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Read Between the Lies  Slayer

From their fine album 'South of Heaven'
Tabbed by:
Since none of the riffs in this song venture into the two first strings, i
will omit them.
I didn't bother with designating palm muting. I'm sure you can all tell
when a note should be muted.
I didn't even attempt to do the solo. I'm sure the delay on Hanneman's
guitar would drive me crazy if I tried to figure it out.
As usual, guitars are tuned to Eb. For interest's sake, Hanneman has the
left stereo channel and King the right channel (also as usual).
Time signatures change once or twice in this tune. Changes look like this:
 |------| For those of you who don't know, 9/8 is simply a normal
 |9:----| 4-beat measure with an extra half-beat added to the end. 

|8:----| Listen to the song and you'll understand.
 |-----|-/---| This means 'repeat the last two measures'

Generally one dash is a sixteenth note in length. So ---- is one beat.
Oh, and I've included the lyrics with each riff so you can scream along
whilst you play. Otherwise it's just not as annoying to people around

Tempo 187 bpm
Intro (Both Gtrs)
/== 1..4 ==============================\
 Gb ||-------------|--------------------|------------------||--
 Db ||*-2:---------|4:------1-----1-----|-1-----1-----1---*||--
 Ab ||*-4:-2-3-6-5-|4:------1-----1-----|-1-----1-----1---*||--
 Eb ||-----0-1-4-3-|----0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0---0-0---0--||-- 

/== 5 =====================================\
 Gb --|--------------------|----------------------|
 Db --|4:------1-----1-----|9:--1-----1-----1-----|
 Ab --|4:------1-----1-----|8:--1-----1-----1-----|
 Eb --|----0-0---0-0---0-0-|------0-0---0-0---0-0-|
 Gb |--Left Gtr----------|-----------------|------------|-/---------|
 Db |4:------------------|-7-6-------6-5~--|----------*-|/----------|
 Ab |4:--------7-8-----8-|---------7-------|-----------/|-*---------|
 Eb |----0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0---------|----------/-|-----------| 

| | | | |
 Gb |--Right Gtr---------|-----------------|------------|-----------|
 Db |4:------------------|-----------------|------------|-----------|
 Ab |4:--2---------------|-----------------|2-----------|-----------|
 Eb |----0-------24\\\\\\|\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|0-----------|-----------| 

Riff A1
 Gb |-----------------|-----------------|
 Db |-----------------|-7-6-------6-5~--|
 Ab |-------7-8-----8-|---------7-------|
 Eb |-0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0---------| 

Both Gtrs play Riff A1 4x with lyrics:
Evangelist you claim god speaks through you
Your restless mouth full of lies gains popularity
You care not for the old that suffer
When empty pockets cry from hunger
Riff A2
 Gb |--Left Gtr-------|-7-6-------6-5~--|
 Db |-------7-8-----8-|---------7-------|
 Ab |-----------------|-----------------|
 Eb |-0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0---------| 

| | |
 Gb |--Right Gtr------|-----------------|
 Db |-----------------|-7-6-------6-5~--|
 Ab |-------7-8-----8-|---------7-------|
 Eb |-0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0---------| 

Both Gtrs play Riff A2 4x:
Penniless from their generosity
Sharing their money to quench your greed
Searching for the answers to their prayers
The cry their last wish of need
Riff B
 Gb |-----------------|-----------------|
 Db |-----------------|-----------------|
 Ab |-6-------6-------|-6---------------|
 Eb |-6---0-0-6---0-0-|-6---0-0-0-0-3/6-| this slide should end at the 

next |-6-| chord
Both Gtrs play Riff B 4x: |-6-|
Save Me!
Both Gtrs play Riff A1 again 4x:
His spirit lives and breathes in me
The almighty transformed to your screen
The meanings lost in its translation
No holy words describe his deception
Riff A3
 Gb |--Left Gtr-------|-----------------|
 Db |-----------------|-7-6-------6-5~--|
 Ab |-------7-8-----8-|---------7-------|
 Eb |-0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0---------| 

| | |
 Gb |--Right Gtr------|-5-4-------4-3~--|
 Db |-------5-6-----6-|---------5-------|
 Ab |-----------------|-----------------|
 Eb |-0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0---------| 

Both Gtrs play Riff A3 4x:
You say you'll help us find the lord
Tell me preacher how do you know
A simple quest for a simple savior
To lead us through our final prayer
On the fourth repeat Right Gtr does a quick little slide
into the chorus.
Both Gtrs play Riff B 4x:
Save Me!
Then Both Gtrs play Riff B again 4x:
Send your donations
Contribute to the cause
Your righteous reward?
Praise the lord, praise god
is what you wish to sell
There is no Heaven
Without a Hell
Riff C1 (Careful with the rhythm)




Now, while Hanneman solos:
Right Gtr plays Riff C1 4x
Riff C2 (moved up 1 note)




Right Gtr plays Riff C2 2x
Back to the verses:
Both Gtrs play Riff C1 4x:
In your mind's eye could you
Truly believe
That by giving you can save your soul
Could you be so naive
You heal the sick
Raise the dead
You blind the congregation
With the things you say
Both Gtrs play Riff C2:
Religious blackmail a deceit of trust
That death will come and all will be lost
Both Gtrs play Riff C1 2x:
Can you hear the serpent's call
Look deep in those deceiving eyes
Ignore the writing on the wall
You should read between the lies.
Then, Gtr 2 stays silent while Gtr 1 plays Riff A1
Then both Gtrs play Riff A1 8x:
When doubt subsides his honesty
An inquiry, is it blasphemy?
Impure the soul, that's made to suffer
No sermons left to hide or cover
An empty promise, lie unfulfilled
To steal a dream or get it killed
They claim your trip to heavens nearby
You may believe it, but Satan wouldn't lie.
Interlude (Both Gtrs) /== 1 =============\/== 2 ======\
 Gb ||--------7---------|------------------||------------|
 Db ||*---------8-----7-|-8-------7-------*||2:--8-------|
 Ab ||*-----------------|---9-------8-7~--*||4:----9-----|
 Eb ||--0-0-0-----0-0---|-----0-0----------||--------0-0-| 

After the quick interlude, simply repeat the intro. The song ends just
before going into the 5th ending.

Wow, what a kickass song. I have to go listen to it now.
Another song that kicks ass that I've never seen a tab for is the next
song on South of Heaven, 'Cleanse the Soul'. I'll tab it up really soon.
E-mail me with any concerns, questions, requests, corrections...

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