Fates Warning – We Only Say Goodbye tab

Band: Fates Warning
Song: We Only Say Goodbye
Album: Parallels 

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Tuning: Standard E (A 440)
Key Signature: E Minor

Guitar 1 - Jim Matheos
Guitar 2 - Frank Aresti


Riff 1 (both guitars) *acoustic

|----------|-------3-0--||----------|------------||-----0----|-----2------||-------2--|---2--------| Play both measures 2 times|---2------|-0----------||-0--------|------------|
Riff 2A (distorted)
|------------------|-------------------||------------------|-------------------||------------------|----------5---9--7-||----5-------------|----5-----5---9--7-| GTR 1 |---------------5--|----------3---7--5-||-0----------3-----|-0----------0------|
Riff 2A (clean) .|----0-------0-----|----0--------0-----||-------2-------2--|-------2-------2---||----------------4-|-----------------4-||------------------|-------------------| GTR 2|------------------|-------------------||------------------|-------------------|
Riff 2B (distorted)|------------------|------------------------||------------------|------------------------||------------------|----------5---7---------||----5-------------|----5-----5---7---5--2--| GTR 1 |---------------5--|----------3---5---5--2--||-0----------3-----|-0----------0---0-3--0--|
GTR 2 plays Riff 2A (clean) over Riff 2B. Riff 3 (clean) *verse “As I watched your shadow disappear”
Strum chords|-3----------|-0-------0--||-3----------|-3-----3----||-2----------|-2----------||------------|-0----------| GTR 1|------------|------------||------------|------------|
| | ||---0----0---|---0-----3--||------3-----|-------3----||----------4-|------------||------------|------------| GTR 2|------------|------------||------------|------------|
Riff 4 “I thought I heard you…”
|----------------|-----------------||-------8--------|-----------------||-5-----7-9------|-5-----9---------||-5-----5-9------|-5-----9---------| GTR 1|-3-------7------|-3-----7---------||----------------|-----------------|
| | ||----0------0----|---0------3--2-0-||------3------3--|-----3-----------||----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------| GTR 2|----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|
“But you only…”
|----------------|-------------|-------||-------8--------|-------------|-------||-5-----7-9-7----|-5-----9-----|-5---7-||-5-----5-9-7----|-5-----9-----|-5---7-| GTR 1|-3-------7-5----|-3-----7-----|-3---5-||----------------|-------------|-------|
| | | ||----0------0----|---0---------|-------||------3------3--|-----3-------|-------||----------------|-------------|-5---7-||----------------|-------------|-5---7-| GTR 2|----------------|-------------|-3---5-||----------------|-------------|-------|
Riff 5 “Across the miles…”
|-----------------------||-----------------------||------4---5---12--9--7-||-7---------------------| GTRS 1&2|------2---3---10--7--5-||-5---------------------|
“But it’s so hard…”
|-----------------------------||-----------------------------||------4---5---12-10--9--7--9-||-7---------------------------| GTRS 1&2|------2---3---10--9--7--5--7-||-5---------------------------|
Solo – Jim
|---------|------------------------------------------||---------|------------------------------------------||---------|-9h11h12p11----9--7-----------------------||-7/9-\7~-|---------------------7--9-----7-----------||---------|---------------------------10---10--9-7-\-||---------|------------------------------------------|
|-------14-15-14-|-15-17----------|----------------|---------------- *Frank comes in w/ harmony|----------------|----------------
-14^(15)—14p12--------------------------------------|---------------15--12--15--12--8--10--8--7-7h8p7—5~-|----------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------| GTR 1----------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
-17^(19)-17p15-14---------------------------------------|-------------------15--17--15--12-13--12-10-10h12p10-8~-|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------| GTR 2--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
Notation Key: h = hammer on p = pull off / = ascending slide \ = descending slide ^ = bend () = note bent to r = release ~ = vibrato
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