What a Good Boy

Barenaked Ladies

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G            D                           Csus2
 When I was born, they looked at me and said,
"What a good boy, what smart boy, what a strong boy."
G                   D                            Csus2
 And when you were born, they looked at you and said,
"What a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl."
G                  D                         Csus2
 We've got these chains hanging around our necks,
people want to strangle us with them before we take our first breath.
G             D                            Csus2
 Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same,
when temptation calls, we just look away.
G                  D                          Csus2
 This name is the hairshirt I wear, and this hairshirt is woven from your brown hair. 
G                  D                          Csus2
 This song is the cross that I bear, bear it with me, bear with me, bear with me
D                  G G/F# Em C
be with me tonight
                          G G/F# Em C
I know that it isn't right
                 G
but be with me tonight.

          D               Csus2
I go to school, I write exams,
if I pass, if I fail, if I drop out, does anyone give a damn?
G             D                   Csus2
 And if they do, they'll soon forget,
cause it won't take much for me to show my life ain't over yet.
G            D                 Csus2
 I wake up scared, I wake up strange,
I wake up wondering if anything in my life is ever going to change
G            D             Em             C                             G
 I wake up scared, I wake up strange, and everything around me stays the same.

          D                          Csus2
It's the hairshirt I wear, and this hairshirt is woven from, is woven from your brown hair. 
G                  D                          Csus2
 This song is the cross that I bear, bear it with me, bear with me, bear with me
D                  G G/F# Em C
be with me tonight
                          G G/F# Em C        G G/F# Em C
I know that it isn't right
                 G
but be with me tonight.

            D                    Csus2
I couldn't tell you that I was wrong,
chickened out, grabbed a pen and paper, sat down and I wrote this song.
G            D                      Csus2
 I couldn't tell you that you were right,
so instead, I looked in the mirror, watched TV, laid awake all night
G                  D                        Csus2
 We've got these chains hanging around our necks,
people want to strangle us with them before we take our first breath.
G            D                            Csus2
 Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same,
when temptation calls, yeah, hey.

G                  D                          Csus2
 This name is the hairshirt I wear, and this hairshirt is woven from, is woven from, is woven from hair. 
G                  D                          Csus2
 This song is the cross that I bear, bear it with me, bear with me, bear with me,
             G
be with me tonight.  

G            D                           Csus2
 When I was born, they looked at me and said,
"What a good boy, what smart boy, what a strong boy."
G                   D
 And when you were born, they looked at you and said,
Em                        C                                   G
"What a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl."