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Verse 1:
Bb                              A7
Heaven knows that I'm born too late
                          Dm
For these ghosts that I chase
                       Dm                          Bb
With these dreams, I inflate, painted skies in my brain
                      A7
Every day, I'm Carl Sagan in space
     Dm                             Dm
To escape this old world, this old world
Bb                     A7                       Dm
Some days I lie wide awake 'til the Sun hits my face
               Dm
And I fade, elevate from the Earth
     Bb                        A7
Far away to a place where I'm free from the weight
          Dm              Dm
This old world, this old world

Pre-Chorus:
Bb            A7
I don't trust anything
     Dm     Dm
Or anyone, below the Sun
 Bb           A7
I don't feel anything
  Dm
At all

Chorus:
                 Bb             A7
I'm King of the clouds, of the clouds
        Dm            Dm
I get lifted, I get lifted
               Bb            A7
King of the clouds, of the clouds
         Dm           Dm
I get lifted, I get lifted

Verse 2:
Bb                           A7
Some only live to die, I'm alive to fly higher
       Dm                  Dm
Than angels in outfields inside of my mind
       Bb                          A7
I'm ascendin' these ladders, I'm climbin', say goodbye
           Dm             Dm
This old world, this old world
            Bb                 A7
And when I fall to rise with stardust in my eyes
           Dm                   Dm
In the backbone of matter, I'm combustible
             Bb                       A7
Dust in the fire when I can't sleep, awake, I'm too tired
          Dm             Dm
This old world, this old world

Pre-Chorus:
Bb            A7
I don't trust anything
     Dm     Dm
Or anyone, below the Sun
Bb            A7
I don't feel anything
  Dm
At all

Chorus:
                 Bb              A7
I'm King of the clouds, of the clouds
        Dm            Dm
I get lifted, I get lifted
              Bb             A7
King of the clouds, of the clouds
        Dm            Dm
I get lifted, I get lifted
        Bb                      A7
Imagination, take me somewhere I don't know
    Dm                      Dm
I'm lost but I better find it alone
             Bb             A7
King of the clouds, of the clouds
        Dm           Dm
I get lifted, I get lifted

Outro:
Bb         A7
I keep searching
Dm         Dm
Oh, I keep searching
Bb       A7
I keep searching
Dm
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6 Comments

  1. vegaslights

    Instead of strumming dm twice, i replace the second one with c instead

  2. Whenever i strum the second dm, i use c instead. Idk man

  3. This is a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be when I saw the name of it on here.

  4. +2 is super easy

  5. -5 is easiest

  6. I think it’s better to use an F after the Dm, not another Dm. It just sounds right.

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