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

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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