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Artist: The Mars Volta
Album: Octahedron
Song: Copernicus
Tabbed by witmachine@yahoo.com

Beautiful new song by Mars Volta.
Standard tuning.
Time signature mostly 4/4 with some 3/4 mixed in there, i believe.


VERSE (0:00-0:53)
    1   2   3     1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   5   6   1   2   3   4   5   6 
e |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|--------------0--------------------------------------------------|
G |------------|----------5-------5-------------------4--------------------------|
D |------------|----------------------7-----------5------------------------------|
A |-5---6---7--|--0---7-------------------0---7----------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                Close           the         doors                        If you

    1   2   3   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   1   2   3   4    5    6
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------3---------------------------1-----------------------------|
G |-------------0-------0-----------0---------------------------------|
D |-----------------0-------0-----------------------------------------|
A |-3---------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Want to see her breathing again

e |------------|--12-------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|------------------------------12---------------------------------|
G |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                 |
e |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|--------------0--------------------------------------------------|
G |------------|----------5-------5-------------------4--------------------------|
D |------------|----------------------7-----------5------------------------------|
A |-5---6---7--|--0---7-------------------0---7----------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                  Blur            the         days

e |-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------10\-5-------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------3---------------------------1-----------------------------|
G |-------------0-------------------0---------------------------------|
D |-----------------0-------0-----------------------------------------|
A |-3-------------------3-------2-------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Sleeping is just not an option

e |------------|--12-------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|------------------------------12---------------------------------|
G |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                 |
e |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|--------------0--------------------------------------------------|
G |*-----------|----------5-------5-------------------4--------------------------|
D |*-----------|----------------------7-----------5------------------------------|
A |-5---6---7--|--0---7-------------------0---7----------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 1.             How come every time     I   walk, you crawl? Then you
 2.             I    won't    I    won't      give up until I find out

e |-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------10\-5-------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------3---------------------------1-----------------------------|
G |-------------0-------0-----------0--------------------------------*|
D |-----------------0-------0----------------------------------------*|
A |-3---------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 1. cut out all the  letters   that make up this note
 2.    until I find what    happened to you


CHORUS (0:54-1:20)
    1   2   3     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
e |------------|----------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------/8---------|
B |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
    1   2   3     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     |
e |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------------|
G |------------|------2---------------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------0-----|
D |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|--1-----------------------1-------1-----------------------1---------|
        The solution      inhaled    from    the    rag    I    hold    holds   a

     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
e |--7-------7-------7-------7-----------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
B |----------0-------0-----------0-------------------------------------|
G |------0---------------0---------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--0-----------------------0---------------------------------0-------|
    maximum         vacancy                                    As I

e |----------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------/8---------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------------|
G |------2---------------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------0-----|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--1-----------------------1-------1-----------------------1---------|
    held you in    crippled      bandages                   don't you

e |--7-------------------------------10--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |--------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------0---------------------------0---------------------|
G |----------0-----------0-------------------7-------------------------|
D |------0-------------------0-----------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |--0-------------------------------3---------------------------------|
     stay up and wait for me


BRIDGE (1:20-1:50)
e |--------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
B |----------------------------------------------0-----------0---------|
G |*-----------------------------------------5-----------5-------------|
D |*-------------------------------------5-----------------------------|
A |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------3-------------------------------------|
          Left    dangling in the wind...

e |--------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
B |-----(7)--------------------------------------0-----------0---------|
G |------------------------------------------5-----------5------------*|
D |--------------------------------------5----------------------------*|
A |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------3-------------------------------------|


VERSE 2 (1:50-2:45)
e |------------|--12-------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|------------------------------12---------------------------------|
G |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                 |
e |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|--------------0--------------------------------------------------|
G |*-----------|----------5-------5-------------------4--------------------------|
D |*-----------|----------------------7-----------5------------------------------|
A |-5---6---7--|--0---7-------------------0---7----------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 1.               You're          not         there...                    I poke
 2.               She             pokes       back...                     asking

e |-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------10\-5-------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------3---------------------------1-----------------------------|
G |-------------0-------0-----------0--------------------------------*|
D |-----------------0-------0----------------------------------------*|
A |-3---------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 1. needles in the neck of a doll
 2. why can't I just let her lie

e |------------|----------15--------------15--17---------------------------------|
B |------------|------17------17------17----------17-----------------------------|
G |*-----------|--17--------------17---------------------------------------------|
D |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                 |
e |------------|--12-------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|------------------------------12---------------------------------|
G |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |*-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                 |
e |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|--------------0--------------------------------------------------|
G |*-----------|----------5-------5-------------------4--------------------------|
D |*-----------|----------------------7-----------5------------------------------|
A |-5---6---7--|--0---7-------------------0---7----------------------------------|
E |------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 1.             How come every time     I   walk, you crawl? Then you
 2.             I    won't    I    won't      give up until I find out

e |---------15--------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----17------17------17--------------------------------------------|
G |-17--------------17------17--16-----------------------------------*|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------10\-5-------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------*|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------3---------------------------1-----------------------------|
G |-------------0-------0-----------0--------------------------------*|
D |-----------------0-------0----------------------------------------*|
A |-3---------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 1. cut out all the  letters   that make up this note
 2.    until I find what    happened to you


