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It's an easy way to play this great song by Staind.

I hope you like it.


VERSE:
Am
Its been
Am
Its been
Am
Its been
Am
Its been

C
awhile since
C
awhile since
C
awhile since
C
awhile since

G
D
Am
I could - hold my head up high
G
D
Am
I first saw you
G
D
Am
I could stand on my own two feet again
G
D
Am
I could call you

CHORUS:
Am
C
G
D Am
And every thing I can't remember
Am
C
G D Am
As fucked up as it all may seem
Am
C
G D Am
The consequences that I've rendered
Am
C
G
D Am
I stretched myself beyond my means
VERSE:
Am
Its been
Am
Its been
Am
Its been
Am
Its been

C
G
D
Am
awhile since I couldn't say that I wasn't addicted
C
G
D
Am
awhile since I couldn't say I love myself as well as
C
G
D
Am
awhile since I've gone and fucked things up just like I always do
C
G
D
Am
awhile but all that shit seems to disappear when Im with you

CHORUS:
Am
C
G
D Am
And every thing I can't remember
Am
C
G D Am
As fucked up as it all may seem
Am
C
G D Am
The consequences that I've rendered
Am
C
G
D Am
Ive gone and fucked things up again
yea
Am
C
G D
Why must I feel this way
Am
C
G D
Just make this go away
Am
C
G D
Just one more peaceful day
VERSE:
Am
C
G D
Am
Its been awhile since I could look at myself straight
Am
C
G
D Am
Its been awhile since I said im sorry

Am
C
G D
Its been awhile since ive seen the way candles light your
Am
C
G
D
Its been awhile but I can still remember just the way you
CHORUS:
Am
C
And every thing
Am
C
As fucked up as
Am
C
I can not blame
Am
C
He did the best

Am
face
Am
taste

G
D Am
I can't remember
G
D
Am
it all may seem to be I know its me
G D Am
this on my father
G
D Am
he could for me

OUTRO:
Am
C
G
D
Am
Its been awhile since I could hold my head up high
Am
C
G
Its been awhile since I said im sorry

========================================================
Author/Artist: Staind
Title: It's Been Awhile
Album: Break the Cycle
Transcribed by: Fernando Delgado
Email:elrockero56@aol.com
Electric Guitar Tuning
Tune down : Ab Db Ab Db Gb Bb
Acoustic Guitar Tuning Tune down half step : Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Tablature key h = hammer on
p = pull of
t = tap
~ = let the note ring
v = vibrate note
b = bend not
r = release note
/ = slide up to fret
\ = slide down to fret
x = mute string(s)
Now onto the song :
Hint : If you tune your electric guitar to Drop D (down 1/2 step)
and move everything up 1 string and use the chorus of the
second tab it will sound pretty good too. (Look at my 2nd tab)
Intro/Verse
Electric
(clean)
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------0-----------------|
------12-------14p12---------9---------10p9-------|
----------------------0-----10---------------10\--|

-14-------14-------------0--10-----10-------------|
--0--------0-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----0------0----------------------7p5----------|
-4------4------4-------------5-----------5------|
-4----------------5-------7-----7------------7--|
-5---------------------0------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
Acoustic
(In the 2nd tab I have chord names)
-------------------------------------------------|
-----------3------------------------3------------|
-----2---------2------------0-----------0-----0--|
--------2---------2--0---------------------2-----|
-0----------------------3-------3----------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------|
--------3--------------------3------------|
-------------0-----0-------------0-----0--|
-0---0----------0-----0---0---------2-----|
------------------------------------------|
-3----------------------------------------|
Chorus Guitar 1 - (electric) * = the slide is a long slide
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------5---5---0--0---0--12--12--0--|
-14---14\---0--5---5--0--5---5---0--0---0--12--12--0--|
-12---12\---0--3---3--0----------------------------0--|
Bridge Guitar 1 (electric) ----------------------------------------------0~-------0~-----------|
-12----9/12--12\--9--7----7/9--9\--7--5----2-----5~-------5~-0~-----|
-------------------------------------------0--------7~----------4~--|
-10----7/10--10\--7--5----5/7--7\--5--3----0------------------------|
--0---------------0--0-------------0--0-----------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Outro Electric

(clean)

