Amy Macdonald - A Courios Thing chords

      
                          ---   A  C O U R I O S  T H I N G   ---

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                           ---   A M Y   M A C D O N A L D   ---



all tunings are standardt
all chords relative to capo (if you have to use it)
tab by: blackbird88
thanks to: kronkarp, Eliza Vee, MissRadijs, Mikko Kemppainen, moabash; 
           (hope i´ve nobody forgotten =) 

   HAVE FUN ;-)


1. Don't Tell Me That It's Over
2. Spark
3. No Roots
4. Love Love
5. An Ordinary Life 
6. Give It All Up 
7. My Only One
8. This Pretty Face 
9. Troubled Soul
10. Next Big Thing
11. Your Time Will Come
12. What Happiness Means To Me
13. Dancing in the Dark


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1. Don't Tell Me That It's Over  
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Intro:
Dm Dm F AmAnd I wanna see what it's all about
Dm Dm C F Dm Bb Am F Verse 1:
Dm DmTell me why this world is a mess
C FI thought you always tried your best
Dm BbTell me what I'm ought to do
Am FMaybe you should do it too
Dm DmTell me why they're sleeping alone
C FNo house nowhere to call a home
Dm BbTell me what I'm meant to see
Am FWon't you stop preaching at me
Pre-Chorus:
Dm Dm F AmAnd I wanna see what it's all about
Dm Bb F AmAnd I wanna live, wanna give something back
Chorus:
Dm DmDon't tell me that it's over
F AmIt's only just begun
Dm BbDon't tell me that it's over
F AmOr that this song is sung, the song is sung
Verse 2: All the money in the world Would never slit all the wrongs to right All the fire in the world Would never set my heart alive I dream of a day when it's all gone away And the sun is shining bright I dream of a day when it's all gone away But dreams are for night Pre-Chorus: And I wanna see what it's all about And I wanna live, wanna give something back Chorus: Don't tell me that it's over It's only just begun Don't tell me that it's over Or that this song is sung, the song is sung Instrumental Break 2: Dm Bb F Am Interlude:
Dm Dm F AmDon't tell me that it's over please I'm on my knees I'm begging you to stop
Dm Dm F AmIt's over please I'm on my knees I'm begging you to stop
Pre-Chorus: And I wanna see what it's all about And I wanna live, wanna give something back Out-Chorus: Don't tell me that it's over It's only just begun Don't tell me that it's over Or that this song is sung the song is sung Dm~~ ================================================================================================= 2. Spark ~~~~~~~~ Capo: 3rd fret Intro: D x4
DDon't wanna see the
DStars don't wanna see the
GMoon don't wanna see the
EmSun it rises too
ASoon
DDon't wanna see the
DDay don't wanna see the
GNight or the
EmAfternoon it feels about
ARight
CHORUS
DI am the Spaceman flying
AHigh I am the astronaught in the sky
EmDon't worry I'm okay
GNow
DI am the light in the dark
AI am the match, I am the spark
EmDon't worry I'm okay
GNow after the
VERSE 2
DSun always
GComes rain followed by
EmHurt and
APain after the
DLight comes the
GDark after the
EmLove comes the breaking of
AMy heart
CHORUS
DI am the Spaceman flying
AHigh I am the astronaught in the sky
EmDon't worry I'm okay
GNow
DI am the light in the dark
AI am the match, I am the spark
EmDon't worry I'm okay
GNow just
DDry your eyes and I'll be
AThere don't live for anger or despair
EmDon't worry I'm okay now
GI'm okay, I'm okay
DNow
================================================================================================= 3. No Roots ~~~~~~~~~~~ Capo: 3rd Fret (1st verse Finger picked)
C Am Somewhere out there's a dream that's not forgotten
Fmaj7 G CBut this world is not for stopping for me
C And I will try and I will keep on trying,
AmI've set my goals there's no denying
Fmaj7 G CNever stop fighting for what I believe
Fmaj7 AmMany people will come and go
C GMany faces long lost you know
Fmaj7 AmMany fights, many make ups
C GMany kisses, too many break ups
Fmaj7 Am C G (X 4)
Fmaj7I got no roots they're not set in stone
AmI got no place that I call home
C GI'm just a lo-lo-lonely soul
Fmaj7I got no roots they're not set in stone
AmI got no place that I call home
C GI'm just a lo-lo-lonely soul
Fmaj7And the time will come when the day is done
AmAnd the fighting's over, the race is run
C GI don't know what I'm looking for
Fmaj7 AmAnd this life I lead it's a curious thing but I can't deny the happiness it brings
C GI don't know what I'm looking for
Fmaj7 Am C GOoh ooh ooh ..........
