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Artist: Green Day
Song: 21st Century Breakdown
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Tuning: Half Step Down

Notes: Yes this isn't the best formatting for this, but bear with me. I'm going to
change the way this is set up. Also, this is tuned a HALF STEP down, but the
chords you're going to play the chords as if it was standard tuning which is very
important on the last part of the song. Later on I will make these chords much better.
Thanks.

[Intro]
D A G


[Verse]
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


[Chorus]
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


[Verse]
D               A          G
  I was made of poison and blood
D                 A        G
  Condemnation is what I understood
D                    A       G
  Video games of 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


[Chorus]
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: Amaj chord

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

D                         G    A    D
My name is 'No one' the long lost son

Born on the 4th of July
D                           G    A    D           
Raised in the era of heroes and cons

That left me for dead or alive


Chord changes from D to G. Listen for change in song


D                 G     A   D
I am a nation, a worker of pride

My debt to the status quo
D                              G  A     D
The scars on my hands and all means to an end

It's all that I have to show
D                       G   A   D
I swallowed my pride, and I choked on my faith

I've given my heart and my soul
D                          G    A   D
I've broken my fingers, and lied through my teeth

The pillar of damage control


    G       A   D       G          A  D
I praise liber  ty, the freedom to o  bey
         G            A           D
It's a song that strangles me
      G          D   A
Well don't cross the line

G D A (repeat x3)

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

            
            
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Freddy97 73 Jul 10, 2009 09:28 PM

spot on!

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Vishal arya 80 Aug 05, 2017 02:13 AM

tuning is on Eb standard

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