Barenaked Ladies - When I Fall Guitar Chords

Barenaked Ladies

alternative rock, canadian indie, canadian pop, canadian rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4
Chords: C, Fmaj7, G, Am, D, Em
This song is very fun to play.  The original is mostly tab, but this chord version can be played to make it
a bit easier on a novice.  I only play the middle 4 strings (ADGB) on the C, Fma7, G and Am.  That gives
the D (and high E string) a little more emphasis at the end of the verse.  Enjoy...

Capo on 4th fret.

Intro:
 C Fmaj7 G      Am  G Fmaj7     
 C Fmaj7 G        D Fmaj7


VERSE 1:
                       C Fmaj7 G                          Am G Fmaj7
I look straight in the window,            try not to look be-   -low
                   C Fmaj7 G                        D   Fmaj7
Pretend I'm not up here,             I try counting she--ep
                      C Fmaj7 G                     Am G Fmaj7                      
But the sheep seem to shower        off this office tower
                          C Fmaj7 G                   D   Fmaj7
Nine-point-eight straight down        I can't stop my knees


CHORUS:
                Am             G                     D  Fmaj7
I wish I could fly   From this building    From this wall
                Am                G             D  Fmaj7
And if I should try   Would you catch me    if I fall?


VERSE 2:
                    C Fmaj7 G              Am G Fmaj7
My hands clench the squeegee,   my secular rosary
               C Fmaj7 G                       D   Fmaj7
Hang on to your wallet,        hang on to your rings

                C Fmaj7 G                      Am   G Fmaj7
Can't look below me           something might throw me
              C Fmaj7 G                    D   Fmaj7
Curse at the windstorms        that October brings


VERSE 3:
              C Fmaj7 G                           Am G Fmaj7
I look in the boardroom        a modern pharaoh's tomb
                C Fmaj7 G                     D   Fmaj7
I'd gladly swap places,        if they care to dive

                       C Fmaj7 G                    Am G Fmaj7
They're lined up at the window,      peer down into limbo
                      C Fmaj7 G               D   Fmaj7
They're frightened of jumping,   in case they survive


CHORUS:
               Am                  G   
I wish I could step   from this scaffold   
    Em                         Fmaj7            Am
Onto soft green pastures,   shopping malls, or bed
           G             Em                Am    
With my family   and my pastor and my grandfather 
      D   Fmaj7
who's Dead


VERSE 4:
                     C Fmaj7 G                    Am G Fmaj7
Look straight in the mirror,        watch it come clearer
              C Fmaj7 G                 D   Fmaj7
I look like a painter,   behind all the grease

              C Fmaj7 G                Am G Fmaj7
But paintings creating,   and I'm just erasing
                C Fmaj7 G                 D   Fmaj7
A crystal-clear canvas        is my masterpiece


CHORUS:
                Am             G                     D  Fmaj7
I wish I could fly   From this building    From this wall
                Am                G             D  Fmaj7
And if I should try   Would you catch me    if I fall?

                Am             G                     D  Fmaj7
I wish I could fly   From this building    From this wall
                Am                G             D  Fmaj7
And if I should try   Would you catch me    if I fall?



OUTRO:  (fading)
       C Fmaj7 G       Am G Fmaj7 
When I  fall.....   
       C Fmaj7 G       Am G Fmaj7 
When I  fall.....   
       C Fmaj7 G       Am G Fmaj7 
When I  fall.....   
       C Fmaj7 G       Am G Fmaj7 
When I  fall.....   


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