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Walking contradiction 

(As recorded by Green Day – Insomniac)

Intro:
A, D, G, A   x 2

Verse: (A, D, G, A - throughout)
Do as I say not as I do because the shit’s so deep you can’t run away
I beg to differ and on the contrary I agree with every word that you say
Talk is cheap and lies are expensive and my wallets 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

Interlude:
A, D, G, A   x 2

Verse: (A, D, G, A - throughout)
Standards set and broken all the time, control the chaos from behind a gun
Call it as I see it even if I was born deaf, blind and dumb
Losers winning big on the lottery, rehab rejects still sniffing glue
Constant refutation with myself I’m victim of catch 22

Chorus: (D, G, A – throughout)
I have no belief
But I believe on the walking contradiction
And, I ain’t got no right

Interlude:
A, D, G, A   x 2

Verse: (A, D, G, A - throughout)
Do as I say not as I do because the shit’s so deep you can’t run away
I beg to differ and on the contrary I agree with every word that you say
Talk is cheap and lies are expensive and my wallets 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

Chorus: (D, G, A – throughout)
I have no belief
But I believe on the walking contradiction
And, I ain’t got no right

D, G, A   x 3

I have no belief
But I believe on the walking contradiction
And, I ain’t got no right

*End on D

Stuart and the ave.

(As recorded by Green Day – Insomniac) 

Intro:
D, Em, G, D		
D, Em, G, A

Verse: (Chord progression same as intro)
Standing on the corner of Stuart and the avenue
Ripping up my transfer and a photograph of you
You’re a blur of my dead past and rotting existence
I stand laughing on the corner of insignificance

Chorus:
         B 	   G               B                  G
Your destiny is dead, in the hands of bad luck
D		          Em		         G			    D
Before it might have made some sense but now it’s all fucked up

Interlude:
D, Em, G, A

Verse: (Chord progression same as intro and verse) 
Season change as well as minds and I’m a two faced clown
You’re mummy’s little nightmare driving daddy’s car around
I’m a 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:
         B 	   G               B                  G
Your destiny is dead, in the hands of bad luck
D		          Em		         G			    D
Before it might have made some sense but now it’s all fucked up

Interlude:
D, Em, G, A		D, Em, G, D

Chorus:
         B 	   G               B                  G
Your destiny is dead, in the hands of bad luck
D		          Em		         G			    D		
Before it might have made some sense but now it’s all fucked up 
             A
it’s all fucked up

*End on D


No pride

(As recorded by Green Day – Insomniac)

Intro:
G, D, A, D   x 2

Verse: (Same chord progression as intro)
I’m just a mutt and nowhere is my home
Where dignity’s a land mine in the school of lost hope
I’ve panhandled for a life and I’m not afraid to beg
Hand me down your lost and founds of second hand regret

Bridge:
A			     B			    C        D  A
You better swallow your pride or you’re gonna choke on it
A			 B		         C     D  A		
You better digest your values because they turn to shit

Chorus:
A			         B                  C			    D
Honour’s gonna knock you down before your chance to stand up and fight
E		        D 		           A
I know I’m not the one, I’ve got no pride
 
Verse: (Same chord progression as intro and verse)
Sects of disconnect and traditions of lost faith
No culture’s worth a stream of piss or a bullet in my face
To hell with unity, separation’s gonna kill us all
Torn to shreds and disjointed before the final fall

Bridge:
A			     B			    C        D  A
You better swallow your pride or you’re gonna choke on it
A			 B		         C     D  A		
You better digest your values because they turn to shit

Chorus:
A			         B                  C			    D
Honour’s gonna knock you down before your chance to stand up and fight
E		        D 		           A
I know I’m not the one, I’ve got no pride, like a rising tide, I got no pride

*End on A


Westbound sign

(As recorded by Green Day – Insomniac)

Guitar tab

Intro:

|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------9-9-9-9-|-----------------9-9-9-9-|
|--9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-|
|--9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|
|--7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4---------|-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4---------|

Verse:

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---4---4---4---4-------------------------------------------------|
|---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---6---6---6---6---2---2---2---2-|
|---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---6---6---6---6---2---2---2---2-|
|-------------------2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0-|

Bridge:

