David Cook – Light On

This video is requested from GuitarTutee.
Standard Tuning:

Never really said too much

Afraid it wouldn’t be enough

Just try to keep my spirits up

Dm E
When there’s no point in grieving

Doesn’t matter anyway

Words could never make me stay

Words will never take my place

Dm E
When you know I’m leaving


Try to leave a light on when I’m gone

G Dm
Something I rely on to get home

One I can feel at night

C Am G
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone

G Dm
Even in the daylight, shine on

F Am
And when it’s late at night you can look


You won’t feel so alone


You know we’ve been down that road

What seems a thousand times before

G Dm

My back to a closing door and my eyes to

the seasons

That roll out underneath my heels

And you don’t know how bad it feels

G Dm E
To leave the only one that I have ever

believed in


Am – C – G – Dm
*Guitar solo*

Sometimes it feels like we’ve run out of


Bm Em D
When the signal keeps on breaking up

When the wires cross in my brain

You’ll start my heart again

Dsus A
When I come along, yeeaah



  1. I was just listening to that song and I think some of the chords you’re using are actually different in the song.

    In the verses, I hear an Am, C, G, “F”, E, then Am, C, G, “Dm”, E. Where I put the “F”, you play a Dm. And for the second portion of the verses, I have heard two different chords being played simultaneously. Where I have the “Dm”, I hear the piano playing a Dm but I hear the guitar playing an F arpeggio.

    For the chorus and instrumental, you and I have the same thing.

    For the bridge, I hear D/F#, D/A, G, “B”, B/A, Em, D then C, G, “Asus”, A. I’ve added all the bass notes for the first part of the bridge. Where I have the “B”, I notice you play a Bm. Where I have the “Asus”, I notice you are playing Dsus.

    Try playing it again with some of the things I’ve mentioned and let me know how it comes out for you.

  2. Awesome!…this website is the 1st one I’ve checked for light on song…great…about the 1st comment..yeah i noticed “F” and “Dm” will fit it well …so what’s the original??
    Love David Cook…no one will able to duplicate that awesome voice of his…this is the only song I can’t manage to sing well…i couldn’t sing “words could never make me stay” without breaking my voice!…haha..truly gifted voice he has!

  3. you guys are great!
    hope to see videos from david cook and david archuleta.

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  5. some chords are wrong
    Dm should be F
    damn it!!!!

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