Learn Meant To Live

Switchfoot: Live – EP
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 Awhile back I posted On Fire by Switchfoot (love the slow worshipful song) but recently I was reminded of another popular song, Meant To Live. It has tons of power chords, you know where you omit the third of the chord and just play the root and fifth. This song was written in 2003 by Jonathan Foreman and Tim Foreman. My guy students really like this one, especially for the Junior High and High School Kids.

Play this piece like a rock song in the Key of D with 4/4 time signature.

~INTRO~

B5      A5   E5      G5       A5
B5      A5   E5      D5 E5    A5
B5      A5   E5      F#5      G5

~VERSE~

G5(let ring)
Dreaming about providence and whether mice or men have second
F#5 D5  E5 D5  F#5 D5 F#5 G5 F#5   F#5 D5  E5 D5  F#5 D5  F#5 G5 A5(1)
Tries
G5(let ring)
Maybe we've been living with our eyes half open maybe where bent and
      F#5 D5  E5 D5  F#5 D5 F#5 G5 F#5   F#5 D5  E5 D5  F#5 D5  F#5 G5 A5(1)
Broken                       broken                              oh

~REPEAT CHORUS~

~INTERLUDE~

B5  A5(2)  E5  E5 D5  E5 A5(1)  B5  A5(2)  E5  G5

~BRIDGE~

        D                            G
We want more than this worlds got to offer
        D                            G
We want more than this worlds got to offer
        D                         G
We want more than the wars of our fathers
                 C                       G
And everything inside screams for second life   yeah

~OUTRO CHORUS~

D5                                Dsus2
We were meant to live for so much more have we lost ourselves
D5                                Dsus2
We were meant to live for so much more have we lost ourselves
D5                                Dsus2
We were meant to live for so much more have we lost ourselves
D5                    Dsus2
We were meant to live we were meant to live

B5   A5(2)    E5
 
 

 Chord Breakdown

Intro

While the r.h. is playing a quick grace note and eighth notes, like F#, G, F#... L.H. chords will be

E5 = BE
G5 = GD
A5 = AE
B5 = BF#
D5 = DA
F#5 = F#C#

There's a left hand run that goes like this:

F#C#, DA, DA, DA, EB, DA, DA, DA, F#C#, DA, DA, DA, F#, G, F#

Have fun with the song. Perhaps you play the guitar, too. Here's another resource you may be interested in, Advanced Guitar 301

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