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If You Only Knew  Shinedown

Title: If You Only Knew
Artist: Shinedown
Album: The Sound of Madness
Tuning: Standard
This is one of my favorite songs from SD's new album (yay preorder!) - must
be the sappy romantic in me. This is also the first song I've ever tried
to tab in any form, so go easy on me. ;)
This is the acoustic guitar only; electric is basically power (fifth) chords
of the same names.
A note on the verse riff: The first Am is actually Asus2 with some hammer
ons to Am on the open B string. Listen to the song and you'll understand
what I'm talking about.
Verse:
[Am]If you only knew
[Am]I'm hanging by a thread
[F]The web I [C]spin for yo[F]u[C]
[Am]If you only knew
[Am]I'd sacrifice my beating
[F]Heart befo[C]re I lose yo[F]u[C]
Prechorus:
[Dsus2]I still hold onto the letters
[G]You returned
[G]I swear I've lived and learned
Chorus:
[C]It's 4:0[Em]3 and I can't sleep
[Am]Without you next to me [G]I
[G]Toss and turn like the [C]sea
[C]If I drown to[Em]night, bring me
[Em]Back to [Am]life
[Am]Breathe your breath in me
The [G]only thing that I still
[F]believe [C]in [G]is [Am]you, if [F]you [C]on[G]ly [Am]knew
Solo rhythm is the same as the verse. Listen to the song for strum patterns. Enjoy!
-Steve

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