Fmaj7 Many people will come and go
Am C GMany faces long lost you know, I'm just a lo-lo-lonely soul
Fmaj7 And there'll be many fights, many make ups
Am C GMany kisses, too many break ups, a lo-lo-lonely soul
Fmaj7 Am C G
Fmaj7 I got no roots they're not set in stone
AmI got no place that I call home
C GI'm just a lo-lo-lonely soul
================================================================================================ 4. Love Love ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Capo: 2nd Fret Intro: D G D A D G D A D
D GOh love love you tear my world apart
D AOh love love you always break my heart
D It's been too long since you left me
G It's been too long since the start
D A DOh love love please don't break my heart
D GOh love love you always bring me down
D AOh love love you turn my life around
DOh I don't know how to tell you
GOh I don't know what to say
D A DBut my heart is yours love in every single way
GAnd at night I sit and cry it seems
DWondering why love is not like my dreams
A DWondering why I am still here all alone
GAnd at night I wish that you were there
DTouching my face and stroking my hair
ATelling me things, telling me stories
ATelling me you love me and all my glories
D GLove love you're always in my heart
D AOh love love I've known it from the start
DOh I wish that I could tell you
GOh I wish that I could say
D A DThat my heart is yours in every single way
D GOh love love I wish that I could see
D AWhat in the world you mean to me
D GOh love love you always bring me down down down
D A D Oh love love I wish you'd stick around
================================================================================================= 5. An Ordinary Life ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Capo: 6th Fret C G C G
C GWhat makes you different from anyone in here
C GWhat makes you stand out from the crowd
C GWhat makes your mother so proud of you
C G Gmaj7What makes us worship at your ground
E G Gmaj7 EAt night when you go to bed do these thoughts run through your head
C G Gmaj7 E CWhen you're lying there all alone do you think of us instea
G Gmaj7 EI don't know where I'll be in ten years time
CI want to be free
GI don't care about the cameras
Gmaj7I don't care about the lights
E CAll I wanted was an ordinary life
C GWhat makes you happy, what makes you sad
C GDo paparazzi drive you mad
C GDo you miss your life back home
Gmaj7 EWere they the best days that you had
G Gmaj7 EI don't know where I'll be in ten years time
CI want to be free
GI don't care about the cameras
Gmaj7I don't care about the lights
E CAll I wanted was an ordinary life
G Gmaj7 EI don't know where I'll be in ten years time
CWhere will the music take me
GI don't care about the spotlight
Gmaj7I don't care about the nights
E CAll I wanted was an ordinary life
G Gmaj7 EI don't know where I'll be in ten years time
CWhere will the music take me
GI don't care about the spotlight
Gmaj7Or the Hollywood nights
E CAll I wanted was an ordinary life
================================================================================================= 6. Give It All Up ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Capo: 2nd fret
GI believe in everything I see
D/F#I believe you do the best for me
EmIt's not a lot
CIt's all I've got
GI believe that the day will come
D/F#When you see that your the only one
EmAnd the rain will fall from the sky
C DThis is goodbye
Chorus:
C DIs there anyone you can call?
EmHave you got nobody left at all?
GYour back's against the wall
C DIs there no place else you'd rather be?
Em GDid you give it all up just for me?
CI'm sorry if you got me wrong
DI forgive you in a song.
GI wish that i could sore in the sky
D/F#I wish that i could fly, fly, fly
Emsay goodbye to my mother and bye to my dad
C DYou're all I have
Chorus
C DIs there no place else you'de rather be?
GDid you give it all up just for me?
