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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, its 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!
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