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Hard at Play - Huey Lewis and the News - 1991

1. Build Me Up
2. It Hit Me Like a Hammer
3. Attitude
4. He Don't Know
5. Couple Days Off
6. That's Not Me
7. We Should Be Making Love
8. Best of Me
9. Do You Love Me, Or What?
10. Don't Look Back
11. Time Ain't Money

1. Build Me Up
[Intro]
D5 x4
G A C G D5

[Verse]
D5
Don’t try to tell me why
F        G         D5
You just can’t get enough of me
D5
So fine, so unkind
F     G            D5
I can tell that you’re using me
A                C G A
You just using me
A                          
You know what you do to me

[Chorus]
Csus4
You just build me up
D5
And then you let me down
                   G
Make you feel like a man
A5        C    G        D5
And treat me like a clown

D5          
So strong, but you’re so wrong
F       G          D5
Should’ve known it all along
D5
So nice, like paradise
F        G              D5
I got this feeling I’ll be paying twice
A                 C G A
Paying twice today 
A                                      G D A
I’ll be paying for the rest of my life
A
That ain’t nice

[Chorus]
Csus4
You just build me up
D5
And then you let me down
                   G
Make you feel like a man
A5        C    G        D5
And treat me like a clown

[Bridge]
G
Got me hangin’
G
On a string
G               A  D
Up and down I go
G
You got me actin’
G
Like a toy
C                  A
You got the remote control yea, yea

[Solo]
D5 D5 F G D5 x2
G A C G D5 D5

[Verse]
D5
Well, well, but I can tell
F     G             D5
you got me fishing a wishing well.
D5
How long can this go on?
F     G             D5
I'm gettin' tired of the same old song.
A                       C G
Tired of the song, baby
A                       G D
It's been goin' on much too long.
A
It's the same old song.

[Chorus]
Csus4
You just build me up
D5
And then you let me down
                   G
Make you feel like a man
A5        C    G        D5
And treat me like a clown
         C     G
You just build me up
D5
And then you let me down
                   G
Make you feel like a man
A5        C    G        D5
And treat me like a clown

G
Don't, no baby
A C G D5
Don't you build me up, baby
G
Don't you do it,
A C G D5
 don't you build me up
G
Hey
A C G D5                 D5
Don't you build me up.

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2. It Hit Me Like A Hammer

[Intro]
E              E
A6    B    E
A6    B    E

[Verse]
A6    B    E
I don't like to worry
A6    B    E
About no one else
A6    B    E         A
I like to be, you know alone and free
A6    B    E         A  E  
I'm happy by myself, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
C        G          D     C   G
But here comes this girl, woh yeah
D        C          G     C   G
I've seen 'em all around the world
D        C       
She looks into me
Bsus4           Asus2       
Looks right through me

[Chorus]
A                               E         A
Don't you know it hit me like a hammer
A                 E             A                    
Hit me like a ton of lead
A                         E         A
You know it hit me like a hammer
A                   A A E B     
You know it hit me, baby

[Verse]
A6    B    E
I told myself to take it easy
A6   B   E
'Cause this won't last long  
A6   B    E              A 
A day or two I'll be back in love
A6   B   E             A  E
And she'll be long gone, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
C        G          D     C   G
But then she caught my eye, woh yeah
D        C          G     C   G
I knew that it was all a lie
D        C   
I started shakin'
Bsus4           Asus2
My heart was breakin'

[Chorus]
A                               E         A
Don't you know it hit me like a hammer
A                               E         A
Hit me like a ton of lead
A                               E         A
You know it hit me like a hammer
A                   A A E B
You know it hit me, baby

[Bridge]
          D          A                           E    A E A E A E
And now I can't stop this feelin' I got, I wanna know
               D          A  
'Cause there's no time to make up my mind
B               B  
You shocked me, now you've got me
B
If you really want me

[Solo] A A E E A A 

[Pre-Chorus]
C        G          D     C   G
But here comes this girl
D        C          G     C   G
I've seen 'em all around the world
D          C
She looked into me
Bsus4            Asus2
Looked right through me

[Chorus]
A                               E         A
Don't you know it hit me like a hammer
A                               E         A
Hit me like a ton of lead
A                               E         A
You know it hit me like a hammer
A                   A A E B
You know it hit me, baby

B                          A A E B
Shocked me, now you've got me

[Chorus]
A                               E         A
You know it hit me like a hammer
A                               E         A
You know it hit me like a hammer
A                               E         A
Hit me like a five pound sledge
A                               E         A
You know it hit me, baby
A                               E         A
You know it hit me like a hammer

