difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5

Chords in this song

Bbm chordAm chordAm6 chordBm chordC chordC6 chordCm chordEm chordG chord

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GG chord
BmBm chord      BbmBbm chord
C6C6 chord
Hair in your mouth
Am6Am6 chord
Feet touching feet
   GG chord
Oh you
    BmBm chord   BbmBbm chord
and I
C6C6 chord           AmAm chord
Safe from the world
           Am6Am6 chord
Though the world will try
  CC chord                  CmCm chord
Oh, I'm afraid of the things in my brain
    GG chord          EmEm chord
But we can stay here
    CC chord              Am6Am6 chord
And laugh away the fear
GG chord
BmBm chord
   BbmBbm chord C6C6 chord
You cre-ate a rarity
      Am6Am6 chord
Of my genuine smiles so
GG chord
        BmBm chord
Breathe with me
   BbmBbm chord  C6C6 chord              AmAm chord
Can you drink all my thoughts
       Am6Am6 chord                GG chord
'Cause I can't stand the-em
BmBm chord   BbmBbm chord
C6C6 chord   AmAm chord
Am6Am6 chord
Oh, oh, oh
GG chord
BmBm chord
    BbmBbm chord    C6C6 chord
I've pinned each and every hope on you
  Am6Am6 chord                            CC chord
I hope that you don't bleed with me
                  CmCm chord
I'm afraid of the things in my brain
     GG chord         EmEm chord
But we can stay here
    CC chord           Am6Am6 chord
And laugh away the fear
GG chord            BmBm chord
BbmBbm chord  C6C6 chord      AmAm chord
Am6Am6 chord          GG chord

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.


  • frid says:

    +5 is pretty easy, but i find it easiest to just do C, Em, Dm, G in the verse and G instead of Dm6 in the chorus if you want a really simple version

  • Eli says:

    Ahhhhhh I can’t explain how happy this makes me!!! Dodie is my queen.

  • succulent-elly says:

    what’s that all over my floor? oh,,, it’s my tears

  • Madikp71 says:

    what do you play for the c6?

  • brendone says:

    Anyone else think the C6 sounds wrong?

    • Anna says:

      It is actually supposed to. In a video on her second channel doddlevloggle she explains the song as a problematic relationship and that chord is to show the problems breaking through but it going back to normal. You should check out the video it can really change your view of the song!

  • toxic.ity says:

    Im fairly certain its D7 instead of Am6

  • kittykattykathy says:

    I played D instead of a6 I think it sounds better?

  • kittykattykathy says:

    D instead of Am6, play C not C6

  • Angel says:

    Just a tip- you can tune a soprano/concert ukulele down to baritone tuning and play it the exact same as Dodie does, I learnt it that way and by watching her hands and matching it to the sound of the chords and I got an exact match!

  • amira says:

    what are the intro chords before she starts singing? its g then 2 other chords

    • luca says:

      I play the G, then keep my ring finger on the third fret and play the fifth then third fret on the bottom string with my pinky, using the g ea ea picking pattern. I think it matches pretty close to the recording. :)

  • EllatrixLestrange says:

    I watched the music video on Dodie’s vevo. I’m not scarred in the best way possible.

  • Charlotte says:

    Does anyone know the strumming for it?

    • Just helpin' out says:

      It’s not a strumming pattern but a picking pattern. If you’re playing this on a soprano uke or a concert you want to pick the C string and then E and A at the same time if that makes any sense.

    • Emily says:

      You actually can strum the first string then strum the next three.. it sounds close to what she plays with out plucking

  • Ukereyle says:

    A good picking thing I’ve made up – finger the chords but pick the c string once and then the e and a string at the same time, twice

  • kalaniopua says:

    It sounds nice if you pick the c string then e and a strings together twice. So like c (ea) (ea) c (ea) (ea). When you get to the part where it goes from Bm to Bbm, pick (ea) once on the Bm and then once on the Bbm, instead of twice on the Bm. If that makes sense.

  • el says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this doesn’t sound right ???

  • iplayukecausedodie says:

    To everyone saying certain chords sound wrong, they are not. They fit if you do the right picking pattern. Bottom three strings only. I think it’s how she plays it. Same as Tourist/alsfn picking.

  • floweryglow says:

    this is so perfect i’m crying

  • StubbyIsANerd says:

    If you play on baritone, then transpose +5 and do the ukulele fingering

  • TwentyOneUkes says:

    If you are doing the specific strumming pattern Dodie did then you don’t need the Am :)

  • Smol Child says:

    I think what works best for this song is if you pluck the c string once and then the e and a strings together twice. and just repeat that through the whole song.

  • Ava says:

    I personally love this so much!!! the cords are easier tan I thought they would be :) tysm!!!

  • Allycat7 says:

    Is there an alternate chord instead of Bbm, whenever I try and play it it doesn’t sound right

  • Daniel Howell says:

    I personally like to play it on -2 with a capo on the second fret I think it sounds beautiful that way. Wonderful song.

  • Keira says:

    I play it on +2, although I did change one chord.

  • Mae says:

    For those commenting saying that the Am6 or the C6 sounds wrong, it is because she is plucking throughout the whole song now strumming. For Am6 she is plucking the C string then the G string and E string simultaneously, and for C6 she is plucking the same strings (C, then G and E together). Hope this helps!

  • lukelele says:

    something that sounds fairly good: plucking E A throughout the whole song which can be done without the chords. if that’s the sound you’re going for

  • raye says:

    I personally think that this song sounds better with one single strum for each note. You can play it the way dodie does or the other’s suggestions, but I personally feel this song only needs one strum. It is such a soft song (if you get what I’m trying to say) that you can just use mostly your voice.


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  • Anjaaaaaaaaaaa says:

    I usually just play D instead of Am6 (it’s easier and it sounds better to me)

  • Ellie says:

    An easy way to play is
    F, Am, Bb, C
    All the way through except at ‘im Afraid of the things in my brain, but we can stay here and laugh away the fear’ could be Bb, Bbm, F, C
    This makes it easier for me and I hope it helps you :)

  • olive says:

    u forgot that lil “mhm” at the very end

  • thisisnotapipe says:

    i believe that plucking the g (first) string and then the c,e and a (last three) works perfectly and sounds almost exactly like dodie’s, but you may recall she is playing on a baritone. on a concert ot soprano it sounds better if you pluck the c and then the a and e.

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