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Intro: Cmaj7 Cm G

Verse:

Cmaj7    Cm       G                                   Cmaj7
 Often I am upset that I cannot fall in love but I guess 
                  Cm                       G
This avoids the stress of falling out of it 
Cmaj7        Cm         G                                      Cmaj7
 Are you tired of me yet? I'm a little sick right now but I swear 
               Cm                          G
When I'm ready I will fly us out of here 

Chorus:
 Em  C G
 Ooo oo oo, I'll cut my hair 
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo, To make you stare 
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo I'll hide my chest 
           Em                        Cm           G
 And I'll figure out a way to get us out of here 

 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo   x4

Verse:
Cmaj7              Cm        G                                           Cmaj7
 Turn off your porcelain face, I can't really think right now and this place 
               Cm                       G
 Has too many colours enough to drive all of us insane 
           Cmaj7      Cm                 G
 Are you dead? Sometimes I think I'm dead 
                                                 Cmaj7
 Cause I can feel ghosts and ghouls wrapping my head 
                   Cm                G
 But I don't wanna fall asleep just yet 

Chorus:
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo My eyes went dark 
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo I don't know where 
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo, My pupils are 
            Em                      Cm           G
 But I'll figure out a way to get us out of here 

Bridge:
Em                       
 Get a load of this monster 
A
 He doesn't know how to communicate 
C                              
His mind is in a different place 
 G                                Bm7
Will everybody please give him a little bit of space
Em 
 Get a load of this train wreck                               
A                                              C          
 His hair's a mess and he doesn't know who he is yet 
                Cmaj7
 But little do we know, the stars 
                   G
 Welcome him with open arms 

Chorus:
 Em  C  G 
 Ooo oo oo, Time is 
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo, Slowly 
 Em  C  G
 Ooo oo oo, Tracing his face 
       Em         Cm                      G
 But strangely he feels at home in this place
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59 Comments

  1. oof i messed up. what i ment was:
    cmaj7: D DDU cm: D DDU g: DDU UDU UDU UDU

  2. the strumming pattern i used was DDU UDU

  3. this is such a cute song

  4. I just used down for the entire thing and it worked out pretty well. For the last chorus though I used only 1 down for each note and then at tracing his face and that last line I plucked each string, sounded pretty good.

  5. This song always makes me cry.

  6. best:
    Cmaj7: DDDU Cm: DDDU G: DDUDUDDDU over and over

  7. i used dddupu for the strumming <3 and tuned up half a step

  8. for the strumming pattern, I just try my best as possible to make it sound exactly like Robbie’s pattern. this probably didn’t help much, but just go with the flow

  9. for the OOO OOO OOO i use DD DD DD (for the strumming pattern

  10. I use DDUD as the strumming pattern

  11. The strum pattern I use is DDDUD

  12. I use D DDU. It’s the same one that he uses.

  13. what about strumming pattern? im new to playing ukulele lol.

  14. alecksjoeson

    i transposed it -2 :) sounds hella good too!

  15. S k e l e t o n

    Do the verse chords as cmaj7 cm g

  16. skeleton

    i dont know whats up w this and how they put the chords but it sounds MUcH better if the verse chords played were -cmaj7 cm g- instead of -dbmaj7 dbm ab- sounds more original than the single version

    • whydoyouwannaknow

      that’s what it’s written as. maybe you transposed it down a half step by accident but the chords written are Cmaj, Cm, G

  17. -2 is easiest chords.

  18. MaybeIfITalk

    I think he just pitched it down two half steps but it’s a lot more difficult that way lol. But I guess he was compensating for his much lower voice.

  19. Just go to -2 and play Dm, Bb, and F, and for the Bridge, try figuring that on your own

  20. In case anyone wants to sing in Cavetown’s original version, all you can do is go to -2 and play Dm, Bb, and F, and then for the bridge just try to follow along with that

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