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3. Attitude

[Intro]
Gm7
Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7 x2

Gm7
I don't need no money 
Gm7
'cause I've got attitude 
Gm7
enough to show you a good time, honey
Gm7 
And that's what I'm about to do
               C5                      D5 
You found your diamond in the rough, baby 
    C5                       D5
and I'm about to tell you why 

[Chorus]
Gm7
'Cause I got everything 
Gm7
that attitude can buy
Gm7 
I can get you anything 
Gm7                  Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
that attitude can buy 
Gm7
Cruisin' down the avenue
Gm7 
Stylin' in my new suit 
Gm7
foot on the accelerator
Gm7 
see you later 
Gm7
I got everything 
Gm7                 Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
that attitude can buy 

[Verse]
Gm7
Cut in lines at the night clubs
Gm7 
all the doormen let me slide 
Gm7
I get the very best table by the bandstand
Gm7 
They play my favorite songs as soon as I arrive 
C5                          D5
Treat all the ladies like ladies
C5                          D5 
they know I'm an up-and-up guy 

[Chorus]
Gm7
'Cause I got everything 
Gm7
that attitude can buy
Gm7 
I can get you anything 
Gm7                  Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
that attitude can buy 
Gm7
Rappin' to the young men 
Gm7
it's kinda hard to understand
Gm7 
got a pair of alligators 
Gm7
see you later 
Gm7
I got everything 
Gm7               Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
that attitude can buy....horns 

[Solo]
Am7 Gm7 Gm7 x4
Am7 Gm7 Am7

Gm7
I got everything that attitude can buy 
Gm7                                      Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
I can get you anything that attitude can buy
Gm7 
Talkin' on my car phone 
Gm7
send and send till you get home 
Gm7
meet me in the elevator 
Gm7
see you later 

[Chorus]
Gm7
'Cause I got everything 
Gm7
that attitude can buy
Gm7 
I can get you anything 
Gm7                  Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
that attitude can buy 

Gm7
I got everything 
Gm7
that attitude can buy
Gm7 
I can get you anything 
Gm7                  Am7 Gm7 Am7 Gm7
that attitude can buy 

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4. He Don't Know

[Intro]
G C           G
He took your love 
G                Am
But it's still mine 
G  C                                     
He took all the things that I loved best 
G                                 Am
But you still ain't got happiness 

[Verse]
C                   G              Am7
Gave you everything girl money can buy
C                   G              Am7 
He's a real big spender and a generous guy 
Dm7                Em7
You gave up on me, can't understand 
Dm7                    F
Deep down inside girl, I'm still the man 

[Chorus]
G                      Am7 
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
G                      Am7  
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
G                      Am7                  F
(He don't know what to do for you) But I do 
Bb               Gsus4 G
You know I do....yeah

[Verse]
C                      G
I passed your house today 
Am7
I took it real hard
C                          G 
There was a brand new Mercedes
Am7 
Parked right in front of your yard
Dm7                      Em7 
He buys you things from A to Z
Dm7                            F 
But no one, no one can satisfy you like me 

[Chorus]
G                      Am7 
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
G                      Am7  
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
G                      Am7                  F
(He don't know what to do for you) But I do 
Bb         Gsus4 G
You know I do

[Bridge]
F C
You had the world 
F C
But you wanted more
F C                            F    C              G
But nothin' can be better than what you had before 
Am7                                  G   Am7 G Am7 F Bb
But you still got a chance to let him go 

[Verse]
C                        G
Gave you all of the best love
            Am7 
One man can give (check it out)
C                         G 
Girl, you're gonna feel it 
                  Am7
Just as long as I live 
Dm7                   Em7
Gave you all the love he could 
Dm7                    
But don't you know that
F 
I spoiled you too good 

[Chorus]
G                      Am7 
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
G                      Am7  
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know
G                      Am7                  F
(He don't know what to do for you) But I do 
Bb         
You know I do
G                      Am7 
(He don't know what to do for you) He don't know what to do 
G                      Am7 
(He don't know what to do for you) for a girl like you 
G                      Am7                       F
(He don't know what to do for you) he will never know 
Bb
Never never know like I know....repeat and fade

