How To Save A Life, by The Fray

How To Save A Life

The Fray
Chords used in this song: C, D, Em, G
C
D
Em
G

Capo III

[Intro]
G  D  Em  D


[Verse]
     G              D
Step one you say we need to talk
   Em                D                G
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
            D              Em
He smiles politely back at you
            D               G
You stare politely right on through
             D              Em
Some sort of window to your right
           D                 G
As he goes left and you stay right
            D                 Em
Between the lines of fear and blame
                 D
And you begin to wonder why you came


[Chorus]
C              D               Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
           G           D
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D               Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
            G      D      G     D  Em  D
Had I known how to save a life


[Verse]
G                 D
Let him know that you know best
      Em            D            G
Cause after all you do know best
                 D
Try to slip past his defense
Em               D         G
Without granting innocence
           D                     Em
Lay down a list of what is wrong
                  D
The things you've told him all along
    G              D
And pray to God he hears you
    Em             D
And pray to God he hears you


[Chorus]
C              D               Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
           G           D
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D               Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
            G      D      G    D  Em  D
Had I known how to save a life


[Verse]
G               D
As he begins to raise his voice
    Em              D                  G
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
                D
Drive until you lose the road
   Em                         D        G
Or break with the ones you've followed
           D
He will do one of two things
Em               D
He will admit to everything
G                      D
Or he'll say he's just not the same
    Em              D
And you'll begin to wonder why you came


[Chorus]
C             D                Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
           G           D
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D               Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
            G      D
Had I known how to save a life


[Chorus]
C              D               Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
           G           D
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D               Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
            G      D      G    D  Em
Had I known how to save a life


[Bridge]
D             G    D   Em
How to save a life
D
How to save a life


[Chorus]
C              D               Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
           G           D
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D               Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
            G      D
Had I known how to save a life


[Chorus]
C              D               Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
           G           D
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D               Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
            G      D      G    D  Em
Had I known how to save a life


[Outro]
D             G     D  Em
How to save a life
D             G     D  Em  D
How to save a life
G~