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============================================================================
GREEN DAY - INSOMNIAC TAB BOOK
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Tracks:
============================================================================
01. Armatage Shanks
02. Brat
03. Stuck With Me
04. Geek Stink Breath
05. No Pride
06. Bab's Uvula Who?
07. 86
08. Panic Song
09. Stuart And The Ave.
10. Brain Stew
11. Jaded
12. Westbound Sign
13. Tightwad Hill
14. Walking Contradiction
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Armatage Shanks
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: A very simple song from Insomniac.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro
   E5     (x4)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (x2)
   A5   D5 (x2) F#5  D5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------7------------7-------------------------------------------|
D|-7----7-------4----7----2--------------------------------------|
A|-7----5-------4----5----2--------------------------------------|
E|-5------------2---------0--------------------------------------|

Chorus
   D5   A5   E5   A5     D5   A5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------------------7---------9-----------------------------|
D|-7----7----2----7------7----7----9-----------------------------|
A|-5----7----2----7------5----7----7-----------------------------|
E|------5----0----5-----------5----------------------------------|

Bridge (x2)
   A5   F#5 (x2) D5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------7----9------------------------------------------|
D|-7-----4-------7----9------------------------------------------|
A|-7-----4-------5----7------------------------------------------|
E|-5-----2-------------------------------------------------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus 1
Verse 2
Chorus 1
Bridge
Verse 3
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Intro


Lyrics

Stranded, lost inside myself
My own worst friend
And my own closest enemy			(Verse 1)
Branded, maladjusted
Never trusted anyone
Let alone myself

I must insist on being a pessimist		(Chorus 1)
I'm a loner in a catastrophic mind

Elected, the rejected
I perfected the science
Of the idiot					(Verse 2)
No meaning, and no healing
Self-loathing freak
And introverted deviot

(Chorus 1)
(Bridge)

Stranded, lost inside myself
My own worst friend
And my own closest enemy			(Verse 3)
Elected, the rejected
I perfected the science
Of the idiot

(Chorus 1)

I'm gettin pissed, I'm a worthless pessimist	(Chorus 2)
I'm a loner in a claustrophobic mind

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Brat
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Not much to say, really simple to play.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Verse
   G5   C5   G5     C5   G5   D5    (x4)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------5-----------5---------7----------------------------------|
D|-5----5----5------5----5----7----------------------------------|
A|-5----3----5------3----5----5----------------------------------|
E|-3---------3-----------3---------------------------------------|

Chorus
   C5   G5 (x3) D5    C5   G5 (x3) F5   G5              D5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5------------7-----5---------------------(bass riff)-7--7-----|
D|-5----5-------7-----5----5-------3----5---------------7--7-----|
A|-3----5-------5-----3----5-------3----5---------------5--5-----|
E|------3------------------3-------1----3------------------------|


Order

Verse 1 (Skip first G5-C5-G5)
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Bridge (Verse chords)
Chorus
End on G5


Lyrics

Mom and Dad don't look so hot these days
They're getting over the hill
Death is closing in and catching up
As far as I can tell				(Verse 1)
Got a plan of action and cold blood
And it smells of defiance
I'll just wait for Mom and Dad to die
Get my inheritance

Well now I want more
Cuz I'm getting bored
And I'm going nowhere fast
I was once full of doubt			(Chorus)
But it's all figured out
Well nothing good can last

Crow's feet and rot are setting in
And time is running out
My parent's income interest rate
Is gaining higher clout				(Verse 2)
I'm a snot-nosed slob without a job
And I know I damn well should
Mom and Dad don't look so hot these days
But my future's looking good

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

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Stuck With Me
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Pretty simple song, you'll have to listen closely to get
the strumming right.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro
   E5      C#5 B5 A5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-------11--9--7-7--------------------------------------------|
A|-7-------11--9--7-7--------------------------------------------|
E|---------9---7--5-5--------------------------------------------|

Verse
   E5     B5    A5  B5  A5  B5  (x2)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9------9-----7---9---7---9------------------------------------|
A|-7------9-----7---9---7---9------------------------------------|
E|--------7-----5---7---5---7------------------------------------|

Chorus
   C#5     A5   E5  (x3) A5   B5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6--6---------9------------------9-----------------------------|
D|-6--6----7----9--------7----9----9-----------------------------|
A|-4--4----7----7--------7----9----7-----------------------------|
E|---------5-------------5----7----------------------------------|


Order

Intro x2
Verse 1 (PM first E5)
Chorus
Verse 2 (PM last E5)
Chorus
Intro x4 (use last E5 from chorus)
Bass Riff (1..2..3..4) (PM B5)
Chorus


