Song: How To Save A Life

Band: The Fray
Composed By: Isaac Slade, Joe King

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Alright, here's HTSAL.. These are pretty much the chords, and granted I'm doing this
after watching their acoustic performance on VH1.. So, these are just the chords Dave
plays. Basically he just finger picks within the chords in this performance.. When they
play it live, it's much more complicated so don't even ask me how he does that. Note..
this is not 100 percent accurate, so don't be too upset

Capo 3
Std Tuning



    

G                    D/F#   
Step one you say we need to talk
    Em                 D        D/F#    G

He walks you say sit down its just a talk
             D/F#           Em
He smiles politely back at you
             D       D/F#      G

You stare politely right on through
               D/F#          Em
Some sort of window to your right
             D       D/F#      G

As he goes left and you stay right
              D/F#             Em
Between the lines of fear and blame
                   D     D/F#       
And you begin to wonder why you came

  C             D                Em
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
            G             D/F#

Somewhere along in the bitterness
    C                   D                Em
And I would have stayed up with you all night
             G             D/F#

Had I known how to save a life




    


Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things youve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones youve followed
He will do one of two things 
He will admit to everything
Or hell say hes just not the same
And youll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life 


This is a tab for that little piano riff that happens periodically thruought the song
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View Just Lyrics...

Step one, you say we need to talk
He walks, you say sit down, it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left, and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came

[Chorus]
Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all, you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And I pray to God he hears you

[Chorus]

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

[Chorus: x2]

How to save a life
How to save a life

[Chorus: x2]

How to save a life
How to save a life

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • How to Save a Life

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Epic Song Duration on Album: 4:23 Album Duration: 46:03

    Release Date: September 13, 2005

    Moods: Confident, Exuberant, Reflective, Searching, Theatrical, Yearning, Earnest, Passionate, Energetic, Freewheeling, Plaintive, Refined, Swaggering

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock

    Themes: Hanging Out

  • Live at the Electric Factory: Bootleg No. 1

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Epic Song Duration on Album: 4:41 Album Duration: 54:01

    Release Date: August 15, 2006

    Moods: Confident, Plaintive, Theatrical, Earnest, Energetic, Passionate, Refined, Reflective, Swaggering

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock

    Themes: Hanging Out

  • Grey's Anatomy, Vol. 2

    Genre: Stage & Screen Label: EMI Catalogue Album Duration: 01:01:32

    Release Date: September 12, 2006

    Moods: Stylish, Refined, Rousing, Warm, Plaintive, Sweet, Literate, Slick, Earnest, Smooth, Urgent, Cerebral, Brittle, Dramatic

    Styles: Soundtracks, TV Soundtracks, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic

    Themes: Empowering, Hanging Out, Girls Night Out, Introspection

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