"Sound of Pulling Heaven Down
" by Blue October
(Transcription by AggiePhil--phil@phildorsett.com)


Notes:
• This is a pretty heavy song without an actual acoustic guitar part, but I play it on one anyway. This first tab is geared toward being played on an acoustic. However, if you have an electric guitar and want to play it on that, I have included a set of alternate "Power Chord Tabs" down at the bottom.



Intro ("It was a midnight...")
(Downdward strum)
• Use a distortion pedal if you have one

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
g|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
D|-------10-------2--------3--------5--------
A|-------10-------2--------3--------5--------
E|-------8--------0--------1--------3--------
---------C5-------E5-------F5-------G5-------



Verse ("I assemble all the sand that cover wedding beaches...")
(Strum)

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------1--------0--------3--------3--------
g|-------0--------0--------2--------0--------
D|-------2--------2--------0--------0--------
A|-------3--------2--------0--------2--------
E|-------x--------x--------x--------3--------
---------C--------Em-------D--------G--------



Chorus part 1 ("I'm reaching farther than I ever have before...")
(Strum)
• "x" denotes a muted strum to be played after two strums


e|-------x----x----x----x----x--------x----x----x----x----x--------
b|-------1----x----3----x----1--------1----x----3----x----1--------
g|-------2----x----0----x----2--------2----x----0----x----2--------
D|-------3----x----0----x----2--------3----x----0----x----2--------
A|-------3----x----2----x----0--------3----x----2----x----0--------
E|-------x----x----3----x----x--------x----x----3----x----x--------
---------F---------G---------Am-------F---------G---------Am-------



Chorus part 2 ("I may be some sort of crazy...")
(Strum)
• "x" denotes a muted strum to be played after two strums
• G chord strums and 2nd to last F chord strums come in on up beats
• C chord at the end gets a single strum and let ring

e|-------x----x----x--------x----x----x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------1----x----3--------0----x----1--------1--------3--------1--------
g|-------2----x----0--------0----x----2--------2--------0--------0--------
D|-------3----x----0--------2----x----3--------3--------0--------2--------
A|-------3----x----2--------2----x----3--------3--------2--------3--------
E|-------x----x----3--------x----x----x--------x--------3--------x--------
---------F---------G--------Em--------F--------F--------G--------C--------



Repeat Verse


Repeat Chorus



Bridge ("You make the sound of pulling heaven down...")
(Strum)
• Tacit (silent) until "You make the sound...you make the sound...of pulling heaven down..."
• Crescendo throughout
• "x" denotes a muted strum to be played after two strums
• G chord strums and 2nd to last F chord strums come in on up beats
• C chord at the end gets a single strum and let ring

e|-------x----x----x--------x----x----x--------x--------x--------
b|-------1----x----3--------0----x----1--------1--------3--------
g|-------2----x----0--------0----x----2--------2--------0--------
D|-------3----x----0--------2----x----3--------3--------0--------
A|-------3----x----2--------2----x----3--------3--------2--------
E|-------x----x----3--------x----x----x--------x--------3--------
---------F---------G--------Em--------F--------F--------G--------



Repeat Chorus Twice, then end on Am chord & let ring














Alternate Power Chord Tab



Intro ("It was a midnight...")
(Downdward strum)
• Use a distortion pedal if you have one

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
g|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
D|-------10-------2--------3--------5--------
A|-------10-------2--------3--------5--------
E|-------8--------0--------1--------3--------
---------C5-------E5-------F5-------G5-------



Verse ("I assemble all the sand that cover wedding beaches...")
(Downward strum)

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
g|-------x--------x--------7--------x--------
D|-------10-------2--------7--------5--------
A|-------10-------2--------5--------5--------
E|-------8--------0--------5--------3--------
---------C5-------E5------D/A-------G5-------



Chorus part 1 ("I'm reaching farther than I ever have before...")
(Strum)
• "x" denotes a muted strum to be played after two strums


e|-------x----x----x----x----x--------x----x----x----x----x--------
b|-------x----x----x----x----x--------x----x----x----x----x--------
g|-------2----x----4----x----x--------2----x----4----x----x--------
D|-------3----x----5----x----7--------3----x----5----x----7--------
A|-------3----x----5----x----7--------3----x----5----x----7--------
E|-------1----x----3----x----5--------1----x----3----x----5--------
---------F---------G---------A5-------F---------G---------A5-------



Chorus part 2 ("I may be some sort of crazy...")
(Strum)
• "x" denotes a muted strum to be played after two strums
• G chord strums and 2nd to last F chord strums come in on up beats
• C5 chord at the end gets a single strum and let ring

e|-------x----x----x--------x----x----x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------x----x----x--------0----x----x--------x--------3--------x--------
g|-------2----x----4--------0----x----2--------2--------0--------x--------
D|-------3----x----5--------2----x----3--------3--------0--------10-------
A|-------3----x----5--------2----x----3--------3--------2--------10-------
E|-------1----x----3--------x----x----1--------1--------3--------8--------
---------F---------G--------Em--------F--------F--------G--------C5-------



Repeat Verse


Repeat Chorus



Bridge ("You make the sound of pulling heaven down...")
(Strum)
• "x" denotes a muted strum to be played after two strums
• G chord strums and 2nd to last F chord strums come in on up beats
• C5 chord at the end gets a single strum and let ring

e|-------x----x----x--------x----x----x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------x----x----x--------0----x----x--------x--------3--------x--------
g|-------2----x----4--------0----x----2--------2--------0--------x--------
D|-------3----x----5--------2----x----3--------3--------0--------10-------
A|-------3----x----5--------2----x----3--------3--------2--------10-------
E|-------1----x----3--------x----x----1--------1--------3--------8--------
---------F---------G--------Em--------F--------F--------G--------C5-------


Repeat Chorus Twice, then end on Am5 (5775xx) chord & let ring