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Backslide Chords

(Version #1)
Twenty One Pilots
[Intro]
              Am Em Am Em
I don't wanna
 
 
[Verse 1]
Am
Rat race, place to place, adding weight
Em
Tendencies on repeat, innit
Am
Benefit with a shoe with no lace
Em
Take the seat with the crease on it
Am
I don't mind if it's lonely,
Em
I don't mind if it's fair
Am
I don't care, you control me,
Em
Leading me anywhere
 
 
[Chorus]
              Am                      Em
I don't wanna backslide to where I've started from,
           G                         Am
There's no chance I will shake this again,
                  F                     C
'Cause I feel the pull, water's over my head,
                    G
Strength enough for one more time
               D
Reach my hand above the tide
          G            F
I'll take anything you have
                   C
If you could throw me a line
            G
I should've loved you better,
                  D
Do you think that now's the time
                 N.C.
You should let go? It's over my head
 
 
[Verse 2]
Am
Bad place on a hundred dollar bass,
Em
Kind of wishing that I never did Saturday
          Am
Is that a stain? You should change
                            Em
Are you doing good? Did you solve all of your problems?
 
Thanks for asking, in a way but,
Am
Accidentally uncovered a new one yesterday,
     Em
What happened to what I brushed under the rug,
          Am                                     Em
I used to be the champion of the world you can't see,
 
Now I'm drowning in logistics
 
 
[Chorus]
              Am                      Em
I don't wanna backslide to where I've started from,
           G                         Am
There's no chance I will shake this again,
                  F                     C
'Cause I feel the pull, water's over my head,
                    G
Strength enough for one more time
               D
Reach my hand above the tide
          G            F
I'll take anything you have
                   C
If you could throw me a line
            G
I should've loved you better,
                  D
Do you think that now's the time
                    F
You should let go? (I don't mind if it's lonely)
             C
It's over my head (I don't midn if it's fair)
                    G
You should let go? (I don't care, you control me)
                   D
It's over my head (Leading me anywhere)
 
 
[Outro]
          G            F
I'll take anything you have
                   C
If you could throw me a line
            G
I should've loved you better,
                  D
Do you think that now's the time
                  F                  C
You should let go? It's over my head
                  G                  D
You should let go? It's over my head
              Am        Em Am Em
I don't wanna backslide





How to play "Backslide" by Twenty One Pilots on guitar

[Intro]

Chords: Am, Em, Am, Em
Strum with the down strokes on each chord to set the groove.
Have smooth transitions between these two.

[Verse 1]

Chords: Am, Em (repeated)
Strumming Pattern: Down-up-down-up, producing a nice groove.
Focus on rhythmicity and clear path of the chords transitions.

[Chorus]

Chords: Am, Em, G, Am, F, C, G, D
Strumming Pattern: Down-up strums accenting the downbeats.
Dynamics need to be taken care of, with weaker strumming in more emotional lyrics.

[Verse 2]

Chords: Am, Em (repeated)
Like Verse 1 for strumming and transitions.
Just keep strumming evenly and smoothly.

[Outro]

Chords: G, F, C, G, D, F, C, G, D, Am, Em
Strumming Pattern: Down-up-down-up, with a volume fade out. Keep it steady, let the ringing chords drift off slowly for some reflection at the end.

[General Tips]

Tuning: Standard tuning (E A D G B e).
Tone: Use a clean or very light overdrive setting on your amp.
Practice: Start off very slowly to learn the chord changes, then increase the speed.

[Common Mistakes]

Transition smoothly: Practice slowly with nice, smooth chord changing.
Inconsistent strumming: Practice with a metronome to maintain even rhythm.
Dead strings: Move your fingers enough to allow each string to sound fully.

[Song Facts]

"Backslide" is a song where Twenty One Pilots go deep into struggle and
personal introspections. It talks about how hard it is to get over old habits and move on.
The different expression of genres, like alternative, hip hop, and electronic, is maintained
in their expressions and lyrics. This track shows the internal battle one faces when trying
to fight regression and move ahead in terms of personal growth.            
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