Artist Boys Like Girls
Album Boys Like Girls
Genre(s)
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Intro -x4-:                                       
xA|----5---5-2-5---5-0-5---5---5---5---|
xE|------3-------3-------3-------3-----|
xC|--0---------------------------------|
xG|--------------------------0---------|

Verse:
E    
Paper bags and plastic hearts
B
All are belongings in shopping carts
Abm7
It's goodbye
E    
But we got one more night
B
Let's get drunk and ride around
Gb    
And make peace with an empty town
E    
We can make it right

Chorus:
         Abm7
Throw it away
             E    
Forget yesterday
               B        Gb    
We'll make the great escape
                Abm7        E    
We won't hear a word they say
                    B  Gb    
They don't know us anyway
Db7    
Watch it burn
B
Let it die
E                    Gb    
Cause we are finally free tonight

Interlude -x2-:
xA|----5---5-2-5---5-0-5---5---5---5---|
xE|------3-------3-------3-------3-----|
xC|--0---------------------------------|
xG|--------------------------0---------|

Verse:
E    
Tonight will change our lives
B
It's so good to be by your side
Abm7
But we'll cry
E    
We won't give up the fight
B
We'll scream loud at the top of our lungs
Gb    
And they'll think it's just cause we're young
E    
And we'll feel so alive

Chorus:
         Abm7
Throw it away
             E    
Forget yesterday
               B        Gb    
We'll make the great escape
                Abm7        E    
We won't hear a word they say
                    B  Gb    
They don't know us anyway
Db7    
Watch it burn
B
Let it die
E                    Gb    
Cause we are finally free tonight

Bridge:
E    
All of the wasted time
B
The hours that were left behind
Gb    
The answers that we'll never find
Db7    
They don't mean a thing tonight

Interlude -x2-: Abm7  E  B  Gb

Chorus:
         Abm7
Throw it away
             E    
Forget yesterday
               B        Gb    
We'll make the great escape
                Abm7        E    
We won't hear a word they say
                    B  Gb    
They don't know us anyway

Chorus:
         Abm7
Throw it away
             E    
Forget yesterday
               B        Gb    
We'll make the great escape
                Abm7        E    
We won't hear a word they say
                    B  Gb    
They don't know us anyway
         Abm7
Throw it away
             E    
Forget yesterday
               B        Gb    
We'll make the great escape
                Abm7        E    
We won't hear a word they say
                    B  Gb    
They don't know us anyway
Db7    
Watch it burn
B
Let it die
E                    Gb    
Cause we are finally free tonight


Outro -x6-:
xA|----5---5-2-5---5-0-5---5---5---5---|
xE|------3-------3-------3-------3-----|
xC|--0---------------------------------|
xG|--------------------------0---------|
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3 Comments

  1. AnAverageAmoeba

    on +1, switch Am7 for Dm on verses and Am on the chorus

  2. jorja-plays-uku

    yeah i agree +_1 and -4 are the best

  3. Asriel Dreemurr

    -4 and +1 are easier if you’re like me and can’t play an E chord for the life of ya

    -Azzy

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