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Intro: G C Em7 C    

G                                C    
 You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
            Em7                       C    
 Its the morning of your very first day
         G                            C    
 You say hi to your friends you aint seen in a while
              Em7                  C    
 Try and stay out of everybodys way
G                                   C    
 It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
             Em7                C    
 For the next four years in this town
                    G                 C    
 Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
            Em7                    C       C    
 You know I haven't seen you around, before

 'Cause when you're fifteen and 
Em7                       D
 Somebody tells you they love you
 You're gonna believe them
 And when you're fifteen
   D                   Em7               C    
 Feeling like there's nothing to figure out
     Em7                    D
 Well count to ten, take it in
                         G                D    C    
 This is life before you know who you're gonna be
 At fifteen

Interlude: G C Em7 C    

G                            C    
 You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
         Em7                        C    
 And soon enough you're best friends
G                                C    
 Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
          Em7                          C    
 We'll be out of here as soon as we can
     G                               C                 
 And then you're on your very first date
                Em7                           C    
 And he's got a car and you're feeling like flying
            G                             C     
 And you're momma's waiting up and you're thinking he's the one
              Em7                            C    
 And you're dancing round your room when the night ends
 When the night ends

 'Cause when you're fifteen and 
Em7                       D
 Somebody tells you they love you
 You're gonna believe them
 And when you're fifteen
  D                   Em7                   C    
 And your first kiss makes your head spin 'round
    Em7                           D
 But in your life you'll do things greater than
            G           D        C    
 Dating the boy on the football team
 But I didnt know it at fifteen

Interlude: G C Em7 C D

C              Em7              D
 When all you wanted was to be wanted
                            G                  D         C     D
 Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now

G                              C    
 Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
       Em7                            C    
 But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
     G                 C                  Em7
 And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy 
                 C                C    
 Who changed his mind and we both cried

 'Cause when you're fifteen and 
Em7                       D
 Somebody tells you they love you
 You're gonna believe them
 And when you're fifteen
  D               Em7             C    
 Don't forget to look before you fall
Em7                           D
 I've found time can heal most anything
                    G                  D        C    
 And you just might find who you're supposed to be
          Em7            D           C    
 I didn't know who I was supposed to be
 At fifteen

G C     Em7 C    
         La la la la la 
G C     Em7
 La la la la la
C           G       C    
 Your very first day, take a deep breath girl
Em7                         C    
 Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors    
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  1. DancerPieper

    i love singing this song at the same time as playing! Makes me feel relaxed and happy! :)

  2. Anyone know the strumming pattern for this?


  4. ukuleleaesthetic

    love it! one of my favourite songs!

  5. Avadoodle220

    I love this song so much! alliecat01, I can understand how that can make you cry. It is such a good song.

  6. alliecat01

    I can’t sing this song cause it makes me cry .-.

  7. HansRoxini


  8. inferno_koala

    this goes perfectly with the song! adding to favourites

  9. Anonymous#

    THIS SONG IS OFFICIALLY COOL. Believe it or not, if you play the song at the same time as playing it, your mind will just tick! riiiiiing! OOH LA LA! Not kidding, dude

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