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Intro: F Cadd9

Verse 1:
F
It's not true
                   Cadd9
Tell me I’ve been lied to
               F        Cadd9
Crying isn't like you, ooh
 C       F
What the hell did I do?
                 Cadd9
Never been the type to
                   F            Cadd9
Let someone see right through, ooh

Chorus:
F
Baby, won't you take it back?
Dm
Say you were tryna make me laugh
G
And nothing has to change today
                            Am
You didn’t mean to say "I love you"
     C                    F      Cadd9
I love you and I don't want to, ooh

Verse 2:
F
Up all night
            Cadd9
On another red-eye
                     F           Cadd9
We wish we never learned to fly high
F
Maybe we should just try
                      Cadd9
To tell ourselves a good lie
                     F         Cadd9
I didn't mean to make you cry, I

Chorus:
F
Baby, won't you take it back?
Dm
Say you were tryna make me laugh
G
And nothing has to change today
                            Am
You didn’t mean to say "I love you"
     C                    F      Cadd9
I love you and I don't want to, ooh

Bridge:
     Dm
The smile that you gave me
        G                   F
Even when you felt like dying

Outro:
F
We fall apart as it gets dark
Dm
I'm in your arms in Central Park
G
There's nothing you could do or say
                            Am
I can’t escape the way, I love you
         C                 F      Cadd9
I don’t want to, but I love you, ooh
F      C
Ooh, ooh
F     C
Ooh, ooh
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25 Comments

  1. shannon houghtaling

    i pluck the 1st and 2nd strings (at the same time) and follow with plucking the 3rd string

  2. In the chorus when it says
    I didnt mean to say i love you
    I say to rev it up add a g

  3. I feel like there should be a note before the Am in the chorus. Any note suggestions? I can’t find one that sounds right.

  4. adelove03

    the strumming is DDU UDU

  5. instead of cadd9 do cmaj7 its easier and sounds ten times better

  6. your mom

    is it just me, or if i print it out, it cuts off part of the lyrics?

  7. Makaila DeWeerd

    sounds 100% better if you use cmaj7 instead of Cadd9. like SO much better

  8. For the strumming pattern i just pluck 2 and 4 at the same time, and then 1 and 3 and alternate between those. Or i pluck all four at once. For the chorus i just use down strokes but as it builds i tend to catch the strings going up

  9. Danika Romero

    does anyone know the strumming pattern?
    thanks in advance!

  10. I think when playing do D U D U DU, and do C instead of Cadd9

  11. strumming pattern?

  12. uhh the lyrics are wrong… its Maybe wont you take it back and I wish we never learned to fly. also i suggest putting Em instead of Cadd9 or Cmaj7

  13. ilovebillie

    don’t use cadd9 if you are a beginner use g because one of my students said I can’t do cadd9 what other chord could I use. in my opinion, g is better than em or c it sounds the best out of the 3

  14. Guys use cmaj7 instead of cadd9

  15. Cadd9 should actually be replaced by alternating Em and C

    ie)
    F
    It’s not true
    Em
    Tell me I’ve been lied to
    F C
    Crying isn’t like you, ooh
    C F
    What the hell did I do?
    Em
    Never been the type to
    F C
    Let someone see right through, ooh

  16. SuicideDeer

    Cadd7 change it to C and it sounds better

  17. i think instead of Cadd9, you could use Em. it just sounds better in my opinion

  18. trynalearnukulele

    Cmaj7 sounds way better in my opinion than Cadd9

  19. OOOOO

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