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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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31 Comments

  1. omg this is such a hard song to learn

  2. ccellsing_071

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

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

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

  5. What’s a good strum pattern?

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Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

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