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Imagine Dragons


Capo 2


Strumming Guide



D   D     U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Rest of song:

>       >

D   d   D   D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Intro:  / Am - - - / C - - - / G - - - / D - - - / x3

           / Dsus2 (hold) - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /


Am                     C                     G                   D                   

      I'm waking up to ash and dust, I wipe my brow and I sweat my

Am                           C                    G (hold 2)

rust.   I'm breathing in the chemicals



Am                      C              G                      D

    I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus

Am            C                    G (2, hold 2nd measure)  

    This is it, the apocalypse,   Whoah,   I'm waking



Am            C                     G                           D

up, I feel it in my bones, Enough to make my systems grow

Am                               C                           G                                 D

Welcome to the new age, to the new age, Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Am         C             G                D

      Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

Am         C              (no chord for 2 measures)

      Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive


Am                      C                  G                       D

        I raise my flags, don my clothes, It's a revolution, I

       Am                          C                 G           D

suppose,  We're painted red to fit right in, Whoa







Am              C   G              D

All systems go, sun hasn't died

Am              C            G                D

Deep in my bones, straight from inside





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