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Joel, Phil - Author of Life

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Author of Life
by Phil Joel
Album: Watching Over You
(c)2000 Ariose Music/inpop music/designee/ASCAP
Tabbed by: Cody Pitre,

Intro:  G  D  (2x)

Verse 1:
 G                             D
Things aren't exactly what I thought they would be
G                    D
I won't pretend disappointments never free
G                 D                   G        D
The sky's on fire,    feels like the sky's on fire

G                       D/F#
I may be young but I'm feeling old
         Em                          C
Like somebody borrowed years and I found out they got sold
    G            D/F#           Em        D
But I still love You, though my sky's on fire

C       D
To the Author of life
Em      D
be the Author of my life
C        D                   Em     D
To the Author do you hear me   sing?
         G      D
Hear me sing!

Verse 2:
  G          D             G     
Swallow my pride, let go inside
Show me Your way, refine me
G                    D   
And I'll still love You
          Em        D
though my sky's on fire

Repeat chorus

G/B C               D
 I see You've been hanging in there
G/B            C                 D
 Looking back I've been running everywhere
      G/B     C           D
 I've done it my way for far too long
                   G            D/F#  Em  
 Now like, like I promised You years before
        D        C  (walk down to G)
 All I have is Yours
 /C     /B  /A   G
 All I have is Yours

Repeat intro
Repeat chorus


Comments about this tab

devotion_owed - 2006-01-04

Just a side note- the guitar part which Justin plays in the opening goes like this:


Honestly- I'm not too sure if that's right, but I was playing the rest of the song and decided to figure it out (while listening to the Live in Studio B version of the song...not the album version) so this could be wrong, but it sounded right to me.

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