The God That Failed

written by: Hetfield, Ulrich
as preformed on: Metallica
tab by Jude Sweda; ride_the_light@hotmail.com
Tune Down 1/2 step
Riff 1  (Both guitars, play in order as shown below)
  Guitar 1
Gb|-12-12\9---------------12-12\9---------------16-16\9------------------
Db|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|-10-10\7---------------10-10\7---------------14-14\7---------------2/-
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
  |
  |Guitar 2
Gb|------------16-16\9---------------12-12\9---------------12-12\9--------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|------------14-14\7---------------10-10\7---------------10-10\7--------
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------10\-


Riff 2
  (                    Riff 2a                     )
Db|-------------9-9----------------9------------7---
Ab|-10-10-7---------7-----10-10-7----7-10-10-7----7-
Eb|----------0---------0----------------------------
Riff 2 (continue)
Db|--------------------------------9---4h5p4-------------
Ab|-10-10-7-----5-5-7-----10-10-7----7-2-----7-5-4\2-----
Eb|----------0---------0---------------0-------------5-3-
                                             . .     . .

Riff 3a
Db|---------------------------------------------
Ab|-3-2-2--2---3-2-2--2---3-2-2--5-2---3-2-2--2-
Eb|-1-0-0--0---1-0-0--0---1-0-0--3-0---1-0-0--0-
    . . .      . . .      . . .        . . .

Riff 3b
Db|---------------------------------------------
Ab|-3-2-2--2---3-2-2--2---3-2-3--5-2---3-2-3--3-
Eb|-1-0-0--0---1-0-0--0---1-0-1--3-0---1-0-1--1-
    . . .      . . .      . . .        . . .

Riff 3c
Db|------------------------------------------------
Ab|-3-2-3--3---3-2-3--3---3-2-3/5-3-2-5---3-2-3--3-
Eb|-1-0-1--1---1-0-1--1---1-0-1/3-1-0-3---1-0-1--1-
    . . .      . . .      . .     . .     . . .

Riff 4
Db|---------9--------------9----9-------------------------------------
Ab|-10-7--7---7--7-10-7--7---7--7--5----------9--------------9----9--7
Eb|-----------------------------0--3--10-7--7---7--7-10-7--7---7--7--5

Riff 4 (continue)
  (                              Riff 4a
Db|---------9--------------9----9---------------------------------
Ab|-10-7--7---7--7-10-7--7---7--7--5----------9--------------9----
Eb|-----------------------------0--3--10-7--7---7--7-10-7--7---7--


Riff 4 (continue)
                 Riff 4a (continue)          )
Db|-------------------------------------------
Ab|-----------9--------------9----5-----------
EB|-7-10-7--7---7--7-10-7--7---7--3-------9\7-


Riff 5
Gb|--------2-------------------------------------------------------
Db|-5------2-------------------9-9----------------9------------7---
Ab|-5------0-------10-10-7---------7-----10-10-7----7-10-10-7----7-
Eb|-3-----------------------0---------0----------------------------


Add 1
Gb|--------2------------------------------------------------
Db|-5------2------7h9p7----------------7h9p7----------------
Ab|-5------0------------10-9-7\5-4-----------10-9-7\5-4-----
Eb|-3------------------------------7-5------------------7-5-
                         . .     . . .        . .     . . .


Add 2                                        Add 3                    Add 4
Db|--------------------------------------    Db|-----------------     Db|-9-9---
Ab|-3-2-2--2---3-2-2--2---3-2-2--5--2--2-    Ab|-3-2-2-2-3-2-2-2-     Ab|-----7-
Eb|-1-0-0--0---1-0-0--0---1-0-0--3--0--0-    Eb|-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-     Eb|-------
    . . .      . . .      . . .     .            . . . . . . . .


Riff 6a						Riff 6b
Db|-----------------------------------		Db|---------------------------------
Ab|----------9------------------------		Ab|---------2-----------------------    
Eb|-10p7---7---7---7-10p7---7-7---7-7-		Eb|-3p0---0---0---0-3p0---0-0---0-0-    


Riff 6c
Db|---------9--------------9--------------9--------------9------
Ab|-10p7--7---7--7-10p7--7---7--7-10p7--7---7--7-10p7--7---7--7-
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------


Riff 6d
Db|-----------9------------------9-------
Ab|-10--7-7-7---7-7-7--10--7-7-7---7-7-7-
Eb|--------------------------------------
        . . .   . . .      . . .   . . .


Riff 7a
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------
Db|-4h5p4-------------4h5p4-------------4h5p4-------------
Ab|-------7-5-4\2-----------7-5-4\2-----------7-5-4\2-----
Eb|---------------5-3---------------5-3---------------5-3-
          . .     . .       . .     . .       . .

