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Verse:
Bb             F         Gm                 Eb
I gave all my oxygen to people that could breath
   Bb           F             Gm             Eb
I gave away my money and now we don't even speak
  Bb               F                    Gm      F       Eb
I drove miles and miles, but would you do the same for me?
   Bb  F  Bb
Oh ho-o-onestly


Bb              F                 Gm           Eb
Offered off my shoulder just for you to cry upon
Bb                 F             Gm               Eb
Gave you constant shelter and a bed to keep you warm
Bb                F                  Gm     F      Eb 
They gave me the heartache and in return I gave a song
         Bb     F    Bb
Its goes o-o-on and on 

Chorus:
Eb                 Bb             F               Bb
Life can get you down so I just numb the way it feels
  Eb               Bb                F       F         Gm
I drown it with a drink and out of date prescription pills
    Eb                  F                Gm      F      Eb
And all the ones that love me they just left me on the shelf
           C7
My farewell
            Cm7                     Cm7 Bb   Eb   F   Bb
So before I save someone else, I've got to save myself

Verse:
  Bb               F            Gm             Eb
I gave you all my energy and I took away your pain
       Bb                F           Gm         Eb
'Cause human beings are destined to radiate or drain
 Bb              F                      Gm      F         Eb
What line do we stand upon 'cause from here it looks the same?
    Bb     F      Bb
And only scars remain

Chorus:
Eb                 Bb             F               Bb
Life can get you down so I just numb the way it feels
  Eb               Bb                F       F        Gm
I drown it with a drink and out of date prescription pills
    Eb                  F                Gm      F      Eb
And all the ones that love me they just left me on the shelf
           C7
My farewell
            Cm7                     Cm7 Bb   Eb   F   Bb
So before I save someone else, I've got to save myself

Bridge:
         Gm                  Eb
But if I don't, then I'll go back
                Bb
To where I'm rescuing a stranger
        F                                  Gm
Just because they needed saving just like that
              Eb
Oh, I'm here again
            Bb
Between the devil and the danger
       F
But I guess it's just my nature
            Eb
My dad was wrong
                        F
'Cause I'm not like my mum
                   Gm               F            Eb
'Cause she'd just smile and I'm complaining in a song
       C7
But it helps
            Cm7                     Cm7 Bb   Eb   F   Bb
So before I save someone else, I've got to save myself

Chorus:
Eb                 Bb             F               Bb
Life can get you down so I just numb the way it feels
  Eb               Bb                F       F        Gm
I drown it with a drink and out of date prescription pills
    Eb                  F                Gm      F      Eb
And all the ones that love me they just left me on the shelf
           C7
My farewell
            Cm7                     Cm7 Bb   Eb   F   Bb
So before I save someone else, I've got to save myself
             Cm7                      Cm7 Bb   Eb   F   Bb
And before I blame someone else, I've got to save myself
             Cm7                     Cm7 Bb   Eb   F   Bb
And before I love someone else, I've got to love myself
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16 Comments

  1. arianatheunicorn

    instead of doing playing D on the word ‘prescription’ you could play a b7 (4310). Its cooler and more like the actual song. this is really gr8 though thx

  2. arianatheunicorn

    instead of doing playing D on the word ‘prescription’ you could play a b7 (4310). Its cooler and more like the actual song

  3. JOSHDUNISMYHUN

    @Elissa i just do one xtrum for each chord

  4. Original key work awesome t and sounds great too

  5. Original key work great and sounds awesome too

  6. What strumming pattern do u use

    • I use two strums down for each note. It’s simple, but I feel that it works best for this song

  7. -3 is easier :)

  8. queencolaney

    +2 is good sounding and easy to play

  9. bekka0201

    -3

  10. transpose to -3 for easier tabs

  11. Megan999

    -2 is the easiest love Ed sheeran a new album

  12. EdenRestored

    -3

  13. fallingsam

    I’ve been waiting for this for so long and it’s finally here and it’s amazing !!

  14. +2 is easy for me

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