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Intro - x2 -: Eb G7 Ab Bb

           Eb                         G7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        Ab                             Bb
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         Eb                           G7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         Ab                               Bb
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 


       Eb                          Eb7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin' 
    Ab                         Abm
You know that I have from the start 
   Eb           Bb
So build me up Buttercup, 
               Ab     Eb
Don't break my heart 


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


 Ab    Eb    Fm        
- Hey, hey, hey! - Baby, baby, try to find 
 Bb    Abm   Gm                         
- Hey, hey, hey! - a little time and I'll make you mine 
 Ab                 
I'll be home 
        Fm                             Bb
I'll be beside the phone waiting for you 
 Bb          Bb
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo 


           Eb                         G7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        Ab                             Bb
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         Eb                           G7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         Ab                               Bb
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       Eb                          Eb7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           Ab                  Abm
You know that I have from the start 
   Eb                         Bb
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup, 
               Ab    Eb
Don't break my heart 


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


           Eb                         G7
Why do you build me up - build me up - Buttercup, baby 
        Ab                             Bb
Just to let me down - let me down - and mess me around 
         Eb                           G7
And then worst of all - worst of all - you never call, baby 
         Ab                               Bb
When you say you will - say you will - but I love you still 
       Eb                          Eb7
I need you - I need you - more than anyone, darlin'
           Ab                  Abm
You know that I have from the start 
   Eb                         Bb
So build me up - build me up - Buttercup 
               Ab    Db Bb Eb
Don't break my heart    
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154 Comments

  1. Tyler_Josephs_cloutgoggles

    Dood I came from the behind the scenes of house of gold! Anyone else??

  2. I like to use down down tap for strumming pattern

  3. I don’t know if these lyrics were copied off of google or not but they’re wrong.
    “a little time and I’ll make you mine” is supposed to be, ” a little time and I’ll make you HAPPY.”

    • wtf chill lol its just a song (from decades ago id like to add, times were different)

      • bruh they just wanted to mention that the lyrics are wrong. (also why does the time the lyrics were written matter??)

      • just because a song is old to some people, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t put the right lyrics in lol

  4. Isaac Zimmerman

    Surprisingly, I’m not here because of anyone. I just found this song one day and loved it oof.

  5. dennyspizza

    i think it sounds best w a fast DU–DD-UD-U strum pattern, if anyone wants to use that

  6. Pho-PhoFoSho

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

    • Victoria

      Omg i think they made an actual mistake. thank you for saying this haha now i’m using D from now on

  7. lauritirikis

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

  8. Love y’all

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

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

  10. honeyisntcool

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

  14. PanicBean

    Now my thumbs bleeding, great

  15. partypoison

    the strumming pattern is DDU UDU

  16. Musicaltrash

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

  17. Musicaltrash

    Anyone know the strumming pattern?????

  18. 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… ^-^.

  19. SP=DUDDU - colleen

    strumming patterns in name! x

    • Postal canary

      I like that strum pattern. Strumming is SO challenging for me lol. I can ALWAYS fake it, even make it sound pretty great- when playing SOLO.
      But, trying to fake play with others, that aren’t faking it…. isn’t pretty.
      It’s not for lack of trying. That’s for sure.
      Any tips? For training my brain? Actually I have a “minor “brain injury🤪, which is why I decided to learn to play the ukulele. I can remember finger placement , when I see the note written above the lyrics.
      Like if I see the letter G, I just seem to know, where to place my fingers to get the chord. It doesn’t FEEL like I’m remembering, but I guess I am lol.
      yet I can’t do the reverse-
      If I see finger placements, I can’t ever recall what chord it is, UNLESS it’s written above it lol.
      It’s crazy making lol. It’s one of those “ funny not funny things” 🤣
      I’m not sure if I’m getting better or not, i Cant remember lol.
      “ MILD “ Short term memory loss.
      right….
      don’t know why I shared all that lol. But there it is

  20. 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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