Impossible Soul Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

A chord Am chord Am7 chord Bm chord Bm7 chord Bbm chord C chord C sharp minor chord D chord E chord Em chord Ebm chord F chord F sharp chord G chord Gm chord G sharp chord F sharp minor chord G sharp minor chord A over C Sharp chord C Sharp chord A Sharp chord D/B chord D/A chord D/F# chord Dsus2 chord
A Sharp minor chord
D over C Sharp chord
D/G chord DMaj7 chord Cadd2 chord
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How To Play

[Part I]
 
INTRO
D - D/C# - D/G - D/C# D/C#
 
D                  D/B
Oh, woman, tell me what you want
    D/A       D/G
And I'll calm down without bleeding out
       D                     D/A
With a broken heart that you stabbed for an hour
D                     D/B           D/A         D/G
Woman, I was freaking out because I want you to know
D                       D/A
My beloved, you are the lover of my impossible soul
 
D                             D/B              D/A      D/G
Woman, too, promise me you'll stay and put off all your woes
      D
I was wigging out, too much worry
             D/A
I could not get you at all
    D                 D/B
And you said what you want, you would laugh it off
           D/A       D/G
But I know you won't go, not for it at last
         D                      D/A
Must you write it off for the impossible soul?
    D                             D/B                  D/A     D/G
And I was in a dream, I was gone away without you, but not too slow
       D                                        D/A
Lest I put it off, for I put it right for the impossible soul
 
    Em             D                    Bm      C
And all I couldn't sing, I would say it all, my life, to you
G          A
If I could get you at all
G                              Bm               A
Don't be a wreck, trying to be something that I wasn't at all
 
(verse vamp solo x2)
D                                   D/B             D/A      D/G
Seems I got it wrong, I was chasing after something that was gone
       D                                          D/A
To the black of night, now I know it's not what I wanted at all
    D                                         D/B
And you said something like, "All you want is all the world for yourself"
          D/A         D/G
But all I want is the perfect love
          D                      D/A
Though I know it's small, I want love for us all
 
    Em             D                    Bm      C
And all I couldn't sing, I would say it all, my life, to you
G          A               G
If I could get you at all
             Bm               A
Trying to be something that I wasn't at all
 
[Part II]
G              Bm
Do you want to be afraid?
A              C#m
Do you want to be afraid?
    G#m                    Em                  Bm
For life in the cage where courage's mate runs deep in the wake
        A                       E
For the scariest things are not half as enslaved
 
C                    F
Don't be distracted, don't be distracted
G              Bm
Do you want to be alone?
F#m            C#m
Do you want to be alone?
    G#m                   Em
For life isn't stained of righteousness pain
    Bm                     A                         E
The seed and the hail, all impossible flights for an interesting light
 
C                    F
Don't be distracted, don't be distracted
G              Bm
Do you want to love me more?
F#m            Bm
Do you want to love me more?
    G#m
For love is the breath
   Em
If water and wave
    Bm                           A
Is cursed by the same thing that nurtured its shame
      E
Is it worth all the work?
 
C                    F
Don't be distracted, don't be distracted
E                  G
Have you failed to feel delight? (No, I don't want to feel pain)
Bbm                A
Have you failed to feel delight? (No, I don't want to feel pain)
   C                       C#m                      Em
Instead of the life, lived tired and lost, have you left it at last
         F#m                           C#m
Where it floundered its death with the language of ghosts
 
A                    F
Don't be distracted, don't be distracted
E              G
Do you want to be afraid? (No, I don't want to feel pain)
Bbm            A
Do you want to be afraid? (No, I don't want to feel pain)
    C
For life in the cage (for life in the cage)
      C#m
Where courage's mate (where courage's mate)
     Em
Runs deep in the wake (runs deep in the wake)
        F#m
For the scariest things (for the scariest things)
        C#m
Are not half as enslaved (are not half as enslaved)
Am                   F
Don't be distracted, don't be distracted
Now
 
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
E Bm F#m A#m A
G#m D C C#m Em A# F G#
 
G#                   C#
Don't be distracted, don't be distracted
G
Now
 
Em7 (ad lib)
(No, don't be distracted) (x13)
 
Fade to Bm-Em vamp
 
[Part III]
       Em                   DMaj7
Stupid man in the window, I couldn't be at rest
         Em                          DMaj7
All my delight, all that mattered, I couldn't be at rest
            Em                             DMaj7
From what I liked, from what I gathered, I couldn't be at rest
       Em                   DMaj7
Stupid man in the window, I couldn't be at rest
 
Em - DMaj7 (x2)
 
    Em
And don't be shy in the window
     DMaj7
Come down and give your best
    Em                      DMaj7
Oh, delight in the window I couldn't be at rest
       Em                   DMaj7
Stupid man in the window, I couldn't be at rest
            Em                             DMaj7
From what I liked, from what I gathered, I couldn't give my best
 
DMaj7 - A Em - DMaj7 - DMaj7
 
Em            D           Bm                 A              ]
Oh, I know it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe to breathe at all ] x3
Em            D           Bm                 A
Oh, I know it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe to speak at all
 
G-DMaj7 (ad lib)
 
D - Em - G - A
 
D
Hold on, Suf           ]
Hold on, Suf           ]
Em               G - A ]
Hold on, Sufjan        ]x3
 
N.C.
1, 2, 3, 4!
 
