This song uses Drop-D tuning. Drop your low E string down two
   notes to D. From low to high: D A D G B E
   I'm transcribing this from a live show, not from the CD so it
   might not be 100% like the CD.
    Sometimes the chords sound better just played on the bottom
   3 strings. That would make D5(000xxx), F5(333xxx), E5(222xxx)
   and Eb5(111xxx). He sometimes plays them like that when he has
   the distortion on. You'll hear it, it's easy.
    I heard on the radio the other day an acoustic version of this
   song. I think it wasn't from a live show because there was no
   applause or anything. Maybe it's a B-side on the single or
   something. The intro was played differently there, with some
   cool slide. If anybody knows what I'm talking about, and knows
   how to play it, email it to me. Thanx.
   Hi. I'm adding to this file now, few weeks after I made it.
   Just wanted to tell you that this acoustic version I was
   talking about, you can download it legally at Creed's official
   homepage. It's a mp3 file. Check it out, it's great.
   I've figured out the slide I was talking about in the acoustic
   version. First you play the D5 chord as usual (see MAIN-RIFF)
   then you play the first F5 chord like this:
       F5                         D5
   E|--------------------------------|
   B|--------------------------------|
   G|--------5---5-------------------|
   D|--3-----3---3---0----0-0-0---0--|
   A|--3-----3---3---109-9-9-97-0--|
   D|--3-----3---3---0----0-0-9---0--|
   TAB SYMBOLS USED IN THIS TAB:
   -----------------------------
        h = hammer-on
        b = bend note
         = slide down
   MAIN-RIFF:
        D5                           F5
   E|-------------------------------------------------------------
   B|---------3---3-----------------------------------------------
   G|---------2---2------------0-----------5---5------------------
   D|---------0---0--------0h3---3---3-----3---3-----3---------0--
   A|---0-----0---0----0h1---------0-3-----3---3-----3h5-3--------
   D|---0-----0---0------------------3-----3---3-----------5-3----
       D5                           F5
   E-------------------------------------------------------------|
   B---------3---3-----------------------------------------------|
   G---------2---2------------0-----------5---5------------------|
   D---------0---0--------0h3---3---3-----3---3-----3------------|
   A---0-----0---0----0h1---------0-3-----3---3-----3h5-3--------|
   D---0-----0---0------------------3-----3---3-----------5-3b---|
                                      b = bend note slightly up
   INTRO:
   ------
   Play MAIN-RIFF twice
   VERSE 1: play MAIN-RIFF twice
   --------
   Court is in session
   a verdict is in
   No appeal on the docket today
   Just my own sin
   The walls are cold and pale
   On the cage made of steel
   Screams fill the room
   Alone I drop and kneel
   VERSE 2: play MAIN-RIFF once, then MAIN-RIFF-VARIATION (below) once
   --------
   Silence now the sound
   My breath the only motion around
   Demons cluttering around,
   My face showing no emotion
   Shackled by my sentence
   Expecting no return
   Here there is no penence
   My skin begins to burn
   The last time you play the MAIN-RIFF in the verse before going
    into the chorus you play it like this:
   MAIN-RIFF-VARIATION:
        D5                           F5
   E|-------------------------------------------------------------
   B|---------3---3-----------------------------------------------
   G|---------2---2------------0-----------5---5------------------
   D|---------0---0--------0h3---3---3-----3---3-----3---------0--
   A|---0-----0---0----0h1---------0-3-----3---3-----3h5-3--------
   D|---0-----0---0------------------3-----3---3-----------5-3----
       D5                           F5
   E--------------------------------------------------------------|
   B---------3---3------------------------------------------------|
   G---------2---2------------0-----------5---5----5--5----5-5-5--|
   D---------0---0--------0h3---3---3-----3---3----3--3----3-3-3--|
   A---0-----0---0----0h1---------0-3-----3---3----3--3----3-3-3--|
   D---0-----0---0------------------3-----3---3----3--3----3-3-3--|
   CHORUS: see tab for D5 chord below
   -------
               F5                      E5
   (And I said oooooooooooooooh...)
                  So I held my head up high
                            Eb5
   Hiding hate that burns inside
                                  D5
   Which only fuels their selfish pride
               F5                                     E5
   (And I said ooooooooooooooooooooh...)
                  We're all held captive out from the sun
                             Eb5
   A sun that shines on only some
                          D5
   We the meek are all in one
   Whenever you play a D5 in the chorus, you play
    it like this:
       D5
   E|---------------------------|
   B|--3---3--3--5--5-5-6--6-6--| I'm not sure if he plays it like
   G|--2---2--2--4--4-4-5--5-5--| this on the CD, but he definitely
   D|--0---0--0--0--0-0-0--0-0--| plays it like this in concert.
