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Charlie Puth

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Part of my "How We Do It" self-challenge. Truly the schoolchild's worst fear...
Hmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm, uh

When I run afoul, run afoul, run afoul of the rules, nerves get out of shape
Didn't think that I, think that I, think that I did that much, uh
Just been goin' round, goin' round, goin' round without a hat on a cool day
Didn't think you'd mind, think you'd mind, think you'd mind, there's no sun
Oh-oh-oh (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
It's not worth all the drama that I expect
The shows I watch pound this fact in, alright, ooh-ooh-ooh
It's never equal karma, this punishment
To go there is to internally die

You give out detention, now I'm sweatin' hard
My brain's filled with hazy thoughts of "What the hell'd I do?"
Yeah, you give out detention, I think you're too harsh
My crime isn't worth a broken soul, what's wrong with you? Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Now I've run afoul, run afoul, run afoul of the rules, hurty is my brain
Cause it knows that I, knows that I, knows that I screwed right up
It's a stupid fear, stupid fear, stupid fear, that's clear, pulse still races, mate
So just let me know, let me know, let me know when it's on, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
I'm sure you'll keep me after (hold me after) school 'til it's 10, yeah
You'll give me arthritis with chalk lines (or carpal tunnel syndrome with those lines), ooh-ooh-ooh
And then you'll call my father (or my mother) and, let me guess (you hate me)
Say I've been worse than Satan all this time (oh no)

You give out detention, now I'm shakin' hard
I just read Matilda so I think I'm super screwed (I'm screwed)
Yeah, you give out detention (oh-oh-oh), wish I could depart (depart)
But I hate to think what runnin' out on this would do (would do), oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Now I feel really stupid, shoulda kept my hat on (feel really stupid)
Boy, do I feal real stupid for leavin' my hat off (feal real stupid)
I sure feel really stupid, but let's not drag it on (feel really stupid)
It's true that I feel stupid, go ahead, drag me off

Just my lunchtime you're after? That's fine, I guess
And only twenty pencil-written lines?
That's not much of a bother, not worth my stress
Well, what a shock, again, those cartoons lie

So scared of detention, took a breath so sharp
When you told me off and slapped me with what I was due
Yeah, I thought that detention was somethin' more harsh
But I see it's fair for my infraction, good on you (good on you)
I still feel really stupid (hey), just for a diff'rent cause (I'm an absolute dunce)
Boy, do I feel real stupid for frettin' my head off (yeah, I'm fine with detention)
Still feelin' really stupid, I'm so glad to be wrong (it won't freak my heart)
It's true I still feel stupid, can turn my panic off (the next time you raise an eyebrow at the things I do)

Kinda based on my experiences...well, that's what I did in detention, I don't think I had any preconceptions, my memory's not that good. Yes, my school wouldn't let you outside without a hat. In the ball-melting Aussie summer that made sense, but in winter? Except now that I'm typing, that might've been an exception...stupid memory.

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E. S. Blofeld - January 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Aw you took my idea for this song! XD Well done though, as always. 555

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