American Idiot - Green Day
intro
verse
verse
chorus
chorus
chorus
pre-solo
solo
outro
00:00 / 00:00
Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
[Intro/Verses]

I play mostly downstrokes but throw in a couple upstrokes as well

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
D|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
A|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
E|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|


[Chorus]

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----66666666------------88888888--------------|
D|-----66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666----|
A|-----44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666----|
E|---------------44444444------------44444444----|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----66666666------------88888888--------------|
D|-----66666666--66666666--88888888--------------|
A|-----44444444--66666666--66666666--------------|
E|---------------44444444------------------------|


[Solo]

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------888-101010-121212-13/15/13-|
D|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6----------------------------|
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3---------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------8/13~~~~------------------|
D|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6---------------------------|
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3--------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

The verse riff is played clean after the solo, then the chorus
comes in and then the play the Ending.


[Ending]

Same as the Intro/Verse but the very final time he plays the riff he
misses of the last chord(F#) hence finish on the G#.

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6666------6----------------------------------|
D|---666--6666--44--6--6--4----------------------------|
A|---666--4444--44--4--6--4----------------------------|
E|---444--------22-----4--2----------------------------|
Don't wanna be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new mania
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alienation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Well maybe I'm the faggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alienation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Don't want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information age of hysteria.
It's calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alienation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.
Song info
American Idiot
Green Day
2004
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
  • Punk
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