Tool - The Patient tab

Tuning: Dropped-D
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Notes:
Bf = bend full step
Bh = bend half step
Bfr = bend full and release
Bhr = bend half and release
~~ = vibrato
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
/ = slide up
\ = slide down

pm = palm mute
x  = muted string
AH = artificial harmonic
NH = natural harmonic


INTRO


Very light distortion or no distortion at all. Rhy. Fig. 1:e|-----------------------------------------------B|-----------------------------------------------G|-----------------------------------------------D|------------2-----------2-------2-------2------A|--------5-----------5-------3-------0---------- 4 TimesD|----3-----------0------------------------------ pm............................................
Over Rhy. Fig. 1 Clean guitar with Wah (push and release pedal on each note) : Bhr Bhre|-----------------------------------------------B|-----------------------------------------------G|-------------------------------------5---2-----D|--2----0------5---2------2----0----------------A|----------------------------------------------- 8 TimesD|-----------------------------------------------
Rhy. Fig. 2:e|-----------------------------------------------B|-----------------------------------------------G|-----------------------------------------------D|-----------------------------------------------A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7------- 4 TimesD|----------------------------------------------- pm............................................
(Last time do not palm mute the last 2 notes. They echo and fade out.) VERSE [These lyrics with Rhy. Fig. 1] "A groan of tedium escapes me, Startling the fearful. Is this a test? It has to be, Otherwise I can't go on. Draining patience, drain vitality. This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act's a little...
...old"e|-----------------------------------------------B|-----------------------------------------------G|-----------------------------------------------D|-----------------------------------------------A|-----0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7----- 4 TimesD|----------------------------------------------- pm............................................
(Play with no distortion, fourth time let the last 2 notes ring without palm muting.) BRIDGE [Repeat these lyrics 2 times over the next bar]
"But I'm still right here...Giving blood, keeping faith...And I'm still right here..."e|---------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------G|---------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7----- 8 TimesD|--------------------------------------------- pm........................................
(Last time don't palm mute the last 2 notes)
CHORUS(Play with heavy distortion)Rhy. Fig. 3e|---------------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------------G|---------------------------------------------------D|----3-----0-----5-----7----------------------------A|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------5--7--3--0--- 3 TimesD|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------5--7--3--0--- pm............then lyrics come in:
"Wait it out..." AH AH AHe|-------------------------------------------------B|-------------------------------------------------G|-------------------------------------------------D|----3-----0-----5-----7----------/7--7--7^^^\----A|----3-----0-----5-----7-------------------------- D|----3-----0-----5-----7--------------------------
"Gonna wait it out..." AH Bhr AH AHe|-----------------------------------------------B|-----------------------------------------------G|-----5----------------5-----------5------------D|-7-----5--7-------7-----5---7-7-----5--7-------A|-----------------------------------------------D|-----------------------------------------------
"Be patient..." AH AH Bhr AH AH e|---------------------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------------------G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5-----------D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7-----A|---------------------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------------------
AH AH Bhr AH AH e|---------------------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------------------G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5-----------D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7-----A|---------------------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------------------
AH AH Bhr AH AH Bh and keep bente|---------------------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------------------G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5-----------D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7-----A|---------------------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------------------
Rhy. Fig. 3 "If there were no reward..." "No loving embrace..." AH
AH......................................e|----------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------------------G|------------------------5---------------------------D|--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----A|----------------------------------------------------D|----------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------5----------------------------7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^---------------------------------------------------------------------
"This tedious path..." AH..............................................................e|------------------------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------------------------G|------5------------------------------5----------------------------D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----A|------------------------------------------------------------------D|------------------------------------------------------------------
"I certainly would've..." AH..............................................................e|------------------------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------------------------G|------5------------------------------5----------------------------D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----A|------------------------------------------------------------------D|------------------------------------------------------------------
AH............................Bhe|-----------------------------------B|-----------------------------------G|------5----------------------------D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^^^7--A|-----------------------------------D|-----------------------------------
" By now..."e|--------------------------------------------------------B|--------------------------------------------------------G|--------------------------------------------------------D|--------------------------------------------------------A|--12-/-15--10--12^^^--12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--D|--------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^------------------------------------
"Gonna wait it out..."e|---------------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------------G|---------------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------------A|--12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--12--12-10-12---D|---------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14-/-17--12--14----14--12-/-14------------12-/-15--10--12----12--10-/-12------------------------------------------------------
e|------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------G|------------------------------------------------D|--14-/-17--12--14----14--12-/-14---14-/-17--12--A|--12-/-15--10--12----12--10-/-12---12-/-15--10--D|------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9-/-12--7--9----9-7--14----14--12-/-14------7-/-10--5--7----7-5--12----12--10-/-12-----------------------------------------------------------------------
There lyrics over next bar:
