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