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