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Two Strumming Options


Slow Strum:   D   D U   U D U

(folk strum)  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Fast Strum:   D   D DU UD D DU

              1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chord Guide


Am:   x02210


Dsus2:  xx0230

       T 321

Fmaj7: 1x3210

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010


F:    133211


Intro:  / Am - - - / Dsus2 - - - / Fmaj7 - - - / G - - - / 


Am                       Dsus2    Fmaj7                       G

     Is it getting better,              or do you feel the same?

Am                       Dsus2                 Fmaj7                              G
     Will it make it easier on you now       You've got someone to blame? 

            C           Am        Fmaj7                   C

You say, one love, one life, when it's one need in the night

C          Am                          Fmaj7                         C
One love, we get to share it, it leaves you baby if you don't care for it


/ Am - - - / Dsus2 - - - / Fmaj7 - - - / G - - - / 


Am                Dsus2    Fmaj7                                    G
     Did I disappoint you, or leave a bad taste in your mouth?

Am                                  Dsus2   Fmaj7                                   G
     You act like you never had love,    and you want me to go without. 

           C       Am         Fmaj7                         C

Well it's too late tonight to drag the past out into the light

C                                Am                          Fmaj7                        
We're one, but we're not the same, we get to carry each other,


carry each other.  One....


/ Am - - - / Dsus2 - - - / Fmaj7 - - - / G - - - / 

Am                                   Dsus2          Fmaj7                                   G

      Have you come here for forgiveness?  Have you come to raise the dead?

Am                                          Dsus2  Fmaj7                               G
     Have you come here to play Jesus            to the lepers in your head?
C                           Am                     Fmaj7                                    C
Did I ask too much?  More than a lot?  You gave me nothing, now it's all I got

C                          Am                             Fmaj7                        
We're one but we're not the same, well we hurt each other

Then we do it again, you say

C                           Am                   C                            Am
  Love is a temple, love a higher law.  Love is a temple, love a higher law.

       C                              G
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl

       G                           F                       F
And I can't be holding on to what you got, when all you got is hurt
C              Am           Fmaj7                     C
   One love, one blood, one life, you got to do what you should

C        Am                    Fmaj7  C
One life, with each other, sisters, brothers

C                        Am                               Fmaj7
One life, but we're not the same, we get to carry each other,

Carry each other, one....


/ C - - - / Am - - - / Fmaj7 - - - / C - - - /  x5, hold last C

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.