Ed Sheeran – Take It Back Chords

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G    320033
A    x02220

[Verse 1]
Bm
 I'm not a rapper, I'm a singer with a flow
I've got a habit for spitting quicker lyrics, you know
               G
You'll find me ripping the writings out of the pages they sit in
        A
I never want to get bitten cause plagiarism is hidden
            Bm
Watch how I sit on the rhythm, prisoner with the vision
Signed to a label but didn't listen to any criticism
            G
Thought you knew but you didn't, so perk your ears up and listen
         A
The studio is a system and you could say that I'm driven
            Bm
And now it's onto the next saga, we drink the best lager
I'll never try to win you over like your stepfather
G
 I'll do my own thing now and get respect after
A
 And I'm avoiding the 'caine like it was Get Carter
Bm
 For four years I never had a place to stay
But it's safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight
   G
At 16 years old, yeah, I moved out of my home
      A
I was Macy Gray, I tried to say goodbye and I choked
               Bm
And went from sleeping at a subway station to
Sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population
            G
Not my imagination, I don't wanna relax
                       A
Would it hurt your reputation if I put it on wax? I'll take it back now

[Chorus]
Bm
MmmM, come on and take it back love
G      A                       Bm
  Come on and take it back for us
                                  G     A
Don't you fade into the back, love    oh
[Verse II]
                        Bm
I take it back with the rhythm and blues
With my rap pack I'll be singing the news
Tryna act like Jack Black when I bring it to school
G
I'll make a beat with my feet by just hitting a loop
A
Bringing the lyrics to prove that I can fit in these shoes
Bm
I'll give you the truth through the vocal booth
And stars burst out on the scene like an Opal Fruit
            G
They try to take aim like Beckham when he goes to shoot
          A
But then again that's what they're supposed to do
                       Bm
And I'm supposed to be calm, I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm
Whispering "everything that happens is from now on"
        G
I'll be ready to start again by the end of the song
                  A
And still they're claiming that I handle it wrong
                           Bm
But then I've never had an enemy except the NME
But I'll be selling twice as many copies as their magazines'll ever be
G                                                   A
 With all these spectacles ahead of me and festival fees

Are healthier than a dalmatian on Pedigree
Bm
 Singing for the masses, rubber dinghy rapids
I keep this rapping a habit and keep on fashioning magic
G                                              A
I'm battling for respect, I don't know if I'll have it
                                                             Bm
This song's from the heart, covered the planet, I'll take it back now

[Chorus]
Bm
MmmM, come on and take it back love
G      A                       Bm
  Come on and take it back for us
                                  G     A
Don't you fade into the back, love    oh

[Verse III]
Bm
Now I don't ever wanna be perfect
Cause I'm a singer that you never wanna see shirtless
       G 
And I accept the fact that someone's gotta win worst-dressed
          A
Taking my first steps into the scene, giving me focus
Bm
Putting on a brave face like Timothy Dalton
Considering a name change, thinking it was hopeless
G
Rhyming over recordings, avoiding tradition
            A
Cause every day some lyrics and a melody could be written
     Bm
Now absence can make your heart ache but drinking Absinthe
Can change your mind state vividly, need to let my liver be
G
 And I'll say it again,
                   A
living life on the edge with a closed hand full of friends
                          Bm
It's good advice from the man who took his life on the road with me
And I hope to see him blowing up globally
                        G
Cause that's how it's supposed to be, I'm screaming out vocally
              A
It might seem totally impossible achieving life's dreams
     Bm
But, but I just write schemes, I'm never having
A stylist giving me tight jeans
               G
Madison Square Garden is where I might be, but more likely
            A
You'll find me in the back room of a dive bar with my mates
         Bm
Having a pint of McDaid's, discussing records we made
And every single second knowing that we'll never betray
                G
The way we were raised, remembering our background, sat down
A
That's how we plan it out, it's time to take it back now

[Chorus 2x]
Bm
MmmM, come on and take it back love
G      A                       Bm
  Come on and take it back for us
                                  G     A
Don't you fade into the back, love    oh


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