Upside Down by Jack Johnson | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

Upside Down by the American songwriter Jack Johnson is part of the soundtrack for the movie Curious George. Characterised by a moderate tempo, percussion and a subtle bass line along with soft-spoken vocals supported by acoustic guitars, the song did more than well on the charts, selling an impressive 1 million copies. The song has become a staple number in Jack Johnson’s live setlist.

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Key of the Song: E major

The song is in the Key of E major and makes use of just a few chords. You don’t really need a capo to play this song. The chord progressions employed are as it follows:

I – ii (intro and verses)

The chorus is simply an expansion of the aforementioned chord progression:

I – ii – IV – V

Guitar Chords for Upside Down

E – F#m – A – B

There is a G#m used before the last chorus. It’s simply the same shape for F#m but played two frets away.

Upside Down –  Video Lesson

This is by far the best lesson I’ve found, as it comes quite close to the way the chords are played in the original version:




Upside Down Lyrics with Guitar Chords

E
Who’s to say
E
What’s impossible
F#m
Well they forgot
F#m
This world keeps spinning

E
And with each new day
E                    F#m          F#m
I can feel a change in everything
E                 E
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
F#m                   F#m
But in some ways they remain the same
E                     E
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
F#m
There’s no stopping curiosity
E
Who’s to say

E

What’s impossible

F#m

Well they forgot

F#m

This world keeps spinning

E
And with each new day
E                    F#m          F#m
I can feel a change in everything
E                 E
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
F#m                   F#m
But in some ways they remain the same
E                     E
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
F#m
There’s no stopping curiosity

F#m                             E      F#m

I want to turn the whole thing upside down

A       B                        E       F#m

All finer things they say just can’t be found
A    B                        E         F#m

I’ll share this love I find with everyone

A       B                      E          F#m

We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs

A      B                             E

I don’t want this feeling to go away

E

Who’s to say

E

I can’t do everything

F#m

Well I can try

E

And as I roll along I begin to find

F#m

Things aren’t always just what they seem

F#m                     E     F#m

I want to turn the whole thing upside

A       B                         E      F#m

All finer things they say just can’t be found

A      B                        E       F#m

I’ll share this love I find with everyone

A      B                      E          F#m

We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs

A      B                              G#m        F#m

This world keeps spinning and there’s no time to waste

G#m                  F#m                    B

Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

E          F#m

Upside down

A          B                         E          F#m

Who’s to say what’s impossible and can’t be found

A            B                      E

I don’t want this feeling to go away

 

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