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Intro - x2 -: D  A  E  G

Verse:
D
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 
D           A    G
Spots on my face too much acne to embrace
    D        A    G
the person behind them
D          A         G
zits on my back with heads bright white, scarlet and black
    D               A                G
in much too much an awkward place to pop them
D             A     G
pimples on my chest probably there because I'm stressed
D                A               G
about the people talking behind my back
          D           A        G
about the spots on my face the ones i wish i could erase
     D                  A                    G
just like the so called friends that like to tease me about them

Chorus:
D             E        G             A
clearasil and freederm sitting in my bathroom
    D               E                G                 A
the spots on my face can confirm that they don't really work
D        E        G           A
proactiv solution deserves an execution
    D        E            G               A - hold -
for being an ablution that does nothing but smirk at me
              G - hold -
'cause I'm an acne ridden teen

Interlude: D  A  E  G

Verse - same chords as first Verse -:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8

countless times I've tried and tried but my skin just ends up all dry

and I'm left wanting to say inside 

but then one day I said charlie it's not as bad as it could be

they're only spots it's not like you've died

be a man, be who you are but try not to pop them in case they scar

even though squeezing them is fun

understand at the end of the day to put your hands down and say okay

get out of the bathroom, 

and lie out in the sun - because I heard that helps -

Chorus:
D             E        G             A
clearasil and freederm sitting in my bathroom
    D               E                G                 A
the spots on my face can confirm that they don't really work
D        E        G           A
proactiv solution deserves an execution
    D        E            G               A - hold -
for being an ablution that does nothing but smirk at me
              G - hold -
'cause I'm an acne ridden teen

Bridge:
      A - hold -
but I won't let that define me
             G - hold -              A - build -
because the people that mind don't matter
        G                      A
and the people that matter don't mind
     G                     A
so when all that puss goes splatter
G                           A
wipe it off your mirror, and wipe it from your mind
D                 A           G
you could try and dairy free diet
        D           A       G
and drink 8 cups of water a day
    D              A          G
but in the end your acne will still run riot
          D             A                G
'cause the hormones that cause them, just won't go away

Interlude - x3 -: D  A  E  G

Chorus:
D             E        G             A
clearasil and freederm sitting in my bathroom
    D               E                G                 A
the spots on my face can confirm that they don't really work
D        E        G           A
proactiv solution deserves an execution
    D        E            G               A - hold -
for being an ablution that does nothing but smirk at me
              G - hold -
'cause I'm an acne ridden teen

Outro:
A - hold -
somewhat smelly 
G - hold -
   Kind of weird
    A - hold -
But generally A ok teen

G  D  D    
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5 Comments

  1. Is there any other chord to use than D? It never sounds right on mine

  2. Madi Ayshford

    I have always loved Charlie’s songs and this is one of my favourites!!!

  3. -2 for an easier version, but still sounds similar. c:

  4. I found that if you just repeat D A G then it sounds okay :)

  5. BeaLovesUkulele

    Yay so excited to play this!

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