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This song was written by Bryan Adams and songwriter Jim Vallance. This is one of their first hits during their early career. When I hear this song it also reminds me of their song “Summer of 69” – which is to date, their most famous and well-known song.
Cuts Like a Knife became the highest-charting song from the album which by the way is the same title as the song. The song is so good, it almost always appears on Bryan Adams compilation and greatest hits albums.
How to Play Cuts Like A Knife
Cuts Like A Knife
verse 1:(repeat D | G Cadd2 for verses)
D G C(add2) D G (Caad2)
Drivin home this evening,I could of sworn we had it all worked out.
You had this boy believin’ way beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Then I heard it on the street, I heard you might have found somebody new.
Well who is he baby ?
Who is he and tell me what he means to you ?
I took it all for granted,
Bm C(add2) G
But how was I to know that you’d be letting go.
D G C(add2)
Now it cuts like a knife,
D G C(add2)
But it feels so right.
D G C(add2) D G C(add2)
It cuts like a knife but it feels so right
There’s time I’ve been mistaken
There’s times I thought I’d been misunderstood
So wait a minute darlin’.
Can’t you see we did the best we could?
This wouldn’t be the first time
Things have go astray
Now you’ve thrown it all away.