Ron Sexsmith – These Days (Guitar Chords)

Capo IV

Intro:  G C

G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
C
Now haven't you learned?
    D
You believed in the words
                 C
In all that they meant
        D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C                 D
Filled with empty sentiment

Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love these
G        C
Days
   G          C
Oh these days

G
It won't take a miracle, darlin'
C
Just keep it real
     G
This world can make us cynical, darlin'
C
I know how it feels
D
You took it to heart
                      C
What they said on the screen
        D
Oh, but love is not just playing a part
C            D
In some very scripted scene

Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love these
G     C
Days

           Am           D           C
No one can complete you or make you whole
        G
Well
                      Am             D
But love will come to greet you half way
           C                 G          C
Though the streets are never paved with gold

G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
    C
Now haven't you learned?
    D
You believed in the words
                      C
In all that they meant
        D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C               D
Filled with empty sentiment

Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love
Am                     D
That's what passes for love these
G    C
Days

G C

6 Replies to “Ron Sexsmith – These Days (Guitar Chords)”

  1. I don’t suppose you happen to know any interesting chord tabs for the Viola, would you? Haha, I know that seems like a rather farfetched question to ask…

    I’m quite a fan of your “listening to” list today. Jon Brion’s compositions and The Decemberists always leave me in a sunny mood. I tend to listen to Yo La Tengo more in the autumn for some reason.

    I don’t know if you’ve heard of this musician already or not, but you should give a listen to Patrick Wolf (not so much ‘The Magic Position’ album, but ‘Lycanthropy’ and ‘Wind in the Wires’ are brilliant). And there’s also Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallett, basically the Canadian counterpart of the Wolf.

  2. Is the viola tuned like the violin? In fifths? If you’re a beginner, I’d just barre a couple of strings and play fifth chords and add the tonals (3rds, 4ths, etc) in as you get more comfortable. I use guitar tabs for everything from piano to tin whistle.

    I’m going to check out Patrick Wolf; Owen Pallett I’m already a fan. 🙂

  3. I’m more experienced on the piano-organ and I’m just now starting on the Viola, so I’ll probably stick to the fifths for now like you said. I have this mad dream of learning the viola and getting a little group together where we shall play at Lionel Groux metro station here in Montreal and cause riots and dance parties with old grannies. It’s quite a fantastic dream, perhaps too fantastic…

    I think you might like Patrick Wolf’s music. Him and Owen are very similar. They both tend to write songs about places (Patrick writes about Europe, Owen writes about Canada), they play the violin/viola, they dress strangely, they were on Tom Lab Records, and there’s something very gay about both of them… more commonly because Owen is gay. Patrick, on the other hand, is only slightly gay. Last month Owen played a guest appearance at Patrick’s show in London. You can imagine how envious I must have been.

  4. On Lionel Groux; they always have (had? I don’t know anymore) the best metro musicians. Live your dream!

    I tried, I really did, to like Patrick Wolf but he just reminds me of a goth version of Mika.

  5. Hiya, I have been looking all over the place for These Days, by Ron Sexsmith. Thanks! Ps I just found ron, a few days ago, and im canadian, living in Scotland, and i got interested in him way over here! Hes so brilliant! Thanks, again from shawn.

  6. Oh that’s awesome! It’s always nice to know that people are digging the same music I do. You’re very welcome.

    Great coincidence, too… my sis-in-law was just telling me how she saw Ron outside her apartment in Edmonton a couple years ago.

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