I Could Have Lied

By the Red Hot Chili Peppers

From the album Blood Sugar Sex Magic



[Riff A]
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|--0h2---2------2---2------2---2----|--0--------------5-----|
E-----------------------------------|--------------3-----3--|
                                      (let ring)



[Riff B]
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|------0---4------0---4----------4--|--4/7--5------4--------|
|--0h2---2------2---2-----2---------|--0--------------5-----|
E-----------------------------------|--------------3-----3--|
                                      (let ring)



[Riff C]
|--2----2--x--|--5--x-x-5--5----|--0----0-----|--0----0-----|
|--4----4--x--|--7--x-x-7--7----|--0----0-----|--0----0-----|
|--4----4--x--|--7--x-x-7--7----|--6----6-----|--4----4-----|
|--4----4--x--|--7--x-x-7--7----|--7----7-----|--5----5-----|
|--2----2--x--|--5--x-x-5--5----|--7----7-----|--5----5-----|
|-------------|-----------------|--5----5-----|--3----3-----|


[w Riff's A & B]
There must be something
In the way I feel
That she don't want me to feel
The stare she bares cut me
I don't care
You see so what if I bleed

[w Riff C]
I could never change
Just what I feel
My face will never show
What is not real

A mountain never seems to have the need to speak
A look that shares so many seek 
The sweetest feeling I got from you
The things I said to you were true

I could never change
Just what I feel
My face will never show
What is not real

[w upbeat version of Riff C]
I could have lied I'm such a fool
My eyes could never never never keep their cool
Showed her and I told her how
She struck me but I'm fucked up now

But now she's gone yes she's gone away
A soulful song that would not stay
You see she hides 'cause she is scared
But I don't care, I won't be spared

I could have lied, I'm such a fool
My eyes could never never never keep their cool
Showed her and I told her how
She struck me but I'm fucked up now

I could have lied, I'm such a fool
My eyes could never never never keep their cool
Showed her and I told her how
She struck me but I'm fucked up now


Tabbed by Drew Noakes