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Intro: G A D Bm

           G                        A 
Placing a smile at the perfect event,
              D                           Bm
Gracing your skin with the side of my hand,
             G                                A 
If I ever leave, I could learn to miss you,
                D                     Bm
But sentimental boy as my nom de plume.


G              A  D            Bm
Let me save you, hold this rope.

Chorus:
G      A       D       Bm
I may never sleep tonight,
G             A            D            Bm
As long as you're still burning bright,
G                 A 
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
D                Bm
Count me away before you sleep,
G                         A 
I'll still wait 'til I trade my mistakes 
D                 Bm
So they fade away.

Interlude: G A D Bm

             G             A 
I feel marooned in this body,
           D                              Bm
Deserted my organs, could go on without me,
           G                A 
You can't fly these wings,
          D                        Bm
You can't sleep in this box with me,
G             A   D             Bm
Let me save you, hold this rope.

Chorus:
G      A      D       Bm
I may never sleep tonight,
G             A            D             Bm
As long as you're still burning bright,
G                   A 
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
D                 Bm
Count me away before you sleep,
G                   A 
I'll still wait 'til I trade my mistakes 
D                 Bm
So they fade away.

Bridge:
    G        A        D        Bm
So let me save you, hold this rope,
And I'll pull you in,
       G        A     D            
'Cause I am an anchor, save her,
Bm
Oh, I feel it sinking in,
G            A   D            Bm
Let me save you, hold this rope,
G          A   D            Bm
I am an anchor sinking her.

-ho, oh, oh, oh-

I may never sleep tonight,

As long as you're still burning bright.

G                   A 
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
D                  Bm
Count me away before you sleep,
G                       A 
I'll still wait 'til I trade my mistakes 
D                 Bm
So they fade away.
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12 Comments

  1. Try a capo on fret 1 :)

  2. legs on the menu

    When playing it at +1 (which is the original key), if you play the line below like this, it sounds more like the original:

    Ab Bb Eb Bb
    Let me save you, hold this rope.

  3. Strumming pattern?

  4. jackcrutchie

    +1 (or -2 with a capo on 1) sounds right

  5. if you do -2 it’s so much easier

  6. -2 is really easy

  7. If you do this at +1 it should be the original key :)

  8. evan ged

    +3 or +5 is easy :)

  9. boobtastic

    the verses sound much better with going D, A, Bm, G than G, A, D, Bm. The chorus is fine though. Hope this helps !

  10. This should completely wrong someone agree

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