Artist Melanie Martinez
Album K-12
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Intro -x4-: Dbm  Gbm  Abm
 
Verse 1:
Dbm               Gbm
I'm not a bad guy
   Abm                   Dbm                       Gbm Abm
So don't treat me bad if I'm feeling sad, alright?
                       Dbm                          Gbm
Please don't be mad if I don't smile back, alright?
     Abm                     Dbm                        Gbm
If I xxxx up my words, don't think I'm absurd, alright?
Abm
Alright?
 
Pre-Chorus:
Dbm
I'm physically exhausted
Abm         Gbm
Tired of my knuckles piercing
Dbm                          Abm
I'm chewing gum to pass this time
         Gbm
Sadness, can't you see it?
Dbm                     Abm
You're too busy seeking selfish wishes
Gbm
Look at how I'm feeling
Dbm                          Gbm
You write me up and say it's love
      -nc-
And I can't believe it
 
Chorus:
Dbm                   Gbm
Baby, can you meet me tonight in detention?
Dbm                            Gbm
I can feel your blood pressure rise, xxxx this tension
Dbm                       Gbm
Let me crawl up into your mind, did I mention?
Dbm                        Gbm
Pretending everything's alright is detention
 
Post-Chorus:
Dbm
De-detention
Gbm
De-detention
Dbm                         -nc-
Pretending everything's all right is -Shh!-
 
Verse 2:
Dbm                              Gbm Abm
The teachers don't care about me
                    Dbm                  Gbm Abm
xxxx how I feel, as long as I make money
Dbm                            Gbm     Abm
They let them do whatever they want to me
            Dbm                        Gbm
They're the customer, I'm chopped meat
            Abm
I'm chopped meat
 
Pre-Chorus:
Dbm
I'm physically exhausted
Abm         Gbm
Tired of my knuckles piercing
Dbm                          Abm
I'm chewing gum to pass this time
         Gbm
Sadness, can't you see it?
Dbm                     Abm
You're too busy seeking selfish wishes
Gbm
Look at how I'm feeling
Dbm                          Gbm
You write me up and say it's love
      -nc-
And I can't believe it
 
Chorus:
Dbm                   Gbm
Baby, can you meet me tonight in detention?
Dbm                            Gbm
I can feel your blood pressure rise, xxxx this tension
Dbm                       Gbm
Let me crawl up into your mind, did I mention?
Dbm                        Gbm
Pretending everything's alright is detention
 
Post-Chorus:
Dbm
De-detention
Gbm
De-detention
Dbm                         -nc-
Pretending everything's all right is -Shh!-
 
Bridge:
Dbm                           Gbm
I wanna go home and you say, "Now is not the time"
Dbm                                 Gbm
xxxx being all alone in back of the classroom, ah
Dbm                                          Gbm
Stop calling up my phone, trying to say that I've been out of line
Dbm                                    Gbm
When all I ever asked was to go to the bathroom
 
Interlude -x2-: Dbm  Gbm  Abm
 
Chorus:
Dbm                   Gbm
Baby, can you meet me tonight in detention?
Dbm                            Gbm
I can feel your blood pressure rise, xxxx this tension
Dbm                       Gbm
Let me crawl up into your mind, did I mention?
Dbm                        Gbm                Dbm
Pretending everything's alright is detention
 
Outro:
   Gbm  Abm
Tonight
Dbm                                 Gbm Abm
I can feel your blood pressure rise
Dbm                       Gbm  Abm
Let me crawl up into your mind
Dbm                              -nc-
Pretending everything's alright -is detention!-
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fujoshi_mom

geez theres like 10 comments but only 3 likes

Sarah

-1 is easier than the original version

Jada Sanaa

what strumming pattern did you use ?

Ingrid

I used DDUUDU but idk

Kaitlyn

I have a plucking pattwrn for the intro. If you wanna know its (transposed +1l

On Em pluck all the strings twice, then with em still play the strings c-a-c

Then with a play the c string then pluck the bottom two strings together twice

Then with b flat i think its a b chord play c-e-a-e
Then repeat for the rest of the intro

Then play dudu slowly and kinda dramatically for the rest of the song

morgan

It’s not knuckles piercing it’s knuckles beating.

Lilla

YAY

Ingrid

wow so easy fun!

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