The Reason Chord Chart by Hoobastank

Welcome to my The Reason chord chart by Hoobastank. I've made some alternations to this chart to make it easier for you to play on the beginner level, meaning you will need a capo to play along and have it sound like the song. If you do not have a capo, I recommend ordering a Kyser Capo from Amazon.

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In the bridge there is a key change which requires the use of a Bb chord which for almost all beginners can be a royal pain in the butt. The alternatives are to play a Bb power chord, if you know how to play power chords OR to just play the bass not on the 5th string 1st fret.

Strumming:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
DD DD DD DD

The Reason Chord Chart

by Hoobastank - Capo 4th fret

Intro:
C (5th string only) for two measures
C (full strum) for two measures

Verse:
  C                                   Am
      I'm not a perfect person
                                                                    C
There’s so many things I wish I didn't do
                             Am
But I continue learning
                                                                  F
I never meant to do those things to you
                                                     G
And so I have to say before I go
                                             C
That I just want you to know


Chorus:
                                          Am
I've found a reason for me
                                              F
To change who I used to be
                                          G
A reason to start over new
                                    C
and the reason is you

Verse:
                           Am
I'm sorry that I hurt you
                                                                   C
It's something I must live with everyday
                                       Am
And all the pain I put you through
                                                        F
I wish that I could take it all away
                                                                     G
And be the one who catches all your tears
                                               C
That's why I need you to hear


Chorus:
                                          Am
I've found a reason for me
                                              F
To change who I used to be
                                          G
A reason to start over new
                                    C
and the reason is you

Bridge:
                                 Bb
and the reason is you
                                 C
and the reason is you
                                Bb
and the reason is you
                                 C
and the reason is you


Verse:
C                                     Am 

    I'm not a perfect person
                                                                  F
never meant to do those things to you
                              G
And so I have to say before I go
                                           C
That I just want you to know


End Chorus:
                                          Am
I've found a reason for me
                                              F
To change who I used to be
                                         G
A reason to start over new
                                    C
and the reason is you

                                         Am
I've found a reason to show
                                                F
A side of me you didn't know                           
                                       G
A reason for all that I do
                                  C (hold)
and the reason is you     

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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