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Ok everyone, I need just a little help on this one. I'm set to rerecord this song in the studio in a few days, and I've gone back and changed some things up to hopefully make it a little smoother and make the chord progression sound a little more tighter.

I've been training my voice pretty hard by taking lessons, so I'm learning to harness it in a keep it in tune, but I'm not sure the chords progressions are right or sounds all that great.

I recorded a demo about a year ago of it when I was not so great at singing, you can listen to it here: http://www.myspace.com/iamjasonwitt so you can get an idea of what I want it to sound like.

My question is ... any suggestions that would help me get this song sounding bad ass? I want it to be my first real "single" to put on iTunes, so I want it to be champ. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And of course, you crit mine, I'll crit yours.


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Performed by: Jason Witt
Written by: Jason Witt
©2007 Rock and Jay Records

Tuning: Standard
Capo: None

Chords:    Am      C       D       Em      G          
        |--0--| |--0--| |--2--| |--0--| |--3--|
        |--1--| |--1--| |--3--| |--0--| |--3--|
        |--2--| |--0--| |--2--| |--0--| |--0--|
        |--2--| |--2--| |--0--| |--2--| |--0--|
        |--0--| |--3--| |--x--| |--2--| |--2--|
        |--x--| |--0--| |--x--| |--x--| |--3--|

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INTRO: (finger picking)

 C      Cadd9      C     Cadd9        C     G              D
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----1---3---3---|-----1---3---3---|---------------3-|-----------3-----|
|---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0-|-------------0---|-0-------2---2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0-----|---0---0-------0-|
|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3-2-0---2-------|-----0-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---------|-----------------|

 G           D             C
|-----------------|-----------------|-------|                     |--3--|
|-------3---------|---3-------------|-------|                     |--3--|
|-----0---0-------|-2---2-------0---|---0---|   // Begin intro    |--0--|
|---0-------0---0-|-------0---2-----|-2---2-|      strum w/ G     |--0--|
|-2-----------0---|---------3-----3-|-------|                     |--2--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------|                     |--3--|

INTRO (cont.): (strum) G - D - D

VERSE 1:
[C]I ask a [G]question even [D]though I know the answer
[C]Untie this [G]knot that [D]keeps it all together
[G]Into a [D]sec-ur-ity [D]I've never [G]known

CHORUS:
Cause I'm [Am]praying [G]to-day
[D]To whoever brought [D]me to you
[Am]praying [G]to-day 
[D]that one day [D]I'll show you
[C]That everyone [G]needs someone [D]like you to [G]hold
[C}and everyone [G]needs someone [D]like you to [G]love

VERSE 2:
[C]You were [G]there when [D]I figured I'd throw it away
[C]Let go of [G]hopes that [D]filled up all my da-ys
[G]So I [D]dropped down [D]to my kn[G]ees

CHORUS

(small guitar solo): C - G - D - D x2

BRIDGE:
[Em]Cause I'll [C]be all [G[that you need
[D}That's the least you'll get from me
[Em]and I'll [C]be Wherever [G]you need
[D]That's the least you'll get from me
[G]As I [D]drop [D}to my kn[G]ees

CHORUS

VERSE 3:
[C]I ask a [G]question even [D]though I know the answer
[C]Untie this [G]knot that [D]keeps it all toge[G]ther

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