Lyrics/chords to "I Am What I Hated When I Was Young"

I Am What I Hated When I Was Young

(Ian Hunter)

Played in F#. This is transcribed with capo at 2nd fret

E
Well, I don't follow any trend
B7
I don't sulk for hours on end
E
I don't wanna reach out and punch someone
E                      B7      E
I am what I hated when I was young
E
I don't wear designer clothes
B7
I ain't got pins in my nose
E
I ain't got a tattoo on my bum
E                      B7      E 
I am what I hated when I was young

A        E     B7         E     A   E   B7 
Poverty was a wonderful thing everyone enjoyed
A                E          B7    E
We were eatin' grass not smokin' it
D
Wasn't like this when I was a boy
A
Wasn't like this when I was a boy

E
I don't rob old peoples' homes
B7
I don't steal no cellular phones
E
I kinda like my Dad and Mum
E                      B7      E
I am what I hated when I was young
E
I don't holler, I don't hoot
B7
I don't act like a nincompoop
E
I don't hide when the police come
E                      B7      E
I am what I hated when I was young

A            E         B7     E           A       E       B7 
I'm slowing down, I'm getting old 'n' my back is getting bad
A       E       B7       E
I just sit and moan all day
D
Wasn't like this when I was a lad
A
Wasn't like this when I was a lad

E
Comb my hair, brush my teeth, 
B7
Wash my feet more than once a week
E 
'n' I never leave my flies undone
E                      B7     E
I am what I hated when I was young
E
I'm the original mixed up kid
B7
I ain't proud of what I did
E
Now I'm older, calmed down some
E                              B7      E
I hate what I used to be when I was young
E                              B7      E
I hate what I used to be when I was young
E                              B7      E
I hate what I used to be when I was young

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Transcribed by Paul Stepto. Minor lyric correction by Lee Argus.

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