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Transcribed by: Adam Thompson" <>
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Joey pulled himself to his feet,
Hauled his body back up the bank
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And looked back down there.
A                               G
He said the water was not that deep;
"But I almost drowned there."
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You can drown in a bathtub so they say.
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"Someone in class called me a loser,
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So I decided to skip the day hey hey - skip the day.
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I tried to look casual sneaking round the back,
Past the shotput across the track 
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And to the gate beside the portables.
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But a red tie and school gray slacks 
Doesn't blend in with the grass
                             A     G
As the teacher was changing class.
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He chased me halfway through the park,
Till I ran into the woods;
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And I'm very good in the woods.
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So I was an Indian,
Built a fire by the creek 
                   A    G
And dried my eyes there."
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There's a record body count this year
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There's a record body count this year.
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Joey stepped up on a block of ice,
Put a rope around his neck,
And fell asleep before he died.