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Always Love

Nada Surf

 

Capo 2

 

Chord Guide

       T 321

Fmaj7: 1x3210

       32 1

C:    x32010

       12

Em:   022000

        231

Am:   x02210

      3    4

G:    3x0003

      134211

F:    133211

        12 4

Em7:   022030

         231

Dm:   xx0231

 

Strum Guide

Folk Strum:

 

D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Punk Strum:

 

D D D D D D D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Backbeat Strum:

    >       >

D U D U D U D U    > = accent

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

(w/folk strum)

Intro: / Fmaj7 - - - / C - - - / Em - - - / Am - - - /

 

            Fmaj7             C

To make a mountain of

        Em               Am

Your life is just a choice

          Fmaj7             C

But I never learned enough

     Em               Am

to listen to the voice that told me

 

Chorus 1:

Fmaj7    C

Always Love

  G                      Fmaj7

Hate will get you every time

Fmaj7   C

Always Love

  G                       Fmaj7

Don't wait ‘til the finish line

 

(w/punk strum)

/ F - - - / C - - - / Em7 - - - / Am - - - /

 

   F                                  C

Slow demands come ‘round

Em7                             Am

Squeeze the air and keep the rest out

F                 C

Helps to write it down

Em7                   Am

Even when you then cross it out

 

Chorus 2:

F          C

Always Love

G                        F

Hate will get you every time

F           C

Always Love

G                 F

Even if you wanna fight

 

(w/backbeat strum)

F             C

Self directed lives

  Em7                             Am

I want to know what it'd be like to

F           C

Aim so high above

Em7                             Am

Any card that has been dealt to you

 

(w/punk strum)

Chorus 3:

F                C

Always Love

G                            F

Hate will get you every time

F                C

Always Love

G                       F

Hate will get you

 

Bridge:

                                                 F

I've been held back by something

         C                       Dm                      F

Yeah, you said to me quietly on the stairs.

                                                 F

I've been held back by something

         C                       Dm                      F

Yeah, you said to me quietly on the stairs.   You said

G (½)  F (½)          C

   Hey, you good ones

G (½)  F (½)          C

   Hey, you good ones

 

(one strum per chord)

            Fmaj7            C

To make a mountain of

        Em               Am

Your life is just a choice

          Fmaj7             C

But I never learned enough

     Em               Am

to listen to the voice that told me

 

Repeat Chorus 3 (w/punk strum)

 

Repeat Bridge (w/punk strum)

 

G (½)  F (½)          C

   Hey, you good ones

G (½)  F (½)          C (hold)

   Ahhh ahhh ahhh

 


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.