Beyond chords by Leon Bridges


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Beyond | Chords + Lyrics (capo 6)


Intro

| G (G6) |
||: G (C/G) :|| x4

Verse 1

| G (C/G) | G (C/G) |
Don’t wanna get ahead of myself, feeling things I’ve never felt.
| G (C/G) | G (C/G) | Am |
It’s kinda hard for me to explain, her personality and everything.
| Am |
Brings me to my knees, ooh.

Verse 2

| G (C/G) | G (C/G) |
She shines me up like gold on my arm, I wanna take it slow but it’s so hard.
| G (C/G) | G (C/G) | Am |
I love to see her face in daylight, it’s more than just our bodies at night.
| Am | D |
But she’s really temptin’ me, ooh.
| D | C | C |
Do you think I’m being foolish if I don’t rush in? I-I-I.

Chorus 1

| G | G (C/G) |
I’m scared to death that she might be it, that the love is real, that the shoe might fit.
| G | G |
She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond).
| Am | Am |
Space and time in the afterlife. Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?
| G (C/G) | G (G6) |
She might just be my everything and beyond.

Verse

| G (C/G) | G (C/G) |
I wanna bring her ’round to meet ya, I think you’d like her kind demeanor.
| G (C/G) | G (C/G) | Am |
I know that Grandma would’ve loved her like she was her own.
| Am | D |
She makes me feel at home, ooh.
| D | C | C |
Do you think I’m being foolish if I don’t rush in? I-I-I.

Chorus

| G | G (C/G) |
I’m scared to death that she might be it, that the love is real, that the shoe might fit.
| G | G |
She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond).
| Am | Am |
Space and time in the afterlife. Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?
| G (C/G) | G |
She might just be my everything and beyond.

Middle 8

| G11 | C/G G |
I give up, I’m in love cryin’ out to you.
| G F | C |
Oh me, oh my I can’t explain, she might just be my everything.
| G F | C |
Oh me, oh my I can’t explain, she might just be my everything.
| G F | Am | D |
Oh me, oh my I can’t explain, she might just be my everything.
| D | C | C |
So do you think I’m being foolish if I don’t rush in?

Chorus

| G | G (C/G) |
I’m scared to death that she might be it, that the love is real, that the shoe might fit.
| G | G |
She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond).
| Am | Am |
Space and time in the afterlife. Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?
| G F | C |
She might just be my everything and beyond.

Outro

| G F | C |
O me o my I can’t explain, she might just be my everything.
| G F | C |
O me o my I can’t explain, she might just be my everything.
| G F | C |
O me o my I can’t explain, she might just be my everything.
| G F | Am |
She might just be mine, be mine.


Beyond chords and progressions (lesson preview)

Beyond chord analysis and TAB

There are three sections to Beyond, the verse and chorus start off similarly and feel like they really belong together. The G and C/G chords make that happen.

By the way, you really do need to play Beyond with a capo, using G and C/G, this is the sound, try it without, thinking in Db and it’ll be awful.

Anyway, thinking in the key of G, following the chords you see above, and incorporating all the licks, Beyond feels so natural.

The verse chords then move II – V – IV at the end. The chorus chords just go to II and then back to that G chord and suitable licks.

Initially, I didn’t like the middle 8 and outro section, I felt it was too far away from the verse and chorus and perhaps should have been a different song, but with time, it’s grown on me.

As the first two sections are so diatonic, it’s nice to get some tension with that bVII chord (F) which is first hinted at using a G11 (same as F/G).

Once we get going, it’s I – bVII – IV. But also, in a way, you could see it as a key change, going to the key of C playing V – IV – I.

Members get access to the exact TAB of the intro and a comprehensive analysis of Beyond’s chords. Once you can play that intro note for note, you’ve unlocked the general strumming pattern.

Here’s a link to the full lesson (members only): Beyond, guitar lesson with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Good Thing really was a good thing!

Leon BridgesBeyond is from his second album, Good Thing. Released in 2018 it was a new direction compared to his debut, Coming Home (2015)

Whereas the first album was very retro (and Sam Cooke sounding!) the follow-up had more of a modern twist to it, still maintaining some soul.

Beyond wasn’t a chart hit, although it has over the years started to become more and more popular, very much like Leon himself.

Personally, I keep coming back to listening to the album as a whole, it really is a good thing, and more and more bands I play with have Beyond on their setlist.


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