Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Aadd9A fantastic and simple song...the tempo starts slow and picks up as it goes. This is how I like to play it. To make for easier playing you can use the alternate version of Asus2 throughout (I believe Mat himself does this live sometimes). I think the fuller one sounds better, but both give the same effect. Happy playing :)
VerseI'm Asus2sure that I'mC♯m7 moving to St LoBsus4uis ThreAsus2e long years wonderC♯m7ing here in New YorBsus4k City I guAsus2ess I'm looking for the C♯m7right way to do Bsus4this I gueAsus2ss I'm looking for the rC♯m7ight things to call pBsus4retty
Pre-chorusYounAsus2g boys playing in the paC♯m7rk turning their backs to Bsus4take a shot You Asus2know I'll stay sharp around hereC♯m7 'cause they're stoning and lBsus4eaving type It's the kAsus2ind of love that comes and gC♯m7oes when there's company cBsus4oming around
ChorusAsus2What's a boy toC♯m7 do who knows no man noBsus4w? Asus2What's a boy toC♯m7 do who knows no man noBsus4w?
VerseDaddy's been looking down his nose at all of them And I've been looking round for someone to tell me who I am He kept saying I was to young to finish a fight I'd die each time they came I never got to draw my knife
Pre-chorusWell it was just a pair of shoes in a middle school room with the world watching in And angel is crying I'm dying just a little inside as they ran away Funny which words stick around 20 years down when you're driving alone
ChorusWhat's a boy to do when there's no man at home? What's a boy to do when there's no man at home?
Bridge 1Well I'll Asus2stack all my boC♯m7oks in peBsus4rfect rows From the Asus2biggest down tC♯m7o the Bsus4smallest ones And I bAsus2uy all the pC♯m7erfect Bsus4clothes Bullet Asus2proof and black, where IC♯m7 look like a Bsus4son...
Pre-chorusWell it was just a rain night at his house A bottle spinning around the room And everybody's singing and slipping down the bottom halfway rush of blood And I was grabbing Missy but I was trying to find the light switch in the dark
ChorusWhat's a boy to do with no man in his heart? What's a boy to do with no man in his heart?
Bridge 2It's all qAsus2uiet for the first time With nBsus4o voices left to fall I saw a boy C♯m7at the bottom of the bridge His caAadd9r was left there on the top It's Asus2four o'clock in the morning Didn'tBsus4 need to be like this There'sC♯m7 a white sheet left to cover up What sAadd9hould have been a holy kiss It's Asus2not like those days C♯m7It's not like I'm scareBsus4d of you
ChorusWhat's the sAsus2on of man and aC♯m7 boy to do?Bsus4 What's the sAsus2on of man and aC♯m7 boy to youBsus4?