Ed Sheeran - Take it back

As played at Royal Albert Hall (24/3/2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJNZB0Dyuw Basically you can repeat the following nearly through the whole song: Dm // Dm // Bb // C A7/C# Dm Bb C A7/C# A A * E----(5)----(1)----(3)------0--------0--------x---5----------------| B-----6------3------5------(5)------(5)-------x---5----------------| G-----7------3------5-------5---or---6--------2---6----------------| D-----7------3------5-------5--------5--------2---7----------------| A-----5------1------3-------4--------4--------0---7----------------| E-----x------x------x-------x--------x--------0---5----------------| I think when Ed Sheeran strums he mostly uses the A,D,G strings only and when he picks the A,G,B strings. [Verse 1]
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 Bbripping the writtens out of the pages they sit in And never Conce I get bitten, cause plagiA7/C#arism is hidden Which I would Dmsit on the rhythm, prisoner with a vision Signs of a label, but didn't listen to any criticism Thought you Bbknew but you didn't Perk your ears up and listen CStudio with a system And you could say that I'mA7/C# driven And now it's Dmon 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 cocainA7/C#e 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 At Bb16 years old yeah I moved out of my home I was CMacy Gray I tried to say gA7/C#oodbye and I choked And we've bDmeen sleeping at the subway station, sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population Not my imaginBbation, I don't want to relax But would it hurt your reputAation, A * if I put it on wax? I take it back now
DmMmh Mmh Mmh Mmh Come on and take it back nowBb Come Con and take it A7/C#back for us Dm DmDon't you fade into the back lovBbe, noCoooohA7/C#h
[Verse 2]
Take it back with the rhDmythm and blues and my rap pack I'll be singing the news, trying to act like Jack Black when I repeat the school BbI'll make a beat with my feet by just singing a loop, Cbringing the lyrics to prA7/C#ove 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, they try to Bbtake aim like beckham when he goes to shoot, but then Cagain that's what they're supposed to do, A7/C#and I'm supposed to be calm, I tattDmooed the lyrics onto my arm, whispering everything that happens is from now on, I'll be Bbwilling to start again by the end of the song, still they're Cclaiming that I handled it wA7/C#rong, but then I never had an eDmnemy, except the NME, but I'll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be, Bbwith only spectacles ahead of me on festival fees, Chealthier than a DalmA7/C#atian, no pedigree, Dmsinging for the masses, rubber dinghy rapids, I keep this rapping a habit and keep on passioning magic, BbI'm battling with respect, I don't know if I'll havCe it, this songs from the heAart, cover the plaque I'll take it back now
DmMmh Mmh Come on and take it back noBbw Come Con and take it A7/C#back for us Dm DmDon't you fade into the back loveBb, noCoooohA7/C#h
[Verse 3] (Pick here! Use A,G,B strings and second version of A/C#) Take it back now
DmI don't ever wanna be perfect, Cause I'm a singer that you never wanna see shirtless I acBbcept the fact that someone's got to win worst-dressed, Taking my fCirst steps into the scA7/C#ene, giving me focus DmPutting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton Considering a name change, thinking it was hopeless RhBbyming over recordings, avoiding tradition Cause everydCay some lyrics and a meloA7/C#dy can be written NowDm absence can make your heart break But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly, I need to let my liver be BbAnd I say it again, Living life on the edCge, with a closed hanA7/C#d full of friends Is good advice from a man Dmwho took his life on the road with me and I hope to see him blowing up globally Cause that's how it's suppBbosed to be screaming out vocally It might seem Ctotally impossible achA7/C#ieving life's dreams But,Dm but I just write schemes I'm never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans Madison Square GardeBbn is where I might be But more likely, You'll find Cme in the back room of a A7/C#dive bar with my mates Having a Dmpint with McDaid Discussing records we made And every single second knowing that we'll never betray The way we were rBbaised Remembering our background Sat down CThat's how we put it out It's A7/C#time to take it back now
DmMmh Mmh Mmh Mmh Come on and take it back now Bb Come Con and take it A7/C#back for us Dm DmDon't you fade into the back lovBbe, nooooCohh A7/C# uuuuuuuhh
DmMmh Mmh Mmh Mmh Come on and take it back now Bb Come Con and take it bA7/C#ack for us Dm DmDon't you fade into the back love,Bb nooCooohhA7/C#
[Verse 4] (Strum every chord only once here!)
My dreams Dmkeep me awake at night written in rhymes, and IDm, deliver the hype am I just living the lie with thBbis you must know that the number's just sold woah CWill keep me going through the toA7/C#ugh times, dream with me DmWe forget 90 percent of it when we wake But the oDmther 10 per cent it never fades Dreaming dreams, Bbday to day goals, Stay awake loads, try to make the cCut like the paper or razor blA7/C#ade, oh, never give up DmAnd just remember just to hold out more DmCouple 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 of a A7/C#sold out tour Writing Dmlove songs for the sake of it, never to make a hit You cDman'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 the other guys are kids that pA7/C#ose his little sister has to baDmbysit, that's just a way it is Dreams you oDmwn, just set your goals and have the utmost faith in it BbTread your own path, you'll never make it as a follower, Cyou'll never know where you will go or wA7/C#here you'll be tomorrow
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