Torn chords & lyrics

by Natalie Imbruglia

Torn was written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Phil Thornalley from the band Ednaswap. Natalie released the song October 27, 1997 (Australia, UK) and February 3, 1998 (US) from her album Left Of The Middle.

Music: F Major in 4/4 time at 96 bpm (icon)
Song Chords: F, Fsus4, C, C7sus4/F, Am, B♭7, B♭, Dm
Natalie Imbruglia

Torn by Natalie Imbruglia

Intro: 4/4 |   F   |   F   |  Fsus4  |  Fsus4  |   F   |   F   |  C7sus4/F  |

 F
1. I thought, I saw a man brought to life
 Am                                        Bb7
   He was warm, he came a-round and he was dig-ni-fied

   He showed me what it was to cry

 F   
2. Well, you could-n't be that man I a-dored
 Am                                                Bb7
   You don't seem to know, seem to care what your heart is for

   But I don't know him any-more

                     Dm
Pre Chorus: There's noth-ing where he used to lie
          C
            The con-ver-sa-tion has run dry
         Am                         C
            That's what's go-ing on
                                  F
            Noth-ing's fine, I'm torn

                         C                      Dm
Chorus: I'm all out of faith____ This is how I feel
                            Bb                             F
        I'm cold and I am shamed____ Ly-ing naked on the floor
                             C                          Dm
        Il-lu-sion ne-ver changed____ In-to some-thing real
                           Bb                                F
        I'm wide awake and I can see____ The perfect sky is torn
                         C                    | Dm  | Dm-C  |  Bb  |  Bb  |
        You're a little late____ I'm al-rea-dy torn

 F       
3. So I guess the fortune teller's right
 Am                                                   Bb7
   Should have seen just what was there, and not some ho-ly light

   It crawled be-neath my veins and now

              Dm
Pre Chorus 2: I don't care, I had no luck
            C
              I don't miss it all that much
           Am                            C
              There's just so many things
                                     F
              That I can touch, I'm torn
                
                         C                      Dm
Chorus: I'm all out of faith____ This is how I feel
                            Bb                             F
        I'm cold and I am shamed____ Ly-ing naked on the floor
                             C                          Dm
        Il-lu-sion ne-ver changed____ In-to some-thing real
                           Bb                                  F
        I'm wide awake and I can see____ The per-fect sky is torn
                         C                    | Dm  | Dm-C  |  Bb  |  Bb  |
        You're a little late____ I'm al-rea-dy torn


        |Dm  |Dm  - C  |Bb  |Bb  |Dm  |Dm  |Dm  |Dm  |F  |F  |C  |C  |
Bridge: Torn                     Ooo...          oo - ooh   Ooooh... 

                       Dm 
Pre Chorus 3: There's noth-ing where he used to lie
            C
              My inspiration has run dry
           Am                        C
              That's what's going on
                                    F
              Nothing's right, I'm torn
              
                         C                      Dm
Chorus: I'm all out of faith____ This is how I feel
                            Bb                              F
        I'm cold and I am shamed____ Ly-ing naked on this floor
                             C                          Dm
        Il-lu-sion ne-ver changed____ In-to some-thing real
                           Bb                                  F
        I'm wide awake and I can see____ The per-fect sky is torn
                         C                      Dm
        I'm all out of faith____ This is how I feel
                             Bb                                  F
        I'm cold and I'm a-shamed____ Bound and bro-ken on the floor 
                          C                   |  Dm  |  Dm  |  Bb  |  Bb  |
        You're a lit-tle late____ I'm al-rea-dy torn 
       |  Dm  |  Dm  |  C  |  C  |  C  |  C  |
         Torn                     Oh...   

Outro: 
       |  F  |  F  |  C  |   C   |  Dm  |  Dm  |  Bb  |  Bb  |
                                                              ...repeat to fade

F Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   

            F                 Fsus4             C7sus4/F               Am 
    e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |---|---|-4-|     e |---|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|
    G |-1-|-2-|---|     G |-1-|---|-4-|     G |---|---|-3-|     G |---|-3-|---|
    D |-1-|---|-4-|     D |-1-|---|-3-|     D |---|---|-2-|     D |---|-2-|---|
    A |-1-|---|-3-|     A |-1-|---|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|
    E |-1-|---|---|     E |-1-|---|---|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 

            Bb                  Bb7                  C                  Dm 
    e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|-3-|
    G |-1-|---|-3-|     G |-1-|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-2-|---|
    D |-1-|---|-2-|     D |-1-|---|-2-|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|---|
    A |-1-|---|---|     A |-1-|---|---|     A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|---|x
    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 

          F                 Fsus4             C7sus4/F               Am
    |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |-4-|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|-1-| G     |-4-|---|-1-| G     |-3-|---|---| G     |---|-3-|---| G
    |-4-|---|-1-| D     |-3-|---|-1-| D     |-2-|---|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D
    |-3-|---|-1-| A     |---|---|-1-| A    x|---|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A
    |---|---|-1-| E     |---|---|-1-| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets    
      
         Bb                  Bb7                  C                  Dm
    |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e
    |-4-|---|-1-| B     |-3-|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |-3-|---|---| B
    |-3-|---|-1-| G     |---|---|-1-| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G
    |-2-|---|-1-| D     |-2-|---|-1-| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|---|---| D
    |---|---|-1-| A     |---|---|-1-| A     |-3-|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets 
      

P.S. sus4 chords can also be written as sus chords, i.e., Fsus4 is the same as Fsus,
     C7sus4/F is the same as C7sus/F
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