Intro: Ab Fm Cm Eb
 
Verse 1:
                    Ab                                  Fm
I don't live in California, I'll inform you, that's not where I reside
           Cm                              Eb
I'm just a tenant, paying rent inside this body and I
        Ab                                   Fm
Got two windows and those windows, well I'll call them my eyes
         Cm                                  Eb
I'm just going where the wind blows, I don't get to decide
 
Pre-Chorus:
Ab                          Fm
Sometimes I think too much, yeah, I get so caught up
Cm
I'm always stuck in my head
Ab                     Fm
I wish I could escape, I tried to yesterday
Cm
Took all the sheets off my bed
 
Chorus:
       Ab                    Fm                      Cm
Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
           Ab
Scaled the side of the building
  Fm                         Cm
I ran to the hills till they found me
                Ab
And they put me back in my cell
Fm              Cm
All by myself, alone with my thoughts again
           Ab                   Fm                  Cm
I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out
 
Verse 2:
            Ab                                 Fm
So they tranquilized me, analyzed me, threw me back in my cage
          Cm                        Eb
Then they tied me to an IV, told me I was insane
      Ab                    Fm
I'm a prisoner, a visitor inside of my brain
       Cm                            Eb
And no matter what I do, they try to keep me in chains
 
Pre-Chorus:
Ab                          Fm
Sometimes I think too much, yeah, I get so caught up
Cm
I'm always stuck in my head
Ab                     Fm
I wish I could escape, I tried to yesterday
Cm
Took all the sheets off my bed
 
Chorus:
       Ab                    Fm                      Cm
Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
           Ab
Scaled the side of the building
  Fm                         Cm
I ran to the hills till they found me
                Ab
And they put me back in my cell
Fm              Cm
All by myself, alone with my thoughts again
           Ab                   Fm                  Cm
I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out
 
Bridge:
Ab                      Fm
Said even if it's true, no matter what I do
Cm
I'm never gonna escape
Ab                       Fm
I won't give up on hope, secure another rope
Cm
And try for another day
Ab                      Fm
Said even if it's true, no matter what I do
Cm
I'm never gonna escape
Ab                       Fm
I won't give up on hope, secure another rope
Cm
And try for another day
 
Chorus:
       Ab                    Fm                      Cm
Then I tied up my linen with five strips of ribbon I found
           Ab
Scaled the side of the building
  Fm                         Cm
I ran to the hills till they found me
                Ab
And they put me back in my cell
Fm              Cm
All by myself, alone with my thoughts again
           Ab                   Fm                  Cm
I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out
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