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Welcome to this How To Save A Life Guitar Tutorial by The Fray! This song has become a bit of a classic pop ballad and was a break out hit for this band. It’s an incredibly easy song to play, with only 2 chord progressions to learn so it’s highly recommended for beginners out there!

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-Dave Tran (Your online guitar teacher 😁)

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         CAPO ON 3RD FRET
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[Verse]
G                    D/F#   
Step one you say we need to talk
    Em7                 D/F#            G
He walks you say sit down it’s just a talk
             D/F#           Em7
He smiles politely back at you
             D/F#             G
You stare politely right on through
               D/F#          Em7
Some sort of window to your right
             D/F#             G
As he goes left and you stay right
              D/F#             Em7
Between the lines of fear and blame
                   D/F#            
And you begin to wonder why you came

[Chorus]
  C             D                Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life

[Verse]
G                 D/F# 
Let him know that you know best
       Em7           D/F#           
Cause after all you do know best
G                  D/F# 
  Try to slip past his defense
Em7               D/F#         
Without granting innocence
G             D/F#             Em7
   Lay down a list of what is wrong
             D/F#         
The things you’ve told him all along
G                   D/F#                
And pray to God he hears you
    Em7             D/F#              
And pray to God he hears you

[Chorus]
  C             D                Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life

[Verse]
    G            D/F# 
As he begins to raise his voice 
     Em7              D/F#                 G
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
                 D/F#  
Drive until you lose the road
    Em7             D/F#            
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
G             D/F#   
   He will do one of two things 
Em7            D/F#     
He will admit to everything
G                     D/F# 
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
     Em7             D/F# 
And you’ll begin to wonder why you came

[Chorus]
  C             D                Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#
Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#
Had I known how to save a life