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Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated Chords

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Here's my acoustic version of this wondeful song:

C#m _

C#m F#m A B
C#m F#m A B
C#m F#m A B
C#m F#m A B


    C#m             F#m     A 
So please don't ask me how
            B                  C#m
I ended up at my wits end
       F#m       A
And breaking down
B                      C#m                 F#m
Pages torn from books we never read,
                  A                       B
Cause we're plugged into this grid.
        C#m                    F#m
Don't pull this plug right now,
                   A                  B
Or then we'd really have to live.


            A                    F#m
When I die, will they remember not
            A                 F#m
What I did, but what I haven't done?
                A                  F#m
It's not the end that I fear with each breath
     A                              B
It's life that scares me to death.


               E
When we built these dreams on sand
               B
How they all slipped through our hands
C#m                   A
This might be our only chance
                     E
Let's take this one day at a time
                  B
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
      C#m                           A
The time that we kill keeps us alive.

C#m F#m A B
C#m F#m A B
C#m F#m A B
C#m F#m A B

C#m                   F#m      A
Your words won't save me now.
              B                      C#m        F#m       A
I'm at the edge feeling the sweat drip from my brow.
          B               C#m                   F#m
"Get a grip on yourself" is what they say,
         A               B
Every hour, every day.
C#m                F#m
Hands over my ears,
             A                           B
I've been screaming all these years!


            A                    F#m
When I die, will they remember not
            A                 F#m
What I did, but what I haven't done?
                A                  F#m
It's not the end that I fear with each breath
     A                              B
It's life that scares me to death.


               E
When we built these dreams on sand
               B
How they all slipped through our hands
C#m                   A
This might be our only chance
                     E
Let's take this one day at a time
                  B
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
      C#m                           A
The time that we kill keeps us alive.

F#m _ _

 F#m               E F#m _ 
        We came in search of answers!
 E D _         A B _             E
       We left empty handed again!
F#m _             E F#m _
        Shots fired into the sky...
E D _ 
      Are now returning!
A B _                     E
      Where the fuck will you hide?

   
F#m _                          E      F#m _ 
Hiding from the laughter in the closets of our lives,
E D _                                             A        E _
   But the door hinges are squeaking letting in thin shards of light.
E F#m _                           
    And now a hand's extending outward,
E F#m _
   Quiet comfort they invite,
E D _ 
   Do we dare take what they offer?
A E _
    Do we step into the light?


            A                    F#m
When I die, will they remember not
            A                 F#m
What I did, but what I haven't done?
                A                  F#m
It's not the end that I fear with each breath
     A                              B
It's life that scares me to death.


               E
When we built these dreams on sand
               B
How they all slipped through our hands
C#m                   A
This might be our only chance
                     E
Let's take this one day at a time
                  B
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
      C#m                           A
The time that we kill keeps us alive.
               E
When we built these dreams on sand
               B
How they all slipped through our hands
C#m                   A
This might be our only chance
                     E
Let's take this one day at a time
                  B
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
      C#m                           A
The time that we kill keeps us alive.
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juaanii._ 10 Jul 27, 2015 10:02 PM

i think the page is getting the chords wrong because you put that the guitar must be tuned half step down, when i hover over the A chord it shows a A# E is E# and so on

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Bloodlvst 62 Oct 30, 2015 05:02 PM

Easy fix, transpose the tab a half step down and you get the right chord shapes.

You play the song tuned down a half step. His chord chart isn't the actual chords, it's just the shapes of the chords you're playing.

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Otkurom 10 Nov 30, 2015 03:20 PM

If you transpose this tab 2 steps down and then play it in standard tuning with capo on 1, all the chords will be standard chords like these:

Bm Em G A
Bm Em G A
Bm Em G A
Bm Em G A

Sounds spot on and very easy to play :)

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