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------2--2--2--2--------------4--4--4--4--
|--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--
|--4--4--4--4--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
|--2--2--2--2--------------0--0--0--0--------------

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------2--2--2--2--------------------------
|--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
|--4--4--4--4--0--0--0--0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
|--2--2--2--2--------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--4-4-4-4-4-------------------------------|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-|
|--2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-|
|------------2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-|


Westbound sign

(As recorded by Green Day – Insomniac)

Lyrics and song progression

Intro:

Verse:
Boxed up, all of her favourite things, sold the rest at a rainy yard sale
Big plans and leaving friends and a westbound sign
Weighed out, her choices on a scale, prevailing nothing made sense
Just transportation and a blank decision… She’s taking off

Interlude: (Same as intro)

Verse: 
No time and no copping out, she’s burning daylight petrol
Blacked out the rear-view mirror, heading westward on
Strung out on confusion road and ten minute nervous breakdowns
Xanex a beer for thought and she determined… She’s taking off

Interlude: (Same as intro)

Bridge:
Is it starvation or an escape from discontent
Will she find her name in the California cement
Punched out of the grind that punched her one too many times
Is tragedy two-thousand miles away… She’s taking off

Interlude: (Same as intro)


She

(As recorded by Green Day – Dookie)

Intro:
G, D, C, G

Verse: (Same as intro)
She, she screams in silence, a sully riot penetrating through her mind 
Waiting for a sign to smash the silence with the brick of self-control

Chorus:
D
Are you locked up in a world
 C		             G
that's been planned out for you?
 D
Are you feeling like a social tool
     C      G
without a use?
 C        G         C         G
Scream at me, until my ears bleed
      C     G             D
I'm taking heed just for you

Verse:
She, she’s figured out all her doubts were someone else’s point of view
Waking up this time, to smash the silence with the brick of self-control

Chorus:
D
Are you locked up in a world
 C		             G
that's been planned out for you?
 D
Are you feeling like a social tool
     C      G
without a use?
 C        G         C         G
Scream at me, until my ears bleed
      C     G             D
I'm taking heed just for you

*End on G


When i come around

(As recorded by Green Day – Dookie)

Intro:
G, D, E, C  (PC)  x 2 

Verse: (Same as intro)
I heard you crying loud
All the way across town
You’ve been searching for that someone and it’s me out on the prowl
As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself
Don’t get lonely now 
Dry your whining eyes
I’m just roaming for the moment sleazin’ my back yard 
so don’t get so uptight about ditching me 
 
Chorus: (A, C   x 2)
No time to search the world around
‘Cause you know where I’ll be found
When I come around 

Verse: (Same as intro and previous verse)
I heard it all before
So don’t knock down my door
I’m a loser and a user so I don’t need no accuser,
to slag me down because I know I’m right 
So go do what you like
Make sure you do it wise
You may find out that your self doubt means nothing was ever there
You can’t go forcing something if it’s just not right

Chorus: (A, C   x 2)
No time to search the world around
‘Cause you know where I’ll be found
When I come around 

Solo:
|-3-----5-----3-----5-----3--3-3-3-5-3-5-3-5-3-----|
|---3-----3-----3-----3----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5b6-|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0---00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: (A, C   x 2)
No time to search the world around
‘Cause you know where I’ll be found
When I come around

Good riddance (time of your life)

(As recorded by Green Day – Nimrod)

Intro:
|--------|
|--------|
|----0---|
|---0-0--|
|--------|
|-3------|  x 2  - Then: G, C, D   x 2 (finger-picked)

Verse: (Same as finger-picking progression in intro – G, C, D )
Another turning point, the fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go

Bridge: (Em, D, C, G)
So make the best of this test and don’t ask why
It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time

Chorus: (Em, G   x 2    Em, D, G)
Its something unpredictable 
But in the end it’s right
I hope you have the time of your life

Interlude:
G, C, D   x 2

Verse: (Same as intro and previous verse)
So take the photographs and still frames in your mind
Hang on a shelf of good health and good times

Bridge: (Em, D, C, G)
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it was worth, it was worth all the while
 
Chorus: (Em, G   x 2    Em, D, G)
Its something unpredictable 
But in the end it’s right
I hope you have the time of your life

