When The Lights Go Out chords - Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz Lyrics


            [Intro]
D   A Bm  G
D   A Bm  G
 
 
[Verse 1]
D                           A      Bm                  G
Who are you when the lights go out? You got me wondering
D                                 A   Bm                        G
How did you go from a face in the crowd to all I'm thinking about?
D                            A  Bm               G
Sitting here on the night cloud, floating around
D                               A    Bm                       G     D  A Bm  G
Just a thought 'til I said it out loud, who are you when the lights go out?
 
 
[Chorus 1]
     A              D        G
In a dream, we were Polaroid lovers
        A                D         G
In the deep, where the edges don't lie
        A          D         G
You and me, fading into each other
Em               G
And it makes me wonder
[Verse 2] D A Bm What if it was New Year's Eve? Black tie and evening gown D A Bm Would you tug at the hem of my sleeve, kiss me while we're countin' down? D A Bm G Who are you when the lights go out? You got me wondering D A Bm G How did you go from a face in the crowd to where we are now? [Chorus 1] A D G In a dream, we were Polaroid lovers A D G In the deep, where the edges don't lie A D G You and me, fading into each other Em G And it makes me wonder [Interlude] D A Bm G D A Bm G D A Bm G D A Bm G [Chorus 1] A D G In a dream, we were Polaroid lovers A D G In the deep, where the edges don't lie A D G You and me, fading into each other Em G Fading into each other [Chorus 2] A D G In a dream, we were Magnavox lovers A D G You and me, somewhere all alone A D G On screen, in an ocean of color Em G Em G And it makes me wonder, it makes me wonder [Bridge] D A Bm G Who are you when the lights go out? D A Bm G Who are you when the lights go out? (Who are you-) D A Bm G Who are you when the lights go out? (Who are you-) D A Bm G Oh, who are you when the lights go out, baby? [Outro] D A Bm G D A Bm G D A Bm G D A Bm G X Intro and Verse Chord Progression The song starts with a gentle and reflective chord progression that sets the tone for the entire piece. You'll be using the chords D, A, Bm, and G throughout most of the song, including the intro and verses. This progression is played in a loop, creating a soothing and contemplative atmosphere. Intro Begin the song with the intro, where you strum the chords D, A, Bm, and G twice. This part sets the emotional tone for the song, preparing the listener for the introspective journey ahead. Verse 1 As you move into the first verse, maintain the same chord progression (D, A, Bm, G). The lyrics ponder deeply personal and existential questions, with the chords providing a lush backdrop that complements the introspective mood. Pay attention to the dynamics and feel of the song as you transition smoothly between chords. Chorus The chorus introduces a slight shift in the chord progression, bringing an emotional lift to the song. The progression for the chorus is A, D, G, with a poignant transition to Em and back to G, which adds depth and complexity to the song's narrative. This part of the song explores themes of dreams, connection, and the nature of relationships, with the chords amplifying the lyrical content's emotional resonance. Interlude After the chorus, the song returns to the intro's chord progression (D, A, Bm, G) for the interlude. This section serves as a reflective pause, allowing the song's emotional and lyrical themes to resonate further. The interlude is an opportunity to explore the nuances of the chord progression and the mood it creates. Bridge The bridge repeats the question "Who are you when the lights go out?" and maintains the foundational chord progression of D, A, Bm, G. This part of the song deepens the introspective inquiry, with the chords underscoring the reflective and questioning nature of the lyrics. Outro The song concludes with the outro, which revisits the chord progression from the intro and verses. This closing section brings the song full circle, ending the musical journey on a contemplative note. Playing Tips: Embrace the emotional depth of the song through your playing style. Let the chords breathe and resonate, reflecting the song's introspective nature. Pay attention to the lyrics and how they interact with the chord changes. The emotional shifts in the song are mirrored in the progression from verse to chorus and through the bridge and outro. Experiment with strumming patterns and dynamics to match the song's mood. Soft, gentle strumming suits the verses and interlude, while a more pronounced approach can highlight the chorus's emotional intensity.