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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Madi Robinson
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Madi Robinson

If you don’t want to use the profanity from the original song you can say “I’ll mess you up if you’re mean to bugs” (Verse 1) and “My mom told me that she’s worried, and I’m sick of hearing it” (Verse 3) :)

Gustahvo hgehnsks
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Thank u!

yoda_with_a_uke
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yoda_with_a_uke

You can also pluck the c and e string (not together like in order) with every chord and then strum down
So:
D: c, e, strum down
A: c, e, strum down
Gb: c, e, strum down
G: c, e, strum down.
It sound even more like the one robbie did if you tune it down to f# b d# g#

gayraeofsun
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gayraeofsun

It sounds more fluid if you pluck C before switching chords then doing c, e, strum imo

V V
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V V

Cavetown is underrated I love these songs

Twentyonelemonboys
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Twentyonelemonboys

This song is amazing on ukulele!!!!

yuliee
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yuliee

tuning your ukulele half a step down makes it have a really nice sound!

your local indie nerd
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your local indie nerd

I adore this song, Cavetown is so underrated :)

olliver
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strumming pattern?

Cas
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Cas

In this key, the G after “Just turned fourteen” sounds better as a G7

lily
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lily

thank you! i thought that sounded off and this is perfect :)

Braces_ animations
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Yea, I think it does to.

Braces_animations
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Tank u!

Braces_aninations
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Dude, I absolutely love this song! Thx, I didn’t use the cuss words tho

Emily.ma
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Emily.ma

This is such a good song but the strumming patterns are hard to figure out :(

'●v●'
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'●v●'

If you want it to sound like the original/acoustic live version you can do that :
Fingerpick the C string, then the E string, strum down, and then A string, and you do that for every chords (you can also do it without fingerpicking the A string at the end if you prefer)

And if you just want a strumming pattern you can do :
DDD DU

Have a nice day, oI hope it helped you!

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