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C                 G       Am
Ain't got a soapbox I can stand upon
G   F                  Em        F      G
But God gave me a stage, a guitar and a song
   C                   G           Am             G
My daddy told me, "son, don't you get involved in
F                  Em        F       G
Politics, religions or other people's quotes"

Pre-Chorus:
F                       Am     G       C
I'll paint the picture, let me set the scene
F                                     Am           G
I know when I have children they will know what it means
      C                                Am       G
And I pass on these things my family's given to me
     F                       G
Just love and understanding, positivity

Chorus:
         C                       G      Am
We could change this whole world with a piano
   G  F          Em             F        G 
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
C                   G       Am 
I'm just a boy with a one-man show
G  F           Em          F            G
No university, no degree, but lord knows
C             G          Am 
Everybody's talking 'bout exponential growth
   G   F             Em         F          G
And the stock market crashing in their portfolios
       C               G          Am 
While I'll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
   G     F               Em            F
Sing, love could change the world in a moment
       G           C G   Am
But what do I know?
G   F                Em          F
Love can change the world in a moment
    G             C G   Am
But what do I know?
G   F                   Em     F      G
Love can change the world in a moment


    C                 G          Am
The revolution's coming, it's a minute away
G  F                Em        F        G
I saw people marching in the streets today
   C                      G         Am
You know we are made up of love and hate
G   F                Em        F        G 
But both of them are balanced on a razor blade

Pre-Chorus:
F                          Am  G            C
I'll paint the picture, let me set the scene
      F                          Am   G            C
I know, I'm all for people following their dreams
       F                          Am    G          C
Just re-remember life is more than fittin' in your jeans
     F                       G
It's love and understanding, positivity

Chorus:
         C                       G      Am
We could change this whole world with a piano
   G  F          Em             F        G 
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
C                   G       Am 
I'm just a boy with a one-man show
G  F           Em          F            G
No university, no degree, but lord knows
C             G          Am 
Everybody's talking 'bout exponential growth
   G   F             Em         F          G
And the stock market crashing in their portfolios
       C               G          Am 
While I'll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
   G     F               Em            F
Sing, love could change the world in a moment
       G           C G   Am
But what do I know?
G   F                Em          F
Love can change the world in a moment
    G             C G   Am
But what do I know?
G   F                   Em     F      G
Love can change the world in a moment

Pre-Chorus:
F                          Am   G           C
I'll paint the picture, let me set the scene
      F                          Am     G        C
You know, the future's in the hands of you and me
      F                           Am  G        C
So let's all get together, we can all be free
       F                       G
Spread love and understanding, positivity

Chorus:
         C                       G      Am
We could change this whole world with a piano
   G  F          Em             F        G 
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
C                   G       Am 
I'm just a boy with a one-man show
G  F           Em          F            G
No university, no degree, but lord knows
C             G          Am 
Everybody's talking 'bout exponential growth
   G   F             Em         F          G
And the stock market crashing in their portfolios
       C               G          Am 
While I'll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
   G     F               Em            F
Sing, love could change the world in a moment
       G           C G   Am
But what do I know?
G   F                Em          F
Love can change the world in a moment
    G             C G   Am
But what do I know?
G   F                   Em     F      G
Love can change the world in a moment

But what do I know?
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11 Comments

  1. anyone know the strumming pattern?

  2. QTpie900

    Instead of “other people’s quotes” it’s QUARRELS. Quarrels is another word for arguement or fight. Other people’s quarrels.

  3. Hi this was a good game for me

  4. When it’s the “no university no degree” part, pronounce it no UnA (pause) vercity no degree but lordknows. Also change the E to play at the part where it says versity

  5. Meeeee!

  6. Is anyone going to see Ed Sheeran this October? I am.

  7. How can you tell who submitted a song (if it wasn’t Jonas)?

  8. ah i love it

  9. what is the strumming pattern?

  10. Finally! I’ve been waiting for it and it sounds amazing :)

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