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Heart Of The Matter Chords

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The Heart of the Matter
The Eagles 
Hell Freezes Over
Transcribed by: Steven P.

D       xx0232
Dsus2   xx0230
A7sus   x02233
G       320003
A       x02220
Asus    x02230
Em7     022030
D/F#    xx4232
Bm      x24432
Am      x02210
G/B     x20033

Intro
D  Dsus2  D  Dsus2  A7sus (repeat 4x)

Verse 1
D                       A
I got the call today, I didn't wanna hear
      G
But I knew that it would come
D                              A
An old true friend of ours was talkin' on the phone
             G
She said you found someone
      A
And I thought of all the bad luck,

And the struggles we went through
    G
How I lost me and you lost you
A
What are these voices outside love's open door
        G
Make us throw off our contentment
    Asus              A
And beg for something more?

Chorus 1
D                     Em7              D/F#
I've been learning to live without you now
      G
But I miss you sometimes
D                    Bm
The more I know, the less I understand
        G                            Asus     A
All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning again
D                            Em7
I've been tryin' to get down to the heart of the matter
       D/F#
But my will gets weak
G
And my thoughts seem to scatter
                     D
But I think it's a - bout forgiveness
Bm
Forgiveness
G                A                         D  Dsus2  D  Dsus2  A7sus  (repeat 2x)
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

Verse 2
      D
These times are so uncertain
          A
There's a yearning undefined
    G
And people filled with rage
D
We all need a little tenderness
A                       G
How can love survive in such a graceless age
A
And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
G
They're the very things we kill, I guess
A
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
        G
And the work I put between us
            Asus            A
You know it doesn't keep me warm

Chorus 2
D               Em7              D/F#
I'm learning to live without you now
      G
But I miss you, baby
D                                     Bm
The more I know, the less I understand
        G                                 Asus          A
All the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
D                            Em7
I've been tryin' to get down to the heart of the matter
D/F#
But everything changes
G
And my friends seem to scatter
                     D
But I think it's a - bout forgiveness
Bm
Forgiveness
G                A                         D  G  D
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

Bridge
          C                          G
There are people in your life who've come and gone
     Am                               G/B
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
    C                                    G
You better put it all behind you, baby; ‘cause life goes on
A
You keep carryin' that anger, it'll eat you up inside, baby

Chorus 3
D                             Em7
I’ve been tryin’ to get down, to the heart of the matter
D/F#
But my will gets weak
G
And my thoughts seem to scatter
                     D
But I think it's a - bout forgiveness
Bm
Forgiveness
G                A
Even if, even if you don't love me

Final Chorus
D                            Em7
I've been tryin' to get down to the heart of the matter
D/F#
Because the flesh will get weak
G
And the ashes will scatter
                     D
So, I'm thinkin' a - bout forgiveness
Bm
Forgiveness
G                A
Even if, even if you don't love me
 D            Em7          D/F#
(Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness,
G            D            Bm
forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness)
G       A 
Even if you don't love me anymore

D  Dsus2  D  Dsus2  A7sus (repeat 2x)
D


This is my interpretation of the song and is what I hear. Since
U-G doesn't always include the correct chord voicings, I have
included all of them in this transcription. Please feel free to
experiment with your own chord voicings.
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haxx wrote on July 23 2010, 09:16 am

Having played along with the song using this version I think its spot on!

Thanks

Paul

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KG6_Steven wrote on July 23 2010, 10:43 pm

Thanks, Paul. Sometimes these songs can be quite a challenge to figure out. Of course, the goal is to get them as accurate as possible.

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perryg362 wrote on May 13 2011, 12:38 pm

someoen finally got it right. it's amazing being that this is not that difficult a song. good work

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