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"THIS IS ABSOLUTION"KILLSWITCH

ENGAGE
As heard on AS DAYLIGHT DIES ( ROADRU NNER)
WordsandMusicby Mike D'Antonio,AdamDutkiewicz,Joel Stroetzel, Justin Foley and HowardJones* Transcribed
byJeff Perrin

Guitar s are in drop-D tunin g down one whole step (low to high , C G C F A D) .
Bass tuning (low to high) : C G C F.
All music sounds in the the key of D minor, one whole step lower than written.

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"THIS IS ABSOLUTION"
@ 1st and 3rd Verses
We
Will

1.

3.

(0:13, 1:18)

will
you

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take

die
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this

way

stance

in
unification
the dead

amongst

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cannot
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break
your fear

these
and
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chains
fast

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of
to

Em

Gtrs. I and 2

faith
life

E5

(05)

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and la second time (see previous page)

f.

Bas s repeats Bass Fig . 1 (see bar 6)

Come
on

Bass substitutes Bass Fill I second


time (see prev ious page)

2nd Verse (0:2 7)

w/half-time feel

yeah

let

C5 G5 05

them

do

their

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D5

worst
D5

(let

them do

their worst)

E5

(D5)

Gtrs. I and 2

14

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Never

slaves

to

iniquity

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(see previous page)

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"THIS IS ABSOLUTION"
~ Pre-choru

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(end half-time feel)

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will

not

die

G/D

G/C

this

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way

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absolution)
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us

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end

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"THIS IS ABSOLUTION"
[}!] Bridge, 2nd

Section

(2:21)

w/ half-tim e feel

Don't
Don't

the
their

let
let

world
lies

you
you

deceive
deceive

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