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                         AERIALS - System Of A Down
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Donald Morrison
Email: atwa@hotmail.com

Tuning: Drop D and one step down (C-G-C-F-A-D)


NOTE: This song has quite unusual timing during the intro and chorus,
following a 3, 3, 3, 3, 4 pattern.  Although it could easily be written as
4/4 timing, I prefer to look at it as alternating between 3/4 and 2/4
timing.  Also, according to some people, the -3-2-0- etc part of the intro
and chorus is played only by the bass, while Daron only plays open strings.
Either way I have included it in this tab.


Clean:
 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0--|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-5--------3--------|-2--------2--------|-2--------2--|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|----------0--|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-3--------5--------|-7--------8--------|-7-----5-----|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0--|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-12-------10-------|-7--------7--------|-7--------7--|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-14-------10-------|-7--------7--------|-7--------7--|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|----------0--|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-12-------14-------|-15-------17-------|-15----14----|



 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-12-------10-------|-12-------12-------|-12-------12-|



w/Distortion
 4/4
     e    e    e       e   e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e
D||------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A||------------------------------------|--------------------------|
F||o-----------------------------------|--------------------------|
C||o-8----8----8-------8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|
G||--8----8----8-------8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|
C||--8----8----8-------8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|

  1. Life                  is       a    wa-      ter-fall     We're
  2. Swim-ming through the void     we   hear     the word     We
  3. we   are          the ones     that want     to  play


    e  e    e    e   e  e   e   e    e  e   e    e  e  e   e   e
D|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
C|--8--8----8----8---8--8---8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8---8---8--|
G|--8--8----8----8---8--8---8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8---8---8--|
C|--8--8----8----8---8--8---8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8---8---8--|

 1. one     in   the ri-ver and one     a-  gain    af-ter the fall
 2. lose         our-selves but we   find        it all
 3. Al-ways want to  go     but you  ne-ver want to stay


   e e e e h       e e e e h       e e e e h       e e e e h      x3
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
F|---------12----|---------10----|---------9-----|---------7------o||
C|-0-0-0-0-12----|-0-0-0-0-10----|-0-0-0-0-9-----|-0-0-0-0-7------o||
G|-0-0-0-0-10----|-0-0-0-0--8----|-0-0-0-0-7-----|-0-0-0-0-5-------||
C|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0-0---------||
   * * * *         * * * *         * * * *         * * * *
                                                            1. -
                                                            2. 'Cause
                                                            3. And


   e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
F|--------------------------|-------------------------|
C|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
C|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

   we are   the ones     that want     to choose


   e  e    e    e  e  e  e   e    e  e   e    e  e  e  e  e
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
F|------------------------------|----------------------------|
C|-8--8----8----8--8--8--8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8--8--8--|
G|-8--8----8----8--8--8--8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8--8--8--|
C|-8--8----8----8--8--8--8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8--8--8--|

   Al-ways want to play  but you  ne-ver want to lose

Clean:
 3/4                                       2/4
     e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D||--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A||--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F||o-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C||o-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G||-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C||--3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0--|

  1. - 
  2. Ae-      ri-        als

 3/4                                     2/4
    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|--------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|--5--------3--------|-2--------2--------|-2--------2--|

 1. -
 2. In       the        sky

 3/4                                      2/4
    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|--------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|----------0--|
G|-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|--3--------5--------|-7--------8--------|-7-----5-----|

 1. -
 2. When     you        lose     small      mind  you

 3/4                                      2/4
    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  x2
D|--------------------|-------------------|--------------||
A|--------------------|-------------------|--------------||
F|--------------------|-------------------|-------------o||
C|--------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----o||
G|-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0---------||
C|--3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0---||

 1. -
 2. free     your       life

w/Distortion:
 4/4
     e    e    e       e   e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e
D||------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A||------------------------------------|--------------------------|
F||o-----------------------------------|--------------------------|
C||o-8----8----8-------8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|
G||--8----8----8-------8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|
C||--8----8----8-------8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|

  1. Life                  is       a    wa-      ter-fall     We
  2. Swim-ming through the void     we   hear     the word     We
  3. we   are          the ones     that want     to  play


    e  e    e    e   e  e   e    e    e    e   e     e   e   e  e   e
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C|--8--8----8----8---8--8---8----8--|-8----8---8-----8---8---8--8---8--|
G|--8--8----8----8---8--8---8----8--|-8----8---8-----8---8---8--8---8--|
C|--8--8----8----8---8--8---8----8--|-8----8---8-----8---8---8--8---8--|

 1. drink   from the ri-ver then we   turn a-  round and put up our walls
 2. lose         our-selves but  we   find           it  all
 3. Al-ways want to  go     but  you  ne-  ver want  to  stay


   e e e e h       e e e e h       e e e e h       e e e e h      x3
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
F|---------12----|---------10----|---------9-----|---------7------o||
C|-0-0-0-0-12----|-0-0-0-0-10----|-0-0-0-0-9-----|-0-0-0-0-7------o||
G|-0-0-0-0-10----|-0-0-0-0--8----|-0-0-0-0-7-----|-0-0-0-0-5-------||
C|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0-0---------||
   * * * *         * * * *         * * * *         * * * *
                                                            1. -
                                                            2. 'Cause
                                                            3. And


   e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
F|--------------------------|-------------------------|
C|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
C|-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

   we are   the ones     that want     to choose


   e  e    e    e  e  e  e   e    e  e   e    e  e  e  e  e
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
F|------------------------------|----------------------------|
C|-8--8----8----8--8--8--8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8--8--8--|
G|-8--8----8----8--8--8--8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8--8--8--|
C|-8--8----8----8--8--8--8---8--|-8--8---8----8--8--8--8--8--|

   Al-ways want to play  but you  ne-ver want to lose ...


   q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
F|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
C|-8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--|-7--8--7--8--|-7--8--7--8--|
G|-8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--|-7--8--7--8--|-7--8--7--8--|
C|-8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--|-7--8--7--8--|-7--8--7--8--|
                               *  *  *  *    *  *  *  *
                               Oh ...

