Paramore – The Only Exception

by Pete · 10 comments

The Only Exception Chords

The Only Exception Chords

INTRO
(G) (Dm) (Cmaj7) x2

VERSE

(G)When I was younger I saw my daddy (Dm)cry and curse at the (Cmaj7)wind
He (G)broke his own heart and I watched as he tried to (Dm)re-assemble it(Cmaj7)
And (G)my mama swore that she would never let (Dm)herself forget(Cmaj7)
And (G)that was the day that I promised I’d never sing of (Dm)love
if it does not (Cmaj7)exist, but darling

CHORUS
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception (G)

VERSE
Maybe I know somewhere deep in my (Dm)soul that love never (Cmaj7)lasts
And (G)we’ve got to find other ways to make it a-(Dm)lone or keep a straight (Cmaj7)face
And (G)I’ve always lived like this, keeping a (Dm)comfortable (Cmaj7)distance
And (G)up until now I had sworn to myself that I’m con-(Dm)tent with loneli-(Cmaj7)ness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk

CHORUS
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception(Am)

BRIDGE
…G D Am G D

I’ve got a (Am)tight grip on reality, but I can’t
Let (G)go of what’s in front of me (D)here
I know you’re (Am)leaving in the morning when you wake up
Leave me (G)with some kind of proof it’s not a (D)dream, whoa(C)

CHORUS
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception

CHORUS
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception
(G)You are the only exception
(Dm)You are the (Cmaj7)only exception

OUTRO
And (F)I’m on my (C)way to believ-(G)ing
Oh, and (F)I’m on my (C)way to believ-(G)ing.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Mia June 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

Can you post the strum pattern please?

Pete June 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

I use d-dudud-dudu

kaylee July 8, 2010 at 6:35 am

does that strumming pattern go for the whole song?
&is there any other easier strumming pattern ?

nick October 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

you could use a down down up patttern it sounds right

jan November 3, 2010 at 2:41 am

its
DOWN down up down up

Emily November 25, 2010 at 9:59 am

Alternate chords are:
B, F#M, E
For the verses in a different key.

anna March 27, 2011 at 6:41 am

these are the guitar chords to the song…

Elle June 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

@anna: In general, guitar chords and uke chords are interchangeable, depending on what type of ukulele you are using. Whatever type though, the chords translate, although they might end up being in a different key.

Shannnon August 3, 2011 at 7:25 am

I adore this amazing song!! I have a Ukulele and I am so happy I found this for free!!

lucy August 12, 2011 at 2:41 am

stumming pattern works with just DDU as the the song is in 6/8

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