Jon Foreman Broken From The Start chords
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Jon Foreman - Broken From the Start http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgnMDXMjYHM <- youtube link to Broken From the Start Standard Tuning: EADGBe B5 xxx402 D2 xx0230 A2 x02200 G 320033 D2/A x00230 G2 3x0030 G2* 3x0033 D xx0323 A* x02030 A x02220 Am x02210 F# 244222 Bm x24432 (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) Verse 1 B5 D2 A2 B5 Life is a gift like fresh cut roses B5 D2 A2 Cut from the branch and brought inside G D2/A G2 D It's a slow contradiction, beauty in a vase G2* A* B5 When our cords are cut that's when we start to die (oh) Lately death and life get so confusing I can't tell the difference here tonight Lately every breath feels like I'm kissing death And when time is dead I cease to be alive Chorus: G A D2/A G2* D2/A G2* If you hide yourself deep inside, deep inside G A D2/A G2* D2/A G2* In time you've got nothing left to hide, there's nothing left inside G A Am G Tonight, honey, I'm gonna break your heart G A Mine was broken from the start G B5 Broken from the start (Oh) Verse 2 Choice is the only thing we're given For one to live another dies One road says, "Hello" The other says, "Goodbye" And the rose that you don't choose begin to die (Oh, oh) Chorus 2 If you hide yourself deep inside Deep inside In time you've got nothing left to hide, it dries up inside ← (note lyric change) Tonight, honey, I'm gonna break your heart Mine was broken from the start Broken from the start A G Broken from the start A B5 Broken from the start Verse 3 They won't pay a cent to hear you laughing They might pay a little to hear you cry G D If you do it long enough F# Bm They might even pay attention G A2* B5 But they still won't pay respect until you die, die Chorus 3 If you hide yourself deep inside, deep inside In time you've got nothing left to hide, it’s all dead inside Tonight, honey, I'm gonna break your heart Mine was broken from the start Broken from the start B5 If you are a beginner: Don't let it intimidate you! Let it be a challenge! Steps to master: - Listen to the track until it's familiar - practice switching between chords smoothly and quickly (start slow and clean) - then try to play the song with the track - Then play the song without the track until you are comfortable - finally play it with the track again. - have fun with it! If you don't know how to read chord charts: example D xx0232 means → xx : You Do Not let the E or the A strings ring (mute with your thumb or don't strum those strings.) 0 : The D string is open meaning you leave it alone. 2 : Fret the G string in the 2nd fret, 3 : the B in the 3rd 2: and the e in the 2nd. That's the basic concept. :) Don't let the two bar chords here - F# and Bm - intimidate you either. You only have to play them once! Work on finger strength after training your fingers to switch between the shapes quickly and smoothly. Start slow and clean. Don't worry too much if it sounds bad at first – finger strength will come in time. A good way to make sure you're playing it correctly is to pick each note individually. Don't let weird chord names drive you off either: it's not that bad. And when you learn new chords you get better at playing the guitar. The number of songs you will be able to play will broaden now. Short chord lesson: D2/A means it's a D2 chord with an A in the bass. So instead of muting the A string, let her rip! :P The 5 in B5 comes from the 5th note played in the B major scale – which is F#. Fretting the e string at 2 is F# the G string at 4 is B and B open is B. So you're playing B B F# or B5. Same concept for D2, G2, and A2 except is the 2nd notes in the major scales. And if you're intermediate or advanced: Have fun!