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Intro:
    G A D Bm
    G A D


    G        A      D     Bm
She held the world upon a string
    G          A    D
But she didn't ever hold me
G        A            D     Bm
Spun the stars on her fingernails
       G     A        D  
But it never made her happy
          G        A    D
Cause she couldn't ever have me
    G                  A    D          Bm
She said she'd won the world at a carnival
    G         A     D
But she could never win me
          G        A    D
Cause she couldn't ever catch me


G         A
I, I know why
        D 
Because when I look in her eyes
       Bm      A   G
I just see the sky
                   G
When I look in her eyes
     A               D
Well I, just see the sky.


D                         Bm
I don't love you I'm just passing the time
D                      Bm
You could love me if I knew how to lie
    A
But who could love me?
     G
I am out of my mind
G                      A
Throwing a line out to sea
   G                    A     D
To see if I can catch a dream.

Interlude -x2-: D G A D

    G       A      D      Bm
The sun was always in her eyes
G          A    D
She didn't even see me
G         A        D       Bm
 But that girl had so much love
      G     A                D
she'd wanna kiss you all the time
      G           A                D
Yeah, she'd wanna kiss you all the time


    G                A    D          Bm
She said she won the world at a carnival
        G             A    D
But I'm sure I didn't ruin her
     G             A    D
Just made her more interesting
    G             A    D
I'm sure I didn't ruin her
     G             A    D
Just made her more interesting


G         A
I, I know why
        D 
Because when I look in her eyes
       Bm      A   G
I just see the sky
                   G
When I look in her eyes
     A               D
Well I, just see the sky.


D                         Bm
I don't love you I'm just passing the time
D                      Bm
You could love me if I knew how to lie
    A
But who could love me?
     G
I am out of my mind
G                      A
Throwing a line out to sea
   G                    A     D
To see if I can catch a dream.

Outro:
    D Bm D Bm
    D G A D -x3-
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22 Comments

  1. does anybody have a good strumming pattern?

    • panic! in the forest

      i just pluck at the strings at once and though it’s the one used in the song it sounds really good

  2. How do I do the E chord??? Idk

  3. -5 sounds closer to the original, use the plucking in the comments above for intro and outro and replace the A (in -5) in the “because when i look in her eyes…” with a C#m7, sounds better to me

  4. GirlWithAName

    -5 sounds closer to the original :/

  5. Hi!!! The chords sound better at -3 and the chords in that tone are F,G,C,Am ;)

  6. For the original key: the “when I look in her eyes” part isn’t D, it’s F#7!! :)

  7. the actual chords are:
    d#/eb, f, a#, and gm.
    for example:

    d# f a# gm
    she held the world upon a string

    d# f a#
    but she didnt ever hold me

  8. oliweekes

    hey does anyone know the chords for the key of the original song? I can’t figure it out

  9. (-2) and change C on ‘Because when I look in her eyes’ to E7

  10. In -2 in the verse “I I know why…we’ll I, just see the sky” try change C to Em7 , it sounds much better :))

  11. You could also do a plucking part for the intro and outro! I figured out the notes so you can pluck it. You could just play open A on the last note, but I prefer to pluck the E string 5th fret so it can have a little vibrato effect.
    A|–5–0–0-2–4–0————–4-0–0-2———-
    E|——-4———-4–2————-4——5——
    C|————————————————-
    G|————————————————-

  12. what are the up and down strokes to this song?

    • You can use Down, Down, up, up, down, up
      You can really use any strumming though, that’s the strumming I use :)

  13. it’s wayyyy better in -2

  14. Is more easy in -2 :)

  15. Switch the A and the D at “she said she won the world at a carnival”

  16. Also, the D is a Bm at “because when I look in her eyes” and make the Bm a D at “I just see the sky”

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