================================================================================================= 7. My Only One ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
C AmAfter all the mistakes have been and gone
C AmYou're still standing here, standing strong
C AmAnd I forgive all the wrongs that you have ever done
F G CCos' you're still the only one
C AmThe apple of your mother's eye
C AmYour life it passed your father by
C AmI bet he whishes that he was there too
F G CSo much grace and poise yeah you're always right on cue
FAnd there were times
GYou know it's true
C When the whole world
G AmWas looking at you
F GThey changed their minds from day to night
C G AmOne minute you're wrong then the next thing you're right
FGod rest your soul
G CKeep standing tall my only one
C AmThere's still a twinkle in your eye
C AmEven after we say goodbye
C AmYou're always there in spirit and in mind
F G CI'll be with you until the end of time
FAnd there were times
GYou know it's true
C When the whole world
G AmWas looking at you
F GThey changed their minds from day to night
C G AmOne minute you're wrong then the next thing you're right
FGod rest your soul
G CKeep standing tall my only one
================================================================================================= 8. This Pretty Face ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Capo: 5th fret Intro: C Em Dm G
CI don't care
EmWho does her hair or
Dm G What clothes she wears
C Em Dm GI don't care if it's YSL. I don't care if it's Chanel
C EmWhat matters to me is a strong believe
Dm GAll this beauty is skin deep
C EmDon't care about hair, don't care about eyes
Dm GIt's about what's inside
Chorus:
CYou'll never know who you'll meet on your way to the top
Emyou'll prob'ly see them again when your fame starts to drop
Dm GDown down, I'll meet you on the ground
CIt's no good with your hair and your shiny blue eyes
EmIt's no good when you finally start to realize
DmI need something more
GThis pretty face don't work no more
Instrumental chorus
CWhat happened to achieving
EmWhat happened to believing in your se - eh - elf
Dm GWhy listen to the musings of someone, somebody else
C EmI'm sorry I don't see and I can't quite believe it anymo - oh -oh -ore
Dm GWhat happened to believing that beauty's in the eye of the beholder
2xchorus (2nd time slow at the last line) End on C ================================================================================================= 9. Troubled Soul ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Intro: G, Cadd9 2x Verse:
G Cadd9Oh the sun may shine through your window on a summer s day
G Cadd9Doesn t change your heavy heart skips a beat each day
G Cadd9You get a temporary high as you watch life pass you by
G Cadd9Every single day you want to cry, can we wish those tears a fond goodbye
Chorus 2x:
C GAching heart, troubled soul
C GI wanna tell you something wanted you to know
C Emlook at these eyes, look at this smile
D Dsus4 EmThey re gonna stay around here, for a while
Verse:
G Oh the rain may pour and it may fall
Cadd9but still I´ll always hear you call
G Cadd9I ll be waiting , waiting for you
G Oh your eyes so blue your smile so white
Cadd9I think about you everyday and every night
G Cadd9I ll be waiting, waiting for you
Chorus instrumental Chorus Chorus 2x ================================================================================================= 10. Next Big Thing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AmOh everybody said she was the next big thing
F GA shining little light on a Saturday night
AmDreaming of the day when she could run away
F GShe didn't believe the hype was right
AmI knew right from the past,it was never gonna last
F GThe feeling is over fast
Am, F,GNow here we go
Am, F,GNow here we go
FCan somebody please take me home
GWhere I can be all alone
FCan somebody please take me home
GWhere I can be all alone
AmAnd the tears fall down from your face
CAnd we know beneath the surface
There's a trace a heavy heart thats working
Fthrough the pain
Eplease stay in the game
Am,Am,F,G x2
AmOh everybody said she was the next big thing
F GA shining little light on the Saturday night
AmFinally came the day when she did run away
F GShe didn't believe the hype was right
AmI knew right from the past,it was never gonna last
F GThe feeling is over fast
Am, F,GNow watch her go
Am, F,GNow watch her go
FCan somebody please take me home
GWhere I can be all alone
FCan somebody please take me home
G Where I can be all alone
AmAnd the tears fall down from your face
CAnd we know beneath the surface
There's a trace a heavy heart that's working
Fthrough the pain
Eplease stay in the game
please stay in the game x2 ================================================================================================= 11. Your Time Will Come ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
D Bm E-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--|B---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D-0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------4-------4------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Em AE-----0-------0-------2-------3----------------------------------|B---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2-------2-------3-------3--|G-----------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2|D-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| Oh, the
D Bm E-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--|B---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D-0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------4-------4------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| wind is gently blowing as the light begins to fade. I´m
Em AE-----0-------0-------0-------0----------------------------------|B---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2-------2-------3-------3--|G-----------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2|D-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|sick and tired of playing it off, sick of this parade. And your
D Bm E-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--|B---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D-0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------4-------4------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| eyes are gently weeping as the sun begins to shine.
