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A chordAm7 chordC# chordC chordD# chordEbm chordD chordDm chordEm chordFm chordG# chordG chord

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Intro: GG chord DD chord EmEm chord DD chord CC chord
 
 
GG chord         DD chord             EmEm chord  DD chord              CC chord
I'm gonna make a change,    for once in my life
           GG chord         DD chord                  EmEm chord          DD chord             CC chord
It's gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right
     GG chord        DD chord            EmEm chord            DD chord           CC chord
As I, turn up the collar on  my favorite winter coat, this wind is blowin' my mind
          GG chord           DD chord                EmEm chord            DD chord
I see the kids in the street, with not enough to eat
          CC chord
Who am I, to be blind, pretending not to see their needs
 
 
Am7Am7 chord                  CC chord
 a summer's disregard, a broken bottle top
CC chord                 CC chord
 And a one man's soul
     Am7Am7 chord                      CC chord
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
            CC chord                 DD chord
'Cause they got nowhere to go
                              GG chord
That's why I want you to know
 
Chorus:
GG chord    GG chord                 CC chord          DD chord
 I'm starting with the man in the mirror
GG chord    GG chord             CC chord          DD chord
 I'm asking him to change his ways
GG chord       GG chord                  CC chord        AA chord
 And no message could have been any clearer
         DmDm chord
 If you wanna make the world a better place
                                               GG chord  DD chord
 Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
 
Interlude: 
     EmEm chord         DD chord                 CC chord                 DD chord
     Na na na,  na na na na, na na, na na, uh-huh
 
 
GG chord           DD chord         EmEm chord        DD chord            CC chord
I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love, It's time that I realize
          GG chord            DD chord           EmEm chord             DD chord
There are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
            CC chord
Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?
 
 
Am7Am7 chord                     CC chord
 AA chord willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
CC chord                 CC chord
 And a washed-out dream
     Am7Am7 chord                       CC chord
They follow the pattern of the wind, ya' see
            CC chord                 DD chord
'Cause they got no place to be
                               GG chord
That's why I'm starting with me
 
 
Chorus - 2x -:
GG chord    GG chord                 CC chord          DD chord
 I'm starting with the man in the mirror
GG chord    GG chord             CC chord          DD chord
 I'm asking him to change his ways
GG chord       GG chord                  CC chord        AA chord
 And no message could have been any clearer
         DmDm chord
 If you wanna make the world a better place
                                               GG chord  DD chord
 Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
 
 
AbAb chord   AbAb chord                DbDb chord         EbEb chord
 I'm starting with the man in the mirror
AbAb chord   AbAb chord            DbDb chord         EbEb chord
 I'm asking him to change his ways
AbAb chord   AbAb chord                DbDb chord       BbBb chord  
 No message could have been any clearer
        EbmEbm chord
 If you wanna make the world a better place
 Take a look at yourself and then make the change
 You gotta get it right, while you got the time
 'Cause when you close your heart
 
 
                      AbAb chord
 Then you close your, mind
    AbAb chord                DbDb chord         EbEb chord
I'm starting with the man in the mirror
AbAb chord   AbAb chord            DbDb chord         EbEb chord
 I'm asking him to change his ways
AbAb chord   AbAb chord                DbDb chord       BbBb chord
 No message could have been any clearer
       EbmEbm chord
If you wanna make the world a better place
                                           AbAb chord     EbEb chord  
Take a look at yourself and then make that change
FmFm chord         EbEb chord                DbDb chord        EbEb chord     AbAb chord     EbEb chord  
  Na na na,  na na na na, na na, na na,   oh yeah
FmFm chord         EbEb chord                DbDb chord
  Na na na,  na na na na, na na, na na, oh no, oh no
 
 
DbDb chord
I'm gonna make a change
It's gonna feel real good, come on - change -
Just lift yourself, you know
You've got to stop it, yourself
- Yeah, make that change -
I've got to make that change, today! hoo! - man in the mirror -
You got to, you got to not let yourself brother, Hoo!
- Yeah, make that change -
I've got to get that man, that man - man in the mirror -
You've got to, you've got to move! come on! come on!
You got to, stand up! stand up! stand up! - Yeah, make that change -
Stand up and lift yourself, now! - man in the mirror -
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Aaow!
- Yeah, make that change -
Gonna make that change, come on! - man in the mirror -
You know it! you know it! you know it! you know
- Change -
Make that change    

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.

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