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                    HOW TO WRITE A LOVE SONG - Axis of Awesome
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Tabbed by: CalvinMills
E-mail: calvin@long-mills.ca

For exact finger picking, check out my tab.

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)
Capo: 6

Bm7------|X2423X|
Bm7/G----|3X423X|
Bm7/E----|0X423X|
A7-------|X0202X|
A7/Bb----|X1202X|
Gmaj7----|3XX432| or |3XX435|
Gmaj7/F#-|2XX432| or |2XX435|
Gmaj7/E--|0XX432| or |0XX435|


Bm7  Bm7/G  Bm7/E             A7  A7/Bb
          Steel String Guitar
  Bm7  Bm7/G  Bm7/E              A7  A7/Bb
Chimes         Synthetic Percussion

      Bm7            Bm7/G                     Bm7/E                A7          A7/Bb
Baby Girl, I wanna show you how much I really love you (How much I really love you)
      Bm7                 Bm7/G                        Bm7/E               A7  A7/Bb
Baby Girl, That's what I call you to show you that my love for you is true
      Bm7       Bm7/G                    Bm7/E         A7  A7/Bb
Baby Girl, Our love is so great that I wrote you this song
         Bm7                       Bm7/G              Bm7/E           A7  A7/Bb
and to show you how much I really care it sounds like every other one

Bm7                           Bm7/G
The beat kicks in and then I sing a bit more rhythmically,
Bm7/E                   A7           A7/Bb
  To make it sensual I sing it in a minor key
Bm7                            Bm7/G
  I move my hands like I'm pushing someone in front of me
Bm7/E                             A7            A7/Bb           Gmaj7
  Now that's the first verse and now I'm gonna take it to the bridge

Gmaj7  Gmaj7/F#                          Gmaj7/E         Gmaj7/F#
I say something 'bout how I dont wanna break up, Then I turn around and rhyme it with 
 Gmaj7      Gmaj7/F#                     Gmaj7/E               Gmaj7/F#
Make up. I tell you that we should be together  (How Long?) Forever    (That Long)
    Gmaj7                    Gmaj7/F#      Gmaj7/E                   Gmaj7/F#
and Ever (So Long) Girl your always in my heart (In my heart) and I never want to be 
  Gmaj7                       Gmaj7/F#         Gmaj7/E                  Gmaj7/F#         G
apart (Never be apart) Honey you'll always be mine (Baby be Mine) Baby girl it's chorus time

G  D                      A
 This is how you write a love song
       F#m                           G
Yeah this is how you write a cliche love song
  D                           A
This is how you write a love song
         F#m               Bm7
Yeah a shitty 90's R n' B love song

Bm7                       Bm7/G
This is my backup and he sings quite breathilly (Breathilly)
Bm7/E                         A7               A7/Bb
He takes the words I say and sings them after me (Sings em after me)
Bm7                      Bm7/G
He emphasizes words and sings emphatically (I sing emphatically)
Bm7/E                    N.C.            Gmaj7
Now listen to us sing in A Capella harmony

Gmaj7  Gmaj7/F#              Gmaj7/E          Gmaj7/F#
      Now were back at the bridge I haven't written anything for
  Gmaj7        Gmaj7/F#  Gmaj7/E  Gmaj7/F#  Gmaj7
This.  So I'm gonna   stretch     out the  words
Gmaj7/F#    Gmaj7/E       Gmaj7/F#
  Repeating everything I say
       Gmaj7                 Gmaj7/F#              Gmaj7/E                   Gmaj7/F#           Gmaj7
Til I get (Til I get) Til I get (Til I get) Til I get (Til I get)Yeah til I get back to the chorus

G  D                      A
 This is how you write a love song
         F#m                           G
Yeah a shitty, shitty, shitty, shitty love song
         D                         A
And to show you I care I throw my hands in the air
 N.C.                                  Bm7  F#m
Now cut the music while I sing a long note

Bm7                                                F#m7
Hey girl I've been standing at the back not doing much for this song
                                               Bm7
But that's because my talents are quite limited   but that don't mean that I love you any less
       F#m7                                             Bm7
In fact  it means the opposite (Im just showing off my voice) its just it's so hard for me to find the words
              F#m7
To really express the way that I feel about you girl
                           Bm7
Especially when I have to worry about fitting those words to music
                                  F#m7
And there's some kind of rhyme structure involved (Meaningless Whisper)
Bm7
   I know it's lazy song writing but I don't care
          F#m7
Cause I sleep on a big pile of money at night
Bm7
  Girl You might think it's weird, girl
                                       F#m7
That three guys are singing about just one girl, girl
                                    Bm7
But let me tell you something, girl,  it's not weird at all
                                        F#m7                                             Bm7
In fact, girl, It's an industry standard   and it happens all the time (Happens all the time)
                                                F#m7                                                   G
Well girl I better wrap this up about now cause I'm about to be cut off by- (Woah-oo-oh-oo-oh-oo-oh-oo-oh)

 D                       A
Baby I wrote you a love song
           F#m                   G
It wasn't hard It really didn't take long
   D               A
A totally generic love song
      F#m                       G
Yeah really this could be about anyone
              D                     A
But it's for you yeah this is your love song
 F#m          G
Non-Specific girl
             D                     A
To let you know we take it seriously
  Bb                         G#
Then watch as we change the key

           D#                 Bb
When you change the key in a love song
    Gm                           G#
It means your singing passionately
         D#                      Bb
But We still haven't reached the end
                 B                            A
No because were gonna go and change the key again

 E                        B
Look at me I'm singing a love song
     G#m                       A
Yeah anyone can sing a shitty love
     E           B
Our love is so unique
                                  E
That I copied every other shitty love song (Girl)

            
            
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