Burn    (video)    (midi)

 

(spoken : ) Girl, understand why.

See, it's burning me to hold onto this.

I know this is something I gotta do, but that don't mean I want to.

What I'm trying to say is that - I love you.

 

C                          Am     F

    I just I feel like this is coming to an end,

G                                       C                           Am

    and it's better for me to let it go now, than hold on and hurt you.

F          G

    I've gotta let it burn.

 

                      C                                             Am

1. It's gonna burn for me to say this, but it's comin’ from my heart,

                      F                                                  G

    it's been a long time coming, but we done been fell apart.

                  C                                              Am

    Really wanna work this out, but I don't think you're gonna change,

       F                                                     G

    I do, but you don't, think it's best we go our separate ways.

     C                                Am

    Tell me, why I should stay in this relationship

F                                          - G

    when I'm hurting, baby ?          I ain't happy, baby.

C                                             Am

    Plus there's so many other things I gotta deal with,

F                     G                       C

    I think that you should let it burn.

 

C                                              Am                                             F

    When your feeling ain't the same and your body don't want to.

                                       G

but you know gotta let it go cuz the party

         C                               - Am

ain't jumpin' like it used to,           even though this might ruin you,

           F             G                       C

let it burn, let it burn, gotta let it burn.

                                          Am                                    - F

Deep down you know it's best for yourself, but you

                                        G

hate the thought of her being with someone else.

                  C                                Am

But you know that it's over, we know that it's through,

          F              G                        C

let it burn, let it burn, gotta let it burn.

 

                   C                                            Am

2. Sendin' pages I ain't supposed to, got somebody here but I want you,

                        F                                                        G

    ’cause the feelin ain't the same by myself, callin' her your name.

                                        C

    Ladies tell me do you understand ?

                                            Am

    Now all my fellas do you feel my pain ?

                  F                                                       G

    It's the way I feel, I know I made a mistake, now it's too late.

                                          C

    I know she ain't comin back. What I gotta do now

         Am                                         F

    to get my shorty back, ooh ooh ooh ?

                  G

    Man, I don't know what I'm gonna do

                         C                         Am

    without my boo. You've been gone for too long,

                   F

    it's been fifty-leven days, um-teen hours,

     G                                      C

    Imma be burnin' till you return.

 

+  CHORUS

 

   C                                             Am                                                    F

+     I'm twisted cuz one side of me is tellin' me that I need to move on,

                                                 G

    on the other side I wanna break down and cry.

      C                                       Am                                                   F

    I'm twisted cuz one side of me is tellin' me that I need to move on

                                                 G

    on the other side I wanna break down and cry.

 

    C                  Am           - F           G

+      Oo oo oo, oo oo oo,      oo oo oo. Can ya feel me burnin’ ?

C                  Am           - F            G

    Oo oo oo, oo oo oo,       oo oo oo. Can ya feel me burnin’ ?

C                  Am           - F            G

    Oo oo oo, oo oo oo,       oo oo oo. Can ya feel me burnin’ ?

C                  Am

    Oo oo oo, oo oo oo.

      F                                               G                                   C

    So many days, so many hours, I'm still burnin' till you return !

 

+  CHORUS          +  C - Am - F - G (2x) ….

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Usher)