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Like A Knife Chords

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                      LIKE A KNIFE - Secondhand Serenade
Tabbed by: Krista
Email: leavethepieces@gmail.com

Tuning: Capo on 1st

   D   A   Bm  G  or like this:
e|-2---0---2---3-|  |-0---0---0---0-| so it's actually
B|-3---2---3---3-|  |-3---3---3---3-| Dsus2 and Asus4
G|-2---2---4---0-|  |-2---2---4---0-|
D|-0---2---4---0-|  |-0---2---4---0-|
A|-x---0---2---2-|  |-x---0---2---2-|
E|-x---x---2---3-|  |-x---x---x---3-|

*Note: If you play the chords the second way,
and downtune your high E string to a D,
it sounds closer to the actual recording.
I'm not sure how he actually plays it.*

D A Bm G

  Bm                               G
I dream a lot, I know you say I've got to get away.
     D                                     A
"The world is not yours for the taking" is all you ever say.
  Bm                                 G
I know I'm not the best for you, but promise that you'll stay.
'Cause if I watch you go, you'll see me wasting,
You'll see me wasted away

         D                          A
'Cause today, you walked out of my life
         Bm                            G
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
                     Bm G D A
I'm not living this life.

    Bm                               G
Goodbyes are meant for lonely people standing in the rain
       D                             A
And no matter where I go it's always pouring all the same.
      Bm                                    G
These streets are filled with memories both perfect and in pain
          D                                A
And all I wanna do is love you but I'm the only one to blame.

         D                          A
'Cause today, you walked out of my life
         Bm                            G
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
I'm not living this life.

But what do I know, if you're leaving
All you did was stop the bleeding.
But these scars will stay forever,
These scars will stay forever
And these words have no meaning
If we cannot find the feeling
That we held on to together
Try your hardest to remember

Stay with me,
Or watch me bleed,
  Bm                 G
I need you just to breathe.

         D                          A      
'Cause today, you walked out of my life
(stay with me, or watch me bleed)
         Bm                          G
'Cause today, your words felt like a knife
(i need you just to breathe.)
                     D (D A Bm G D)
I'm not living this life. 
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ZTRO19 wrote on February 4 2008, 03:10 pm

Good work. Although, this is not how he plays it. I've tabbed a lot of his songs accurately with the approval of Secondhand Serenade himself. He uses a string change, I'm working on this tab right now.

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writinwater wrote on March 25 2008, 09:23 pm

sounds great.

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maccieh wrote on December 29 2008, 03:25 am

actually its Eb(I know)...it sounds the same as the recording...its just hard to play,some parts have harmonics..

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