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5. Couple Days Off

[Intro]
E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5
E A D Asus4 A

[Verse]
E                                       E A D A
I like my job and I don't mind the work 
E                                       E A D A
But eleven out of twelve is bound to hurt 
E                                       E A D A
The pay's pretty good and the benefits are fine 
E                                       E A D E A
But I got a little girl and I wanna make her mine 
B
Don't mind telling you i get a little mad 
C#m
To get a bit ahead takes all the time I have 
D
Don't misunderstand me 
D
I'm not getting soft 
A
All i want is a couple days off 

E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5
E A D Asus4 A

E                                       E A D A
I don't need another high song to sing 
E                                       E A D A
I don't need a shiny new diamond ring 
E                                       E A D A
I don't need to meet nobody else 
E                                       E A D E A
I just need a little time for myself 
B
'cause I'm only human, I'm no machine 
C#m
I need a little loving only you know what I mean 
D
Don't misunderstand me 
D
I'm not getting soft
A 
All i want is a couple days off 

E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5               E
Let me catch my breath 

[Solo]
G C F C G C F C x6
A5 A5 A5 D5 D5 D5

[Instrumental]
E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5
Back to the old grind 
E A D Asus4 A

[Verse]
E                                       E A D A
I don't need another long coffee break 
E                                       E A D A
I've had as much coffee as a man can take
E                                       E A D A 
I need to change my disposition Change my point of view 
E                                       E A D E A 
I need time to figure out what i want to do 
B
Believe me when i tell you it gets a little rough
C#m 
We work a little harder but it never is enough 
D
I'm not afraid to say 
D
I'm a total loss 
A
All I want is a couple days off 

[Outro]
E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5
A A D5
E5 E5 D5
E A D A

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6. That's not Me

[Intro]
Bb C6 x4
D7 

[Verse]
D7         D7
Must have been out of my mind 
D7        D7
Must have been a little bit crazy 
Bb                           C6                            D7
I had heaven in my hands and didn't even know to do with it 
D7        D7
Must have been seeing things 
D7        D7
I can't believe the tears in my eyes 
Bb                           C6                            D7
And now all I want to do is tell you what you mean to me 

[Pre Chorus]
Bb             C
Never been one for crying 
Bb              C
don't waste time on jealousy 
Bb           C                Bb                   C                 G5
Never even thought about holding on till it happened to me, yes it happened to me 

[Chorus]
D7
That's not me. 
G   D7
Don't look like me 
G   D7                       Bb  C6
Don't walk like me when you're out together 
D7
That's not me 
G  D7
Dont act the same way 
G  D7
Ain't got the same thing 
Bb   C6            Gm7   D7 Dsus4 D7
He don't love you like I do 

[Verse]
D7         D7
I must have been driving too hard
D7         D7 
doing ninety in a thirty-five zone 
Bb                           C6                            D7
and now everything I do designed to get you back to me 
D7         D7
You know, walking through stone 
D7        D7
breathing under water 
Bb                           C6                            D7
is easier than trying to shake a memory 

[Pre Chorus]
Bb             C
Never been one for crying 
Bb              C
don't waste time on jealousy 
Bb            C                Bb                  C                 G5
Never even thought about holding on till it happened to me, yes it happened to me 

[Chorus]
D7
That's not me. 
G   D7
Don't look like me 
G   D7                       Bb  C6
Don't walk like me when you're out together 
D7
That's not me 
G  D7
Dont act the same way 
G  D7
Ain't got the same thing 
Bb   C6            Gm7   D7 Dsus4 D7
He don't love you like I do 

[Solo] F7 Fsus4 F7 Db Eb x2

[Interlude] Bb C6 x3

[Pre Chorus]
Bb             C
Never been one for crying 
Bb              C
don't waste time on jealousy 
Bb             C                Bb                   C                 G5
Never even thought about holding on till it happened to me, yes it happened to me 

[Chorus]
D7
That's not me. 
G   D7
Don't look like me 
G   D7                       Bb  C6
Don't walk like me when you're out together 
D7
That's not me 
G  D7
Dont act the same way 
G  D7
Ain't got the same thing 
Bb   C6            Gm7   D7
He don't love you like I do..............repeat and fade

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7. We Should Be Making Love

[Intro] A A

[Verse]
A
We’ve been friends forever Looking for the same thing
A
True love can be so hard to find
A6
Maybe we’ve been looking In all the wrong places
Em7                       G        
Cause we keep coming back here everytime

Dsus2
Talking to each other
D6
Comparing our heartaches
Dmaj7                       G7
Confessing the ways we long to be satisfied

Bm7          A
Maybe there’s something going on here
Dsus2                A                 E     
Maybe there’s something here for you and me

