The Story
by Brandi Carlile

Welcome to my The Story chord chart by Brandi Carlile. Brandi is one of my favorite singer songwriters. I love playing along to and singing her music. A lot of her stuff was made popular through the TV series Grey’s Anatomy, which featured many songs from her first two albums. If you need new music to check out, give Brandi a try. You won’t be disappointed.

The great thing about this song is that the chord progression is very repetitive, making it an easy song to memorize. The intro has a cool picking arpeggiation on the A chord followed by a strum on Asus: 5 -4-2-3, 5-4-2-3, strum

Picking:
A Asus
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1
5 4 2 3 5 4 2 3 Strum

Strumming:
> >
1 + 2+ 3+ 4+
DD DD DD DD

Strumming I like to use at the intense part:
1 + 2+a 3 e+ 4+a
DD DDU DUD DDU

Strumming for A to Asus:
A Asus A

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

The Story
By Brandi Carlile

Capo 2nd fret

Intro:
A Asus A Asus

Verse:
A A E E

All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am
F#m F#m D D
So many stories of where I've been and how I got to where I am
A E F#m D
But these stories don't mean anything, when you've got no one to tell them to
A E |A Asus| A(hold)
It's true, I was made for you

Verse:
A A E E
I climbed across the mountain tops swam across the ocean blue
F#m F#m
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
D D
But baby I broke them all for you
A E
Oh, because even when I was flat broke
F#m D A
You made me feel like a million bucks you do
E |A Asus| A
I was made for you

Solo:
A E F#m D A E F#m D
A E |A Asus| A (hold)

Verse:
A (once)
You see the smile that's on my mouth
E E
Its hiding the words that don't come out
F#m F#m
All of my friends who think that I'm blessed
D D
They don't know my head's a mess
A E
No they don't know who I really am
F#m D A
And they don't know what I've been through like you do
E |A Asus| A (hold)
and I was made for you

Verse:
A A E E
All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am
F#m F#m D D
So many stories of where I've been and how I got to where I am
A E
Oh, but these stories don't mean anything
F#m D
when you've got no one to tell them to
A E |A Asus| A (hold)
It's true, I was made for you
A(once) E(once) A(hold)
Oh yeah well it's true, I was made you

 

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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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