Song- Illusion 
Written by- Creed 
Transcribed by- Eric DiRezze, David Sobka & Waldon Reed 
Tuning- DADGBe 
 
 
 
 Intro  
e--------------------------------------------------------- 
B-*13(b)~ ------------------------------------------------ 
G--12(b)~ --------10-10-12(b)--10-10-12(b)p10----10-12b--- 
D---------------------------------------------12---------- 
A--------------------------------------------------------- 
D--------------------------------------------------------- 
 * Flip rhythm/treble switch on & off for affect 
 
 
e------------------------------|--------------------------- 
B------------------------------|--------------------------- 
G--12(b)p10-10-----------------|--4------------------------ 
D--------------12v~ ----(/10)--|--4---3-----------0---4---- 
A------------------------------|--2---3---0h3-3-3-0-----5-- 
D------------------------------|------3---0h3-3-3-0-------- 
 
 
 
e------------------------------------------ 
B------------------------------------------ 
G------4----------------------------------- 
D------4--3---------------0---4------------ 
A--0-0-2--3---3-3-0h3-3-3-0-----5----0-0--- 
D---------3---3-3-0h3-3-3-0---------------- 
 
 
 
 Verse   2x 
e-----------------------------------------------| 
B-----------------------------------------------| 
G-----------------------------------------------| 
D-----------------------------------------------| 
A--2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------------| 
D----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0--0-0--| 
 
 
 
e--------------------------------------------------------| 
B--------------------------------------------------------| 
G--------------------------------------------------------| 
D------------------------------------------------777777--| 
A------2~ ---------------------2~ ---------55-55-555555--| 
D--0-0-----3~ -0-0--0-0----0-0----3~ -3b0--00-00-000000--| 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Chorus 
e-------------------------------------------------------- 
B-------------------------------------------------------- 
G--4--------------------------------4-44----------------- 
D--4--3-------3-3-0---4--4----------4-44-3-3-----3----0-- 
A--2--3---0h3-3-3-0-------5-----0-0-2-22-3-3-0h3-3(b)-0-- 
D-----3---0h3-3-3-0----------------------3-3-0h3-3(b)-0-- 
 
 
 
e---------------------------------------- 
B---------------------------------------- 
G-------------4-44----------------------- 
D--4--4-------4-44-3-----3-3-0---4--4---- 
A------5----0-2-22-3-0h3-3-3-0-------5--- 
D------------------3-0h3-3-3-0----------- 
 
 
 
e-----------------------------------|----------| 
B-----------------------------------|--Repeat--| 
G------4--4-------------------------|--from----| 
D------4--4--3--3-0---4--4----------|--Verse---| 
A--0-0-2--2--3--3-0-------5---0-0---|----------| 
D------------3--3-0-----------------|----------| 
 
 
 
 Solo 
e----------------------------------------------------------- 
B----------------------------------------------------------- 
G----------------------------------------------------------- 
D--------------------------------------5-------------------- 
A--5~ --3-3-3h5--3-3-3h5~ --5-7-8--7-8----7-7-8-555h7-3-3/5- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
e---------------------------------------------------- 
B---------------------------------------------------- 
G--------------6-7-9-6-7---6------------------------- 
D--------5-7-8-----------8---8-5-7---5--------------- 
A--5-7-8---------------------------8---78-578578578-- 
D---------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
(w/ tremelo bar on album)|(strums in Live vers.) 
e------------------------|----------------------| 
B------------------------|----------------------| 
G------------------------|-------7--------------| 
D------------------------|-------7--------------| 
A--0---------------------|-------5--------------| 
D--0---------------------|-------x--------------| 
 
 
 
 3x 
e---------------------------------| 
B---------------------------------| 
G------6-7--6-7-6--6-7-9-7-6------| 
D----7-----------------------8-7--| 
A--5------------------------------| 
D---------------------------------| 
 
 
 
 4th Time                      (Strum approx. 10sec.) 
e----------------------------------10---------------------| 
B-----------------------------------x---------------------| 
G------6-7--6-7-6-------------------7---------------------| 
D----7-------------6-7-9-7p6------------------------------| 
A--5------------------------------------------------------| 
D---------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
 
 After Solo   Play 4x 
e-------------------------| 
B-------------------------| 
G--7-----3-----5-----2----| 
D--7-----3-----5-----2----| 
A--5-----1-----3-----0----| 
D-(x)---(x)---(x)---(x)---| 
 
 
 
 
 (3:26) Ending Riff 
  4x                           4x 
e----------------------------|-----------------------------| 
B----------------------------|-----------------------------| 
G----------------------------|-----------------------------| 
D------------0---------------|--4-5-4-5---0x-4-5-7-5-4-0---| 
A----------0-0---------------|----------0-0x---------------| 
D--4-5-4-5-0-0-0-4-5-7-5-4-0-|----------0-0x---------------| 
 
 
 
   8x 
e----------------------------| 
B----------------------------| 
G----------------------------| 
D--4-5-4-5-0-0--4-5-7-5-4-0--| 
A--4-5-4-5-0-0--4-5-7-5-4-0--| 
D--4-5-4-5-0-0--4-5-7-5-4-0--| 
 
 
 Chorus simile out- 
 
 
 
 
 
KEY:  ~ = hold 
      b = bends 
     (b)= slight bends 
      v = vibrate string 
      p = pull off 
      h = hammer 
      / = slide 
      x = muffle string(s)