Smith Michael W - Live The Life Chords & Tabs


Live The Life Chords & Tabs

Smith Michael W Chords & Tabs

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Live The Life Chords

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Date: Mon, 08 Jun 1998 22:04:15 -0500
From: Gary Adams 
Subject: s/smith_michael_w/live_the_life2.crd

Live The Life 
Music by Michael W. Smith and Brent Bourgeois 
1997 W.B.M. Music Corp/ADC Music/Edinburg Songs (SESAC)/Milene Music, Inc./Deer Valley (ASCAP) 

I want to give many thanks to my friend Joe T. for tabbing this song
Posted by Chris Adams (

This song is is in the key of C, but Smith tunes down a step on his guitar, so he fingers a D t play a C.  I will show the actual chord and sound first, but in () is the tuned down chord Smith actually plays.

Fm(Gm)  C(D)  Ab(Bb)  Bb add9(C add9)  Am(Bm)  D7(E7)  G(A)

      Fm(Gm)      C(D)
We're passengers aboard the train 
Ab(Bb)        Bb add9(C add9)
Silent little lambs amidst the pain 
Am(Bm)    D7(E7)       G(A)
That's no longer good enough 
    Fm(Gm)            C(D)
And when it's time to speak our faith 
   Ab(Bb)         Bb add9(C add9) 
We use a language no one can explain 
Am(Bm)    D7(E7)       G(A)
That's no longer good enough 
    E7(F#7)          F(G)
And God knows it's a shame 
'Cause if we look to pass the blame 
       C(D)                          Gsus4(Asus4)   G(A) 
We are not the worthy bearers of His name 
[ Tab from: ]
For the world to know the truth 
There can be no greater proof 
        Bb add9(C add9) F(G)
Than to live the life,  live the life 
There's no love that's quite as pure 
There's no pain we can't endure 
      Bb add9(C add9) F(G)
If we live the life,  live the life 
     Dm(Em)           Bb add9(C add9)
Be a light for all to see 
    Dm(Em)                         C(D)
For every act of love will set you free 

There's something beautiful and bold 
The power of a million human souls 
Come together as one 
And each, in turn, goes out to lead 
Another by His word, His love, His deed 
Now the circle is done 
It all comes back to one 
For it is He and He alone 
Who has lived the only perfect life we've known 

If you tuned down to the D formation, move everything up 2 frets

e -------------------------|-------------------------|-
B -------------------------|-------------------------|-
G -10-9-7-9--7-9-10-10-9-9-|-10-9-7-9--7-9-10-10-9-9-|-

e -------------------------|-13-12-10-12--10-12-13-13-12-12-|-
B -------------------------|--------------------------------|-
G -10-9-7-9--5-7-9-10-9-7--|--------------------------------|-

e -13-12-10-17-17-17--10-12-13-13-12-12-|-
B --------------------------------------|-
G --------------------------------------|-

e -13-12-10-12--8-20-20-20-20-20-|
B -------------------------------|
G -------------------------------|

The Chords: (EADGBe)

Fm       133111        Gm      355333
C        x32010        D       xx0232
Ab       466544        Bb      x13331
Bb add9  113311        C add9  x32033
Am       x02210        Bm      x24432
D7       xx0212        E7      020100
G        320003        A       x02220
E7       020100        F#7     242322
F        133211        G       320003
Gsus4    320013        Asus4   x02230
Gm7      3x3333        Am7     x02010
Dm       xx0231        Em      022000