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The Voice Chords Tab

by Queensryche

 One of the best songs from Queensryche's new album, "American Soldier".
The lyrics are inspired by the near-death experience of Geoff Tate's father,
Perry Tate, a US Army veteran who was wounded in combat.

This song uses a lot of keyboards, but it can also be played quite nicely
with these chords.

their immense help - this tab is actually the result of their work.

Two guitars in this song - one of them plays the riffs during the intro and 
interlude, while during the verses and chorus, they both play rhythm parts.

Intro:

A simple riff on the E string...

e|---2b-(pause)-2-3-5-6-5-3----| (repeat from the beginning about 5-6 times)
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

The second guitar plays D5 / Bb5 under this.

Verse:
 D
 
 A
 Am I still alive?
 Bm
 I think I've got it right...
 A
 I'm made of light..
 D
 
 A
 Before I leave and go away,
 C
 There's some things I must say,
 Bm
 Before - before I'm gone...

On "gone", turn on distortion and play A5 / C5 twice.

This same progression repeats for the next verse.

Pre-chorus:
 A5
 
 C5
 
 A5
 
 C5
 There's so many possibilities -
 A5
 
 C5
 
 A5
 
 G5
 And I'm just starting to see...

Now go directly to the Chorus:
 G5
 
 A5
 
 Bb5
 
 A5
 
 G5
 It's like the poets always said
 A5
 
 Bb5
 
 A5
 
 G5
 When life is hanging from a thread
 A5
 
 Bb5
 
 C5
 
 D5
 You can hear that voice in your head....

And now return to the D5 / Bb5 sequence from the intro.

The interlude is just a three-note riff on the E string:

e|----2-3-2-3-2-2-0---|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

For the rest of the song, use the pre-chorus and chorus chords.

The coda is D5 / Bb5. End on D.

Don't be afraid,
 G
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