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  • Acoustic fingerstyle (for singing over), no capo.
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  • Very simple tab, just the same two riffs repeated throughout.

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Based on March 2017 Capital FM live session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTUQ8Idrowg


[Verse 1]

     E          D#m  C#m         B   A          G#m  A       B
e|---------x---------------x---------------x---------------x---------x---|
B|---------x---------------x---------------x---------------x---------x---|
G|---12h13-x-----11--9-----x-----8---6-----x-----4---6-----x-8-------x---|
D|---------x---------------x---------------x---------------x---------x---| x2
A|---------x---------------x---------------x---------------x---------x---|
E|---0-----x-----11--9-----x-----7---5-----x-----4---5-----x-7-------x---|

E                 D#m      C#m         B   A                  G#m  A            B
  Ain’t got a soapbox I can stand upon but God gave me a stage,  a guitar and a song
   E                  D#m        C#m          B  A                    G#m   A        B
My daddy told me, son, don’t you get involved in politics, religions, other peoples’ quotes


[Pre-Chorus 1]

     A        C#m  B       E        G#m 
e|-----------x-----------x--------x-----|
B|-----------x-----------x--------x-----|
G|---6---6---x-9---8---8-x-13--13-x-4---|
D|-----------x-----------x--------x-----| x3
A|-----------x-----------x--------x-----|
E|---5---5---x-9---7-----x-12-----x-4---|

A                         C#m    B       E        G#m
  I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene, I know
A                 C#m       B                 E          G#m
  When I have children they will know what it means, and I
A                      C#m    B             E
  Pass on these things my family’s given to me

     A             B
e|---------------x-------------x--------|
B|---------------x-------------x--------|
G|---6---6-----6-x-8---8---8-8-x--------|
D|---------------x-------------x--------|
A|---------------x-------------x--------|
E|---5---5-----5-x-7---7---7-7-x--------|

     A                           B
Just love and understanding, positivity


[Chorus 1]

     E            D#m   C#m        B    A        G#m   A         B
e|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
B|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
G|---12h13----x----11----9----x----8----6----x----4----6----x----8----x---|
D|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---| x6
A|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
E|---0--------x----11----9----x----7----5----x----4----5----x----7----x---|

         E                     D#m      C#m    B     A               G#m    A           B
We could change this whole world with a piano, add a bass some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
E                D#m    C#m           B    A        G#m A           B
  I’m just a boy with a one-man show, no university, no degree, but Lord knows
E                    D#m    C#m               B       A                 G#m    A            B
Everybody’s talking ’bout exponential growth, and the stock market crashing in their portfolios
      E                    D#m    C#m
While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
B     A                           G#m  A           B
Sing, love could change the world in a moment, but what do I know?
E        D#m  C#m           B    A                         G#m  A           B
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, love can change the world in a moment, but what do I know?
E        D#m  C#m           B    A                         G#m  A      B
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, love can change the world in a moment


[Verse 2]

     E            D#m   C#m        B    A        G#m   A         B
e|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
B|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
G|---12h13----x----11----9----x----8----6----x----4----6----x----8----x---|
D|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---| x2
A|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
E|---0--------x----11----9----x----7----5----x----4----5----x----7----x---|

    E                 D#m       C#m          B A               G#m   A              B
The revolution’s coming, it’s a minute away, I saw people marching in the streets today
E                  D#m     C#m           B   A                         G#m  A     B
You know we are made up of love and hate but both of them are balanced on a razor blade


[Pre-Chorus 2]

     A           C#m   B            E               G#m 
e|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------|
B|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------|
G|---6----6----x--9----8----8--x----13----13----x----4---|
D|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------| x3
A|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------|
E|---5----5----x--9----7-------x----12----------x----4---|

A                         C#m    B       E        G#m
  I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene, I know
A                    C#m  B          E            G#m
  I’m all for people following their dreams, just re-
A               C#m     B                    E
  Remember life is more than fittin’ in your jeans

     A             B
e|---------------x-------------x--------|
B|---------------x-------------x--------|
G|---6---6-----6-x-8---8---8-8-x--------|
D|---------------x-------------x--------|
A|---------------x-------------x--------|
E|---5---5-----5-x-7---7---7-7-x--------|

     A                           B
It’s love and understanding, positivity


[Chorus 2]

     E            D#m   C#m        B    A        G#m   A         B
e|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
B|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
G|---12h13----x----11----9----x----8----6----x----4----6----x----8----x---|
D|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---| x6
A|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
E|---0--------x----11----9----x----7----5----x----4----5----x----7----x---|

         E                     D#m      C#m    B     A               G#m    A           B
We could change this whole world with a piano, add a bass some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
E                D#m    C#m           B    A        G#m A           B
  I’m just a boy with a one-man show, no university, no degree, but Lord knows
E                    D#m    C#m               B       A                 G#m    A            B
Everybody’s talking ’bout exponential growth, and the stock market crashing in their portfolios
      E                    D#m    C#m
While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
B     A                           G#m  A           B
Sing, love could change the world in a moment, but what do I know?
E        D#m  C#m           B    A                         G#m  A           B
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, love can change the world in a moment, but what do I know?
E        D#m  C#m           B    A                         G#m  A      B
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, love can change the world in a moment


[Pre-Chorus 3]

     A           C#m   B            E               G#m 
e|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------|
B|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------|
G|---6----6----x--9----8----8--x----13----13----x----4---|
D|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------| x3
A|-------------x---------------x----------------x--------|
E|---5----5----x--9----7-------x----12----------x----4---|

A                         C#m    B     E          G#m
  I’ll paint the picture, let me set a scene, you know
A                     C#m      B       E      G#m
  The future’s in the hands of you and me, so let’s
A                   C#m    B      E
  All get together, we can all be free
       A    N.C.
Spread love and understanding, positivity


[Chorus 3]

     E            D#m   C#m        B    A        G#m   A         B
e|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
B|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
G|---12h13----x----11----9----x----8----6----x----4----6----x----8----x---|
D|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---| x6
A|------------x---------------x--------------x--------------x---------x---|
E|---0--------x----11----9----x----7----5----x----4----5----x----7----x---|

         E                     D#m      C#m    B     A               G#m    A           B
We could change this whole world with a piano, add a bass some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
E                D#m    C#m           B    A        G#m A           B
  I’m just a boy with a one-man show, no university, no degree, but Lord knows
E                    D#m    C#m               B       A                 G#m    A            B
Everybody’s talking ’bout exponential growth, and the stock market crashing in their portfolios
      E                    D#m    C#m
While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
B     A                           G#m  A           B
Sing, love could change the world in a moment, but what do I know?
E        D#m  C#m           B    A                         G#m  A           B
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, love can change the world in a moment, but what do I know?
E        D#m  C#m           B    A                         G#m  A           N.C.
Mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, mm-mm-mmm, love can change the world in a moment, but what do I know?


            
            
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