Lyrics

I'm not part of your elite
I'm just alright
Class structures waving colours
Bleeding from my throat
Not subservient to you
I'm just alright
Downclassed by the powers that be
Give me loss of hope

Cast out, buried in a hole
Struck down, forcing me to fall
Destroyed, giving up the fight		(Chorus)
Well I know I'm not alright

What's ny price and will you pay it?
If it's alright
Take it from my dignity
Waste it till it's dead
Throw me back into the gutter
Cuz it's alright
Find another pleasure fucker
Drag him down to hell

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

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Geek Stink Breath
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Very simple song

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro
   G5     F5  C5 (x4)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------5--------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5----3---5--------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5----3---3--------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-3----1------------------------------------------------------|

Verse
   G5   F5 (x7)  G5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5----3--------5-----------------------------------------------|
A|-5----3--------5-----------------------------------------------|
E|-3----1--------3-----------------------------------------------|

Chorus
   A#5  F5 (x4)  G5   F5 (x3)  G5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3----3--------5----3--------5---------------------------------|
A|-1----3--------5----3--------5---------------------------------|
E|------1--------3----1--------3---------------------------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1 (palm mute)
Chorus
Verse 2 (palm mute)
Chorus
Intro (x2)
Verse 3
Chorus
Intro
Intro chords x3, End on G5


Lyrics

I'm on a mission
I've made my decision
To lead a path of self-destruction
Slow progression			(Verse 1)
Killin my complexion
And it's rotting out my teeth

I'm on a roll
No self-control
I'm blowing off steam
With methaphetamine			(Chorus)
I don't know what I want
And it's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face

Every hour
My blood is turning sour
And my pulse is beating out of time
I found a treasure			(Verse 2)
Filled with sick pleasure
And it sits on a thick white line

(Chorus)
(Bridge)

I'm on a mission
I got no decision
Like a cripple running the rat race
Wish in one hand			(Verse 3)
Shit in the other
And see which one gets filled first

(Chorus)

Geek...stink...breath!

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No Pride
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Another very easy song from this album.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro (x2 one guitar, x2 with band)
   G#5  D#5  C#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------8----6---------------------------------------------------|
D|-6----8----6---------------------------------------------------|
A|-6----6----4---------------------------------------------------|
E|-4-------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (x4)
   G#5  D#5  C#5  G#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------8----6---------------------------------------------------|
D|-6----8----6----6----------------------------------------------|
A|-6----6----4----6----------------------------------------------|
E|-4--------------4----------------------------------------------|

Chorus
   D#5  C#5 G#5 D#5  (x2)  G#5  C5   C#5  D#5   G#5  D#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8------6-----8---------------5----6----8-----------8----------|
D|-8------6--6--8----------6----5----6----8------6----8----------|
A|-6------4--6--6----------6----3----4----6------6----6----------|
E|-----------4-------------4---------------------4---------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Intro chords x2
Verse 2
Chorus
Intro chords x6
Chorus
Intro chords x4  ("I got no pride")


Lyrics

Well I am just a mutt
And nowhere is my home
Where dignity's a land mine
In the school of lost hope		(Verse 1)
I've panhandled for life
Because I'm not afraid to beg
Hand me down your lost and founds
Of second hand regrets

Better swallow your pride
Before you choke on it
Better digest your values		
Because they turn to shit		(Chorus)
Honour's gonna knock you down
Before your chance
To stand up and fight
Well I know I'm not the one
I got no pride

Sects of disconnection
And traditions of lost faith
No culture's worth a stream of piss
Or bullet in my face
To hell with unity			(Verse 2)
Separation'll kill us all
Torn to shreds and disjointed
Before the final fall

(Chorus)
(Intro)
(Chorus)

I got no pride

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Bab's Uvula Who?
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Another simple 3 chord punk song off Insomniac.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro
   B5   A5   F#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------11--------------------------------------------------|
D|-9----7----11--------------------------------------------------|
A|-9----7----9---------------------------------------------------|
E|-7----5--------------------------------------------------------|

Verse
   B5                A5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------9--------------------------------------|
D|-9-9---9-9---9-9---7----9--------------------------------------|
A|-9-9---9-9---9-9---7----7--------------------------------------|
E|-7-7---7-7---7-7---5-------------------------------------------|

Chorus
   A5   E5   B5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------9--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7----9----9---------------------------------------------------|
A|-7----7----9---------------------------------------------------|
E|-5---------7---------------------------------------------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus 1
Verse 2
Chorus 2
Verse 1 (keep strumming chords)
Chorus 2


