Matt Hires When I Was Young chords
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CAPO ON 2 Chords (these are the fingerings I’m used to, but if you prefer others, try them out!) D — x00232 Dsus4 — (after D chord) hammer on e string: x00232 to x00233 G — 320033 G* — hammer on A string: 300033 to G (320033) Bm — 224432 A — x02220 Em — 022000 Gadd9 — 320035 (just play a regular G if this is too much of a stretch) Dsus2 — hammer on E string: x00230 to D (x00232) Intro: D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D D G D When I was young there was fire in my lungs, Bm A G* and I just wanted someone to listen D G D Some ears to ignite with my pen and my tongue, Bm A G* Well I knew it was all just a wish… Bm A G* … But that don’t mean it couldn’t exist D G D Just seventeen, yeah I gave up my gun Bm A G* to play my guitar in the trenches D G D So I sang in the face of a man-eating sun, Bm A G* That Florida heat is a bitch, Bm A D But I wouldn’t trade nothing for it [Intro] G* D When I was young… G* D When I was young… A G D I got myself broke and beat down, but stood up A G D left too many words on the tip of my tongue, A G Bm But oh, I was singing at the top of my lungs, G* … every night. D G D Spinning wheels turning, I fell into love, Bm A G swallowed up in a sea of forgiveness, D I’ve got a crooked killer heart, G D I’ve got, bastard blood, Bm A G But my God, oh my God, I forget, Bm A D And you keep paying for these second-hand sins G D When I was young… G D When I was young… A G D I was hiding in corners to stay out of sight A G D Giving my best but still falling behind A D Bm A G But I was reborn in the dust and the pines, oh my… D When I was young Bm G D Oh and now I’m, getting pushed and pulled apart Bm G D And I don’t know, where it ends or where it starts Em G And all of those neon lights, outside of my window Em G Tell me it’s not eleven yet, it’s getting close, though Bm A G Gadd9 And now I just don’t know what… to do D G D Then I said, “Matt, you just gotta get back Bm A G to those nights when you sat on the cause-way” D G D All you had was six strings and a heart that beat Bm A G and you knew that it had to mean something, Bm A G Yeah, you knew that it had to mean something, Bm A G (A) I just knew it was better than nothing, G D When I was young… G D When I was young… A G D We played rock and roll music on broken guitars, A G D Spent the whole night laying out under stars, A G D She told me she loved me with her hand on her heart, A G D Now I’m turning these pages and holding on tight A G D Living this life like I’m never gonna die, A G D Living this life like I’m never gonna die, A G Bm A G Gadd9 Living this life like I’m never gonna die, die, die… D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D When I was young Listen to the record to determine when to hammer on the Dsus4 and the G* chords. The chords in parentheses are optional. I hope this made sense, this is the first tab I’ve ever posted. Leave any suggestions in the comments (or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll see what I can do!