Only Love Can Hurt Like This chords

by Paloma Faith

  • Only Love Can Hurt Like This was written by Diane Warren.
  • The single was released on May 11, 2014
  • Album: A Perfect Contradiction.
  • Music: Key of Bb Major in 4/4 time at 90 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Bb, Gm, Eb, F
  • Easier in G Major with chords: G, Em, C, D
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
G Major Em C Major D Major
G Major Em C Major D Major

Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with the video
Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
            G       G          Em       Em           C       C     C
Intro: 4/4 |       |   Oo-oo | Oo     | Oo    Oo-oo| Oo...|     |     |    

  G
1. I'd tell myself    You don't mean a thing
 Em
   And what we got    Got no hold on me
       C
   But when you're not there    I just crum-ble
  G
   I tell my-self    I don't care that much
 Em
   But I feel like I'm dy-in'    Till I feel your touch

        C                                      G
Chorus: On-ly love    On-ly love can hurt like this
                                 Em
        On-ly love can hurt like this
                                 C
        Must have been a dead-ly kiss
                                 G
        On-ly love can hurt like this

2. Say I would-n't care if you walk a-way
 Em
   But ev'-ry time you're there    I'm beg-ging you to stay
    C
   When you come close    I just trem-ble
  G
   And ev'-ry time    Ev'-ry time you go
 Em
   It's like a knife    That cuts right through my soul

        C                                      G
Chorus: On-ly love    On-ly love can hurt like this
                                 Em
        On-ly love can hurt like this
                                 C
        Must have been a dead-ly kiss
                                 G
        On-ly love can hurt like this                         

                                 Em
        On-ly love can hurt like this
                                    C
        Your kis-ses burn-in' to my skin
                                 G
        On-ly love can hurt like this

       Em
 Bridge: But if the sweet-est pain
         C
         Burn-ing hot    Through my veins
                  D
         Love is tor-ture    Makes me more sure...
                                  G      G    Em   Em   C   C   
         On-ly love can hurt like this |    |    |    |   |   | 
                                                           (On-ly love can hurt like)
                                 G
Chorus: On-ly love can hurt like this
                                 Em
        On-ly love can hurt like this 
                                   C
        Must have been the dead-ly kiss

                                 G
        On-ly love can hurt like this
                                 Em
        On-ly love can hurt like this
                                   C
        Your kisses burn-ing to my skin
                                 G      G    Em  
        On-ly love can hurt like this |    |    |

        Em                       C      C  
        On-ly love can hurt like this |    |

     G
Outro: Save me, save me
             Em
       On-ly love, only love
                                      C
      'Cause on-ly love can hurt like this
                                         G
       And it must have been the dead-ly kiss...

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