End on this chord ------||


------||
-4~~--||
-4~~--||
-5~~--||
------||
Acoustic -

End on this chord ------||


------||
------||
-0~~--||
-2~~--||
-3~~--||
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My 2nd version =
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#-- File created with Instab - http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html --#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Author/Artist: Staind
Title: Its Been Awhile (Easier Tuning)
Album: Break the Cycle
Transcribed by:Fernando delgado
Email:elrockero56@aol.com
Tuning: Electric = Drop D (tuned down 1/2 step - Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Acoustic = Tune Down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
This even sounds better than the real way to play it!
Intro/Verse - (listen to song for the rhythm)
Electric - (2) = quick notes hit at the end before switching chords or ghost not
es
------------------------------|----------------------------|
--------------5~--------------|--------------1p0~----------|
------7-----------7-----------|-(0)--0-------------0-------|
-(7)------7-----------7-------|-(2)------2------------(2)--|
--0----------------------(0)--|--3-------------------------|
------------------------------|----------------------------|
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------3p1~----------|
-------------0~--------------|----------0-------------0------|
-4---4-----------4------(4)--|(-2)--2-------2-------------2~-|
-5-------5-----------5-------|--0----------------------------|
-5---------------------------|-------------------------------|
Acoustic Chords Figures - (in order of playing)
002230 = Asus4
030030 = Cmaj7 (I think)
320033 = G
000320 = Dsus2/4
Asus4

Cmaj7

----------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------3--------------|--------------3---------------|
-----2-----------2----------|------0-----------0-------0~--|
---------2-----------2---0~-|----------------------2-------|
-0--------------------------|--3-------3-------------------|
----------------------------|------------------------------|
G

Dsus2

--------------------------|-----------------------|
---------3----------------|------3----------------|
-------------0------0-----|----------0--------0~--|
-0---0----------0------0--|--0------------2-------|
--------------------------|-----------------------|
-3------------------------|-----------------------|
Chorus - (listen to the song for the rhythm)
Electric - (distortion) \ = slow slide down the fretboard
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
---------------5--5--5-----------------------7--7-----|
-7----7\---0---5--5--5---0---5--5---0--0--0--7--7--0--|
-7----7\---0---3--0--3---0---5--5---0--0--0--5--5--0--|
-7----7\---0-------------0---5--5---0--0--0--------0--|
Acoustic Aaron plays these chords in the chorus - (from low to high)
Play some muted strums in between chords sometimes to fill space.
Am = 001220
C = 032010
G = 320033
D = 000232
Bridge Electric ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------0~------0~-----------|
-12----9/12--12\----9--7----7/9--9\--7--5----2-----5~------5~-0~-----|
---------------------------------------------0--------7~---------4~--|
-10----7/10--10\----7--5----5/7--7\--5--3----0-----------------------|
--0-----------------0--0-------------0--0----------------------------|
Ending Electric End on this chord ------||
------||
-0~~--||
-4~~--||

-5~~--||
-5----||

\\\////
@(O) (O)@
\ ? /
-----

Acoustic End on this chord ------||


------||
------||
-0~~--||
-2~~--||
-3~~--||
Rage thats is yours?

=========================================================
Artist-Staind
Song -Epiphany
Written by Staind
Drop D-tuning
Verse
e------------------------------------B------------------------------------G---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--D---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--A---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--Chours
e-----------------------------------------B-----------------------------------------G---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--D---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--A---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--D---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--verse 1
e------------------B------------------G---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7D---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7A---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0Your words to me just a whisper
e-------------------B--------------------G---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--D---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--A---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--D---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--Your face is so unclear

e------------------B------------------G---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7D---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7A---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0I try to pay attention


e-------------------B--------------------G---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--D---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--A---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--D---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--Your words just disappear
chorus
e-----------------------------------------B-----------------------------------------G---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--D---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--A---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--D---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--Cause it's always raining in my head
Forget all the thing's I should have said'
So this is the way you have to play verse and churse.
---------------------------------------------------------------verse 1
Your words to me just a whisper
Your face is so unclear
I try to pay attention
Your words just disappear
chorus
Cause it's always raining in my head
Forget all the thing's I should have said'
verse 2
So I speak to you in riddles becuase
My words get in my way
I smoke the whole thin to my head
And I feel it wash away
Cause I can't take anymore of this
I want to come apart.
or dig myself a little hole
inside your precious heart
chorus
Cause it's always raining in my head
Forget all the thing's I should have said'
verse 3
I am nothing more than a little boy
Inside that cries for attention
Though I always try to hide
Cause I talk to you like children
Though I don't know how I feel
But I know I'll do the right thing

If the right thing is revealed


chorus
Cause it's always raining in my head
Forget all the thing's I should have said'
Verse
(here you don t have to sing just play until it fade)
Hope you enjoy it is a perfect tab thanks!(Klodian Burri)
=======================================================
Epiphany
Performed By: Staind
From the Album: "Break The Cycle"
Lyrics & Music Written By: Aaron Lewis

