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this is a great song on Lullabies to Paralyze. there's another version of this song on
this site that i did but it sucks, so here's the better tab. this is lyrically the best
song QOTSA has ever done in my opinion

tuning: Standard
E,A,D,G,B,e

[Intro Solo] 
(light distortion, low tone and reverb)

e|-10-12-13-12--10-12--10-12-13-15~--9-9--|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

[Rhythm] 
(low fuzz)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|----12-9----------12-9--------11-8------11-8----|
G|---------9-------------9-----------9---------9--|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

[Solo]
e|-9-10-12-12~-----10-9-10-12-10-9-7-9-10-7~--6-7-9-7-6-7~~---|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

[Rhythm]
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------12-11---------12-11----------10-9--------10-9----|
G|-----------------9-------------9-------------9-----------9--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

[Solo]
e|------------------9v~------------6-7-9v~------------6-7-9-7-6--|
B|-9v-9v~--9-11-12-------8v-8v~--8----------7v-7v~--7------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Rhythm]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---12-9-------12-9-----11-8--------11-8------12--------12------|
G|--------9----------9--------9-----------9-------11-9------11-9-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Solo]
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10v-9-10v-9-10v-9-10-9-10-9-10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

[Rhythm]
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---12-----------12-------------12---------------12----------|
G|------9-10---------9-10-----------9-10-------------9-10-----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

[Main Riff]
 Guitar 1 Heavy Distortion
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------12-12-----------12-12----------------------------------------|
D|--12-12----12-12---12-12---12-12-----8--8----11-11------8--8-----11-11--|
A|--10-10----10-10---10-10---10-10-----9--9-----9--9------9--9------9--9--|
E|-0-----0-0------0-0-----0-0-------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0---------|

 Slide Lead
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|//12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------/11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)-------------------------|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---7-7---5-5---7-7---5-5--|
A|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4--|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-/12/14/15~~~~~~~~~~~~~\14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/15/17/--|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-\18~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~///\\\11^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------| 
2x no vocals ^^^^^

[Verse]
Guitar I still plays the above rhythm
Guitar II plays for the first bar (only done once in the song)  

                   Saw   You  in  a  Way---------  Beyond--- Figure  
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-10^---7--------7-10^----7-------7-10^----7----7-10^----7-----|
E|-10------10-------10-------10-------9-------9-----9--------9-------|

 Slide
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8v~~~~~----------------------------7v~~~~~~~~~~----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Out--------     These Lines------ of Life--- Have Been Drawn & Can't Be
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-10^---7--------7-10^----7-------7-10^----7----7-10^----7-----|
E|-10------10-------10-------10-------9-------9-----9--------9-------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7v~~~~~~~---------------------------6v~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Removed, Our Eyes is All it Took to Know
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|---7-10^---7----7-10^---7------7-10^---7----7-10^---7--|
E|-8-------8----8-------8------6-------6----6-------6----|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5v~~~~~~~~~------------------9v~~~~~~~~~~-------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar II stops for a while
Slide Plays Same Lead as Above

                    Open-- Up Your-- Eyes----          Deep Blue Glassy La--
                    Open-- Up Your Mouth---           & Touch Your Lips to    
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------12-12-----------12-12----------------------------------------|
D|--12-12----12-12---12-12---12-12-----8--8----11-11------8--8-----11-11--|
A|--10-10----10-10---10-10---10-10-----9--9-----9--9------9--9------9--9--|
E|-0-----0-0------0-0-----0-0-------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0---------|

  --ke,  & Swim Till Water & Sky Now Are One, Out of
   Mine That We May Make a Kiss That Can Pierce Through Death
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)-------------------------|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---7-7---5-5---7-7---5-5--|
A|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4--|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|

  Two----    Oh My Bloodshot Eyes---------  
  & Survive Your Words Have Branded My Mind 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)-------------------------|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0--|
A|--3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1--|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|

[Interlude]

 Guitar I
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----9~---9~----8\---8\---11\---11\---11\------/(9)--|
A|----7~---7~----6\---6\----9\----9\----9\------/(7)--|
E|--0----0-----0----0-----0-----0-----0---------------|

