James Bay – Let It Go Chords

“Let It Go” is a staple James Bay track, featuring all the key components of the man’s distinctive sound – h3 melodies, top-level production, h3 arrangements and heart-pummeling vocal delivery backed by quality instrumentation.

In Europe, it was released on September 15, 2014 through Republic Records as lead title-track single from Bay’s second EP. It was also included on Bay’s first studio album “Chaos and the Calm,” which was released in 2015.

The track is in the key of G, utilizing a fairly simple composition taken to another level with James’ vocal delivery. Despite still being fairly fresh, the song was quick to find its way among all-time acoustic favorites of guitar aficionados around the globe.

Lyrics and chords:

[Intro]

G C Em7 D
G C Em7 D

[Verse]

G C Em7 D
From walkin’ home and talkin’ loads
G C Em7 D
Seein’ chirps in evenin’ clothes with you
G C Em7 D
From nervous touch and gettin’ drunk
G C Em7 D
To stayin’ up and wakin’ up with you

[Pre-Chorus]

Em
And now we’re slippin’ at the edge
D Em/C# Cmaj
Holdin’ somethin’ we don’t need
Em
Oh, this delusion in our heads
D Em/C#
Is gonna bring us to our knees

[Chorus]

C G
So come on let it gooooooooo
Em D
Just let it beeeeeeeeee
Am G
Why don’t you be youuuuuuuu
D
And I’ll be me

C G
Everything’s that’s broooooke
Em D
Leave it to the breeeeeeeeze
Am G
Why don’t you be youuuuuuuu
D
And I’ll be me

And I’ll be me

[Instrumental]

G C Em7 D
G C Em7 D

[Verse]

G C Em7 D
From throwin’ clothes across the floor
G C Em7 D
To teeth and clothes and slammin’ doors at you
G C Em7 D
If this is all we’re livin’ for
G C Em7 D
Why are we doin’ it, doin’ it, doin’ it anymore

[Pre-Chorus]

Em D
I used to recognize myself
Em/C# Cmaj
It’s funny how reflections change
Em D
And we’re becomin’ somethin’ else
Em/C#
I think it’s time to walk away

[Chorus]

C G
So come on let it gooooooooo
Em D
Just let it beeeeeeeeee
Am G
Why don’t you be youuuuuuuu
D
And I’ll be me

C G
Everything’s that’s broooooke
Em D
Leave it to the breeeeeeeeze
Am G
Why don’t you be youuuuuuuu
D
And I’ll be me

And I’ll be me

[Instrumental]

G C Em7 D

[Bridge]

Am G
Tryin’ to fit your hand inside of mine
G
When we know it just don’t belong
D
There’s no force on earth
Em
Could make me feel right, no Whoa

Am G
Tryin’ to push this problem up the hill
G
When it’s just too heavy to hold
D Em
Think now’s the time to let it slide

[Chorus]

C G
So come on let it gooooooooo
Em7 D
Just let it beeeeeeeeee
C G
Why don’t you be youuuuuuuu
D
And I’ll be me

C G
Everything’s that’s broooooooke
Em7 D
Leave it to the breeeeeeeeeeeze
C G
Let the ashes faaaaaaaaalllll
D
Forget about me

C G
So come on let it gooooooooo
Em7 D
Just let it beeeeeeeeee
C G
Why don’t you be youuuuuuuu
D
And I’ll be me
G
And I’ll be me

[Outro]

G C Em7 D
G C Em7 D

[End]

G

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