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Live the Life  Michael W. Smith

Date: Mon, 08 Jun 1998 22:04:15 -0500
From: Gary Adams
Subject: s/smith_michael_w/live_the_life2.crd
Live The Life
Music by Michael W. Smith and Brent Bourgeois
1997 W.B.M. Music Corp/ADC Music/Edinburg Songs (SESAC)/Milene Music, Inc./Deer Valley (ASCAP)
I want to give many thanks to my friend Joe T. for tabbing this song
Posted by Chris Adams (
This song is is in the key of C, but Smith tunes down a step on his guitar, so he fingers a D t play a C.
will show the actual chord and sound first, but in () is the tuned down chord Smith actually plays.
[Fm(Gm)] [C(D)] [Ab(Bb)] [Bb] [add9(C] [add9)] [Am(Bm)] [D7(E7)] [G(A)] 
We're [Fm(Gm)]passengers a[C(D)]board the train
[Ab(Bb)]Silent little [Bb]lam[add9(C]bs amid[add9)]st the pain
[Am(Bm)]That's no [D7(E7)]longer good e[G(A)]nough
And [Fm(Gm)]when it's time to [C(D)]speak our faith
We [Ab(Bb)]use a language [Bb]no [add9(C]one can[add9)] explain
[Am(Bm)]That's no [D7(E7)]longer good e[G(A)]nough
And [E7(F#7)]God knows it's a [F(G)]shame
'Cause if we [D7(E7)]look to pass the blame
We are [C(D)]not the worthy bearers of His [Gsus4(Asus4)]name[G(A)]
For the [C(D)]world to know the truth
[Gm7(Am7)]There can be no greater proof
Than to [Bb]liv[add9(C]e the l[add9)]ife, [F(G)]live the life
There's no [C(D)]love that's quite as pure
[Gm7(Am7)]There's no pain we can't endure
If we [Bb]liv[add9(C]e the l[add9)]ife, [F(G)]live the life
Be a [Dm(Em)]light for all to [Bb]see[add9(C] [add9)]
For [Dm(Em)]every act of love will set you [C(D)]free
There's something beautiful and bold
The power of a million human souls
Come together as one
And each, in turn, goes out to lead
Another by His word, His love, His deed
Now the circle is done
It all comes back to one
For it is He and He alone
Who has lived the only perfect life we've known
If you tuned down to the D formation, move everything up 2 frets
 e -------------------------|--------------------------|
 B -------------------------|--------------------------|
 G -10-9-7-9--7-9-10-10-9-9-|-10-9-7-9--7-9-10-10-9-9--|
 e -------------------------|-13-12-10-12--10-12-13-13-12-12--|
 B -------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G -10-9-7-9--5-7-9-10-9-7--|---------------------------------|
 e -13-12-10-17-17-17--10-12-13-13-12-12--|
 B ---------------------------------------|
 G ---------------------------------------|
 e -13-12-10-12--8-20-20-20-20-20-|
 B -------------------------------|
 G -------------------------------|

The Chords: (EADGBe)
[Fm]C [133111]x32010 [Gm]D [355333]xx0232
Ab 466544 Bb x13331
Bb add9 113311 C add9 x32033
Am x02210 Bm x24432
D7 xx0212 E7 020100
G 320003 A x02220
E7 020100 F#7 242322
F 133211 G 320003
Gsus4 320013 Asus4 x02230
Gm7 3x3333 Am7 x02010
Dm xx0231 Em 022000

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Am(Bm) Bb D7(E7) Dm(Em) E7(F#7) Fm Fm(Gm) G(A) Gm Gm7(Am7)
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