Say Something chords & lyrics

by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

  • Say Something was written by Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino and Mike Campbell. It was recorded in 2013 and released on September 3, 2013 from the album Is There Anybody Out There.
  • Music: Key of D Major in 3/4 time at ~ 46 bpm (in 3) - 1 2 3 1 2 3 ( Beats on red notes at start of each bar)
  • Chords: D, Bm, Bm7, Em, G, Gadd2, Gsus2, Aadd4
  • Gadd2: G with an added 2nd - formula 1, 2, 3, 5 as opposed to Gsus2 where you replace the third with a second - formula 1, 2, 5
  • Aadd4: A with an added 4th - formula 1, 3, 4, 5 as opposed to Asus4 where you replace the third with a fourth - formula 1, 4, 5... see charts below

Say Something by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

            N.C. (no chord)
Intro: 3/4 |  Minim.(D note) | x 4

|  Bm  |  %  |  G  |  %  |  D  |  %  |  Aadd4  |  %  |
      

Bm                  G                    | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
1. Say some-thing, I'm giv-ing up on you
Em              G                        | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   I'll be the one__ If you want me to 
Bm            G                          | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   Any-where, I would've fol-lowed you
Bm                  G                    | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   Say some-thing, I'm giv-ing up on you

       D                  Aadd4
** And I__ Am feel-ing so small
          Gadd2                            | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   It was o-ver my head__ I know nothing at all

       D                     Aadd4
** And I__ Will stum-ble and fall
              Gadd2                                | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   I'm still learn-ing to love__ Just start-ing to crawl


Bm7              Gsus2                     | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
2. Say some-thing, I'm giving up on you
Bm7               Gsus2                    | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   I'm sor-ry that  I  could-n't get to you
Bm7          Gsus2                      | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   Any-where__ I  would've fol-lowed you
Bm7              Gsus2                  | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   Say some-thing, I'm giv-ing up on you

       D                    Aadd4
** And I__ Will swallow my pride
              Gadd2                                |  D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   You're the one that I love__ And I'm say-ing good-bye

Bm7              Gsus2                  | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
3. Say some-thing, I'm giv-ing up on you  
Bm7                   Gsus2                   | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   And I'm sor-ry that  I  couldn't get to you
Bm7              Gsus2                       | D  | %   | Aadd4  | %  |
   And any-where__ I would have fol-lowed you       (Oh-oh-oh-oh... )
Bm7             Gsus2                | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   Say something, I'm giving up on you

Bm                  G                  | D  | %  | Aadd4  | %  |
   Say some-thing, I'm giving up on you
Bm                |  G  |  %  |  D  |    |
   Say some-thing...       Hold    Hold

D Major

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:

Please Note: You can play A instead of Aadd4 and G instead of Gadd2 and Gsus2. Give them a go as they are all easy to play and add a nice touch to the song.

Left Handed Charts:

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