What’s My Age Again? chords by Blink-182


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What’s My Age Again? | Chords and lyrics

Intro

||: D#m/B D#m/F# | D#m/C# D#m :|| x4

Verse 1

||: D#m/B D#m/F# | D#m/C# D#m :||
I took her out, it was a Friday night.
I wore cologne to get the feeling right.
We started making out and she took off my pants.
| D#m/B D#m/F# | D#m/C# | D#m |
But then I turned on the TV and that’s about the time she walked 

Chorus 1

||: F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 B5 :||
away from me. Nobody likes you when you’re
twenty-three. And are still more amused by 
TV shows, what the hell is ADD?
| F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 | C#5 | B5 | B5 |
My friends say I should act my age. What’s my age again? What’s my age again?

Verse 2

||: B5 F#5 | C#5 D#5 :||
Then later on, on the drive home.
I called her mom, from a payphone.
I said I was the cops and your husband’s in jail.
| B5 F#5 | C#5 | B5 |
The state looks down on sodomy and that’s about the time that bitch hung 

Chorus 2

||: F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 B5 :||
up on me. Nobody likes you when you’re
twenty-three. And are still more amused by 
prank phone calls, what the hell is call ID?
| F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 | C#5 |
My friends say I should act my age. What’s my age again? What’s my age again?

Instrumental 1

||: D#m | D#m/C# | D#m/B | D#m/C# :|| x4
And that’s about the time she walked 

Chorus 3

||: F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 B5 :||
away from me. Nobody likes you when you’re 
twenty-three. And you still act like you’re in
freshman year, what the hell is wrong with me?
My friends say I should act my age.
| F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 | C#5 |
What’s my age again? What’s my age again? That’s about the time she broke

Chorus 4

||: F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 B5 :||
up with me. No one should take themselves so 
seriously. With many years ahead to 
fall in line. Why would you wish that on me?
| F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 | C#5 |
I never wanna act my age. What’s my age again? What’s my age again?

Instrumental 2

||: F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 B5 :|| x3

| F#5 C#5 D#5 | D#5 | C#5 | B5 |
What’s my age again?


What’s My Age Again? Chords and progressions

The initial clean riff for the intro and verse goes D#m/BD#m/F#D#m/C#D#m, this is chord VI with the bass line of chord IV – I – V – VI.

In a later verse, we play these chords instead. B5F#5C#5D#5.

The chorus is I – V – VI – IV, #3 on my top 10 chord progression list as “the safe bet for modern hits”. No Woman No Cry, I’m Yours, I Try, So Lonely, the list is long of modern hits using this chord progression.

In the intermediate acoustic course, during the lessons for I’m Yours, I break down how different hit songs’ melodies take advantage of this chord progression.

What’s My Age Again’s vocal melody would have been in that lesson as well, had I discovered the song a couple of years earlier.


What’s My Age Again? Blink-182’s breakthrough single

Blink 182’s album Enema Of The State was a huge success.

Produced by Jerry Finn (Green Day) and with a new drummer in Travis Barker, the band had found their calling – to describe the difficult life of an immature and spoilt male American 20-something.

What’s My Age Again? Might be the song on the album which describes this best with its carefree skate-punk rock riffs and streaking music video. It’s perhaps not surprising that the song originally was called Peter Pan syndrome.

As the lead single off the album, it reached #2 in the U.S and would come to represent the moment when Blink 182 crossed over to pop/punk mainstream.

The music video had a huge impact. The members are pictured running around naked in L.A, annoying everyone. This is intercut with them playing in an infinity white room.

The woman pictured on the cover of the album, porn star Janine Lindemulder is also featured in the music video.

Study the chords and lyrics, it starts off with an arpeggiated clean guitar riff.


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Blink-182

Following in the commercially successful footsteps of Green Day, Blink-182 made the switch from indie rock skate punk to stadium punk pop.

With hits like All The Small Things and What’s My Age Again? The band took the world by storm using immature humor and outrageous music videos.

Go to Blink-182.


Song Book

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To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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