Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust Guitar Chords

Billy Joel

album rock, classic rock, folk rock, mellow gold

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5
Chords: D, Bm, A, F#m, A7, Em, G, Bm7, F#m7, Em7, Dmaj7
SONG:   A MATTER OF TRUST
ARTIST: BILLY JOEL
ALBUM:  THE BRIDGE
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

NOTE: I HAVE OFFERED 2 VERSIONS BECAUSE THERE ARE
      2 GUITARS PLAYING THIS SONG AND EACH ONE IS
      PLAYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SO, IT'S YOUR
      CHOICE WHAT TAB YOU WISH TO USE.


                     A MATTER OF TRUST
                         BILLY JOEL
INTRO: 

Spoken:  One, two, a one, two, three, four

Play 2x's (Improvise on this pattern if you want)

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|


VERSE:
 D                   A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                          A           Bm         F#m
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                             A
And they may not want it to end
                          A7           D
But it will, it's just a question of when


VERSE:
D                  A             Bm
I've lived long enough to have learned
D                          A       Bm           F#m
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
                         A
But that won't happen to us
                            A7        D
Because it's always been a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL:  - PLAY INTRO - 

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|



VERSE:
D                 A         Bm
I know you're an emotional girl
D                         A             Bm           F#m
It took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world
                    A
I can't offer you proof
                         A7        D
But you're gonna face a moment of truth


VERSE:
D                      A        Bm
It's hard when you're always afraid
D                      A        Bm          F#m
You just recover when another belief is betrayed
                          A
So break my heart if you must
        A7         A          
It's a matter of trust 


BREAK:
     Em          
You can't go the distance
     F#m  
With too much resistance
   G              F#m
I know you have doubts                   sl.
          A                       G    G / A   D
But for God's sake don't shut me out 


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
This time you've got nothing to lose
D                         A          Bm         F#m
You can take it, you can leave it whatever you choose
                       A
I won't hold back anything
                      A7        D
And I'll walk away a fool or a king


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the mind
D                             A      Bm       F#m
It's make believe until it's only a matter of time
                                  A
And some might have learned to adjust
                         A7        D
But then it never was a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL: PLAY IMPROVISED INTRO 3x's 
THEN A BARRE CHORD A or POWER CHORD A


BREAK:
     Em
I'm sure you're aware love
       F#m                     G          F#m
We've both had our share of believing too long
                                      sl.
           A                   G    G / A   D
When the whole situation was wrong 


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the soul
D                          A        Bm       F#m
A constant battle for the ultimate state of control
                             A
After you've heard lie upon lie
                       A7          D
There can hardly be a question of why


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                        A            Bm         F#m
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                         A
But that can't happen to us
                           A7        D
'Cause it's always been a matter of trust 


OUTRO:
Play INTRO over and over (about 5 times) 
and sing these words ....

It's a matter of trust

It's always been a matter of trust 

It's a matter of trust


===================== OR PLAY THIS VERSION =======================


ARTIST: BILLY JOEL
ALBUM:  THE BRIDGE
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM


                     A MATTER OF TRUST
                         BILLY JOEL
INTRO: 

Spoken:  One, two, a one, two, three, four

Play 2x's (Improvise on this pattern if you want)

      D      Bm7
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|


VERSE:
 D                  Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                          Bm7                    F#m7
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                             A
And they may not want it to end
                          A7           D
But it will, it's just a question of when


VERSE:
D                 Bm7
I've lived long enough to have learned
D                         Bm7                    F#m7
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
                         A
But that won't happen to us
                            A7        D
Because it's always been a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL: 

    D      Bm7
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|


VERSE:
D                 Bm7
I know you're an emotional girl
D                        Bm7                          F#m7
It took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world
                    A
I can't offer you proof
                         A7        D
But you're gonna face a moment of truth


VERSE:
D                     Bm7
It's hard when you're always afraid
D                     Bm7                  F#m7
You just recover when another belief is betrayed
                          A
So break my heart if you must
        A7         A          
It's a matter of trust 


BREAK:
    Em7          
You can't go the distance
     F#m7  
With too much resistance
   Em7           F#m7
I know you have doubts                   sl.
        Dmaj7                     G    G / A   D
But for God's sake don't shut me out 


VERSE:
D                    Bm7
This time you've got nothing to lose
D                         Bm7                   F#m7
You can take it, you can leave it whatever you choose
                       A
I won't hold back anything
                      A7        D
And I'll walk away a fool or a king


VERSE:
D                   Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the mind
D                            Bm7              F#m7
It's make believe until it's only a matter of time
                                  A
And some might have learned to adjust
                         A7        D
But then it never was a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL: PLAY IMPROVISED INTRO 3x's 
THEN A BARRE CHORD A or POWER CHORD A


BREAK:
     Em7
I'm sure you're aware love
      F#m7                    Em7         F#m7
We've both had our share of believing too long
                                      sl.
         Dmaj7                 G    G / A   D
When the whole situation was wrong 


VERSE:
D                   Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the soul
D                         Bm7                 F#m7
A constant battle for the ultimate state of control
                             A
After you've heard lie upon lie
                       A7          D
There can hardly be a question of why


VERSE:
D                   Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                        Bm7                      F#m7
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                         A
But that can't happen to us
                           A7        D
'Cause it's always been a matter of trust 


OUTRO:
Play INTRO over and over (about 5 times) 
and sing these words ....

It's a matter of trust

It's always been a matter of trust 

It's a matter of trust




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