"If there were no desire to healA damaged and broken man alongThis tedious path I've chosen hereI certainly would've walked away...e|-------------------------------------------B|-------------------------------------------G|-------------------------------------------D|-------------------------------------------A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7--- 8 TimesD|-------------------------------------------
...by now"e|-------------------------------------------B|-------------------------------------------G|-------------------------------------------D|-------------------------------------------A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7--- 4 TimesD|------------------------------------------- pm.......................................
e|-------------------------------------------B|-------------------------------------------G|-------------------------------------------D|-------------------------------------------A|---5---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7--- 4 TimesD|------------------------------------------- pm.......................................
"And I still may ... (sigh) ... I still may" NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NHe|---------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------------------G|----------------------------------------------------D|----------------------------------------------------A|---5-------------------------5----------------------D|-------5---7----4---5---7--------5---7----4---5-----
1st time only 7 timese|-----------------------|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|-----------------------|D|---0---3---5-------7---|-----------5-------7---|A|---0---3---5-------7---|-----------5-------7---|D|---0---3---5---0---7---|---0---0---5---0---7---| pm pm... pm
e|---------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------G|---------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------A|--------------------------------------------- 4 TimesD|----3---0---1---0---0---1---3---0---2---1---- pm.........................................
e|---------------------------------------------B|--------------------------------------------- G|---------------------------------------------D|----3-----------0---0------------------------A|----3-----------0---0------------------------D|----3---0---0---0---0---1---3---0---1---0---- pm... pm.................
e|-----------------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------------------------- G|-----------------------------------------------------------D|----3-----------0---0------------------------3-----------0-A|----3-----------0---0-h-3--------------------3-----------0-D|----3---0---0---0---0-h-3---3---0---1---0----3---0---0---0- pm... pm................. pm....
------------------------------------------------------------------------0-----------------------0-h-3-------------------0-h-3---3---0---1---0--- pm.................
e|-------------------------------------------------------B|-------------------------------------------------------G|-------------------------------------------------------D|-------------------------------------------------------A|---------------5-------------------5-------------------D|---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7--- pm....... pm........... pm...........
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5-------------------5-------5----------5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7-- pm............ pm pm....
e|---------------------------------------------------------------B|---------------------------------------------------------------G|---------------------------------------------------------------D|---------------------------------------------------------------A|---5-------5-----------5-------5-----------5-------5-----------D|---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7--- pm pm.... pm pm.... pm pm....
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------7--------------5---7---5---7---7--
AH..........................................................................e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------D|---------5---7---7-------------------------------5---7---7--------------------A|-5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7------------D|-----------------------------5---7---7------------------------------5---7---7-
AH..................................................................e|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------------------------------------G|----------------------------------------------------------------------D|----------5---7---7-------------------------------5---7---7-----------A|--5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---D|------------------------------5---7---7-------------------------------
On the next bars lyrics are in sync with the notes e|----------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------------------G|------------4----5----4---------4---------0---------D|-------2-------------------2---------2---------2----A|--0-------------------------------------------------D|----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4----5----4---------4---------0---------------2-------------------2---------2---------2-----0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
e|------------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------------G|--------------4----5----4---------4---------0---------D|---------2-------------------2---------2---------2----A|----0-------------------------------------------------D|------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4----5----4---------4---------0----------------2-------------------2---------2---------2--/---0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------7-----8-----7-----------7-----------------B|----------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8----5G|----------------------------------------------------------D|-/--7-----------------------------------------------------A|----------------------------------------------------------D|----------------------------------------------------------
-------------7-----8-----7-----------7---------------------------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8-----5-------------------------------------------------------------7----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------7-----8-----7-----------7-----------------B|----------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8----5G|----------------------------------------------------------D|----7-----------------------------------------------------A|----------------------------------------------------------D|----------------------------------------------------------
------------7-----8-----7-----5-----7-----5---------------5-----------------------------------------8-------------------------------------------------------7-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------B|------------------------------------------------3-------6---6---G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
E|----------------------------------------------------------------B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-------6---6---G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
E|----------------------------------------------------------------B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-------6---6---G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
E|----------------------------------------------------------------B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-----------6---G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-----------5---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3---A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3---D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3---
"Gonna wait it out" 4 times over Rhy. Fig 1 END:
slowly.......................e|-------------------------------------B|------------------------------------- G|-------------------------------------D|------------2-----------2-let ring---A|--------5-----------5----------------D|----3-----------0-------------------- pm...............
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