CHORUS (2:45-3:13)
e |------------|----------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------/8---------|
B |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                    |
e |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------------|
G |------------|------2---------------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------0-----|
D |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|--1-----------------------1-------1-----------------------1---------|
        The solution      inhaled    from    the    rag    I    hold    holds   a

e |--7-------7-------7-------7-----------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
B |----------0-------0-----------0-------------------------------------|
G |------0---------------0---------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--0-----------------------0---------------------------------0-------|
    maximum         vacancy                                    As I

e |----------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------/8---------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     |
e |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------------|
G |------2---------------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------0-----|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--1-----------------------1-------1-----------------------1---------|
    held you in    crippled      bandages                   don't you

e |--7-------------------------------10--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |--------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------0---------------------------0---------------------|
G |----------0-----------0-------------------7-------------------------|
D |------0-------------------0-----------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |--0-------------------------------3---------------------------------|
     stay up and wait for me


BRIDGE (3:13-3:43)
e |--------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
B |----------------------------------------------0-----------0---------|
G |*-----------------------------------------5-----------5-------------|
D |*-------------------------------------5-----------------------------|
A |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------3-------------------------------------|
          Left    dangling in the wind...

e |--------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
B |-----(7)--------------------------------------0-----------0---------|
G |------------------------------------------5-----------5------------*|
D |--------------------------------------5----------------------------*|
A |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------3-------------------------------------|


VERSE 3  "KID A SECTION" (3:43-4:40)
e |----------15-/17--|
B |--17--18----------|
G |*-----------------|
D |*-----------------|
A |------------------|
E |------------------|
                     |
e |------------------|
B |------------------|
G |*-----------------|
D |*-------------9---|
A |--7---9---10------|
E |------------------|

e |----------7-------------------------------7-------7----------------|
B |------8-------8-------8-------8-------8-------8-------8-------8----|
G |--7---------------7-------7-------7-----------------------7--------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                            Don't    Let     The Days Escape   What I

e |----------4-------4-----------------------4-------4----------------|
B |--------------0-------0---------------0-------0-------0---0--------|
G |----------5-------5-------5-------5---------------------------5----|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    what I did brings more of them and we'll be waiting just for them

e |----------8-------8-----------------------8-------8----------------|
B |------10------10------10------10------10------10------10------10---|
G |--9-----------------------9-------9-----------------------9--------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--8-------8-------8-------8-------8-----------------------8--------|
     Over    my      dead    body    over the search they lead

e |----------7-------7------------------------------|
B |------10------10------10------10--10-------------|
G |--7-----------------------7-------7-------------*|
D |------------------------------------------------*|
A |-------------------------------------------------|
E |--7-------7---------------7-------7--------------|
     They won't find them anymore


KID A BRIDGE (4:40-5:06)
e |--------------------------------------7------------------------|
B |--8---9---10--5------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------------------|
    Now that I collect...


CHORUS (5:06-5:59)
e |------------|----------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------/8---------|
B |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                    |
e |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------|----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------------|
G |------------|------2---------------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------0-----|
D |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------|--1-----------------------1-------1-----------------------1---------|
        The solution      inhaled    from    the    rag    I    hold    holds   a

e |--7-------7-------7-------7-----------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     |
e |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
B |----------0-------0-----------0-------------------------------------|
G |------0---------------0---------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--0-----------------------0---------------------------------0-------|
    maximum         vacancy                                    As I

e |----------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3------/8---------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------------|
G |------2---------------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------0-----|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--1-----------------------1-------1-----------------------1---------|
    held you in    crippled      bandages                   don't you

e |--7-------------------------------10--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       |
e |--------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------0---------------------------0---------------------|
G |----------0-----------0-------------------7-------------------------|
D |------0-------------------0-----------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------2-------------------------------------|
E |--0-------------------------------3---------------------------------|
     stay up and wait for me


BRIDGE (6:00)
e |--------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
B |----------------------------------------------0-----------0---------|
G |*-----------------------------------------5-----------5-------------|
D |*-------------------------------------5-----------------------------|
A |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------3-------------------------------------|
          Left    dangling in the wind...

e |--------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
B |-----(7)--------------------------------------0-----------0---------|
G |------------------------------------------5-----------5------------*|
D |--------------------------------------5----------------------------*|
A |----------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E |------------------------------3-------------------------------------|


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chev311e wrote on April 4 2010, 08:06 pm

great tab for a great song from one of the greatest bands ever from one of their greatest albums (behind de-loused i think) but still too dam underrated, but maybe thats a good thing

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Grungy_Guy wrote on February 11 2011, 01:48 pm

.....this is definitely from their newest albums...not their FIRST ALBUM.....either way...great tab....spot ON!

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JakeElson wrote on January 29 2014, 05:41 pm

He said the album it's from (octahedron) is behind deloused, so it's their second best, after deloused. Not that the song is on deloused.

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