Marillion - Incubus Text Guitar Tab

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Marillion - Incubus

Tab Explanation

s       Slide
h       Hammer-on
p       Pull-off
T       Tap
B       Bend the note to the fret after the B
R       Release back to the originally bent note
A.H.    Artificial Harmonic
m       Palm Muted
//      Trem Pick (Pick as fast as possible)

There's 2 guitars in this track. Guitar 1 is a clean electric used to play the
main parts throughout and guitar 2 - a distorted electric guitar used to play
the lead guitar for the solo.

Guitar 1 - Clean Electric
Guitar 2 - Distorted Electric

Intro
no gtr)
=====

Verse 1
=======
e|------------|
B|----1-3~----|
G|----2-0~----| (Gtr. 1)
D|----2-2~----|
A|-0~---------|
E|---------0~-|
When footlights dim in reverence to prescient passion forewarned
My audience leaves the stage, floating ahead perfumed shift
Within the stammering silence, the face that launched a thousand frames
Betrayed by a porcelain tear, a stained career

Chorus
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e|------------|
B|----1-3~----|
G|----2-0~----| (Gtr. 1)
D|----2-2~----|
A|-0~---------|
E|---------0~-|
You played this scene before, you played this scene before
I the mote in your eye, I the mote in your eye
A misplaced reaction

Synth Solo
e|-----------|
B|----4-6----|
G|----5-3----| (Gtr. 1)
D|----5-5----|
A|-3~--------|
E|--------3~-|

Verse 1
w/Fig. 3 (once) then Fig. 4 til change)
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|------x7-----|  |-----x7------|
e|-------------|----------|----------12-|----------|
B|----------13-|----------|-------12----|-------12-|
G|-------12----|-------12-|-11h12-------|-11h12----| (Gtr. 1)
D|-12h13-------|-12h13----|-------------|----------|
A|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
E|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
The darkroom unleashes imagination in pornographic images
In which you will always be the star, always be the star, untouchable

|----x7-----| |-----x7-----|     |-----x7------|
e|-----------|--------|------------|----------|----------12-|----------|
B|--------10-|--------|---------12-|----------|-------12----|-------12-| repeat
G|------9----|------9-|-------11---|-------11-|-11h12-------|-11h12----| until
D|-9h10------|-9h10---|-11h12------|-11h12----|-------------|----------| chorus
A|-----------|--------|------------|----------|-------------|----------|
E|-----------|--------|------------|----------|-------------|----------|
Unapproachable, constant in the darkness
Nursing an erection, a misplaced reaction
With no flower to place before this gravestone
And the walls become enticingly newspaper thin
But that would be developing the negative view
And you have to be exposed in voyeuristic colour
The public act, let you model your shame
On the mannequin catwalk, catwalk
Let the cats walk, and the cat walks

Chorus
as before)
======
I've played this scene before, I've played this scene before
I the mote in your eye, I the mote in your eye
A misplaced reaction, satisfaction

Verse 2
no gtr)
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You can't brush me under the carpet, you can't hide me under the stairs
The custodian of your private fears, your leading actor of yesteryear
Who as you crawled out of the alleys of obscurity
Sentenced to rejection in the morass of anonymity
You who I directed with lovers will, you who I let hypnotise the lens
You who I let bathe in the spotlights glare
You who wiped me from your memory like a greasepaint mask
Just like a greasepaint mask

Guitar Solo
Gtr. 2)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------7-9-9b10r9-----7~-7-9-9s10-9~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------6-9----------------|
D|-9b11-9-7-6------------6-7-6~-6-7-9--9b11-------------------------------|
A|------------7---7-9~-9--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------9---------------------------------------------------------|

e|------7-9-9-9-9p7-9-9s12-12-12-12-12--9-12-12b14r12----------------------|
B|-9-10-----------------------------------------------10-12b14r12----------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------11-11b13-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-9---------------------------------------------------------------12-14-|
B|---12b14r12-10p9-10-9-------------10-9-12b14-12-10h12s14-14-14-14------|
G|----------------------9-9-------9--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------11-11----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----x5-----|
e|-16b17r16-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------17-17~------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------14-13----14-13h14p13-----14-13h14p14----13-14~----13-14----|
D|-----------------------14--------------14-------------14--------16-------16-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------14------------------------16b17r16-------16-17-19-19b21-|
B|----------15-14-------17-15-14------------------------17-19----------------|
G|-13-14-16-------16-------------16-14-13--13~-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19b21-19b21r19p17-19b21-21-17-16--------|
B|----------------------------------17-17~-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

End of Solo
Gtr. 2)
e|-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-9-7~-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-5-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-9-9~-7-9~-12-|
B|-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-9-7~-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-5-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-9-9~-7-9~-12-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
But now I'm the snake in the grass, the ghost of film reels past
I'm the producer of your nightmare and the performance has just begun
It's just begun

Outro
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e|-------------|
B|-------7~-5~-|
G|-4~-3~-6~-6~-|
D|-4~-4~-6~-6~-|
A|-4~-4~-4~-4~-|
E|-2~-2~-------|
Your perimeter of courtiers jerk like celluloid puppets
As you stutter paralysed with rabbits eyes, searing the shadows
Flooding the wings, to pluck elusive salvation from the understudy's lips
Retrieve the soliloquy, maintain the obituary
My cue line in the last act and you wait in silent solitude
Waiting for the prompt, waiting for the prompt

You've played this scene before