[Chorus]
C     Em7         Am
We should be making love
                   Dm7       G
Instead of wasting time with someone else
C     Em7         Am
We should be making love
                   Dm7       G
Instead of going home all by ourselves

[Verse]
A
Oh, now I’ve told you I want to be your lover
A
Why don’t we discover Where we go from here
A6
I don’t want no other Do you feel it too
Em7         G
Everytime we get together

Dsus2
Telling our stories
D6
Comparing our heartaches
Dmaj7                      F6
Confessing the ways we long to be satisfied

[Chorus]
C     Em7         Am
We should be making love
                   Dm7       G
Instead of wasting time with someone else
C     Em7         Am
We should be making love
                   Dm7       G    
Instead of going home all by ourselves

Am G            F        F
    Should be making love.

[Solo] A A A6 Em7 G

Dsus2
Telling our stories
D6
Comparing our heartaches
Dmaj7                       G7
Confessing the ways we long to be satisfied

Bm7           A
I know there’s something going on here
Dsus2                A                 E
You know it’s so obvious to see

[Chorus]
C     Em7        Am
We should be making love
                   Dm7       G
Instead of wasting time with someone else
C     Em7         Am
We should be making love
                   Dm7       G    
Instead of going home all by ourselves...repeat and fade

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8. Best of Me

[Intro] Em D A x3

[Verse]
A                     D
I've been trying to forget you girl
Em               D
Since you put me down
A                           D
I hear you're working on the same thing too
Em7            D
All over this town
           C                Bm
But we end up right back in the middle
     C                 Bm
Of a love that's tried and true
D#dim       A    C#        F#m7
Baby if we try, try just a little
         B7
You will see
                D
How true I want to be to you

[Chorus]
A                       C#m7
You know you always get the best of me
Bm7                  D
I'm as helpless as a man can be
C#m7        F#m   
Try me baby you will see
Bm7              A
Forget about the rest
       C              D
You'll always get the best of me.

Em D A

[Verse]
A               D
I've tried every trick I know
Em                      D
I drank myself dumb and blind
              A
I've tried to Mary Lou you
D
Peggy Sue you
Em              D
Right out of my mind
                C              Bm
As hard as I've tried I just never get it
           C             Bm
'Cause the feelings much too strong
D#dim         A         C#         F#m7         B7
Baby give my heart but tho' I can't let it slip away
                    D
I've got to get you back to where you belong

[Chorus]
A                       C#m7
You know you always get the best of me
Bm7                  D
I'm as helpless as a man can be
C#m7        F#m   
Try me baby you will see
Bm7              A
Forget about the rest
       C              D
You'll always get the best of me.

[Solo] Em D A x2  Bm7 C#7

[Bridge]
F#m7
Hear me baby
E
We can see that
Dsus4      D              A               C#
You know I love you and I know you feel the same way
F#m
C'mon back girl
Asus2
You can miss ya'
C                       D
I've got lovin' that'll make you know

[Chorus]
A                       C#m7
You know you always get the best of me
Bm7                  D
I'm as helpless as a man can be
C#m7        F#m   
Try me baby you will see
Bm7              A
Forget about the rest
       C               D
You'll always get the best of me.

A C#m7 Bm7 D x3

C#m7        F#m   
Try me baby you will see
Bm7              A
Forget about the rest
       C               D
You'll always get the best of me.

A D C#m7 Bm7 D...Repeat and fade

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9. Do You Love Me, Or What?

[Intro] D7sus4

[Verse]
D9
I don't care if you go out dancin' 
D9
freakin' like a fool 
D9
pretending that you're on the scene 
G9
I don't care what you're wearin' 
D9
but its so tiny, baby makes me want to scream 
A                                Bm    G
I don't need a little time to be on my own 
A                                Em7    G
Don't need a crowded house with nobody home 
A                                Bm    C
The world's too tough to face alone 

[Chorus]
                          D7
So do you love me or what? 
                       D7
Do you love me or what? 
                       D7
You're just breakin' me up 
                       D9
Do you love me or what? 

[Verse]
D9
I don't need my record collection 
D9
No house in Hollywood 
D9
to put my system in 
G9
I don't need just another possession
D9 
'cause what I'm looking for is loyal through thick in thin
A                                Bm    G                 
Don't need a ring, shiny thing cause that's no proof 
A                                Em7    G
What you feel is much more real, that's the truth 
A                                Bm    C
That's why I'm standin' here asking you 

[Chorus]
                          D7
do you love me or what? 
                       D7
Do you love me or what? 
                       D7
You're just breakin' me up 
                       D9
Do you love me or what? 

