Matthew Mayfield – God’s Fault (chords)

If you haven’t heard of Matthew Mayfield yet, do yourself a favor and check out his latest album called Recoil. It’s brilliant all around. Here’s how I’m playing one of my favorites off of the album, God’s Fault. 

God's Fault
Matthew Mayfield
Album: Recoil (2016)

Tune down one whole step (D-G-C-F-A-D)

[Main riff]
d ----------------------
A ------0--------0------
F --------5--------5----
C ----7-----7--------7--
G --0-------------------
D ----------------------

[Verse 1]
Am
Oh my my my my sweetest friend
G                    Am
oh my my what have I done
Am
oh no no no not this again
G                     Am
oh no no no no please god

[Pre-Chorus]
       F
but he battens down his hatches
Am
closes his eyes
         C
begs the good lord for the answers
     G
he's never gonna find 
    F
and washed out in the shadows
      Am
I'm a whisper in the night
   C
confusion, disillusion 
    G
as I look him in the eye

[Chorus]
           F
this ain't god's fault, brother
              Am
he still toes the line
           F
this ain't god's fault, brother
   G                      Am
no, I'm afraid this one's mine

[Verse 2]
Am
blood, sweat and piss and i'm on the floor
G                      Am
I swear to god this is it
Am
benzo, hydro and julio
G                    Am
routine maintenance kit

[Pre-Chorus]
      F
but I batten down my hatches
Am
and I close my eyes
             C
pray the good lord for the answers
       G
I'm never gonna find
    F
I'm washed out in the shadows
         Am
you're a whisper in the night
    C
confusion, disillusion 
      G
as you look me in the eye

[Chorus]
           F
this ain't god's fault, brother
             Am
he still toes the line
           F
this ain't god's fault, brother
   G                      Am
no, I'm afraid this one's mine

[Bridge]
              F                Am
This bed is a cage
              F                Am 
This bed is a cage
              F                Am 
This bed is a cage
    Dm            C                       G
And now I have to lie in the one that you made
    Dm            C                       G
And now I have to lie in the one that you made
    Dm            C                       G
And now I have to lie in the one that you made

[Pre-Chorus]
     F
so I batten down my hatches
Am
and I close my eyes
        C
beg the good lord for the answers
G
I'm never gonna find
F
I'm washed out in the shadows
Am
You're a whisper in the night
    C
confusion, disillusion 
      G
as you look me in the eye

[Chorus]
           F
this ain't god's fault, Matthew
                 Am
he still toes the line
           F
this ain't god's fault, Matthew
           G              Am
no, I'm afraid this one's mine

2 thoughts on “Matthew Mayfield – God’s Fault (chords)

  1. Simply as a lyricist, I’m confident that bridge must be: “This bed is a cage…” which makes the following line regarding lying “in the one you made…” make sense. Agree?

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