Chords in this song

A chordBm chordD chordEm chordG chord

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Verse:
DD chord             EmEm chord              BmBm chord
This is gospel for the fallen ones
 
locked away in permanent slumber 
DD chord             EmEm chord             BmBm chord
Assembling their philosophies 

from pieces of broken memories 


DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart -2X- 
DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart -2X- 

Pre-Chorus:
    GG chord                  AA chord
The gnashing teeth and criminal tongues 
    BmBm chord                AA chord
conspire against the odds 
          GG chord                             AA chord
but they haven’t seen the best of us yet 

Chorus: 
                        DD chord EmEm chord BmBm chord
If you love me, let me go
                        DD chord EmEm chord BmBm chord
If you love me, let me go 


             GG chord                   DD chord
Cause these words are knives and often leave scars 
AA chord            BmBm chord
The fear of falling apart 
     GG chord              DD chord
And truth be told I never was yours 
AA chord             
The fear, The fear of falling apart 


DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart -2X- 
DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart -2X- 

Verse:
DD chord            EmEm chord               BmBm chord
This is gospel for the vagabonds, 

ne’re-do-wells and insufferable bastards 
DD chord             EmEm chord          BmBm chord
Confessing their apostasies 

led away by imperfect impostors 


DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart -2X- 
DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart -2X- 

Pre-Chorus:
      GG chord                        AA chord
Don’t try to sleep through the end of the world 
     BmBm chord       AA chord
and bury me alive 
         GG chord                            AA chord
‘cause I won’t give up without a fight 

Chorus: 
                        DD chord EmEm chord BmBm chord
If you love me, let me go
                        DD chord EmEm chord BmBm chord
If you love me, let me go 


             GG chord                   DD chord
Cause these words are knives and often leave scars 
AA chord            BmBm chord
The fear of falling apart 
     GG chord              DD chord
And truth be told I never was yours 
AA chord             
The fear, The fear of falling apart 


GG chord           DD chord  
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 
AA chord           BmBm chord
The fear of falling apart 
GG chord             DD chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 
AA chord            BmBm chord
The fear, the fear of falling apart 


DD chord     EmEm chord        BmBm chord
Oh oh oh oh oh oh 

This is the beat of my heart 

This is the beat of my heart 
                         
The fear of falling apart     -x4-

Outro: D
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73 Comments

  1. Aleynagauthier

    My arm hurts

  2. How fast should I play this if I’m gonna sing to it?

  3. rylea_jsow

    @Anna Rose Thank you!!! I need that!!

  4. ChristineAnsley

    It’s definitely “ne’re-do-wells”. If you listen to the Piano version on Youtube where its just Brendan Urie singing and playing the piano he says it. Naturals wouldn’t make much sense, since the song is talking about people who are kind of the rabble of society.

  5. NOTE : TRANSPOSE THIS 2 HALF STEPS DOWN IT SOUNDS MUCH BETTER IS SOOO MUCH EASIER AND IS IN TUNE TO BRENDON

  6. Emmilyn Cline

    Is there any alternatives for bm?

  7. These are the chords used in the ACOUSTIC VERSION of This Is Gospel on on the piano, not the original song. These chords are spot on but instead of just D Em Bm in the chorus and verse I’ve added an A chord because I like how it sounds

  8. Killjoyforever

    Strumming pattern ?

  9. TwentyOnePanicStans

    The best strumming pattern I think is DDUUDU

  10. -2 with capo on 1st fret sounds just like the original to me!!

  11. twenty one jishwas

    So nobody is noticing the incorrect lyrics? It’s “naturals and insufferable bastards”. Not “ne’re-do-wells”

  12. I personally like C as the closing chord instead of D…

  13. sky2ocean

    The piano riff is right before the second verse and its on the A 5-7-9-7-55-7-9-7 played four times

  14. -2 is easy

  15. A good strumming pattern would be D D-U D D-U
    If you search The Ukulele Teacher on YouTube, he will teach you how to play and that’s the strumming pattern he uses.

  16. I like to hold down all the strings in the beginning and strum D UD UD UD UD in the beginning to imitate the heartbeat sound

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