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Casting Crowns - This Is Now chords

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This song is Track 7 on the Album "Thrive." I went and saw Casting Crowns the day this
album was released, and they played this song. I can't say that it's 100% accurate, it is
pretty close though. If you spot anything wrong either send me an email, or post in the 
comments and I'll try to fix it.


This song is in standard tuning with a Capo on the 3rd fret. This is how they play it.
You can remove the Capo, or move it up/down the neck to fit your vocal range.


Notes: For the verse. If you listen to the song you will hear that they play two sets of
6 evenly placed downstrokes on the "G" "G/E" and "Em7", and on the last downstroke of
each set you play the "A" sting (5th string) open. (e.g. on the last stroke of "G" you 
will play 300022, instead of 320022) Also, the last time you strum A7sus4 in a 
sequence it usually sounds good to drop your pinky and play "-02033" for added embellishment. 


          Chord Guide

G         3 2 0 0 3 3
G/E       0 2 0 0 3 3
Em        0 2 2 0 0 0
Em7       0 2 2 0 3 3
C         0 3 2 0 1 0
Cadd9     - 3 2 0 3 3
A7sus4    - 0 2 0 3 0
D         - - 0 2 3 2



[Intro]
G     D     Em7   A7sus4
Whoa  Whoa  Whoa  Whoa


[Verse 1]
                           G
Standing at the water's edge
                                      G/E
I dropped my dreams when I dropped my nets
                       Em7
No hesitation no regrets
                    A7sus4                    G
I followed you but that was then and this is now


[Verse 2]
                                       G
You washed my feet and you changed my name
                          G/E
I swore I'd never be the same
                                    Em7
Just like the tides I guess people change
                Asus4            G
'Cause that was then and this is now


[Chorus]
 G                                      D
I wish I could go back but I don't know how
                            Em7
I remember when I stood my ground
I swore I'd never let you down
                        C
I want to be that man again
   A7sus4                  G
But that was then and this now
                            Wh-oa
 D     Em7   A7sus4
 Whoa  Whoa  Whoa


[Verse 3]
                                  G
I watched the blind man lift his head
                           G/E
And look his savor in the eyes
                           Em7
I heard a dead man take a breath
     A7sus4                           G
Dropped to my knees as I watched him rise


[Verse 4]
                               G
And I felt the sea beneath my feet
                               G/E
As I stepped out on the angry waves
                             Em7
But you saw the storm raging within
                        A7sus4                 G
You reached out and calmed me then but this is now


[Chorus]
 G                                      D
I wish I could go back but I don't know how
                            Em7
I remember when I stood my ground
I swore I'd never let you down
                        C
I want to be that man again
   A7sus4                  Cadd9
But that was then and this now


[Bridge]
    C                                      Em
Just when I thought my sin had closed the door
     C                            Em
I see my savior standing on the shore
           Cadd9
With arms wide open
      Cadd9              D             A7sus4
Just like the first time you called my name
                   C                G
You said that was then and this is now


[Outro]
  G
My child I bore your cross
         D
I wore your crown
                                         Em(7)
When you couldn't come to me my love came down
                              C
So take my hand I'll lead you out
              A7sus4              G
'Cause that was then and this is now


  G
My child I bore your cross
         D
I wore your crown
                                         Em(7)
When you couldn't come to me my love came down
                               C
So take my hand I'll lead you out
                           Em7
You'll never be that man again
              A7sus4              G
'Cause that was then and this is now
                                  Wh-oa
D     Em7   A7sus4
Whoa  Whoa  Whoa


NOTE: For picking pattern on first three lines of the Outro.
 I pick the Two low notes of the Chord, and then strum the two
 high notes using a DUDUD pattern. It sounds very close to the
original way it's played. (You do have to play Em7, not Em,
otherwise it won't sound right.)
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