Teenage Lament ’74

Chords and lyrics for Teenage Lament ’74 by Alice Cooper

 
What a  
G 
drag it is
 
These gold  
Em 
lame’ 
 
jeans
G 
Is this the  
Em 
coolest 
 
way
To get though your teens
G 
Well, I cut my hair weird
I read that it was in
 
I  
Em 
looked like a  
G 
rooster
Em 
That was  
G 
drowned 
 
 
Em7 
and raised  
Em 
again
G 
What are you a-gonna do
Tell you what I’m a-gonna do
Why don’t you get away-ay
 
I’m  
D 
gonna leave  
G 
today-ay

I ran into my room

 
And I fell  
Em 
down on my knees
Well, I thought that fifteen
G 
Was gonna be a breeze
 
I  
Em 
picked up my guitar
 
To blast  
G 
way the clouds
 
But somebody in  
Em 
the next room yelled
 
"You gotta  
G 
turn that damn thing down"
 
Em 
What are you gonna do
 
Tell you  
G 
what I’m a-gonna do
Why don’t you get away-ay
I’m gonna cry all day-ay
D 
 
And  
G 
I know trouble is brewing out there
B 
But I can hardly  
C 
care
 
They fight all  
Em 
night about his private  
C 
secretary
 
Lipstick stain, blonde  
D 
hair, oh,oh, oh
 
C 
What are you gonna  
Em 
do
Tell you what I’m a-gonna do
D 
Why don’t you run away-ay
 
I’m gonna leave  
G 
today

But even

I don’t know
 
What I’m  
Em 
gonna 
 
do
Don’t know what I’m gonna do
No!

What are you a-gonna do

 
Tell  
G 
you what I’m a-gonna do
Em 
Why don’t you  
G 
run 
 
away
I’m gonna leave today

What are you a-gonna do

 
I’ll tell you what  
Am 
I’m a-gonna do
Why don’t you get away
D 
Well, I’d rather cry all day
 
Dm 
What 
 
 
G 
are you  
D 
gonna 
 
do
G 
What are you
Gonna do

What are you gonna do

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What are you gonna do

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What are you gonna do

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What are you gonna do

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What are you gonna do

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What are you gonna do

Gonna do
 
Gonna do  
D 
(Alice, Alice, Alice, Alice)
 
G 
Gonna 
 
do
Gonna do

What are you gonna do

What are you
Gonna do