Artist Cavetown
Album Animal Kingdom: Comet - Single
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Intro -x2-: F  C  A  Bb

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

Interlude -x4-: F  C  A  Bb

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

Pre-Chorus:
G7
I just turned fourteen
Bb                                     F
And I think this year I'm gonna be mean

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

Interlude:
F  C  A  Bb
F  C  A    Bb
      Boys will be bugs right?

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

Interlude: F  C  A  Bb

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

Pre-Chorus:
G7
I just turned fourteen
      Bb                     F
And I think I know everything

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

Interlude:
F  C  A    Bb
      Boys will be bugs right?

Bridge:
G7
Just turned fourteen
      Bb
And I think this year I'm gonna be mean
G7                          Bb
-Just turned fourteen and I think I know everything-
G7
Just turned fourteen
      Bb
And I think I know everything
 G7                         Bb                               C
-Just turned fourteen and I think the world revolves around me-

Interlude -x2-: G  B  C  D

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

Outro: G  B  C  D
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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!

cuddles
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gustavo you’re pfp is pretty cool tho

Taya Paquet
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Taya Paquet

Or my mom told me thst shes worriedand I couldn’t care a bit.

V V
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V V

Cavetown is underrated I love these songs

um okayyy
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um okayyy

i know

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

Gerard Way's Eyeliner
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Gerard Way's Eyeliner

thanks broski
this sounds a lot better :)

21PanickingRomanceBoys
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21PanickingRomanceBoys

love the name bro

A trans emo Dude
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A trans emo Dude

You my friend, are officially the best person on this site.

Gerard Way’s Eyeliner
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Gerard Way’s Eyeliner

teehee thank you

Yeet
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Yeet

Yoda with a uke

Yes
Greatest name ever

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 :)

cuddles
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i agREEEEE

total.yaoi.fangirl
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total.yaoi.fangirl

yes yes yes

olliver
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strumming pattern?

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

Nour
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Nour

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

rainn
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rainn

Here are my recommendations for this song: In the parts with bad words, you can say “I’ll mess you up if you’re mean to bugs” (in Verse 1) and “My mom told me that she’s worried and I couldn’t care a bit” (in Verse 3). Also, for a version that’s easier for most of the song, transpose it to -2 and put a capo on the second fret. An alternate way to play the E chord is 4442 (fingers on the fourth fret for the G, C, and E strings and your finger on the second fret for the A… Read more »

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