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Main Riff:

e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------5-5-----------------5-5------------------------|
G----------5-------7-5---------5-------7-5--------------------|
D------7-7---7-------------5-5---5----------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro: Am C Fmaj9 C Cmaj9

      Am
I was floating across the dance floor,
      C
I was trying to think of something to say,
      Fmaj9                                          C  Cmaj9
When i went up to your girlfriends and pulled you away.

Melody played over the last C chords of the verse

e----------------------------|
B-------5---8-5---5----------|
G---------7-----7---7-5------|
D----------------------------|
A----------------------------|
E----------------------------|

Am
You were so perfectly pretty,
C
I could love every mistake.
       Fmaj9                                C  Cmaj9   (Melody again)
At the end of the night, i asked you your name.

          F                   Am
You said "Laura" - i couldn't ignore it.
               G                      Dm
The name of my old love keeps fucking me up

       F    Am        G
But on paper, i could write it out for you.
   F    Am        G
On paper, i could draw you a picture.
   F    Am        G                     Dm             F
On paper, i could finish any story with any ending you please.

  Am
I saw you in a dream in the morning,
         C
It's the only time i can remember.
         Fmaj9                                        C  Cmaj9
You were sitting at my kitchen table with no makeup on.
   Am
If i flew in through the front door,
C
You were so happy to see it,
             Fmaj9                                    C  Cmaj9
And you were telling me about everything you saw on tour.

            F                                Am
And i said "know this - i'll listen to your records,
                    G
i'll keep you in my head."
Dm
Shit you've probably got a boyfriend

       F    Am        G
But on paper, i could write it out for you.
   F    Am        G
On paper, i could draw you a picture.
   F    Am        G                     Dm             F
On paper, i could finish any story with any ending you please.

Solo: F Am G Dm

Variation Riff:

e------------------------------------------5------------------|
B------------5------------5----------5-8-8---5----------------|
G--------5-7----------5-7--------5-7-----------7--------------|
D------7----------7-7----------7------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

Played through Bridge

F
I can't keep up, always playing catch up.
Am
Talking to you right now would be too much.
G                          Dm
Mom told me i got a letter written from you, it's sitting on the dresser
F
I can't keep up, always playing catch up.
Am
Talking to you right now would be too much.
G                             Dm
May fourteenth i got a letter written from you, it's sitting on the dresser

F Am G
F Am G

       F    Am        G
But on paper, i could write it out for you.
   F    Am        G
On paper, i could draw you a picture.
   F    Am        G                     Dm             F
On paper, i could finish any story with any ending you please.

       F    Am        G
But on paper, i could write it out for you.
   F    Am        G
On paper, i could draw you a picture.
   F    Am        G                     Dm             F
On paper, i could finish any story with any ending you please.

Variation Riff

F
I can't keep up, always playing catch up.
Am
Talking to you right now would be too much.
G                          Dm
Mom told me i got a letter written from you, it's sitting on the dresser
F
I can't keep up, always playing catch up.
Am
Talking to you right now would be too much.
G                             Dm
May fourteenth i got a letter written from you, it's sitting on the dresser
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