Notes:
- With four versions of this song in the archive,
you would think that at least one of them would
be completely correct. None of them are.
Some are extemely close, but none are 100%.
- I decided to have a go at this incredibly simple,
yet beautiful song off of "Break the Cycle".
I have added everything that I possibly could have
to make this tab 100%. With a song this simple,
I fail to see why other people did not bother to
put some time and effort into their tabbing of this.
- As stated by users in the comments of other tabs
of this song, the tuning IS what I have tabbed out.
This is because during the strumming of each "chord",
the b and high e strings are played open. Why others
failed to notice this is beyond me; as I noticed it
the first time I listened to the song.
- I appreciate any comments on this. However,
if you're going to attempt to argue with me
"I have the tab book and this is wrong", etc.,
don't even bother commenting. You're just wasting
my time, as well as your own.
- Finally, some familiarity with this song is
obviously necessary.
ENJOY!

Tuning: (Db Ab Db Gb Ab db) Low to High


(C# G# C# F# G# c#) Low to High
Intro (0:00)

Note: Let each E/A string strum ring out


while strumming the rest
Also, listen for the quick hammer-on!
d u d u d u u d d u
d u d u d u u d d u
db|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Ab|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Gb|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Db|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Ab|--0h2-----------------------|--5------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------|--5------------------------|
(Play each progression twice, then repeat)

Verse 1 (0:25)
d u d u d u u d d u
d u d u d u u d d u
db|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Ab|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Gb|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Db|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Ab|--0h2-----------------------|--5------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------|--5------------------------|
Your words...
Your face...
I try...
Your words...

Chorus (0:51)
d u d u d
u
u d
d u
d u d u d u u d d u
db|-----0--0--0--0----0----0--0----0--0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Ab|-----0--0--0--0----0----0--0----0--0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Gb|-11-11-11-11-11---11---11-11---11-11--|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Db|-11-11-11-11-11---11---11-11---11-11--|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Ab|--9-----------------------------------|--5------------------------|
Db|--9-----------------------------------|--5------------------------|
Oh, oh...
head...
Oh, oh...
said...

(1:17)
(Repeat Intro)

Verse 2 (1:28)
d u d u d u u d d u
d u d u d u u d d u
db|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Ab|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Gb|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Db|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Ab|--0h2-----------------------|--5------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------|--5------------------------|
So I speak...
my words...

I smoke...
Cos I can't...
or dig...

and let...
I wanna...
inside...

(2:19)
(Repeat Chorus)

(2:46)
d u d u d u u d d u
d u d u d u u d d u
db|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Ab|------0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|-----0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0--|
Gb|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Db|------7-7-7-7-------7--7----|--7--7-7-7-7-------7--7----|
Ab|--0h2-----------------------|--5------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------|--5------------------------|
I am nothing...
A little boy...
That cries...
I always try...
Cos I talk...
I don't know...
But I know...
the right thing...

(3:38)
(Repeat Chorus, then play):
d
|--0--|
|--0--|
|--7--|
|--7--|
|--0--|
|--0--|

END
=======================
=========================================
=======================
Artist- Staind
Song- Epiphany
Submitter- Steve Hasser
this is the right way to play this.
chords- ebgdaE-

C/G C/G2
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
3
3
3
3

C
0
1
0
2
3
x

F
1
1
2
3
3
1

Am9
0
1
2
2
0
x

Csus4
0
1
0
3
3
x

Fmaj7
0
1
2
3
3
x

THE X IN THE INTRO MEAN STRUM BECAUSE THE SLASHES LOOK CONFUSING. if you listen
to the song you ll pick this up quick. good luck with an awesome song. you ll
find that its the same strum pattern through out the whole song.
capo 1
INTRO 2x
C/G X XX X C/G2 X C/G X XX X C/G2 X C/G X F X XX XXX X XX XXX
VERSE
C/G
Your words to me just a whisper
F
your faces so unclear
C/G
I try to pay attention
F
and your words just disappear
CHORUS
Am9
Cause its always raining in my head
Am9
C Csus4 Fmaj7
forget all the things I should have

F
said

C/G
So i speak to you in riddles
F
cause my words get in my way
C/G
I smoke the whole thing to my head
F
and feel it wash away
C/G
Cause I can't take anymore of this
F
I wanna come apart
C/G
Or dig myself a little whole
F
Inside your precious heart
Am9
C
Csus4 Fmaj7 F
Cause its always raining in my
head
Am9
C Csus4 Fmaj7 F
Forget all the things i should have said
C/G
I am nothing more than
F
a little boy inside
C/G
that cries out for attention
F
yet I always try to hide
C/G
Cause I talk to you like children
F
though I don't know how I feel
C/G

