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Over My Head (Cable Car)

The Fray


Capo 1


Strum Guide

1-measure     D   D U   U D U

Strum:        1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

½ Measure     D   D U D   D U

Strum:        1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010


Em:   022000

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Am:   x02210


D:    xx0232

        2    4

G/F#:   2x0003


Em7:   020000




I never knew

    Em (½)             G (½)                  C

I never knew that everything was falling through

        Em (½)         G (½)                  C

That everyone I knew was waiting on a queue

      Em (½)   G (½)               Am (½)  G (½)     D

To turn and run when all I needed was the truth


But that's how it's got to be

       Em (½)              G (½)                    C

It's coming down to nothing more than apathy

     Em (½)           G (½)                  C

I'd rather run the other way than stay and see

        Em (½)        G (½)        Am (½)    G (½)     D

The smoke and who's still standing when it clears



C (½)   G (½)   Em (½)     G (½)

Everyone    knows  I'm in

    C (½)     G (½)   Em (½)  D (½)

Over my head, over my head

        C (½)      G (½)          Em (½)  G (½)

With eight seconds left in overtime

        C (½)        G (½)        Em (½)  D (½)

She's on your mind, she's on      your

  C     Em (½)    G (½)



C     Em (½)    G (½)


Verse 2:


Let's rearrange

    Em (½)               G (½)                C

I wish you were a stranger I could disengage

      Em (½)           G (½)                  C

To say that we agree and then never change

      Em (½)   G (½)          Am (½)  G (½)   D

Soften a      bit until we all just get    along


But that's disregard

       Em (½)          G (½)                C

You find another friend and you discard

           Em (½)            G (½)       C

As you lose the argument in a cable car

       Em (½)  G (½)            Am (½)  G (½)          D

Hanging    above as the canyon   comes between


Chorus x2


Bridge (hold each chord):

        C                 Em (½)        G (½)      C

And suddenly I become a part of your past

          Em (½)        G (½)       C

I'm becoming the part that don't last

      Em (½)   G (½)         Am (2)

I'm losing   you and it's effortless



Without a sound

       Em (½)                G (½)              C   

we lose sight of the ground in the throw around

           Em (½)                G (½)        C

Never thought that you wanted to bring it down

          Em (½)     G (½)          Am (2)

I won't let it go down till we torch it ourselves



Bridge 2:

G               G/F#

Everyone knows I'm in

    Em7               C

Over my head, over my head

         C (½)     G (½)          Em (½)   G (½)

With eight seconds left in over  -  time

         C (½)       G (½)         Em (½)   G (½)

She's on your mind, she's on        your

 C (½)     G (½)      Em (½)   G (½)

mind...                           Everyone

C (½)     G (½)      Em (½)   G (½)

knows...   she's on your

C (½)     G (½)      Em (½)                    G (½)

mind...              Everyone knows I'm in over my

C (½)             G (½)      Em (½)     G (½)

head  I'm in over my head   I'm over my...




C     Em (½)    G (½)  x4


End on C

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