Lyrics

I got a knack for fuckin everything up
My temper flies and I get myself all wound up
My fuse is short and my blood pressure is high
I lose control and I get myself all wound up
Tension mounts and I fly up the wall		(Verse 1)
I self-destruct and I get myself all wound up
Petulance and irritation set in
I throw a tantrum and I get myself all wound up

I hate myself and I'm all wound up
I hate myself and I'm all wound up		(Chorus 1)
Loss of control and I'm all wound up
I lose myself and I'm all wound up

Chip on my shoulder and a leech on my back
Stuck in a rut and I get myself all wound up
Killed my composure and it'll never come back
Loss of control and I get myself all wound up
Blown out of proportion again			(Verse 2)
My temper snaps and I get myself all wound up
Spontaneous combustion, panic attack
I slipped a gear and I get myself all wound up

I hate myself and I'm all wound up
Loss of control and I'm all wound up
What can I say, I'm afraid 			(Chorus 2)
I'm all wound up

(Verse 1)
(Chorus 2)

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86
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes:  Pretty easy song.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Verse (x2, palm mute)
   E5   B5   A5   E5  A5  E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------2-2----------------------------------------|
D|-2----9----7----2---2-2-2--------------------------------------|
A|-2----9----7----2---0-0-2--------------------------------------|
E|-0----7----5----0-------0--------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus (x2)
   B5   A5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9----7--------------------------------------------------------|
A|-9----7--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-7----5--------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (x4)
   E5   G#5  A5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9----6----7---------------------------------------------------|
A|-7----6----7---------------------------------------------------|
E|------4----5---------------------------------------------------|

Bridge
   E5   G#5  A5 (x4)  E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------(bass riff)----------------------------|
D|-2----6----7--------2---------------2--------------------------|
A|-2----6----7--------2---------------2--------------------------|
E|-0----4----5--------0---------------0--------------------------|


Order

Chorus chords x4
Verse 1
Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Verse 2
Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Bridge
Chorus
End on E5


Lyrics

What brings you around?
Did you lose something
The last time you were here?		(Verse 1)
You'll never find it now
It's buried deep
With your identity

So stand aside
And let the next one pass		(Pre-Chorus)
Don't let the door
Kick you in the ass

There's no return from 86   (x4)
Don't even try				(Chorus)

Exit out the back
And never show your head
Around again				(Verse 2)
Purchase your ticket
And quickly take
The last train out of town

(Pre-Chorus)
(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

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Panic Song
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: The intro may seem rather complicated, but if you really
listen to it, it's rather simple.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro (bass hits high B fast)
   B5 (x2)                      (x2)  B      E      F#    (x4)
e|------------------------------------7-7----7-7----9--9---9---9-|
B|------------4----5----7----7--------7-7----9-9----11-11--11--11|
G|-4--------4------4----4----4--------8-8----9-9----11-11--11--11|
D|-4----------------------------------9-9----9-9----11-11--11--11|
A|-2----------------------------------9-9----7-7----9--9---9---9-|
E|------------------------------------7-7------------------------|

               F#5          (x8)                |      (x4)      |
e|----------------------------------------------(start verse 1 on|
B|----------------------------------------------------2nd rep)---|
G|-(pickslide)-11--11-x-x-x-x-x--11-11-11-11-11-11-11------------|
D|-------------11--11-x-x-x-x-x--11-11-11-11-11-11-11------------|
A|-------------9---9--x-x-x-x-x--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-9-9-9-9--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (x2) (omit first B5 on first verse)
   B5     G#5  F#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4------6----4-------------------------------------------------|
A|-2------6----4-------------------------------------------------|
E|--------4----2-------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
   E5   B5   F#5  B5   E5   B5   A5   F#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------4---------4---------4------------------------------------|
D|-2----4----4----4----2----4----7----4--------------------------|
A|-2----2----4----2----2----2----7----4--------------------------|
E|-0---------2---------0---------5----2--------------------------|

Bridge (x4)
   B5     A5   F#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4------7----4-------------------------------------------------|
A|-2------7----4-------------------------------------------------|
E|--------5----2-------------------------------------------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Bridge


Lyrics

Ready for a cheap escape
On the brink of self-destruction
Widespread panic
Broken glass inside my head			(Verse 1)
Bleeding down these thoughts of anguish
Mass confusion

Well the world is a sick machine
Breeding a mass of shit				(Chorus)
With such a desolate conclusion
Fill the void with...I don't care

There's a plague inside of me
Eating at my dispostion
Nothing's left
Torn out of reality				(Verse 2)
Into a state of no opinion
Limp with hate

(Chorus)

I wanna drop out  (x4)				(Bridge)

