Dan Potthast - I Went In Guitar Chords

Dan Potthast

acoustic punk, ska, ska punk

Chords: G, C, Am, D, B, Em
Chords by Brixton Parker
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This whole song is played ska style (upstrokes on offbeats, muted or no downstrokes) except the bridge,
which is strummed normally.

He probably plays with barre chords as that's par the course for this style of music, but to make it simpler
I transcribed it for capo 2, which is almost all open chords.

G
G         C       Am 
A little hope tonight
D         G              C        Am  D
It was small but it was all I needed
G         C      Am
A split second when
    D             G
We both lost control
            C       Am
It wasn’t just me
      D         G
It wasn’t just me
           C             Am        D              G
When we stopped in the street and you stopped breathing
      Am
Your head tilted back

D (strummed)
Heart attack

D (strummed)
HEART ATTACK


(muted strumming)Em
You closed your eyes
                  B
And opened your mouth
             C              B
Nothing came out so I went in
                 Em                    G (stop muting and crescendo)
You closed your eyes and opened your mouth


           C             D             G
We both stopped in the middle of the street
             C             D         G
Id like to think that it wasn’t just me
                  C
Your head leaned back
D       Em
Heart attack
           C             D              G
We both stopped in the middle of the street

(muted strumming)Em
You closed your eyes
                  B
And opened your mouth
             C              B
Nothing came out so I went in
                 Em                    G (stop muting and crescendo)
You closed your eyes and opened your mouth


Em
(rhythmic strumming, listen to the song to get the pattern)
Em              Am            D          G     D       
   Three months of frustration and self mutilation
Em              Am                          D
    All burned away in the middle of the street
                G       D                 Em (muted strumming)
But later that night you brought it all back
Em             C
Why did I do that
               D (stop muting and crescendo)
Why did I do that

         C   D        G
Why are you afraid of me
           C   D        G
Afraid to be alone with me
               D                    Em
You know I’ll ask and then you’ll crash
            G           D        G
Now I know why you’re afraid of me

(muted strumming)Em
You closed your eyes
                  B
And opened your mouth
             C              B
Nothing came out so I went in
                 Em                    G (start chopping it up)
You closed your eyes and opened your mouth
                 Em
You closed your eyes
                  B
And opened your mouth
             C              B
Nothing came out so I went in
                 Em                    G (stop muting and crescendo)
You closed your eyes and opened your mouth

G

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