Interlude:
G, C, D   x 2
Em, D, C, G   x 2

Chorus: (Em, G   x 2    Em, D, G)
Its something unpredictable 
But in the end it’s right
I hope you have the time of your life

Castaway

(As recorded by Green Day – Warning)

Guitar tab

Intro, verse and chorus:

e-------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------|
g------------------------------------------------o|
d--xxxx-9-x-9-x-9--xx-6-6--xx-2-x-2-x-2--xx-9-9--o|
a--xxxx-9-x-9-x-9--xx-6-6--xx-2-x-2-x-2--xx-9-9---|
e--xxxx-7-x-7-x-7--xx-4-4--xx-0-x-0-x-0--xx-7-7---|

Bridge:

e---------------------------|--------------------------
b---------------------------|--------------------------
g---------------------------|--------------------------
d--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|--9-x-9-x-9-x-8-9---------
a--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|--9-x-9-x-9-x-8-9---------
e--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|--7-x-7-x-7-x-6-7---------

e---------------------------|--------------------------|
b---------------------------|--------------------------|
g---------------------------|--------------------------|
d--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|--4~----------------------|
a--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|--4~----------------------|
e--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|--2~----------------------|


Castaway

(As recorded by Green Day – Warning)

Lyrics

Verse:
I'm on a sentimental journey into sight and sound
Of no return and no looking back or down
A conscientious objector to the was that's in my mind
Well leaving in the lurch and I'm taking back what's mine

Bridge:
I'm on a mission
Into destination unknown
An expedition
Into desolation road
Where I'm a

Chorus:
Castaway going at it alone
Castaway now I'm on my own
Castaway going at it alone
Castaway now I'm on my own
Lost and found 
Trouble bound castaway
Verse:
I'm riding on the night train and driving stolen cars
Testing my nerves out on the Boulevard
Spontaneous Combustion in the corners of my mind
Well leaving in the lurch and I'm taking back what's mine

Bridge:
I'm on a mission
Into destination unknown
An expedition
into desolation road
where am I

Chorus:
Castaway going at it alone
Castaway now I'm on my own
Castaway going at it alone
Castaway now I'm on my own
Lost and found 
Trouble bound castaway

Deadbeat holiday

(As recorded by Green Day – Warning)

Verse:
G	     D               G			   C  
Wake up, the house is on fire and the cat's caught in the dryer,
   G 	       Em             C	               D
philosophy's a liar when your home is your headstone.
G	      D			  G			C
Icon is the last chance for hope when there's no such thing as heroes     G		       E	  C   		   D
your faith lies in the ditch that you dug yourself in.

Bridge:
B	       C           G   C   G
Last chance to piss it all away,
E	    B			 C		  D
Nothing but hell to pay when the lights are going down.

Chorus:
G	     D	      C	       	G
Deadbeat holiday, celebrate your own decay,
	  C		     G		       C	       D
there's a vacant sign that's hanging high on a noose over your home
G	     D	      C	        G
Deadbeat holiday, get on your knees and pray,
	  C		     G		         C	           D
there's a vacant sign that's hanging high but at least you're not alone.

Verse:
G			D		G	       C
Christmas lights in the middle of August, grudges come back to haunt us,
G	    E		    C		 D
your oldest allies are your long lost enemies.
G	      D	    G			C
Grounded in a duplex to find that you're living on a landmine,
G	 E	       C	D
vacation hotspots is a cemetery drive.

Bridge:
B	       C           G   C   G
Last chance to piss it all away,
E	    B			 C		  D
Nothing but hell to pay when the lights are going down.

Chorus:
G	     D	      C	       G
Deadbeat holiday, celebrate your own decay,
	  C		     G		       C	       D
there's a vacant sign that's hanging high on a noose over your home
G	     D	      C	        G
Deadbeat holiday, get on your knees and pray,
	  C		     G		         C	           D
there's a vacant sign that's hanging high but at least you're not alone. 

