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Maitinin 23,375
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C# G# C# F# A# D#
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   / System of a Down  /  I think that this song is a political critique
  / Hypnotize         /  of both the American people, failing to stand up
 / Hypnotize         /  against its government, and of mesmerizing media,
/___________________/  allaying political incentives with dumbing and
                      distracting consumerism etc. "The kids at Tiananmen
Square" is a reference to the political demonstration by Chinese students
in 1989, which ended up in slaughter of the students by Chinese police.
The reference serves to represent dedicated political engagement against
the established system, and it stands in contrast to the repeated line,
"I'm just sitting in my and car and waiting for my girl", representing
ignorant innocence and pure disengagement from political reality.



  Tuning:  Drop C# (C# G# C# F# A# D#)
  Tempo:   Q=76 bpm
  Time:    4/4
  Key:     F# minor

  Gtr I - Electric, Clean
  Gtr II - Electric, Distorted
  Gtr III - Electric, Clean
  Gtr IV - Electric, Clean
  Gtr V - Electric, Clean



  [Intro]
    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-1---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---|-4---4---3---3---1---1---0---0---o||
F#||----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--||
C#||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
G#||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
C#||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||


      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-8---8---7---7---10---10---8---8---|-12---12---10---10---13---13---12---12---o||
F#||----0---0---0---0----0----0---0---0-|----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0--||
C#||------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||
G#||o-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------o||
C#||------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||


     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#|-15---15---13---13---12---12---10---10---|-13---13---12---12---10---10---8---8---|
F#|----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|----0----0----0----0----0----0---0---0-|
C#|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


     S S  S S  S S  S S S S S S S S S S
D#|-------------------------------------|
A#|-11---11---10---10---8---8---7---7---|
F#|----0----0----0----0---0---0---0---0-|
C#|-------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------|




  [1st Verse:]
    Gtr II
      F#5                     D(b5)     F#5                     D(b5)
      Q       E.    S E   E   S S E     Q       E.    S E   E   S S E    4x
D#||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
A#||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
F#||--------------------------8-8-8---|-------------------------8-8-8----||
C#||--5-------5-----5-5---5---7-7-8---|-5-------5-----5-5---5---7-7-8----||
G#||o-5-------5-----5-5---5---6-6-6---|-5-------5-----5-5---5---6-6-6---o||
C#||--5-------5-----5-5---5-----------|-5-------5-----5-5---5------------||
 "Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square?...


   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#|-15---15---13---13---12---12---10---10---|-13---13---12---12---10---10---8---8---|
F#|----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-|----0----0----0----0----0----0---0---0-|
C#|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
...I'm just sitting in my car...


     S S  S S  S S  S S S S S S S S S S
D#|-------------------------------------|
A#|-11---11---10---10---8---8---7---7---|
F#|----0----0----0----0---0---0---0---0-|
C#|-------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------|




 [2nd Verse:]
Similar to 1st Verse, and add 1 heavy-round before the chorus.




  [Chorus]
   Gtr II
    F#5             D(b5)             D5               E5
    Q       E   S S S S S S E   S S   S S S S E   S S  S  S  S  S  E    S  S
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------8-8-8-8-8---8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-10-10-10-10-10---10-10-|
C#|-5-------5---5-5-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-|-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-10-10-10-10-10---10-10-|
G#|-5-------5---5-5-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6---6-6--8--8--8--8--8----8--8-|
C#|-5-------5---5-5-----------------|----------------------------------------|
...I'm just sitting in my car...


    A5              C#5
    Q       Q       Q       Q
D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|
C#|-8-------8-------0-------0-------|
G#|-8-------8-------0-------0-------|
C#|-8-------8-------0-------0-------|




[Interlude]
  Gtr II
    PM---------------------------------------|
    S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S
||-----------------------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------------------o||
||--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3---||
| (it's easy to indulge in playing triads here, so be tight :)
|
  |Gtr III
  |                                    F#m
  |   H.                           S   T  T  e
D#||----------------------------------18-18-18-----||
A#||o---------------------------------20-20-20----o||
F#||----------------------------------19-19-19-----||
C#||-----------------------------------------------||
G#||o---------------------------------------------o||
C#||-----------------------------------------------||




