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Welcome to this Us Guitar Tutorial by James Bay! This song is off his upcoming album Electric light and requires no capo to play. It’s a simple song to play with a very basic strumming pattern. The only different part is remembering the chords, there are a lot of variations and chord changes in this song – it’s not your typical 4 chord chord progression the whole way though so it’s best to follow along the annotations is check out the chords and lyrics below.

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-Dave T

***Chords in brackets are passing chords - optional***

[Intro]
(G)
Am (G)
Am


[Verse 1]
(G)           Am
Sometimes I'm beaten
(G)           Am
Sometimes I'm broke
       (G/B)          C  F  (C/E)  (Dm)  (C)   C
'Cause sometimes this is not-hing   but  smoke
(G)        Am
Is there a secret?
(G)        Am
Is there a code?
    (G/B)      C
Can we make it better?
       F   (C/E)  (Dm)  (C)
'Cause I'm losing hope
C  C/B


[Chorus]
Am                        C
Tell me how to be in this world
               F                      C
Tell me how to breathe in and feel no hurt
                   F            C
Tell me how 'cause I believe in something
F            C  C/B
I believe in us


[Break]
Am


[Verse 2]
(G)       Am
After the wreckage
(G)       Am
After the dust
  (G/B)          C          F     (C/E)  (Dm)  (C)   C
I still hear the highway, I still feel   the   rush
(G)      Am    (G)           Am
Over the rise, above all the noise
        (G/B)   C        F     (C/E)  (Dm)  (C)
Through all the worry, I still hear   your   voice
C  C/B


[Chorus]
Am                   (G/B) C
Tell me how to be in this  world
               F                      C
Tell me how to breathe in and feel no hurt
                   F            C
Tell me now 'cause I believe in something
F            C  C/B
I believe in us
Am                      (G/B) C
Tell me where the light goes  down
               F                        C
So even in the dark we can find our way out
                   F            C
Tell me now 'cause I believe in something
G            Am
I believe in us
G  Am


[Bridge]
F                                         F G
  We used to be kids living just for kicks
Am                                     Am G/B
  Saving my [?] learning how to kiss
C
  Running through streets that we [?]
G                                           F
  We never believed we'd grow up like this


[Chorus]
Am                   (G/B) C
Tell me how to be in this  world
               F                      C
Tell me how to breathe in and feel no hurt
                   F            C
Tell me now 'cause I believe in something
G            Am  G
I believe in us
F                            C
Tell me where the light goes down
               F                        Am
So even in the dark we can find our way out
                   F            C/E
Tell me now 'cause I believe in something
G            Am G
I believe in us
                   F            C/E
Tell me now 'cause I believe in something
    G            Am G
And I believe in us


[Outro]
Am (G)
Am (G)
Am (G/B) C