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21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN              GREENDAY


Key: C# then G#

Chords used:
C# -   x46664
G# -   466544
F# -   244322
Bbm -  x13321
G#/C - x365xx


C#    G# - F# 
Oooh      Oooh-ooh 
C#    G# - F# 
Oooh      Oooh-ooh


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


Prechorus:
Bbm                F#
  My generation is zero
Bbm                    F#            G#
  I never made it as a working class hero



Chorus:
C#   G#      F#
21st century breakdown
   C#
I once was lost
    G#    F#
but never was found
  C#
I think I'm losing
G#             F#
what's left of my mind
       C#   G#      F#
to the 20th century deadline


C#    G# - F# 
Oooh      Oooh-ooh 
C#    G# - F# 
Oooh      Oooh-ooh


C#              G#         F#
  I was made of poison and blood
C#                G#       F#
  Condemnation is what I understood
C#                   G#      F#
  Video games to the tower's fall
C#                        G#      F#
  Homeland Security could kill us all

Prechorus
Chorus


Speed up tempo
G# (x8)


Bridge:
G#                                 C#
We are the class of, the class of '13
G#                          C#
Born in the year of humility
G#                                 C#
we are the desperate in the decline
G#                           C#
Raised by the bastards of 1969

C#


C#
My name is 'No one'
     F#   G#   C#
your long lost son
C#                   G#
Born on the 4th of July
C#
Raised in the era
   F# G#       C#
of he-roes and cons
C#                   G#
Who left me for dead or alive


C#
I am a nation
  F#     G# C#
A worker of pride
   C#                 G#
My debt to the status quo
     C#
The scars on my hands
        F#    G#    C#
And the means to an end
   C#                 G#
Is all that I have to show


Interlude: 
C#---F#- (x4)


   C#
I swallowed my pride
      F#     G#    C#
And I choked on my faith
     C#                     G#
I've given my heart and my soul
      C#
I've broken my fingers
    F#   G#         C#
And lied through my teeth
    C#                  G#
The pillar of damage control


     C#
I've been to the edge
         F#     G#     C#
And I've thrown the bouquet
   C#                    G#
Of flowers left over the grave
  C#
I sat in the waiting
     F#      G# C#
room Wasting my time
    C#                    G#
And waiting for judgement day


Chorus 2:
  F#       G# C#     F#         G# C#
I praise liberty the freedom to o--bey
       F#             G#   C#
It's a song that strangles me
     F#     F#   F#   C#  G#
Well don't cross the line


F# F# C#-G# (x3)

G#  G#  G#  G# G# G# G# G#7 G#7



Chords over solo:

C#--G#/C--Bbm--G#--F#--A--C#


Outro:
   C#     G#/C   Bbm
Oh Dream America dream
  G#          F#
I can't even sleep
         Am            C#
From the lights early dawn
    C#     G#/C    Bbm
Oh Scream America scream
  G#             F#
Believe what you see
     Am (N.C.)
From heroes and cons?

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Alternative version in C / G ( more playable on acoustic )

21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN              GREENDAY


Key: C  then G 



C     G  - F  
Oooh      Oooh-ooh 
C     G  - F  
Oooh      Oooh-ooh


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


Prechorus:
Am                 F 
  My generation is zero
Am                     F             G 
  I never made it as a working class hero



Chorus:
C    G       F 
21st century breakdown
   C 
I once was lost
    G     F 
but never was found
  C 
I think I'm losing
G              F 
what's left of my mind
       C    G       F 
to the 20th century deadline


C     G  - F  
Oooh      Oooh-ooh 
C     G  - F  
Oooh      Oooh-ooh


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

Prechorus
Chorus


Speed up tempo
G  (x8)


Bridge:
G                                    C 
We are the class of, the class of '13
G                           C 
Born in the year of humility
G                                  C 
we are the desperate in the decline
G                            C 
Raised by the bastards of 1969

C 


C 
My name is 'No one'
     F    G    C 
your long lost son
C                    G 
Born on the 4th of July
C 
Raised in the era
   F  G        C 
of he-roes and cons
C                    G 
Who left me for dead or alive


C 
I am a nation
  F      G  C 
A worker of pride
   C                  G 
My debt to the status quo
     C 
The scars on my hands
        F     G     C 
And the means to an end
   C                  G 
Is all that I have to show


Interlude: 
C ---F - (x4)


   C 
I swallowed my pride
      F      G     C 
And I choked on my faith
     C                      G 
I've given my heart and my soul
      C 
I've broken my fingers
    F    G          C 
And lied through my teeth
    C                   G 
The pillar of damage control


     C 
I've been to the edge
         F      G      C 
And I've thrown the bouquet
   C                     G 
Of flowers left over the grave
  C 
I sat in the waiting
     F       G  C 
room Wasting my time
    C                     G 
And waiting for judgement day


Chorus 2:
  F        G  C      F          G  C 
I praise liberty the freedom to o--bey
       F              G    C 
It's a song that strangles me
     F      F    F    C   G 
Well don't cross the line


F  F  C -G  (x3)

G   G   G   G  G  G  G  G 7 G 7


Chords over solo

C --G /C--Am--G --F --A--C 


Outro:
   C      C/B     Am
Oh Dream America dream
  G           F 
I can't even sleep
         G#m            C 
From the lights early dawn
    C      C/B      Am
Oh Scream America scream
  G              F 
Believe what you see
     G#m (N.C.)
From heroes and cons?


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The above is MY guitar chords and lyrics INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed
at learning guitarists. No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's
sheet music for the song, if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY by learning guitarists who wish
to practice playing guitar using songs they like. To play the song as it should be played, you
should purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the
song to learn the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play song
chords with as accurately as possible

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