 3/4               2/4     3/4               2/4
   q.   q.    h.     +h      q.   q.    h.     +h
D|----------|------|-------|----------|------|-------|
A|----------|------|-------|----------|------|-------|
F|----------|------|-------|----------|------|-------|
C|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)---|-5----3---|-2----|-(2)---|
G|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)---|-5----3---|-2----|-(2)---|
C|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)---|-5----3---|-2----|-(2)---|



 3/4                   2/4        3/4               2/4
   q.   q.    q.   q.    q    q     q.   q.    h.     q    q
D|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|------------|
A|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|------------|
F|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|------------|
C|-3----5---|-7----8---|-7----5---|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---|
G|-3----5---|-7----8---|-7----5---|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---|
C|-3----5---|-7----8---|-7----5---|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---|



  3/4                2/4          3/4               2/4
     q.   q.    h.     q    q       q.   q.    h.     q    q
D||-----------|------|------------|----------|------|------------|
A||-----------|------|------------|----------|------|------------|
F||o----------|------|------------|----------|------|------------|
C||o-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---|-5----3---|-2----|-(2)--12\---|
G||--3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---|-5----3---|-2----|-(2)--12\---|
C||--3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---|-5----3---|-2----|-(2)--12\---|

  1. Ae-  ri-   als                 In   the   sky
  2. Ae-  ri-   als                 So   up    high

 3/4                    2/4        3/4               2/4
    q.   q.    q.   q.    q    q     q.   q.    h.     q    q
D|-----------|----------|----------|----------|------|-------------||
A|-----------|----------|----------|----------|------|-------------||
F|-----------|----------|----------|----------|------|------------o||
C|--3----5---|-7----8---|-7----5---|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\---o||
G|--3----5---|-7----8---|-7----5---|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\----||
C|--3----5---|-7----8---|-7----5---|-3----2---|-0----|-(0)--12\----||

 1. When you   lose small mind you   free your  life
 2. When you   free your  eyes e-    ter- nal   prize

Clean:
 3/4                                       2/4
     e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D||--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A||--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F||o-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C||o-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G||-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C||--3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0--|

  1. Ae-      ri-        als
  2. Ae-      ri-        als
  3. Oh ...

 3/4                                     2/4
    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|--------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|--5--------3--------|-2--------2--------|-2--------2--|

 1. In       the        sky
 2. So       up         high
 3. Oh ...

 3/4                                      2/4
    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|--------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|--------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|----------0--|
G|-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|--3--------5--------|-7--------8--------|-7-----5-----|

 1. When     you        lose     small      mind  you
 2. When     you        free     your       eyes  e-
 3. Oh ...

 3/4                                      2/4
    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  x3
D|--------------------|-------------------|--------------||
A|--------------------|-------------------|--------------||
F|--------------------|-------------------|-------------o||
C|--------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----o||
G|-----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0---------||
C|--3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0---||

 1. free     your       life
 2. ter-     nal        prize
 3. -

 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-3--------2--------|-0--------0--------|-0--------0--|

   Oh ...

 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|-------0-----|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-5--------3--------|-2--------2--------|-2--------2--|

   Oh ...

 3/4                                     2/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
F|-------------------|-------------------|-------------|
C|-------0--------0--|-------0--------0--|----------0--|
G|----0--------0-----|----0--------0-----|----0--------|
C|-3--------5--------|-7--------8--------|-7-----5-----|

   Oh ...

 3/4
   e  e  e  e  e  e    -
D|-------------------|--------|
A|-------------------|--------|
F|-------------------|--------|
C|-------0--------0--|--------|
G|----0--------0-----|--------|
C|-3--------2--------|-0------|



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

KEY:

-On tab:
N\  - slide down from fret N
(N) - note is tied to previous note, where N is the fret number

-Below tab:
*   - palm-mute note

-Above tab:
N/4 - timing, where N is the number of beats per measure
xN  - repeat N times (repeated parts are marked by a double vertical line
     at start and finish)
x   - duration of note where x equals: w (whole note), h (half
      note), q (quarter note), e (eighth note), or s (sixteenth
      note); note that x. represents 1.5x
+x  - used when note is tied to previous one; x indicates duration
      (see above)
-   - allow note to ring out for an unspecified amount of time - found at
      the end of some songs

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

            
            
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niratic 70 Jun 17, 2005 08:00 PM

awesome \m/

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Slash99 91 Jun 18, 2005 08:00 PM

good job but the power chords r not like that but like this
d-----------
a-----------
f-12-10-9-7-
c-x--x--x-x-
g-10-8--7-5-
c-----------
and vibrate the strings too

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Spl!nTeRgu!tAr 80 Jun 18, 2005 08:00 PM

^ yeah but othe rthne that its perfect

yet its still only rated a 4? what the ***

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