About Damn Time chords by Lizzo


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About Damn Time | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb Bb11 | (band)
Anyway…

Verse 1

| Bbm | Bbm | (guitar only)
It’s bad bitch o’clock, yeah, it’s thick-thirty.
| Bbm | Bbm Bb11 |
I’ve been through a lot but I’m still flirty (okay).
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb | (band)
Is everybody back up in the buildin’? It’s been a minute, tell me how you’re healin’.
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb Bb11 |
‘Cause I’m about to get into my feelings. How you feelin’? How you feel right now?

Bridge 1

| Bmaj7 Bbm7 | Abm7 |
Oh, I’ve been so down and under pressure.
| Bmaj7 Bbm7 | Abm7 |
I’m way too fine to be this stressed, yeah.
| Bmaj7 Bbm7 | Abm7 | Gbmaj7 | N.C |
Oh, I’m not the girl I was or used to be. Uh, bitch, I might be better.

Chorus 1

| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
Turn up the music, turn down the lights.
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright.
| Gbmaj7 | Ab Bb11 |
Okay (okay), alright, it’s about damn time (time).
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
Turn up the music, let’s celebrate (alright).
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be okay.
| Gbmaj7 | Ab Bb11 |
Okay (okay), alright, it’s about damn time.

Verse 2

| /Eb | /Eb | (bass only)
In a minute, I’ma need a sentimental man or woman to pump me up.
| /Eb | /Eb Bb11 |
Feeling fussy, walkin’ in my Balenci-ussy’s tryna bring out the fabulous.
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb | (band)
‘Cause I give a fuck way too much I’ma need like two shots in my cup.
| Bbm/Eb | N.C Bbm/Eb Bb11 |
One to get up, one to get down. Mm, that’s how I feel right now.

Bridge 2

| Bmaj7 Bbm7 | Abm7 |
Oh, I’ve been so down and under pressure.
| Bmaj7 Bbm7 | Abm7 |
I’m way too fine to be this stressed, yeah.
| Bmaj7 Bbm7 | Abm7 | Gbmaj7 | N.C |
Oh, I’m not the girl I was or used to be. Uh, bitch, I might be better.

Chorus 2

| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
Turn up the music, turn down the lights.
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright.
| Gbmaj7 | Ab Bb11 |
Okay (okay), alright, it’s about damn time (time).
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
Turn up the music, let’s celebrate (alright).
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be okay.
| Gbmaj7 | Ab Bb11 |
Okay (okay), alright, it’s about damn time.

Middle 8 (bass only)

| N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C |
Bitch. Ha ha… ‘Cause, uh, you know what time it is, uh
| /Eb | /Eb | (bass only)
I’m comin’ out tonight, I’m comin’ out tonight (uh-huh).
| Gbmaj7 | Gbmaj7 Ab |
I’m comin’ out tonight, I’m comin’ out tonight (woo).
| /Eb | /Eb |
I’m comin’ out tonight, I’m comin’ out tonight.
| Gbmaj7 | Gbmaj7 Bb11 (band) |
Okay (okay), alright (alright), it’s about damn time

Chorus 3

| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
I’m comin’ out tonight, (let’s go) I’m comin’ out tonight (comin’ out tonight).
| Gbmaj7 | Gbmaj7 Bb11 |
I’m comin’ out tonight, I’m comin’ out tonight (woo).
| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
I’m comin’ out tonight, I’m comin’ out tonight (comin’ out tonight).
| Gbmaj7 | Gbmaj7 Bb11 |
Okay (okay), alright, it’s about damn time

End

| Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb | Bbm/Eb |
Oh. Bitch. Yeah, yeah, It’s about damn time.



About Damn Time Chords: Learn the progressions!


About Damn Time Analysis + TAB

Lizzo‘s biggest hit, About Damn Time has some very clever chords and progressions.

For example, Ab and Bb11 are the same for a guitar player as we only play the upper part of the chord.

The same goes for Bbm and Gmaj7, it’s the bass that makes the chords feel different. Another tune that does this well is Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake.

Playing in this style is all about minimalism, consistency, and slotting in with everyone else. So when the chords say Bbm or Bbm/Eb, you as a guitarist just play Bbm but are aware that the bass plays Eb.

Another example of this minimalism is when the chords go from Bbm to Bb11, this looks like a minor to major movement, but it’s not, a Bb11 has root, b7, 9, 11, and there is no 3rd. Perhaps this is why some people prefer to call it an Ab/Bb.

When the chords are as big as this, what you really need is TAB, then use the chords as a reminder of what the TAB described in detail.

As a member, you get TAB and a full chord analysis of how to play About Damn Time. You can access the full lesson (members only) here: About Damn Time – Guitar lesson with TAB.

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About Damn Time was Lizzo’s big single before it all fell apart!

Following years of struggle (first single in 2013), Lizzo’s career started to take off with Juice, Truth Hurts, and Good As Hell, all from the album Cuz I Love You (2019).

Her body-positive approach synced perfectly with how the world changed during this time with plus-sized models on magazine covers, she in many ways became a spokesperson for this new all accepting movement.

Before her next album Special (2022), she released About Damn Time which felt fitting as a title, Lizzo had made it, and what a great message she had!

But then she had an idea to hire plus-sized models to be her dancers on tour, giving anyone a chance to bask in her glory.

Unfortunately, they turned on her, saying she was bullying them and doing all those things she’d been preaching against. In the end, they even sued Lizzo and since we live in a world where you are guilty until proven innocent, Lizzo went from rise to fall.

She’d been taken down by the people she was trying to lift up.



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