Song on fire    (video)

 

    Em - G - D - Am

 

            Em

1. The first words that come out,

                      G

    and I can see this song will be about you.

                   D

    I can't believe that I can breathe without you,

                   Am 

    but all I need to do is carry on.

 

           Em

2. The next line I write down,

                           G

    and there's a tear that falls between the pages.

                        D

    I know that pain's supposed to heal in stages,

                  Am

    but it depends which one it's standing on.

       Em                              G

    I write lines down, then rip them up,

           Am                      C

    describing love can't be this tou.....gh.

 

G                                             D

 I could set this song on fire, send it up in smoke,

Em                                               C

 I could throw it in the river and watch it sinking slowly.

 G                                             D

Tie the pages to a plane and send it to the moon,

 Em                                                C

play it for the world, but it won't mean much,

                                         Em

unless I sing this song to you.

 

+  Em - G - D - Am

 

          Em

3. I'm dying to show you,

                     G

    this could end happily ever after,

                           D

    there doesn't ever have to be disaster,

                       Am

    and all you have to do is sing along.

        Em                             G

    I write lines down, then rip them up,

         Am                C

    impossible describing lo....ve.

 

+  CHORUS (ending in G)

 

   G                                           - D                             Em

+  I could set this song on fire,       sing this song to you,

                                                  - C

    I could set this song on fire.

     G                                        D

    Light this old guitar on fire, I'd still hear the notes,

      Em                                     C

    drown the melody in water, I'd still hear its ghost.

      G                                                 D

    Sing it with somebody else, but we'd be out of tune,

      Em                                               C

    play it for the world, but it won't mean much.

 

+  CHORUS (ending in G)

  

     G                                         - D                              Em

+   I could set this song on fire,        sing this song to you,

                                                     - C                                             G

    I could set this, I could set this,       I wanna sing this song to you.

                                                 - D                             Em

    I could set this song on fire,        sing this song to you,

                                                       - C

    I could set this, I could set this.

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Nickelback)