You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory


There are so many bad transcriptions of this song and here's another (but it sounds plenty right to me).


D Dsus4 D D (w/open high E)  ---Intro

D                      G
It doesn't pay to try

Bm                           D (intro)
All the smart boys know why

(this chord progression is used during all verse parts)

It doesn't mean I didn't try
I just never know why
It isn't cause I'm all alone
Baby your not at home

And even though they don't show
The scars aren't so old
And when they go
They let you know

chorus part ---

G                        A                     D
You cant put your arms around a memory 3x
So dont try

(repeat for chorus parts)

Your just a bastard kid
And you got no name
Cause you're living with me
We're one and the same

And even though they dont show
They scars aren't so old
And when they go
They let you know

repeat entire chorus 2x

Transcribed by Danny G.


Last modified: February 9, 1998
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