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Abm      B  E
I wanna be alone
Abm                   B         E
Alone with you, does that make sense?
Abm      B          E
I wanna steal your soul
    Abm             B        E
And hide you in my treasure chest

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

           Eb7                E
And let me crawl inside your veins
             Eb7                        E
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
            Dbm   E
Just let me hold you
       Abm B E Abm B E
like a hostage

Abm           B     E
Gold on your fingertips
Abm         B          E
Fingertips against my cheek
Abm         B          E
Gold leaf across your lips
Abm            B       E
Kiss me until I can't speak

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

           Eb7                E
And let me crawl inside your veins
             Eb7                        E
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
            Dbm   E
Just let me hold you
Dbm   E
Hold you
       Abm B E
Like a hostage
       Abm B E 
Like a hostage

Outro -x2-: Abm B E
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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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