Chords in this song

chords or tablatures

Switch orientation
Lyrics don't fit on one line? Try landscape mode instead of portrait.

remember keys
Verse:
E     
I knew a man who was afraid to love
E
to lay his heart on the bathroom rug
Cm                          A
he drank his coffee in the same old mug
E
and sat in silence 'til the world fell numb
E
until the day when a girl came by
E
she had eyes like the rising tide
Cm                   A
he felt a sharpness deep inside
E
the kind of ache that can't be satisfied

Chorus:
A            B            Cm           A
we hate the rain when it fills up our shoes
B            Cm           A         E
but how we love when it washes our cars
A           B            Cm           A
we love to love when it fills up the room
B             Cm             A           E
but when it leaves oh we're cursing the stars

Verse:
E
so he turned to the radio
E
and he went to a picture show
Cm                     A
tried to find someone else who knows
E
all the hurt that a heart can hold
E
she smelled like cinnamon and winter clove
E
and sparked like firewood inside a stove
Cm                         A
wanted to ask her just to sit and stay
E
instead he watched as she walked away

Chorus: 
A            B            Cm            A
we hate the rain when it fills up our shoes
B           Cm            A          E
but how we love when it washes our cars
A            B           Cm           A
we love to love when it fills up the room
B             Cm             A            E
but when it leaves oh we're cursing the stars

Bridge -x2-: Cm  A  E  B  Cm  A  B

Chorus: 
A            B            Cm            A
we hate the rain when it fills up our shoes
B           Cm            A          E
but how we love when it washes our cars
A            B           Cm           A
we love to love when it fills up the room
B             Cm             A            E
but when it leaves oh we're cursing the stars
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research. UkuWorld and its derivatives do not own any songs, lyrics or arrangements posted and/or printed.

6 Comments

  1. maryprofo

    also move your other three fingers down to the fourth fret

  2. maryprofo

    The Cm works perfectly if you add your first finger on the first fret of the G string (not sure the name of this chord)

  3. In the verse, replace the Cm with B. And in the chorus replace Cm with E.

  4. I agree, it doesn’t.

  5. erinsheahogan

    for some reason the Cm chord does not match with the vocals…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to talk about something more than only this song? Check out the UkuWorld Community today! Talk about similar interests or get some ukulele related help. Login with your UkuTabs account or create a new one and join the conversations.

Please do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

Discover UkuWorld