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Extreme – More Than Words

“More Than Words” is a ballad songs written and originally performed by the rock band Extreme. Playin by Nuno Bettencourt (acoustic guitar) and the vocals of Gary Cherone (with harmony vocals from Bettencourt). This single Released in 90’s on the album Extreme II: Pornograffiti, the song marked a departure from the funk metal that had permeated the band’s style previous to its release.

The song about song warning that the phrase “I love you” was becoming meaningless: “People use it so easily and so lightly that they think you can say that and fix everything, or you can say that and everything’s OK. Sometimes you have to do more and you have to show it – there’s other ways to say ‘I love you

Extreme – More Than Words Video

Music video by Extreme performing More Than Words. (C) 2004 A&M Records
Extreme – More Than Words Video here

Extreme – More Than Words Lyrics

“More Than Words”

Saying “I love you”
Is not the words
I want to hear from you
It’s not that I want you
Not to say
But if you only knew

How easy
It would be to
Show me how you feel
More than words
Is all you have to do
To make it real
Then you wouldn’t
Have to say
That you love me
Cause I’d already know

What would you do?
If my heart
Was torn in two
More than words
To show you feel
That your love
For me is real
What would you say
If I took
Those words away
Then you couldn’t
Make things new,
Just by saying
“I love you”
More than words,
More than words

Now that I’ve tried to
Talk to you
And make you understand
All you have to do
Is close your eyes
And just reach out your hands

And touch me
Hold me close
Don’t ever let me go
More than words
Is all I ever
Needed you to show
Then you wouldn’t
Have to say
That you love me
Cause I’d already know

What would you do if my heart was torn in two
More than words to show you feel
That your love for me is real
What would you say if I took those words away
Then you couldn’t make things new
Just by saying I love you

La di da, da di da, di dai dai da
More than words

La di da, da di da, di dai dai da
More than words

La di dai, dai dai, di dai dai da
La la di da da da

La di dai dai da
La la da da
More than words

Oooh uuuuh uuuh
Uuh

More than words

Extreme – More Than Words Guitar Tabs

Tabs :

Hey, this is my first tab to put out, so I hope you like it. I listened
to the song for a real long time to get it right. I hope you have fun
learning this song cause i did.

Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb (standerd 1/2 step down)
Extreme / More Than Words

INTRO:

G G/B Cadd9 Am7 C Dsus4 G
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---3-------3-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0---2---3-----|
B:---3-x-3---3-x-3-|---3-x---3-3-x-1-|---1-x-1-1-1-x-1-|---1-x-3---3-x-3-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x-0-0-0-x-0-|---0-x-2---2-x-0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x---0---x---|
A:-------2-------3-|-------3---3---0-|-------0-------3-|-----------------|
E:-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|

G/B Cadd9 Am7 C Dsus4 G
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---3-------3-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0---2---3-----|
B:---3-x-3---3-x-3-|---3-x---3-3-x-1-|---1-x-1-1-1-x-1-|---1-x-3---3-x-3-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x-0-0-0-x-0-|---0-x-2---2-x-0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x---0---x---|
A:-------2-------3-|-------3---3---0-|-------0-------3-|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|

This is the verse tab:

sayin' I love you is not the words I want to hear from
G G/B Cadd9 Am7 C Dsus4 G
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---3-------3-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0---2---3-----|
B:---3-x-3---3-x-3-|---3-x---3-3-x-1-|---1-x-1-1-1-x-1-|---1-x-3---3-x-3-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x-0-0-0-x-0-|---0-x-2---2-x-0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x---0---x---|
A:-------2-------3-|-------3---3---0-|-------0-------3-|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|

you it's not that I want to not to say but if you only
G/B Cadd9 Am7 C Dsus4 Em
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---3-------3-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0-----3-0-----|---0---2---3-----|
B:---3-x-3---3-x-3-|---3-x---3-3-x-1-|---1-x-1-1-1-x-1-|---1-x-3---3-x-0-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x-0-0-0-x-0-|---0-x-2---2-x-0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x---0---x---|
A:-------2-------3-|-------3---3---0-|-------0-------3-|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|

knew how easy it would be to show me how you
Em/B C D G D/F# Em
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---0-------0-----|---0-----3-0-----|-2-----2---2---3-|-------3---2-----|
B:---0-x-0---0-x-1-|---1-x---1-1-x---|-3---x-3---3-x-3-|---3---3---3---0-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x---|-2---x-2---2-x-0-|---0---2---2---0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0---x-0---0-x---|---0-------------|
A:-------2-------3-|-------3---3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|---3---2---2---0-|

