Intro -x4-: Fm  Bbm  Cm
 
Verse 1:
Fm               Bbm
I'm not a bad guy
   Cm                   Fm                       Bbm Cm
So don't treat me bad if I'm feeling sad, alright?
                       Fm                          Bbm
Please don't be mad if I don't smile back, alright?
     Cm                     Fm                        Bbm
If I xxxx up my words, don't think I'm absurd, alright?
Cm
Alright?
 
Pre-Chorus:
Fm
I'm physically exhausted
Cm         Bbm
Tired of my knuckles piercing
Fm                          Cm
I'm chewing gum to pass this time
         Bbm
Sadness, can't you see it?
Fm                     Cm
You're too busy seeking selfish wishes
Bbm
Look at how I'm feeling
Fm                          Bbm
You write me up and say it's love
      -nc-
And I can't believe it
 
Chorus:
Fm                   Bbm
Baby, can you meet me tonight in detention?
Fm                            Bbm
I can feel your blood pressure rise, xxxx this tension
Fm                       Bbm
Let me crawl up into your mind, did I mention?
Fm                        Bbm
Pretending everything's alright is detention
 
Post-Chorus:
Fm
De-detention
Bbm
De-detention
Fm                         -nc-
Pretending everything's all right is -Shh!-
 
Verse 2:
Fm                              Bbm Cm
The teachers don't care about me
                    Fm                  Bbm Cm
xxxx how I feel, as long as I make money
Fm                            Bbm     Cm
They let them do whatever they want to me
            Fm                        Bbm
They're the customer, I'm chopped meat
            Cm
I'm chopped meat
 
Pre-Chorus:
Fm
I'm physically exhausted
Cm         Bbm
Tired of my knuckles piercing
Fm                          Cm
I'm chewing gum to pass this time
         Bbm
Sadness, can't you see it?
Fm                     Cm
You're too busy seeking selfish wishes
Bbm
Look at how I'm feeling
Fm                          Bbm
You write me up and say it's love
      -nc-
And I can't believe it
 
Chorus:
Fm                   Bbm
Baby, can you meet me tonight in detention?
Fm                            Bbm
I can feel your blood pressure rise, xxxx this tension
Fm                       Bbm
Let me crawl up into your mind, did I mention?
Fm                        Bbm
Pretending everything's alright is detention
 
Post-Chorus:
Fm
De-detention
Bbm
De-detention
Fm                         -nc-
Pretending everything's all right is -Shh!-
 
Bridge:
Fm                           Bbm
I wanna go home and you say, "Now is not the time"
Fm                                 Bbm
xxxx being all alone in back of the classroom, ah
Fm                                          Bbm
Stop calling up my phone, trying to say that I've been out of line
Fm                                    Bbm
When all I ever asked was to go to the bathroom
 
Interlude -x2-: Fm  Bbm  Cm
 
Chorus:
Fm                   Bbm
Baby, can you meet me tonight in detention?
Fm                            Bbm
I can feel your blood pressure rise, xxxx this tension
Fm                       Bbm
Let me crawl up into your mind, did I mention?
Fm                        Bbm                Fm
Pretending everything's alright is detention
 
Outro:
   Bbm  Cm
Tonight
Fm                                 Bbm Cm
I can feel your blood pressure rise
Fm                       Bbm  Cm
Let me crawl up into your mind
Fm                              -nc-
Pretending everything's alright -is detention!-
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