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Be My Escape Chords

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Capo
2nd fret
Artist: Relient K
Song: Be My Escape Acoustic

Standard tuning, CAPO 2nd fret

(I know there are certain specific names for these chords
but then wen chucked in with the lyrics it would be too
crammed to fit the whole names in so lets just stick
with simple names yes? By the way for certain parts you don't have
to strum the e and B string.. whatever floats ya boat i guess. 
So just use these chords for the song):

  G      A7sus4   Cadd9     Em7      Dsus     G/B
E|---3|    E|---3|    E|---3|    E|---3|    E|---3|    E|---3|
B|---3|    B|---3|    B|---3|    B|---3|    B|---3|    B|---3|
G|---0|    G|---0|    G|---0|    G|---0|    G|---2|    G|---0|
D|---0|    D|---2|    D|---2|    D|---2|    D|---0|    D|---x|
A|---2|    A|---0|    A|---3|    A|---2|    A|---x|    A|---2|
E|---3|    E|---x|    E|---x|    E|---0|    E|---x|    E|---x|

[Verse 1]
G                 A7sus4
 I've given up on giving up slowly
Cadd9
 I'm blending in so you won't even know me
Em7              Dsus               A7sus4   G/B  Cadd9
 Apart from this whole world that shares my fate
G              A7sus4                 
 This one last bullet you mention
Cadd9
 Is this my one last shot at redemption
Em7             Dsus                    A7sus4  G/B Cadd9
 Coz I know to live you must give your life away

[Pre-Chorus]
               Em7              Cadd9         G       Dsus
 And I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
               Em7                Cadd9               G                Dsus
 And I've been locked inside that house all the while you hold the key
               Em7           Cadd9                  G             Dsus
 And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
            A7sus4                                       Cadd9
 And even though there's no way of knowing where to go
                Dsus   (chucka-chucka)
 I promise I'm going because...

[Chorus]
G Dsus         Cadd9    Dsus 
 I gotta get out of here
       G                Dsus            Cadd9           Dsus 
 I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
G Dsus          Cadd9        Dsus
 I gotta get out of here
         Em7              Dsus                A7sus4        Dsus               
 And I'm begging you, I'm begging you, I'm begging you to be my escape 

[Verse 2]
G                 A7sus4
 I've given up on doing this alone now
Cadd9
 Cause I failed and I'm ready to be shown how
Em7                 Dsus                  A7sus4  G/B  Cadd9
 You've told me the way, and I'm trying to get there
G                A7sus4
 And this life sentence that I'm serving
Cadd9
 I admit that I'm every bit deserving
Em7                     Dsus                  A7sus4   G/B   Cadd9
 But the beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair

[Pre-Chorus]
               Em7              Cadd9         G       Dsus
 And I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
               Em7                Cadd9               G                Dsus
 And I've been locked inside that house all the while you hold the key
               Em7           Cadd9                  G             Dsus
 And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
            A7sus4                                       Cadd9
 And even though there's no way of knowing where to go
                Dsus   (chucka-chucka)
 I promise I'm going because...

[Chorus]
G Dsus          Cadd9     Dsus 
 I gotta get out of here
         G                     Dsus          Cadd9                 Dsus
 Coz I'm afraid that this complacency is something I can't shake, yeah
G Dsus         Cadd9      Dsus
 I gotta get out of here
         Em7              Dsus                Cadd9              Dsus               
 And I'm begging you, I'm begging you, I'm begging you to be my escape 

[Bridge]
I've split the bridge into two parts,
The lead riff:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------2-2---------------------------------------------------2---------|
A|-------------2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
E|-0-0-0-3-------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------|

And the chords:
Em7             Cadd9
 I am a hostage to my own humanity
G                             A7sus4
 Self-detained and forced to live in this mess I've made
Em7                         Cadd9
 And all I'm asking is for you to do what you can with me
G                           A7sus4
 But I can't ask you to give what you already gave

[Pre-Chorus]
               Em7              Cadd9         G       Dsus
 And I've been housing all this doubt and insecurity
               Em7                Cadd9               G                Dsus
 And I've been locked inside that house all the while you hold the key
               Em7           Cadd9                  G             Dsus
 And I've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
            A7sus4                                       Cadd9
 And even though there's no way of knowing where to go
                Dsus   (chucka-chucka)
 I promise I'm going because...

[Chorus]
G Dsus         Cadd9    Dsus 
 I gotta get out of here
       G                Dsus            Cadd9           Dsus 
 I'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
G Dsus          Cadd9        Dsus
 I gotta get out of here
         Em7              Dsus                A7sus4        Dsus               
 And I'm begging you, I'm begging you, I'm begging you to be my escape

[Outro]
The outro is optional coz its played by piano,
but I'll tab the chords out anyway:

Em7 Dsus Cadd9 only once for the acoustic version, but they do this
twice for the original version

G           A7sus4        Cadd9
 I fought you for so long, I should have let you win
 Em7           Dsus                 Cadd9 
 Oh how we regret those things we do
G         A7sus4        Cadd9                     Em7    
 And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
    Dsus               Cadd9 
 Oh-o, but so were you

[Ending]
(cause it's cool)
   So    were    you 
e|--------0~-----3~-------|
B|--3~-----------3~-------|
G|---------------0~-------|
D|---------------0~-------|
A|---------------2~-------|
E|---------------3~-------|
    Dsus    Em7      G


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| ~  Vibrato

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NotEnuFrets 20 Nov 23, 2011 03:14 PM

Very nice chords on a great song!

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zfiles11 10 Feb 27, 2013 11:39 AM

in the outro, I played through it and it sounded a little off, so I tried playing an Em instead of a G the second time thru the chord progression and it fit. Try this:

G A7sus4 Cadd9
I fought you for so long, I should have let you win
Em7 Dsus Cadd9
Oh how we regret those things we do
Em* A7sus4 Cadd9 Em7
And all I was trying to do was save my own skin
Dsus Cadd9
Oh-o, but so were you

Great chording overall!

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pmil17 10 Mar 31, 2014 11:35 PM

on the last E and F# at the "so are you" part, try harmonics! 7th fret on G and 12 on E. Gives it a cool bell ring!

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