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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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19 Comments

  1. kiddointheback

    i believe the strumming pattern is dux… at least, that’s what i’m using. :)

  2. Han Smallwood

    if you use the 0 transposer, tune half a step down: F#, B, D# G#. sounds better

  3. Ukiiiiiiiiethekookie

    The original sounds more like -2

  4. I know someone posted this earlier but it really does make it easier if you do +3. The original post was made by kate

  5. elliescringeyusername

    -7 is good for beginners

  6. Rose is annoyed

    Sounds wrong

  7. sadbandito

    -1 sounds more like the original to me

  8. MichaelInTheBathroom

    otay
    what is the strumming pattern for this lol

  9. Howell-lester

    I’ve been waiting for this song and tbh not disappointed

  10. +3 is easier :)

  11. Robin's Bugs ??

    OMG THX FOR POSTING THIS XX

  12. your local indie nerd

    I adore this song, Cavetown is so underrated :)

  13. Maggie Otto

    Instead of playing the normal A on the last Interlude and Chorus, just move the Ab shape up a fret. It’s still an A, but it sounds a lot more like the song does.

  14. YES I HAVE BEEN WAITING XD

  15. alanawhitta

    i find it easier to do -2 and replace e with e7.

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