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, F#m, F#m7, A, A7, Asus4, Em7/B, Em7, Dmaj7, G
The Em7/B Should be played with an open high E.  While the Em7 can be played with pinkie on the E at G
The Dmaj7 sounds best as a barre on the 2nd Fret with D sting muted.
For variation the D chords in the first line and similar places can be played with F# in the bass.

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D Bm
D Bm


D                Bm                  D
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                          Bm                      F#m
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
F#m            ( F#m7 )     A
And they may not want it to end
                       ( A7 )( Asus4 ) D
But it will, it's just a question of when

D                Bm                      D
I've lived long enough to have learned
D                         Bm                        F#m
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
F#m             ( F#m7 )    A
But that won't happen to us
                   (A7)     (Asus4)          D
Because it's always been a matter of trust

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

D                     Bm                  D
It's hard when you're always afraid
D                     Bm                  F#m
You just recover when another belief is betrayed
   (F#m7)                  A
So break my heart if you must
A
It's a matter of trust

Em7/B
You can't go the distance
     F#m
With too much resistance
Em7             A          ( A7 )
I know you have doubts
        Dmaj7                      G     A (emphatic)   D
But for God's sake don't shut me out

D                    Bm                  D
This time you've got nothing to lose
D                        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

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

Em7/B
I'm sure you're aware love
       F#m
We've both had our share of
Em7             A          ( A7 )
Believing too long
         Dmaj7                   G     A (emphatic)   D
When the whole situation was wrong

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



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

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