Artist Cavetown
Album Animal Kingdom: Comet - Single
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Intro -x2-: D  A  Gb  G

Verse 1:
D               A
I'm a dumb teen boy
      Gb                   G
I eat sticks and rocks and mud
        D              A
I don't care about the government
      Gb            G
And I really need a hug
       D
I feel stupid -stupid-
A
Ugly -ugly-
    Gb             G
Pretend it doesn't bother me
    D        A
I'm not very strong but
     Gb                            G
I'll xxxx you up if you're mean to bugs

Interlude -x4-: D  A  Gb  G

Verse 2:
D            A              Gb             G
It's getting cold down here underneath the weather
          D            A
I skipped class to sit with you
         Gb               G
I really like your spotty sweater
   D            A
If ladybugs are girls
       Gb            G
How do you make kids together?
          D                A
What's it like in a female world
           Gb           G
I bet it's just so much better

Pre-Chorus:
E7
I just turned fourteen
G                                     D
And I think this year I'm gonna be mean

Chorus:
     Gb                     G                   A
Don't mess with me 'cause I'm a big boy now and I'm very scary
D Gb                   G                   A
I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate
D     Gb                 G                    A
Don't message me cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry
D                  Gb                       G
Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me
     A
Boys will be bugs right?

Interlude:
D  A  Gb  G
D  A  Gb    G
      Boys will be bugs right?

Verse 3:
D               A
I'm a dumb teen boy
      Gb          G
All I wanna do is quit
       D                  A
My mum told me that she's worried
      Gb              G
And I couldn't give a xxxx
       D                A
I have friends who understand me
      Gb                G
Their names are spider, beetle, bee
     D         A
They don't say much but
Gb               G
They have always listened to me

Interlude: D  A  Gb  G

Verse 4:
    D             A
The other boys at school
           Gb                G
Think it's cool to hate your parents
            D             A
But they're lying all the time
         Gb                    G
The bugs advised that I should let 'em
    D            A
And if you wanna cry
          Gb              G
Make sure that they never see it
   D           A
Or even better yet
         Gb            G
Block it out and never feel it

Pre-Chorus:
E7
I just turned fourteen
      G                     D
And I think I know everything

Chorus:
      Gb                     G                   A
Don't mess with me 'cause I'm a big boy now and I'm very scary
D Gb                   G                   A
I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate
D     Gb                 G                    A
Don't message me cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry
D                  Gb                       G
Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me
     A
Boys will be bugs right?

Interlude:
D  A  Gb    G
      Boys will be bugs right?

Bridge:
E7
Just turned fourteen
      G
And I think this year I'm gonna be mean
E7                          G
-Just turned fourteen and I think I know everything-
E7
Just turned fourteen
      G
And I think I know everything
 E7                         G                               A
-Just turned fourteen and I think the world revolves around me-

Interlude -x2-: E  Ab  A  B

Chorus:
E     Ab                     A                   B
Don't mess with me 'cause I'm a big boy now and I'm very scary
E Ab                   A                   B
I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate
E     Ab                 A                    B
Don't message me cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry
E                  Ab                       A
Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me
     B
Boys will be bugs right?

Outro: E  Ab  A  B
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35 Comments

  1. +3 is the most easy one! It sounds equally good as the original :)

  2. owie my hands

    ok, for the transposer, I use +3, and it’s great, but I can’t do Bd without hurting

    • With Bb i use two fingers for te upper part of the cord. So instead of 1st fret 11, 2nd fret 2 and 3rd fret 3. i
      It is going to be 1st fret with your 1st and 2nd finger, 2nd fret with your 3rd finger and the 3rd fret with your 4th finger.
      I find it much easier, especially if you have small hands like me :)

  3. owie my hands

    does anyone know easier chords for Ab and Gb? i’m really bad at flats lmao, i have smol child hands!

    • Hey, I also have tiny hands, and so instead of stretching my first finger across like a bar, I use one and two for the second fret notes and three and four for the other two – basically playing each not with a separate finger.

  4. is there an easier chord for Ab?

  5. is there a different chord instead of a Gb its really hard??

    • Hi Abigail! I find play Gb easier by barring the first fret with your pointer, playing the second fret on the E string with your middle, and your ring on the 3rd fret of the G string. Then to play the G chord, I play that chord, but shift the whole thing down a fret. It makes it much easier for me.

  6. TheSunIsGone

    +3 works best for me, a bit complicated but sounds really good.

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