Em AE-----0-------0-------0-------0----------------------------------|B---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2-------2-------3-------3--|G-----------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2|D-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|The end is coming far too soon, I wish i had more time. So soon your
D Bm E-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--|B---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D-0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------4-------4------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| time will come. Let it out while you´re still young. May all your
Em AE-----0-------0-------2-------3----------------------------------|B---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2-------2-------3-------3--|G-----------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2|D-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| dreams come true, for someone like you. So soon your
D Bm E-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2--|B---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D-0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------4-------4------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| time will come. Let it out while you´re still young. May all your
Em AE-----0-------0-------2-------3----------------------------------|B---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2-------2-------3-------3--|G-----------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2|D-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2------|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------| dreams come true, so happy for yooooooooouuuuuuuuu.
D Bm Em A [1x]
D Bm And my eyes are getting tired as the day begins to break.
Em A I left it oh so far behind, my biggest mistake.
D BmAnd your sign is unlike mine, it disappears from time to time [*]
Em A And I believe in you and everything you´ll ever do.
D BmSo soon your time will come. Let it out while you´re still young.
Em AMay all your dreams come true for someone like you.
D BmSo soon your time will come. Let it out while you´re still young.
Em AMay all your dreams come true, so happy for you.
D Bm Em A [2x]
D BmSo soon your time will come. Let it out while you´re still young.
Em AMay all your dreams come true, for someone like you.
D BmSo soon your time will come. Let it out while you´re still young.
Em A [-> End on D]May all your dreams come true, so happy for you.
================================================================================================= 12. What Happiness Means To Me ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
C AmMaybe in the start we would laugh
C AmMaybe in the end we would cry
Dm GBut I believe in every book I've ever read
AmAnd what you said
Dm AmAnd the moon was in the sky
G CAnd the tears did fill my eyes
F CAnd the memories they all had passed
G CBut in my head they'll always last
Dm AmAnd in the end before I could be
GI'd shown the world
CWhat it means to me
F CBelieve it or not, I made them see
G CThis is what happiness means to me
C AmWill I ever see your face again
C AmWill I ever touch your skin
Dm GI'll never stop loving everything you do
But not (Am) me and you
AmAnd what you said
Dm AmAnd the moon was in the sky
G CAnd the tears did fill my eyes
F CAnd the memories they all had passed
G CBut in my head they'll always last
Dm AmAnd in the end before I could be
GI'd shown the world
CWhat it means to me
F CBelieve it or not, I made them see
G CThis is what happiness means to me
F C And in the end, I made them see
G CThis is what happiness means to me
================================================================================================= 13. Dancing in the Dark ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Capo: 3rd Fret Intro: G Em G Em
G Em G Em G I get up in the evening, And I aint got nothing to say
Em G Em CI come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling the same way
Am C Am GI ain't nothing but tired, Man I'm just tired and bored with myself
Em G Em DHey there baby, I could use just a little help
D CYou can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark
Am C Am G Em G EmThis gun's for hire, even if we're just dancing in the dark
G Em G Em GMessages keep getting clearer, Radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
Em G Em CI check my look in the mirror, wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
Am C Am GMan I ain't getting nowhere, Well I'm Just living in a dump like this
Em G Em DThere's something happening somewhere, Hey Baby I just know that there is
D CYou can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark
Am C Am G Em G EmThis gun's for hire, even if we're just dancing in the dark
Em GYou sit around getting older
C D EmThere's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
GI'll shake this world off my shoulders
C DCome on baby the laugh's on me
G Em G Em GStay on the streets of this town, And they'll be carving you up all right
Em G Em CThey say you gotta stay hungry, Hey baby, I'm just about starving tonight
Am C AmI'm dying for some action, I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write
Gbook
Em G Em DI need a love reaction,Hey baby gimme just one look
D CYou can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark
Am C Am G Em G EmThis gun's for hire, even if we're just dancing in the dark
G Em G Emeven if we're just dancing in the dark
G Em G even if we're just dancing in the dark
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