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    ___________________
   / System of a Down /  I think this song is about people stuck and controlled by the system.
  / Needles          /  The tapeworm is a metaphor for the system, as it sticks to you and drains
 / Toxicity         /  from you. This song is an urging to break free from the system, or you’ll
/__________________/  just end up sitting in your room as and old man, who wasted his life.



Guitar I (C G C F A D) – Electric, Distorted
Guitar II (C G C F A D) – Electric, Crunchier less distorted
Guitar III (D G C F A D) – Acoustic 12-string, Clean


Intro:
 98 bpm
 4/4
 Gtr I
  PM----------------------------------------------------|
  |-----------------3---------------|   |-3-|   |-----------------------3---------------------|
  S S S S 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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9-9p8---|-9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---9p8---|
|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-------7-|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


 Gtr I, 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
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||--5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|
||o-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|
||--5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|
 |-Rhy Fig 1                                            end Rhy Fig 1-|


  |-----------------------3---------------------|   |-----------------------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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------o||
|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------||
|-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-|-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-o||
|-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-|-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0-6p5p0--||
|-Rhy Fig 2                                                                            end Rhy Fig 2-|




Verse:
  Gtr II                                 Gtr I, II   Gtr II
    PM------------------------------|                 PM------------------------------|
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e                 e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
||------------------|------------------||-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------o||-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|------------------||----Rhy----|-----------------|-----------------|
||--5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6--||---Fig 2---|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|
||o-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-o||-----------|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|
||--5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6--||-----------|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6-|




Chorus:
  Gtr I, II
    Q    Q    Q    Q      E +E   E +E   E +E   E +E        E S S E S S E S S E S S  4x
||----------------------|------------------------------||---------------------------||
||o---------------------|-----------------------------o||o-------------------------o||
||----------------------|------------------------------||---------------------------||
||--5---------1---------|-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-6-(6)\--||--5-5h6-3-3h5-6-6h8-5-5-5--||
||o-5---12\---1---12\---|-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-o||o-5-5h6-3-3h5-6-6h8-5-5-5-o||
||--5---12\---1---12\---|-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-6-(6)\-6-(6)\--||--5-5h6-3-3h5-6-6h8-5-5-5--||




Interlude:
 Gtr I, II
Rhy Fig 1 x0,5 + Rhy Fig 2 x0,5




Verse




Chorus




Bridge:
 Gtr II
                                            PM--------------------------------------------------|
                                                    |-3-|                       |-3-|
  W         W         W         W           E S S E S S S E S E S S S   E S S E S S S E S E S S S  6x
|---------|---------|---------|---------||----------------------------|----------------------------||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||o---4p3---4p3p1-------------|---3p2---3p2p0-------------o||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||--0-----0---------0-----0---|-----------------0-----0----||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||--------------------4-----4-|-4-----4-----------4-----4--||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||o---------------6-----6-----|---------------5-----5-----o||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||----------------------------|----------------------------||
|
|Gtr III
| W         W         W         W           H             E S E S S S   H             E S E S S S  6x
|---------|---------|---------|---------||----------------------------|----------------------------||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||o---------------------------|---------------------------o||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||------------------0-----0---|-----------------0-----0----||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||--------------------4-----4-|-------------------4-----4--||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||o---------------6-----6-----|---------------5-----5-----o||
|---------|---------|---------|---------||----------------------------|----------------------------||




Interlude:
 Gtr I, II
Rhy Fig 1 x1 + Rhy Fig 2 x1




Chorus




Outro:
  Gtr I, II
    PM----------------------------|
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||-----------------------------------||---------------|
||o---------------------------------o||---------------|
||-----------------------------------||---Rhy Fig 1---|
||-----------------------------------||------x2-------|
||o-5-5-6-6-8-8-6-6-5-5-3-3-6-6-5-5-o||---------------|
||--5-5-6-6-8-8-6-6-5-5-3-3-6-6-5-5--||---------------|



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Darts 10 Oct 14, 2005 09:12 AM

great tab, sounds perfect!

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feesk8ordie 1,082 Oct 14, 2005 11:34 AM

indeed

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HeatHen 10 Oct 21, 2006 07:58 AM

Did you figure out the meaning of this song by yourself? You're so clever... i have tried to figure out what this song means for so long time...

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