The Shattered Fortress Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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A chord Am chord Ab chord B chord Bb chord Bm chord Bbm chord C chord Cm chord Dm chord Db chord Eb chord Em chord G chord Gm chord Gb chord G sharp minor chord Fm chord A over C Sharp chord D5 chord C over B chord Abm chord Gsus4 chord Cmaj7 chord
C Sharp 5 chord
C/E chord G/F chord E/B chord Ddim chord E5 chord
C Sharp 7 chord
Asus2 chord G/B chord
D over C Sharp chord
A5 chord
F Sharp 5 chord
C5 chord B5 chord G5 chord
D Sharp 5 chord
F5 chord
D Sharp dim7 chord
F/A chord Csus4 chord A#dim7 chord F#dim chord F#dim7 chord Dm7b5 chord Am7b5 chord C#/B chord Ddim7 chord C#dim7 chord Gm7b5 chord C#m7b5 chord Bdim7 chord G#dim7 chord G#5 chord F#m7b5 chord B(b9) chord Db7#11 chord Gb/F chord C#m(b9) chord A#dim/B chord C#(b9) chord Abdim7/D chord Abdim7/F chord
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How To Play

[Intro Riff (has variations)]
C#5 D5 C#5                  D5 C#5
              PM---------|        PM---------|
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|-4/5\4---4---------------4/5\4----------------|
B|-2/3\2_0-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2/3\2_0-2-2-2-2-2-0--|
 
[Verse Riff (also has variations]
 Bm
  PM-----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0-0--0-0--0-0-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0-0--0-0---|
 
 Bm
  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-2-0-5-3-0-3-2-0-0--0-0--0-0-3-2-0-5-3-0-6-5-0-5-3-0-3-2-0-0--|
 
 
 
[Intro (Riff)]
| C#5 D5 C#5 |    D5 C#5 |  (x4)
| C#5 D5 C#5 |    D5 C#5 |  C#5 D5 C#5 |    D5 C#5   D5 B5 |  (x4)
|  C#5 D5 C#5 |    D5 C#5   D5 B5 |  (x4)
| C#m(b9) |    B5 | (x8)
 
[Guitar Melody]
| C#5 | % | F#5 | A5 B5 |
| C#5 |  A5 | G#5 | F#5 E5 |
 
[Pre-Verse (Riff)]
| Bm | % | % | % |  (x4)
 
VERSE 1
B5
Freedom (calls my name)
C#/B
Serenity (keeps me sane)
A#dim/B                  Bm
Happiness, (it dulls the pain)
B5
Honest (to see my place)
G/B
Open (to other ways)
C/B                    B(b9)
Willingness (to under  -  stand)
B5
Justice (but do not judge)
C#/B
Courtesy (for others' flaws)
A#dim/B
Kindness, (it's not that hard)
B5
Self-restraint (of tongue and pen)
G/B
Inventory, (my daily friend)
  C/B                  B(b9)
Analysis (let down your   guard)
 
PRE CHORUS
C#(b9)
Look in the mirror
 
What do you see?
 
The shattered fortress
 
That once bound me
 
CHORUS
Bm         A#dim7 D#dim7  Em      G#dim7  Bm        G#dim7   A#dim7   G       A
   Fate  -  ful    as   -   cent,            through dark  -  est     fires
Dm         C#dim7  F#dim7 Gm     Bdim7 Dm      Bdim7  C#dim7  Bb       C/E  C
   I've    found    the      path          to   take   me     higher
 
['This Dying Soul' Interlude]
| B5 | B5   F#dim | B5 | Bm |
| B5 | B5   F#dim | B5 | B5   D5 D#5 E5 |
 
VERSE 2
G5
  You're smart enough
C#/B
  For me to trust
A#dim/B        Bm
  Go live your life now
B5
  Just keep these steps
G/B
  In your life
C/B               B      D5 D#5 E5
  And you'll know   how
B5
  If you're not sure,
C#/B
  Ask yourself,
A#dim/B        Bm
  "Have I done to them
B5           G/B           C/B     B5       C5 C#5 D5 D#5 E5 F5
   As I would    have them    do to    me?"
 
