The Only Exception Uke tab by Paramore

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"The Only Exception"

C C Gm Gm Am Am x2

C C Gm Gm
When I was younger I saw my daddy cry
Am Am
and curse at the wind.
C C
He broke his own heart and I watched
Gm Gm Am Am
as he tried to reassemble it.

C C
And my momma swore
Gm Gm Am Am
that she would never let herself forget.
C C
And that was the day that I promised
Gm Gm Am Am
I'd never sing of love if it does not exist.


But darling,
C C
You are the only exception.
Gm Gm Am Am
You are the only exception.
C C
You are the only exception.
Gm Gm Am Am C C
You are the only exception.

C C
Maybe I know somewhere
Gm Gm
deep in my soul
Am Am
that love never lasts.
C C
And we've got to find other ways
Gm Gm
to make it alone.
Am Am
Or keep a straight face.
C C
And I've always lived like this
Gm Gm Am Am
keeping a comfortable distance.
C C
And up until now I've sworn to myself
Gm Gm Am Am
that I'm content with loneliness.

Am Am
Because none of it was ever worth the risk.

C C
Well you are the only exception.
Gm Gm Am Am
You are the only exception.
C C
You are the only exception.
Gm Gm Am Am Dm Dm
You are the only exception.

C C G G Dm Dm C C G G

Dm Dm
I've got a tight grip on reality,
C C G G
but I can't let go of what's in front of me here.
Dm Dm
I know you're leaving in the morning

when you wake up.
C C G G
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream.
F F
Woah

C C
You are the only exception.
Gm Gm Am Am
You are the only exception. [x4]

A# A# F F C C
And I'm on my way to believing.
A# A# F F C C
Oh, and I'm on my way to believing.

 

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Replace the Am with F
31 Jan 2019
About this song

The third single from Paramore's third album, Brand New Eyes. This soulful acoustic number is a heartfelt song about love. (Source The Only Exception Songfacts) Frontwoman and lyricist Hayley Williams told Kerrang! May 9, 2009, that it's "the first time I've been able to write a song about that." She added: "Josh (Farro - guitar) brought me the music and I thought it was so beautiful. I don't know where my head was at when I heard it, but it really hit me.