Tabulature for "Paragons of Innocence"
Off the album "The Wake of Magellan"
Written by Savatage

Transcribed by Asil Mumcu mumcu@rocketmail.com


Bass intro(x4) 
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|--0--0--3--0--5--5--0----5-3-0-3--|


Riff 1-                                 x3                 -End Riff 1
e|---------------------------------------||-------------------|
B|---------------------------------------||-------------------|
G|-o-----------------------------------o-||-------------------|
D|-o-----------------------------------o-||--5-----5-----5----|
A|---------5-----7--7--------------------||--3--5--3--5--3-5--|
E|---0--0--3--0--5--5--0----5-3-0-3------||-----3-----3----3--|
   PM-----|  PM       PM------------|

 w/Riff1 (x2)       (The C & G chords are played with keyboard)
(C)DAY 
(G)INTO NIGHT 
(C)INTO DAY
   INTO I DON'T KNOW YOU ANYMORE

.. BUT I STAND
   WHERE YOU SAY
   THINKING ALL THE TIME YOU PLANNED IT


Riff 2- (x2)                                   |-1---------| |-2-------  -End Riff 2
e|----------------------------------------------------------|--------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------|--------------
G|-o-------------------------------5---5---5-----5---5----o-|--------------
D|-o--8---8---8-----8---8----------5-5-------5-----5------o-|-5-5-----5-5--
A|----8-8-------8-----8------------3-----------3------------|-3-3-----3-3--
E|----6-----------6-----------------------------------------|--------------
  YOU'VE BEEN GONE AWAY TOO LONG   LEAVING US TO CARRY ON
  THOUGH IN TRUTH YOU NEVER TRIED  JUST STEPPED  BACK          AND WATCHED THE SLIDE


Chorus                 x3
e|----------------------||-----------------------------
B|----------------------||-----------------------------
G|----------------------||-----------------------------
D|-5--6-5-6-5-----------||----3-----------------3-3-3--
A|-3----------6--3------||----1-----------------1-1-1--
E|----------------------||-----------------------------
  PARAGONS OF INNOCENCE       FROM THE OTHER SIDE
  QUESTIONING OF YOUR INTENT
  NEVER QUITE SURE WHAT YOU MEANT

                       x3
e|----------------------||---------------------------
B|----------------------||---------------------------
G|----------------------||---------------------------
D|-5--6-5-6-5-----------||----3----------------------
A|-3----------6--3------||----1----------------------
E|----------------------||---------------------------
  MOMENTS ON THE CAROUSEL     ALL THROUGHOUT THE RIDE
  MUST ADMIT WE RIDE IT WELL
  AND THE HORSES NEVER TELL


                                                     End of Chorus
e|-------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------------------
D|-3------------------3--------------3-------------------
A|-1------------------1--------------1-------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------
  THAT NO ONE LEAVES  NO ONE LEAVES  NO ONE LEAVES...  


Interlude1:

 w/Riff 1 (x1) (Gtr 1)
  Gtr 2: 
e|------------------------------------|------------------
B|------------------------------------|------------------
G|------------------------10-9--------|------------------
D|--------------/10-9~---------10-9---|-5-----5-----5----
A|-7~~--9-10--------------------------|-3--5--3--5--3-5--
E|------------------------------------|----3-----3----3--
 ALIVE!


 w/Riff 1 (x2)
   TIME 
   ON MY HANDS 
   SLIPS AWAY
   TILL I JUST DON'T FEEL IT ANYMORE

   THINKING BACK 
   WHEN I CAN
   TO THE TIME WHEN IT BEGAN WITH

 w/Riff 2 
  BITS OF DREAMS ALL IN A LINE  AND SOMEHOW WE MISSED THE SIGNS
  THAT IT ALL WAS NEVER REAL    AND IN TRUTH A FATAL DEAL

 w/Chorus  (PARAGONS OF INNOCENCE  QUESTIONING OF YOUR INTENT...)


Riff 3-                   -End Riff 3
                            x4
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-o------------------------o-|
D|-o--5-------5-------3-----o-|
A|----5-------5-------5-------|
E|----3--0-0--3--0-0--3-0-----|
        PM--|   PM--|   PM
  ALIVE

 (NOTE: I used to play a Bb5 chord here(Riff3).But G5 chord is better.
  Thanks to Justin Rohde  for his correction.)


 w/Riff 3 (x3)
  THERE ALWAYS COMES A TIME
  WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
  YOU KNOW YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT
  BUT YOU DO IT ANYWAY
  AND WHEN HE HAD THAT TIME
  WHEN HE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED TO
  HE QUICKLY PLACED HIS ORDER
  THOUGH HE NEVER THOUGHT HE'D PAY

  BUT THE LINES TURNED TO LIES
  AND THE LIES TURNED TO TANGLES
  AND YOU'RE PALE AS A CADAVER
  THOUGH YOU THINK IT DOESN'T SHOW
  SO YOU LIVE WITH THE LIES
  AND THE FRIENDS THAT IT GATHERS
  BUT SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HEART YOU KNOW YOU
  GOT TO LET IT
  GOT TO LET IT

 w/Riff 2 
  GOT TO LET IT (7x2=14 times)
  YOU GOT TO LET IT

 w/Chorus  (PARAGONS OF INNOCENCE  QUESTIONING OF YOUR INTENT...)


Riff 4-            -End Riff 4
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-o---------------o-|
D|-o---------------o-|
A|----5-----3--------|
E|-------3-5---------| (x16)


Riff 5-            x9                      -End Riff 5
e|-------------------|------------------------
B|-------------------|------------------------
G|-o---------------o-|------------------------
D|-o------5--7-----o-|------5--4-------2------
A|----5-7-3--5-------|--5-7-3--2-------0------
E|----3-5------------|--3-5-------------------

1,2,3,4... (Drummer counts to 4 with ride cymbal)

Interlude2:

 w/Riff 1(The first bar)(16x) (Gtr 1) ----> *(The last bar:C/G/C/G/C/G)(x2)
  
  Gtr 2:(x4)                  |-1,2,3-----------------------| *|-4-------
e|------------------------------------------------------------|------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------|------------
G|-o----------------------------------10-9------10-9--------o-|-10-9-------
D|-o--------------/10--9~---10b(11)9-------10-9------10-9---o-|------10-9--
A|---7~~--9-10------------------------------------------------|------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------|------------

End:
e|-------------
B|-------------
G|-------------
D|--2---------
A|--2----------
E|--0----------fade out

Keyboard outro...fade out...


*Well that's all.If I had any mistakes please e-mail me.
Corrections are still welcome! :)
Thanks to Justin Rohde  for Riff3's correction.
Asil Mumcu  mumcu@rocketmail.com
June 98  ANKARA/TURKEY
Updated by me on 16/05/99 (More corrections)