Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
A E/A A E A A E/A
Verse 1AIf I could write a letter to E/Ame and Asend it back in time to EmyAself at 17 First I'd Dprove it's me by saying look Aunder your bed There's a BmSkoal can and a Playboy no one Eelse would know you hid And Athen I'd say I know it's E/Atough when you Abreak up after seven EmoAnths And yeah, I Dknow you really liked her, and it jusCt don't seem fair All BmI can say is pain like that is Efast, and it's rare.
Chorus 1And Aoh, you gotG so much goF♯ming for you, goAing right But DI know at A17, it's Bmhard to see past EFriday night AShe wasn't rigGht for you And F♯mstill you feel like Athere's a knife Dsticking out of Ayour back And you're Bmwondering if Eyou'll survive DYou'll make it Athrough this and you'll Bmsee AYou're still Daround to write this Eletter to Ame. E A
Verse 2AAt the stop sign at Tomlinson and E/AEighth Aalways stop completely E/ADon't just tap your brakes And when you Dget a date with Bridgett make surCe the tank is full On Bmsecond thought forget it that one Eturns out kinda cool AEach and every time you have a E/Afight Just Aassume you're wrong and dad is E/Aright And you should Dreally thank Ms. Brinkman she spent Aso much extra time It's like she Bmsees the diamond underneath And she's Epolishin you 'til you shine
Chorus 2And Aoh, you gotG so much goiF♯mng for you, goAing right But I Dknow at A17 it's Bmhard to see past EFriday night ATonight's the bonGfire rally buF♯mt you're staying hoAme instead Because Dif you fail Aalgebra, Bmmom and dadll Ekill you dead DTrust me you'll squeak Aby and get aBm C AAnd you're still Daround to write this Eletter to Ame AYou've got so much Eup Aahead You'll Dmake new Afriends, you should Dsee youCr kidEs and wiAfe
Verse 3AAnd I'd end by saying Ehave no F♯mfear These are DnowherCe neaBmr theA besGt years ofD your liEfe I guess I'll Dsee you in the mirror When youC're a grown man PBm.S. go hug Aunt Rita Eevery chance you can
Chorus 3And Aoh, you gotG so much goiF♯mng for you, goAing right But DI know at A17, it's Bmhard to see past EFriday night AI wish you'd stuGdy Spanish F♯mI wish you'd take a typing Aclass DI wish you wouldn't Aworry, let it Bmbe AHey, I'd say Dhave a little faiCth, and you'll seBme E If AI could write a letter to E/Ame, to Ame... E A A