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Heart Of The Matter Chords

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[Intro Riff]

e|-2---2---0--2--0-3--|----------------|
B|-3---3---2--3--3-3--|----------------|
G|-2---2---3--2--2-2--|----------------|
D|-0---0---0--0--0-0--|----------------|
A|--------------------|----------------|
E|--------------------|----------------|(x4)
   ^ . ^ . ^  .  ^   .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .


[Verse 1]

D
I got the call today
      A
And I didn't want to hear
      G
But I knew that it would come
D
An old true friend of ours
    A
Was talking on the phone
               G
She said you'd found someone

      A
And I thought of all the bad luck
        A7
And the struggles we went through
    G
How I lost me, and you lost you
A
What are all these voices
   A7
Outside love's open door
        G
Make us throw off our contentment
    A
And beg for something more


[Chorus]

D               A/E              Bm/F#
I'm learning to live without you now
      G
But I miss you sometimes
D                    Bm
The more I know, the less I understand
        G
All the things I thought I knew
    A
I'm learning again

D
I've been trying to get down
A/E
To the heart of the matter
       Bm/F#
But my will gets weak
G
And my thoughts seem to scatter
                 D
But I think it's about
             Bm
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
G                A
Even if, Even if you don't love me anymore


[Intro Riff]

e|-2---2---0--2--0-3--|----------------|
B|-3---3---2--3--3-3--|----------------|
G|-2---2---3--2--2-2--|----------------|
D|-0---0---0--0--0-0--|----------------|
A|--------------------|----------------|
E|--------------------|----------------|(x2)
   ^ . ^ . ^  .  ^   .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .


(same pattern as first verse)

Ah these times are so uncertain
There's a yearning undefined
People filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive
In such a graceless age
Oh the trust and self-assurance
That lead to happiness
They're the very things we kill I guess
Oh pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us
You know it doesn't keep me warm


[Chorus]

D               A/E              Bm/F#
I'm learning to live without you now
      G
But I miss you sometimes
D                    Bm
The more I know, the less I understand
        G
All the things I thought I knew
    A
I'm learning again

D
I've been trying to get down
A/E
To the heart of the matter
       Bm/F#
But my will gets weak
G
And my thoughts seem to scatter
                 D
But I think it's about
             Bm
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
G                A
Even if, Even if you don't love me anymore
(instead of riff 1, play 2 bars of D)


[Bridge]

          C
There are people in your life
G/B
Who've come and gone
     Am
They let you down
              G
You know they hurt your pride
C
You better put it all behind you babe
     G/B
'Cuz life goes on
         A
You keep carrying that anger

It'll eat you up inside baby


[Chorus]

I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it's about
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Even if, Even if you don't love me

I've been trying to get down
To the heart of the matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
But I think it's about
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Even if, Even if you don't love me

(follow pattern of chorus and fade out)

(Chords Used)

D:      xx0232
A:      x02220
G:      320003
A7:     x02223 or x02020
A/E:    002220
Bm/F#:  224432
Bm:     x24432
C:      x32010
G/B:    x20003
Am:     x02210
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MeeQs 19 wrote on October 10 2009, 01:29 pm

This version is ok but I think that this is more correct:
D: xx0232
A7sus4: xx2030
A7: xx2020
G: 320033
A7/A: 002230
Bm: x24432
G/B: x20003

D A7sus4 A7
I got the call today and I didn't want to hear
G
But I knew that it would come
D A7sus4 A7
An old true friend of ours was talking on the phone
G
She said you'd found someone
A7/A A7
And I thought of all the bad luck and the struggles we went
through
G
How I lost me, and you lost you
A7/A A7
What are all these voices out side love's open door
G A7sus4 A7
Make us throw off our contentment and beg for something more

Chorus
D A7sus4 D G
I'm learning to live without you now, but I miss you
sometimes
D Bm
The more I know, the less I understand
G A7sus4 A7
All the things I thought I knew I'm learning again
D A7sus4
I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
D A7sus4
But my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
D Bm
But I think it's about forgiveness, forgiveness
G A7sus4 A7 D
Even if, even if you don't love me any more

D A7sus4 A7
Ah these times are so uncertain, there's a yearning unde fined
G
People filled with rage
D
We all need a little tenderness
A7sus4 A7 G
How can love sur vive in such a graceless age?
A7/A
Oh the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
G
They're the very things we kill, I guess
A7/A
Oh pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
G A7sus4 A7
And the work I put between us you know it doesn't keep me warm

Chorus
D A7sus4 D A7sus4
I'm learning to live without you now, but I miss you
A7
baby
D Bm
The more I know, the less I understand
G A7sus4 A7
All the things I thought I figured out I have to learn again
D A7sus4
I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
D A7sus4
But everything changes and my friends seem to scatter
D Bm
But I think it's about forgiveness, forgiveness
G A7sus4 A7 D
Even if, even if you don't love me anymore

Bridge
C G/B
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/B
You better put it all behind you babe cuz life goes on
A7sus4 A7 D
You keep carrying that anger, it'll eat you up inside baby

Chorus
D A7sus4
I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
D A7sus4
But my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
D Bm
But I think it's about forgiveness, forgiveness
G A7sus4 A7 D
Even if, even if you don't love me any more

D A7sus4
I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
D A7sus4
Because the flesh will get weak and the ashes will scatter
D Bm
But I think it's about forgiveness, forgiveness
G A7sus4 A7 D
Even if, even if you don't love me any

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hopkinscory 12 wrote on June 17 2014, 07:27 pm

Lack of accuracy.

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bcmegadawg 557 wrote on August 1 2015, 04:36 pm

MeeQs tab is incorrect at the chorus also.

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