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The Middle

Jimmy Eat World

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

        123

A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003

 

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Every chord is played for 2 measures

 

 

Intro:  / D - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - /

          / G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

  D                                       A

Hey, don't write yourself off yet.   It's only in your head

        G                                    D

you feel left out or looked-down on.

                     D                                A

Just try your best, try everything you can.  And don't you worry what they

 G                                           D

tell themselves when you're away.

 

Chorus:

           D                                                                  A

It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the ride.   

                                        G                                                       D

Everything, everything will be just fine, everything, everything will be all right, all right

 

D                                         A

Hey, you know they're all the same.  You know you're doing better

 G                                     D

on your own, so don't buy in. 

                 D                               A

Live right now.  Yeah, just be yourself.  It doesn't matter if it's

  G                                   D

good enough for someone else.

 

Chorus x2

 

Solo:  / A - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

          / A - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

          / G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

          / A - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

  D                                       A

Hey, don't write yourself off yet.   It's only in your head

        G                                    D

you feel left out or looked-down on.

                     D                                A

Just try your best, try everything you can.  And don't you worry what their

 G                                D

bitter hearts are gonna say

 

Chorus x2

 

End on D


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.