Saturday, 1 December 2018

Back To December - Taylor Swift

Piano notes for 'Back To December' by Taylor Swift


Verse 1:

I'm so glad you made time to see me
B    E    D    D    C#    C#  C# C# D


How's life, tell me, how's your family
E         D   C# C#  C#     C#   C# D


I haven't seen them in a while
E   D E      D     E     D E  F# E F# E C#


You've been good, busier   than ever
B          E      D    C# C#C# C# C# D


We small talk, work and the weather
B      E      D    C#   C#  C#  C# D


Your guard is up and I know why
E        D     E  D   E   D  E    F# E F# E C#


Pre-Chorus:

'Cause the last time you saw me
B           B   F#    E    B   E   D 


Is still burned in the back of your mind
C# C#    D     D  D   D     B   A     G 


You gave me roses and I left them there to die
B      B     B   F# E   E  D C#  C#    C#   B   D 


Chorus:


So this is me swallowing my pride
E    F# E  F#  F# E F#   F#  F#



Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
F# E      F# F#  E  F#    F# E   F# F# E  F#  A   C# D


And I go back to December all the time
D   F# D   D   E   F# F# E  F#  C#  D


It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
F# F#   F# F# E      F#    F# E    F#  F# E    F#


Wishing I'd realised what  I had when you were mine
F# E     F#  F# E F#  F# F# A   C#   C#   D     D 


Post-Chorus:


I'd go back to December, turn around and make it alright
F#  D   D    E   F# F# E   F#    E F#    E    F#   E    D B 


I go back to December all the time
F# D  D   E  F# F# E   F#  C#  D

Verse 2:

These days I haven't been sleeping
E           D  D  C# C#  C#   C# D 


Staying up playing back myself leaving
B B        E    D D     D    C# C#  C# D 


When your birthday passed and I didn't call
D          D     G F#     D       D   D D E   F# E F# E C#


And I think about summer, all the beautiful times
D    D  F#   F# F#  G F#    D  D    D E E       E 


I watched you laughing from the passenger side and
D   F#       F#   G F#     D     D     D E E       E    E 


Realised I loved you in the fall
D G G   F#  D     B    D  E   F# E F# E C#


Pre-Chorus:

And then the cold came
B        B   B    F#    E 


The dark days when fear crept into my mind
B       E     D     C#    D     D     D B  A   G 


You gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye
B      B     B  F#  G    F#   F# F# E  C#  C#  C#    B D




Chorus:

So this is me swallowing my pride
E    F# E  F#  F# E F#   F#  F#



Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
F# E      F# F#  E  F#    F# E   F# F# E  F#  A   C# D


And I go back to December all the time
D   F# D   D   E   F# F# E  F#  C#  D


It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
F# F#   F# F# E      F#    F# E    F#  F# E    F#


Wishing I'd realised what  I had when you were mine
F# E     F#  F# E F#  F# F# A   C#   C#   D     D 


Post-Chorus:


I'd go back to December, turn around and make it alright
F#  D   D    E   F# F# E   F#    E F#    E    F#   E    D B 


I go back to December all the time
F# D  D   E  F# F# E   F#  C#  D





Bridge:


I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right
D   D    A    E     D     A      E       D      A   E      D   D  A   E 


And how you held me in your arms that September night
D     D     E      G   F# D   A    G      F#    D D E       F#



The first time you ever saw me cry
B    F#    E     D    A E  D    C#  B

Maybe this is wishful thinking
A E       D  B   D B     C# D 


Probably mindless dreaming
A E D      C# B      C# D


But if we loved again I swear I'd love you right
D   D  G   F#     D D  D   D    D   D    A    A 


I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't
D   E   F#   E  F#   E     C#     B    A  B  B 


So if the chain is on your door, I understand
B   B C#   D    D  D  C#    A    A   A B B 


Chorus:

So this is me swallowing my pride
E    F# E  F#  F# E F#   F#  F#



Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
F# E      F# F#  E  F#    F# E   F# F# E  F#  A   C# D


And I go back to December all the time
D   F# D   D   E   F# F# E  F#  C#  D


It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
F# F#   F# F# E      F#    F# E    F#  F# E    F#



Wishing I'd realised what  I had when you were mine
F# E     F#  F# E F#  F# F# A   C#   C#   D     D 




Post-Chorus/Outro:

I'd go back to December, turn around and make it alright
F#  D   D    E   F# F# E   F#    E F#    E    F#   E    D B 

I'd go back to December, turn around and change my own mind
F# D    D    E   F# F# E   F#  E F# E F# E D B 


I go back to December all the time
F# D D E F# F# E F# E F# E D 


All the time

F# C# D





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