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Performer: JoDee Messina 
Words and music: John Scott Sherrill/Kostas
Album: I'm Alright
Submitted by Randy Janka (randy.janka@gtri.gatech.edu)

Because You Love Me

Intro (Piano-then acoustic guitar)

Verse 1
                 A             E
         I don't know how I survived
                 F#m                               E
         In this cold and empty world for all this time
                D              A    E
         I only know that I'm alive
                     D    A
         Because you love me

Verse 2 (Rest of band)
                  A        (/G?)      E
         When I recall what I've been through
                      F#m                         E
         There's some things that I wish I didn't do
               D               A    E
         Now I do the things I do
               D    A
         Because you love me

Chorus
                      D
         And now that you're in my life
                C#m
         I'm so glad I'm alive
                    G#m?          F#m
         'Cause you showed me the way
               C#7                     D   E
         And I know now how good it can be
                     D    A
         Because you love me

Verse 3 (Instrumental)
                 A             E
                 F#m                               D
                D              A    E
                     D    A

Chorus
                      D
         And now that you're in my life
                    C#m
         Oh, I'm so glad I'm alive
                                  F#m
         'Cause you showed me the way
               C#7                 D   E
         And I know now how good it can be
                     D    A
         Because you love me

Verse 4 (Piano, bass, light percussion)
                      A        E
         I believe in things unseen
             F#m                       E
         I believe in the message of a dream
                 D                A    E
         And I believe in what you are
                     D    A
         Because you love me

Verse 5 (Rest of band)
                     A                E
         With all my heart and all my soul
                    F#m                      E
         I'm loving you and I never will let go
                   D               A    E
         And every day I'll let it show
                     D    A
         Because you love me

Closing (Piano only)
                     E    B
         Because you love me
                     D    A
         Because you love me

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Alternative arrangement

From: Linda Hough - The Houghs houghfam4@comcast.net 
 
Because You Love Me
by JoDee Messina
 
Intro:
     Bm/A    A      Bm/A     A       A/D       Bm/D
 
Verse 1
     I don't [A2] know how I survived [E/G#]
     In this [F#m7] cold and empty [/E]world for all this time [C#m7]
     I only [D] that I'm alive[A/C#] [E]
     Because you [Bm/A]love [A]me     E/A    E/A
 
Verse 2 (same chords as Verse 1)
     When I recall what I've been through
      There's some things that I wish I didn't do
     Now I do the things I do
      Because you [Bm/A] love [A]me   D/A    A
 
Chorus
     And now that [D] you're in my life
     I'm so [C#m7] glad I'm alive
     'Cause you [F#m7] showed me the [/E] way
     And I [C#7] know now how [/F] good it can [D] be  [E]
     Because you [Bm/A] love [A] me  [D/A]  [A]
 
Verse 3 (Instrumental)  Same chords as verse 2
 
 
Chorus 
     And now that [D] you're in my life
     I'm so [C#m7] glad I'm alive
     'Cause you [F#m7] showed me the [/E] way
     And I [C#7] know now how [/F] good it can [D] be [E]
     Because you [Bm/A] love [A]   [E/A]  [D/A]
 
Verse 4 (same chords as verse 1)
     I believe in things unseen
     I believe in the message of a dream
     And I believe in what you are
     Because you love me  [E/A] [D/A]
 
Verse 5 (same chords as verse 1)
     With all my heart and all my soul
     I'm loving you and I never will let go
     And every day I'll let it show
     Because you [Bm/A]love [A] me [D/A]  [A]
 
Closing
     Because you [A/D] love [Bm/D] me
     Because you [Bm/A] love [A2] me.

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