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How To Save A Life Chords

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Okay, so this is my first tab.  I was trying to learn the chords for this song 
from this site, and I found 2 that sound okay, but I put them together and it 
sounded almost EXACTLY like the song!  Hope you like it!

*IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU PLAY!!!* --->>> The D/F# is a chord that I don't know the 
name of.  It's not picking, but this is where your fingers must go to be awesome!!
                   e -----3-------
                   B -----3-------
                   G -----2-------
                   D -------------
                   A -------------
                   E -----2-------

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Standard Tuning


[Verse 1]

G                    D/F#   
Step one you say we need to talk
    Em                 D        D/F#    G
He walks you say sit down it’s just a talk
             D/F#           Em
He smiles politely back at you
             D       D/F#      G
You stare politely right on through
               D/F#          Em
Some sort of window to your right
             D       D/F#      G
As he goes left and you stay right
              D/F#             Em
Between the lines of fear and blame
                   D     D/F#       
And you begin to wonder why you came


[Chorus]

  C             D                Em7
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life


[Verse 2]

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you


[Chorus]

  C             D                Em7
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life


[Verse 3]

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
He will do one of two things 
He will admit to everything
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
And you’ll begin to wonder why you came


[Chorus]

  C             D                Em7
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life

  C             D                Em7
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life
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wtflolbbq 334 wrote on June 16 2009, 05:26 pm

thats a Dsus/F#. the normal D/F# is (from low to high) 200232

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SamiUlrich 72 wrote on November 3 2009, 07:53 pm

Thank you. :)

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keithrs 10 wrote on September 25 2013, 07:17 am

nope.. piano is in arpeggios.. suggests the follow chords in the verse.
Bb... F/A ... Bb9.. Am7.. that's the cycle you're looking for based on the notes played in the right hand.. (it's in Bb not A# technically as well... so there are no sharps in any chord in the actual key )
there is no Gm until the chorus.. but it's a 9 chord as well.. to be precise..

There is a transition chord you're missing too in the chorus.. coolest cluster in the whole song 'Along in the bitterness' is F/Bb- F/A..it's quick but it makes that tension work.. Bb isn't right..

and Dsus / F#, translated into the right key is F/A.. and a sus would a Bb 1/2 tone which is clearly not in those sections... but is the component of the F/Bb in the chorus ONLY.. don't know what you're hearing here.. but it's not in the original..

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