Under the Surface Tabs & Lyrics by Neurosis

Under the Surface

guitar tabs lyrics

Neurosis

Album : Times of Grace post-metal PlayStop


What, no Neurosis tabs?! Well, their chords are sometimes hard to figure
out--they don't use pure power chords most of the time. Here's Under the
Surface from the Times of Grace album. It took me about 2 hours to figure it
out and type it up. Enjoy.

Neurosis - Under the Surface

Natural harmonics on 14th fret:

(Part A)

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|*------------------------------------------------*|
D|*------------------------------------------------*|
A|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . . (dots represent 1/8 notes)
^^ ^^ ^^

The ^ are accents. Play these notes a bit louder than the rest. This part
has a ton of distortion, so these harmonics ring well.

These chords fall on the accents above (keep playing part A):

(Part B)
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|*-7-----------------------------------7----------| Gtr. 1
|*-7-----------------------------------7----------|
|--5----------------------------------------------|
|--6----------------------------------------------|
| . . . . . . . . |
| |
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|*-7-----------------------------------7----------| Gtr. 2
|*-7-----------------------------------7----------|
|--5-----------------------------------5----------|
|--6-----------------------------------6----------|
. . . . . . . .


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-(7)---------------------------------------------| Gtr. 1
|-(7)---------------------------------------------| (held from
|-------------------------------------------------| previous measure)
|-------------------------------------------------|
| . . . . . . . . |
| |
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--3------------------3----------------3----------| Gtr. 2
|--5------------------5----------------5----------|
|--5------------------5----------------5----------|
|--3------------------3----------------3----------|
. . . . . . . .


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--6------------------6----------------6----------| Gtr. 1 & 2
|--7------------------7----------------7----------|
|--7------------------7----------------7----------|
|--5------------------5----------------5----------|
. . . . . . . .


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--10-----------------10---------------10--------*| Gtr. 1 & 2
|--7------------------7----------------7---------*|
|--8------------------8----------------8----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .

Part B plays 4 times, then:

(with part A):

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|*------------------------------------------------|
|*------------------------------------------------|
|-/8~~~-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-/10~~~----------------------------------------\-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . . (slide down to next note)


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-4~~~--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------*|
|------------------------------------------------*|
|-5~~~--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .

Play that 4 times, then part B again 4 times, then:

(Part C)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|*-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D|*-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .
^^ ^^ ^^


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
D|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .
^^ ^^ ^^


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|
D|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .
^ ^ ^


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-*|
D|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-*|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .
^ ^ ^


Repeat that 4 times, then this at a slower tempo (-1077945912s an eighth rest):

(Part D)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|*-7-----------------------7-----7-----|
D|*-7-----------------------7-----7-----|
A|--5-----------------------5-----5-----|
E|--6-----------------------6-----6-----|
. . . . . . . .


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-----------------------3-----3-----|
D|--5-----------------------5-----5-----|
A|--5-----------------------5-----5-----|
E|--3-----------------------3-----3-----|
. . . . . . . .



e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-----------------------6-----6-----|
D|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
A|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
E|--5-----------------------5-----5-----|
. . . . . . . .



e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--10----------------------10---------------------*|
D|--7-----------------------7----------------------*|
A|--8-----------------------8-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .


That repeats 8 times, then all instruments cut out except for a single
guitar playing heavily distorted and reverbed "volume swell" notes, and a
sparse bass drum. If you really care, the notes are a freestyle mix of A, F,
and D (string 2 fret 10, string 3 fret 10, and string 1 fret 10,
respectively). After a while, play part C and double it an octave lower with
Gtr. 2 ("Your shell is hollow / Your shell is hollow / So am I / The rest
will follow / The rest will follow / So will I / So will I"). Then the
outro:

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|*-------------------------------------------------| (Gtr. 1, 2 & 3)
D|*-7-----------------------7-----7-----|
A|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
E|--5-----------------------5-----6-----|
. . . . . . . .


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------| (Gtr. 1, 2 & 3)
D|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
A|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
E|--5-----------------------5-----6-----|
. . . . . . . .


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------| (Gtr. 1, 2 & 3)
D|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
A|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
E|--5-----------------------5-----6-----|
. . . . . . . .


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------| (Gtr. 1 & 2)
D|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
A|--7-----------------------7-----7-----|
E|--5-----------------------5-----6-----|
| . . . . . . . . |
| |
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-----------------------3----------------------*| (Gtr. 3)
D|--5-----------------------5----------------------*|
A|--5-----------------------5-----------------------|
E|--3-----------------------3-----------------------|
. . . . . . . .


Repeat 8 times, then end with:

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------| (Gtr. 1, 2 & 3)
D|--7-----------------------------------------------| (hold for several
A|--7-----------------------------------------------| measures)
E|--5-----------------------------------------------|
. . . . . . . .


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