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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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PERUVIAN SKIES--DREAM THEATER
from 1997's "Falling Into Infinity" album
Eastwest Records America
Lyrics by John Petrucci/Music by Dream Theater

                        Eric Schlelein
                        eric@u.arizona.edu

Hot off the presses.  Enjoy this one and crank it.  

{rythym figure 1}
[4/4 time]
clean toned guitar, standard tuning

e--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------------|
B--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------------|
G-------0------|-------2------|--------0-----|-----------------|
D----------2---|--------------|----------2---|-----------------|
A---2-4------1-|---2-4--------|----2-4-----1-|---2-4-3-----2---|
E-0------------|-0--------3-2-|-0------------|-0-------3-2---0-|

e--------------|-------------|---------------|-----------------|
B--------------|-------------|---------------|-----------------|
G-------0------|-------2-----|-------0-------|-----------------|
D----------2---|-------------|-------------3-|-----------------|
A---2-4------1-|---2-4-------|---2-4-----3---|---2-4-3-----2---|
E-0------------|-0-------3-2-|-0-------1-----|-0-------3-2---0-|

{end rythym figure 1}

(with ad-lib slide guitar throughout)
{rythym figure 2}
e---------|----|-----------|----------|
B---------|----|-----------|----------|
G-------0-|----|-------0---|----------|
D---------|----|---------2-|---0---0--|
A---2-4---|----|---2-4-----|----------|
E-0-------|----|-0---------|-3---2----|

e---------|---------|-0-------------|------------------|
B---------|-----3---|---------------|------------------|
G-------0-|-------4-|-----------0---|------------------|
D---------|---5-----|-------------2-|-----0-----0---0--|
A---2-4---|---------|-------2-4-----|---2-----2---2----|
E-0-------|---------|-----0---------|-3-----2----------|
{end rythym figure 2}

There.  There it is.
I swear he's going to murder that poor kid.
Wait, I hear it again.
Don't turn on the light until we hear the way it ends.

{Chorus (strummed) }
[3/4 time]
am             em      GM                 DM
Under Peruvian skies Vanessa regretfully waits.
am                       em          GM 
The story unfolds in her eyes, where midnight hysteria's
FM
No big surprise.
am                    am/G                 am/F#
Battered and bruised, always confusing the love
                       FM
That she's losing for hate.  Poor Vanessa.

{rythym figure 1}
[4/4 time]

Hey, I hope you know
I'm taking all this with me when I go.
Shame, you're not to blame.
I'm the monster you created
In your daddy's name.

{Chorus (strummed) }
[3/4 time]
am             em      GM                 DM
Under Peruvian skies Vanessa regretfully waits.
am                       em          GM 
The story unfolds in her eyes, where midnight hysteria's
FM
No big surprise.
am                    am/G                 am/F#
Battered and bruised, always confusing the love
                       FM
That she's losing for hate.  Poor Vanessa.

(Distorted guitar for rest of song.)
  m m m m m m   m m m m m m   m m m m m m   m m m m m m
e-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
B-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
G-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
D-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
A-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1--|

(Bridge)	  m m 
e----|------|-----------|------|----|------|-----|-----|
B----|------|-----------|------|----|------|-----|-----|
G----|------|--2--------|------|----|------|-----|--3--|
D-2--|------|--2--------|------|-2--|------|--3--|--3--|
A-2--|------|--0--0-2-3-|-5--7-|-2--|------|--3--|--1--|
E-0--|-2--3-|-----------|------|-0--|-2--3-|--1--|-----|

Terror by night, liar by day,
Telling her secrets won't take them away.

(guitar solo-rythym part) --hold each chord for two measures.
e-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G--7--|-----|--5--|-----|--7--|-----|--5--|--3--|
D--7--|--7--|--5--|--5--|--7--|--7--|--5--|--3--|
A--5--|--7--|--3--|--5--|--5--|--7--|--3--|--1--|
E-----|--5--|-----|--3--|-----|--5--|-----|-----|

e-----|-----|-----|-------------|-------------|
B--3--|--3--|--3--|-------------|-------------|
G--2--|--2--|--2--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3---3---3---|
D--0--|--0--|--0--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3---3---3---|
A-----|--3--|--2--|-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1---1---1---|
E-----|-----|-----|-------------|-------------|

(solo with wah-wah)
e-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------14--14\12-------------------------------|
D----------12-14-15------------15-14-----15/(17)-\15--14-12-|
A-12-14-15----------------------------15--------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------12-----12/(14)---14--------16/(17)---------|
D-----9----12--9----12--------------15-14-------------------|
A-/10---10--------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------15--17--18--17--15-------------------17/(18)--17--|
G----17--17------------------------------14-15-17--------------|
D-17----------------------------14-15-17-----------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|

e------------15----------------15/(17)--15/(17)\15-13-15-------|
B----17/(18)----17-------15------------------------------------|
G-14-----------------/14----14---------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|	
     _	_  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _
e--15 17 15 13 15 17 15 13 15 17 15 13---------10--------------|
B--------------------------------------20/(22)----22======-----|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|


