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Song: Know (Track 2)
Artist: System Of A Down
Album: System Of A Down ( Released 1998 thru American Recordings)
Lyrics: Serj Tankian
Music: Daron Malakian

Transcribed by Scott Gibson

Another great song taken off System's Debut-buy it!

This tab is my own interpretation of the song so enjoy..

The tuning for this song is Drop D (DADGBE) 1 step down (CGCFAD)


Intro (w/ drums)

\ = slide down
| = PAUSE


HEAVY DISTORTION

D|---------------------- Let the chords ring but pause 
A|---------------------- the last chord...
F|----------------------
C|-\-0-8--0-8-0-|-------
G|-\-0-8--0-8-0-|-------
C|-\-0-8--0-8-0-|------- (x3) 


Then play the next bar as:

D|---------------------
A|---------------------
F|---------------------
C|-0-8--0-88-|---------
G|-0-8--0-88-|---------
C|-0-8--0-88-|---------


RIFF A

HEAVY DISTORTION

D|----------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------
F|----------------------------------------
C|-0-8-0-0-00-4-0-0-8-0-0-00-4-0-0--------
G|-0-8-0-0-00-4-0-0-8-0-0-00-4-0-0--------
C|-0-8-0-0-00-4-0-0-8-0-0-00-4-0-0-------- (X4)

"Cursed Earth..."


INTERLUDE A

D|----------------  Fourteens not 1's & 4's!
A|-1414-141414----  Pick sharply with no distortion. 
F|---------------- (X4)


RIFF B

HEAVY DISTORTION

D|--------------------- Pause the first chord then
A|--------------------- strum cleanly with plenty 
F|--------------------- of distortion!!
C|-0|-0-2-3------------
G|-0|-0-2-3------------
C|-0|-0-2-3------------ (x8)


VERSE

D|------------------------ Pick with distortion and use 
A|------------------------ tremolo technique for the 0's.
F|------------------------
C|-(0)-3-00000-3-00000----
G|------------------------
C|------------------------ (x8)

"I will never feed..."


CHORUS

D|---------------------------------------- x = mute strings
A|---------------------------------------- Don't mute the strings the
F|---------------------------------------- third time you play 
C|-0--2-3-3333333-0--2-3-xxx-xx----------- just pause then play a    
G|-0--2-3-3333333-0--2-3-xxx-xx----------- time with normal ending.
C|-0--2-3-3333333-0--2-3-xxx-xx----------- (x4)

"Know, you never think..."


RIFF B (x8)


VERSE (X8)

"Books all say..."


CHORUS (x4)


INTERLUDE B


C|-xx-xxx----
G|-xx-xxx----
C|-xx-xxx---- (x3)

RIFF C

HEAVY DISTORTION

D|----------------------
A|----------------------
F|----------------------
C|-00|-0000|-------------
G|-00|-0000|-------------
C|-00|-0000|------------- (X8)


INTERLUDE C

D|-x-------x-----x-------- Strum softly with distortion
A|-7-------10----10------- and let ring. 
F|-7-------10----10------- (x4)

"On the otherside..."


INTERLUDE D

D|---------------------------------------- Pick frantically
A|---------------------------------------- mild distortion-listen
F|---------------------------------------- to the song to get the
C|-00x00000x00-0-33x33333x33-3------------ rhythm.
G|----------------------------------------
C|---------------------------------------- (x2)

"Do you ever try to fly?"


RIFF D

HEAVY DISTORTION


D|------------------------------------------ When you play this riff
A|------------------------------------------ it could be useful to use 
F|------------------------------------------ pick scratches instead of
C|-0xx00000xx00000xx00000xx0000-3xx33333xx-- mutes to save stopping &
G|-0xx00000xx00000xx00000xx0000-3xx33333xx-- starting.
C|-0xx00000xx00000xx00000xx0000-3xx33333xx--


RIFF D cont.

C|-33333xx33333xx3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---- 
G|-33333xx33333xx3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---- 
C|-33333xx33333xx3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---- Play all (x2)
                pm-----------------|

"Don't ever try to fly..."


CHORUS (x4)


LYRICS
======

Cursed Earth (x4)
I will never feed off the evergreen
luster of your heart because we all live
in the valley of the walls when we speak
we can peek from the windows of their mouths 
to see the land the women chant as they fly up
to the sun.
You never think you know why,
Know, you never think you know why (x2)
Know, ever think you know why,
Know.
Books all say different things while people
flap their yellow wings trying to soar being
a whore of life and almost everything the sheep
that ran off from the herd might be dead but
now's a bird able to fly able to die able to
fuck your mother's earth
You never think you know why,
Know, you never think you know why (x2)
Know, ever think you know why,
Know.
On the other side (x3)
Do you ever try to fly? (x2)
Have you ever wanted to die? (x2)
Don't ever try to fly (x2)
Don't ever try to fly unless you leave your body
on the otherside,
Never try to die, you ever try to die.
Know, you never think you know why (x3)
Know, ever think you know why,
Know.

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Paul Goulding 0 Dec 10, 2002 07:00 PM

Hurray for boobies and jello.

sorry for the inconvenience but my friend Bob has accidentally bum raped your cat, i feel i should take him to the vet post haste.

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SOAD_666 70 Feb 07, 2003 07:00 PM

Stop down-ratin my tabs u twat try write ur own without TG 4 once

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Yoner 10 Jan 02, 2007 12:22 PM

not it.

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