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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 ronsaninja@gmail.com) and I’ll 
see what I can do!
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