Speed of sound    (intro)    (midi)

 

    A - Em - Em - D (2x)

 

             A                      Em                 Em                      D

1. How long before I get in, before it starts, before I begin ?

             A                           Em                  Em                      D

    How long before you decide, before I know what it feels like ?

                A                     Em                     Em                                D

    Where to? Where do I go? If you never try, then you'll never know.

             A                         Em                    Em                                   D

    How long do I have to climb up on this side of this mountain of mine.

 

    A - Em - Em - D (2x)

 

              A                      Em                       Em                                D

2. Look up, I look up at night, planets are moving at the speed of light.

           A                   Em                                      Em                             D

Climb up, up in the trees,every chance that you get,is a chance you seize.

             A                         Em                  Em                             D

    How long am I gonna stand with my head stuck under the sand ?

           A                       Em                Em                                  D

    I'll start before I can stop, before I see things the right way up.

 

G               A                          Bm

    All that noise, and all that sound,

G                  A                         Bm

    all these places that I have found,

           G                                Bm                       F#m                            G

    the birds go flying at the speed of sound to show you how it all began,

     G                                       Bm

    birds come flying from the underground,

                       F#m                                 G

    if you could see it, then you'd understand.

 

    A - Em - Em - D (2x)

 

        A                             Em               Em                                 D

3. Ideas that you'll never find all the inventors could never design.

             A                              Em                     Em                     D

    The buildings that you put up, Japan and China all were lit up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

             A                           Em          Em                          D

    The sign that I couldn't read, or a light that I couldn't see.

                A                              Em                            Em                       D

    Some things you have to believe, but others are puzzles, puzzling me.

 

G               A                          Bm

    All that noise, and all that sound,

G                  A                         Bm

    all these places that I have found,

           G                                Bm                       F#m                            G

    the birds go flying at the speed of sound to show you how it all began,

     G                                       Bm

    birds come flying from the underground,

                       F#m                                 G     

    if you could see it, then you'd understand.

                    F#m                                G      - D ~ ~

    oh, if you see it, then you'll understand.

 

G                 A                                     Bm                                 E

    All those signs, I knew what they meant, some things you can't invent,

G                    A                      Bm    E

    some got made, some got sent, ooh.

 

            G                                Bm                       F#m                            G

    The birds go flying at the speed of sound to show you how it all began,

     G                                       Bm

    birds came flying from the underground,

                       F#m                                 G     

    if you could see it, then you'd understand.

                          F#m                                G      - D

    oh, when you see it, then you'll understand.

 

    (Coldplay)