Thrice - The Melting Point Of Wax Chords & Tabs

 

The Melting Point Of Wax Chords & Tabs

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The Melting Point Of Wax Tab

ARTIST: Thrice
TITLE:  The Melting Point Of Wax
TABBER:	Luke Charman (luke@so.org)
ALBUM:  The Artist In The Ambulance
GENRE:  Hardcore
YEAR:	2003
BAND:	Teppei Teranishi (Guitar)
	Dustin Kensrue (Vocals + Guitar)
	Eddie Breckenridge (Bass)
	Riley Breckenridge (Drums)

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This is played in Dropped C, as is the majority of newer Thrice stuff.
I think it's almost all here and almost all complete, I hope it is!

h = hammer-on, p = pull-off, x = muted note, / = slide

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Intro (Guitar 2 - Dustin)

D|--4----5--|
A|--6----6--| (Strumming pattern is quite easy,
F|--7----7--|   listen to the song and you'll get it).
C|--4----0--|
G|--4----0--|
C|--4----0--|

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Intro (Guitar 1 - Teppei)

D|--17p14----------------------------|
A|--------14--------15p14------------|
F|-----------14--14-------14---------|
C|---------------------------16--16--|
G|-----------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------|

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Verse 1 (Guitar 2 - Dustin)

D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------7-7----77-----7-7----77------6-6----66-----6-6----66--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--444-----44----444-----44-----000-----00----000-----00-----|
    ...     ..    ...     ..     ...     ..    ...     ..

D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
F|------6-6----66-----6-6----66------4-4----44-----4-4----44--|
C|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--444-----44----444-----44-----000-----00----000-----00-----|
    ...     ..    ...     ..     ...     ..    ...     ..

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Verse 1 (Guitar 1 - Teppei)

D|------------------------------|
A|--9-10-9---------9h10p9-------|
F|---------9--------------9-----|
C|-----------11-11----------11--|
G|------------------------------|
C|------------------------------|

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Pre-Chorus (Guitar 2 - Dustin)

D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
F|----------------------------|
C|----------------------------|
G|--0---0--00-0--2---2--22-2--|
C|--0---0--00-0--2---2--22-2--|

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Chorus (Guitar 2 - Dustin)

D|--4----5----10-----9--|
A|--7----6----12----10--| (Strumming is easy to work out again,
F|--6----7----11-----9--|   change from one to the next on the words:
C|--4----0-----9-----7--|     "safety", "wings", "find", and "means".
G|--4----0-----9-----7--|
C|--4----0-----9-----7--|

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There's a violin part here, which I'm not tabbing, hehe. Sue me :p

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Verse 2 Riff A - Guitars 1 and 2 (Teppei and Dustin)

D|-------|
A|-------| (OK, this verse kinda threw me, there are no typical
F|-------|   notes or anything here. One guitarist takes each of these
C|--(4)--|  two harmonics, play the one on the lower C string with
G|-------|   light bending, and both of them need a lot of feedback).
C|--(4)--|

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Verse 2 Riff B - Guitar 2 (Dustin)

D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------| (Play this part when he sings the
F|----------------------------|   words "Screaming out to me".
C|----------------------------|     This is the same as the
G|--0---0--00-0--2---2--22-2--|       pre-chorus).
C|--0---0--00-0--2---2--22-2--|

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Verse 2 Riff C - Guitar 2 (Dustin)

D|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|
F|--------------|--------------|
C|-----6--------|-----7--------|
G|--------7--4--|--------6--7--|
C|--4-----------|--0-----------|

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[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/thrice/the_melting_point_of_wax_tab.html ]
Verse 2 Riff D - Guitar 1 (Teppei)

D|------------------------------|
A|--9-10-9---------9h10p9-------|
F|---------9--------------9-----| (This is the same as his riff
C|-----------11-11----------11--|   from the first verse).
G|------------------------------|
C|------------------------------|

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Then play Dustin's Riff B (which is the Pre-Chorus) one more time.

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Pre-Chorus 2 - Guitar 2 (Dustin)

D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------| (This sounded kinda right, but to be
F|---------------------------------|   honest I think there's just more of the
C|---------------------------------|  weird feedback noise from Verse 2 here.
G|--2----4----0----2----4----0--/--|   It slides up at the end).
C|--2----4----0----2----4----0--/--|

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Then repeat the chorus again, with Teppei playing his Intro riff over it.

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Bridge - Guitar 2 (Dustin)

D|---0--|
A|--10--| (This is the last chord from the chorus, just play
F|---9--|   it a whole load whilst Teppei plays the lead).
C|---7--|
G|---7--|
C|---7--|

D|--------|
A|--------|
F|--------| (If you listen to the song, it's very obvious to
C|--4--0--|   tell when to change from the one above to the 4's,
G|--4--0--|  and then to the 0's).
C|--4--0--|

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Bridge - Guitar 1 (Teppei)

D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------| (This bit plays right up
F|--11-11-11-11---9-9-9-9---9/14-14-14--|   until the end of the
C|---x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x---x--x--x--x--|  bridge, it changes slightly,
G|---9--9--9--9---7-7-7-7---7/12-12-12--|   easy to figure out).
C|--------------------------------------|

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D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|--11-9-11----9-11-11-9-11----9-11--| (This is the little clean riff
C|----------11--------------11-------|   at the end of the bridge).
G|-----------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------|

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Outro - Guitar 2 (Dustin)

D|-----|
A|-----|
F|-----| (Just play this lots of times, easy to see when
C|--0--|   if you listen to the song).
G|--0--|
C|--0--|

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Outro - Guitar 1 (Teppei)

D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------| (The last four chords there are
F|--11----9----14----13----14----11--|   played with the syllables:
C|---x----x-----x-----x-----x-----x--|    "Miles a-bove the", and it's
G|---9----7----12----11----12-----9--|   silent for the word "sea").
C|-----------------------------------|

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Lyrics:

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I've waited for this moment all my life and more,
And now i see so clearly what I could not see before.
The time is now or never and this chance won't come again,
Throw caution and myself into the wind.

There's no promise of safety with these second hand wings
But im willing to find out what impossible means.
A leap of faith.

Parody of an angel miles above the sea.
I hear the voice of reason screaming up to me.
"You've flown far too high boy now you're too close to the sun,
Soon your makeshift wings will come undone".

But how will I know limits from lies if i never try?

Theres no promise of safety with these second hand wings
But im willing to find out what impossible means.
Climb to the heavens on feathers and dreams
'Cause the melting point of wax means nothing to me.
Nothing to me.
Nothing to me.

I will touch the sun or I will die trying.
Die Trying.

Fly on these second hand wings,
Willing to find out what impossible means.
Climb to the heavens on feathers and dreams
'Cause the melting point of wax means nothing to me.
Nothing to me.

Means nothing to me,
Miles above the sea.

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Comments? Questions? Suggestions? luke@so.org
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