Rush: Armageddon
From the album Hemispheres (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1978 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Updated by Tony Kennedy (bonkrz@yahoo.com, tkennedy@buckeye.com)

Transcribed by Jimmy Pena, Blake Butterworth, Tony Zimmerman, Branden
Robinson, Tony Kennedy, and C. D. Bruce

e:----------------------|---------------|---------------------|
B:----------------------|---------------|---------------------|
G:--4--4-------------7~-|-4--4----------|o--7--7----------10-o|
D:--4-----4--4---5~--7~-|-4----4---4--5~|o--7----7-7-8~---10-o|
A:----------------------|---------------|---------------8~----|
E:----------------------|---------------|---------------------|

e:----------------------|---------------|---------------------|
B:----------------------|---------------|---------------------|
G:--4--4-------------7~-|-4--4----------|o--7--7----------10-o|
D:--4-----4--4---5~--7~-|-4----4---4--5~|o--7----7-7-8~---10-o|
A:----------------------|---------------|---------------8~----|
E:----------------------|---------------|---------------------|


e:--0~---0------|-0~---0------|--------------------------------------|
B:--0~-----0----|-0~-----0----|-------1~--1~--1~---------------------|
G:--6~----------|-0~----------|---2~--0~--2~--0~---------------------|
D:--7~----------|-2~----------|---3~--2~--2~--2~---------------------|
A:--7~----------|-3~----------|---3~--3~--0~--3~---------------------|
E:--5~----------|-------------|---1~--3~--1~--3~---------------------|


[Guitar Interlude] - play the whole thing twice

e:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G:--4--2--0-----------------0--2--0-----|--4--2--0----------------------|
D:-----------4--2--0--2--4-----------4--|-----------4--2--0--2--4--2--0-|
A:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

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

(end interlude)


e:--0~---0------|-0~---0------|--------------------------------------|
B:--0~-----0----|-0~-----0----|-------1~--1~--1~---------------------|
G:--6~----------|-0~----------|---2~--0~--2~--0~---------------------|
D:--7~----------|-2~----------|---3~--2~--2~--2~---------------------|
A:--7~----------|-3~----------|---3~--3~--0~--3~---------------------|
E:--5~----------|-------------|---1~--3~--1~--3~---------------------|


The Universe devided...
                           3x
e----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G--4-4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4--7-7-7-o|-------------------------------|
D--4-------4-------5-------7------o|-------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                   2x
e------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7----10-10-o|-----------------------------|
D--7-------7-------8-------10-------o|-----------------------------|
A------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

Our world was torn asunder...

e:--0~---0------|-0~---0------|--------------------------------------|
B:--0~-----0----|-0~-----0----|-------1~--1~--1~---------------------|
G:--6~----------|-0~----------|---2~--0~--2~--0~---------------------|
D:--7~----------|-2~----------|---3~--2~--2~--2~---------------------|
A:--7~----------|-3~----------|---3~--3~--0~--3~---------------------|
E:--5~----------|-------------|---1~--3~--1~--3~---------------------|



e:--------0--------|---------0--------|--------0-------|-------0------|
B:------------0----|--------------0---|------------0---|-----------0--|
G:o---------3-----o|o----------3-----o|o---------8----o|o--------8---o|
D:o---------------o|o----------------o|o--------------o|o------------o|
A:--4--4-----------|---4--4-----------|---9--9---------|--9--9--------|
E:--2--2-----------|---2--2-----------|---7--7---------|--7--7--------|


Some fought themselves...
                               3x
e----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G--4-4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4--7-7-7-o|-------------------------------|
D--4-------4-------5-------7------o|-------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                   2x
e------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7----10-10-o|-----------------------------|
D--7-------7-------8-------10-------o|-----------------------------|
A------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

Their Spirits were divided....
e:--0~---0------|-0~---0------|--------------------------------------|
B:--0~-----0----|-0~-----0----|-------1~--1~--1~---------------------|
G:--6~----------|-0~----------|---2~--0~--2~--0~---------------------|
D:--7~----------|-2~----------|---3~--2~--2~--2~---------------------|
A:--7~----------|-3~----------|---3~--3~--0~--3~---------------------|
E:--5~----------|-------------|---1~--3~--1~--3~---------------------|


e:--------0--------|---------0--------|--------0-------|-------0------|
B:------------0----|--------------0---|------------0---|-----------0--|
G:o---------3-----o|o----------3-----o|o---------8----o|o--------8---o|
D:o---------------o|o----------------o|o--------------o|o------------o|
A:--4--4-----------|---4--4-----------|---9--9---------|--9--9--------|
E:--2--2-----------|---2--2-----------|---7--7---------|--7--7--------|


e:--------0--------|---------0--------|--------0-------|-------0------|
B:------------0----|--------------0---|------------0---|-----------0--|
G:o---------3-----o|o----------3-----o|o---------8----o|o--------8---o|
D:o---------------o|o----------------o|o--------------o|o------------o|
A:--4--4-----------|---4--4-----------|---9--9---------|--9--9--------|
E:--2--2-----------|---2--2-----------|---7--7---------|--7--7--------|


