Alex the Astronaut - Not Worth Hiding Guitar Chords

Alex the Astronaut

aussietronica, deep australian indie

Chords: G, C, Em, D
So I just tried to copy what she plays in the like a version video as best I could because this song is too
great to not have a tab for it. Please feel free to make suggestions :))
Capo 1
[Intro]
G C Em D

[Verse 1]
G                                C
I learnt to drive to school when I was 16
             Em                                 D
And I was happy with my friends, and we skipped class for time to breathe
   G                              C
We learnt about the stars and the trees
  Em                         D
I cried when I found kissing boys wasn't for me

G                C
So I tried every trick in the book
        Em                              D
I tried talking to the pretty boys, and changed the way I looked
            G                               C
But wearing dresses to impress just left me lonely and upset
        Em                                             D
And the boys could tell when I looked at her, I wasn't interested in them


[Chorus 1]
G                                   C
It's not worth hiding if you've got something to say
         Em                          D
And it's not worth smiling if you're feeling in pain
             G                   C
And it's not worth hiding if you think you might be gay
   Em                                D
Or different in another way - you're perfect just the same!


[Instrumental]
G C Em D

[Verse 2]
G                       C
I open the paper and it left me in shame
         Em                                                C
It said, "These contagious gays aren't safe and you should keep your kids away"
           G                        C
But I grew older and bolder, and my friends caught on slowly
Em                             D
19, and we're through, all the way to my shoulders - we sang:


[Chorus 1]

G                                   C
It's not worth hiding if you've got something to say
         Em                          D
And it's not worth smiling if you're feeling in pain
             G                   C
And it's not worth hiding if you think you might be gay
   Em                                D
Or different in another way - you're perfect just the same!


[Verse 3]
G           C
So tell me, anyone
       Em                                 D
If you love them as a daughter, could you love them as a son?
       G                                C
We all smile at different faces, we all blush at different names
    Em                                  D
But holding someone's hand should never make you feel ashamed


[Verse 4]
G                          C
Your story might not be at all like mine
        Em                                       D
I don't mean to simplify, that should be in your own voice, in your own time
        G                                 C
But the cages that they've made us should soon just rust away
         Em                                    D
And this song just won't need singing, but for now, I'll let it play


[Chorus 2]
G                                   C
It's not worth hiding if you've got something to say
         Em                      D
And it's not worth dying for the people who smile at your name
G                              C
It's not worth lying if you're feeling in pain
         Em                       D
And it's not worth hiding if it's happiness that could be on your way...

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