Broken Strings, by James Morrison - guitarplayerbox - Easy guitar songs for guitar beginners and newcomers

Broken Strings

James Morrison
Chords used in this song: Am, C, Dm, Em, F, G
AmChord: Am
CChord: C
DmChord: Dm
EmChord: Em
FChord: F
GChord: G

Capo I

[Verse]
       Am
Let me hold you
        C
For the last time
         F
It's the last chance to feel again
        Am
But you broke me
      C             F      Dm
Now I can't feel anything
       Am
When I love you,
        C
It's so untrue
  F
I can't even convince myself
         Am
When I'm speaking,
         C                F    Dm
It's the voice of someone else


[Pre-chorus]
      F     G  Am
Oh it tears me up
  F           G          Em
I try to hold on, but it hurts too much
  F         G              Em            F~               F
I try to forgive, but it's not enough to make it all okay


[Chorus]
          Dm              Am
You can't play on broken strings
          C       G
You can't feel anything
          Dm                  Am
That your heart don't want to feel
        C                             G
I can't tell you something that ain't real
       F
Oh the truth hurts
    Am
And lies worse
C                 G
How can I give anymore
       Dm                Am          G
When I love you a little less than before


[Verse]
        Am     C
Oh what are we doing
       F
We are turning into dust
        Am           C        F    Dm
Playing house in the ruins of us
        Am               C
Running back through the fire
             F
When there's nothing left to save
          Am               C
It's like chasing the very last train
              F    Dm
when it's too late


[Pre-chorus]
      F     G  Am
Oh it tears me up
  F           G          Em
I try to hold on, but it hurts too much
  F         G              Em            F~              F  F  F
I try to forgive, but it's not enough to make it all okay


[Chorus]
          Dm              Am
You can't play on broken strings
          C       G
You can't feel anything
          Dm                  Am
That your heart don't want to feel
        C                             G
I can't tell you something that ain't real
       F
Oh the truth hurts
    Am
And lies worse
C                 G
How can I give anymore
       Dm                Am          G
When I love you a little less than before


[Verse]
          Am                  C
But we're running through the fire
             F
When there's nothing left to save
          Am               C
It's like chasing the very last train
        F                  Dm~
When we both know it's too late (too late)


[Chorus]
          Dm              Am
You can't play on broken strings
          C       G
You can't feel anything
          Dm                  Am
That your heart don't want to feel
        C                             G
I can't tell you something that ain't real
         F
Well the truth hurts
    Am
And lies worse
C                 G
How can I give anymore
       Dm                Am          G
When I love you a little less than before
          Dm                Am          G
Oh when I love you a little less than before


[Outro]
       Am               C
Let me hold you for the last time
         Dm                   F~
It's the last chance to feel again
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