What About Us chords

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 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 OR play in the key of G Major with chords G, Gsus4, C, Em (with a capo on the 1st fret)... and don't forget to press the 'G' button on the transposer.. all charts below.
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
A Major Asus4 D Major F#m A Major Asus4 D Major Gsus4

Chords in G Major

G Major Gsus4 C Major Em
A Major Asus4 D Major F#m A Major Asus4 D Major Gsus4

Chords in G Major

G Major Gsus4 C Major Em

What About Us

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key

              F#m    D     A    Asus4  A     A    Asus4  A 
Intro: 4/4  |      |     |                 |                |   
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?         |          (We)|
    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?           |             |

                   F#m     D    A  Asus4   A     A  Asus4   A
Instrumental: ||:       |     |                |                :||    
                                                (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?

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.
  • You will also note we have included the charts for G Major.
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