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If The House Burns Down Tonight chords

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Artist: Switchfoot
Album: Where The Light Shines Through
Song: If The House Burns Down Tonight

Key: G


[Intro]
G              Cmaj7
Ashes from the flames
                    G
The truth is what remains
                      D             B7
The truth is what you save from the fire
        Em                 Cmaj7   
And you fight for what you love
                   G/D
Don’t matter if it hurts
                       D
You find out what it’s worth
                         G
And you let the rest burn


[Verse 1]
     Em
The sunset burns like gasoline
      C                                 G
Touch me and make sure that I’m not dreaming
  Em                                 
I see her face and my heart skips beats 
      C                                            G
But I still get the feeling that we’re half asleep and
          Em
There’s a spark in the corner of my baby’s eye 
       C                               G
Like a distant star that won’t burn quiet
      Em                 
And I might not know what I want from this life 
      C                                   G
But I know I want more than the starting line
                   N.C.
So give me the fire; yeah, give me the fire


[Chorus]
      G
I can hear the motor running down the interstate 
    G
And all the distractions fade away
           C 
And if the house burns down tonight
      C
I got everything I need with you by my side
          G
I see the smoke piling up in the rear view mirror
G
Yeah but I ain’t ever seen it any clearer 
       C
If the house burns down tonight
      C                                      Em
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
                 C
And let the rest burn 
                 G
And let the rest burn 
                G
And let the rest burn 


[Verse 2]
     Em
I’ve given too much of my heart away 
   C                                   G
My soul’s holding on like a house divided
       Em
Like a match it burns down like a masquerade 
      C                                   G
And I had to let it go when the fire ignited
    Em         C                           G          
One heart, two hands, your life is all you hold
   Em         C                        G
To hold, hold tight and let the bitter go
            N.C.
Yeah let it go, and give me the fire


[Chorus]
    G                  
The smoke tries choking the pacific sun
   G
We rocket down the road like we’re shot out of guns
           C
And if the house burns down tonight
      C
I got everything I need with you by my side
        G
Holding you and the wheel and it occurs to me 
      G
We’re driving down the edge of eternity 
           C
And if the house burns down tonight
      C                                       Em            
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
                 D/F#   D
And let the rest burn 
                 G      G     G - D - C    C   C/G - D - G
And let the rest burn


[Bridge]
                         G                  G - D - C
Put your hand in mine and put your heart in dri - ving
                              C                   C/G - D - G
We got everything we need yeah, we got everything we need yeah
                     G                   G - D - C
Left it all behind us, what we need will find us
                              C                   C/G - D - Em
We got everything we need yeah, we got everything we need yeah
                        D                                C
Can you hear that motor running, can you hear that motor running
                           C                   C/G - D - Em
There ain’t no stopping us now, there ain’t no slowing us down
                        D
Can you hear that motor running
                        C         N.C.
Can you hear that motor run, run, run


[Chorus]
    G
And all those lies that mattered most to me
     G
Were draining me dry making a ghost of me
           C
And if the house burns down tonight
      C
I got everything I need, everything I need 
G                                   
There’s a fire coming that we all will go through
       G
You possess your possessions or they possess you
           C
And if the house burns down tonight
      C                                      Em
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
                 D/F#   D 
And let the rest burn


[Outro]
G              Cmaj7                       G
Ashes from the flames, the truth is what remains

            
            
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Matt.J.Hoppe 22 Sep 01, 2016 05:10 PM

Awesome tab!

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perkinator 10 Apr 02, 2017 11:18 PM

Thanks so much! Great tab. Now to transpose into a key I can sing it all in...

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