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