feel more than words is all you have to do to make it real
C Am7 D G7 G7/B C
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---0-------0-----|---0-----3-0-----|-2-----2---2---1-|---1-------1-----|
B:---0-x-----1-x-1-|---1-x---1-1-x---|-3---x-3---3-x-0-|---0---0---0---1-|
G:---0-x-----0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x---|-2---x-2---2-x-0-|---0---0---0---0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0---x-0---0-x---|---0-------------|
A:-------3-------0-|-------0---0---0-|-----------------|-------2-------3-|
E:-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|---3-------------|

then you wouldn't have to say that you love me cause
Am7 G G6 Em G/B Em G/B
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---0-----3-0-----|---3-----3-0-----|---3-----3-0---3-|---3---3---3-----|
B:---1-x---1-1-x-1-|---1-x---1-1-x---|---3-x---3-3-x-3-|-x-3-x-3-x-3-x---|
G:---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x---|---0-x---0-0-x-0-|-x-0-x-0-x-0-x---|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x-2-|-x---x-2-x---x---|
A:-------3-------0-|-------0---0-----|-----------------|---2-------2-----|
E:-----------------|---------------3-|---------3-3-----|-----------------|

I'd already...
C D
+ + + + + + + +
e:-^0---------------|-^2---------------|
B:-^1---------------|-^3---------------|
G:-^0---------------|-^2---------------|
D:-^2---------------|-^0---------------|
A:-^3---------------|------------------|
E:------------------|------------------|

This is the chorus tab:

know what would you do if my heart were torn in two
G G/B G G/B D C G/B Am7 C
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---3-------3-----|---3-------3-----|-----2---2-2-----|-----------3-----|
B:---3-x-3---3-x-3-|---3-x-3---3-x---|-3---3---3-3---1-|-x-0-x---1-1-x-1-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x-0---0-x---|-2---2---2-2---0-|-x-0-x-0-----x-0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0-------0-0-----|-x---x-------x---|
A:-------2---------|-------2---------|---------------3-|---2---0-------3-|
E:-3-------------3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

more than words to show you feel that your love for me is
G/B Am7 D D7 G
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---0-----0-0---0-|---0---0---3---0-|---0-----3-0---2-|---2---2---2-----|
B:---1-x---1-1-x-1-|---1-x-1-x-3-x-1-|---1-x---1-1-x-3-|-x-3-x-1-x-1-x---|
G:---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x-0-x-0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x-2-|-x-2-x-2-x-2-x---|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x---x---x---|-----x-------x-0-|-x-0-x-0-x-0-x---|
A:---------3-3---3-|---3---3---2---0-|---0-----0-0-----|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|

real what would you say if I took those words away
G/B G G/B D C G/B Am7 C
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---3-------3-----|---3-------3-----|-----2---2-2-----|-----------3-----|
B:---3-x-3---3-x-3-|---3-x-3---3-x---|-3---3---3-3---1-|-x-0-x---1-1-x-1-|
G:---0-x-0---0-x-0-|---0-x-0---0-x---|-2---2---2-2---0-|-x-0-x-0-----x-0-|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0-------0-0-----|-x---x-------x---|
A:-------2---------|-------2---------|---------------3-|---2---0-------3-|
E:---------------3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

then you couldn't make things new just by sayin' I love you
G/B Am7 D
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
e:---0-----0-0---0-|---0---0---3---0-|---0-----3-0---^2-|-----------------|
B:---1-x---1-1-x-1-|---1-x-1-x-3-x-1-|---1-x---1-1-x-^3-|-----------------|
G:---0-x---0-0-x-0-|---0-x-0-x-0-x-0-|---0-x---0-0-x-^2-|-----------------|
D:-----x-------x---|-----x---x---x---|-----x-------x-^0-|-----------------|
A:---------3-3---3-|---3---3---2---0-|---0-----0-0------|-----------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

Extreme - More Than Words Guitar Lesson Video

Oh yeah, Jamie Humphries teaches you how to play the acoustic Extreme (Nuno Bettencourt & Gary Cherone) song More Than Words. In this lesson you will learn how to play the intro chords and rhythm. unfortunately it just for intro :D

3 comments

  1. i Like this song…

    maybe u can add the guitar Tabs for a song you share…
    (juz my opinion)

    but thanks anyway

  2. nice song and i like so so much the extreme. thanks for the share

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