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How To Save A Life Chords

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[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                Em
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]

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


[Chorus]

 C             D                Em
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]

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


[Chorus]

 C             D                Em
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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lvkneitz 10 Apr 08, 2015 06:23 PM

Thank you for including maps through the whole song. +1

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LoganJared 10 Nov 23, 2015 02:41 PM

i would like to make a small correction if that is ok.

in the last part of the chorus where "How to save a life" i found that it sounds better going: G D/F# G instead of G to D/F#

G D/F# G
how to save a life

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musicgirl86 10 Dec 22, 2015 05:24 PM

Thank you for putting maps in the whole song, and for putting the whole song

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