Back To December Uke tab by Taylor Swift

5 Chords used in the song: D, Bm, G, A, F#m

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Year:  2012
Difficulty: 
3.9
(Intermediate)
Key: D, BmChords
# Intro: D D Bm Bm G G (2x)

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

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

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


# D D Bm Bm G G (2x)

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

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



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


# D D Bm Bm G G (2x)

Bm Bm G G
I miss your tan skin your sweet smile
D D A A
So good to me, so right
Bm Bm G G
And how you held me in your arms
D D
That September night
A A Bm Bm
The first time you ever saw me cry
G G
Maybe this is wishful thinking
D D
Probably mindless dreaming
D D A A
If you loved again I swear I'd love you right

Bm Bm A A G G
I'd go back in time and change it but I can't
Bm Bm A A G G
So if the chain is on your door I understand

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

D D Bm Bm G G D D Bm Bm G G
All the time

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About this song: Back To December

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:

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