Counting Stars chords

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 in C#m: C#m, E, B, A
  • Easier In Am: No barre chords - suits beginners.
  • Chords in Am: Am, C, G, F
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
Am C Major G Major F Major F Major barre
Am C Major G Major F Major F Major barre
ASCII Chord Charts: number = fret, x = don't play, 0 = play open string, (B) Barre Chord
Chord Guitar Piano Chord Guitar Piano
Am x02210 A-C-E G 310003 G-B-D
C x32010 C-E-G F xx3211 F-A-C

Counting Stars by OneRepublic

Capo on 4 if playing with the video
The Relative Major Key of Am is highlighted - Transpose to any other key.
 
        Am                  C
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
      G                                  F
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            Am                C
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
      G                                     F
        Said no more count-ing do-llars___  We'll be count-ing stars
      F                         Am
        Yeah we'll be count-ing stars

          Am      C       G       F      Am      C       G       F  
Instr: ‖      |       |       |       |      |       |       |       ‖

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

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

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

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

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

        Am                  C
Chorus: Late-ly, I've been, I've been lo-sing sleep
      G                                  F
        Dream-ing a-bout the things that we could be
            Am                C
        But ba-by, I've been, I've been pray-ing hard, 
      G                                     F                           
        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

       Am                G 
**     Ev'-ry-thing that kills me...  makes me feel a-live

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

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

        Am                               C
Bridge: Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        G                                 F
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        Am                               C
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt
        G
        Take that money__ Watch it burn__ Sink in the river__ The lessons are learnt 
                                          N.C.

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