   A|--0---0--0-----------------|
   D|--0---0--0-----------------|
   Play MAIN-RIFF once
   VERSE 3: play MAIN-RIFF twice
   --------
   I hear a thunder in the distance
   See a vision of a cross
   I feel the pain that was given
   On that sad day of loss
   A lion roars in the darkness
   Only he holds the key
   A light to free me from my burden
   And grant me life eternally
   PRE-CHORUS: see tab below, play with distortion
   -----------
   Should have been dead
   On a sunday morning
   Banging my head
   No time for mourning
   Ain't got no time
   Should have been dead
   On a sunday morning
   Banging my head
   No time for mourning
   Ain't got no time
   TAB FOR PRE-CHORUS: basically the MAIN-RIFF with a few changes
        D5           Bb5           F5
   E|-----------------------------------------------------------
   B|-----------------------------------------------------------
   G|----------------3-3--3--3-3--------------------------------
   D|---0-----0---0--3-3--3--3-3---3-----3---3-----3---------0--
   A|---0-----0---0--1-1--1--1-1---3-----3---3-----3h5-3--------
   D|---0-----0---0----------------3-----3---3-----------5-3----
       D5           Bb5           F5
   E-----------------------------------------------------------
   B-----------------------------------------------------------
   G----------------3-3--3--3-3--------------------------------
   D---0-----0---0--3-3--3--3-3---3-----3---3-----3------------
   A---0-----0---0--1-1--1--1-1---3-----3---3-----3h5-3--------
   D---0-----0---0----------------3-----3---3-----------5-3b---
       D5           Bb5           F5
   E-----------------------------------------------------------
   B-----------------------------------------------------------
   G----------------3-3--3--3-3--------------------------------
   D---0-----0---0--3-3--3--3-3---3-----3---3-----3---------0--
   A---0-----0---0--1-1--1--1-1---3-----3---3-----3h5-3--------
   D---0-----0---0----------------3-----3---3-----------5-3----
       D5           Bb5           F5
   E---------------------------------------------------------|
   B---------------------------------------------------------|
   G----------------3-3--3--3-3------------------------------|
   D---0-----0---0--3-3--3--3-3---3-----3---3---3-3---3-3-3--|
   A---0-----0---0--1-1--1--1-1---3-----3---3---3-3---3-3-3--|
   D---0-----0---0----------------3-----3---3---3-3---3-3-3--|
   CHORUS: play like first chorus
   -------
   So I held my head up high
   Hiding hate that burns inside
   Which only fuels their selfish pride
   We're all held captive out from the sun
   A sun that shines on only some
   We the meek are all in one
   GUITAR-SOLO:
   ------------
       F5         C5       D5       Bb5        F5        C5        D5 Bb5
   E|---------------1--1----------------1--1---------------1--1----1--|
   B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   G|--2--------2h3------3-2--------2h3------3-2-------2h3-------3----|
   D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   A|---------0-------------------------------------------------------|
   D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   BRIDGE:
   -------
     F5
   I cry out to God
           C5         D5
   Seeking only his decision
           Bb5
   Gabriel stands and confirms
           F5          C5      D5   Bb5
   I've created my own prison
   the crowd sings the next three lines
     F5
   I cry out to God
           C5         D5
   Seeking only his decision
           Bb5
   Gabriel stands and confirms
           F5          C5      D5   Bb5
   I've created my own prison
   CHORUS: play like first and second choruses
   -------
   So I held my head up high
   Hiding hate that burns inside
   Which only fuels their selfish pride
   We're all held captive out from the sun
   A sun that shines on only some
   We the meek are all in one
   CHORUS/OUTRO:
   -------------
               F5                      E5
   (And I said oooooooooooooooh...)
                  So I held my head up high
                            Eb5
   Hiding hate that burns inside
                                  D5
   Which only fuels their selfish pride
               F5                                     E5
   (I've created, I've created, I've created, I've created my own prison)
                  We're all held captive out from the sun
                             Eb5
   A sun that shines on only some
                          D5
   We the meek are all in one
   F5                                  E5
     Should have been dead on a sunday morning banging my head
   Eb5                            D5
      No time for mourning, ain't got no time
   F5                                  E5
     Should have been dead on a sunday morning banging my head
   Eb5                            D5
      No time for mourning, ain't got no time
	  

Chord Creed - My Own Prison