[Solo]
D D G Em7 Em x3
D D Gm7 Em7 Em7
D7 x8

[Pre Chorus]
A                                Bm    G
I don't need a little time to be on my own 
A                                Em7    G
Don't need a crowded house with nobody home 
A                                Bm    C
The world's too tough to face alone 

[Chorus]
                          D7
So do you love me or what? 
                       D7
Do you love me or what? 
                       D7
You're just breakin' me up 
                       D9
Do you love me or what? 

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10. Don't Look Back

[Intro]
G G7 C G
G G7 C F
G G7 C G
G G7 C F
F C

[Verse]
G
Woman left for another man
F
Took you’re car and your Steely Dan
G
If it weren’t for that I wouldn’t have no luck
F          C    F     G          C
So low down, it looks like it’s up
                         G C C G C
There’s only one thing to do

[Chorus]
G              G7      C          G
Keep on walking and don’t look back
G                  G7       C F
Head on down to the chicken shack
G           G7     C   G
Go and act like a maniac
G                   G7      C  F  F C F
Keep on walking and don’t look back

[Verse]
G
Had a little trouble with a guy at work
F
Got a great big mouth for a little jerk
G
Got a lot of bills one check won’t pay
F          C    F     G          C
And a love that’s real is fading away
                         G C C G C
There’s only one thing to do

[Chorus]
G              G7      C          G
Keep on walking and don’t look back
G                  G7       C F
Head on down to the sugar shack
G           G7     C   G
Go and act like a maniac
G                   G7      C   G  F 

[Bridge]
C                            G
Keep on walking and don’t look back Don’t you just sing the blues
C                           G
Keep on walking and never look back Put on your walking shoes
C                            G
Keep on walking and don’t look back Never look back
Am7                     G
Just chalk it up to history
C  C    G  C
Set yourself free

[Solo]
G C Dm
F Bb C
C G C Dm
Bb  F

[Chorus]
G              G7      C          G
Keep on walking and don’t look back
G                  G7       C F
Head on down to the chicken shack
G           G7     C   G
Go and act like a maniac
N.C
Keep on rockin' and don't look back

[Outro]
G  G7 C G C
G  Dm7 Am7 G G G7 C
G  C Bb F B G Dm7 Am7.repeat and fade

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11. Time Ain't Money

[Verse]
A
If money is the root of all evil
A
I’d like to be a bad, bad man
A
Cause I’m sittin’ here
A
With nothing but time
A
Trying to make you understand

G
My love for you is as good as gold
A
But I ain’t got but one dime
G
If I could just get out of this soul
E             D           A
Baby we could have a good time

A
Man said time was on my side
A
He never knew me that well
A
Cause I’ve got plenty of time on my hands
A
Time ain’t easy to sell

G
If I could just get a little bit ahead
A
Think of the things we could do
G
I’d take your tiny little hand in mine
E              D        A
Spend a lot of money on you

[Chorus]
G          D     A
But time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a shame
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
Unfortune thang
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a bitch
G          D     A
If time was money
G          D     A
I’d already be rich

[Verse]
A
Suppose to be a check at the union
A
If only I could pick it up
A
I got hit with some bad family shit
A
It looks like I’m out of luck

G
I could be a very rich man
A
Baby you know that its true
G
If I had a dime for every minute of time
E       D           A
I spent thinking of you

[Chorus]
G          D     A
But time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a shame
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
Unfortune thang
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a bitch
G           Em7     D   A
If time was money
G                       A
I’d already be rich

[Solo]
E  A  D  E A
E  A  D  E A
G D A
G D A
G D A
G D A

[Verse]
A
If money is the root of all evil
A
I’d like to be a bad, bad man
A
Cause I’m sittin’ here
A
With nothing but time
A
Trying to make you understand

G
My love for you is as good as gold
A
But I ain’t got but one dime
G
If I could just get out of this soul
E             D           A
Baby we could have a good time

[Chorus]
G          D     A
But time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a shame
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
Unfortune thang
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a bitch
G           Em7     D   A   G  A
If time was money
G          D     A
But time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a shame
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
Unfortune thang
G          D     A
Time ain’t money
G          D     A
You know it’s a bitch
G           Em7     D   A
If time was money
G                       A
I’d already be rich     

[Outro] A
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