Iím Sorry for Being a Jerk

Words and Music © 1986 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. I know I was thoughtless: I also was loud, love.

C†††††††††††††††††††††† †††††Am†††††††† F †††††G†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††

Tried to be cool, but it didnít work.

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My prideís gonna leave me without much to be proud of

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Iím sorry for being a jerk.

 

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2. Please look at my heart, love; donít judge by my actions.

C†††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††Am†††F††††† G†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††

Thatís not me; thatís only a quirk

C†††††††† ††††††††††Am†††††††††††††††††F†††† ††††††G†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††

Iíll take any terms; Iíll make any retractions

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Iím sorry for being a jerk.

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Bridge: Sometimes I want so much to impress you

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that I trip on my shoelaces trying.

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And then Ė I know itís senseless, but I put up defenses

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And I laugh like a fool while Iím dying,

 

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3. I think that my mouth should be put on a tether

C†††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††Am††††††††F††††† G†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††

When my brain wanders off in the murk

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If youíre going to despise me, letís do it together

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Iím sorry for being this clown youíve been seeing.

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Iím sorry for being a jerk.††

 

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