Artist Shawn Mendes
Album If I Can't Have you - Single
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Verse:
   G                 Gbm     Bm        Em                Em      Gbm
xA|-----------------|---------2-----5-|----2------------|----2------------|
xE|-3---------------|------------2----|-----------------|-----------------|
xC|----2------------|-6--1------------|-4---------------|-4-------6--1----|
xG|-------4---------|-------2---------|-------0---------|-------0-------2-|


Pre-Chorus:
   G                 Gbm     Bm        Em                Em      Gbm
xA|-----------------|---------2-----5-|----2------------|----2------------|
xE|-3---------------|------------2----|-----------------|-----------------|
xC|----2------------|-6--1------------|-4---------------|-4-------6--1----|
xG|-------2h4-------|-------2---------|-------0---------|-------0-------2-|


Intro:
G            Gbm  Em              Gbm   G
I can't write one song that's not about you
           Gbm  Em           Gbm   G
Can't drink without thinking about you
     Gbm  Em            Gbm
Is it too late to tell you that
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you

Verse 1:
G                      Gbm      Bm
  I'm in Toronto and I got this view
      Em                    Em    Gbm
But I might as well be in a hotel room, yeah
G                              Gbm   Bm
  It doesn't matter 'cause I'm so consumed
         Em                    Em         Gbm
Spending all my nights reading texts from you

Pre-Chorus:
G               Gbm        Bm
Oh, I'm good at keeping my distance
  Em                   Em          Gbm
I know that you're the feeling I'm missing
  G             Gbm       Bm
You know that I hate to admit it
    G                Gbm          E7sus2
But everything means nothing if I can't have you

Chorus:
G            Gbm  Em              Gbm   G
I can't write one song that's not about you
           Gbm  Em           Gbm   G
Can't drink without thinking about you
     Gbm  Em            Gbm
Is it too late to tell you that
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you

G            Gbm  Em              Gbm   G
I can't write one song that's not about you
           Gbm  Em           Gbm   G
Can't drink without thinking about you
     Gbm  Em            Gbm
Is it too late to tell you that
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you

Verse 2:
G                      Gbm      Bm
  I'm so sorry that my timing's off
      Em                           Em    Gbm
But I can't move on if we're still gonna talk
G                       Gbm      Bm
  Is it wrong for me to not want half?
       Em                  Em        Gbm
I want all of you, all the strings attached

Pre-Chorus:
G               Gbm        Bm
Oh, I'm good at keeping my distance
  Em                   Em          Gbm
I know that you're the feeling I'm missing
  G             Gbm       Bm
You know that I hate to admit it
    G                Gbm          E7sus2
But everything means nothing if I can't have you

Chorus:
G            Gbm  Em              Gbm   G
I can't write one song that's not about you
           Gbm  Em           Gbm   G
Can't drink without thinking about you
     Gbm  Em            Gbm
Is it too late to tell you that
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you

G            Gbm  Em              Gbm   G
I can't write one song that's not about you
           Gbm  Em           Gbm   G
Can't drink without thinking about you
     Gbm  Em            Gbm
Is it too late to tell you that
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you

Bridge:
G                       Gbm          Bm
  I'm trying to move on,  forget you,  but I hold on
Em                        Em               Gbm
Everything means nothing, everything means nothing, babe
G                       Gbm          Bm
  I'm trying to move on,  forget you,  but I hold on
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you

Chorus:
-nc-
I can't write one song that's not about you
-nc-
Can't drink without thinking about you
-nc-
Is it too late to tell you that
-nc-
Everything means nothing if I can't have you -Yeah-

G            Gbm  Em              Gbm   G
I can't write one song that's not about you
           Gbm  Em           Gbm   G
Can't drink without thinking about you
     Gbm  Em            Gbm
Is it too late to tell you that
G                Gbm          E7sus2
Everything means nothing if I can't have you
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one Comment

  1. Andy Morrison

    Anyone else been waiting to play this song?!

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