• Song:

    Status Quo

  • Artist:

    Darren Criss


  Em      C       D
E----------------------------------| x2

You can repeat this until the "done" in the fifth line, or follow the chords I wrote.

Em                  G               C      D D
It  starts with not questioning the answers
Em         G                  C   D D
And giving up before you've begun
Em               G
It locks all the doors
              C      D
Increases the pressure
And in a flash
             G              C
Your time is up before it's done
    Em        G        C      D
And you won't know how it can feel
To feel at all

         Em C G             D Am Em
So I say no       to status quo
C                        G
Who wants to be like the rest
And deny the best that I'm meant for
       Em C G             D Am Em
I will show    the status quo
Who wants to be normal
I'll never conform
       D             Bm                C D (C)
I will be content to resent the status quo

Em                 G 
I'll kick down the walls around me
C                   D
They don't know how strong I am
I'm not defined by boundaries
 G              D
They will never understand
            D- Em C G
I'm so much more
             D Am Em
Than status quo
    C                 G
Who cares about being another pipe dreamer
Stuck on the bottom floor
      Em C G
And I know
             D Am Em
It's time to go
              C                        G
So maybe I've gotten everything that I wanted
But I think that I might have made it so
               Em    C    G
When I said no,   no,  no 
          Bm Am Em
To status quo

G     D      A        D
Cause I am a starship ranger
G         D          A    D
I'm gonna do everything I can
G         D    A        Bm
To always be a starship ranger
Cause it's everything
D (slide up the D to the fifth fret, but strum on the frets in between.)
I am

End on D.

(I completely made up the I Wanna Be reprise part, so sorry if it sounds weird.)
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