PRE CHORUS
C#(b9)
Look in the mirror
 
What do you see?
 
The shattered fortress
 
Fly now, be free
 
CHORUS
Bm         A#dim7 D#dim7  Em      G#dim7  Bm        G#dim7   A#dim7   G       A
   Fate  -  ful    as   -   cent,            through dark  -  est     fires
Dm         C#dim7  F#dim7 Gm     Bdim7 Dm      Bdim7  C#dim7  Bb       C/E  C
   I've    found    the      path          to   take   me     higher
 
BRIDGE
Em                               Bm
  I once thought it better to be right
Em                                Bm
  But now I have finally seen the light
C#7                          G
  Sometimes you've got to be wrong
 
And learn from mistakes
C#7                    Em
  I live with serenity now
 
Not self-righteous hate
 
[Solo Section Riff]
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
 
[Keyboard Solo]
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
 
[Second Solo Section Riff]
| E7 | (x8)
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| E7 | (x8)
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | B5 D5 D/C# |
| C5 B5  C5 B5 | Bm | C5 B5  C5 B5 | N.C. |
 
[Receive: Spoken Word]
| Em | C#m7b5 | Cmaj7 | F#m7b5 |
| Em | C#m7b5 | Cmaj7 | Am |
| Em | C#m7b5 | Cmaj7 | F#m7b5 |
| Em | C#m7b5 | Cmaj7 | Am |
 
[Receive: Verse]
Em               C#m7b5           Cmaj7     F#m7b5
Now that you can see all you have done
     Em                C#m7b5          Cmaj7    F#m7b5
It's time to take that step into the kingdom
Em                 C#m7b5           Cmaj7    F#m7b5
All your sins will help to make you strong
    Em                   C#m7b5             Cmaj7    Asus2    Am
And help you break right through the prison wall
 
CHORUS
Bbm                Ab
   Keep all of me,
            Cm                Abm       Eb  Db
The desires    that once burned me deep in  side
                 Bbm
Help me live today
                       Gm7b5
And help to give me grace
           Gb
To carry out your way
Bbm     Fm         Bdim7         Csus4 C
I am ready, help me be all I can be
Bbm     F/A          Ddim7   Db7#11   Csus4      C
I am ready, help guide me and keep me free
 
[Pre-Solo]
| Fm | % | (x4)
 
GUITAR SOLO
| Fm | % | G/F | % | Gb/F | % | Fm | % | (x4)
| Fm | % | G | % | Gb | % | Fm | % | (x4)
| Cm  Am7b5 | Am7b5 | Ab Dm7b5 | Dm7b5  Gsus4 |
| Cm  Am7b5 | Ab  Fm | Fm |
| Cm  Am7b5 | Am7b5 | Ab Dm7b5 | Dm7b5  Gsus4 |
| Cm  Am7b5 | Ab  G | G |
 
OUTRO
G    Cm          Am7b5     Ab      Dm7b5
I am responsible      when anyone, anywhere
    Gsus4 Cm          Am7b5            Ab         Fm
Reaches   out for help,      I want my hand to be there
G    Cm          Am7b5     Ab      Dm7b5
I am responsible      when anyone, anywhere
    Gsus4 Cm          Am7b5            Ab         Fm
Reaches   out for help,      I want my hand to be there
Db           E/B
Whoah, oh oh
G         Abdim7/F   Abdim7/D  A/C#
Whoah     whoah                whoah
 
['The Glass Prison' Reprise]
| Bm | % | Bm  A | G  G#m Ddim |
| Bm  A | G  G#m Ddim | (x2)
 
['The Root of All Evil' Reprise]
N.C.      B5(b9)

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