Chords in this song

A# chordD# chordF chordGm chord

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Intro:
xA|--1---------------|--3----------------|
xE|----1---1--1---1--|----1---1---1---1--|
xC|------2------2----|------2-------2----|
xG|------------------|-------------------|

xA|--5---------------|--0-------3--------|
xE|----1---1--1---1--|----1---1---1---1--|
xC|------2------2----|------2-------2----|
xG|------------------|-------------------|

Verse:
BbBb chord                    FF chord     
Step one you say we need to talk
    GmGm chord                 FF chord        FF chord      BbBb chord
He walks you say sit down it’s just a talk
             FF chord             GmGm chord
He smiles politely back at you
             FF chord       FF chord        BbBb chord
You stare politely right on through
               FF chord            GmGm chord
Some sort of window to your right
             FF chord       FF chord        BbBb chord
As he goes left and you stay right
              FF chord               GmGm chord
Between the lines of fear and blame
                   FF chord     FF chord         
And you begin to wonder why you came

Chorus:
  EbEb chord             FF chord                GmGm chord
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            BbBb chord             FF chord  
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    EbEb chord                   FF chord                GmGm chord
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             BbBb chord             FF chord  
Had I known how to save a life

Verse -same as first-:
Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you

Chorus:
  EbEb chord             FF chord                GmGm chord
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            BbBb chord             FF chord  
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    EbEb chord                   FF chord                GmGm chord
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             BbBb chord             FF chord  
Had I known how to save a life

Verse -same as first-:
As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
He will do one of two things 
He will admit to everything
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
And you’ll begin to wonder why you came

Chorus:
  EbEb chord             FF chord                GmGm chord
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            BbBb chord             FF chord  
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    EbEb chord                   FF chord                GmGm chord
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             BbBb chord             FF chord  
Had I known how to save a life
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36 Comments

  1. Please put the chords throughout the song it’s hard to keep scrolling around and I keep losing my place!!

  2. okay this is just laziness to not put the chords through the whole song. yes they’re the same but it’s hard to scroll up when you’re trying to play the song all the way through

  3. +2

  4. the intro is so fun to play! and I agree with the other comments that it would be a lot easier to have the chords written on every verse. otherwise, love this one!!

  5. TwentyTwoPenguins

    for some reason I felt like the notes were off, but that’s probably just me.

    • EllaDuke

      Yeah in the chorus when it says “i would have stayed up” that is Eb and then I play Gm on “night” and then “how to save a life” I played Bb, F, Gm.

  6. I used the strum pattern dd du dd du dont know if this works for you just what i saw in a video

  7. MrBulldops

    So at the end of the plucking in the beginning, I think there should another nit at the very end, which would be 1st fret on the A string.. I just think it sounds better that way, just my opinion :)
    A:1——-3——-5——-0–3–1
    E:-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1–1–
    C:–2—2—2—2—2—2—2–2-
    G:——————————-

  8. creativenickname

    so I’m not the only person who loves this song XP

  9. JakeFromStateFarm

    For those asking for the rest of the chords, the chords at the begining are the same for every verse. So just play those again for the ones without chords. Your welcome

  10. please put the rest of the chords on here please, i really want to learn this song and i can’t when all the chords aren’t there thanks :3

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