   [Guitar Solo:] (each guitar is written separately for clarity)
    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-1---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---|-4---4---3---3---1---1---0---0---o||
F#||----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--||
C#||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
G#||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
C#||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||


      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-8---8---7---7---10---10---8---8---|-12---12---10---10---13---13---12---12---o||
F#||----0---0---0---0----0----0---0---0-|----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0--||
C#||------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||
G#||o-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------o||
C#||------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||



 Gtr II
    PM---------------------------------------|
    S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S   8x
||-----------------------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------------------o||
||--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3---||



   Gtr III
      H.                             S  T  T  e     4x
D#||-----------------------------------18-18-18-----||
A#||o----------------------------------20-20-20----o||
F#||-----------------------------------19-19-19-----||
C#||------------------------------------------------||
G#||o----------------------------------------------o||
C#||------------------------------------------------||


      Q        S  T  T  e   Q        S  T  T  e     4x
D#||-------------18-18-18--------------18-18-18-----||
A#||o------------20-20-20--------------20-20-20----o||
F#||-------------19-19-19--------------19-19-19-----||
C#||------------------------------------------------||
G#||o----------------------------------------------o||
C#||------------------------------------------------||



   Gtr IV, V (they play one note each)
       Q..            S  Q..            T  T
D#||--------------------10-------------10-11-|
A#||o-12-------------13-12-------------12-13-|
F#||--12-------------14----------------------|
C#||-----------------------------------------|
G#||o----------------------------------------|
C#||-----------------------------------------|

               |--3--|                      |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  T  T  T  S  S  S  S  S  S  S T  T  T   S  S  S
|-13-11-10-11-10h11p10----10----------10-11-10h11p10----10-----||
|-15-13-12-13-12h13p12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12h13p12-13-12-13-o||
|----------------------14----14-12-14----------------14----14--||
|--------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------o||
|--------------------------------------------------------------||

   (here they both play this)
       E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
D#||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
A#||o---------------------------------|-12--12----------13--13--12--12---o||
F#||--12--12--11--11--14--14--12--12--|---------14--14--------------------||
C#||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
G#||o---------------------------------|----------------------------------o||
C#||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||



  [Chorus]

   Gtr II
    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#|-----------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
C#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-8-6-8-6-6-6-6--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
C#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|-----------------------------------------|


    E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|
C#|-8---8---8---8---0---0---0---0---|
G#|-8---8---8---8---0---0---0---0---|
C#|-8---8---8---8---0---0---0---0---|


    PM---------------------------------------|
    S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S  S.  S.  S
||-----------------------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------------------||
||o-5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3--o||
||--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3--5---0---3---||


    S S S S Q       S S S S Q         S S S S Q        S  S  S  S Q
D#|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------8-8-8-8---------|-8-8-8-8---------10-10-10-10---------|
C#|-5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7---------|-8-8-8-8---------10-10-10-10---------|
G#|-5-5-5-5---------6-6-6-6---------|-6-6-6-6----------8--8--8--8---------|
C#|-5-5-5-5-------------------------|-------------------------------------|


    H               H                 +W
D#|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C#|-8---------------0---------------|-(0)-------------------------------|
G#|-8---------------0---------------|-(0)-------------------------------|
C#|-8---------------0---------------|-(0)-------------------------------|




  [Outro]
   Gtr I                                     [slow down]
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S E   S S E   E
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------:
A#|-1---1---3---3---3---3---3---3---|-4---4---3---3---1---1h3p1---0---:
F#|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-------------0---:
C#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------:
G#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------:
C#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------:



 LYRICS
**********
Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square?
Was fashion the reason why they were there?
They disguise it, hypnotize it
Television made you buy it

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl

She's scared that I will take her away from there
Dreams that her country left with no one there
Mesmerize the simple minded
Propaganda leaves us blinded

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl



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prs82 130 wrote on October 8 2005, 08:24 am

I think you made a mistake on the tuning on the high E string...

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Maitinin 23,375 wrote on October 8 2005, 09:00 am

yeah, you're tight, that'll be corrected, thank you

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Maitinin 23,375 wrote on October 8 2005, 09:01 am

sorry, you're not tight... you're right

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