Vance Joy – Riptide Chords

“Riptide” is a song by Vance Joy, an Australian singer and songwriter. It was released primarily as a track on his first EP, released in 2013, “God Loves You When You’re Dancing”, and was the second single from the EP. It is also present on his debut studio album from 2014, “Dream Your Life Away”. Vance Joy wrote the song, and also produced it with the help from drummer Edwin White. The song’s lyrics have been described as a “coming of age love story”.

The song was praised by most music critics, who compared it to singer-songwriters Paul Kelly and Jeff Buckley. “Riptide” was a huge commercial success in Australia, where it peaked at number six on the ARIA singles chart, and was later the number one song in radio station Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2013. In 2014, “Riptide” reached a position No. 10 in the United Kingdom and managed to enter Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, where it peaked at the top position.

Lyrics and chords:

[Intro]

Am G C C x2

[Verse 1]

Am G C
I was scared of dentists and the dark,
Am G C
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations,
Am G C
Oh all my friends are turning green,
Am G C
You’re the magicians assistant in their dreams.

[Bridge]

Am G C
Ooh, ooh ooh
Am G C
Ooh, and they come unstuck

[Chorus]

Am G C
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C Am
taken away to the dark side,
G C
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am G C
I love you when you’re singing that song and,
C Am
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
G C
you’re gonna sing the words wrong

[Verse 2]

Am G C
There’s this movie that I think you’ll like,
Am G C
this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City,
Am G C
this cowboy’s running from himself.
Am G C
And she’s been living on the highest shelf

[Bridge]

Am G C
Ooh, ooh ooh
Am G C
Ooh, and they come unstuck

[Chorus]

Am G C
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C Am
taken away to the dark side,
G C
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am G C
I love you when you’re singing that song and,
C Am
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
G C
you’re gonna sing the words wrong

[Interlude]

Am G
I just wanna, I just wanna know,
C Fmaj7
If you’re gonna, if you’re gonna stay,
Am G
I just gotta, I just gotta know,
C Fmaj7
I can’t have it, I can’t have it any other way

Am G C
I swear she’s destined for the screen,
Am G C
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen, oh

[Chorus]

Am G C
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C Am
taken away to the dark side,
G C
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am G C
I love you when you’re singing that song and,
C Am
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
G C
you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am G C
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C Am
taken away to the dark side,
G C
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am G C
I love you when you’re singing that song and,
C Am
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
G C
you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am G C
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C Am
taken away to the dark side,
G C
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am G C
I love you when you’re singing that song and,
C Am
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
G C
you’re gonna sing the words wrong
C Am G C
I got a lump in my throat ’cause you’re gonna sing the words wrong.

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