You’ve Got The Love chords by Florence + The Machine (The Source/Candi Staton)


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You’ve Got The Love | Chords + Lyrics

Intro

| G#m | F# |
Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air,
| C# | C#sus4 C# |
I know I can count on you.
| G#m | F# |
Sometimes I feel like saying “Lord I just don’t care”,
| C# | C# |
but you’ve got the love I need to see me through.

Verse 1

| G#m | F# |
Sometimes it seems that the going is just too rough,
| C# | C#sus4 C# |
and things go wrong no matter what I do.
| G#m | F# |
Now and then it seems that life is just too much,
| C# | C#sus4 C# |
but you’ve got the love I need to see me through.

Bridge 1

| G#m | F# | C# | C#sus4 C# |
When food is gone you are my daily meal, oh, oh, oh.
| G#m | F# | C# | C#sus4 C# |
When friends are gone I know my savior’s love is real, you know it’s real.

Chorus 1

||: G#m | F# | C# | C#sus4 C# :||
||: You’ve got the love, you’ve got the love, you’ve got the love. :||

Verse 2 (breakdown)

| G#m | F# |
Time after time I think “Oh, Lord, what’s the use?”
| C# | C#sus4 C# |
Time after time I think it’s just no good.
| G#m | F# |
‘Cause sooner or later in life, the things you love you lose,
| C# | C# |
but you’ve got the love I need to see me through.

Chorus 2

||: G#m | F# | C# | C#sus4 C# :||
||: You’ve got the love, you’ve got the love, you’ve got the love. :|| x4

Chorus tag

||: G#m | F# | C# | C#sus4 C# :||
||: Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. :||

Outro

| G#m | F# |
Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air,
| C# | C#sus4 C# |
’cause I know I can count on you.
| G#m | F# |
Sometimes I feel like saying “Lord I just don’t care”,
| C# | C# |
but you’ve got the love I need to see me through.


You’ve Got The Love’s chords and progression

The chords for You’ve Got The Love you find above are from Florence + the Machine‘s version. Originally, this was written by The Source and sung by Candi Staton in 1986.

When Florence released her version, the song saw a revival and came back into the covers band repertoire where it has since stayed, often used at the end of the setlist as a finale or even encore.

Essentially a II – I – V progression in the key of F#, the V chord is varied with sus4 most of the time, like this:

||: G#m | F# | C# | C#sus4 C# :||

Sometimes, we scrap the sus4. For the end, the piano adds 6 and sus2 extensions during the outro. You could experiment with playing fills using the C# Major Pentatonic as that would embrace those notes.

As the vocal melody is using the F# Major Pentatonic, experiment with this scale as well, perhaps blending licks in C# with F#, rather than finding one scale that fits all as doing this will create more musical licks.

The best way to approach You’ve Got The Love’s chords is to vary the chord shapes. This will keep the interest up, without getting in the way. Try long delays when you just hold the chords for a bar each.

If you want to apply some rhythms, save that for the C#sus4C# movement only as this is what happens on the recording.