But I know I'll do the right thing


F
If the right things is revealed
Am9
C
Csus4 Fmaj7
Cause its always raining in
my
Am9
C Csus4 Fmaj7
Forget all the things i should have

F
head
F
said

======================================================
Artist:
Song:
Album:
Tabber:

Staind
Epiphany
Break The Cycle
ultimate_crow

Heres the right way to play this song


Drop D 1/2 step
Db
Ab
Gb
Db
Ab
Db

D5
-0-0-2-0-0-0-

D5/G
-0-0-2-0-x-5-

Bsus2
-x-x-x-11-9-9-

Gsus2
-0-0-0-0-5-5-

Intro: 2x
D5 D5/G
Verse 1
D5
Your words to me just a whisper
D5/G
Your faces so unclear
D5
I try to pay attention
D5/G
Your words just disappear
Chorus:
Bsus2
Huh, huh, 'Cause it's always rainin in my head
Bsus2
Huh, huh, Forget all the things I should have said

Interlude:
D5 D5/G

Verse 2
D5
So I speak to you in riddles
D5/G
'Cause my words get in my way.
D5
I smoke the whole thing to my head
D5/G
And feel it wash away
D5
'Cause I can't take anymore of this,
D5/G
I wanna to come apart,
D5
or dig myself a little hole
D5/G
Inside your precious heart
Chorus
Bsus2
Gsus2
Huh, huh, 'Cause it's always rainin in my head
Bsus2
Gsus2
Huh, huh, Forget all the things I should have said
Verse 3
D5
I am nothing more than
D5/G
A little boy inside
D5
That cries out for attention,
D5/G
Yet I always try to hide
D5
'Cause I talk to you like children,
D5/G
Though I don't know how I feel
D5
But I know I'll do the right thing
D5/G
If the right thing is revealed
Bsus4

Gsus2

'Cause it's always raining in my head


Bsus4

D5/G
Forget all the things I should have said

D5

End on D5 and thats it


Questions or Comments send to nethawk_2003@yahoo.com
===================================
This song plays best in D Modal Tuning, also known as Celtic Tuning or DADGAD, a
s
some call it. This is the way I play it and it has the best sound for me.
Tuning:
From High To Low
D
A
G
D
A
D
Intro & Verses: x4
D5
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
o-0--0--00--0--00-00--0--0--00--0--00-00-o
o-0--0--00--0--00-00--0--0--00--0--00-00-o
Dsus4
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
o-5--5--55--5--55-55--5--5--55--5--55-55-o
o-5--5--55--5--55-55--5--5--55--5--55-55-o

Chorus: x2
F#sus4
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-9--9--99--9--99-99--9--9--99--9--99-99-o
o-9--9--99--9--99-99--9--9--99--9--99-99-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
Dsus4
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-x--x--xx--x--xx-xx--x--x--xx--x--xx-xx-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o
o-7--7--77--7--77-77--7--7--77--7--77-77-o

o-5--5--55--5--55-55--5--5--55--5--55-55-o
o-5--5--55--5--55-55--5--5--55--5--55-55-o
Chord Placement.
Intro: Dsus4, D5
Verse 1
D5
Your words to me just a whisper
Dsus4
Your face is so unclear
D5
I try to pay attention
Dsus4
Your words just disappear
Chorus
F#sus4

Dsus4
'Cause it's always raining in my head

F#sus4

Dsus4
Forget all the things I should have said

Bridge: D5, Dsus4


Verse 2
D5
So I speak to you in riddles
Dsus4
'Cause my words get in my way.
D5
I smoke the whole thing to my head
Dsus4
And feel it wash away
D5
'Cause I can't take anymore of this,
Dsus4
I wanna come apart,
D5

Or dig myself a little hole


Dsus4
Inside your precious heart
Chorus
F#sus4
Dsus4
'Cause it's always raining in my head
F#sus4
Dsus4
Forget all the things I should have said
Verse 3
D5
I am nothing more than
Dsus4
A little boy inside
D5
That cries out for attention,
Dsus4
Yet I always try to hide
D5
'Cause I talk to you like children,
Dsus4
Though I don't know how I feel
D5
But I know I'll do the right thing
Dsus4
If the right thing is revealed.
Chorus
F#sus4
Dsus4
'Cause it's always raining in my head
F#sus4
Dsus4
Forget all the things I should have said
Enjoy. And if there any ideas for improvement, I'm open for suggestions. Contact
me at arcane616devil@yahoo.com.
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