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Virus Tabs (ver.2)

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                VIRUS
Written by Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Janick Gers and Blaze Bailey.
Performed by IRON MAIDEN.
Taken from the single VIRUS.
Appears also on the album BEST OF THE BEAST.


NOTE:
There are two version's of this song.
One is only 4 min while the other is 6 min.
I have transcribed the longer version.

Riff 1:
E-------------------|
B-------------------|
G---------------2---|
D-------4-----0-----|
A-----2-------------|
E---0-----3---------|

Riff 2:(First guitar)
Rape of the mind is a social disorder
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G-------------------------------|
D--5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5---7--|
A--3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---5--|
E-------------------------------|

The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G-------------------------------|
D--5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5---7--|
A--3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---5--|
E-------------------------------|

Riff 2:(Second guitar)
Rape of the mind is a social disorder
E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A--13-12-10-13---12---10-13-12-10-13---12--|
E------------------------------------------|

The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order
E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A--13-12-10-13---12---10-13-12-10-13---12--|
E------------------------------------------|

Riff 3:
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|
D------9----------------12-9--|------9----------------12-9--|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----12--9----------------|
D------9----------------12-9--|--------------------------9--|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|
D------9----------------12-9--|------9----------------12-9--|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

E----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------10--|--12-----10-10---------------|
G--9-----9-11-12--11--12-----|-----------------------------|
D------9---------------------|-----------------------------|
A----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E----------------------------|-----------------------------|

Verse:
1.When every good thing's laid to waste By all the jealousy and hate
2.Without a conscience they destroy And that's a thing that they enjoy
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D--9-------------------------5-5-5--|--5--------------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   By all the acid wit and rapier lies
   They're a sickness that's in all our minds
E-----------------------------------|------------------|
B-----------------------------------|------------------|
G-----------------------------------|--7---------9-----|
D--7--------------------------------|--5-----7---7-----|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--------5---------|
E-----------------------------------|------------------|

   And every time you think you're safe And when you go to turn away
   They want to sink the ship and leave The way they laugh at you and me
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D--9-------------------------5-5-5--|--5--------------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   You know they're sharpening all their paper knives
   You know it happens all the time
E-----------------------------------|------------------|
B-----------------------------------|------------------|
G-----------------------------------|--7---------9-----|
D--7--------------------------------|--5-----7---7-----|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--------5---------|
E-----------------------------------|------------------|

Chorus:
         All in your mind    All in your head
         All in your mind    All in your head
E-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|--------------------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D--9-----12---11--7---5---|--12----11--7---9---|
A--7-----10---9---5---3---|--10----9---5---7---|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

   Try to relate it
   Try to escape it
E------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D--12---11--7---5-----7--------|
A--10---9---5---3-----5--------|
E------------------------------|

Riff 4:
E-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|
D--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|
A--5---5---5---5-5---5--|--3---3---3---3-3---3--|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|

E-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G--9---9---9---9-9---9--|--7---7---7---7-7---7--|
D--9---9---9---9-9---9--|--7---7---7---7-7---7--|
A--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|

Solo:
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

Songstructure:
Riff 1 (20 times)
Riff 2
Riff 1 (16 times)
Riff 2
Riff 1 (8 times)
Riff 2
Riff 1 (8 times)
Riff 3
Verse 1
Chorus (2 times)
Verse 2
Chorus (2 times)
Riff 4 (14 times)
Riff 1 (3 times)

Lyrics:

There's an evil virus that's threatening mankind
Not state of the art, a serious state of the mind
A menace to society, a social disease

Rape of the mind is a social disorder
The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order

Watching beginnings of social decay
Gloating or sneering at life's disarray
Eating away at your own self esteem
Pouncing on every word that you might be saying

Rape of the mind is a social disorder
The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order

Superficially smiling a shake of the hand
As soon as the back is turned treachery is planned

Rape of the mind is a social disorder
The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order

Watching beginnings of social deacy
Gloating or sneering...at life's disarray

When every good thing's laid to waste
By all the jealousy and hate
By all the acid wit and rapier lies

And every time you think you're safe
And when you go to turn away
You know they're sharpening all their paper knives

All in your mind
All in your head
Try to relate it

All in your mind
All in your head
Try to escape it

Without a conscience they destroy
And that's a thing that they enjoy
They're a sickness that's in all our minds

They want to sink the ship and leave
The way they laugh at you and me
You know it happens all the time

All in your mind
All in your head
Try to relate it

All in your mind
All in your head
Try to escape it

The rats in the cellar you know who you are...
Or do you?

Watching beginnings of social decay...


OSKAR WIGREN 1997-02-06
            
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