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[Verse]

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]

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

    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#  
Drive until you lose the road
    Em             D           D/F# 
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
G             D/F#   
   He will do one of two things 
Em            D   D/F#  
He will admit to everything
G                     D/F# 
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
     Em             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




Piano riff that happens periodically throughout the song

e|----------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3----1-0-------|
G|---------2------0-----|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|
 

            
            
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rocknroll22 203 Oct 01, 2005 07:31 AM

what is D/F#m?

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jakeespy 63 Oct 09, 2005 12:43 PM

D/F#.. as it is posted (without a minor) is a D with an F# root.. it would look like this.. either with the thumb hitting the low E string on F# or pointer finger...

--2------
--3------
--2------
--0------
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Jwong22 10 Feb 27, 2006 03:24 PM

Hey, great job on this tab. The only suggestion I would make is to make two minor changes to the last few lines of the chorus. You have:
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

I think it may sound better doing this:

D D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
C D Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
G D/F# Em
Had I known how to save a life

That's just a suggestion. Anyways, great job on it.

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