Just Give Me A Reason chords

by Pink

  • Just Give Me A Reason was written by Pink, Jeff Bhasker and Nate Ruess.
  • Recorded: 2012
  • Released: Feb 26th, 2013 from the album: The Truth About Love.
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 95 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, D, D7, D/F#, Dsus4, Em, C, A, Am, Bm
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
Em A Major D Major Dsus4 Am G Major C Major Bm D/F# D7
Em A Major D Major Dsus4 Am G Major C Major Bm D/F# D7
ASCII Chord Charts: number = fret, x = don't play, 0 = play open string, (B) Barre Chord, T=Thumb
Chord Guitar Piano Chord Guitar Piano
G 320003 G-B-D Em 022000 E-G-B
D xx0232 D-F#-A C x32010 C-E-G
D7 xx0212 D-F#-A-C A x02220 A-C#-E
D/F# Tx0232 F#-D-F#-A Am x02210 A-C-E
Dsus4 xx0322 D-G-A Bm x24432 (B) B-D-F#

Just Give Me A Reason

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
 
               Em     A     D     G     C     G     Am
 Intro: 4/4 |      -     |     -     |     -     |      |
  G                                   C                     Em
1. Right from the start    You were a thief    You stole my heart
       C                   G
   And I your wil-ling vic-tim
     G                                   C                      Em
   I let you see the parts of me    That were-n't all that pret-ty
            C                      G
   And with ev'-ry touch you fixed them
       Em                   A       D        G
   Now you've been talk-ing in your sleep    Oh, oh
   Em                A      D     G
   Things you ne-ver say to me    Oh, oh
   Em                  A     D        G      C       Bm   Dsus4   D
   Tell me that you've had e-nough    Of our love    Our |love  -    |

        G                                D/F#
Chorus: Just give me a rea-son    Just a lit-tle bit's e-nough
               Em                            Bm                D7              G
        Just a sec-ond we're not broken just bent   And we can learn to love a-gain
                                       D/F#                         Em
        It's in the stars    It's been writ-ten in the scars on our hearts
                               Bm                  D7              G
        We're not bro-ken just bent     And we can learn to love a-gain

       G                                  C              Em
2. I'm sor-ry I don't understand    Where all of this is com-ing from
     C                    G
   I thought that we were fine   (Oh, we had everything)
        G                                C                  Em
   Your head is running wild again    My dear we still have ev'-ry-thin'
       C                G
   And it's all in your mind    (Yeah, but this is happenin')
   Em                 A        D         G
   You've been havin' real bad dreams   Oh, oh
       Em             A        D     G
   You used to lie so close to me    Oh, oh
           Em                 A      D            G         C      Bm  Am
   There's noth-in' more than emp-ty sheets    Be-tween our love   Our love
          C       G     Dsus4     D
   Oh Our love    Our | love   -    |

        G                                D/F#
Chorus: Just give me a rea-son    Just a lit-tle bit's e-nough
               Em                            Bm                D7              G
        Just a sec-ond we're not broken just bent   And we can learn to love a-gain
                                        D/F#                        Em
        I never stopped    You're still writ-ten in the scars on my heart
                               Bm                 D7              Em
        You're not broken just bent    And we can learn to love a-gain

                           Bm                      C
Bridge: Our tear ducts can rust    I'll fix it for us
                           D                        Em
        We're col-lec-ting dust    But our love's e-nough
                           Bm                      C
        You're hold-ing it in    You're pour-ing a drink
                          Am      Dsus4     D
        No noth-ing is as bad as  it        seems    We'll come clean

        G                                D/F#
Chorus: Just give me a rea-son    Just a lit-tle bit's e-nough
               Em                            Bm                D7              G
        Just a sec-ond we're not broken just bent   And we can learn to love a-gain
                                       D/F#                         Em
        It's in the stars    It's been writ-ten in the scars on our hearts
                                    Bm                  D7              G
        That we're not bro-ken just bent     And we can learn to love a-gain

        G                                D/F#
Chorus: Just give me a rea-son    Just a lit-tle bit's e-nough
               Em                            Bm                D7              G
        Just a sec-ond we're not broken just bent   And we can learn to love a-gain
                                       D/F#                         Em
        It's in the stars    It's been writ-ten in the scars on our hearts
                                    Bm                  D7              G
        That we're not bro-ken just bent     And we can learn to love a-gain

          D/F#                         Em
Outro: Oh oh    We can learn to love a-gain
             Bm           D               G       D/F#     
       Oh oh oh    We can learn to love a-gain |        |
          Em                               Bm
       Oh oh    That we're not broken just bent                             
                  D                Em     A    D    G    C    G     Am     G      
       And we can learn to love a-|gain -    |    -    |    -    |      |     |  

Notes:

  • Level Of Ease: Easy - beginners may find the Bm a little hard to play at first but stick with it. If you can't play barre chords yet, you can play the chord as xx4432 where you only play the top 4 strings. This will get you out of trouble until you learn how to play barre chords.
  • D/F# means you play a D chord leading with an F# bass-note. If you find this chord a little awkward, simply play a normal D chord... it still sounds fine.
  • The D/F# shape can be played as the chart suggests - using your thumb to play the note represented by the letter 'T'. This works well if your hands are big enough to stretch the thumb and play the notes. If this is too hard you can use your first finger to play the 6th string, while your 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers play the D chord instead of fingers 1, 2 and 3.
  • The Chorus after the Bridge is played with drums only - I have included the chords anyway.
  • The hyphen between 2 chords means they share equal timing, e.g., | D - G | means 2 beats on D and 2 beats on G. Similarly | Dsus4 - D | means you play Dsus4 for 2 beats and D for 2 beats.
  • Please Note: Because of the Transposition feature we have had to put the bars below the chords. The bars with a hyphen represent the even split timing of the chords above.
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