Set Sail (Chords)

Feb 19 2022 Tab Chords Guitar Lyrics English

These are the official lyrics and chords for the song “Set Sail”. It’s track #4 from the album “Don’t Give Me Up”.

This song is extremely simple in terms of chords and structure, but it has a lot of lyrics and a lot of melody changes. Especially at the end, when all parts combine, it can become tricky. It’s a mix between a pretty regular pop/folk song and a rap song, and I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing, but I wrote the song anyway (when I was quite a bit younger).

Intro

Am – Dm – Am - (C/B) - C

Simple overlaid melody on electric guitar (TO DO: Write this out?)

Verse I (variant A)

Am        Dm
He said he’d be a better man, yet he walked across the beach

Am    C/BC
In search of a way out

Am         Dm
He said he’d give all that he had, yet he did not care the least

Am    C/BC
As he heard screams so loud (saying)

Verse II (variant B)

Am
Well this one’s for the people and the children

C
The fine liars, the buyouts, civilians

F
This one’s for the die-hards, the try-hards, the builders

G
May the road be long, I say till there’s

C
Nobody left to live in a cardboard box

Am
No more deaths, no more threats, no more senseless loss

F
If you’re not willing, thrilling to clean your slate

G
That’s the worst mistake you will ever make

Pre-Chorus I

Am
I could be happy and dancing across the room

C
Doing nothing yet screaming impending doom

F
But when there’s no-one around

G
I recount and count and count and coooount

Chorus I

C
I don’t care what you know,

G
I don’t care what you say,

    Am
Only your actions count,

   Em
and your biggest mistakes (so)

Post-chorus

F
Set sail!

G
Set saaaaail!

C     G
Your flagship awaits

(more like awaaiaiaiaits to make a transition to the next part)

Verse III (variant A)

He said he’d sing a better song, yet he stuttered all day long
Ass tied to the chair

He promised a brighter future now, he promised some more things anyhow
Until someone declared that

Verse IV (variant B)

Cut short one “phrase”

This one’s for the haters and creators,
The dreamers, the schemers, the audacious,
This one’s for the future, don’t mute her, don’t blame us
May the road be long I say we will

Pre-Chorus

Soon be dancing and prancing across our rooms
All the hard work was done now let’s build some new
Thoughts and laughs, without me around
I still sound and sound and sound and soooound

Chorus II

I don’t care what you’ve seen
I don’t care what you state
Only your deeds ring true
And not your smallest mistakes (so)

Post-chorus

Set sail!
Set saaaail!
Your flagship awaits

(Already start building towards the bridge here)
Set sail!
Set saaaail!
Your flagship awaits

Bridge

C
And I am the runner, the gunner, the perfect

F
Line and the story, the lore we’ve been told at

Am
Night am I scared, do I dare, do I care ask

G
Why, that’s your worst mistake, would I ever

Lie am the broker, the no-good composure,
Wise as the god, who will not even bother,
Try to be better the getters will never
Shy, that’s your worst mistake, would I ever

Guide you to waterfalls, hurricanes, whirlpools
Sigh after failures, I know they will sail us (to)
Fine lands will meet us and greet us to see us
Fly, there is no mistake, I’m just saying

Outro

All parts slowly combine:

Until fade out.