{rythym figure 3}
     m m	    m m		m m m m
e--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
B--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
G--------0-----|--------2-----|---------0-----|---------------|
D--------0---3-|--------2-----|---------0---3-|---------------|
A-2--2-4---2-1-|--2-2-4-------|-----2-4---2-1-|---2-4-3-----2-|
E-0--------0---|--0-------3-2-|-0-0-------0---|-0-------3-2---|
(repeat)
{end rythym figure 3}

e--------------|----------------|
B--------------|----------------|
G--------------|----------------|
D--2--2--------|--2--2----------|
A--2--2--------|--2--2-----2-1--|
E--0--0--------|--0--0----------|

e----------------------|----------------------|
B----------------------|----------------------|  
G----------------------|----------------------|  
D-2-2-----2-----2------|--2-2-----2-----------|  
A-2-2-----2-----2--3-5-|--2-2-----2-----2-1---|
E-0-0-x-x-0-x-x-0--3-5-|--0-0-x-x-0-x-x-------|

e----------------------|----------------------||
B----------------------|----------------------||  
G----------------------|---------------------O||  
D-2-2-----2-----2------|--2-2-----2----------O||  
A-2-2-----2-----2--3-5-|--2-2-----2-----2-1---||
E-0-0-x-x-0-x-x-0--3-5-|--0-0-x-x-0-x-x-------||

e-------------------------|----------------------||
B-------------------------|----------------------||  
G-------------------------|---------------------O||  
D-2-2-----2-----2---------|--2-2-----2----------O||  
A-2-2-----2-----2--2-1-0--|--2-2-----2---5-4-3---||
E-0-0-----0-----0---------|--0-0-----0-----------||

e-----------------------|-----------------------||
B-----------------------|-----------------------||
G-----------------3-----|-------------------3--O||   
D-2---------------3-----|--2----------------3--O||   
A-2---------------1-----|--2----------------1---|| 
E-0---(x-x-x-x-x)-------|--0----(x-x-x-x-x)-----||

	-->Here the x's represent harmonics played on the
	low E string between the third and fifth fret.  I 
	don't know what they are for sure, but you can 
	experiment with them.  Plus the B-flat chord may not
	be exactly right.

(with wah-wah)
e------------------|--------------------||
B------------------|--------------------||
G------------------|-------------------O||    
D------------------|-------------------O||    
A----7-5-----------|----5---------------||   
E--0-----7-6-5---0-|------7-6-5-3-5-3---||

(Chorus--distorted)
A5             E5      G5                 D5
Under Peruvian skies Vanessa regretfully waits.
A5                       E5          G5
The story unfolds in her eyes, where midnight hysteria's
F5
No big surprise.

Battered and bruised,
	 m m     m m 	 m m 	   m m 	   m m 	   m m		 	
e----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D-2--2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2---|
A-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E----------------------------|-------------------------------|

Always confusing the
	 m m	 m m	 m m   	   m m	   m m	   m m
e----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D-2--2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2---|
A-0--0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0---|
E-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

Love that she's losing for hate.
	 m m     m m	 m m 	   m m 	   m m	   m m 
e----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D-2--2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2---|
A-0--0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0---|
E-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

   m m m m m m   m m m m m m
e--------------|-------------|
B--------------|-------------|
G--------------|-------------|
D--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E--1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

{rythym figure 3 to end}

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jstoeffler 20 wrote on April 3 2007, 05:04 pm

man this is an awesome tab and an frikin awesome song.... sounds awesome when cranked!

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SORocker5678 10 wrote on September 3 2007, 11:49 am

One eensy teensy detail wrong...

On the harmonic part it should be

e-----------------------|-----------------------||
B-----------------------|-----------------------||
G-----------------9-----|-------------------9--O||
D-2---------------8-----|--2----------------8--O||
A-2---------------7-----|--2----------------7---||
E-0---(x-x-x-x-x)-------|--0----(x-x-x-x-x)-----||

It's an E diminished chord. The best thing to do is to pick while sliding your hand from the second fret to the seventh on the E string and then play the chord. But otherwise very good!

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malmsteensolo 10 wrote on February 5 2012, 01:32 pm

That little E chord on the 7th fret A string is really called An Eb5. Its just like an E5 but you just flatten the 5th. So instead of E,B, octave, you have E, Bb, octave.

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