Artist Cavetown
Album This Is Home - Single
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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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111 Comments

  1. i found the best strumming pattern (for me) is:
    cmaj7: d-ddu
    cm: d-ddu
    g: d-du-udu-d-du-udu

  2. The updog really got me in this song

  3. strumming i do when i play this is:
    Cmaj7: DDU
    Cm:DDU
    G:DDUUDUDUD

  4. Guys. I want to say firstly that I myself am non binary and just love this song. I do want to say though that Im pretty sure (I could be wrong) That Cavetown has gender dysphoria and I’ve heard (again I could be wrong) that he doesn’t really want us talking about it because it makes him uncomfortable. (Please dont hate me I found this information online please correct me if Im wrong though because I love cavetown and want to make sure that this wasnt offending or something <3)

  5. smol_periclod

    i found the best pattern is
    d – udu
    pause after the first d and the udu is quick
    it sounds quite similar to the song

  6. if you don’t want it to sound exactly like the song I normally do this:
    cmaj7: ddud
    cm: ddud
    g: ddud *slap* dud

  7. This song is kind of my life all I’ve done so far is cut my hair, I don’t know who I am yet, and I hope I get welcomed with open arms

  8. For strumming, i just listen to the song and find a nice pattern I like, but you could always look for a pattern.

  9. Smiles for Miles

    A good strumming pattern for this song is

    Cmaj7: ⬇️⬇️then quick ⬆️
    Cm: ⬇️⬇️then quick ⬆️
    G: ⬇️⬇️⬆️⬇️⬇️

  10. i’m just now learning how to play the joe and this really helped me on how i should be playing!

  11. thumbtacc

    what the frick is the strumming pattern please

  12. I found out on my second try of the song, it feels a lot less awkward

  13. Watermalondrea

    I.Fricken.LOVE THIS SONG ANDITS STRMMING

  14. Anonymous0438

    Thank you

    • actually it’s ↓ ↓ ↑ but you play it slowly
      in the ↑ ↓ u change the chords
      for the last chord (G) you play ↓↓↓↓↑

  15. I use:
    cmaj7- D DDU
    cm- D DDU
    g- D DDUDDUDDU

    • owie my hands

      hey dude, actual strumming pattern from a yt tutorial that’s really easy!
      cmaj7 – d-du
      cm – d-ddu
      g – ddddududu!

    • I found that
      Cmaj7- D DDU
      Cm- D DDU
      G- D DDUUDUUDU
      Sounded the best to me

    • The strumming pattern I use is pretty much the same besides for the g chord for that I go d-ddud-ddud idk it just worked better for me and my coordination or whatever doesn’t quite understand the actual strum pattern.

  16. Kiwibutt

    A tip; don’t use a pick! The song is really soft and picks kinda destroy that.

  17. What’s the strumming pattern, I usually find it harder to identify the strumming patterns than the actual cords

  18. For the final OOOOs I plucked the c string, e string, a string, g string then switched chords as it progressed. Then for the final em, cm, g I plucked only c/e/a strings then switched to cm where i plucked every string. g was a simple down stroke. :)

  19. nathan birdman

    this is the official trans guy anthem haha

    • WowzaImmaTransBoi

      lmao so true.

    • authentic-tm

      YUP hsjcjsmcksnx

    • this song isnt about being transgender its about cavetowns struggles with anxiety and being aromantic

      • It’s.. Literally about being trans. “I’ll hide my chest”, that’s something trans guys do. It’s called binding. I don’t see how this is about being aromantic.

      • Watch the Umbrella Academy on Netflix

        I think you are right but also wrong. This song does talk about aromantic people you know that he cant fall in love but it also talks about cutting his hair and hiding his chest and being sick. Sick stands for body dysphoria. Hiding his chest is about chest binding and cutting his hair is self explanatory. So maybe this song is about an aromantic trans guy.

      • this one talks about trans people but slightly mentions aromantic stuff. mainly trans things, because of the whole ‘I’ll cut my hair’ and ‘I’ll hide my chest’

      • The Guy Who Sings Like A Girl

        It is about being Transgender,
        As a trans guy myself all this checks the boxes.
        “hide my chest,” “Cut my hair,” And the use of “Are you tired of me yet,”
        All of these point to a trans FTM guy who is going through his journey.

    • wow you’re exposing us

    • That is so offensive to some people.

    • true lmal

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