difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5
 

Chords in this song

A chordD chordE chordGbm chord

notes

Alternative (maybe easier) version:
      - Use the transposer to turn the chords 2 half step(s) down.
      - Put a capo on fret 2 (if you want to stay in the same key).

chords or tablatures

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DD chord          GbmGbm chord        AA chord     EE chord
I was left to my own devices
DD chord         GbmGbm chord             AA chord          EE chord
Many days fell away with nothing to show
 
 
DD chord                           GbmGbm chord
And the walls kept tumbling down
                    AA chord   EE chord
In the city that we loved
DD chord                          GbmGbm chord
Great clouds roll over the hills
                       AA chord  EE chord
Bringing darkness from above
 
 
                      DD chord
But if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                  EE chord
Nothing changed at all?
                      DD chord
And if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                EE chord       
You've been here before?
 
 
DD chord                    AA chord        EE chord
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
DD chord                    AA chord        EE chord
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
 
 
DD chord              GbmGbm chord             AA chord          EE chord
We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
DD chord            GbmGbm chord          AA chord              EE chord
In your pose as the dust settles around us
 
 
DD chord                           GbmGbm chord
And the walls kept tumbling down
                    AA chord   EE chord
In the city that we loved
DD chord                          GbmGbm chord
Great clouds roll over the hills
                       AA chord  EE chord
Bringing darkness from above
 
 
                      DD chord
But if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                  EE chord
Nothing changed at all?
                      DD chord
And if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                EE chord       
You've been here before?
 
 
DD chord                    AA chord        EE chord
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
DD chord                    AA chord        EE chord
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
 
Interlude: DD chord  GbmGbm chord  AA chord  EE chord
 
DD chord              AA chord
Oh where do we begin?
GbmGbm chord                EE chord
The rubble or our sins?
DD chord              AA chord
Oh where do we begin?
GbmGbm chord                EE chord
The rubble or our sins?
 
 
DD chord                           GbmGbm chord
And the walls kept tumbling down
                    AA chord   EE chord
In the city that we loved
DD chord                          GbmGbm chord
Great clouds roll over the hills
                       AA chord  EE chord
Bringing darkness from above
 
 
                     DD chord
But if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                  EE chord
Nothing changed at all?
                      DD chord
And if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                EE chord       
You've been here before?
 
 
DD chord                    AA chord        EE chord
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
DD chord                    AA chord        EE chord
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
 
 
                      DD chord
But if you close your eyes,
        GbmGbm chord
Does it almost feel like
AA chord                  EE chord
Nothing changed at all?
 
Outro -x2-: DD chord  GbmGbm chord  AA chord  E
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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