Vultures chords by John Mayer


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Vultures | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x8

Verse

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
Some of us, we’re hardly ever here,
the rest of us, we’re born to disappear.
How do I stop myself from being just a number,
how will I hold my head to keep from going under.

Chorus

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Down to the wire, I wanted water but,
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
I’ll walk through the fire, if this is what it takes.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
To take me even higher, then I’ll come through like I do.
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
When the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.

Instrumental 1

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x4

Verse 2

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
How did they find me here? What do they want from me?
All of these vultures hiding right outside my door.
I hear them whisperin’, they’re tryin’ to ride it out.
They’ve never gone this long, without a kill before.

Chorus 2

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Down to the wire, I wanted water but,
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
I’ll walk through the fire, if this is what it takes.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
To take me even higher, then I’ll come through like I do.
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
When the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.

Solo

||: F#sus2/4 :|| x8
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | F#sus2/4 | F#sus2/4 |
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | F#sus2/4 | F#sus2/4 |

Verse 3

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x4
Wheels up, I got to leave this evening,
I can’t seem to shake these vultures off of my trail.
Power made by power being taken,
so I keep on running to protect my situation.

Chorus 3

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Down to the wire, I wanted water but,
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
I’ll walk through the fire, if this is what it takes.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
To take me even higher, then I’ll come through like I do.
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
When the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.

Outro

||: Amaj7 | Amaj7 | Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 :||
Oh, oh, oh, oh oh.

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
||: Whatcha gonna do about it? :|| x3

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x4

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
||: Don’t give up, give up. Don’t give up, give up, give up :||


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Vultures Chords: Learn the progressions


John Mayers Vultures is at home in F# Dorian, this is evident in the intervals as John slides from 6 and 2 to b7 and m3rd.

The A and B chords are chords IV and V, providing even more evidence that F#m must be chord II.

The same decorative notes are maintained over the A and B chords as well. This means we can call the A and Amaj7, and the B a Bsus4/6.

If you ever wanted to practice soloing in F# Dorian, Vultures will certainly provide an excellent backing track!



John Mayer dared to change!

It was perhaps John Mayer’s massive success and financial sway that could allow him to run the risk of changing his musical direction.

In 2005, along with session giants, Pino Palladino on Bass and Steve Jordan on Drums, the newly formed John Mayer Trio released the album TRY!

Following up with the studio album Continuum a year later, a big change in direction and sound for young Mayer was complete.

From this change of direction, he began to pick up many high-profile fans such as Eric Clapton who personally invited him to play at his Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Vultures is one of the songs from this era, you can learn how to play it using the video lesson, chords, and lyrics above.



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