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How to Play “Story of My Life” by One Direction on Guitar (easy version)

This is a easier version of playing “Story of  my life”. Instead of using Bm (barre chord), D, G, A, we use Em, C, G and D. You can use Cadd9 instead of C and Dsus4 instead of D sometimes, which brings variations to the song and makes it sound nicer. You should use a capo to sing with the key that fits your voice. The easy strumming pattern is  D D DU.

Em                                                C                                   G
Written in these walls are the stories that I can’t explain
Em                                                C                                          G
I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days
Em                                                               C                                                 G
She told me in the morning she don’t feel the same about us in her bones
Em                                                              C                                                 G
It seems to me that when I die these words will be written on my stone

(G)                C       D      Em
And I’ll be gone gone tonight
(Em)                                C            D       Em
The ground beneath my feet is open wide
(Em)                               C           D      Em
The way that I been holdin’ on too tight
(Em)                          D
With nothing in between

(D)     G
The story of my life I take her home
(G) C                                                       Em
I drive all night to keep her warm and time…
(Em) C G
Is frozen (the story of, the story of)
(G)
The story of my life I give her hope.
(G)               C                                     Em
I spend her love until she’s broke inside
(Em)  C                 G
The story of my life (the story of, the story of)

Em                                                 C                                 G
Written on these walls are the colors that I can’t change
Em                                                 C                                 G
Leave my heart open but it stays right here in its cage
Em                                                 C                                    G
I know that in the mornin’ I’ll see us in the light upon a hill
Em                                                C                     G
Although I am broken my heart is untamed still

(G)                C       D     Em
And I’ll be gone gone tonight
(Em)                                C          D         Em
The fire beneath my feet is burning bright
(Em)                                C        D     Em
The way that I been holdin’ on so tight
(Em)                         D
With nothing in between

(D)      G
The story of my life I take her home
(G) C                                                        Em
I drive all night to keep her warm and time…
(Em) C G
Is frozen (the story of, the story of)
(G)
The story of my life I give her hope
(G)                 C                                   Em
I spend her love until she’s broke inside
(Em)   C            G
The story of my life (the story of, the story of)

–           Em                    C                         D
And I been waiting for this time to come around
(D)    Em               C                                    D
But baby running after you is like chasing the clouds

–        G
The story of my life I take her home
(G)      C                                                           Em
I drive all night to keep her warm and time…
(Em) C G
Is frozen

–        G
The story of my life I give her hope (give her hope)
(G) C                                                  Em
I spend her love until she’s broke inside (until she’s broke inside)
(Em) C                   G
The story of my life (the story of, the story of)
(G)    C                  G
The story of my life
(G)    C               Em
The story of my life (the story of, the story of)
(Em)  G
The story of my life

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