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Something To Believe In chords

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by Poison
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Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
(This is a pretty close rendition. The key to this song is letting the E string 
ring out through the entire verse just as it does on the album. I don't know 
what to call this chord, so I call it A/F#m, but I'm reasonably sure its named incorrectly and could
easily be some sort of C#7#9sus4 just look at the fingering I gave you. It's easy.)

Play A/F#m like so:  (044200)
Play G#m/E like so:  (066400)
Play A/E like so:    (077600)

[Verse 1]
        E                  A/F#m
Well I see him on the TV preaching 'bout the promised land
   E                                       A/F#m
He tells me to believe in Jesus steals the money from my hand
E                 A/F#m    G#m/E             A/E
Some say he was a good man lord I think he sinned
E                                        A/F#m
Twenty two years of mental tears cries a suicidal Vietnam vet
              E
Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore
            A/F#m
to find his country didn't want him back
      E 
Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon
                     A/F#m
Our lawyers took his wife and kids no regrets
     E                         A/F#m
In a time I don't remember in a war he can't forget
              E                    A/F#m              G#m/E
He cried "Forgive me for what I've done there cause I never meant the
         A/E
things I did

[Chorus]
                            E
And give me something to believe in
             Asus2
If there's a lord above
                         E                Asus2
Give me something to believe in,  Oh lord arise

[Verse 2]    
   E                                     A/F#m
My best friend died a lonely man in some Palm Springs motel room
  E                                       A/F#m
I got the call last Christmas Eve and they told me the news
  E                                                A/F#m
I tried all night not to break down and cry as the tears rolled down my face
  E                             A/F#m
I felt so cold and empty like a lost soul out of place
    E            A/F#m               G#m/E             A/E
And mirror mirror on the wall sees a smile than fades again

[Chorus]
                            E
And give me something to believe in
             Asus2
If there's a lord above
                         E                Asus2
Give me something to believe in,  Oh lord arise

[Bridge]
             E            A/F#m               G#m/E                 A/E 
Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now the things I didn't know then

[Solo] 
B(barchord)-A(Barchord)[x2]  E-Asus2[x2] E-A/F#m-G#m/E-A/E 

[Verse 3]
               E
I drive by the homeless sleeping on the cold dark street
     A/F#m
like bodies in an open grave
E                                        A/F#m
Underneath the broken old neon sign that used to read "Jesus Saves"
  E                                   A/F#m
A mile away live the rich folks and I see how they livin' it up
          E                                         A/F#m
While the poor they eat from hand to mouth the rich drink from a golden cup
     E               A/F#m              G#m/E           A/E
And it just makes me wonder why so many lose and so few win

[Chorus]
                           E
Now give me something to believe in
             Asus2
If there's a lord above
                         E                Asus2
Give me something to believe in,  Oh lord arise
             E            A/F#m               G#m/E                 A/E
Sometimes I wish to God I didn't know now the things I didn't know then
                          E
Oh give me something to believe in.

(There's actually only 4 chords in this song plus the bridge)

            
            
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CinjinCain 315 Nov 08, 2010 05:20 PM

I have since watched the way Poison plays it. And this version is correct. 5 chords total in the entire song.

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Sixgun stringer 10 Nov 09, 2010 03:57 AM

I'm not sure about the names of those chords, but the fingering you listed is right on. Nice job!

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heed74 10 Apr 29, 2013 05:05 PM

This song is actually done in Eb major

Progression are Eb -Bb -Ab

Then Gminor - F minor - Ab major

if you ever have trouble trying to figure out a chord, simply take the lead key (Eb maj) for this song and type in Ebmaj chord progressions in google. That should take you to the list of chords typically used for this particular key.

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