Counting Stars chords & lyrics

by OneRepublic

  • Counting Stars was written by Ryan Tedder, the lead singer of the band OneRepublic. The song was released on the 14th June, 2013 from the album Native.
  • Music: Key of C# Minor in 4/4 time at 108 - 122 bpm (♩)
  • Chords with no capo: C#m, E, B, A
  • Easier: Capo on 4th fret - play in the key of Am
  • Chords with Capo: Am, C, G, F

Counting Stars by OneRepublic

        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be count-ing stars
       A
        Yeah we'll be count-ing stars
                        
Instr:
   |  C#m  |   E   |   B   |   A   |  C#m  |   E   |   B   |   A   |

              C#m                             E
1. I see this life like a swing-ing vine___ Swing my heart a-cross the line
   B                              A
   In my face is flashing signs___ Seek it out and ye shall find
   C#m                           E
   Oh, but I'm not that old___ Young, but I'm not that bold
       B                                 A
   And I don't think the world is sold___ I'm just do-ing what we're told
C#m          E                     B                    A
   I-I-I-I-I-I feel some-thing so right___ Do-ing the wrong thing
C#m          E                      B                   A
   I-I-I-I-I-I feel some-thing so wrong___ Do-ing the right thing
C#m                          E
   I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie
   C#m
   Ev'-ry-thing that kills me makes me feel a-live

        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be count-ing stars


        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A                             C#m
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be___ We'll be count-ing stars

        |     C#m     |      E      |     B     |      A      |
         (stars)                                            (I feel the)  
    
              C#m                         E 
2. I feel the love and I feel it burn___ Down this ri-ver, ev'-ry turn
    B                             A
   Hope is a four-letter word___ Make that mo-ney, watch it burn
   C#m                           E 
   Oh, but I'm not that old___ Young, but I'm not that bold
       B                                 A
   And I don't think the world is sold___ I'm just do-ing what we're told
C#m          E                      B                   A
   I-I-I-I-I-I feel some-thing so wrong___ Do-ing the right thing
C#m                            E
   I could-n't lie, could-n't lie, could-n't lie
   C#m                         
   Ev'-ry-thing that drowns me makes me wan-na fly


        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be count-ing stars


        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A                           
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be
                           N.C. 
        We'll be counting stars___ Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh...


Bridge: Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt

       C#m                B 
**     Ev'-ry-thing that kills me...  makes me feel a-live

        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be count-ing stars


        C#m                  E
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
       B                                 A
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            C#m                E
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
       B                                      A                             C#m
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be___ We'll be count-ing stars


        C#m                                E
Bridge: Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
         B                                 A
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        C#m                                E
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
         B
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt 
                                          N.C.

C#m & Am

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Beginners: If you are playing with the video, you will need to place capo on 4th fret and play the following chords.

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:
  • Level Of Ease: Easy - beginners will find it easier in Am which requires a capo on the 4th fret if playing with the video.
  • The capo version of chord charts in Am can be found directly underneath the original version.
  • The whole song is basically a repeat of 4 chords - C#m, E, B, A.
  • Song Key: C#m - the relative minor of E Major ... 4 sharps (F#, C#, G# D#)
  • Tempo: Intro - 108 bpm / 122 beats per minute once the drums come in at the start of Verse 1.
  • N.C. represents No Chord. This occurs in several places throughout the song where there are only voices without instrument accompaniment.
  • Don't forget to use the Free Music Service above for all key transpositions.
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