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Sk8er Boi (Skater Boy)

Avril Lavigne


INTRO:
D5   A5   B5    Bb5   D5  (x2)
 
D5          A5                  B5               

He was a boy she was a girl,

                     Bb5      
Can i make it anymore obvious

D5          A5                  B5              
He was a punk, she did ballet
          C5        

What more can I say

 

D5            A5                           B5              
He wanted her, but she'd never tell

                     Bb5      
That secretly she wanted him as well.

D5                 A5                             B5              
But all of her friends, stuck up their nose

                  C5                                F5
They had a problem with his baggy clothes

CHORUS #1:

F5           C5                                  Bb5
He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy

               A5                    F5
he wasn't good enough for her.

                C5                                      Bb5
She had a pretty face but her head was up in space

                  A5                             Bb5
She needed to come back down to Earth

 

D5                A5                     B5              
5 years from now, she sits at home

                  Bb5      
feeding her baby she's all alone

D5                A5                        B5              
She turns on TV, guess who she sees

                  C5        
Skater Boy rocking up MTV

D5                      A5                         B5              
She calls up her friends they already know

                       Bb5      
They've all got tickets to see his show

D5           A5                          B5              
She tags along, stands in the crowd

                                       C5
Looks up at the man that she turned down

CHORUS #2:

F5           C5                                  Bb5
He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy

               A5                    F5
he wasn't good enough for her

                        C5                               Bb5
But now he's a superstar, slamming on his guitar

                          A5                          F5
Does your pretty face see what he's worth

F5           C5                                  Bb5
He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy

               A5                    F5
he wasn't good enough for her

                        C5                               Bb5
But now he's a superstar, slamming on his guitar

                          A5                          Bb5
Does your pretty face see what he's worth

INSTRUMENTAL:

F5  C5  Bb5  C#5

F5  C5  Bb5  C#5  A5

 

BRIDGE:

D5                                  F5

Sorry girl but you missed out

                                             C5
Well tough luck that boys mine now

                                          Bb5
We are more than just good friends

         A5                 D5
this is how the story ends

                                F5
too bad you couldn't see

                                        C5
See the man that boy could be

                                           Bb5
There is more than meets the eye

             A5              D5
I see the soul that is inside

 

D5            A5                           B5              
He's just a boy and I'm just a girl

                     Bb5      
Can i make it anymore obvious

D5           A5                       B5              
We are in love haven't you heard

              C5
How we rock each other’s world

 

CHORUS #3:

F5                 C5                                  Bb5
I'm with the skater boy, I said see you later boy

                  A5                  F5
I'll be backstage after the show

                     C5                       Bb5
I'll be at the studio singing the song we wrote

             A5                    F5
about a girl you used to know

F5                 C5                                  Bb5
I'm with the skater boy, I said see you later boy

                  A5                  F5
I'll be backstage after the show

                     C5                       Bb5
I'll be at the studio singing the song we wrote

             A5                    C5
about a girl you used to know


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.