METALLICA

                       Hero Of The Day
                   ======================

Tabbed Originally by Wolf Marshall
All tuned down 1/2 step

1 - Eb   4 - Db
2 - Bb   5 - Ab
3 - Gb   6 - Eb


 Intro
            Rhy Fig 1
|----------|--------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
|----------|--------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
|----------|-------2---------2--|-------2---------2--|-------4---------4----|
|----------|----2---------2-----|----2---------2-----|----6-----6---------6-|
|-----0----|-0---------2--------|-4---------5--------|-7------------7-------|
|--2-----2-|--------------------|--------------------|----------------------|


           end Rhy Fig 1
|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------4--------------|-------2---------2--|-------2---------2--|
|-(6)-------6-----------|----2---------2-----|----2---------2-----|
|-----7------------0----|-0---------2--------|-4---------5--------|
|---------------2-----2-|--------------------|--------------------|



|------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---/H\------------------|--------------H---P------------|
|--4---------4---------4-|-(4)------4--4--6--4-------H---|
|--4--6----------6-------|-----6-----------------6--6--7-|
|--7------7---------7----|-------7-----------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------|


 Rhy Fig 1A                                           end Rhy Fig 1A
|------------------|------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|------------------|------------------|-----------|-----------------|
|----2--------4----|-----6-------7----|-----------|-----------------|
|------------------|------------------|---2-------|---2-------------|
|-0--------0-------|--0-------0-------|-----------|-------------0---|
|------------------|------------------|-0---------|-0---------2---2-|
                  The window burns...


 Rhy Fig 2                                                       end Rhy Fig 2
|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------2---------2--|-------2---------2--|--H--------------|--H--------------|
|----2---------2-----|----2---------2-----|-4-6-6-6---6---6-|-4-6-6-6---------|
|-0---------2--------|-4---------5--------|-7---7-7---7---7-|-7---7-7-----0---|
|--------------------|--------------------|-0---0-0---0---0-|-0---0-0---2---2-|



|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-------2---------2--|-------2---------2--|--H--------------|--H--4-4-4-6b7-r6--4-|
|----2---------2-----|----2---------2-----|-4-6-6-6---6---6-|-4-6-6-6-6-6b7-r6--4-|
|-0---------2--------|-4---------5--------|-7---7-7---7---7-|-7-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-0---0-0---0---0-|-0-------------------|


 Rhy Rig 3                                                   end Rhy Fig 3
|---------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------------|
|---------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------------|
|-----2------2--|----2------2--|-7/9-9-9---9-9-9-|-11/13-13-13-13/15-15-~-|
|-----2------2--|----2------2--|-----------------|------------------------|
|-0------2------|-4-----5------|-5/7-7-7---7-7-7-|--9/11-11-11-11/12-12-~-|
|---------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------------|
| Still the window burns...
|
|Rhy Fig 3A                                                 end Rhy Fig 3A
|---------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------------|
|---------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------------|
|-----2------2--|----2------2--|--H--------------|--H---------------------|
|-----2------2--|----2------2--|-4-6-6-6---6---4-|-4-6-6-6----------------|
|-0------2------|-4-----5------|-7---7-7---7---7-|-7---7-7------------0---|
|---------------|--------------|-0---0-0---0---0-|-0---0-0----------2---2-|


Play Rhy Figs 3 & 3A, then Rhy Fig 1 (1  times)

                     Half Time feel
                     w/ Rhy Fig (1  times)
|-------------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------|
|----------------H--|--------------------|---------------------|---------------|
|-------4-------4-6-|-X--X--6-/7--7------|----9--9/11--11--11--|--9---9--9--9--|
|-(6)-----6-----6---|--------------------|-X-------------------|---------------|
|-----7-------7-----|-X--X--4-/5--5------|-X--7--7-/9---9---9--|--7---7--7--7--|
|-------------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------|


 two guitars (only next 2 bars)
|-5--7--5--4--5--4--------|--------------------|---------------------|-----------|
|-------------------5-~-~-|-5------------------|---------------------|-----------|
|-------------------------|-X--X--6-/7--7----7-|-X--9--9/11-11---11--|-9---------|
|-X--9-----9-----6--6-/7--|--------------------|---------------------|-----------|
|-------------------------|-X--X--4-/5--5----5-|-X--7--7-/9--9----9--|-7---------|
|-X--7-----7-----4--4-/5--|--------------------|---------------------|-----------|


                        w/ Rhy Fig 2 (2 times)
|--5--7--5--4--5-------|--(5)-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


Then play Rhy Figs 3 & 3A (both 1  times)


