Intro: C G Bb F

Verse 1:
C      G
          Bb          F                 C
Like I’ve never heard that one before
          G               Bb
See, that one stupid word
         F                Am
Is why I don’t act anymore
    G          F
One bad review
     G           F
From someone you love
And suddenly it doesn’t matter who thinks you’re

Verse 2:
C     C7
G#ove average
    F              Fm               C
And so you stick to writing nothing else
       C7         F             Fm            C
If you never show off your only critic is yourself
    E7       F
But now I’ve learned that
G           Am
I’m not the best
So if you need a failure

You can ask where the nearest is
I’ll say look no further than your favourite lyricist

C       C7         Eaug          F
Me, the kid waking up from a dream
   C          C7           Fm
Realising his music is the worst he’s ever seen
        C           E              Am
And who cares if it was from when he was 15
It deserves the same judgement
It deserves the same judgement

Verse 3:
C            C7         Eaug          F
God, it’s so hard to be good for your age
         C              C7              Fm
When you know that your work’s not good enough for the stage
C                         Eaug
You got the skills of an idiot
Who got too much praise
And your whole damn career just turns into a phase
And the fire in your heart is beginning to fade

           C             E7          Am
And you’re one critique away from considering trading
Your piano for money
Isn’t it funny?
    C           Eaug  F       Fm
How average can cut so deep