Jesus Of Suburbia

VERSE 1
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C#                                A#
I’m the son of rage and love       The Jesus of Suburbia
F#                               G#
The bible of none of the above, on a steady diet of
C#                                A#
Soda pop and Ritalin               No one ever died for my
F#                                               G#
Sins in Hell, as far as I can tell, at least the ones I got away with

CHORUS
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F#                  G#           F#                  G#
And there’s nothing wrong with me,   this is how I’m supposed to be
F#              G#                             C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#
In a land of make believe that don’t believe in me

VERSE 2
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C#                           A#
Get my television fix,        sitting on my crucifix
F#                                        G#
A living room on my private womb, while the moms and brads are away
C#                                     A#
To fall in love and fall in debt       to alcohol and cigarettes
F#                                 G#
And mary jane to keep me insane, doing someone else’s cocaine

REPEAT CHORUS

C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#
C#  A#  F#  G#
C#  F   A#  G#  F#  G#

Part II: City Of The ***ed (4/4)
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VERSE 1 (some chords are arranged for guitar from piano)
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C#                         C                  A#        G#
At the center of the Earth in the parking lot of the 7-11 were I was taught
F#                      G#
The motto was just a lie
C#                               C                    A#                       G#
It says home is where your heart is, but what a shame, ’cause everyone’s heart doesn’t beat the same
F#                      G#
It’s beating out of time

CHORUS
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A#         G#         C#                 F#
City of the Dead,      at the end of another lost highway
A#           G#              F#
Signs misleading to nowhere
A#         G#         C#                      F#
City of the ***ed,    lost children with dirty faces today
A#         G#              F#
No one really seems to care

VERSE 2 (same as first)
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C#                       C                       A#                   G#
I read the graffiti in the bathroom stall like the holy scriptures of a shopping mall
F#                         G#
And so it seemed to confess
C#                              C                  A#                         G#
It didn’t say much, but it only confirmed that the center of the earth is the end of the world
F#                         G#
And I could really care less

REPEAT CHORUS

Part III: I Don’t Care (3/3 turning into 4/4)
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G#  C#  G#  C#  F#  C#

G#           C#            G#           C#            F#           C#           G#
I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t care
G#           C#            G#           C#            F#           C#           G#
I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t care
G#           C#            G#           C#            F#           C#           G#
I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t care
G#           C#            G#           C#            F#           C#           G#
I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t, I don’t care if you don’t care
F#  G#    C#    A  G#  C#  A  G#  C#  A  G#  C#  A  G#
I   don’t care

A  G#
Everyone’s so full of ***
A  G#
Born and raised by hypocrites
A  G#
Hearts recycled but never saved
A  G#
From the cradle to the grave
A  G#
We are the kids of war and peace
A  G#
From Anaheim to the Middle East
A  G#
We are the stories and disciples of
A  G#
The Jesus of Suburbia

F#           G#      C#  G#
Land of make believe
F#           G#         C#  G#
And it don’t believe in me
F#           G#      C#  G#
Land of make believe
F#           G#          F#  G#    C#
And I don’t believe, and I   don’t care
F#  G#    C#    F#  G#    C#
I   don’t care, I   don’t care
F#  G#    C#    F#  G#    C#  C#  C#  C#  G#
I   don’t care, I   don’t care

Part IV: Dearly Beloved (4/4)
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G#                    C
Dearly beloved are you listening?
C#                                  G#     D#
I can’t remember a word that you were saying
G#                       C
Are we demented or am I disturbed?
C#                                 G#        D#
The space that’s in between insane and insecure

G#  C  C#  G#  D#

G#                            C
Oh therapy, can you please fill the void?
C#                       G#    D#
Am I retarded or am I just overjoyed
G#                        C
Nobody’s perfect and I stand accused
C#                                       G#   D#
For lack of a better word, and that’s my best excuse

G#  C  C#  G#  D#

Part V: Tales Of Another Broken Home (4/4)
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G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#

C# G#       F#  C# G#       F# C# G#     F# C# G#  F#
To live and not to breathe, is to die in trage-dy
C# G#      F#  C# G# F# C# G#        F#  C# G#   F#
To run, to run aw-ay,   to find what you believe

C# G# C# G# C#    G#   D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
And I           leave behind
C#   G#   C#  G#  C# G#   D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
This hurricane of ***ing lies

G#      F#    C# G#  F# C#   G#        F#    C# G#  F#
I  lost my faith to this,  this town that don’t ex-ist
C# G#     F#  C# G# F# C#  G#       F# C# G#    F#
So I  run, I run aw-ay,   the light of mas-o-chist

C# G# C# G# C#    G#   D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
And I           leave behind
C#   G#   C#  G#  C# G#   D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
This hurricane of ***ing lies
C# G# C# G# C#    G#   D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
And I               walked this line
C#   G# C#  G#  C# G#   D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
A million and one ***ing times
F#   C#   G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#
But not this time

F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#
F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#
C# G# C# G# C# G# D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2
C# G# C# G# C# G# D# G#2 D# G#2 D# G#2

C#             D#           G#         C#
I don’t feel any shame, I won’t apologize
C#                  D#               G#
When there ain’t nowhere you can go
C#                 D#          G#               C#
Running away from pain when you’ve been victimized
C#                    D#       G#
Tales from another broken home

F#  C#  G#
You’re leaving
F#  C#  G#
You’re leaving
F#  C#  G#
You’re leaving
F# C#   G#
Ah, you’re leaving home

F#  C#  G#  F#  C#  G#

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