Some who did not fight...
e:--------0--------|---------0--------|--------0-------|-------0------|
B:------------0----|--------------0---|------------0---|-----------0--|
G:o---------3-----o|o----------3-----o|o---------8----o|o--------8---o|
D:o---------------o|o----------------o|o--------------o|o------------o|
A:--4--4-----------|---4--4-----------|---9--9---------|--9--9--------|
E:--2--2-----------|---2--2-----------|---7--7---------|--7--7--------|

My Rocinante sailed by night...
e:--------0--------|---------0--------|--------0-------|-------0------|
B:------------0----|--------------0---|------------0---|-----------0--|
G:o---------3-----o|o----------3-----o|o---------8----o|o--------8---o|
D:o---------------o|o----------------o|o--------------o|o------------o|
A:--4--4-----------|---4--4-----------|---9--9---------|--9--9--------|
E:--2--2-----------|---2--2-----------|---7--7---------|--7--7--------|

To the heart of Cygnus...
e:---------0-------|---------0-------|--------0-------|--------0------|
B:-------------0---|-------------0---|-------------0--|------------0--|
G:o----------6----o|o----------6----o|o---------11---o|o---------11--o|
D:o---------------o|o---------------o|o-12-12--------o|o--12-12------o|
A:---7--7----------|---7--7----------|--12-12---------|---12-12-------|
E:---5--5----------|---5--5----------|--10-10---------|---10-10-------|

Spiralled through that timeless space...
e:---------0-------|---------0-------|--------0-------|--------0------|
B:-------------0---|-------------0---|-------------0--|------------0--|
G:o----------6----o|o----------6----o|o---------11---o|o---------11--o|
D:o---------------o|o---------------o|o-12-12--------o|o--12-12------o|
A:---7--7----------|---7--7----------|--12-12---------|---12-12-------|
E:---5--5----------|---5--5----------|--10-10---------|---10-10-------|


e:--------0--------|---------0--------|--------0-------|-------0------|
B:------------0----|--------------0---|------------0---|-----------0--|
G:o---------3-----o|o----------3-----o|o---------8----o|o--------8---o|
D:o---------------o|o----------------o|o--------------o|o------------o|
A:--4--4-----------|---4--4-----------|---9--9---------|--9--9--------|
E:--2--2-----------|---2--2-----------|---7--7---------|--7--7--------|


e:--0~----------|-0~----------|--------------------------------------|
B:--0~----------|-0~----------|-------1~--1~--1~---------------------|
G:--6~----------|-0~----------|---2~--0~--2~--0~---------------------|
D:--7~----------|-2~----------|---3~--2~--2~--2~---------------------|
A:--7~----------|-3~----------|---3~--3~--0~--3~---------------------|
E:--5~----------|-------------|---1~--3~--1~--3~---------------------|


                       G  Eb   Cm
e:---------------------3---6---3~------------------------------------|
B:---------------------3---8---4~------------------------------------|
G:---------------------4---8---5~------------------------------------|
D:---------------------5---8---5~------------------------------------|
A:-----2-3-5-6-9-10\---5---6---3~------------------------------------|
E:-3-4-----------------3---------------------------------------------|


Lyrics

The Universe divided as the Heart and Mind collided,
With our people left unguided for so many troubled years -
In a cloud of doubts and fears.

Our world was torn asunder into hollow hemispheres.


Some fought themselves, some fought each other.
Most just followed one another, lost and aimless like their brothers.
For their Hearts were so unclear, and the Truth would not appear.
[could?]

Their spirits were divided into blinded hemispheres.

Some who did not fight brought tales of old to light.

My Rocinante sailed by night on her final flight.

To the heart of Cygnus' fearsome force we set our course.

Spiralled through that timeless space to this immortal place.



Standard tuning [EADGBe] (low to high). The key signature switches
from E to D in this song. Previously tabbed by Blake Butterworth
 and Tony Zimmerman . I
took the solo from Tony's version, fixed it up, and changed it around
a little. Helpful hints from Branden Robinson 
and Tony Kennedy , as well as C.D. Bruce
. Part VI courtesy of Doug White
 (Slightly edited >.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
. = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
tr = tremolo picking
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
<5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)