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Hard To Be Chords

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Artist: David Bazan 
Song: Hard To Be
Album: Curse Your Branches

This is obviously minus intro and outro. I watched a few live videos and listened 
to the album to figure it out. When I edited all this the chords lined up properly 
with the corresponding words so if it's lined up wrong sorry. This is my first submission. 

Standard Tuning - Capo 4th Fret

Am                         Em     F                            C
You've heard the story you know how it goes
Dm                  Am                       F                        Em
Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes
Am                      Em                 F                      C
Fresh from the soil we were beautiful and true
     Dm                    Am                      F                         Em
In control of our emotions till we ate the poison fruit

And now its...

F            C
Hard to be
Dm        Am
Hard to be
F            C
Hard to be
    Dm                    Am 
A decent Human being 

                    Em
Wait just a minute
        F                          C
You expect me to believe
        Dm                  Am                          F                         Em
that all this misbehaving grew from one enchanted tree
         Am              Em                           F                 C
And helpless to fight it we should all be satisfied
                Dm                  Am             F                        Em
With the magical explanation for why the living die

And why it's...

F            C
Hard to be
Dm        Am
Hard to be
F            C
Hard to be
    Dm                    Am 
A decent Human being 

Dm                 G          C                           F
Childbirth is painful toil to grow our food
Dm                             G
Ignorance made us hungry
C                                          F
Information made us no good
           Dm                         Em
Every burden misunderstood

Am                Em                 F                         C
I swung my tassel to the left side of my cap
                 Dm             Am                           F                    Em
Knowing after graduation there would be no going back
        Am               Em                         F                   C
and no congratulations from my faithful family
               Dm                           Am            F                     Em
some of whom are already fasting to intercede for me

Because it's...

F         C
Hard to be
Dm        Am
Hard to be

F          C
Hard to be
Dm                   Am
A decent human being
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pinkMoses wrote on June 27 2010, 07:27 pm

Nice job! Thanks for posting

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Battydevin wrote on August 29 2012, 08:51 am

This is 100% accurate except that the original song is actually on capo 3, i mean it doesn't really matter if you want to sing in the key of C# or C, I'm just saying the original key is C, capo 3.

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noahrolf wrote on July 24 2013, 12:38 pm

Good tab, but maybe include intro chords and line the verse chords up?

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