Sex on Fire chords by Kings Of Leon


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Sex on Fire | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 :||

Verse 1

| E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
Lay where you’re laying, don’t make a sound.
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 |
I know they’re watching, they’re watching.
| E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
All the commotion, the kiddie-like play.
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 |
Has people talking, they’re talking.

Chorus 1

| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
You.
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 |
Your sex is on fire.

Verse 2

| E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
The dark of the alley, The breaking of day.
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 |
Head while I’m driving, I’m driving.
| E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
Soft lips are open, them knuckles are pale.
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Feels like you’re dying, you’re dying.

Chorus 2

| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
You.
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 |
Your sex is on fire.
| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
Consumed.
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 |
With what’s just transpired.

Verse 3

| E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
Hot as a fever, rattling bones.
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 |
I could just taste it, chased it.
| E E6 | E E6 | E E6 | E E6 |
But it’s not forever, but it’s just tonight.
| C#m C#mb6 | C#m C#mb6 | Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Oh, we’re still the greatest, the greatest, the greatest.

Chorus 3

| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
And you.
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 |
Your sex is on fire.

Breakdown chorus

| E5 N.C | E5 N.C | E5 N.C | E5 B5 |
You.
| C#5 N.C | C#5 N.C | C#5 N.C | C#5 G#5 |
Your sex is on fire, ah, ah, ah.
| E5 N.C | E5 N.C | E5 N.C | E5 B5 |
Consumed.
| C#5 N.C | C#5 N.C | A5 N.C | A5 B5 |
With what’s just transpired.

Outro chorus

| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
And you.
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 |
Your sex is on fire.
| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
Consumed.
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 | E5 N.C |
With what’s just transpired.



Sex On Fire Chords: Learn the progressions!


Sex On Fire Analysis + TAB

The riff is an E6 (chord I), quickly moving down to an E5 as the bar starts.

As the 2nd guitar is playing an E, I’ve described it as an E6E using the chords and lyrics above, not E6E5.

The rest of the verse uses a similar idea but over chord VI as it goes from C#mb6C#m.

The chorus climbs up the E chord, highlighting different intervals, which can be described as different chords, like this:

| E | E5 | Emaj7 | E |
| C#madd9 | C#m | Amaj7#11 | Amaj7 |

Following all those E chords, we play chord VI (C#m again) and IV, Amaj7, with its Lydian extension #11.

Throughout Sex On Fire, you are going to have the problem of combining the 2 guitars into one part as most likely, when you play it, you’ll be the only guitarist.

Should you ever play it on the acoustic guitar, try thinking in the key of C, using a capo on fret 4.

Members get plenty of TAB for playing in E with a band and a full chord analysis. Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Sex On Fire – 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.

Sex on Fire is a covers band standard!

For about a decade after its release in 2008, Kings Of Leon‘s Sex on Fire was on every covers band’s setlist.

Some bands still play it, and everyone attempting to make a living playing guitar is expected to know it so make sure you got Sex on Fire’s chords right as it still pops up from time to time.

It may sound like a sell-out but to finish the night with Summer Of ’69, Mr. Brightside, Sex On Fire, and Don’t Stop Me Now does work.

Most of the time, Sex on Fire would be the encore, probably because the chorus is a sing-along invite and as you may suspect, audience participation is the key to every working band’s success.



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