• Song:

    What You Didnt Say

  • Artist:

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

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WHAT YOU DIDN'T SAY (Mary-Chapin Carpenter)
[Actually in Bb; capo 3]
[Each chord is one measure]
[Some of the C's might be C(9)'s, among other variations...]

Gmaj7  G6  Gmaj7  G6  C  C  Gmaj7  G6

      Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)       G6I (320000@1)can read your eyes just like a book
Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)                        G6 (320000@1) You tell me different, but I know that look
    C (x32010@1)                  C (x32010@1)                      Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)G6And (320000@1)I don't have to guess what's between the lines

So what in the world am I still doing here
You push me away when I get too near
Saying love's too simple to analyze

D (xx0232@1)            C (x32010@1) So why do I feel confused
D (xx0232@1)         C (x32010@1) Why do I feel so used
         C (x32010@1)             C (x32010@1)         Am (x02210@1) Like a worn-out thought you threw away
   D (xx0232@1)                                  Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)G6 (320000@1)      Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)G6It (320000@1)wasn't what you said, it's what you           didn't say

Where are the windows, where are the doors?
I haven't the key to your heart anymore
I haven't a clue to what's gone wrong

'Cause you look at me sometimes as if I weren't there
You say you're listening, but you never hear
The strains of silence have grown so strong

I never wanted to doubt you
But I'd be better off without you
I'm no good at looking the other way
It wasn't what you said, it's what you didn't say

Em (022000@1)             C (x32010@1) So look at me one last time
D (xx0232@1)                    G (320003@1) With eyes that still know how to shine
Em (022000@1)               C (x32010@1) Hold me like you won't let go
    Am (x02210@1)          D (xx0232@1)  Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)G6 (320000@1)Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)G6 (320000@1)(etc.)
But you let go anyway

No one belongs where they're not wanted
You're just a ghost, and my heart is haunted
When I said goodbye, you didn't even beg me to stay
It wasn't what you said, it's what you didn't say
No baby, it wasn't what you said, it's what you didn't say

Tab for intro and verse (not every note is included):

  Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)          G6 (320000@1)             Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)          G6E (320000@1)----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G 0---0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|
D --0---4---------|--0--02-----0---|--0---4---------|--0--02-----0---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 3---------------|3-------3-------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

  C (x32010@1)              C (x32010@1)              Gmaj7 (xx5432@1)          G6E (320000@1)----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ------1---------|------1---0-----|----------------|----------------|
G ----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0-----------|----0-----------|
D --2-------------|--2-------------|--0---4---------|--0--02-----0---|
A 3---------------|3---------------|----------------|----------------|
E ----------------|----------------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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