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American Idiot Tab

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Contributor
Band:Green Day
Song:American Idiot
Album:American Idiot
Guitar/Vocals:Billie Joe
Richard Hurtado

(Note:The times are only for the guitar parts
not the lyrics)

(clean) (0:00-0:02)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:02-0:05)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:05-0:07)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:07-0:10)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:13-0:16)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
Dont want to be an american idiot.

(distorted) (0:17-0:20)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
Dont want a nation under the new media.

(distorted) (0:23-0:26)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------|| (says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?

(distorted) (0:28-0:31)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------|| (says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
The subliminal mindfuck america.

(distorted) (0:31-0:49)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-66666666------------88888888------------66666666------------88888888---||
D|-66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666--66666666--66666666--88888888---||
A|-44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666--44444444--66666666--66666666---||
E|-----------44444444------------44444444------------44444444-------------||
Welcome to a new kind of tension.All across the alien nation.Everything isnt meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tommorow.We're not the ones who're meant to follow.For thats enough to argue.

(distorted) (0:51-0:54)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:54-0:56)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:59-1:02)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
Well maybe I'm the faggot america.

(distorted) (1:04-1:07)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------|| (says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.

(distorted) (1:09-1:12)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------|| (says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
Now everybody do the propaganda.

(distorted) (1:15-1:17)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------|| (says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
And sing along in the age of paranoia.

(distorted) (1:18-1:35)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-66666666------------88888888------------66666666------------88888888---||
D|-66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666--66666666--66666666--88888888---||
A|-44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666--44444444--66666666--66666666---||
E|-----------44444444------------44444444------------44444444-------------||
Welcome to a new kind of tension.All across the alien nation.Everything isnt meant to be okay. 
Television dreams of tommorow.We're not the ones who're meant to follow.For thats enough to argue.

(distorted) (1:38-1:40)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (1:40-1:43)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (1:43-1:45)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (1:45-1:48)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||


SOLO (distorted) (1:48-1:58)
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|------------------------------------------------------------------------||

(1:58-2:07)
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|----------------------------------------------8/13~-------------||
D|----------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6--------------------||
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3--------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||


(clean) (2:07-2:09)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(clean) (2:09-2:11)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||


(clean) (2:11-2:14)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
Dont want to be an american idiot.


(clean) (2:14-2:16)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
One nation controlled by the media.


(clean) (2:16-2:19)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
Information age of hysteria.

(no guitar) It's going out to idiot america.

(distorted) (2:22-2:39)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-66666666------------88888888------------66666666------------88888888---||
D|-66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666--66666666--66666666--88888888---||
A|-44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666--44444444--66666666--66666666---||
E|-----------44444444------------44444444------------44444444-------------||
Welcome to a new kind of tension.All across the alien nation.Everything isnt meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tommorrow.We're not the ones who're meant to follow.For thats enough to argue.


(clean) (2:39-2:42)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (2:42-2:45)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (2:45-2:47)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (2:47-2:50)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||


Outro (clean) (2:50-2:52)
E|---------------------------||
B|---------------------------||
G|------666------6-----------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--------||
E|-444-------22-----4--------||
distorted    ..  .  .
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LastRockShow wrote on September 5 2004, 12:00 am

Ok, I must say this is absolutely one of (if not the most) the most thorough tab I have ever seen. Very good job, awesome stuff, and make more =)

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gr33n_dayw49 wrote on October 21 2004, 12:00 am

Solo's wrong

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!_ToToy_! wrote on November 20 2004, 12:00 am

SOLOS WRONG BIATCH

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