Riff 7b
Gb|---------------------------------------
Db|-7h9p7--------------7h9p7--------------
Ab|-------10-9-7\5-4---------10-9-7\5-4---
Eb|------------------7------------------7-
           . .     . .        . .		Add 5
						eb|----------------0-
Riff 7c						Bb|-------------0----
Gb|-7h9p7-----9-7------				Gb|----------0-------
Db|-------9-7-7-7--9-7-				Db|-------2----------
Ab|---------------10-9-				Ab|----2-------------
Eb|--------------------				Eb|-0----------------
          . .


The order of riffs, & how many times to play each...
Start:
Riff 1 x1			Riff 4a x1
Riff 2 x1			Riff 1 x1
Riff 3b x1			Riff 3a x1
Riff 3c x2			Riff 3b x1
Riff 2a x1			Riff 4 x1
Riff 4 x1			Add 4 x1
Riff 2 x1			Riff 6a x2
Riff 3a x1			Riff 6b x1
Riff 3b x1			Riff 6c x1
Riff 3c x2			Riff 6d x1
Riff 2a x1			Riff 7a x1 / Riff 7b x1 / Riff 7c x1
Riff 4 x1			Add 5 x1
Riff 5 x3
Add 1 x1
Riff 3a x1
Add 2 x1
Add 3 x1

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Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 15:45:55 +0500
From: Pavel 
Subject: m/metallica/god_that_failed.tab

SONG:   	THE GOD THAT FAILED
BY:     	METALLICA
ALBUM:  	BLACK ALBUM
LYRICS: 	James Hetfield
MUSIC:  	METALLICA

Tabbed by Pavel Doujnikov (grimhood@mindless.com)
Tunning : Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb



Intro (two guitars)>>>(become one)
Eb|-------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|-12-12-9---16-16-9-|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------|-----------9-9---------------9-----------7---|
Ab|-10-10\7---14-14\7-|-10-10-7-------7-----10-10-7---7-10-10-7---7-|
Eb|-------------------|---------0-------0---------------------------|
                     THIS THING ABOVE IS THE MAIN RIFF IN THE SONG!
                     MOST OTHER MINOR RIFFS ARE BASED ON THIS SUCKER!

To finish off the main riff!
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------9---4h5p4-------------|
Ab|-10-10-7---5-5-7---10-10-7---7-2-----7-5-4\2-----|
Eb|---------0-------0-------------0-------------5-3-|

Verse riff.
Palm Mute every chord except for the last E chords of every "miniriff" +
The G chord and the following E chord!
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|-3-2-2-2---3-2-2-2---3-2-2-5-2--3-2-2-2-|
Eb|-1-0-0-0---1-0-0-0---1-0-0-3-0--1-0-0-0-|


"It feeds, it grows, it clouds all that you will know"
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-1-0-1-1---1-0-1-1---1-0-1/3-0-3---0-1-1-1-|

"I see faith in your eyes"
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------9/7-----------------|
Ab|------9----------9-----9/7-----------------|
Eb|-10-7---10--7-10---10--7/5-----------------|

Solo Rhythm (most of it anyway!)
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|-3-2-2-2---3-2-2-2---3-2-2-5-2--3-2-2-2-|
Eb|-1-0-0-0---1-0-0-0---1-0-0-3-0--1-0-0-0-|

Lyrics:
Verse 1
Pride you took
Pride you feel
Pride that you felt when you'd kneel

Not the word
Not the love
Not that you felt from above

It feeds
It grows
It clouds all that you will know
Deceit
Deceive
Decide just what you believe

Chorus
I see faith in your eyes
Never you hear the discouraging lies
I hear faith in your cries
Broken is the promise, betrayal
The healing hand held back by the deepened nail....
FOLLOW THE GOD THAT FAILED

Verse 2
Find your peace
Find your say
Find the smooth road on your way

Trust you gave
A child to save
Left you cold and him in grave

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k here are few notes about this song!
As you propably know this song is by Metallica and is from their best
album to date "The Black Album". What you propably don't know is the
following:

Firstly, Metallica hardly play this song on their concerts. I have no
idea why though. My guess is that they only play their best 3-4 songs
from the  "Black Album" and those are the hits "Enter Sandman" "Sad But
True" "Nothing Else Matters" and "Wherever I May Roam". They Also play
"The Unforgiven" but no so often.

THe lyrics to this song are James' favourite on this album.
Here's why: "My parents were in this christian sect long time before
they even met and were really into it. When my mother got cancer,
following her religion, she did not want to apply for medical treatement
and died. And I still feel responsible for her death as i could have
prevented it!" These are  the words of James himself.

Oh yeah..this was also the first song ever on the album to
be heard by the press!

Anyway...hope you like the story and shit. Have FUN!

PAVEL DOUJNIKOV 
(comments, corrections and death threats are more than welcome!)
PLEASE SEND TO: grimhood@mindless.com  OR pavel@emirates.net.ae