All The Small Things chords



You can learn how to play All The Small Things by Blink 182!

Following in the footsteps of Green Day’s success during the 90s, Blink 182 released Enema Of The State in 1999. 

Using the same producer who had crafted Green Day’s breakthrough album Dookie in Jerry Finn, the album was a huge success with singles like All The Small Things and What’s My Age Again?

A large contributor to the song’s success surely must be the genius music video you can see above. Here Blink 182 takes the piss out of 90s American boybands Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync (Justin Timberlake).

All The Small Things climbed high in the charts the world over and established Blink 182, alongside Green Day, Offspring, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, No Doubt, Weezer, and Millencolin as a hugely successful 90s Punk band.

Far away from the basements where punk had been born in the late 70s, these bands toured the stadiums and festivals of the world.

Let’s take a look at All The Small Things chords and lyrics to see if we can find out how they did it.


All The Small Things chords and lyrics


| N.C G5 F5 |
||: C5 | Csus4 | G5 | N.C F5 :||

| C5 | G5 | F5 | G5 |
All the small things, true care, truth brings.
| C5 | G5 | F5 | G5 |
I’ll take one lift, your ride, best trip.
| C5 | G5 | F5 | G5 |
Always, I know, you’ll be at my show.
| C5 | G5 | F5 | G5 |
Watching, waiting, commiserating.

| C5 | C5 |
Say it ain’t so, I will not go
| C5 (G) | C5 (F) |
Turn the lights off, carry me home

||: C5 | C5 | G5 | F5 :|| x2
||: Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na :|| x4

||: C5 | Csus4 | G5 | N.C F5 :||

| C5 | G5 | F5 | G5 |
Late night, come home, work sucks, I know.
| C5 | G5 | F5 | G5 |
She left me roses by the stairs, surprises let me know she cares.
| C5 | C5 |
Just say it ain’t so, I will not go.
| C5 (G) | C5 (F) |
Turn the lights off, carry me home

||: C5 | C5 | G5 | F5 :|| x2
||: Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na :|| x4

||: C | C | Fsus2 | Gsus4 :|| x4

| C5 | C5 |
Just say it ain’t so, I will not go. 
| G5 | F5 |
Turn the lights off, carry me home.
| C5 | C5 |
Keep your head still, I’ll be your thrill.
| G5 | F5 |
The night will go on, my little windmill.
| C5 | C5 |
Just say it ain’t so (na-na, na-na, na-na), I will not go (na-na, na, na).
| G5 | N.C F5 |
Turn the lights off (na-na, na-na, na-na), carry me home (na-na, na, na).
| C5 | C5 |
Keep your head still (na-na, na-na, na-na), I’ll be your thrill (na-na, na, na).
| G5 | N.C F5 |
The night will go on (na-na, na-na, na-na), The night will go on (na-na, na, na).
| C5 | C5 |
My little windmill


All The Small Things chord progression

Using only the I – V and IV chords, mainly in that order, there are only a few subtle tricks to All The Small Things chords.

During the intro, we get C5 (chord I) Csus4, G5, a classic punk style muted strings stop, and an F5.

Change these chords to triads and it won’t be punk anymore, it has to be 5 chords.

As the verse kicks in, we’re palm muting the same chords, now without the sus4 and mutes before the F5.

The bridge is even simpler, the guitar holds the C5, as the bass changes to G and F.

The chorus is the same as the verse although we now play C5 for two bars, G5 and F5 for a bar each.


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