System Of A Down:

: System Of A Down - "Prison Song"










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Prison Song

System Of A Down



Album: Toxicity
Transcribed by: Sergio Moreno
Email: stangaddict@hotmail.com

This song is mainly played with distortion. It sounds like Daron also
uses some other effects on the riff he plays during the verses.

The asterisks (*) mean that the measures enclosed are repeated. If you
have any comments, suggestions, or want to point out a mistake, please
email me.

The tuning for this song is as follows:
C#
G#
E
B
F#
B

|------|------------------|---------------------|-----|
|------|------------------|---------------------|-----|
|------|*-----------------|-------------4-4-4-4-|----*|
|------|*-----------------|-------------4-4-4-4-|----*|
|-1----|--1-2-4-2-1-2-4-2-|-1-2-4-2-1-2-2-2-2-2-|-----|
|-1----|--1-2-4-2-1-2-4-2-|-1-2-4-2-1-2---------|-----|
intro               repeat once

-----------------|---------|---------------|
-----------------|---------|---------------|
-----------------|---------|-------4-4-4-4-|
-----------------|---------|-------4-4-4-4-|
-1-2-4-2-1-2-4-2-|-1-2-4-2-|-------2-2-2-2-|
-1-2-4-2-1-2-4-2-|-1-2-4-2-|---------------|
                             pause

|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|*-----------------------------|----------------------4-4-4-4*|
|*-----------------------------|----------------------4-4-4-4*|
|-1-2-1-4-1-2-1--1-2-1-4-1-2-1-|-1-2-1-4-1-2-1--1-2-1-2-2-2-2-|
|-1-2-1-4-1-2-1--1-2-1-4-1-2-1-|-1-2-1-4-1-2-1--1-2-1---------|
Riff 1  repeat once  (this riff played for chorus as well)

|----------------|---------------------|-------|
|----------------|---------------------|-------|
|----------------|-------------4-4-4-4-|-------|
|----------------|-------------4-4-4-4-|-------|
|--1-4-2-1-2-4-2-|-1-2-4-2-1-2-2-2-2-2-|-------|
|--1-4-2-1-2-4-2-|-1-2-4-2-1-2---------|-------|
                                        (riff 1)

|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|---------------|
|--4-------4---|---4-------4---|
|2---2---2---2-|-2---2---2---2-|
|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|---------------|
Riff 2 played during verses

|---------------|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----4---------4-----|-----------------|
|------------4--|-------4---------4---|*----------------|
|------------4--|---------4---------4-|*----------------|
|-1--2--1----2--|-----------2-1-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-1--2--1-------|---------------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
"for you and me..... for baby you and me..."

---------------------|--------------|-----------------------|
---------------------|--------------|-----------------------|
--------------------*|-*------------|----------------------*|
--------------------*|-*------------|----------------------*|
1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0--|--1-1---1-1-1-|-1-1-1--1-1-1-0-0-0-0--|
1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0--|--1-1---1-1-1-|-1-1-1--1-1-1-0-0-0-0--|
                        "war research and successful..."



Prison Song


They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,

Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids,
Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids,

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood,

Nearly 2 million Americans are incarcerated
In the prison system, prison system,
Prison system of the U.S.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison, (for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system. (for you and me to live in)

Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All our taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood,

The percentage of Americans in the prison system
Prison system, has doubled since 1985,

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison, (for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system. (for you and me to live in)
For you and I, for you and I , for you and I.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me.

All research and successful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased,
And law enforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences,
All research and successful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased,
And law enforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences.

Utilizing drugs to pay for secret wars around the world,
Drugs are now your global policy,
Now you police the globe,

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch,
Right here in Hollywood,

Drug money is used to rig elections,
And train brutal corporate sponsored
Dictators around the world.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison, (for you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system. (for you and me to live in)
For you and I, for you and I , for you and I.
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me.