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This Is The Time Ballast Chords

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This is the chords for an acoustic cover of This Is The Time (Ballast) by Nothing More. It uses standard tuning and simple chords so should be easy for everyone. I have tried to time the chords to the lyrics as well as I can but if you listen to the song and focus on those chords changes (the the lyric where a new chord is played as a guide) and you should get the timing right. There is a section in the song towards the end which breaks up the last 2 choruses which includes a "solo" section. As this is for an acoustic cover, I have added some information just before that section to help you with your arrangement of it. Was this info helpful? Yes No
(Verse 1)

     Am                  C
When did we become these sinking stones?
     G                 F
When did we build this broken home?
Am                      C
Holding each other like ransom notes
G                       F
Dropping our hearts to grip our brother's throats

(Pre-Chorus)

Am
You can't see because you don't know
              C
You're caught below, beneath your own shadow
G
Stuck inside, half alive
       F
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Am
Close your mind, identify
       C                                     G
Do you feel, do you feel, do you call this a life?
                    F
All you waited for, drowning just to keep score


   Am
We always start with good intentions
    G
But lose ourselves along the way

(Chorus)

Am                       G
This is the time that we let it go
Em                            F
These are the words that will take us home
Am                      G
Singing the song that's inside us all
Em                   F                  Am 
If we don't open our eyes we're walking blind

(Verse 2)

Am                       C
Anchored in anger, we exile ourselves
G                        F
Bitter blood builds our prison cell
Am                C
Darker water now fills our lungs
    G                        F
The depths of our heart have blacked the sun


[Pre-Chorus]
Am  C  G  F  x2 
Am  G



[Chorus]
Am  G  Em  F  x2

(Break/Solo Section) - (This section is up to how you arrange it for an acoustic version, it could just be
an instrumental break using the chords from the verse (Am, C, G, F) or the chords form the chorus (Am, G, Em,
F). Below I have put the lyrics in for this section along with the bass notes as chords, however for an 
acoustic cover just play about with this section until you find what works for you)  

Am
Naked we come, naked we leave
Fools we are, to hold tightly
Am  B  C     Am
We are free, we are free
F                G               A                B              Am
We are the jail, we are the key, We are the jail, we are the key

(Chorus (w/ Lyric Changes))

Am                       G
This is the time that we let it go
Em                            F
These are the words that will save us all
Am                      G            
Singing the song that's inside us all
Em                  F
If we just open our eyes

Am                       G
This is the time that we let it go
Em                      F
This is the pain we are forced to know
Am                      G                 Em             F
Singing the song that's inside, inside us all, inside us all

(Outro)

(Am, C, G, F)

(Walking blind)

(Am, C, G, F)
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