Thinking of You chords



You can learn how to play Thinking of You by Sister Sledge!

Responsible for the album We Are Family, released in 1979, are Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

When the boys weren’t busy with their band Chic, they put this one together for Sister Sledge.

On this genre-defining album, we find four of the greatest ever Disco hits ever recorded in He’s The Greatest Dancer, Lost In Music, Thinking Of You, and We Are Family.

In this post, we’ll look at Thinking Of You’s chords and lyrics, and below that, I’ll take the chord progression apart for you.


Thinking Of You chords and lyrics


||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :|| x4
||: Eb Bbmaj7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :|| x4

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
Everybody let me tell you ’bout my love,
brought to you, by an angel from above.
Fully equipped with a lifetime guarantee,
once you try it, I am sure that you’ll see.

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
(Without love) There’s no reason to live.
(Without you) What would I do with the love I give.
(All my lovin’) To you I’ll be giving.
| Cm7 F7 | Bbmaj7 |
And I promise, yes I’ll do, as long as I’m living.

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
I’m thinking of you and the things you do to me.
That makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy.
Hey, it’s you and the things you do to me.
That makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy.

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
All the time he makes me glad that I’m alive,
together we will survive.
And what do you think brought the sun out today,
it’s my baby, oh, help me sing.

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
(Without love) Without love there’s no reason to live.
(Without you) Oh, what would I do with the love I give.
(All my lovin’) To you I’ll be giving.
| Cm7 F7 | Bbmaj7 |
And I promise, yes I’ll do, as long as I’m living

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
I’m thinking of you and the things you do to me.
That makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy.
Hey, it’s you and the things you do to me.
That makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy.

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :|| x4
||: Eb Bbmaj7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :|| x4
I’m in love again, and it feels so, so good.

||: Gm7 Dm7 | Eb Bbmaj7 :||
Hey, it’s you and the things you do to me.
That makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy.
Yeah, it’s you (and the things you do to me), and I, hey now.
(That makes me love you) That makes me love you (now I’m living in ecstasy). 
Oh It’s you, you, you (and the things you do to me), yeah.
(That makes me love you) That makes me love you (now I’m living in ecstasy), hey, hey.
Let me tell you ’bout the stars above (you, and the things you do to me).
(That makes me love you) Yeah (now I’m living in ecstasy). Man I love.
You, yeah, yeah, yeah (and the things you do to me), oh, oh.
(That makes me love you) That makes me love you (now I’m living in ecstasy), that makes me love you .
(You, and the things you do to me) Just keep on doin’ what you’re doin’ to me.
(That makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy) ah yeah, ah, it’s ecstasy.
It’s you, you, you (and the things you do to me, 
that makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy).
Oh, it’s you, you, oh (and the things you do to me), 
(that makes me love you, now I’m living in ecstasy).


Thinking Of You chord progression

In the key of Bb, Thinking Of You’s chord move like this: VI – III – IV – I. Gm7Dm7EbBbmaj7 |

By putting the I chord at the end of bar two, we feel as if it hasn’t been resolved yet, even though it has. This gives us a loop that we can dance all night long to.

Two more chord progressions are present, The II – V – I taking us to the chorus is just Cm7F7Bbmaj7.

There’s also the intro and breakdown section that goes IV – I. EbBbmaj7.

The trick with playing this well is to get the feel right for the funky chords. All muting happens in the fretting hand.


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