                          Chorus
                          Rhy Fig 4                                 end Rhy Fig 4
|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-11/13-13-13-13-X-X-----|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------|--4--4----4----4----4--|----4----4---------------------|
|--9/11-11-11-11-X-X-----|--4--4----4----4----4--|----4----4-----4--4--4---4--4--|
|--------------------17\-|--2--2----2----2----2--|----2----2-----0--2--3---0--2--|
     


 Rhy Fig 4A                               end Rhy Fig 4A
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----4----4----4----4--|----4----4---------------------|
|--4--4----4----4----4--|----4----4-----4--4--4---4--4--|
|--3--2----2----2----2--|----2----2-----0--2--3---0--2--|


Rhy Fig 4A (3  times)


                  Guitar Solo
                  w/ Rhy Fig 2 (2 times)   
|----------------|-----------------------5------|--------------------------5-/10--|
|----------------|-7--5-5-7--5-7----7-5-----7-7-|-7-7--5--7-7-5-7----7--5---------|
|----------------|------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--4---4---------|------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--4---4-----0---|------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--2---2---2---2-|------------------------------|---------------------------------|


|--10---10--10--10---9--9--9---9--9--9--7--|--7-----------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------|

                                                                   /sl\
|-------------------------5-------|--------------------------------5--12--|
|--7--5--7--5--7----7--5----7--7--|--7--7--5---7--7--5--7----7--5---------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

                                                    Tremelo Picking
|--12---12--12--12---10--10--10--12---12--14--|--14--16-----------17--17--|
|---------------------------------------------|------//-------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|------//-----------14--14--|
|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------|


3rd verse 
w/ Rhy Figs 2 & 3 (both 2 times)

|--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|--17-\16--16--16--16-\14--14-\12--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|--14-\13--13--13--13-\11--11-\-9--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--|---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|--12--12--12--12--12--12-12-12--|----22--22-22-22--21\--14-/17--|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---9---9---9---9---9---9--9--9--|----19--19-19-19--19\--11-/14--|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|


Chorus
w/ Rhy Fig 4
Then play Rhy Fig 4A (5 times)
 
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------4----------4-----|----------4----------4-----|
|-----4-----4----------4--|--(4)--------4----------4--|
|--2-------------2--------|-------2----------2--------|


Outro
w/ Rhy Fig 4A
 
Rhy Fig 5 
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------4----------4-----|--------4----------4-----|
|-----4-----4----------4--|-----4-----4----------4--|
|--2-------------2--------|--4-------------4--------|


|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------4----------4-----|--------4----------4-----|
|-----4-----4----------4--|-----4-----4----------4--|
|--5-------------5--------|--7-------------7--------|


|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|
|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------4----------4-----|--------2----------2-----|
|-----4-----4----------4--|-----2-----2----------2--|
|--2-------------2--------|--4-------------4--------|



|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-17-17-17-17-17-15-15-14-|
|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-------------------------|
|-------------------------|----14-14-14-14-14-12-12-11-|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|
|            end Rhy Fig 5
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------4------------4-----|
|--------2----------2-----|------4-----4------------4--|
|-----2-----2----------2--|--2----------------2--------|
|--5-------------5--------|----------------------------|



w/ Rhy Figs 4A & 5 till end



Lyrics
======

The window burns to light the way back home,
A light light that warms no matter where they've gone

They're off to find the hero of the day,
Hmm, but what if they should fall by someone's wicked ways?

Still the window burns
Time so slowly turns
Someone there is sighing
Keepers of the flames, do ya feel your names
Can't you hear your babies cryin'?

Mama they try and break me
Still they try and break me

Excuse me while I tend to how I feel
These things return to me that still seem real

Now deservingly, this easy chair
Mmm, but the rocking stopped by wheels of despair

Don't want your aid, 
But the fist i made for you can't hold off fear
No, I'm not all me
So please excuse me while i tend to how i feel

Bridge
------

But now the dreams and waking dreams
They everlast the night
So build a wall
Behind it crawl 
And hide until it's light
So can't you hear your babies crying now

Still the window burns
Time so slowly turns
Someone there is sighing
Keepers of the flames, can't you hear your names
Can't you hear your babies cryin'?

But now the dreams and waking dreams
They everlast the night
So build a wall
Behind it crawl
And hide until it's light
So can't you hear your babies crying now

Mama they try and break me
Mama they try and break me
Mama they try and break me
Mama they try, Mama they try
Mama they try and break me
Mama they try and break me
Mama they try and break me
Mama they try, Mama they try