Tim Minchin – Rock N Roll Nerd chords

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AmDoesn't have a problem with drugs,
DmHe just doesn't do them,
G He's fine that his mates have tattoos,
AmBut he reckon's they'll rue them,
AmHe likes going to pubs,
DmBut he hates it when the music's too loud,
GHe tends not to go to rock concerts,
Am'Cause he can't stand the crowd
Dm GAnd all he's ever wanted to be
C G/B Am C/GIs a rock star on RAGE or MTV,
Dm GBut he knows that it's not very likely,
ENow that he's thirty he knows that...
E Am He will always be
GA rock'n'roll nerd,
C G/BHe'll keep writing songs the world will never hear,
Am C/GAnd though the won't be heard
Dm/F E (or minor - not sure)He'll keep on writing, oh yeah,
D GmBut you see the problem is
C7 FHe always thought he'd be a star,
Bb EbBut he learnt piano instead of guitar,
D GmWhich in the nineties didn't get you very far,
C7 F So while the other kids were learning Stairway
Bb EbHe was the piano to their forte,
DBut he was convinced one day
EbHe'd rock their fucking arses,
D EbOr be an icon for the disenfranchised masses,
D EbGrow his hair long and rebel against the state,
Emb5 FBut for now that'd have to wait,
D/F# G 'Cause he's running late for his morning classes.
AmAnd he will always be
GA rock'n'roll nerd,
C G/BHe'll keep playing gigs that no-one knows about,
Am GAnd though it sounds absurd
Dm/F EHe'll just keep playing, oh yeah,
D GmBut you see the problem is
C7 FThere's not much depth in what he's singing,
Bb EbHe's a victim of his upper-middle class upbringing,
DSo he can't write about the 'hood, or bling-bling,
Gm C7 FSo he sits and imagines his girlfriend is dead
Bb EbTo try and find some angst in his middle class head,
DBut the bitch is always fine at half past nine when they
GmGo to bed,
C7 FHe hasn't spent a single night in prison,
Bb EbHe has no issues with nutrition,
D EbHe has no drinking problem and no drug addiction
D EbUnless you count the drugs they put in chicken,
D EbMarijuana always tends to make him cough,
Emb5 FHe doesn't look good with his t-shirt off,
D/F#And when he tries to act tough, you can tell he's
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CmWhile his mates all stay out late,
Eb FPopping pills and havin fun,
CmHe stays home and showers,
And gets a good eight hours,
Eb FHe gets his thrills from his morning run,
CmWhile his mates all go on dates,
Eb FTaking speed and drinking cans of Beam,
CmHe stays home and cooks,
And curls up with a book,
Eb FAnd the girl he's had since he was seventeen
Gm'Cause he's never really been part of the scene,
BbWhile the other kids liked Gunners he liked Queen,
C7He's more into Beatles that the Stones,
Eb FHe's more Stevie Wonder than Ramones,
GmHe never owned a panel van,
BbHe never shot a Sepultura fan,
C7He doesn't know the difference between metal and thrash,
Eb FHe couldn't tell you nothing about Axl and Slash,
Gm He likes Ben Folds and The Jackson Five,
BbHe knows all the words to Stayin' Alive,
C7And although he wants to be all grungy and cool
Eb FHe spent eleven years in a private school,
GmSo it doesn't matter how hard he tries,
BbHe cannot hide behind his rock'n'roll lies,
C7'Cause you've either got it or you don't,
Eb FYeah, you'll either rock it or you won't,
GmYou've either got it or you don't,
BbYeah, you'll either rock it or you wont.
C7/// Eb// F// D/F#// E/Ab//
F GYou can criticise him and he won't care,
F C/E D'Cause he wants to rock, and he will never be deterred,
F/G He'll always be a fucked-up little tryhard wannabe
Amrock'n'roll nerd
E/G# C/G D7/F#(Stairway to Heaven Chords)
F AmA rock’n’roll nerd…
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