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HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
Words and Music by JOSEPH KING
and ISAAC SLADE
© 2005 EMI APRIL MUSIC INC. and AARON EDWARDS PUBLISHING
All Rights Controlled and Administered by EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.
All Rights Reserved International Copyright Secured Used by Permission
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D.S. al Coda
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 stay        Be .tween    the lines      of fear        Bb left right.  go    F    Gm Where did       some .where a .musicroom.ter .    2    Bb  some  sort   of win F/A  -   dow   to   your right.long    Bb  F/A              wrong? I lost a friend           in the bit .gin     -      Eb       I   to won F/A   der    why you came. And             Delivered by www. Bb     as he  goes         F/A       and you   Bb    F/A    and blame.ness.     you be .com .

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And      1.musicroom.where a .  To Coda F/A           night had I known Bb        to save a life.ter .        Delivered by www.ness. 3.com How to save .long      Bb  F/A     Eb    I    stayed    up F               Gm in      would have      with you   all the bit .  5            Eb Where did I go              wrong? I lost a friend F Gm      some ... 4.         how to save a Bb  how        Bb  F/A      Bb    F/A   life.  F/A   2. –        a life.

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