Torn è un singolo inciso nel 1995 dalla band americana di Los Angeles Ednaswap per il loro eponimo disco d’esordio e promosso come secondo singolo estratto da esso. In origine era stato composto due anni prima da alcuni membri prima ancora che la band si fosse formata e già registrato, nel 1993, in lingua danese dalla cantante Brændt (in altre parole fu oggetto di cover già due anni prima la sua uscita!).
Da subito è stato oggetto di altri molteplici rifacimenti, il più celebre dei quali è quello di Natalie Imbruglia del 1997, primo singolo dal suo album di debutto Left Of The Middle. Curiosamente, la cover della Imbruglia è musicalmente pressochè ricalcata sulla versione originale danese.
In una classifica dedicata, stilata dal magazine musicale Q nel 2012, è stata eletta la migliore canzone pop di sempre. Stando invece alle statistiche della classifica Billboard americana invece Torn si piazza al 26esimo posto tra le hit pop radiofoniche del ventennio 1992-2012.

Testo, accordi e tablatur per chitarra dell’assolo in slide.

Torn Guitar Chords Tab Accordi Tablatura per Chitarra

Intro: F   Bb   F   Gm

Verse 1:
          F                                      Am
            I thought I saw a man brought to life
                                                     Bb
            He was warm, he came around like he was dignified

            He showed me what it was to cry
          F                                       Am
            Well you couldn't be that man I adored

            You don't seem to know 
                                         Bb
            Don't seem to care what your heart is for 

            But I don't know him anymore 

Pre Chorus 1:
                         Dm
                 There's nothing where he used to lie 
                C 
                 My conversation has run dry 
               Am
                 That's what's going on 
               C                       
                 Nothing's fine
                       F 
                 I'm torn

Chorus 1:
          (F)                    C                Dm
             I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
                               Bb                         F
             I'm cold and I am shamed, lying naked on the floor 
                               C                      Dm
                Illusion never changed, into something real 
                                Bb                              F
             I'm wide awake and I can see, the perfect sky is torn
                              C                  Dm  (C)  Bb
             You're a little late, I'm already torn 

Verse 2:
          F                                      Am
            So I guess the fortune teller's right
                                                                Bb
            I should have seen just what was there and not some holy light

            But you crawl beneath my veins and now

Pre Chorus 2:                          
                 Dm
                 I don't care, I have no luck
               C
                 I don't miss it all that much 
               Am
                 There's just so many things
               C
                 That I can't touch
                     F
                 I'm torn

Chorus 2:
          (F)                    C                Dm
             I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
                               Bb                         F
             I'm cold and I am shamed, lying naked on the floor 
                               C                      Dm
                Illusion never changed, into something real 
                                Bb                              F
             I'm wide awake and I can see, the perfect sky is torn
                              C                  Dm  (C)  Bb
             You're a little late, I'm already torn 

Bridge:
             Dm  (C)  Bb       Dm            F         C
           Torn...             Ooooh...  Hoo ooooh...  Ooooh

Pre Chorus 3:
                         Dm
                 There's nothing where he used to lie 
                C 
                 My conversation has run dry 
               Am
                 That's what's going on 
               C                       
                 Nothing's right
                       F 
                 I'm torn

Chorus 3:

          (F)                    C                Dm
             I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
                               Bb                         F
             I'm cold and I am shamed, lying naked on the floor 
                               C                      Dm
             Illusion never changed, into something real 
                                Bb                              F
             I'm wide awake and I can see, the perfect sky is torn
                                 C                Dm    
             I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
                               Bb                              F
             I'm cold and I am shamed, bound and broken on the floor
                              C                  Dm  (C)  Bb
             You're a little late, I'm already torn 

Outro:
          Dm   C
          Torn...

Solo (Slide):

E|-----------------|--10-\-5~~~~~~~--|-----------------|--10-\-5~~~~~~~--|
B|--6-/-13~~~~~~~--|-----------------|--6-/-13~~~~~~~--|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 

E|-----------------|--10/13\10~\5~~--|-----------------|--10-\-5~~~~~~~--|
B|--6-/-13~~~~~~~--|-----------------|--6-/-13~~~~~~~--|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

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