C D F C F G C G F on the playground you learned how to share with the kids, C F G but you still didn't feel you fit in. C G F how fitting your confusion when you turned 16: C F D G C you knew how to paint by numbers, but you knew it wasn't rock and roll. C G F you learned tight pants, spray paint, and eyeliner. C F D you said glam rock would save your soul. C F but you couldn't grasp that the rebellion you wanted D G C wasn't something you could ever be sold. G D F and I never understood how someone could be so willing to be G D F absorbed into what I never thought could pass as identity. D C and I always felt bad for the kids who had to share their faces G D F with sad teenagers across the world C F who'd found something to fill their loss, F G C without ever addressing the cause. C F then I saw your speech impediment imitated exactly G C by a girl in seattle and a guy in minneapolis, C F G C so i guess you must have learned that from tv C F you said you'd find yourself for real, G C but fell that far from the goal- C F G7 C you had to paint by numbers but knew it wasn't r-r-r-r-rock and roll .