Pretend Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

A chord Am chord B chord C chord D chord D sharp chord E chord F chord G chord G sharp chord
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How To Play

The chords in parenthesis are just passing tones that you can play if you
want to, but they are not completely necessary.

Tab legend:
p   pull off
h   hammer on
s   slide
/\  slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")0
 
INTRO
 
E  (E/D#)   D  (D/D#) X3
 
(last time you play the intro you play this into the verse)-->
 
          1  +   +   +  4  +
E (E/D#)  E  D#  D   B  D  D# ----> verse
 
 
Optional easier intro to verse:
 
E  (E/D#)   D  (D/D#) X3
 
last time you repeat play this (this is also what you can play in verse that's easier
for you to sing and play)
 
E  (E/D#)   B   D ----->
 
 
1
E       (E/D#)D          (D/D#)E
   It came at night no one was watching
   (E/D#)D            (D/D#)
and they travel light
E      (E/D#)D           (D/D#)E
   before we knew they'd taken over
  (E/D#)
and now they've
B        D
come for you
 
Pre Chorus:
 
A      C
one two
D         G
three four
A        C
five six
D       G   G-F#----->
nine ten
 
CHORUS
 
F      C                G              Am
No one noticed when the world began to change
    F      C              G            Am
Til one by one we started goin down in flames
    F       C            G               Am              B7 build it and then stop
Now I don't wanna be the one who doesn't live to see the end
 
So I just smile and pretend
 
INTERLUDE
 
E  (E/D#)   D  (D/D#)
 
          1  +   +   +  4  +
E (E/D#)  E  D#  D   B  D  D# ----> verse
 
E           (E/D#) D               (D/D#) E
    Call them your friends call them your saviors
(E/D#)  D          (D/D#)
Or your presidents
E         (E/D#)D
    Call it the truth, but
       (D/D#) E
Spare me your sermons
(E/D#)
Until they
B       D
turn on you
 
 
Pre Chorus:
 
A      C
one two
D         G
three four
A        C
five six
D       G   G-F#----->
nine ten
 
 
CHORUS
 
F      C                G              Am
No one noticed when the world began to change
    F      C              G            Am
Til one by one we started goin down in flames
    F       C            G               Am              B7 build it and then let ring free
Now I don't wanna be the one who doesn't live to see the end
 
So I just smile and pretend
 
Solo Interlude (background chords)
 
 
E  (E/D#)   D  (D/D#)
 
          1  +   +   +  4  +
E (E/D#)  E  D#  D   B  D  D#
 
E  (E/D#)   D  (D/D#)
          1  +   +   +   4  +
E (E/D#)  E  D#  D   B   G  G# ------> A  Pre Chorus
 
Slammin Guitar Solo:
                                                     sweeping sixteenth triplets
e ---10-12---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -12-----10--------10-12-10-----------------------------------------14h15h16-17-----|
G -------------9-12---------12-9-12p9-------9h12p9--9-------15h16h17-----------------|
D -----------------------------------12-9-12------12---------------------------------|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e ---------------17------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --15h17p15--------15h17p15----15----------------------15-------15----15------------------|
G -----------16--------------16-----14p12-14/16p14---11s12----11s12------12---12-----12----|
D -------------------------------------------------------------------14----14---12/14--14--|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                           sixteenth not triplets again
e -12h13h14h15---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------------------9h10h11h12----------------------------|
G --------------12p11p9-12p9-12/14-14-12----9h11h12---------------9\0--------------------|
D ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
Pre Chorus:
 
A      C
one two
D         G
three four
A        C
five six
D       G   G
nine ten
 
*Dramatic Pause*
 
CHORUS
 
F      C                G              Am
No one noticed when the world began to change
    F      C              G            Am
Til one by one we started goin down in flames
    F       C            G               Am              B7 build it and then let ring free
Now I don't wanna be the one who doesn't live to see the end
 
So I just smile and pretend
 
 
OUTRO
 
E  (E/D#)   D  (D/D#) x2 ----->E
 
sounds best ending on E

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