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Chris Pureka - Burning Bridges chords

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Bruning Bridges by Chris Pureka


A friend of mine has been trying to learn this song, however I realized that 
nothing out there is really very close to accurate. She has a birthday coming up 
so I decided that this would be a simple thing to do for her. If you see this 
before your birthday... Happy Birthday Kendra!


Capo 4 leave the low E string open


A few things you should know about the song:

On C chords, play open low E string.

The timing varies in a few places, there is a "x" on the next beat to note that 
the chord does not change, typically this also means that the final chord of the 
measure is shortened. 
GM9 is played without a 3rd.

On Em, the index finger plays E on 4th fret next to capo, ring & pinky fingers 
play the actual Em chord. On the second beat of the Em chords, she also hammers on 
the pinky (D string).

With regards to the final verse: In the studio version, she repeats the first 
verse for the last verse with the last line of the second to last verse playing 
repeated in the background for the first two lines, however what is shown here is 
how she plays it live by her self. 

Lastly, this is not perfect, but it is closer than anything I have seen.


Here are what the Chords look like:

   C/E   [ch]Cm/E[/ch]  [ch]CM9/E[/ch]  Em  G   GM9 G(bar 3) D   D(modified)
e|-0-----1-----1------0---3---3---3--------2---x----------|
B|-1-----2-----1------0---3---3---3--------3---x----------|
G|-0-----3-----2------0---0---2---4--------2---x----------|
D|-2-----3-----3------2---0---0---5--------0---0----------|
A|-3-----1-----1------2---2---0---5--------x---0----------|
E|-open--open--open---0---3---2---3--------x---2nd fret(played below the capo)

Standard Timing: | 1   2   3   4   | 1   2   3   4   |
Verse:           | Em      C/E     | G   GM9 C/E     |
Chorus:          | G       D       | C/E     Em  D   |

Intro: Em G(bar 3) C/E

E|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------0-0h2-2---2-0---------|
G|-------------0-0h2-2---2-0---------0-----0h2-2/4-|
B|-3/5---5---5---------0---------------------------|
e|-----3---3---------------------------------------|

 | Em   C/E | G GM9    C/E |

          Em              C/E          G        GM9     C/E
This is a story of burning bridges and allowing time to pass
          Em          C/E          G        GM9          C/E
This is a story of forgiveness and breaking things in my hands
          Em          C/E                G       GM9     C/E
This is a story of understanding you can't choose who you love
              Em         C/E         G    GM9    C/E    C/E
And this is a story of soft skin and rats in the walls
 
Chorus:
G                             D
Well you can't just pass along the pain that comes around
C/E                Em      D
 You'll go dizzy until you fall
     G                    D
And I know you didn't mean to let me down
C/E                 Em D
 But you let me down so hard

| Em   C/E | G GM9    C/E |

           Em             C/E         G         GM9  C/E
This is a story of loaded glances and leaning in too far
           Em              C/E           G          GM9    C/E
This is a story of vague advances and confessions in smoky bars
            Em               C/E              G       GM9  C/E
So now I am walking down the sidewalk and I am singing to myself
                 Em             C/E                       G          x
And I'm going to leave it all behind me now 'cause I don't need this,
             GM9  x
I just don't need this

G                             D
Well you can't just pass along the pain that comes around
C/E                Em      D
 You'll go dizzy until you fall
     G                    D
And I know you didn't mean to let me down
C/E                 Em D
 But you let me down so hard

Em C/E

[ch]Cm/E[/ch]   [ch]CM9/E[/ch]        D(modified)
 These memories are talking and talking and 
[ch]Cm/E[/ch]   [ch]CM9/E[/ch]  D(modified)
 I'll do anything to shut 'em up
[ch]Cm/E[/ch]         [ch]CM9/E[/ch]    D(modified)
 I've got the pillow over my head
         Em   C/E    G   GM9     Em    C/E(1 beat each on this line)
But they won't stop  No, no they won't stop
 
Repeat Intro: Em G(bar 3) C/E

E|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------0-0h2-2---2-0---------|
G|-------------0-0h2-2---2-0---------0-----0h2-2/4-|
B|-3/5---5---5---------0---------------------------|
e|-----3---3---------------------------------------|

 | Em   C/E | G GM9    C/E |

     Em                  C/E         G   GM9  C/E
Some fantasies are never meant to be realized at all and
     Em                  C/E           G         GM9        C/E
Some regrets could be prevented if you read that writing on the wall
       Em                          C/E    
Oh and sometimes you say "you know nothing can happen"
    G              x        GM9            C/E
And then she leans over and lifts off your glasses
        Em                              C/E    
And the next thing you know you're just tangled and guilty
    G            x            GM9        C/E
And you've got a head full of liquor and perfume
       Em                        C/E    
Oh and when did you leave me and when did you find her
    G       x       GM9           C/E
And tell me is this just what you wanted
       Em                        C/E    
Oh and when did you leave me and when did you find her
    G       x        GM9           C/E
And tell me is this just what you wanted

          Em              C/E          G       x        GM9           C/E
This is a story of burning bridges and tell me is this just what you wanted
          Em          C/E          G       x        GM9           C/E
This is a story of forgiveness and tell me is this just what you wanted
          Em            C/E                G     GM9      C/E
This is a story of understanding you can't choose who you love
              Em        C/E          G    GM9    C/E
And this is a story of soft skin and rats in the walls
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