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WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE TO BEGIN - Colin Hay
Standard tuning (EADGBe) Capo 4

Please take note that ALL CHORDS HOLD THE HIGH D AND G THROUGHOUT  
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, REGARGLESS OF WHAT I HAVE LABELED THEM. 

IE: "D/F# = 200233, *NOT* 200232. 

PLEASE do not rate me down for mislabeling chords, as I am FULLY
AWARE of what I've called them VS what they actually may be called. 



    G     D   Cadd9  D/F# Gsus4  G/B   Em   Asus4  Em *
e|--3-----2-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----0--|
B|--3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----0--|
G|--0-----2-----0-----2-----0-----0-----0-----2-----0--|
D|--0-----0-----2-----0-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2--|
A|--2-----------3-----0-----3-----2-----2-----0-----2--|
E|--3-----------------2-----3-----------0-----------0--|
                                                    ^Actual Em

[Intro]

G  D  Cadd9.. Cadd9  D/F#  G.. Gsus4..
G  D  Cadd9.. Cadd9  D/F#  G.. Gsus4.. G  D/F#  G/B


[Verse]

           Cadd9  D                   G  Gsus4  G  D/F#
Any minute now...   my ship is coming in
          G/B                 Cadd9  Em  Asus4  G  D/F#
I'll keep checking...  the hori-         zon
    G/B               Cadd9  D  
And I'll stand on the bow
                        G        Gsus4  G  D/F#  G/B
And feel the waves come crashing
              Cadd9 Em    Asus4   G  
Come crashing down, down, down on me


[Chorus]

    Cadd9  G  Cadd9    G         D              
And you    say...   be still, my love
             Cadd9          D/F#        G   D/F#  G/B
Open up your heart, let the light shine in
      Cadd9    D                        Cadd9
Don't you understand?  I already have a plan
    D              Cadd9        G      Gsus4 
I'm waiting for my real life to begin


G  D  Cadd9.. Cadd9  D/F#  G.. Gsus4.. G  D/F#  G/B


[Verse]

             Cadd9  D                  G         Gsus4  G  D/F#  G/B 
When I awoke today... suddenly nothing happened
          Cadd9  Em  Asus4             G       D/F#         
But in my dreams...         I slew the dragon
    G/B              Cadd9  D                      G    Gsus4  G  D/F#
And down this beaten path...   and up this cobbled lane
    G/B           Cadd9  Em  Asus4       G       
I'm walking in my own    footsteps once again


[Chorus]

    Cadd9 G  Cadd9       G       D 
And you   say...    just be here now
                 Cadd9              D/F#    G     D/F#  G/B  
Forget about the past, your mask is wearing thin
       Cadd9          D                       Cadd9
Let me throw one more dice, I know that I can win
    D              Cadd9        G      Gsus4
I'm waiting for my real life to begin


G  D  Cadd9.. Cadd9  D/F#  G.. Gsus4.. G  D/F#  G/B


[Verse]

           Cadd9  D                   G  Gsus4  G  D/F#
Any minute now...   my ship is coming in
          G/B                 Cadd9  Em  Asus4  G  D/F#
I'll keep checking...  the hori-         zon
    G/B           Cadd9    D  
And I'll check my machine
                        G     Gsus4  G  D/F#  G/B
There's sure to be that call
                  Cadd9 Em   Asus4            G    
It's gunna happen soon, soon, oh so very soon
                Gsus4    G  D/F#  G/B
It's just that times are lean


[Chorus]

           Cadd9    G         D              
And you say...   be still, my love
             Cadd9          D/F#        G  Gsus4  G
Open up your heart, let the light shine in
      Cadd9    D                        Cadd9
Don't you understand?  I already have a plan
    D              Cadd9        G      D/F#
I'm waiting for my real life to begin


Em Asus4 Em  Asus4        Em  Asus4
Hey...   Hey yeeeeeee...  Hey...
G   Cadd9  D      Cadd9  Asus4  Em*   Cadd9... G D Cadd9
Mmm-eee... Eee... Eee... Eee... Eee...


           G          Cadd9           D/F# G
On a clear day, I can see, see a very long way
           G          Cadd9           D/F# G
On a clear day, I can see, see a very long way

            
            
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meenatheman 10 Aug 18, 2009 03:24 AM

excellent! :D
finally something that is understandable yet accurate! :D beautiful song! :D
jst to make sure, how do you play Gsus4??

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sinForge xJp 1,558 Aug 18, 2009 07:12 PM

well normally I make them 320013, but for this song, I put the C on the A string so its 330033.

In the song, you can hear him hammer on the C.. Although Idk if ALL the chords in this song hold the 3rd fret of e and B like I've said they do... the other tab is probably semi-accurate in saying otherwise... but what I've done is a lot easier to grasp, and once you understand a song, you can play it however you want =)

Thanks so much for the rating!!!

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hockeymanaz 65 Jun 10, 2013 08:50 AM

Thanks for this! I just heard this song for the first time today and I'm glad an accurate chord list was here.

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