Counting Stars Chords

//Counting Stars Chords

Counting Stars Chords

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If lately, you’ve felt like learning “Counting Stars”, here are the chords for the song of One Republic. Enjoy!

Counting Stars Chords

Standard tuning

(Capo 4)

The intro is played in finger-picking like this:
   Am                  C                      G
e|------0---------0----------0-----------0----------------------------------|
B|------1---------1----------1-----------1----------0-----------0-----------|
G|---2----2----2----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----------0-----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|
A|-0---------0---------3-----------3----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------3-----------3-----------------|
  Lately,  I've been,  I've been losing sleep, Dreaming about the things that

    F
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1------------1----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------2------------2----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----3-----3------3-----3-------------------------------------------------|
A|--3------------3----------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    we could be.     

   Am                  C                      G
e|------0---------0----------0-----------0----------------------------------|
B|------1---------1----------1-----------1----------3-----------3-----------|
G|---2----2----2----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0-----------0-----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------|
A|-0---------0---------3-----------3----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------3-----------3-----------------|
But baby, I've been,  I've been praying hard, Said, no more counting dollars

    F
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1------------1-------------1---------------1----------------------|
G|--------2------------2-------------2---------------2----------------------|
D|-----3-----3------3-----3-------3-----3---------3-----3-------------------|
A|--3------------3-------------3---------------3----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars

Intro: (for a better reading)
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                   
Said, no more counting dollars
F                              F
We'll be counting stars, yeah we'll be counting stars

Instrumental: (x2)
Am | C | G | F

Verse 1:
           Am
I see this life like a swinging vine
C
Swing my heart across the line
G
In my face is flashing signs
F
Seek it out and yee shall find
Am
Old, but I'm not that old
C
Young, but I'm not that bold
G
I don't think the world is sold
F
I'm just doing what we're told

Pre-Chorus 1:
Am C                G
I feel something so right
            F
Doing the wrong thing
Am C                G
I feel something so wrong
             F
Doing the right thing
F
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F (stop)
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Chorus 1:
Am                 C   
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Am                   C               
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be counting stars
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
Am                   C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                       
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Instrumental:
Am | C | G | F

Verse 2:
           Am 
I feel the love and I feel it burn
C
Down this river, every turn
G
Hope is a four-letter word
F
Make that money, watch it burn
Am
Old, but I'm not that old
C
Young, but I'm not that bold
G
I don't think the world is sold
F
I'm just doing what we're told

Pre-Chorus 2:
Am  C                 G
I feel something so wrong
               F
Doing the right thing
F       
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F (stop)
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

Chorus 2:
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G         
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be counting stars
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G              
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Bridge:
(no chords here - you can just make the beat on your guitar or with your foot)

Oh, take that money watch it burn,
Sing in the river the lessons I learned
Take that money watch it burn,
Sing in the river the lessons I learned
Take that money watch it burn,
Sing in the river the lessons I learned
Take that money watch it burn,
Sing in the river the lessons I learned

F               Dm
Everything that kills me makes feel alive

Chorus 3:
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G           
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be counting stars
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                        
Said, no more counting dollars
F
We'll be, we'll be, counting stars

Outro:
Am
Take that money, watch it burn
C
Sink in the river, the lessons are learned
G
Take that money, Watch it burn
F
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
Am
Take that money, Watch it burn
C
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned
G
Take that money, Watch it burn
F 
Sink in the river, The lessons are learned

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Counting Stars Guitar Lesson

By |2018-06-25T16:25:18+00:00April 12th, 2018|Guitar Tabs|4 Comments

About the Author:

Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.

4 Comments

  1. Eliane April 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Hey,
    Thanks for sharing the chords for Counting Stars.
    I know who’s going to appreciate it big time.
    I’m going to bookmark your post and show it to him 🙂
    All the best.
    Eliane

    • Ben April 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Hello Eliane, thanks for sharing this. All the best to you too.

  2. Petra April 15, 2018 at 4:27 am - Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for sharing. I’ll print these out and try them out. 🙂
    I noticed your post on guitar tuners.
    I’ll have to bookmark and come back later to read more. 🙂

    • Ben April 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Petra, you’re very welcome. If you need any help let me know.

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