 Guitar II (same circus-ish guitar from intro solo)
e|---------------------------10-12-12-12-12-10-9--------|
B|---12v~--12v/11v~-11v~/14~---------------------9v~~---|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|---13\---13\---12\---12\---11\---11~---10/---10/--|
A|---11\---11\---10\---10\----9\----9~----8/----8/--|
E|-------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|----9v~-----12-11v~~~-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------11v~~-11----10v~~-10---|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|----7~---7~---7/---7///(12)--|
A|----5~---5~---5/---5///(10)--|
E|--0----0----0----0-----------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|---7v~~~~~~~~7~~~~~~~~~~--|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


Verse II (slight changes, so pay attention)
Slide is mostly same, a few changes

                    Still I Hold Your Hand                Wrapped as If a  
                    Every Breathe an Art                 The Dignity to Learn
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------12-12-----------12-12----------------------------------------|
D|--12-12----12-12---12-12---12-12-----8--8----11-11------8--8-----11-11--|
A|--10-10----10-10---10-10---10-10-----9--9-----9--9------9--9------9--9--|
E|-0-----0-0------0-0-----0-0-------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0---------|
  
 1.Ring      We of Flesh & Blood       Are Only-- 
 2.It  Can Strain and Break Your Heart        Take
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)-------------------------|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---7-7---5-5---7-7---5-5--|
A|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4--|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|

 1. Carrying---  It's So Hard To---        Well, You   
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)--|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|
A|--3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------|
                                              
    Know                 The Seed Waits for the Reaper to Sew
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0-|
A|--1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1-|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0----|

 Slide
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3v~~~~------/9/12v~----/9v~----------/12-----/15v~-14-12v~--10-12v~~---|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 2.All------               Your Pieces Home    You 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)-------------------------|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0--|
A|--3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1--|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|

 Slide
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-5v~~~~------------------10v~~----9v-7v~~--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

   Ask---- When-- You're-- Alone--      "What is    
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)--|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|
A|--3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|--9v~~~~~~---------------------------------12v~~-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

    Love?"               The Blood----------------------------------- Is 
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------(5)---(3)---(5)---(3)--(5)----(3)---(5)---(3)--|
D|--2-2---0-0---2-2---0-0---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|
A|--1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0------|
  
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-15v~~~~--14v~-12v-10v--9v~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-15v~~-----9v~~~--7v~~---15v~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Verse End (slide still ringing out on the A# note)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2-0--2-0----2--0-----2---0-----2----0------2^~~\\\--|
A|----1---1---1-----1-------1---------1----------1-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

[Outro]

Main riff alone 1x
On 2nd time slide enters

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------12-12-----------12-12----------------------------------------|
D|--12-12----12-12---12-12---12-12-----8--8----11-11------8--8-----11-11--|
A|--10-10----10-10---10-10---10-10-----9--9-----9--9------9--9------9--9--|
E|-0-----0-0------0-0-----0-0-------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0---------|

 Slide Lead
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|//12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------/11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---(4)---(4)---(4)---(4)-------------------------|
D|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---7-7---5-5---7-7---5-5--|
A|--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4--|
E|-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-/12/14/14~~~~~~~~~~~~~\14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/15/17/--|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-\19~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~///\\\11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------| 

*third time it goes basically the same up until the C note

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

e|--14v~--------------------------------12/14~v----|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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

e|--12v~---17----15---14--13v~---17--15--14--12v~--|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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

e|--------15--14--12--10---14\--12\--11/-12v~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

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

well, there it is. pretty good if i do say so myself. the hardest part is distinguishing
which riff goes where, cause since this is a jam song it gets a little confusing to
remembering everything, but listen to it and it will make sense. enjoy



************************************

| ~    Vibrato
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| /    Slide up
| (n)  Ghost note
| \    Slide down

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prs82 10 Aug 17, 2005 12:00 AM

Perfect. This guy really knows how to tab out Queens Of The Stone Age. Check his other tabs. Great job man.

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tylersugarcarlo 567 Aug 17, 2005 12:00 AM

thank you very much

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feesk8ordie 1,082 Sep 15, 2005 12:00 AM

excellent tab perfectomundo

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