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I'm Letting Go

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Lyrics

I've been sleeping with the lights on, buried in regrets
Breaking into sweats, naked as a falling leaf

It's a natural reaction, driven to distraction, 
Clawing at the ghosts I'll never meet

Oh, I don't know, where they go
When they vanish in the corner of my eye
And I, don't know why, I don't know
If they stay below or rise up to the sky

    But I'm letting go
    I'm letting go
    It's a history that never really grows
    I'm letting go
    I'm letting go
    It's a silent wind that never really blows
    I'm letting go

I'm a slave without a master, heading for disaster
Kicking up the dust in the middle of the road

I've been waiting on a free ride ticket
To a seaside thicket on the edge of Puget Sound

And there I'll sit, and I'll admit
That I was only just a guest inside my skin
And by the dawn, I'll be gone
And I won't be holding on to anything again

    [Chorus]

Tablature

Tuning: Standard, Capo 5

Cmaj7 = x3200x

Intro:
Cmaj7  Em  Cmaj7  Em  D

Verse:
Cmaj7  Em  Cmaj7  Em  D
Cmaj7  C  Em  D
Cmaj7  C  D

Chorus:
G  Em  Bm  D
G  Em  Bm  D

Ending:
C  G  D/F#
C  G  D/F#
C  G  D/F#
C

Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 4 out of 13 shows since introduction (31%)
Played at 3 out of 6 non-open mic shows since introduction (50%)
There have been 4 show(s) since the last play.

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  Discussion: I\'m Letting Go

Jayne (anon) · 7 years, 1 month ago
Wow Josh! Sweet song.:)
Danny Castle (anon) · 7 years, 1 month ago
Wow.. could this replace Effortless as my favorite song?
keikomushi (anon) · 6 years, 9 months ago
Such a pretty little song. Picture perfect!
Jennifer (anon) · 6 years, 6 months ago
I love this song. Whenever someone asks me how I am, or what's new, I now always reply, "I'm letting go." This song basically describes my life right now.
Michael Waddell · 6 years, 1 month ago
The rhythm of the guitar _works_ with the patter-rhythm-then-melody of the vocals. It doesn't just talk about letting go -- I would hear the theme even if I didn't know English. As a song-writer this sort of convergence is something I aspire to, but rarely really touch. Well done.
Arun (anon) · 5 years, 7 months ago
I landed on this page while searching for "indie acoustic rock" on google. I love those genres and am delighted to have seen your page. Its wonderful!!!!!
Sean T Wright (anon) · 5 years, 3 months ago
You know how much I love this song, Josh! Moves me tears. Great delivery. Gonna record my own version today. Thanks for sharing.
camella (anon) Back · 1 year, 7 months ago
yeah,I also like this song,and I was wondering can anyone give me a more specific music notation of this song? I need it badly,please!!!!Chinese here,the chords must be really helpful,,but I just started to learn guitar,so I really need more details to read...like,what kind of strum? please~can anybody help me here,send it to my email,I will be most grateful~ seaniabridget@163.com thank you~

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