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____________________
   / System of a Down  /  I think that this song is definitely about the Armenian
genocide in the
  / Holy Mountains    /  beginning of the 19th century done by the Turkish army. It is
about how the
 / Hypnotize         /  Turkish soldiers became cold-hearted killers, liars and demons
as they were
/___________________/  ordered to burn down villages and to kill even women and
children. Among
                      the victims were also many of the members of System of a Down's
family members.
The river Araks is the river that runs by the border between Armenia and Turkey, and
Holy Mountain
refers to the mountain Ararat, the mountain considered to be biblical holy mountain,
where the Ark
of Noah grounded after the great flood, which was taken to be Turkish ground after the genocide.


Tuning: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
        C# G# C# F# A# D#
Gtr I - Electric, Clean (lovely clean sound)
Gtr II - Electric, Distorted
Gtr III - Electric, Clean w/ Tremolo effect

[Intro]

   75 bpm
   4/4
   Gtr I
     S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S    S S S S  S S S S S S S S S S S S
D#|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|o-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C#|------0---------0-----0-------0-----|------0------0---------0-------0---|
G#|o---0---0---0-------0---0---0-------|----0---0--------0---0---0---0---0-|
D#|--0-------0---8---7-------7-----/12-|-12-------12---8---5-------5-------|

                                     1.                                  2.
                                                                         2/4
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S     S S S S S S S S
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||-----------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||-----------------|
F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||-----------------|
C#|-----0-----0---------0-------0---|-----0-----0---------0-------0----||-----0-----0-----|
G#|---0---0-------0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0-----------0---0---0---0-o||---0---0---------|
D#|-3-------3---8---7-------7-------|-2-------2---3-2-0-------0--------||-2-------2---3-2-|

   Gtr I, II
   4/4
    Db5          A5  Ab5                Db(octave)   A5Ab5Gb5
    E   S. T S S E   E   S. T S S S S   E   S. T S S S S E   S. T S S S S
D#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------|-7---7--7-7-7----------------------|
C#|-0---0--0-0-0-8---7---7--7-7-7-7-0-|-x---x--x-x-x-8-7-5---5--5-5-5-5-0-|
G#|-0---0--0-0-0-8---7---7--7-7-7-7-0-|-5---5--5-5-5-8-7-5---5--5-5-5-5-0-|
D#|-0---0--0-0-0-8---7---7--7-7-7-7-0-|--------------8-7-5---5--5-5-5-5-0-|
--Rhy Fig 1


                                       2/4
    E5           A5  Ab5                Eb5          E5Eb5 Db5
    E   S. T S S E   E   S. T S S S S   E   S. T S S S S   E    T  T  T  T T T T T T T T T
D#|-----------------------------------|------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------|------------------|----------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------|------------------|----------------------------------|
C#|-3---3--3-3-3-8---7---7--7-7-7-7-0-|-2---2--2-2-2-3-2-|-0---12-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2--|
G#|-3---3--3-3-3-8---7---7--7-7-7-7-0-|-2---2--2-2-2-3-2-|-0---12-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2--|
D#|-3---3--3-3-3-8---7---7--7-7-7-7-0-|-2---2--2-2-2-3-2-|-0--------------------------------|
                                         end Rhy Fig 1---Fill                   end Fill----|

   4/4
    Db5         A5  Ab5               Db(octave)  A5Ab5Gb5
    Q       E   E   Q       E   S S   Q       E   S S Q       E   S S
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-7-------7-----------------------|
C#|-0-------0---8---7-------7---7-0-|-x-------x---8-7-5-------5---5-0-|
G#|-0-------0---8---7-------7---7-0-|-5-------5---8-7-5-------5---5-0-|
D#|-0-------0---8---7-------7---7-0-|-------------8-7-5-------5---5-0-|
--Rhy Fig 2


                                     2/4               4/4
    E5          A5  Ab5               Eb5     E5  Eb5   Db5              Db5
   Gtr I
    Q       E   E   Q       E   S S   Q       E   E     W                W
D#|---------------------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
A#|---------------------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
C#|-3-------3---8---7-------7---7-0-|-2-------3---2---|-0-------------|--0-------------|
G#|-3-------3---8---7-------7---7-0-|-2-------3---2---|-0-------------|--0-------------|
D#|-3-------3---8---7-------7---7-0-|-2-------3---2---|-0-------------|--0-------------|
|                                     end Rhy Fig 2-|
|
  |Gtr II
  | Q       E   E   Q       E   S S   Q       E   E     W               +W
D#|---------------------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
A#|---------------------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
C#|-3-------3---8---7-------7---7-0-|-2-------3---2---|-0-------------|-(0)------------|
G#|-3-------3---8---7-------7---7-0-|-2-------3---2---|-0-------------|-(0)------------|
D#|-3-------3---8---7-------7---7-0-|-2-------3---2---|-0-------------|-(0)------------|


[1st Verse:]

   Gtr III
    W                 W                 H       H         Q   Q    Q    Q
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
A#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
C#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
D#|-0---------------|-2---------------|-3-------5-------|-7---8---10---12-----|
--Rhy Fig 3                                                 end Rhy Fig 3-----|
...can you feel their haunting presence...

