Flowers chords by Miley Cyrus


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Flowers | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |

Verse 1

| Am7 | Dm7 |
We were good, we were gold.
| G | Cmaj7 |
Kinda dream that can’t be sold.
| Am7 | Dm7 |
We were right, ’til we weren’t.
| G | Cmaj7 |
Built a home and watched it burn.

Bridge 1

| Am | Dm7 |
Mm, I didn’t wanna leave you, I didn’t wanna lie.
| E7 | N.C |
Started to cry, but then remembered I.

Chorus 1

| N.C Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
I can buy myself flowers, write my name in the sand.
| Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B) |
Talk to myself for hours, say things you don’t understand.
| Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
I can take myself dancing, and I can hold my own hand.
| Fmaj7 | E |
Yeah, I can love me better than, you can.

Chorus tag 1

||: Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B :||
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby.
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby.

Verse 2

| Am7 | Dm7 |
Paint my nails, cherry red.
| G | Cmaj7 |
Match the roses that you left.
| Am7 | Dm7 |
No remorse, no regret.
| G | Cmaj7 |
I forgive every word you said.

Bridge 2

| Am | Dm7 |
Ooh, I didn’t wanna leave you, baby, I didn’t wanna fight.
| E7 | N.C |
Started to cry, but then remembered I.

Chorus 2

| N.C Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
I can buy myself flowers, write my name in the sand.
| Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
Talk to myself for hours, yeah, say things you don’t understand.
| Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
I can take myself dancing, yeah. I can hold my own hand.
| Fmaj7 | E |
Yeah, I can love me better than, you can.

Chorus tag 2

||: Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B :||
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby.
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby.
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby.
Can love me better, oh, I.

Bridge 3 (breakdown)

| Am | Dm7 |
I didn’t wanna leave you, I didn’t wanna fight.
| E7 | N.C |
Started to cry, but then remembered I.

Chorus 3

| N.C Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
I can buy myself flowers (oh-oh). Write my name in the sand (mm).
| Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
Talk to myself for hours (yeah). Say things you don’t understand (you never will).
| Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B |
I can take myself dancing, yeah. I can hold my own hand.
| Fmaj7 | E | Fmaj7 | E |
Yeah I can love me better than. Yeah I can love me better than, you can.

Chorus tag

||: Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 C/B :||
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby (oh).
Can love me better, I can love me better (than you can), baby.
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby.
Can love me better, I.



Flowers Chords: Learn the progressions!


Flowers guitar lesson + TAB T

This tune presents a great challenge for guitarists as there is no guitar on the original recording.

Whenever this happens I start with working out the general chords, then transcribe what is the most stand-out parts to get ideas from it.

In the case of Flowers, the best part is the bass line so let’s look at the transcription of this, try it along with the recording, it’s great fun!

Flowers chords and TAB bass line

As you can see, the chords are very repetitive, the main chord progression for Flowers is:

||: Am7 | Dm7 | G | Cmaj7 :||

For the bridge, we change the Am7 to an Am, then play Dm7 and E7, a IIIx chord.

For the chorus, we play C/B in the second half of the last bar.

Members next look at how to construct a guitar part from this information, here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Flowers – Guitar lesson with TAB.

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Is Flowers a rip-off of a Bruno Mars tune?

There’s an internet rumour going around that Flowers is a disco version of Bruno Mars‘s ballad When I Was Your Man.

This is based on the lyrics, rather than chords and production which is usually what people focus on, like Ed Sheeran‘s Perfect vs Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On.

Or Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines vs another Marvin tune, Got To Give It Up. Or the most obvious, Sam Smith’s Stay With Me vs Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down.

But In the case of Miley vs Mars, it’s the lyrics, here’s Bruno Mars:

That I should’ve bought you flowers and held your hand.
Shoulda gave you all my hours, when I had the chance.
Take you to every party, ’cause all you wanted to do was dance.
Now my baby’s dancin’, but she’s dancin’ with another man

And here’s Miley‘s:

I can buy myself flowers. Write my name in the sand.
Talk to myself for hours. Say things you don’t understand.
I can take myself dancing. I can hold my own hand.
Yeah I can love me better than.

I can’t see how this is a rip-off at all, to be honest.

If you feel that stealing songs is not something you want to engage in, I would encourage you to do it anyway, just see it as an exercise, you don’t have to release it!

Songwriting is a craft and the most important ingredient is that you go to work so if there’s no inspiration, rewrite a tune, you never know what may come from it.

To me, Flowers sounds very little like that Bruno Mars tune, instead, I feel Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive may have been the main “inspiration”.



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