What It Takes Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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Am chord C chord G chord
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How To Play

INTRO: Play Am, C, G with each followed by the riff below
 
e|-------3---
B|---0h1-----
G|-----------
D|-----------
A|-----------
E|-----------
 
Then, after Am, C, and G; play Am again followed by this riff:
 
e|-----------
B|-------1---
G|---0h2-----
D|-----------
A|-----------
E|-----------
 
So it should go - Am (riff 1), C (riff 1), G (riff 1), Am (riff 2)
 
Am
  I learn what I know
C
  But I was born this way
G
  More of a number
Am
  And less of a name
 
Am
  I talk a little too quiet
C
  And not enough they say
G
  I only tell my secrets 
          Am
When it’s time to pray
 
    Am                                         C
You wouldn’t see the war just lookin’ from the outside
         Am                                G
I’ve got red dirt blood here runnin on the inside
 
C             G
 Sink or swim, live or die
Am
A saving grace and a blue sky
C              G
 All alone, and unafraid
Am
 It’s never just another day
        Am
And you don’t back down or walk away
                    G
But I know, I do, I am
              C
What it takes
What it takes
 
Am
 Wash away my footprints
C
 With the undertow 
G                                 Am
 While I’ll walk the wire, of the great unknown
Am
 I got two parts too
C
 My storied soul
G                            Am
 One stands with my brothers, one waits for me back at home
 
C             G
 Sink or swim, live or die
Am
A saving grace and a blue sky
C              G
 All alone, and unafraid
Am
 It’s never just another day
        Am
And you don’t back down or walk away
                    G
But I know, I do, I am
              C
What it takes
 
    Am                                         C
You wouldn’t see the war just lookin’ from the outside
         Am                                G
I’ve got red dirt blood here runnin on the inside
 
C             G
 Sink or swim, live or die
Am
A saving grace and a blue sky
C              G
 All alone, and unafraid
Am
 It’s never just another day
        Am
And you don’t back down or walk away
                    G
But I know, I do, I am
              C
What it takes
Oh what it takes
What it takes

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