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4 Am Acoustic chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Our Lady Peace - 4 AM | Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate, depending on
how fancy you want to get; look at the footnotes for fingering instructions
as well as basic chords for those who aren't ready to face down suspended
chords quite yet*.

Tune down 1/2 step or put a Capo on the 1st fret, because who on Earth ever
-willingly- plays Cm off the nut?!**  



Intro: Bm, G - Gsus2, Bm, G - Gsus2


Verse 1:  (start softly, and carry that vibe on through the 1st chorus)

Bm                                  G - Gsus2
I walked around my good intentions, and found that there were none

Bm                                  G - Gsus2
I blame my Father for the wasted years we hardly talked

Bm                        G - Gsus2
I never thought I would forget this hate

      E                                G - Gsus2
Then a phone call made me realize I'm wrong


Chorus:

D/F#           G        A - Asus2                       
If I don't make it, know that I loved you all along

D/F#           G      A - Asus2                  
Just like sunny days that we ignore because

D/F#          G        A - Asus2
We're all dumb and jaded

      Cadd2             Cmaj7              A (let ring)
and I hope to God I figure out what's wrong....


Verse 2: (in the song, the drums kick in here, so feel free to play a little
more aggressively if you like)

Bm                            G - Gsus2                          
I walked around my room not thinking, just sinking in this box

Bm                        G - Gsus2                    
I blame myself for being too much like somebody else

Bm                            G - Gsus2
Never thought I would just bend this way

         E                             G
Then a phone call made me realize I'm wrong....


Chorus:

D/F#           G        A - Asus2                       
If I don't make it, know that I loved you all along

D/F#           G      A - Asus2                  
Just like sunny days that we ignore because

D/F#          G        A - Asus2
We're all dumb and jaded

      Cadd2             Cmaj7              A 
and I hope to God I figure out what's wrong....


Bridge***: (you should be playing pretty heavy by this point)

Bm G D/F# A - Bm G D/F# Asus2 (1 full measure per chord)


        Cadd2            Cmaj7               A
And I hope to God I figure out what's wrong...

       Cadd2             Cmaj7               A
And I hope to God I figure out what's wraaaaawng...


Chorus:
D/F#           G        A - Asus2                          
If I don't make it, know that I loved you all along

D/F#           G    A - Asus2                    
Just like sunny days that we ignore because

D/F#          G        A - Asus2
We're all dumb and jaded

        Cadd2             Cmaj7              Asus4
and I hope to God I figure out what's WRAAAAAIIEEYAWNG!


Chorus:
D/F#           G        A - Asus2                       
And if I don't make it, know that I loved you all along

D/F#           G      A - Asus2                  
Just like sunny days that we ignore because

D/F#          G        A - Asus2
We're all dumb and jaded

        Cadd2 (hit it hard and just let it ring)
and I hope to God I figure...out...
___

FOOTNOTES: 

* Gsus2, Asus2/4, D/F#, Cadd2, & Cmaj7 chords are optional, but I feel they
add depth and richness to the song. Note that a chord like 'A - Asus2' just
indicates that you should switch to the sus2 at some point in the two
measures you'll be playing the chord.  It's something you just gotta feel.

Although none of these chords are particularly difficult to play, the basic
versions are helpfully listed underneath:

_ Gsus2 | Asus2 | Asus4 |  D/F# | Cadd2 | Cmaj7 (A.k.A. Em/C)
e   3         0       0       x        x       0
B   3         0       3       3        3       0
G   0         2       2       2        0       0
D   0         2       2       0        2       2
A   0         0       0       0        3       3
E   3         x       x       2        x       x
-
    G         A       A       D        C       Em  <--Basic Chords
__

** Un-capo'ed, the chords are Cm, Ab, F, Eb, Bb, C#, and Fm7.  I don't hold
with dumb chords like D#, G#, or A#.
__

*** Yes, before you complain, I know this isn't the actual bridge, but if
you're trying to play the song on acoustic guitar or piano, you really need
a guy behind you wailing on an electric guitar and stomping on a fuzzbox to
make the actual bridge not sound neurotic and disjointed.  My version flows
with the song well enough that nobody I've played it for has ever noticed
the difference.  Bridges exist so lead guitarists can show off their soloes,
whereas this version is designed to be played solo.  If you have a friend
who can wail, the actual bridge is: D C Bm G x4 .
__

Enjoy!  ~Fake

            
            
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