   Gtr I
   w/Rhy Fig 3
     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
   S  S  S
D#|-10-------10-------10-------10-------10----------|-12-------12-------12-------12-------12----------|
A#|----10-------10-------10-------10-------10----10-|----10-------10-------10-------10-------10----10-|
F#|-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10----|-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10----|
C#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
-Rhy Fig 4


     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
   S  S  S
D#|-13-------13-------13----15-------15-------15----|-17-17-17-17-18-18-18-18-20-20-20-20-22-22-22-22-|
A#|----10-------10-------10----10-------10-------10-|-------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------10-------10-------------10-------10-------|-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
end Rhy Fig 4-


[Chorus]

   Gtr II
     D5      N.C.D5      N.C.D5        N.C.D5      Db5 E5  Db5 D5
     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
D#|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|o---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|--1---1-------1---1-------1---1---|-----1---1---0---3---1---0---0---|
G#|o-1---1-------1---1-------1---1---|-----1---1---0---3---1---0---0---|
D#|--1---1-------1---1-------1---1---|-----1---1---0---3---1---0---0---|
...liar, killer, demon...

   1.
    Db      Eb       E           Gb            Ab          A           B           Db (octaves)
    S S S S S S S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
   S
D#|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------||
A#|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------o||
F#|-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-15-15-15-15-17-17-17-17-19-19-19-19--||
C#|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--||
G#|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--8--8--8--8-10-10-10-10-|-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-15-15-15-15-17-17-17-17-o||
D#|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------||

  2.
     A5                  Ab5 Gb5 Ab5   Db5
     Q       E.    S E   E   E   E     Q       E.    S E   E   S S E    2x
D#|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
A#|o---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
F#|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
C#|--8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|-0-------0-----0-0---0---0-0-0----||
G#|o-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|-0-------0-----0-0---0---0-0-0---o||
D#|--8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|-0-------0-----0-0---0---0-0-0----||
...freedom, freedom...

    A5                  Ab5 Gb5 Ab5
    Q       E.    S E   E   E   E
D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|
C#|-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|
G#|-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|
D#|-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|


[Interlude]
Rhy Fig 2

[2nd Verse:]
Rhy Fig 3 + 4

[Chorus]
similar to previous


[Pre-Bridge]

   Gtr III
    Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q     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-------0-|
G#|-0---1---3-------|-0---1---3-------|-0-1-3---0-1-3---|-0-1-3---0-1-3---|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  Gtr II
    PM------------------------------------|
    S S S S  S  S  S  S S S S S  S  S  S  S  3x
D#||-------------------------------------------||
A#||o-----------------------------------------o||
F#||-------------------------------------------||
C#||-------------------------------------------||
G#||o-----------------------------------------o||
D#||--7-7-8-8-10-10-12-12-7-7-8-8-10-10-12-12--||


[Bridge]

Rhy Fig 1  w/Fill

Rhy Fig 1


[Final Chorus]

   Gtr II
     D5      N.C.D5      N.C.D5         D5           Db5 E5  Db5 D5
     E   E   E   E   E   E   S S S S   +E    E   E   E   E   E   E   E
D#|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|o---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C#|--1---1-------1---1-------1-1-1-1-|-(1)---1---1---0---3---1---0---0---|
G#|o-1---1-------1---1-------1-1-1-1-|-(1)---1---1---0---3---1---0---0---|
D#|--1---1-------1---1-------1-1-1-1-|-(1)---1---1---0---3---1---0---0---|
...liar, killer, demon...

 1.
Rhy Fig 1

  2.
     Q       E.    S E   E   E   E     Q       E.    S E   E   S S E    2x
D#|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
A#|o---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
F#|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
C#|--8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|-0-------0-----0-0---0---0-0-0----||
G#|o-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|-0-------0-----0-0---0---0-0-0---o||
D#|--8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|-0-------0-----0-0---0---0-0-0----||


    Q       E.    S E   E   E   E
D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|
C#|-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|
G#|-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|
D#|-8-------8-----8-8---7---5---7---|


[Post-Chorus]

Rhy Fig 1  w/Fill


[Outro]

   Gtr II
    Q.          E   Q.          S S   Q.          S S H
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-7-------------------------------|
C#|-0-----------8---7-----------7-0-|-x-----------8-7-5---------------|
G#|-0-----------8---7-----------7-0-|-5-----------8-7-5---------------|
D#|-0-----------8---7-----------7-0-|-------------8-7-5---------------|


                                     2/4
  Q.          E   Q        Q          Q       E   E
D#|-----------------------------------|-----------------|------|
A#|-----------------------------------|-----------------|------|
F#|-----------------------------------|-----------------|------|
C#|-3-----------8---7-------12\-------|-2-------3---2---|-0*---|  *let this chord ring throughout
G#|-3-----------8---7-------12\-------|-2-------3---2---|-0*---|   the rest of the song and even
D#|-3-----------8---7-------12\-------|-2-------3---2---|-0*---|   into Vicinity of Obscenity

  (slow down completely during this ending part)
   4/4
   Gtr I
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S  S S S S S S S S S S S S
D#|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C#|-----0---------0-----0-------0---|------0------0---------0-------0---|
G#|---0---0---0-------0---0---0---0-|----0---0--------0---0---0---0---0-|
D#|-0-------0---8---7-------7-------|-12-------12---8---5-------5-------|


    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E     S S S S S S S S S S E   S S E
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|-----0-----0---------0-------0---|-----0-----0---0-----0-------0---|
G#|---0---0-------0---0---0---0-----|---0---0-----------0-------0-----|
D#|-3-------3---8---7-------7-------|-2-------3---2---0-------0-------|

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

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down

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riffuntilidie 80 Nov 29, 2005 12:13 PM

dude you make great tabs,and i like how you put ur thoughts on each one. great job

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Fi®3Head 31 Dec 02, 2005 11:47 PM

Yeah really Nice Work Dude I Love this song and I'm glad you could make a tab for it.. again Great Work!:D

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Hangar_18 616 Dec 05, 2005 10:56 AM

This is definately one of my favorite system songs. its probobly going to be released as thier next single

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