Broken Strings Uke tab by James Morrison

6 Chords used in the song: Am, C, F, Dm, G, Em

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Original tuning : +0.5 step(s) [ ? ]
1st verse 
Am Am
Let me hold you
C C
For the last time
F F F F
It's the last chance to feel again
Am Am
But you broke me
C C F F Dm Dm
Now I can't feel anything
Am Am
When I love you,
C C
It's so untrue
F F F F
I can't even convince myself
Am Am
When I'm speaking,
C C F F Dm Dm
It's the voice of someone else


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


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



2nd verse :
Am Am C C
Oh what are we doing
F F F F
We are turning into dust
Am Am C C F F Dm Dm
Playing house in the ruins of us
Am Am Am Am
Running back through the fire
F F F F
When there's nothing left to save
Am Am C C F F Dm Dm
It's like chasing the very last train when it's too late



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



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



Bridge :
F F Am Am
But we're running through the fire
C C F F
When there's nothing left to save
F F Am Am
It's like chasing the very last train
C C Em Em>let ring
When we both know it's too late (too late)



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



Outro :
Am Am>let ring C C>let ring
Let me hold you for the last time
F F>let ring F F>let ring
It's the last chance to feel again

 

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About this song

Features vocals by Nelly Furtado. According to the Broken Strings Songfacts, the song topped the charts in several countries including Germany, where it was Morrison's first ever #1 and Furtado's second. It peaked at #2 in the UK.