What About Us chords & lyrics

Pink

  • What About Us was written by Alecia Moore (Pink), Johnny McDaid & Steve Mac.
  • Released: Aug 10th, 2017 from the album: Pink - Beautiful Trauma
  • Music: Key of Ab Major in 4/4 time at 112-116 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Ab, Absus4, Db, Fm
  • Easier - play in A major with chords: A, Asus4, D, F#m
  • If playing with the video in A Major, you will need to detune each guitar string by 1 semitone.
  • Asus4 can also be written as Asus

What About Us by Pink

Intro: 4/4  | F#m  |  D  | A    Asus4  A  |  A    Asus4  A  | 
Timing Count: 1234   1234  1&2  &3&    4&    1&2  &3&    4&

 F#m                 D
  La da_ da__ da da, La da_ da__ da da
A        Asus4  A  |  A  Asus4  A  |
  Da  da  da__  da              (We)

   A       F#m     D                       | A  Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
1. We are search-lights__ We can see in the dark                    (We)
   A      F#m   D                       | A  Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
   We are rock-ets__ Point-ed up at the stars                    (We)
   A      F#m   D                  | A  Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
   We are bil-lions of beau-ti-ful hearts                   (And))
    A      F#m  D                     | A Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
   And you sold us down the riv-er too far                   (What)

     A          F#m
Ch: What a-bout us?
                 D                               | A      Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the times you said you had the an-swers?                 (What)
     A          F#m
    What a-bout us?
                 D                        | A      Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the broken hap-py ev-er af-ters?                  (What)
     A          F#m
    What a-bout us?
                 D                             | A     Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the plans that end-ed in dis-as-ter?                  (What)
     A          F#m                D
    What a-bout love? What about trust?
             | A    Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout us?                     (We)


   A      F#m   D                   | A  Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
2. We are prob-lems that want to be solved                   (We)
   A       F#m   D                  | A  Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
   We are child-ren that need to be loved                    (We)
   A       F#m  D                     | A  Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
   We were wil-lin', we came when you called               (But man)
        A        F#m   D                | A Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
   But man, you fooled us, e-nough is e-nough...      Oh       (What)

     A          F#m
Ch: What a-bout us?
                 D                               | A      Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the times you said you had the an-swers?                 (What)
     A          F#m
    What a-bout us?
                 D                        | A      Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the broken happy ev-er af-ters?
    A               F#m
    Oh, what a-bout us?
                 D                             | A     Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the plans that end-ed in dis-as-ter?                (Oh what)
         A          F#m                 D
    Oh, what a-bout love? What a-bout trust?
             | A     Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout us?  

Instrumental: ||:  F#m  |  D  |  A  Asus4   A  |  A  Asus4   A  :|| 
                                                (Oh...           What)
         A         F#m
Ch: Oh, what about us?
             D                                 | A     Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the plans that end-ed in dis-as-ter?                  (What)
     A          F#m                D
    What a-bout love? What about trust?
             | A   Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout us?

         F#m                          D
Bridge: Sticks and stones, they may break these bones
                 A        Asus4  A          Asus4  A  
        But then  I'll be read - y  are you read - y?
         F#m                   D
        It's the start of us, wak-in' up come on
         A      Asus4  A             Asus4  A
        Are you read - y?    I'll be read - y
       F#m                    D
        I don't want control, I want to let go
       A        Asus4  A             Asus4  A
        Are you read - y?    I'll be read - y
              F#m               D
       'Cause now it's time to let them know
       A       Asus4  A   N.C.
        We are read - y__ What about us?

                F#m
Ch: What a-bout us?
                 D                               | A      Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the times you said you had the an-swers?                  (So what)
    A              F#m
    So what a-bout us?
                 D                        | A      Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the broken happy ev-er af-ters?
    A               F#m
    Oh, what a-bout us?
                 D                             | A     Asus4  A | A Asus4  A |
    What a-bout all the plans that end-ed in dis-as-ter?                (Oh what)
         A          F#m                 D
    Oh, what a-bout love? What a-bout trust?
             | A   Asus4  A | A Asus4   A |
    What a-bout us?                  (What about)

                F#m
    What a-bout us?
                D 
    What a-bout us?
             | A     Asus4  A | A Asus4   A |
    What a-bout us?                    (What about)

                F#m
    What a-bout us?
                D 
    What a-bout us?
               N.C.
    What about us?

A Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

  • Level Of Ease: Easier in the key of A Major- beginners may find the F#m a little hard to play at first but stick with it. If you can't play barre chords yet, this would be a great place to start. F#m is perhaps one of the easiest you will ever play... and one of the most popular.
  • The first 4 bars of Intro are repeated through most of the song.
  • The timing seems a little tricky at first but if you count during the four bars as you play them, it gets a lot easier. Consider the following:
  1234   1234  1&2  &3&    4&   1&2  &3&    4& 
| F#m  | D   | A    Asus4  A  | A    Asus4  A  | 

  • In summary | A Asus4 A |:
    A for 1 ½ beats
    Asus4 for 1 ½ beats
    A for 1 beat
  • N.C. represents No Chord
  • We have included charts for all open and barre chord positions. If you choose to play the song using all barre chords, you can simply move each chord down by one fret if you prefer to play in the original key of Ab Major.
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