Don’t Look Back Into The Sun chords by The Libertines


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Don’t Look Back Into The Sun | Chords and lyrics

Intro

||: N.C :|| x4
||: G | D | Em | D | C | D | G | D :|| x3

Verse 1

| G | D | Em | D |
Don’t look back into the sun, now you know that the time is come.
| C | D | G | D |
And they said that it would never come for you, oh oh oh oh.
| G | D | Em | D |
Oh my friend you haven’t changed, you looking rough and living strange.
| C | D | G | D |
And I know you’ve got a taste for it too ah oh oh.

Bridge 1

| C | C | G | G |
They will never forgive you but they won’t let you go, oh no.
| C | C | D N.C | N.C |
She will never forgive you but she won’t let you go, oh no.

Verse 2

| G | D | Em | D |
Don’t look back into the sun, you’ve cast your pearls but you’re on the run.
| C | D | G | D |
And all the lies you said, who did you save?
| G | D | Em | D |
And then they played that song at the death disco, it started fast but it ends so slow.
| C | D | G | D |
And all the time it reminded me of you.

Bridge 2

| C | C | G | G |
They will never forgive you but they won’t let you go (let me go).
| C | C | D N.C | N.C |
She will never forgive you but she won’t let you go, oh no.

Solo

||: G | D | Em | D | C | D | G | D :||

Bridge 3

| C | C | G | G |
They will never forgive you but they won’t let you go (let me go).
| C | C | D N.C | N.C |
She will never forgive you but she won’t let you go, oh no.

Outro

||: G | D | Em | D | C | D | G | D :||
| G | D | Em | D | C | D | G | G |


Don’t Look Back Into The Sun chords and progression

The completely diatonic chord progression is extremely simple.

The verse/chorus consists of two movements, the first is I – V – VI – V. G – D – Em – D.

The second movement is IV – V – I – V. CDGD.

For the bridge, we go from IV – I – IV – V. CGCD.

The intro, instrumental, and outro have the same chords as the verse/chorus.

This makes Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’s chords easy to memorize, and if you like pop/punk/garage-rock, an excellent beginner song.

Many are the indie rock cover bands that have this one on their Saturday setlist.


The Libertines’ signature song

Only released as a single, Don’t Look Back Into The Sun is The Libertines‘ signature song.

As a band steeped in controversy, The Libertines are perhaps more famous for their off-stage, drug-fuelled antics than their music.

Luckily, With Don’t Look Back Into The Sun, the band showed they can craft a sing-along garage-rock punk classic.

The Libertines are no one-hit wonder, their fans would have you know there are many more songs to discover by this party all-night band.

Study the chords and lyrics above to find out how they crafted this one.


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The Libertines

Peter Doherty and Carl Barât formed The Libertines whilst at University in the late 90s.

In between partying, arguing, and general shenanigans, they managed to write the hit Don’t Look Back Into The Sun.

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Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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