Back To December Uke tab by Taylor Swift

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

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C C Am Am F F (2x)

C C
I'm so glad you made the time to see me
Am Am
How's life, tell me how's your family
F F C C G G
I haven't seen them in a while
C C
You've been good, busier than ever
Am Am
We small talk, work and the weather
F F C C G G
You're guard is up, and I know why

Am Am G G
Because the last time you saw me
C C F F
It's still burned in the back of your mind
Am Am G G F F
You gave me roses and I left them there to die

C C
So this is me swallowing my pride
Em Em
Standing in front of you saying
F F
"I'm sorry for that night" and I go
C C G G
Back to December all the time
C C
It turns out freedom ain't
(C C)
Nothing but missing you
Em Em
Wishing I'd realized what I had
F F
When you were mine
C C
I'd go back to December,
G G F F
Turn around and make it all right
Am Am *once G G*
I go back to December all the time


C C Am Am F F (2x)

C C
These days I haven't been sleeping
Am Am
Stayin' up playing back myself leaving
F F C C G G
When your birthday passed and I didn't call
C C
Then I think about summer all the beautiful times
Am Am
I watch you laughing from the passenger side
F F C C G G
And realized I loved you in the fall

Am Am G G
And then the cold came the dark days
C C F F
When fear crept into my mind
Am Am
You gave me all your love and
G G F F
All I gave you was goodbye


C C
So this is me swallowing my pride
Em Em
Standing in front of you saying
F F
"I'm sorry for that night" and I go
C C G G
Back to December all the time
C C
It turns out freedom ain't
(C C)
Nothing but missing you
Em Em
Wishing I'd realized what I had
F F
When you were mine
C C
I'd go back to December,
G G F F
Turn around and change my own mind
Am Am G G
I go back to December all the time


C C Am Am F F (2x)

Am Am F F
I miss your tan skin your sweet smile
C C G G
So good to me, so right
Am Am F F
And how you held me in your arms
C C
That September night
G G Am Am -stop
The first time you ever saw me cry
F F -stop
Maybe this is wishful thinking
C C
Probably mindless dreaming
(C C) G G *once
If you loved again I swear I'd love you right

Am Am *once G G* F F*
I'd go back in time and change it but I can't
Am Am* G G* F F*
So if the chain is on your door I understand

C C
But this is me swallowing my pride
Em Em
Standing in front of you saying
F F
"I'm sorry for that night" and I go
C C G G
Back to December...
C C
It turns out freedom ain't
(C C)
Nothing but missing you
Em Em
Wishing I'd realized what I had
F F
When you were mine
C C
I'd go back to December
G G F F
Turn around and make it all right
C C
I'd go back to December
G G F F
Turn around and change my own mind
Am Am *once G G*
I go back to December all the time

C C Am Am F F C C Am Am F F *once
All the time

 

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mjpineda avatar
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soory i mean D Bm G A
15 Aug 2011
mjpineda avatar
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The correct chords are d b gm and a
15 Aug 2011
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Amazing! This tab has made my day! Absolutely spot on!x
03 Feb 2011
About this song

Taylor apologises in this song about the way she messed up a relationship with a former boyfriend, who now finds it hard to trust her. According to the Back To December Songfacts, the song is dedicated to an actual person to whom Taylor feels she'd had done wrong. It is the first time she has apologized to someone in a song. It's rumored to be about Taylor Lautner. Taylor Swift also explains the story behind "Back To December" on her official website: