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From the first time I heard Something Beautiful on the radio, I loved the song! I’ve heard it dozens of times since, and each time I hear it I Like it more!

The song is difficult to tab because of how fast the chords change, especially the bridge, but this is my best take at it.  I play it with CAPO 1, but if you would rather not use a capo,  just add (#) to each chord.

Song | Something Beautiful CAPO 1
Album | The Outsiders
Artist | Needtobreathe

Intro:
C   F  C   (2x)

Verse 1:
C                    F        C
In your ocean, I’m ankle deep
C                      F      C
I feel the waves crashin’ on my feet
C                         F          Am
It’s like I know where I need to be
G                                          F
But I can’t figure out, yeah I can’t figure out

C                           F             C
Just how much air I will need to breathe
C               F              C
When your tide rushes over me
C             F        Am
There’s only one way to figure out
G                                           F
Will you let me drown, will you let me drown

Chorus 1:
C                                 F
Hey now, this is my desire
Am                            G
Consume me like a fire, ’cause I just want something beautiful
C                                                F
To touch me, I know that I’m in reach
Am                                              G
‘Cause I am down on my knees, I’m waiting for something beautiful
C         F          Am          G                                      C
Oh oh, Oh oh, oh-oh-oh something beautiful

Verse 2:
And the water is risin’ quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can’t be sure when it will subside
So I won’t leave your side, no I can’t leave your side

Chorus 2:
C                                 F
Hey now, this is my desire
Am                            G
Consume me like a fire, ’cause I just want something beautiful
C                                                F
To touch me, I know that I’m in reach
Am                                              G
‘Cause I am down on my knees, I’m waiting for something beautiful
C         F          Am          G                                      C
Oh oh, Oh oh, oh-oh-oh something beautiful    (Repeat last line)

Bridge:
C       F C               C                    F    C
In a daydream, I couldn’t live like this
C                                  G
I wouldn’t stop until I found something beautiful
C            F    C                   C              F   C
When I wake up, And all I want, I have
C                                     G
You know it’s still all I need something beautiful

Chorus 2

I Hope you enjoy the song! I have Something Beautiful from YouTube on the sidebar, just in case you need to hear it.

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  • Moreh July 1, 2013, 7:33 am

    thanks this was really helpful! I need the music for my singing lessons. Needtobreathe is my favorite band! 🙂

  • Katherine June 3, 2013, 12:30 pm

    hey I’m kat I’m eleven and I learned this song on the guitar. I played it for my mom and she cried. We both love this song so thank u for putting it up.

  • chuck November 6, 2012, 8:24 pm

    Their guitars are in a alternate tuning…open C# I belive. I love the bass they produce in their music with acoustic guitars…and alt tuning is how they do it. These guys are awesome!

  • 2nex February 27, 2012, 4:10 am

    I Love u all!! especially lou de may!!!! Praise d lord

  • Kayla February 6, 2012, 6:05 am

    Hello. I love this song, it brings me to tears when i hear it. I am in my car with it turned up so loud and I just sing my hard out and break down crying.

    I love it!

  • Alex m February 2, 2012, 7:10 pm

    Thank u! I listen to this song and many others that they write amd i cannot work without it! It has so helped me! I love that i can play it, but to me it is kind of hard because i am a beginner.

  • Jacob September 15, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Hey I was just wondering is this the picking part as well? We are trying to play this for youth band and it didn’t sound right picking it.

  • mj July 24, 2011, 6:17 am

    love it !!!!!!!!! [the songs r so easy to play.] i have been playing for two years and this website is the easiest one i have seen

    God bless,

  • Jillian July 23, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I loooove this song, just learned it at church camp this past week and instantly knew i wanted to learn how to play it! Great job, thanks 🙂

  • Jrod May 20, 2011, 1:12 am

    Just ran across this site and thought I would add that the actual song is played in dadgad tuning but one more half step down. Awesome song! I have seen them in concert three times. I was about 10 feet from them when they did this song acoustic.

  • Josh T April 13, 2011, 12:17 pm

    This song is absolutely awesome, and these chords are perfect! One thing I saw on another site is that playing capo 5 can sound really good with it too (and change chords to G-C-Em-D)

  • Colton March 31, 2011, 5:42 pm

    Thank you for your input 🙂 But actually when you are playing the “C” chord with a capo on the first fret, the actual chord you are playing is equivalent to a “C#” chord, or “Db”. So if you add (#) to each of these chords that I have listed, that is the actual key of the chord you are playing with a Capo on the 1st fret…I hope that makes sense. 🙂

  • Rachel March 31, 2011, 4:58 pm

    I may be wrong but when you take away the capo you have to move everything down a half step, not up. I think you have to add a flat to everything. But thanks the chords are great!

  • Julie January 7, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Finally, an easier version of this song! Thank you so much! I’ve been searching the internet for a while now!! Bless you all. 😀

  • Kylie in Australia July 27, 2010, 1:48 am

    Hey, Nice work. I just googled about 6 other versions, all were too hard for me to figure out and play the chords. This one sounds the best! Love playin along to it! 😉 I only just discovered Needtobreathe the other day from my friend’s ‘PS I Love You’ soundtrack and ended up downloading 2 of their albums! Love it!

    Bless ya!

  • Colton May 6, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Yeah I Love this song! Thank for the encouragement!
    God Bless!

  • hortman May 6, 2010, 3:44 pm

    Great job….Been looking all over for this song. Keep the Faith.

  • Scott April 19, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Thanks! Played about 3 other version on the net that just were not even close to right until I got here.

    Care to take a stab at that instumental break?

    God Bless!

  • Colton April 18, 2010, 10:32 am

    Your welcome Zack! I’m glad I was able to help. God bless you!

  • Zach April 17, 2010, 9:48 pm

    Hey, Colton, thanks! I appreciate it, God bless you man keep seekin’ His face 🙂 the face of Jesus!

  • Colton April 13, 2010, 9:39 pm

    Your welcome. I love this song. I’m glad I was able to help! New Zealand Huh? I’m all the way in California of the U.S.
    God Bless You Anneke!

  • anneke April 13, 2010, 7:11 pm

    hey, just listened to this song on life fm a radio station here in new zealand… wanted the chords, googled it and found this site 😀
    thanks….

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