Hold on

(As recorded by Green Day – Warning)

Intro: 
G, C, G, C, G, C, D   x 2

Verse: (G  C  G  D   x 3  C, D, G)
As I stepped to the edge on the shadow of a doubt
With my conscience beating
Like the pulse of a drum that hammers on and on
'Til I reach the break of day

Verse: (G  C  G  D   x 3  C, D, G)
When the sun beats down on the halfway house
Has my conscience beating
The sound in my ear, the will to preserve as I 
Reach the Break of day

Chorus: (Em  G  D  G  Em  G  C  D)
When you lost all hope and excuses
And the Cheapskates and the losers
Nothing's left to cling on to
You gotta hold on 
Hold on to yourself

- Play intro -

Verse: (G  C  G  D   x 3  C, D, G)
A cry of hope (hey)
A plea for peace
And my conscience beating
It's not what I want for it's all that I need
To reach the break of day

Verse: (G  C  G  D   x 3  C, D, G)
So I run to the edge on the shadow of a doubt
With my conscience bleeding
Here lies the truth the lost treasures of my youth
As I hold on to the break of day

Chorus: (Em  G  D  G  Em  G  C  D)
When you lost all hope and excuses
And the Cheapskates and the losers
Nothing's left to cling on to
You gotta hold on 
Hold on to yourself


Church on Sunday

(As recorded by Green Day – Warning)

Intro:
A, D, E   x 2

Verse: (Same as intro)
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives
Tomorrow is to late to pretend everything's all right now
I'm not getting any younger as long as you don't get any older
I'm not going to state that yesterday never was

Bridge:
               F#           A            E      
Bloodshot dead beat lack of sleep making your mascara bleed
              F#           A            E
Tears on your face leaving traces of my mistakes when i say

Chorus:
A                     D         E
If i promise to go to church on Sunday
A                      D      E
Will you go with me on Friday night
A             
If you live with me 
D            E            A          
I’ll die for you and this compromise

Verse: (Same as intro and previous verse)
I hereby solemnly swear to tell the whole truth
And nothing but the truth is what I'll ever hear form you now
Trust is a dirty word that comes from such a liar
But respect is something I will earn if you have faith

Bridge:
               F#           A            E      
Bloodshot dead beat lack of sleep making your mascara bleed
              F#           A            E
Tears on your face leaving traces of my mistakes when i say

Chorus:
A                     D         E
If i promise to go to church on Sunday
A                      D      E
Will you go with me on Friday night
A             
If you live with me 
D            E            A          
I’ll die for you and this compromise
	A	E	F	A
And this compromise and this compromise

Jackass

(As recorded by Green Day – Warning)

Intro:
C  C\B   Am   x 3  -  D
G   F   C   x 4

Verse:
G
To know you is to hate you
                               D
So loving you must be like suicide
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am
I don't mind if you don't mind
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am    D
I'm not the one that's going to die

Verse:
G
I guess I just can't listen
                                D
To this one sided conversation again
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am
'Cause I don't care if I don't care
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am   D
No one ever said that life is fair

Chorus:
E
Everybody loves a joke
    B
But no one likes a fool
           C                                    G  F#
And you're always cracking the same old lines again
E
You're well rehearsed on every verse
    B
And that was stated clear
C                            D
But no one understands your verity

Verse:
G
The center of attention
                                   D
Got an honorable mention once again
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am
Congratulations and salutaions
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am     D
You're a figment of your own imagination

Chorus:
E
Everybody loves a joke
    B
But no one likes a fool
           C                                    G  F#
And you're always cracking the same old lines again
E
You're well rehearsed on every verse
    B
And that was stated clear
C                            D
But no one understands your verity

Solo:
E-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
G--7--7--7--7--7--5--5--4--5--  x3
D--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
A-----------------------------
E-----------------------------

E-----------------------
B-----------------5-----
G--7--7--7--7--7-----7--
D--0--0--0--0--0--------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------

Verse:
G
To know you is to bait you
                                   D
And you fell victim to your own denial
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am
I don't mind if you don't mind 
C C\B   Am        C   C\B   Am  
If you're wasting all your time
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im good at this wrote on March 23 2002, 12:00 am

wow you wasted a whole bunch of time for this load a crap

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mastercastro wrote on April 13 2002, 12:00 am

shut up ya jackass!
these are quality tabs

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Liam wrote on January 11 2005, 12:00 am

what is 'song collection' have you made it up?

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