Alphaville - Forever Young Guitar Chords

Alphaville

dance rock, europop, new romantic, new wave

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: C, G, Am, F, Dm
Album: Forever Young (1984)
I would recommend to play it using picking pattern: T i m i r i m i
The G chord played at the end of each verse is one beat long: a single down strum will do.

[Intro]
C     G    Am     F    G    Dm    F    Am    G C

[Verse 1]
                 G                        Am
  Let's start in style, let's dance for a while
           F                             G
Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies
                Dm                     F
Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst
                      Am             G C
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

C            G                      Am
  Let us die young or let us live forever
                  F                       G
We don't have the power, but we never say never
             Dm                 F
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
                Am          G C
The music's for the sad man

C           G                         Am
   Can you imagine when this race is won
                F               G
Turn our golden faces into the sun
              Dm                        F
Praising our leaders, we're getting in tune
                     Am          G  C
The music's played by the... the madman

[Chorus 1]
C           G
   Forever Young
          Am         F
I want to be Forever Young
G                       Dm
  Do you really want to live forever?
F         G
  Forever,  we’ll never
C          G
   Forever Young,
          Am         F
I want to be Forever Young
G                       Dm
  Do you really want to live forever?
 F  G         C
      Forever Young.

[Break]
G    F    G

[Verse 2]
C               G                       Am
 Some are like water, some are like the heat
           F                       G
Some are a melody and some are the beat
          Dm                     F
Sooner or later they all will be gone
          Am             G  C
Why don't they stay young?

C                     G             Am
  It's so hard to get old without a cause
                F                      G
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
              Dm              F
Youth’s like diamonds in the sun
                   Am     G C
And diamonds are forever

C            G                         Am
  So many adventures couldn’t happen today
        F                  G
So many songs we forgot to play

        Dm                         F
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
                    Am    G   C
We’ll let them come true

[Chorus 2]
C           G
   Forever Young
          Am         F
I want to be Forever Young
G                       Dm
  Do you really want to live forever?
F           G
  Forever,  we’ll never
C          G
  Forever Young,
          Am         F
I want to be Forever Young
G                        Dm
   Do you really want to live forever? Forever, or never forever
C          G
   Forever Young
          Am          F
I want to be Forever Young
G                             Dm
   Do you really want to live forever?

[Solo]
C  G  Am  F
G  Dm  F  G
C  G  Am  F
G  Dm  F  G
(fade)

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