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Bbm      Db  Gb
I wanna be alone
Bbm                   Db         Gb
Alone with you, does that make sense?
Bbm      Db          Gb
I wanna steal your soul
    Bbm             Db        Gb
And hide you in my treasure chest

Bbm           Db       Gb
I don't know what to do
   Bbm                Db     Gb
To do with your kiss on my neck
Bbm           Db          Gb
I don't know what feels true
    Bbm                  Db      Gb
But this feels right so stay a sec
      Bbm                Db      Gb
Yeah, you feel right so stay a sec

           F7                Gb
And let me crawl inside your veins
             F7                        Gb
I'll build a wall, give you a ball and chain

It's not like me to be so mean
You're all I wanted
            Ebm   Gb
Just let me hold you
       Bbm Db Gb Bbm Db Gb
like a hostage

Bbm           Db     Gb
Gold on your fingertips
Bbm         Db          Gb
Fingertips against my cheek
Bbm         Db          Gb
Gold leaf across your lips
Bbm            Db       Gb
Kiss me until I can't speak

Bbm           Db          Gb
Gold chain beneath your shirt
    Bbm                 Db       Gb
The shirt that you let me wear home
Bbm              Db         Gb
Gold's fake and real love hurts
    Bbm                 Db   Gb
And nothing hurts when I'm alone
     Bbm                 Db     Gb
When you're with me and we're alone

           F7                Gb
And let me crawl inside your veins
             F7                        Gb
I'll build a wall, give you a ball and chain
It's not like me to be so mean
You're all I wanted
            Ebm   Gb
Just let me hold you
Ebm   Gb
Hold you
       Bbm Db Gb
Like a hostage
       Bbm Db Gb 
Like a hostage

Outro -x2-: Bbm Db Gb
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  1. Thanks! Sounds EXACTLY right at 0 and is really easy. Personally, instead of F on the very last “hold you”, I play E7. The actual song is just down on each chord once, no strumming pattern required. The “like a hostage” part is played just like the verses ((Am for 2 beats, C for 1 beat, F for 1 beat, rest for 3 beats)).

  2. idontknowanymore

    lol thought i would try on the piano and sounds so good

  3. E7 doesn’t sound right to me

  4. Not exactly sure how to do the “like a hostage” part. I know the chords but not when to strum or not.

  5. Zoe Newland

    how do i do the “like a hostage” part???

    • bellacassinari

      I do it twice down on A and once down on C and F. Hope that helps.

    • if You look at the chords like choral sight reading then the Am chord would be like a dotted quarter note delaying the C chord but keeping the F chord on the beat so if you were to count it out like 1-2-3-4 it would be Am-Am-C-F but I personally don’t play the Am chord on the second beat I think it sounds better that way

    • I do it

  6. if u pluck back and forth the bottom two strings. (switch to bottom and second to top for chorus) it sounds really good thats what i do,, no worry ab strumming pattern

  7. Anonymous Ukulele

    Down… down up (and keep on doing it)

  8. Fairlylocalemo

    You should totally put “My Boy” On here. It’s also by Billie. :)

  9. blueberry

    much much better in -2

  10. Just single down strums

  11. I find that if you do lose strums down, it sound really good

  12. Life would be so much easier if you could include the strumming pattern

  13. It’s just one strum for each I’m pretty sure

  14. Definitely not a hornet

    I just strum downwards and use DDU, UDU for the outro and stuff. I don’t know if that’s actually right though

  15. what is the strumming pattern?

  16. coolbeans15

    loveeeee :,)

  17. I love this song so much. 0 definitely worked the best for me and I could sing along to it very easily. And it sounds more like the song.

  18. Notfrankiero

    Thankyou oml

  19. I freaking love this song.

  20. Such a beautiful song and got me through a hard time in my life.

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