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Verse:
D
  Break the news, you're walking out
C
  To be a good man for someone else
D                             C   Cmaj7
  Sorry I was never good like you

D
  Stood on my chest and kept me down
     C
Hated hearing my name on the lips of a crowd
D                               C
  Did my best to exist just for you

Pre-Chorus:
                D                              C 
Bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark
                D                              C
Bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark
                D                                 C
Now she's gonna play and sing and lock you in her heart
                D                C             G
Bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark

Chorus:
G                              Am               Em
  I am my mother's child, I'll love you 'til my breathing stops
     Am                Em               D   
I'll love you 'til you call the cops on me
G                             Am            Em
  But in our darkest hours, I stumbled on a secret power
     Am            Em              D
I'll find a way to be without you, babe

Verse:
D
  I still feel you, now and then
C
  Slow like pseudoephedrine
D                                    C        Cmaj7
  When you see me, will you say I've changed?

D
  I ride the subway, read the signs
  C
I let the seasons change my mind
  G                                       D
I love it here since I've stopped needing you

Pre-Chorus:
                D                              C 
Bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark
                D                              C
Bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark
                D                                 C
Now she's gonna play and sing and lock you in her heart
                D                C             G
Bet you rue the day you kissed a writer in the dark

Chorus:
G                              Am               Em
  I am my mother's child, I'll love you 'til my breathing stops
     Am                Em               D   
I'll love you 'til you call the cops on me
G                             Am            Em
  But in our darkest hours, I stumbled on a secret power
     Am            Em              D
I'll find a way to be without you, babe

Chorus:
G                              Am               Em
  I am my mother's child, I'll love you 'til my breathing stops
     Am                Em               D   
I'll love you 'til you call the cops on me
G                             Am            Em
  But in our darkest hours, I stumbled on a secret power
     Am            Em              D
I'll find a way to be without you, babe

Outro -x2-: G  Am  Em  Am  Em  D
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9 Comments

  1. yes! I’m seeing her in april!!!

  2. Deklans Panic! As she flees her chemical house of gold

    *to

  3. Deklans Panic! As she flees her chemical house of gold

    I love Lorde who else is a Lorde fan (I may get ti see her in 2018!!!!)

  4. does anybody know the strumming pattern?

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