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If Only For Memories chords

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Capo 2

[Intro]
G  C  G  C  (x4)
G  F  C C C
G  F  Am  G
G  C  G  C  (x2)

[Verse]
C                               G
When you were born you were not alone
                            F
Nothing was carved into the stone quite yet, but don't forget
    C                    G                     C
You heard someone say it won't get better than this
C                                    G
That was the sound of your father
G                                   F
As he held you up to your mother
F
No one will ever know, 
  C                  G                       C
a love a pure as the one that you felt right then
C              G                Dm
They held you up, they held you up
    C                   G
And everybody else they fell to the wayside
C
This is the start the beginning
G
The prologue to the tale that you're spinning
Dm                      C                      G
A million synonyms will never come close to describe the feeling
F F F            C C C               G G G
      Don't ever leave, cause if you do dear
        Am                 F
I guarantee that you'll regret the day you did
                C
and you'll miss all the simple things
                G
And you'll see everything you've ever loved
                                           Am
start fading till there's nothing left oh

[Chorus]
Am      C          G            F                Am
And I believe that every broken bone is meant to be
Am          C                G
And when it heals it will be stronger than it was before
Am    C        G                F                 Am
And I see, the things that I pretend that I don't see
Am    C                G
And I keep them in my head love
If only for memories

[Break]
G  C  G  C  (x4)

[Verse]
C                                G
So now you're young and you feel alone
                                   F
Despite friends family and all the good things now surrounding you
    C                                G                     C
You can't help thinking that there's gotta be some more to do
C                                     G
When all the things that you cherish
G                                   F
Turn into burdens and there is
F
No other path to take, 
    C                       G                     C
you know what you've got to do but you don't know how
C             G                  Dm
They hold you back they hold you down
           C                      G
And you're gonna feel bad but you know that you've gotta get out
C
This is your pain your dilemma
G
Do you stay in the town where they raised ya
Dm                     C                      G
Or will you sail away, pull the anchor and go headed for the come-what-may?
F F F             C C C               G G G
      You have to leave, cause if you don't dear
             Am                 F
you'll never see the things you read about in books
            C
you saw the films and you were hooked
         G
but everything you want won't come to you
                                              Am
you realize now that you've gotta go see this through

[Chorus]
Am      C          G            F                Am
And I believe that every broken bone is meant to be
Am          C                G
And when it heals it will be stronger than it was before
Am    C        G                F                 Am
And I see, the things that I pretend that I don't see
Am    C                G
And I keep them in my head love
If only for memories

[Instrumental Bit]
G  C  G  C  (x4)
F   C   E   Am   (x3)
F   C   E

[Verse]
C                              G
So now you're old raising your own
                             F
Two souls to make yourself a home, you finally settled down
       C                       G                     C
you've seen the world but your heart never left this town
C                                   G
They have the eyes of their mother
G                                         F
The kind of crooked teeth of their father
F
No one will ever know
  C                   G                     C
A love as pure as the one that you feel for them
C                G                   Dm
You'll hold them up you'll hold them up
    C                   G
And everybody else will fall to the wayside
C
There is no end no beginning
G
On this merry-go-round we call living
Dm                        C                          G
Some day you will return, every single ounce of the love you were given
F F F                  C C C            G G G
      Someday they'll go, and when they leave home
             Am               F
you will be grateful for the lesson that you learned
            C
you had to travel half the world
       G
to realize what you knew all along
                                       Am
that everything will end up where it belongs

[Chorus]
Am      C          G            F                Am
And I believe that every broken bone is meant to be
Am          C                G
And when it heals it will be stronger than it was before
Am    C        G                F                 Am
And I see, the things that I pretend that I don't see
Am    C                G
And I keep them in my head love
If only for memories

[Outro]
G  C  G  C  (x4)
G  F  C C C
G  F  Am  G
G  G  G
C

            
            
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TheEpicDice 10 Sep 19, 2013 05:38 PM

COO!IO BRA!

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mamacuccia 170 Feb 27, 2016 09:49 PM

Very nicely done, thank you

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spencerkemp1964 44 Jul 05, 2017 01:49 PM

I fucking love this song

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