Chords in this song

Am chordC chordCsus2 chordD# chordD chordEm chordF chordG chord

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Verse:
GG chord
I think I've been telling lies,
CC chord                             GG chord
cause I've never been in love
EmEm chord                      GG chord                 
Everyone falls for the sunshine disguise, 
           GG chord              DD chord         CC chord
distracted by who they're thinking of 

Verse:
CC chord                      GG chord
I'd rather date an idea
CC chord                        GG chord
Something I'll never find
           EmEm chord                                          
Sure, I'll live in the moment, but I'm never happy here
      GG chord            DD chord               CC chord
I'm surrounded by greener looking times

Chorus:
   CC chord                     DD chord
AmAm chord I the only one wishing life away?
      EmEm chord                           GG chord
Never caught up in the moment busy begging the past to stay
FF chord                    EbEb chord
Memories painted with much brighter ink
                            GG chord
They tell me I loved, teach me how to think

Verse:
CC chord                     GG chord
I'll take what I can get
CC chord                            GG chord
'Cause I'm too damp for a spark
        CC chord                                                  
Kissing sickly sweet guys 'cause they say they like my eyes
        GG chord             DD chord           CC chord
but I'd only ever see them in the dark

Verse:
EmEm chord                              GG chord
I'm sick of faking diary entries
       CC chord            GG chord          DD chord                CC chord
Got to get it in my head; I'll never be sixteen again
    CC chord                  EmEm chord               GG chord
I'm waiting to live, and waiting to love
            CC chord              DD chord                CC chord
Oh it'll be over, and I'll still be asking when

Chorus:
CC chord                        DD chord  
AmAm chord I the only one wishing life away?
      EmEm chord                           GG chord
Never caught up in the moment busy begging the past to stay
FF chord                    EbEb chord
Memories painted with much brighter ink
                            GG chord              
They tell me I loved, teach me how to think

Bridge:
EbEb chord        FF chord Csus2Csus2 chord FF chord
Oooh
EbEb chord        FF chord Csus2Csus2 chord FF chord
Oooh
EbEb chord        FF chord Csus2Csus2 chord FF chord
Oooh
EbEb chord        FF chord GG chord 
DD chord CC chord
DD chord CC chord

Verse:
EmEm chord                              GG chord
I'm sick of faking diary entries
       CC chord            GG chord          DD chord                CC chord
Got to get it in my head; I'll never be sixteen again
    CC chord                  EmEm chord               GG chord
I'm waiting to live, and waiting to love
            CC chord                              GG chord
Oh it'll be over, and I'll still be asking when

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32 Comments

  1. WHAT IS THE FREAKING STRUMMING PATTERN FOR THIS DAMN SONG???!!!

    • I’m not sure if there really is a strumming pattern, as the song seems to be played mostly on piano (with strings accompaniment) .
      idk though.
      Hope this helped :)

  2. patsykiniry

    the verses dont sound right….

  3. I think +5 is the easiest to play!

  4. I found that if you keep the chords the same, but put a capo on the first fret, it seems to fit more with the original song.

  5. Is there a plucking pattern to replicate the beginning of the song?

  6. heya! I know people have been transposing the song, but if you put a capo on the first fret and play it as is, it’s the right key.

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Please do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

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.