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    Swing Life Away (Acoustic Version)

    Rise Against

     

    Original version tuned down ½ step.


    Strum: D   D U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 +

     

    Chord Guide

             132

    D:    xx0232

           12

    Em:   022000

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010

                32 1

    Dadd4add9: x54030

            231

    Am:   x02210

               132

    D/A:    x00232

            12 34

    Em7:   022033

             21 34

    Cadd9:  x32033

     

    Intro Riff x3

     

    / D - - / - - - / D (hold) - - / - - - /

     

                           Em           G              C (2)

    Am I loud and clear, or am I breaking up?

                           Em             G           C (2)

    Am I still your charm, or am I just bad luck?

           Em            G                 C (2)                 Dadd4add9 (4, hold 4th measure)

    Are we getting closer, or are we just getting more lost?

     

                         Em             G                  C (2)

    I'll show you mine if you show me yours first

                             Em      G            C (2)

    Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse

            Em                 G                 C (2)                      Dadd4add9 (4, hold 4th measure)

    Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

     

    Chorus:

          Em              C                   G             Am

    We live on front porches and swing life away,

          Em            C                  D/A (2)

    We get by just fine here on minimum wage

       Em         C           G                 Am

    If love is a labor I'll slave 'till the end,

        Em                      C                D/A (4, hold 4th measure)

    I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

     

                              Em                   G                  C (2)

    I've been here so long, I think that it's time to move

                            Em                 G          C (2)

    The winter's so cold, summer's over too soon

     Em                G            C (2)                               Dadd4add9 (4, hold 4th measure)

    Let's pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

     

                            Em                   G            C (2)

    I've got some friends, some that I hardly know

                                   Em                    G                  C (2)

    But we've had some times I wouldn't trade for the world

                              Em                 G                 C (2)               Dadd4add9 (4, hold 4th measure)

    We chase these days down with talks of the places that we will go

     

    Chorus (don't hold last measure)

     

    Em7    G       Cadd9 (2)

    Swing life away

    Em7     G       Cadd9 (2)

    Swing life away

    Em7     G       Am   C

    Swing life away

    Em7     G       Cadd9 (4)

    Swing life away

     

    End on G


    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.