Artist One Direction
Album Midnight Memories
Genre(s)
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Intro -x2-: Fm  Ab

Verse:
   Fm                                                   Ab    
Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain
   Fm                                                     Ab
I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days
    Fm                               Db                              Ab
She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones
    Fm                                 Db                           Ab
It seems to me that when I die these words will be written on my stone

Pre-Chorus:
            Db     Eb     Fm
And I'll be gone gone tonight
                      Db        Eb    Fm
The ground beneath my feet is open wide
                     Db      Eb       Fm
The way that I been holdin' on too tight
                   Eb  
With nothing in between

Chorus:
     Ab 
The story of my life I take her home
    Db                                   Fm
I drive all night to keep her warm and time
    Db      Ab
Is frooooozen -the story of, the story of-
     Ab
The story of my life I give her hope
    Db                                Fm          Db
I spend her love until she's broke inside
                Ab
The story of my life -the story of, the story of-

Verse:
   Fm                                                Ab
Written on these walls are the colors that I can't change
 Fm                                                 Ab   
Leave my heart open but it stays right here in its cage
  Fm
I know that in the morning
      Db                             Ab
I'll see us in the light upon your ear
   Fm                     Db                 Ab
Although I am broken, my heart is untamed still

Pre-Chorus:
            Db     Eb     Fm
And I'll be gone gone tonight
                     Db        Eb      Fm
The fire beneath my feet is burning bright
                     Db      Eb       Fm
The way that I been holdin' on too tight
                   Eb  
With nothing in between

Chorus:
     Ab 
The story of my life I take her home
    Db                                   Fm
I drive all night to keep her warm and time
    Db      Ab
Is frooooozen -the story of, the story of-
     Ab
The story of my life I give her hope
    Db                                Fm          Db
I spend her love until she's broke inside
                Ab
The story of my life -the story of, the story of-

Bridge:
             Bbm                            Eb
And I been waiting for this time to come around
           Bbm                                    Eb
But baby running after you is like chasing the clouds

Chorus: 
    Ab 
The story of my life I take her home
    Db                                   Fm
I drive all night to keep her warm and time
   -Db-     -Ab-       Ab
Is frooooozen


     Ab
The story of my life I give her hope -I give her hope-
    Db                                Fm          Db
I spend her love until she's broke inside 
                Ab
The story of my life -the story of, the story of-
                Ab         Db
The story of my liiiiiiiiife
                Fm        Db
The story of my liiiiiiiiife -the story of, the story of-
             Ab
The story of my life
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16 Comments

  1. Maliyah loves music

    I did -3 and it’s a lot easier ?

  2. -3 and +4 are both great options for beginners.

  3. katola12

    -3

  4. Does anyone have a strumming pattern?

  5. Rubin Eisinger

    Thank You.

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  6. How can u print it off

  7. Rafiq

  8. DaFabEgg

    @Hinetai There are alternates for Ab, but they don’t sound as perfect as the original in this song; but if you want an easier version, you can just search it up here (On the forum or ask Jonas), or find it on Google!

  9. Easiest +4

  10. Any one now how to do the Ab in a different way

  11. Caysie98

    +4 is easy

  12. ooopsnevermind

    You can also try transposing 3 half steps down for easier chords :)

  13. This is my all time favorite song and i cried while watching it tooooo!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UPLOADING THIS SONG YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!

  14. music_freak007

    OMG OMG LOVE IT……… @musicrox I CRIED TOO WHILE WATCHING IT>>>THANKS SO SO SO MUCH FOR UPLOADING IT……

  15. love love love love love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    music video was really emotional and I was crying. lol
    thanks so much ;)

  16. MillzBillz

    YES IM SO HAPPY IT IS FINALLY ON HERE I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS YES THANK YOU GOD!

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