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Excuses   Alanis Morissette

  [D]   [A]   [G]   [Gm]   [Cm]                       
e 2 0 3 3 3
[b]g [3]2  [2]2  [3]0  [3]3   [4]5
d 0 2 0 5 5
a x 0 2 5 3
E x x 3 3 3

If you listen to the album version, there's no recognizable strumming pattern, however this
version is meant to be played accoustically. You can just strum the chords, but I recommend you make
a quiet finger-picking pattern for the first verse and then strum starting with the chorus. Just
do what feels right to the mood of the song.

[D]  [D]                                   
Verse I
[D]Why no one will [A]help me
I'm [G]too dumb I'm[A] too smart
[D]They'll not unde[A]rstand me
I am[G] lonely they[A]'ll hate me
And [D]there is not enoug[A]h time
It's[G] too hard to[A] help me
And [D]god wants me to [A]work
No resti[G]ng no [A]lazy

Chorus I
[D]These excu[A]ses how they s[Gm]erved me so [D]well
They've kept me [Gm]safe
They've kept me [D]stoic
They've kept me [Cm]locked in my own [D]cell

Verse II
[D]I'm too far from[A] home
It takes[G] far too much [A]energy
And [D]I cannot aff[A]ord to
No one [G]will ever[A] see me

Chorus I

Chorus II
[D]These ex[A]cuses how they'r[Gm]e so fami[D]liar
They've kept me [Gm]blocked
They've kept me [D]small
They've kept me [Cm]safe inside my s[D]hell

[C]Bringing this into[G] the light
Shakes thei[D]r foundation
And it[A] clears my side
[C]Now my imagi[G]nation
Is the o[D]nly thing that limits
The [A]bar that is raised to the [C]heights

Verse III
[D]No one can have it [A]all see
I [G]have to they w[A]ant me to
And [D]I can't let them[A] down
I'll ne[G]ver be [A]happy

Chorus I

Chorus II


[D]  [A]  [G]  [A]  [D]  [A]  [G]  [A]  [D]   

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