Words & Music:

Neil Sanderson, Adam Gontier, Brad Walst,

Gavin Brown & Barry Stock (Three Days Grace)


This is fully tabbed in both the initial issue of Guitar Edge and the May 2007 issue of Guitar One.  It is originally in Em with the guitar in drop D tuning (D A D G B E)



Am    C              F             E

Pain, without love.  Pain, I can't get enough.

Am      C

Pain, I like it rough.

F                                E  [etc.]

'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all.


You're sick of feeling down.  You're not the only one.

I'll take you by the hand,

And I'll show you a world that you can understand.


This life is filled with hurt when happiness doesn't work.

Trust me and take my hand

When the lights go out you will understand.


CHORUS:  [2x]


Anger and agony are better than misery.

Trust me, I've got a plan.

When the lights go off you will understand.


CHORUS:  [2x]



E                                    F           E/G

I know (I know, I know, I know, I know) that you're wounded.

E                                              F       E/G

You know (You know, you know, you know) that I'm here to save you.

E                                                  F      E/G

You know (You know, you know, you know, you know) I'm always here for you.

E                                         F        E/G

I know (I know, I know, I know) that you'll thank me later.


CHORUS:   [3x]


F                      E

Rather feel pain than nothing at all.  [2x]

F            E

Rather feel pain...

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