Use Somebody chords by Kings Of Leon

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Use Somebody | Chords + Lyrics


||: C5 | C/E | F | F :|| x 4

Verse 1

C5 | C/E | F | F |
I’ve been roamin’ around, always lookin’ down at all I see.
C5 | C/E | F | F |
Painted faces fill the places I can’t reach.

Bridge 1

A(m) | C | F | F |
You know that I could use somebody.
A(m) | C | F | F |
You know that I could use somebody.

Verse 2

C5 | C/E | F | F |
Someone like you and all you know and how you speak.
C5 | C/E | F | F |
Countless lovers under cover of the street.

Bridge 2

A(m) | C | F | F |
You know that I could use somebody.
A(m) | C | F | F |
You know that I could use somebody.

Chorus 1

||: C | C/E | F | F :|| x 4
Someone like you (oh, oh, oh… ).

Verse 3

C5 | C/E | F | F |
Off in the night, while you live it up, I’m off to sleep.
C5 | C/E | F | F |
Wagin’ wars to shape the poet and the beat.

Bridge 3

A(m) | C | F | F |
I hope it’s gonna make you notice.
A(m) | C | F | F |
I hope it’s gonna make you notice.

Chorus 2

||: C | C/E | F | F :|| x 4
||: Someone like me (oh, oh, oh…). :|| x3
Use somebody (oh, oh, oh…).

Middle 8

|| : D5 | D5 | F#(m) | F#(m) :||
I’m ready now, I’m ready now. I’m ready now.
I’m ready now, I’m ready now. I’m ready now. I’m ready now.


||: C5 | C/E | F | F :||
(Oh, oh, oh…)

Chorus 3

||: C5 | C/E | F | F :|| x 3
||: Someone like you, use somebody (oh, oh, oh…). :|| x3


||: C | C/E | F | F :|| x 4
I’ve been roamin’ around, always lookin’ down at all I see.

Use Somebody Chords: Learn the progressions

Use Somebody guitar lesson + TAB

Kings Of Leon‘s epic Use Somebody has simple, yet clever chords and progressions.

Mainly moving from I – IV, using the 3rd of chord I to get to IV, the intro, verse, chorus, and solo chords are just this:

||: C5 (I) | C/E (I/3) | F (IV) | F :||

However, in a band with you being the only guitarist, just knowing the chords won’t get you far, you have to design parts that work, simply transcribing what is several layers on the original recording won’t get you far.

For members, I’ve designed 8 examples that you could simply learn and use in a gig.

These will work as the only guitarist in the band and also, if you play Use Somebody’s chords on one acoustic guitar.

As a preview, this is one of these 8 examples.

Use Somebody chords and TAB, idea 6.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Use Somebody – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

Two of Kings Of Leon’s best tunes were on the same album!

Found on the 2008 album Only by the Night, just after Sex On Fire, we find Use Somebody, one of Kings Of Leon’s biggest hits.

Chart success was immense, for example, in the U.K., it stayed in the charts for 40 weeks, then temporarily dropped out for a week as Michael Jackson died and all his old tunes went back in the charts.

Following the absence of just one week, Use Somebody came back in and stayed for another 20 weeks. All in all, Use Somebody has spent 75 weeks in the U.K. charts making it the 14th longest chart runner of all time.

It didn’t do too badly worldwide, hitting the top 10 in a further thirteen countries.

I was in 2008/2009 signed to the same label as Kings Of Leon (RCA), it was funny to see how the A&R guys were desperate to find the next Kings Of Leon as if they had discovered a formula that could be replicated.

Use Somebody Chords | Related Pages

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There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Use Somebody.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.

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Kings Of Leon tunes

Kings Of Leon wrote Use Somebody.

Hailing from Nashville, members of the Followill family formed Kings Of Leon and released their debut in 2003.

Their best tunes include Holy Roller Novocaine, Molly’s Chambers, Sex On Fire, Use Somebody, Radioactive, and Pyro.

Kings Of Leon on the web

Listen to Kings Of Leon on Spotify.

Indie & Heavy Rock

There are many more Indie and Heavy Rock tunes to learn when you can play Use Somebody.

Riff-based Indie & Heavy Rock tunes must be studied in depth in order to understand why a tune in these styles works.

Learn songs by Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Jack White, Blink-182, and many more.

Pop & Rock

There are many more Pop & Rock tunes with chords similar to Use Somebody.

Whenever a tune doesn’t fit into a specific genre, it tends to end up here, in the Pop & Rock section.

Learn tunes from Tom Petty, Eagles, Toto, Oasis, Elvis, Clapton, John Mayer, Kings Of Leon, R.E.M., Radiohead, Bruno Mars, and more.

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