Arctic Monkeys - The Bad Thing Guitar Chords

Arctic Monkeys

garage rock, indie rock, modern rock, permanent wave

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: Em, Bm, Am, G, F#, Dm
[Chorus]

Em     Bm
Do the bad thing
Am             G       F#  
  Take off your wedding ring
Em                   Bm
  But it won't make it that much easier
Am                 G    F#
  It might make it worse


[Verse 1]

        Dm                                     
Oh, the night's like a whirlwind
                         Am
Somebody's girlfriend is talking to me but it's alright
                       Dm
She's saying that he's not gonna slap me or try to attack me
Am
He's not the jealous type

      Dm                         Am
And I only need to get half an excuse and I'm away
    Dm                                  Am
But when there's no excuses that's much easier to say


[Bridge]

            Dm                        Am                        Dm
I've been before and all these capers make her too forward to ignore
                      Am
She's talking but I'm not entirely sure


[Interlude]

Dm Am Dm Am
Dm Am F# G


[Chorus]

Em     Bm
Do the bad thing
Am             G       F#  
  Take off your wedding ring
Em                   Bm
  But it won't make it that much easier
Am                 G    F#
  It might make it worse


[Verse 2]

         Dm
Oh, I'm stood at the bar and somebody's partner's talking to me but I don't know what that is
N.C.
What she isn't she murmurs things to confirm that the tragedy is true
      Dm                                      Am
And I knew "how could she not, she could have anyone she wants"
         Dm                        Am
And I'm struggling to think of an immediate response,


[Bridge]

              Dm                         Am                             Dm
Like "I don't mind, be a big mistake for you to wait and help me waste your time
                 Am                            Dm
Really love it's fine", said "really love it's fine"


[Interlude]

Dm Am Dm Am
Dm Am G F#


[Verse 3]

        Em                                    Bm
And the first time it occurred that there was something to destroy
  Am                         G                   F#
I knew before the invitation that there was this ploy
            Em                        Bm
Oh, but she carried on suggesting, I struggled to refuse
    Am                                    G            F#    Em
She said "it's the red wine this time but that is no excuse"

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