Artist OneRepublic
Album Native
Genre(s)
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Dbm                 E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Dbm               E
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B                   
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A                              A
We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars


           Dbm
I see this life like a swinging vine
E
Swing my heart across the line
B
And my face is flashing signs
A
Seek it out and you shall find
Dbm
Oh, but I'm not that old
E
Young, but I'm not that bold
B
I don't think the world is sold
A
I'm just doing what we're told


Dbm E                B
I feel something so right
          A
Doing the wrong thing
Dbm E                B
I feel something so wrong
          A
Doing the right thing
A
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive


Dbm                 E   
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Dbm                   E               
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be counting stars


Dbm                 E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Dbm                   E
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B                       
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be, we'll be counting stars


           Dbm 
I feel the love and I feel it burn
E
Down this river, every turn
B
Hope is a four-letter word
A
Make that money, watch it burn
Dbm
Oh, but I'm not that old
E
Young, but I'm not that bold
B
I don't think the world is sold
A
I'm just doing what we're told
Dbm  E                 B
  I feel something so wrong
          A
Doing the right thing
        A
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F 
Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly


Dbm                 E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Dbm               E
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B         
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be counting stars


Dbm                 E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Dbm               E
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B              
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be, we'll be counting stars


Dbm        Dbm
Take that money
Dbm       Dbm
Watch it burn
Dbm          Dbm
Sing in the river
    Dbm          Dbm
The lessons are learnt..


Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt

Take that money
Watch it burn
Sing in the river
The lessons are learnt


A               Gbm
Everything that kills me makes feel alive


Dbm                 E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Dbm               E
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B           
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be counting stars


Dbm                 E
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
B                              A
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Dbm               E
But baby, I've been, I've been playing hard,
B                        
Sitting, no more counting dollars
A
We'll be, we'll be, counting stars


Dbm
Take that money

Watch it burn
E
Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt
B
Take that money

Watch it burn
A
Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt
Dbm
Take that money

Watch it burn
E
Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt
B
Take that money

Watch it burn
A
Sing in the river

The lessons are learnt
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61 Comments

  1. For a strumming pattern, I use D DUD. Also, does anyone have a replacement for Db on the -4 transposition? When I play it, it sounds off. There is something wrong about it, and I hope that someone can provide a replacement. :) Thanks. -BTW, I love this song, and these chords are really accurate :)

  2. brynnsuke

    +2 sounds good but it’s more advanced

  3. -4 is the easiest to play on the ukulele for beginners

  4. AquariusWillow

    Does anyone else have a problem with strumming and singing at the same time? If so what can I do to get better? Also,/+3 is super easy.

    • rebeljustforkicks

      I do too. It’s easier if you strum the pattern and hum the song, and when you get the rhythm it’s easier to sing.

  5. Since nobody ever really leaves strumming patterns, I’ll just say that I used D DU UDU.

  6. -2 sounds better

  7. Sunrise_lemon

    Hey, strumming pattern anybody?

  8. isn’t it “said no more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars”?

  9. -4 is super easy

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