Eighteen Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

A chord D chord E chord G chord F sharp minor chord
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How To Play

Need to knows to play:
-Performed by the group using all bar chords
-The strumming style in the chorus is completely different than that of the verses.
-Every time you get to the verse before the chorus it builds to a hard stop on the last
A chord and then the chorus begins. (Listen to the song)
-There is a hard stop every time on the last E of the chorus before he says eighteen.
(Listen to the song)
-The G chord in the chorus that moves from G to E to D is a very fast chord change
compared the rest of the song
 
      G        E       D
e-----x--------0-------x-------------|
B-----11-------9-------7-------------|
G-----11-------9-------7-------------|
D-----11-------9-------7-------------|
A-----9--------7-------5-------------|
E-----x--------0-------x-------------|
 
INTRO
 
A x8
 
 
VERSE
 
A
  Eighteen at a traffic light I’ve got
 
Nowhere to be on a Friday night
            G    D
I’ve got it all
         A
I’ve got nothing
 
VERSE
 
A
  Summer’s here and I’m finally free, I’ve got
 
No work to do and no one to see
            G    D
I’ve got it all
         A
I’ve got nothing
 
VERSE
 
A
  Eighteen is a funny age I’ve got
 
So many dreams and an empty page
            G    D
I’ve got it all
         A
I’ve got nothing
 
CHORUS
 
          F#m                 D
Everybody knows what I should do
          A                 E
Everybody works so I should too
         F#m                   D
How do I explain what feels so wrong?
                 A                    E
Dealing with the shame of knowing you don’t belong
F#m           D
So you try to smile and hope that
A                F#m
you won’t always be
E               D
Alone with your dreams
D           E
Living in between
 
Eighteen...
 
INTERLUDE
 
A  X4
 
VERSE
 
A
  Eighteen yet I feel so old like a
 
Bright screen with a paper soul
             G    D
I’ve seen it all
          A
I’ve seen nothing
 
VERSE
 
A
  Eighteen with a car that drives and a
 
Strange need just to feel alive
             G    D
I’ve seen it all
          A
I’ve seen nothing
 
VERSE
 
A
  Have you heard its a golden age? Go get your
 
Golden view from your golden cage
             G    D
I’ve seen it all
          A
I’ve seen nothing
 
CHORUS
 
          F#m                 D
Everybody knows what I should do
          A                 E
Everybody works so I should too
         F#m                   D
How do I explain what feels so wrong?
                 A                    E
Dealing with the shame of knowing you don’t belong
F#m           D
So you try to smile and hope that
A                F#m
you won’t always be
E               D
Alone with your dreams
D           E
Living in between
 
Chorus 2:
 
          F#m                    D
Everybody does just what they’re told
          A                      E
Everybody buys just what they’re sold
         F#m                 D
How do I escape what I can’t see?
         A                  E
How do I replace the broken parts of me?
F#m            D
No, you try to smile and hope that
A                F#m
you won’t always be
E               D
Alone with your dreams
D            E
Living in between
            A
Eighteen...
 
Continue to play that last chord as long as you desire

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