[Part IV]
D                        G
It's a long life, better pinch yourself
Em                      A
Put your face together, better get it right
D                        G
It's a long life, better hit yourself
Em                      A
Put your face together, better stand up straight
D                 G
It's a long life, only one last chance
Em                        A
Couldn't get much better, do you wanna dance?
D                 G
It's a long life, better pinch yourself
Em                      A
Get your face together, better stand up straight
 
D/F#        Em              G
Boy, we can do much more together
A
(Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right)
D/F#        Em              G
Boy, we can do much more together
A
(Better give love, give love, give love, give love)
D/F#        Em              G
Boy, we can do much more together
A
(better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right)
D/F#        Em             G       A
Boy, we can do much more together; It's not so impossible
D Em Bm A
        It's not so impossible
D Em Bm A (muted)
        It's not so impossible
 
D                 Em
It's a long life, better pinch yourself
Bm                      A
Get your face together, better roll along
D                 Em
It's a long life, better pinch yourself
Bm                      A
Put your face together, better stand up straight
D                Em
It's a long life only one last chance
Bm                        A
Couldn't get much better, do you wanna dance?
D                 Em
It's a good life, better pinch yourself
D                 Em
Is it impossible? Is it impossible?
 
D/F#        Em              G
Boy, we can do much more together
A
(Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right)
D/F#        Em              G
Boy, we can do much more together
A
(Better give love, give love, give love, give love)
D/F#        Em              G
Boy, we can do much more together
A
(better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right)
D/F#        Em             G
Boy, we can do much more together; 
A
It's not so impossible
 
G                 A
It's a long life, better pinch yourself
Bm                      A/C#
Put your face together, better get it right
D                 Em
It's a long life, better hit yourself
G                       A
Put your face together, better stand up straight
G                  A
In the wrong life, everything is chance
Bm                A/C#
Does it register? Do you wanna dance?
D                  Em
In the right life, it's a miracle
G            A
Possibility, do you wanna dance?
 
Em  Bm  F#m  A
             It's not so impossible [x2]
Em  Bm  F#m  A(muted)
             It's not so impossible
 
[BASS NOTES:  D  G  Bm  A x2]
 
(spoken) Do you wanna dance?
 
[to fingerpick]
G           D/F#         A              G                 ]
Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible)]
D/F#        F#m          A              G                 ]
Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible)] x4
 
G           D/F#         A              G
Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible)
D/F#        Bm           F#m            G
Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible)
 
[return to chords]
Em          G            F#m
Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible)
G           Em           DMaj7
Boy, we can do much more together
 
INSTRUMENTAL
F#m  Am  C#m  A#m
Gm   Em  Ebm  D
 
F#m         Am              C#m         A#m                ]
Boy, we can do much more together (it's not so impossible) ]
Gm          Em              Ebm         D                  ]
Boy, we can do much more together (it's not so impossible) ] x3
 
F#
Boy
 
[PART V]
G       Em  -    Bm  -  Bm  x4
 
G       Em                 Bm
I never meant to cause you pain
G                Em          Bm
My burden is the weight of a feather
G       Em                Bm
I never meant to lead you on
G               Em         Bm
I only meant to please me, however
 
                      Cadd2
And then you tell me, boy, we can do much more
Dsus2
Boy, we can do much more
G           Em             Bm
Boy, we can do much more together
G           Em             Bm
Boy, we can do much more together
 
G                 Em          Bm
I'm nothing but a selfish man
G                 Em         Bm
I'm nothing but a privileged brother
G           Em                 Bm
And did you think I'd stay the night?
G                     Em          Bm
And did you think I'd love you forever?
 
                      Cadd2
And then you tell me, boy, we can do much more
Dsus2
Boy, we can do much more
G           Em             Bm
Boy, we can do much more together
G           Em             Bm
Boy, we can do much more together
 
                  C            Bm7
I gotta tell you, girl, I want nothing less
Am7          D
Girl, I want nothing less 
C            Bm7               Bm
Girl, I want nothing less than pleasure
C            Bm7               Bm
Girl, I want nothing less than pleasure
 
                      Cadd2
And then you tell me, boy, we can do much more
Dsus2
Boy, we can do much more
G            Em            Bm
Boy, we made such a mess together
G            Em            Bm
Boy, we made such a mess together
G            Em            Bm7
Boy, we made such a mess together
G            Em            Bm7
Boy we made such a mess together

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