Artist Paramore
Album Brand New Eyes
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G                                 Dm                    Cmaj7
When I was younger I saw my daddy cry and curse at the wind.
   G                                         Dm          Cmaj7
He broke his own heart and I watched as he tried to reassemble it.
    G                                      Dm         Cmaj7
And my momma swore that she would never let herself forget.
    G                                                  Dm
And that was the day that I promised I'd never sing of love
                Cmaj7
if it does not exist, but darling

Chorus:
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7
You are the only exception.
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7         G
You are the only exception.

Verse:
                               Dm                   Cmaj7
Maybe I know somewhere deep in my soul that love never lasts.
    G                             Dm                  Cmaj7
And we've got to find other ways to make it alone. Or keep a straight face.
    G                                       Dm        Cmaj7
And I've always lived like this keeping a comfortable distance.
    G                                  Dm              Cmaj7
And up until now I've sworn to myself that I'm content with loneliness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk.

Chorus:
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7
You are the only exception.
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7         Am
You are the only exception.

Bridge: G  D  Am  G  D
           Am
I've got a tight grip on reality, but I can't
    G                           D
let go of what's in front of me here.
              Am
I know you're leaving in the morning when you wake up.
         G                                  D          C
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream.

Chorus:
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7
You are the only exception.
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7
You are the only exception.

Chorus:
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7
You are the only exception.
G
You are the only exception.
Dm          Cmaj7
You are the only exception.

Outro: F    
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42 Comments

  1. The true key that it’s in is +4

  2. Joeylyn Macoja Lopez

    Hi, maybe you want my version too. I only transposed the above version by 3 chords and I kinda create my own outro. All I can say, it suits me hahaha..

    V: C Gm F (4x)

    Cho: C Gm F (2x) C

    Bridge: C Gm Dm C G
    Dm C G (2x) F

    Outro: Gm F Gm C
    (Oh, and I’m on my way to believing)

  3. I use #2, I switch Dm7 and D, so the song is like
    A E D repeated until the bridge, and then
    Bm A E
    Bm A E Dmaj7
    And the outro goes G D E D G D E A (two measures each, but A only gets one strum)

    This may not be right, but it sounds more appealing to me.

  4. Bean_Paste

    The BESt song

  5. theeighteenthpilot

    I pretty much just play with capo fret 2, A F C F throw EM in the mix on the 3rd chorus really feel it out

  6. Better when capo 4th fret

  7. The correct key is B which is +4 if ya’ll wanted to know lol

  8. mightrainbows.

    strumming patterns guys?

  9. omg this is such a hard song to learn

  10. ccellsing_071

    It sounds good played in G if you put a capo on the second fret

  11. Capo on fret 3. Its sounds much more better

  12. i think at +2 sounds really pretty and the outro for it would be D G A

    • Joeylyn Macoja Lopez

      Hi, maybe you want my version too. I only transposed the above version by 3 chords and I kinda create my own outro. All I can say, it suits me hahaha..

      V: C Gm F (4x)

      Cho: C Gm F (2x) C

      Bridge: C Gm Dm C G
      Dm C G (2x) F

      Outro: Gm F Gm C
      (Oh, and I’m on my way to believing)

  13. What’s a good strum pattern?

    • D DUDU

    • Nawal Nordin

      Hi, I’d like to edit a little bit on the chord that Joeylyn Macoja Lopez left here. I think this is easier and understandable for me:

      V: C Gm F (4x)

      Cho: C Gm F (2x)

      Instrumental: Dm C G Dm C G

      Bridge: Dm C G
      Dm C G (2x) F

      Cho: C Gm F (4x)

      Outro: Gm F C (2x)
      (and I’m on my way to believing
      Oh, and I’m on my way to believing)

      Strumming pattern: D-DUDUD-DUDU

      Hope it helps! Goodluck! 💕

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