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Intro - x2 -: C E7 F G

           C                         E7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        F                             G
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         C                           E7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         F                               G
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 


       C                          C7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin' 
    F                         Fm
You know that I have from the start 
   C           G
So build me up Buttercup, 
               F     C
Don't break my heart 


          C       G                Bb       F                          
"I'll be over at ten," you told me time and again 
             C          F
But you're late, I wait around and then 
  C           G             Bb       F             
I went to the door, I can't take any more 
         C               F
It's not you, you let me down again


 F    C    Dm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 G    Fm   Em                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 F                 
I'll be home 
        Dm                             G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 G          G
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           C                         E7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        F                             G
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         C                           E7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         F                               G
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       C                          C7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           F                  Fm
You know that I have from the start 
   C                         G
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup, 
               F    C
Don't break my heart 


   C         G         Bb           F          
To you I'm a toy but I could be the boy you 
 C                    F
Adore, if you'd just let me know 
   C            G 
Although you're untrue, 
    Bb           F           C
I'm attracted to you all the more 
         F
Why do I need you so 
           
     
 F    C    Dm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 G    Fm   Em                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 F                 
I'll be home 
        Dm                             G
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 G          G
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           C                         E7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        F                             G
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         C                           E7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         F                               G
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       C                          C7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           F                  Fm
You know that I have from the start 
   C                         G
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup 
               F    Bb G C
Don't break my heart    
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78 Comments

  1. Pho-PhoFoSho

    I used D instead of Dm at “beside the phone”, I think it sounds nicer

  2. lauritirikis

    Does the desert makes me look fat?
    I feel like it does

  3. Love y’all

    For the ooohs, Tyler just mutes the strings and strums. I think it adds a cool effect tbh

  4. love this song so much, it makes me so h a p p y

  5. honeyisntcool

    sounds better with a capo on first fret if youre singing it the octave higher x

  6. Also I have no idea if that made any sense lol. I MEANT D7 NOT DM7 APOLOGIES
    So D7 is bar the second fret and add a finger to the a string on the third fret

  7. Hey just a few of the dm I would change to dm7, so during the heyheyhey verse on the last two likes go from f major, dm7 and then to g for 8

  8. It should be Ill make you happy listen to the song

  9. PanicBean

    Now my thumbs bleeding, great

  10. partypoison

    the strumming pattern is DDU UDU

  11. Musicaltrash

    Nvm. I found the pattern. It’s DDUUD, DDUUD and it continues.

  12. Musicaltrash

    Anyone know the strumming pattern?????

  13. Am I the only one not here because Tyler Joseph covered it? Cause o had no idea he did until I read these comments XD… ^-^.

  14. SP=DUDDU - colleen

    strumming patterns in name! x

  15. beckywiththegoodhair

    I love this song sooooo much so I’m happy that’s it’s on this website for me to learn it, also this is like the best website to learn any song, especially twentyone pilots.???

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