Intro: Cm7 Bb F
 
Verse 1:
Cm7
I was waiting for the bus one day
          Bb                            F
Watched a fight between an artsy couple escalate
Cm7
Strawberry cheeks flushed with defeated rage
                      Bb                      F
Then he spilled his coffee as he frantically explained
 
Verse 2:
Cm7
Maybe if you took a breath you would hear me when I talk to you
 Bb
Threw her necklace in his face
 F
Eyes so bright with disappointment
Cm7                                                         Bb
I saw something inside her break everybody knows the feeling
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Suddenly he started screaming
 
Chorus:
 Cm7                          Bb
"Caroline, I swear to God I tried
                   F
I swear to God I tried
 Cm7                         Bb
Caroline, I swear to God I tried
                   F
I swear to God I tried
Cm7                Bb
I swear to God I tried,
                   F
I swear to God I tried"
 
Verse 3:
 Cm7
Ripped the hem of her skirt as she ran
                Bb                                   F
Panicking and weaving through the crowds on Oxford Street
 Cm7
Watched his world dissolve in his hands
                 Bb                                 -nc-
Tried to roll a blem then put his head between his knees
 
Verse 4:
Cm7
Maybe if she took a breath she would know I did it all for her
Bb
Agony and hints of sage
F
Her eyes blind with disappointment
Cm7                                                               Bb
I couldn’t recognize her face shards of glass live in this feeling
-nc-
Have to somehow stop her leaving
 
Chorus:
Cm7                          Bb
"Caroline, I swear to God I tried
                   F
I swear to God I tried
Cm7                          Bb
Caroline, I swear to God I tried
                   F
I swear to God I tried
Cm7                          Bb
Caroline, I swear to God I tried
                  F
I swear to God I tried
 
Outro:
Cm7                 Bb
I swear to God I tried
                  F
I swear to God I tried
Cm7               Bb
I swear to God I tried,
                  F
I swear to God I tried"
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