Words I Couldn’t Say

When Rascal Flatts took the country music scene by storm they had no idea that any of their songs would eventually be used on soundtracks of Hollywood movies, let alone be a featured performance song in one! That is exactly what happened to one of their hits, Words I Couldn’t Say, which was performed by Leighton Meester in the 2010 movie, Country Strong. It translates really well to a tenor ukulele, or a concert strung with a low G string.

WORDS I COULDN’T SAY – Written by Rascal Flatts © 2006

Leighton Meester version, as heard in the movie Country Strong, 2010.

Suggested strum pattern:  DuDu uDu – quickly

Intro:  C – G – Am – G

[C]  In a [G] book in a box in the [Am] closet, [G]

[C]  In a [G] line in a song I [Am] once heard,  [G]

In a [Dm] moment on a [C] front porch late one [G] June,

In a [Dm] breath inside a [C]whisper beneath the [G]moon,

[C] There it [G] was on the tip of [Am] fingers, [G]

[C] There it [G] was on the tip of [Am] my tongue, [G]

There you [Dm] were and I have [C] never been that [G] far,

There it [Dm] was, the whole world [C] wrapped inside my [Bb] arms,

And I let it all [F] slip a-[G]way!

CHORUS

[C] What do I do now [Bb] that you’re gone?

No [F] backup plan, no [Am] second chance,

and [Dm] no one else to [G7] blame.

[C] All I can hear in the [Bb] silence that re-[F/Dm]-mains

Are the [G] words I couldn’t say [C – G – Am – G]

– 

[C] There’s a [G] rain that will never stop [Am] fallin’, [G]

[C] There’s a [G] wall that I tried to [Am] take down. [G]

What I [Dm] should have said just [C] wouldn’t pass my [G] lips,

So [Dm] I held back, and [C] now we’ve come to [Bb] this….

And it’s [F] too late [G] now!

CHORUS

– 

BRIDGE: (slower, quieter)

Should have [Dm] found a way to [C] tell you how I [G] felt.

Now the [Dm] only one I’m [C] telling is my-[G]self….

CHORUS

[C] What do I [Bb] do? What do I [F] say?

No [F] backup plan, no [Am] second chance,

and [Dm] no one else to [G7] blame.

[C] All I can hear in the [Bb] silence that re-[F/Dm]-mains

Are the [G] words I couldn’t say [C]

What do I [Bb] do? What do I [F] say? 

[Dm] no one else to [G7] blame.

[C] All I can hear in the [Bb] silence that re-[F/Dm]-mains

Are the [G] words I couldn’t say [C – G – Am – G]  [C (harp strum)]

This video clip from the movie is in the same key as above:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s