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Intro
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
            Hey!
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
            Hey!
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
            Hey!
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord

Verse 1
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I don't like walking around this old and empty house
BbmBbm chord                     GbGb chord                DbDb chord
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear
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The stairs creak as I sleep, it's keeping me awake
BbmBbm chord                      GbGb chord                 DbDb chord
It's the house telling you to close your eyes
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Some days I can't even trust myself
BbmBbm chord                  GbGb chord            DbDb chord
It's killing me to see you this way

Chorus
                   BbmBbm chord        GbGb chord         
'Cause though the truth may vary
    DbDb chord           AbAb chord
This ship will carry
      BbmBbm chord    GbGb chord        DbDb chord 
Our bodies safe to shore

BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
            Hey!
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
            Hey!
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
            Hey!
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord

Verse 2
            BbmBbm chord          GbGb chord            DbDb chord                  
There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back
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Tell her that I miss our little talks
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Soon it will be over and buried with our past
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We used to play outside when we were young - and full of life and full of love -
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Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right
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Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear

Chorus
                   BbmBbm chord        GbGb chord         
'Cause though the truth may vary
    DbDb chord           AbAb chord
This ship will carry
      BbmBbm chord    GbGb chord        DbDb chord     AbAb chord
Our bodies safe to shore  Hey!
BbmBbm chord                  GbGb chord    DbDb chord     AbAb chord
Don't listen to a word I say. Hey!
BbmBbm chord                 GbGb chord       DbDb chord     AbAb chord
The screams all sound the same. Hey!
                   BbmBbm chord        GbGb chord         
'Cause though the truth may vary
    DbDb chord           AbAb chord
This ship will carry
      BbmBbm chord    GbGb chord        DbDb chord     AbAb chord
Our bodies safe to shore 

BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord - AbAb chord
BbmBbm chord - GbGb chord - DbDb chord

Verse 3
BbmBbm chord
You're gone, gone, gone away. I watched you disappear
BbmBbm chord 
All that's left is a ghost of you
BbmBbm chord
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart, there's nothing we can do. 
BbmBbm chord
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon.
BbmBbm chord               GbGb chord              DbDb chord 
Now wait, wait, wait for me. Please hang around
BbmBbm chord         GbGb chord            DbDb chord      AbAb chord
I see you when I fall asleep. Hey!

Chorus x 2
BbmBbm chord                  GbGb chord    DbDb chord     AbAb chord
Don't listen to a word I say. Hey!
BbmBbm chord                 GbGb chord       DbDb chord     AbAb chord
The screams all sound the same. Hey!
                   BbmBbm chord        GbGb chord         
'Cause though the truth may vary
    DbDb chord           AbAb chord
This ship will carry
      BbmBbm chord    GbGb chord        DbDb chord     AbAb chord
Our bodies safe to shore 

Ending x 2
                   BbmBbm chord        GbGb chord         
'Cause though the truth may vary
       DbDb chord         AbAb chord
This ship will carry
      BbmBbm chord     GbGb chord       DbDb chord 
Our bodies safe to shore    
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53 Comments

  1. ❤❤❤ this song

  2. Capo first fret

  3. RandomUkulelePlayer

    -1 and +1 are both easier to play. If you’re just beginning I would suggest using -1, but if you’ve been playing for awhile and aren’t quiet ready to play 0, go with +1. Out of the two +1 sounds better in my opinion, but obviously 0 would sound the best. Just go with what you can at you’re skill level.

    Also the strumming pattern I use is ddu-d. It’s basically ddu-udu, but I take out the second and third ups.

    This song is really fun. I’ve been using +1 and it’s definitely difficult trying to do a bar chord, but I’m never gonna get better if I just do what’s easy.

  4. It’sjust me

    I suggest using the same strumming pattern as riptide but jazz it up a little

  5. galinettecendré

    Thank you for your sharing !
    An awesome song…
    I advice you to use -1 in stead of 0, it’s easier to play…

  6. If you looking for easier chords to play try Am, F, C, and G.

  7. SophieWyche

    I strongly recommend using +1 instead of 0

  8. lalizzziela

    everyone else has said this already, but -1 is great!

  9. All I use in this song is am f and c. That is pretty much it

  10. ChristineAnsley

    You can definitely use a traditional island strum for this DD-UU-DU, it’s not going to sound right at first, but it’s because you need to play it with a little bit of a swing, for the chorus you can do a single down strum per chord or continue through. The song actually is really basic in format so you can play around with strumming patterns and make it your own :)

  11. Hey kool kat248, sometimes the dashes mean to hold the chord for longer rather than stop it or play the next chord straight after.

  12. Strumming pattern any one?

  13. Hi, I have a question. I’m learning this song, but one of the things stumping me are the dashes. Do those mean anything? I’m very confused right now.

  14. Morningstar66

    Could someone help me i need an easier way to play this song

  15. -3 also sounds really good even tho it’s not as easy as -1

  16. suggestion

    I always thought that the lyrics were “some days I can’t even dress myself” rather than “trust myself.” I could be wrong, but I’m just pointing it out.

  17. Caryline

    How do u find the strum in ukutabs and what is is it for this song

    • you cant get the strumming pattern here because copyright :( but if you look up a tutorial on youtube you can find it :)

  18. I think the lyrics for the first verse are “The stairs creak as you sleep”, as opposed to “as I sleep”, but I could be wrong. Does anyone know for sure?

  19. hey guys, it also sounds surprisingly good if you transpose it down to -4

  20. -1 sounds great. If you don’t have a capo you should look into getting one! It makes every song that you tune down sound better because it puts it in the correct key! I got 2 for $10 on amazon

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