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21St Century Breakdown chords

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Easy solo tab, in the style of green day, full chords structure with fill-ins and solo. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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I saw Billie Joe playing these chords in the official video of the song and in japan concert too..

before intro (at live concert): D A

[intro]
 D  A  G

D                       A          G
  Born into Nixon I was raised in hell
D                             A       G
  A welfare child where the teamsters dwelled
D                             A           G
  The last one born and the first one to run
D                           A      G
  My town was blind from refinery sun

Bm                 G
  My generation is zero
Bm                     G             A
  I never made it as a working class hero

D     A      G
21st century breakdown
  D                 A     G
I once was lost but never was found
  D                A              G
I think I'm losing what's left of my mind
       D    A       G
To the 20th century deadline

D               A          G
  I was made of poison and blood
D                 A         G
 Condemnation is what I understood
D                     A     G
Video games to the tower's fall
D                          A       G
  Homeland security could kill us all

Bm                 G
  My generation is zero
Bm                     G             A
  I never made it as a working class hero


D     A      G
21st century breakdown
  D                 A     G
I once was lost but never was found
  D                A              G
I think I'm losing what's left of my mind
       D    A       G
To the 20th century deadline

[Part 2]
 "A" chord single strum
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
A#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
F#|------------11-------------------|----------------------------------||
C#|-14-14-11-11--14-12--11----------|----------------------------------||
G#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||

A                                    D
We are the cries of the class of '13
A                           D
Born in the year of humility
A                                  D
We are the desperate in the decline
A
Raised by the bastards of 1969

D chord with instrumental
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
A#|------------12-------------------|----------------------------------||
F#|-14-14-11-11--14-12--11----------|----------------------------------||
C#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
G#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||

D                         G    A    D
My name is 'No one' I'm  long lost son
D                  muted A5 12 up down strokes  
Born on the 4th of July
D                           G    A    D           
Raised in the era of heroes and cons
D                       muted A5 12 up down strokes
They left me for dead or alive
D                        G   A   D
I am a nation, a worker of pride
D                    muted A5 12 up down strokes
My debt to the status quo
D                               G    A     D
The scars on my hands, And the means to an end
D                    muted A5 12 up down strokes    
Is all that I have to show

D  G listen song carefully for this part 



D                               G     A   D
I swallowed my pride, And I choked on my faith
D                         muted A5 12 up down strokes 
I've given my heart and my soul
D                                 G  A     D
I've broken my fingers, And lied through my teeth
D                   muted A5 12 up down strokes
The pillar of damage control
D                                G     A   D
I've been to the edge, And I've thrown the bouquet
D                             muted A5 12 up down strokes 
Of flowers left over from the grave
D                          G       A  D
I sat in the waiting room, Wasting my time
D                       
And waiting for Judgment Day

    G        D   D A     G           D   D A
I praise liberty,  the freedom to obey
         G            D         D A
Is the song that strangles me
      G ('4' strums)    D   
Well don't cross the line

G '4' strums D (repeat x3)

Chords used: D A G A G A#

[Solo]
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-6b(7)6b(7)r5-6b(7)r5-3-3-5-3----3---------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------4-4---4-0-0-2b(3)3r2---0-2------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------------------4----------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    D       C#5    Bm
Oh, dream, American dream
   A           G
I can't even sleep
     A#              D
From the light's early dawn
    D       C#5     Bm
Oh scream, America, scream
  A              G
Believe what you see
     A#
From heroes and cons            


            
            
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