my loneliness...")
("Taking me to sleep...")
("When Evael is lost still...")
C |-------------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--3--2--2-2-2-5--4--2--3--2---3--2--2-2-2-5--4--/5--1--|
F |--3--2--2-2-2-5--4--2--3--2---3--2--2-2-2-5--4--/5--1--|
C |--1--0--0-0-0-3--2--0--1--0---1--0--0-0-0-3--2--/3-----| (x 2)
PM         . . .                       . . .


Break 1 ("On this throne of my thoughts..."):
C |-----------------------------|
G |-----------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------|
A#|--2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2--2-2-2--|
F |--2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2--2-2-2--|
C |--0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0--0-0-0--| (x 2 on first time, x 4 other times)
PM   . . .      . . .    . .


Interlude (clean sound), this continues playing also in background:
C |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--12-------12-------12-------12-------11-------11-------11---------------|
D#|-----12-11----12-11----12-11----12-11----12-11----12-11---12-11-9-11-12--|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Interlude, piano transition to guitar (repeated twice):
C |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------12-12-12-13-13-13-13-13-13--------------------|
D#|--9-9-9-11-11-11-12-12-12----------------------------14-14-14-14-14-14--|
A#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

C |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--15-15-15-12-12-12-13-13-13-15-15-15-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Interlude ends, distorted guitar slowly rises (use volume control):
C |-----|
G |-----|
D#|-----|
A#|--2--|
F |--2--|
C |--0--|


Bridge 5 ("Hoping for my time to come, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath..."):
C |--------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
F |-2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
C |-0-0-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-7-7-7--8--8--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-5-5-5--|

C |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--12-12-12-9-9-9-10-10-10-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
F |--12-12-12-9-9-9-10-10-10-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
C |--10-10-10-7-7-7--8--8--8-10-10-10--8--8--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


Bridge 5 ("The wings, they moved and danced, as a butterfly they kept dancing..."):
C |---------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|--2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
F |--2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
C |--0-0-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

C |---------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|--9-9-9-5-5-5-7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4--|
F |--9-9-9-5-5-5-7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4--|
C |--7-7-7-3-3-3-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-2-2-2--|


Bridge 5 ("But why are you here when Evael is lost still?"):
C |---------------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
F |--2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
C |--0-0-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-7-7-7--8--8--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-5-5-5--|

C |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--12-12-12-9-9-9-10-10-10-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
F |--12-12-12-9-9-9-10-10-10-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
C |--10-10-10-7-7-7--8--8--8-10-10-10--8--8--8--8--8--8-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


Then bridge 4 (x 2) and break (x 4) again. And silence.


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Time 20:56:

Clean melody:
C |----7---------------8--5--|
G |--5----7--5--7-8--8-------|
D#|--------------------------|
A#|--------------------------|
F |--------------------------|
C |--------------------------| (x 4)


Then break 1 (x 4), it also has a new lead now:
C |--------------|--------------|
G |--20--17------|--19--16------|
D#|----------16--|----------16--|
A#|--------------|--------------|
F |--------------|--------------|
C |--------------|--------------| (x 2 on first time, x 4 other times)
      (x 6)      |    (x 2)


Bridge to outro:
C |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--5-5-5-2----4--5-5--/8--8\4----5-5-5-2----4--5-5--8\3--3-3-3-3-3-3--|
F |--5-5-5-2----4--5-5--/8--8\4----5-5-5-2----4--5-5--8\3--3-3-3-3-3-3--|
C |--3-3-3-0----2--3-3--/6--6\2----3-3-3-0----2--3-3--6\1--1-1-1-1-1-1--| (x 4)
PM   . . .                         . . .                   . . . . . .


Outro ("The morning came with its cold caress.."):
C |-----|
G |-----|
D#|-----|
A#|--2--|
F |--2--|
C |--0--|


Outro, this starts just before "I curse your light for waking me again...":
C |---------------------|
G |---------------------|
D#|---------------------|
A#|--3----2----3--3--2--|
F |--3----2----3--3--2--|
C |--1----0----1--1--0--| (x 2)


Outro ("I opened my window painted by thick ice..."):
C |-----------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|------9-------------------------------9--|
F |--7-------10--15---15---15\6------9------|
C |-----------------------------------------| (x 4)
               

You can now begin playing Evael 10:00 from my other tab (at time 26:26). Cheers!


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