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Stuart And The Ave.
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Pretty simple song, not much else to say.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro
   D5              A5 (PM)     D5   E5   G5   A5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7---(bass riff)-------------7---------------------------------|
D|-7---------------77777777----7----2----5----7------------------|
A|-5---------------77777777----5----2----5----7------------------|
E|-----------------55555555---------0----3----5------------------|

Verse
   D5   E5   G5   D5     D5   E5   G5   A5   (x2)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7--------------7------7---------------------------------------|
D|-7----2----5----7------7----2----5----7------------------------|
A|-5----2----5----5------5----2----5----7------------------------|
E|------0----3----------------0----3----5------------------------|

Chorus
   B5   G5 (x2)  D5   E5   G5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------7-------------(intro)---------------------------|
D|-9----5--------7----2----5-------------------------------------|
A|-9----5--------5----2----5-------------------------------------|
E|-7----3-------------0----3-------------------------------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Bridge (verse chords)
Chorus
End on D5-A5 x2, D5


Lyrics

Standing on the corner
Of Stuart and the Avenue
Ripping up a transfer
And a photograph of you			(Verse 1)
You're a blur of my dead past
And rotting existence
As I stand laughing on the
Corner of insignificance

Well destiny is dead
In the hands of bad luck		(Chorus)
Before it might have made some sense
But now it's all fucked up

Seasons change as well as minds
And I'm a two-faced clown
Mommy's little nightmare
Driving Daddy's car around		(Verse 2)
I'm beat down and half brain-dead
The long lost king of fools
I may be dumb but I'm not stupid
Enough to stay with you

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

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Brain Stew
Green Day
Insomniac (1995) / Godzilla Soundtrack (1998)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Bass and drums kick in on 1st chorus.  For the chord
scratches, lighty hold the chord and brush the pick along all the
strings to give you funny sounds.  Hit some open high E and B
strings during the outro between the chords.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Main Riff
   A5      G5      F#5     F5    E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--7----5--5----4--4----3--3--2--2----------------------------|
A|-7--7----5--5----4--4----3--3--2--2----------------------------|
E|-5--5----3--3----2--2----1--1--0--0----------------------------|


Order

Intro (palm mute main riff twice)
Verse 1 (main riff x4)
Chorus (main riff x2)
Verse 2 (main riff x4)
Chorus (main riff x2 w/ chord scratches)
Verse 3 (main riff x4)
Chorus (main riff x2 w/ chord scratches)
Verse 2 (main riff x4 with small chord scratches)
End (main riff x8, strum full chords)
A5 Fade into Jaded


Lyrics

I'm havin trouble trying to sleep
I'm countin sheep but runnin out
As time ticks by, still I try		   (Verse 1)
No rest for crosstops in my mind
On my own, here we go

My eyes feel like they're gonna bleed
Dried up and bulging out my skull
My mouth is dry, my face is numb	   (Verse 2)
Fucked up and spun out in my room
On my own, here we go

My mind is set on overdrive
The clock is laughing in my face
Crooked spine, senses dulled		   (Verse 3)
Passed the point of delerium
On my own, here we go

(Verse 2)

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Jaded
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Fade in from Brain Stew, played very fast.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Intro (Fade in from Brain Stew)
   A5   G5 D5  (x2 one guitar, x2 with band)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------7-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7----5--7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-7----5--5-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-5----3--------------------------------------------------------|

Verse
   A5   G5 D5  (x7)  A5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------7-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7----5--7---------7-------------------------------------------|
A|-7----5--5---------7-------------------------------------------|
E|-5----3------------5-------------------------------------------|

Chorus
   D5    A5  G5 A5   D5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-----------------7----9----(verse x2)------------------------|
D|-7-----7---5--7----7----9--------------------------------------|
A|-5-----7---5--7----5----7--------------------------------------|
E|-------5---3--5------------------------------------------------|


Order

Intro
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Verse chords x4 (no lyrics)
Chorus
Verse chords x4 ("In nowhere")
End on A5


Lyrics

Somebody keep my balance
I think I'm falling off
Into a state of regression
The expiration date			(Verse 1)
Rapidly coming up
It's leaving me behind to rank

Always move forward
Going straight will get you nowhere
There is no progress			(Chorus)
Evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere

I'm taking one step sideways
Leaning with my crutch
Got a fucked-up equilibrium
Countdown from 9 to 5			(Verse 2)
Hooray we're gonna die
Blessed into our extinction

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

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Westbound Sign
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: One simple punk song.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Verse
   B5   F#5  G#5  E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9----4----6----2----------------------------------------------|
A|-9----4----6----2----------------------------------------------|
E|-7----2----4----0----------------------------------------------|

