Lost in Music chords by Sister Sledge


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Lost In Music chords and lyrics

Intro

||: C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C :||

Chorus 1

| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, caught in a trap, 
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
no turnin’ back, we’re lost in music.
| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, feel so alive, I quit,
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
my 9 to 5, we’re lost in music.

Verse 1

||: Dm7  C | G | Bbmaj7  C | Dm7 :||
Have you ever seen some people lose everything? First to go is their mind, huh.
Responsibility to me is a tragedy, I’ll get a job some other time, uh, huh.
I want to join a band and play in front of crazy fans, yes I call that temptation.
Give me the melody, that’s all that I ever need, the music is my salvation.

Chorus 2

| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, caught in a trap,
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
no turnin’ back, we’re lost in music.
| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, feel so alive, I quit,
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
my 9 to 5, we’re lost in music.

Verse 2

||: Dm7  C | G | Bbmaj7  C | Dm7 :||
Mmm, hm, in spotlight the band plays so very tight, each and every night, uh, huh.
It’s not vanity, to me it’s my sanity, I could never survive.
Some people ask me, what are you gonna be? Why don’t you go get a job, ha? Uh, uh.
All that I could say, I won’t give up my music, not me, not now, no way, no how, uh, oh.

Chorus 3

| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, caught in a trap, caught up in our music,
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
no turnin’ back, ooh, ooh, oh, ooh, we’re lost in music.
| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, don’t take our away our music, feel so alive, feel, I quit, I quit 
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
my 9 to 5, yeah, we’re lost in music.

Chorus 4

| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, melody is good to me. Caught in a trap, I’m caught up in it,
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
no turnin’ back, no, no, no. We’re lost in music, ooh, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, mm, hm. Feel so alive, I quit, I quit
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
my 9 to 5. We’re lost in music. Lost in music.

Chorus 5

| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, caught in a trap, 
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
no turnin’ back, we’re lost in music.
| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, feel so alive, I quit, 
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C |
my 9 to 5. We’re lost in music.

Outro

| C Dm7 | Dm7 | C G | G |
We’re lost in music, caught in a trap, 
| C Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 | Bbmaj7 C | C
no turnin’ back, we’re lost in music.


Lost In Music chords and progressions

This s a very interesting chord progression, it’s like we’re in both D Aeolian (chord VI) and D Dorian (chord II) at the same time.

If it’s D Dorian, we should have had a Bm7b5. If it’s Aeolian, we get a Bbmaj7.

If it’s D Dorian, we get a G (chord V), if it’s Aeolian, we should have a Gm (chord II).

Basically, what we have here is a modal interchange on a loop where D is always Dorian, until that Bbmaj7 when D is Aeolian.

The placement of the chords in the bar, combined with this modal interchange drives the song forward, making the audience dance all night.


Lost In Music was one of four hits from the album We Are Family

Another smash hit from the Album We Are Family by Sister Sledge we find in Lost In Music. released as a single, it had Thinking Of You as a B-side!

The hits coming from Nile and Bernard during this time were outrageous, only comparable with what The Beatles produced a decade earlier.

You can work out how they put this Disco classic together by studying the chords and lyrics above. The secret behind it is a modal interchange.

Using the video above and the chords and lyrics, play along by simply strumming the chords, this will give you a sense of how the harmony is constructed.

Once you got that down, start imitating Nile Rodgers’s funky guitar.


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Chic

Nile Rodgers’ Chic has many well-known Disco hits, but it’s perhaps his work as a producer and writer that he is best known.

Working with Madonna, Sister Sledge, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Daft Punk, Duran Duran, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile is a legend in the business.

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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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