AJR - The Trick: Guitar Chords

Learn to play "The Trick" on your guitar with our detailed chord guide and lyrics. This page provides everything you need to perform this song on the guitar, including lyrics integrated with chords, chord diagrams, and a key transposer to match your vocal range.

Learn The Trick Guitar Chords and Lyrics by AJR

This section will guide you through each part of the song, providing the guitar chords placed directly above the lyrics for easy playing. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, these elements will help you perform "The Trick" smoothly on your guitar.

For easier playing, use our Simplify Chords feature to remove difficult chords like barre.

D       F#m      G          D
I got a dog and my dog can dance
Bm           D          G            Em
Just not in public and not with my friends
D        F#m       G           D
I got a girl and she's twenty-eight
Bm           D              G            D
Now I'm the coolest guy in all of eight grade

I know a kid that you've never met
His dad is a rock star, we smoked in his van
I know a trick, do you wanna see?
I can be anything that I pretend to be

We'll get out of this
D        A
We'll get out of this too
I'm not proud of this
D             A
But I'm not proud of the truth
And if you'll run away from me
D          A               G
Then I'll use my trick on you
      Em  F#m  G         D
The truth is that I'm screwed

I went to France and danced in the rain
Then told you all about it on our first date
My dad doesn't lie, so you can't meet my dad
'Cause you fell in love with the me that went to France

We'll get out of this, we'll get out of this too
I'm not proud of this, but I'm not proud of the truth
And if you run from me
Then I'll use my trick on you
The truth is that we're screwed

We'll get out of this, 'cause I love you, I do
We'll get out of this, 'cause I love you, it's true
But if you're doubting this
If you're doubting that I do
Then oh my God, I'm screwed

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Simplify chords by removing barre

Guitar Chord Diagrams


Guitar chord A


Guitar chord D


Guitar chord Em


Guitar chord F#m


Guitar chord G


Guitar chord Bm

Here you can see detailed diagrams for each guitar chord used in the song. Utilize our key transposer to adjust the chords to a key that better fits your singing range. Simply select the desired key, and the chords throughout this page will update automatically, ensuring you can play and sing comfortably.

If you are also interested in learning how to play "The Trick" on the ukulele, check out the chords on our sister site: Ukulele Chords for "The Trick" by AJR.