Ed Sheeran - Take it back

This is based on his live performance at the Royal Albert Hall /watch?v=ffoY-4EwJqM No Capo Just after every c chord, he plucks the G bass note, as sort of a transition He plays Bb this way Bb e|----x-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----x-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----3-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|----3-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|----1-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|----x-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
DmI'm not a rapper; I'm a singer with a flow I've got a habit of spitting quicker lyrics you know You found me rippiBbng the writtens out of the pages they sit in and IC never want to get bitten because plagiarism is hidden Watch howDm I sit on the rhythm, prisoner with a vision Signs of LA, but didn't listen to any criticism BbThought you knew but you didn't so perk your ears up and listen CStudio with a system and you could say that I'm driven DmAnd now it's on to the next saga we drink the best lager, I never tried to win you over like your stepfather BbI do my own thing now, and get respect after CAnd I'm avoiding cocaine like it was Get Carter
DmFor four years I never had a place to stay but it's safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight BbAt 16 years old I moved out of my home CI was Macy Gray I tried to say goodbye and I choked DmAnd we've been sleeping at the subway station, sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population BbNot my imagination, I don't want to relax CBut would it hurt your reputation,if I put it on wax? So take it back now...
DmCome on and take it back noBbw CCome on and take it back now DmDont you fade into the back now Bb C
DmTake it back with the rhythm and blues and my back pack I'll be singing the news, trying to act like Jack Black when I bring them to school BbI'll make a beat with my feet by just singing a loop, Cbringing the lyrics to prove that I can fit in these shoes, Dmand keeping the truth through the vocal booth, stars burst out on the scene like an opal fruit, Bbthey try and take aim like beckham when he goes to shoot, Cbut then again that's what they're supposed to do, and DmI'm supposed to be calm,I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm, whispering everything that happens is from now on, BbI'll be willing to start again at the end of the song, Cstill they think I handled it wrong, Dmbut then I never had an enemy, except for NME, but I'll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be, Bband got me spectacles ahead of me and festival fees, Cto help me with a Dalmatian, no pedigree Dmsinging for the masses, rubber dinghy rapids,keep this rapping a habit and keep on passioning magic, BbI'm battling for the respect, CI don't know if I'll have it, this songs from the heart, grabbing the plaque I'll take it back now
DmCome on and take it back noBbw CCome on and take it back now DmDont you fade into the back now Bb C
Same chord progression continues Take it back now
DmI don't ever want to be perfect, Cause I'm a singer that you never want to see shirtless BbI accept the fact that someone has to win the worst-dressed, CTaking my first steps into the scene, giving me focus DmPutting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton,considering a name change,thinking it was hopeless BbRhyming over recordings Avoiding tradition CCause every day some lyrics and a melody can be written DmNow absence can make your heart ache But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly, I need to let my liver be BbAnd I say it again, CLiving life on the edge,with a closed hand full of friends DmIs good advice from a manwho took his life on the road with me And I hope to see him blowing up globally BbCause that's how it's supposed to be screaming out vocally CMight seem totally impossible achieving life's dreams DmBut, but I just write schemesI'm never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans BbMadison Square Garden is where I might be, But more likely, CYou'll find me in the back room of a dive bar with my mates DmHaving a pint with McDaid, Discussing records we made And every single second knowing that we'll never betray BbThe way we were raised Remembering our background CSat down That's how we put it out; it's time to take it back now
DmCome on and take it back noBbw CCome on and take it back now DmDont you fade into the back now Bb C
DmCome on and take it back noBbw CCome on and take it back now DmDont you fade into the back now Bb C
DmMy dreams keep me awake at night, Written in rhymes, and lies, deliver the hype Am I just living the lie BbWith this you must know that the number's just sold woah CWill keep me going through the tough times, dream with me DmWe forget 90 per cent of it when we wake But the other 10 per cent it never fades BbDreaming dreams, day to day goals Stay awake loads, try to makCe the cut like the paper or razor blade, never give Dmup And just remember just to hold out more A couple years ago I couldn't just control that thought You'd find me bBbuskin' on the street when it was cold outdoors And now I'm swCeating on the stage With the sold out tours Writing lDmove songs for the sake of itNever to make a hit, You can't fake talent and work ethic just to make it quick BbI'm not a rapper I'm a singer, I just take the piss and CMost of these other guys are guys that pose His little sister has to Dmbabysit, that's just a way it is Dreams you own,just set your goalsAnd have the utmost faith in it tread your own Bbpath You'll never make it as a follower, Cyou'll never know where you will go or where you will be tomorrow Dm
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