Song: The Sky Is Fallin

Band: Queens Of The Stone Age
Composed By: Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri

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																				This is a beautiful song off of Songs for the Deaf. I haven't seen one decent tab for
this song on this site, so i'll do my best.  

Tuning: 1/2 step down
Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,eb 

Pre Verse: Guitar w/slight distortion (along with vocal harmony) 
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Slide (lap steel if you have one) 
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Guitar Continued
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Slide
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Guitar Cont. (heavy distortion enters at this point)
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Verse: Heavy Distortion
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|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| 2x without vox

 
          The      Sky  is  Fallin' 
  Run     Has      Left  Me Crawlin'   
  Sun       All in a    Moment I   Noticed
  Day        I Payed  Attention
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|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

  Hu---------man------    Race        That-- We--
  Star-------ing-----     Straight    At--- the-- 
  Every-------Dog----     Has----     His
  Caused------Me------    So-------   Much---- De-       
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|-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

Slide Lead 
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Pre Chorus
 -lay          For so Long              I Saw              Only
  But Now          To Remind      It's a Waste             of   
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 Slide 
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|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--| second time through the the 9/7 part 2x longer
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Chorus

  Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are   
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|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

 Fallin'------
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 2x

Pre Verse
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Verse: Heavy Distortion
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|-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| 2x without vox

          I  Wan--ted   Something--- 
  Know     It's  Hard---      Deflecting 
  Throw      All in a    Moment I   Noticed
  Behind     On   Wasted      Useless
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  No---------thing----    Blank       I Don't          
  Sto-----nes Are----     Ea-----sy   to 
  Hou---------rs-----     Days---     Left----  
  Self--------ish------   None---     of a-        
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|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

Slide Lead 
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2nd Pre Chorus
 -Kind        For So Long              I Saw               Only 
  
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 Slide 
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 Wrong            But Now-------              To Re-
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 -mind                  Not to  Go               Back to the  
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 Low                  That has Drained---------My   Life------- So-----      
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 Long                  That has... 
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|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--| 

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* after "long it repeats 3x without change, the next part is the 4th time, which does change

  Drai-------ned   My----------
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2nd Chorus

  Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are   
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 Fallin'------
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 4x

Interlude/Solo (another guitar enters to play the lead)

*there are two guitars playing lead here, one with really low fuzzy distortion, the
other a lighter distortion with low tone, but i can't distingiush the fuzzy solo enough
to do the whole thing since the mix is so low, so i'm going to add in whatever licks i
can hear from the quieter solo
 
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3rd Chorus
Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are   
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--| 

 Fallin'------
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 2x

 Close    Your Eyes  and See the Skies Are 
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|-2h4-5p4-2--2h4-5p4-2--2h4-5p4-2--2h4-5p4-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--|

Fallin'------
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|-2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--2p0-2h4-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--| 2x

the end. this is a great song. the trickiest part are the vocals, these are some of J
Ho's best

View Just Lyrics...

The sky is falling
Human race that we run
It left me crawling
Staring straight at the sun
Only a moment I notice
Every dog has his day
I paid attention
Cost me so much to today

For so long
I saw only wrong
But now to remind
It's a waste of time

Close your eyes and see the skies are falling

I wanted something
Nothing blank I don't know
It's all deflecting
Stones are easy to throw
Only a moment I notice
Hours, days left behind
Of wasted, useless
Selfless, none of a kind

For so long
I saw only wrong
But now to remind
Not to go back to the low
That has drained my life so low
That has drained my life so low
That has drained my life so low

Close your eyes and see the skies are falling

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Songs for the Deaf

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Polydor Song Duration on Album: 5:47 Album Duration: 59:19

    Release Date: August 27, 2002

    Moods: Crunchy, Aggressive, Brash, Brooding, Cathartic, Druggy, Gloomy, Nocturnal, Raucous, Stylish, Urgent, Visceral, Volatile, Fiery, Hypnotic, Intense, Rousing

    Styles: Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Stoner Metal

    Themes: Cool & Cocky, Guys Night Out, Hanging Out, Late Night

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