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Intro -x2-: C F

C                                  F
I thought I had myself all figured out,
      C                                  F
but I spent my whole life holding myself down.
       C                        
And it seems to be that sort of thing
F
I keep doing constantly,
Am              G                   F 
addicted to the pain I cause myself. 


C                                    F
My head is floating somewhere in the clouds,
C                                    F 
while I'm paid to entertain a lovely crowd. 
C                                   
They sing my songs and feel my pain,
      F                    
cause pain is what creates my fame. 
  Am               G                F
a vicious cycle, someday I'll get out.


C                                    Am
I can't believe I'm standing here at all.
                               G
I can't believe I made it this far. 

All the way with a smile on my face,
    F
see the top and I'm not falling off.
C                                    Am
And all I need is a microphone, I'll sing
                                        G
about the things that have been hurting me.
 
It's safe to say, all the kids,
                   F
I relate to their lives so just keep holding on.

Interlude: C F

C                                   F
It's hard enough, try walking in my shoes,
      C                              F
to be picked on by my peers who much abuse.
        C                      
And I'm tired of not fitting in,
 F
true friends is my final wish. 
     Am          G                F
Just let me be myself and make it through.


C                                   F
I have tried so hard to be a better soul.
        C                              F                
I have worked so hard at making myself whole.
    C
And through it all, my better years 
    F
are still ahead, my mind is clear.
     Am              G           F
Just trust me when I say I'm in control.


C                                    Am
I can't believe I'm standing here at all.
                               G
I can't believe I made it this far. 

All the way with a smile on my face,
    F
see the top and I'm not falling off.
C                                    Am
And all I need is a microphone, I'll sing
                                        G
about the things that have been hurting me.
 
It's safe to say, all the kids,
                   F
I relate to their lives so just keep holding on.


Am                         G
I believe Im just like you
Em                            F
I believe I ll make it through
Am                                 G
It s hard to see at times like this
Em
but Im not giving in
F
but Im not giving in

Solo: C F Am G F F Am G F

C                                    Am
And all I need is a microphone, I'll sing 
                                        G
about the things that have been hurting me.
 
It's safe to say, all the kids,
                  F
I relate to their lives so just keep holding on.


C                                    Am
I can't believe I'm standing here at all.
                               G
I can't believe I made it this far. 

All the way with a smile on my face,
    F
see the top and I'm not falling off.
C                                    Am
And all I need is a microphone, I'll sing
                                        G
about the things that have been hurting me.
 
It's safe to say, all the kids,
                   F
I relate to their lives so just keep holding on.

Outro: C Am G F
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one Comment

  1. fashionably holding on

    I love this song! I used just single down strokes and it worked GREAT!

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