Discover How To Play 8 By Billie Eilish On Ukulele In 4 Easy Chords!

How To Play 8 by Billie Eilish on Ukulele – Easy Tutorial + Beginners Guide!

Introduction

Billie Eilish song meaning and facts

Before being featured as the eighth track on Billie Eilish’s 2019 album titled When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, this song was actually entitled “See Through”, which provides a better understanding of its contents.

Billie Eilish

To put it differently, this track is about a love interest of Billie’s who is usually uninterested in her and as such ‘looks at her like she’s see-through’.

Obviously, what’s transpiring all through the song is Billie attempting to make peace with the fact that she fell in love with a man who no longer wants her. For example, in the beginning, she is attempting to engage him in a heartfelt conversation.

However, even during this interaction, Billie must battle to retain his attention. And she comes to the conclusion that she gave her heart to someone who didn’t reciprocate the love.

Thus in the chorus, Billie concludes that she is better off simply walking away from the relationship.

On top of not figuring out how to definitively please this man, he looks at her as if she is invisible. Moreover, she can’t read his emotions and wonders if he really feels anything for her at all.

The second verse kind of flips the story a little in that now it looks like the guy somewhat is initiating the breakup.

This is despite the fact that Billie has dedicated herself to be sensitive to his feelings. In different words, she feels that she put her best into the relationship. However, at the end of the day, the guy appears to have no problems whatsoever telling her goodbye.

Accordingly “8” ends with the chorus and Billie once again concluding that a breakup is for the best and questioning her ex’s feelings in general.

Today we are going to learn how to play the song “8” by Billie Eilish on Ukulele in 4 easy chords.

How to play 8 by Billie Eilish on Ukulele:

Playing the Chords

In this song as we already mentioned you will have 4 chords – C, Cmaj7, F, and G.

chords

Strumming Pattern

As you already know you can always make exceptions when it comes to strumming patterns and players mostly pick what is easiest for them or what does sound best for them.

The strumming pattern that Billie Eilish uses in this song is DDU UDU UUD UUD.

Additionally, in many tutorials, there is a suggestion for players to put a capo on the third fret but you should strum your ukulele as it is because that is the way Billie Eilish is doing in her ukulele version of the song.

how to play 8 by billie eilish on ukulele

“8” by Billie Eilish Ukulele Chords, Structure, and Lyrics


(Verse 1)

Wait a minute, let me finish

I know you don’t care, but can you listen?

I came committed, guess I overdid it

Wore my heart out on a chain, around my neck, but now it’s missin’, hmm

(Chorus)

-Da-da da-da da-da- hmm

-Da-da da-da da-da umm- oh, hmm-hmm hmm-hmm

(Chorus 1)

So I think I better go, I never really know

How to please you, you’re lookin’ at me like I’m see-through

I guess I’m gonna go, I just never know

How you feel, do you even feel anything?

(Chorus)

Da-da da-da da-da dumm

Da-da da-da da-da dumm, hmm- hmm hmm-hmm

(Verse 2)

You said, “don’t treat me badly”, but you said it so sadly

So I did the best I could not thinkin’ you would have left me gladly

I know you’re not sorry, why should you be?

‘Cause who am I to be in love when your love never is for me, me

(Chorus)

Da-da da-da da-da dumm

Da-da da-da da-da dumm, hmm-hmm hmm-hmmm

(Chorus 2)

So I think I better go, I never really know

How to please you, you’re lookin’ at me like I’m see-through

I guess I’m gonna go, I just never know

How you feel, do you even feel anything?

watch: How to play 8 by Billie Eilish on Ukulele

Conclusion

That would be all you need to know in order to start playing 8 by Billie Eilish on your ukulele and to impress your friends.

We hope that you found our lesson easy and entertaining and you will learn this song in no time.

If you are looking for some additional songs to play on your ukulele feel free to check “Let it be” by the Beatles!

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