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Luka by Suzanne Vega_Ukulele Chords

by Per Kjeller
Luka Ukulele Chords by Suzanne Vega

Luka Ukulele Chords by Suzanne Vega. The chords used in this song are: G, Dsus4, Csus2, Emin9, D. You can change the key of the song for free, as needed.

Luka Ukulele Chords by Suzanne Vega

The original recording is in the key of Gb. The guitars are tuned down a half-step.

INTRO:

G       Dsus4                Csus2               Dsus4             x2

Emin9              D      Emin9            D      Csus2              Dsus4                Csus2                Dsus4          

VERSE 1:

GMy name is Dsus4LukaCsus2I live on the Dsus4second floorGI live upDsus4stairs from youCsus2Yes I think you’ve Dsus4seen me before
PRE 1:
Emin9If you hear Dsomething late at nightEmin9Some kind of Dtrouble some kind of Csus2fight
CHORUS 1:
Just don’t Dsus4ask me what it wasCsus2Just don’t Dsus4ask me what it wasCsus2Just don’t Dsus4ask me what it was
VERSE 2:
GI think it’s Dsus4because I’m clumsyCsus2I try not to Dsus4talk too loudGMaybe it’s beDsus4cause I’m crazyCsus2I try not to Dsus4act too proud
PRE 2:
Emin9They only Dhit until you crEmin9yAfter Dthat you don’t ask Csus2why
CHORUS 2:
You just don’t Dsus4argue anymoreCsus2You just don’t Dsus4argue anymoreCsus2You just don’t Dsus4argue anymore
SOLO:
G      Dsus4              Csus2              Dsus4               x2
VERSE 3:
GYes I Dsus4think I’m okayCsus2Walked into the Dsus4door againGIf you Dsus4ask that’s what I’ll sayCsus2And it’s not your Dsus4business anywaEmin9y
PRE 3:
I guess I’d Dlike to be alEmin9oneWith nothing Dbroken nothing Csus2thrown
CHORUS 3:
Just don’t Dsus4ask me how I am
Csus2Just don’t Dsus4ask me how I amCsus2Just don’t Dsus4ask me how I am
VERSE 4:
GMy name is Dsus4LukaCsus2I live on the Dsus4second floorGI live upDsus4stairs from youCsus2Yes I think you’ve Dsus4seen me before
PRE 4:
Emin9If you hear Dsomething late at nightEmin9Some kind of D/F#trouble some kind of Csus2fight
CHORUS 4:
Just don’t Dsus4ask me what it wasCsus2Just don’t Dsus4ask me what it wasCsus2Just don’t Dsus4ask me what it Emin9was
PRE 5:
They only Dhit until you crEmin9yAnd after Dthat you don’t ask Csus2why
CHORUS 5:
You just don’t Dsus4argue anymoreCsus2You just don’t Dsus4argue anymoreCsus2You just don’t Dsus4argue anymore
OUTRO:
G      Dsus4                Csus2                Dsus4              x2

Emin9              D      Emin9               D      Csus2                Dsus4                Csus2                Dsus4               G  

 


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“Luka” by Suzanne Vega is a poignant and powerful song that addresses the issue of child abuse with sensitivity and insight. Released in 1987 as part of her album “Solitude Standing,” “Luka” quickly became one of Vega’s most well-known and critically acclaimed songs.

The song tells the story of a young boy named Luka who is living with domestic violence and abuse. Through Vega’s evocative lyrics and haunting melody, listeners are drawn into Luka’s world, experiencing the pain and turmoil he faces on a daily basis. Despite the heavy subject matter, Vega’s delivery is gentle yet compelling, conveying both empathy and a sense of urgency.

One of the striking aspects of “Luka” is its simplicity. The song features sparse instrumentation, primarily driven by Vega’s acoustic guitar and subdued vocals. This minimalist approach allows the focus to remain on the storytelling, enabling listeners to fully immerse themselves in Luka’s narrative.

The Cherrytree House version of “Luka,” recorded in a more intimate and stripped-down setting, offers a fresh perspective on the song. In this rendition, Vega’s vocals take center stage, conveying the emotional depth of the lyrics with even greater clarity and nuance. The acoustic arrangement highlights the beauty and poignancy of the song, underscoring its timeless relevance and universal themes.

Overall, “Luka” stands as a testament to Suzanne Vega’s talent as a songwriter and storyteller. It’s a song that not only resonates on a personal level but also serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of empathy and understanding in addressing issues of abuse and trauma. Whether in its original form or as part of the Cherrytree House sessions, “Luka” continues to captivate and inspire listeners with its raw honesty and emotional resonance.

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