Chorus (x4)
   B5  G#5 E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9----6--9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-9----6--7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-7----4--------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge
   F#5  A5   E5   B5  (x3)  F#5  A5   E5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4----7----2----9---------4----7----2--------------------------|
A|-4----7----2----9---------4----7----2--------------------------|
E|-2----5----0----7---------2----5----0--------------------------|


Order

Chorus chords
Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Bridge
Verse chords x4
Chorus chords x6


Lyrics

Boxed up all of her favourite things
Sold the rest at a rainy yard sale
Big plans and leaving friends
And a westbound sign				(Verse 1)
Weighed out her choices on a scale
Prevailing nothing made sense
Just transportation and a blank decision

She's taking off
Taking off					(Chorus)
Taking off
Taking off

No time and no copping out
She's burning daylight and petrol
Blacked out the rearview mirror
And westward on
Strung out on confusion road
And ten minute nervous breakdowns
Xanex a beer for thought
And she's determined

(Chorus)

Oh is it salvation?
Or an escape from discontent?
Will she find a name
In the California cement
Punched out of the grind			(Bridge)
The punched her once too many times
Is tragedy 2000 miles away?
She's taking off

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Tight Wad Hill
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Played pretty fast, another simple song.  Any time you stay
A5 for a long time, you may go back to G5 for one quick strum.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Verse
   A5     G5   A5 (x2)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7------5----7-------------------------------------------------|
A|-7------5----7-------------------------------------------------|
E|-5------3----5-------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
   C5   G5   A5 (x2)  C5   G5 (x2)  C5   G5   A5 (single strums)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5------------------5-------------5----------------------------|
D|-5----5----7--------5----5--------5----5----7------------------|
A|-3----5----7--------3----5--------3----5----7------------------|
E|------3----5-------------3-------------3----5------------------|


Order

Verse 1
Chorus
Verse 2
Chorus
Bridge (verse chords)
Chorus
End on G5 G5 A5


Lyrics

Cheapskate on the hill
A thrill-seeker making deals
Sugar city urchin wasting time
Town of lunatics			(Verse 1)
Begging for another fix
Turning tricks for speedballs
One more night

Making your rounds once again
Turning up empty-handed
Bummin a ride				(Chorus)
Burnin daylight
Last up at dawn
Tight Wad Hill

Drugstore hooligan
Another white trash mannequin
On display to rot up on the hill
Living out a lie			(Verse 2)
But having the time of his life
Hating every minute
Of his existence

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

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Walking Contradiction
Green Day
Insomniac (1995)
Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music: Green Day
Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here)
Notes: Reminiscent of an old Kinks riff, very simple to play.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
5 = power chord

Verse
   A5    D5   G5    A5     (x8)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7-7-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--7--7-7--5--5--7-7--7---------------------------------------|
A|-7--7--5-5--5--5--7-7--7---------------------------------------|
E|-5--5-------3--3--5-5--5---------------------------------------|

Chorus
   D5    G5     A5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7--7----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--7--5-5-5--7------------------------------------------------|
A|-5--5--5-5-5--7------------------------------------------------|
E|-------3-3-3--5------------------------------------------------|


Order

Intro (PM A5)
Verse 1
Verse chords x2
Verse 2
Chorus
Verse chords x2
Verse 1
Chorus x2
Verse chords x4


Lyrics

Do as I say, not as I do because
The shit's so deep run can't run away
I beg to differ, on the contrary
I agree with every word that you say		(Verse 1)
Talk is cheap and lies are expensive
My wallet's fat and so is my head
Hit and run and then I'll hit you again
I'm a smart-ass, but I'm playing dumb

Standards set and broken all the time
Control the chaos behind a gun
Call it as I see it even if
I was born deaf, blind, and dumb		(Verse 2)
Losers winning big on the lottery
Rehab rejects still sniffing glue
Constant refutation with myself
I'm a victim of a catch 22

I have no belief
But I believe I'm a
Walking contradiction				(Chorus)
And I ain't got no right

(Verse 1)
(Chorus x2)

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RaNcId HuB wrote on May 5 2002, 12:00 am

Thanx this is great and just what i was lookin for excelant tabs green day rule

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andyrobsonetc wrote on September 23 2004, 12:00 am

the bab's uvula tab is so far out i'm assumin the rest are *** aswell

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Liam wrote on December 5 2004, 12:00 am

hi its me again and yes this tab sucks my socks aswell this isnt a tab it is just chords and my version is so much better and why dont you submit an american idiot album tab i cud do with a laugh

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