Finger Eleven – Temporary Arms tab

T1: Byron Coombes,, Finger Eleven

S1: BAND: Finger Eleven
SONG: Temporary Arms
ALBUM:Tip/on Wind-Up Records or Mercury(canada original)97/98
TABBED BY: Byron Coombes  (

tuning- 1/2 step down (eb ab db gb Bb eb)

This is one of the best songs on the album. It sounds right and i think

it's damn near perfect. Here goes. Listen to song for timing.

VERSE 1 - Guitar One/two: clean and very quiet all downstrokes======== Riff 1e--------------------b--------------------g-4-4-4-4------------ -x16d-4-4-4-4------------a-2-2-2-3------------e-------------------- "I burn and melt and stick and fade Your temporary arms invade One of many last warnings cannot wipe the conscience clean
Riff 2- mild distortion/both guitars/all downstrokese--------------------b--------------------g--------------------d---0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0a---2-2-2-3p-2-3p-2-3 X4e---3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3
"The stain wears in the stain wears in you whore me in again" Then Riff One again for 8 times. Then Riff Two again for 4 times. Then play riff one for 8 times. On sixth time slowly bring mild distortion in and palm mute until eighth time. CHORUS ONE- G1 and G2 play with heavy distortion ===========
e-----------------------------------------------b-----------------------------------------------g------------------------5-5-5-5-5--------------d--2--2-4--4-5-----------5-5-5-5-5---4-4-4-4-4-4 X2a--2--2-4--4-5--1//5-5-4-3-3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4-4-4e--0--0-2--2-3-----------------------2-2-2-2-2-2"Collapsing in again you found, what makes it soreYou triggered off the feelings that, you felt before.
VERSE 2========Riff One play 8 times but on every 1st beat G2 plays thiswith mild distortion.g---------d--9-9-9--a--9-9-9--e--7-7-7--Riff Two play 2 timesRiff One play 8 times and gradually distort again to chorus.
CHORUS 3 ======== Same as chorus one and play twice BRIDGE 1 - G1 with distortion ========
e-----------------------------------------------------b-----------------------------------------------------g---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--7-7-7-7d---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--7-7-7-7 X4a---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---5---5---5---5--5-7-5-7e--(2)-(2)-(2)-(2)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)--------
"All the guilt pulls away if only forever x2
Guitar two plays this little riff over bridge with distortion.e--0--------b--5~~~~~~~-- bend the 5 every so often.g-----------
BRIDGE 2- Guitar one with distortion.=========e--------------------------------------b--------------------------------------g----------------------------2--2------d--------9-9--------7-7-\\\\-2--2------ X 4a--7-7--------10-10-----\\\\-0--0------e-------------------------------------- "replace the name irreplace the fear and i can't come out but i want you hear."
Second part of bridge play same thing three times but slowly palm mute and slowly pull it off. VERSE 3- G1 really quiet and clean ======= Same as verse one but no back riff like verse 2. Play 16 times. BREAKDOWN RIFF- G1 and G2 with heavy distortion. ============== Play each note 16 times
e-----------------b-----------------g--4----9--------- play 4 times.d--4--5-9--10-----a--2--5-7--10-----e-(2)-3-7--8------"Now i need it, now i need it"
*****the First chord can also be played like this:d-9-a-9-e-7-
CHORUS and ENDING- G1 and G2 with heavy distortion. ================= play same chorus as chorus one but G2 plays this little riff with a flanger.
e------------------------------------b--7b-5-7b-5-7b-5-7-8-7-5-5-5-5-\\\\2 hold X4g-----------------------------------
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