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Jesus of Suburbia

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Jesus of Suburbia

Year: 2004 - Album: American Idiot

	  		This is about 95% accurate , maybe 98% , im just not sure on some of the riffs (only 1 or 2) 
Enjoy it , this took me a while! 
 
Ive Put each section in as a seperate song , so you can identify it easier. 
 
 
Here's some info about the song...... 
 
It's from Green Day's masterpiece album , american idiot (2004) 
Has a second guitar in and a piano , don't worry about that if your in a band , 
as you know , the other intruments can fill it in another way ( just compromise!) 
It's 9 minutes  8 seconds long , so you might get a bit tired. 
Enjoy as much as you can  
 
Oh and a tip for iff you ina  band , you can play it like this as the other 
instruments will fill in the missing note...still sound sgood if your not though (in a band) 
 
(EXAMPLE) 
 
(instead of this) 
E------------------------------- 
B------------------------------- 
D--7-7-7-7-7------------------------- 
A--7-7-7-7-7-------ETC!--------------- 
E--5-5-5-5-5------------------------- 
 
(Play this) 
E------------------------------- 
B------------------------------- 
D------------------------------- 
A--7-7-7-7-7-------ETC!--------------- 
E--5-5-5-5-5------------------------- 
 
 
Hope this helps a bit .....now , to the song! 
 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
I.   Jesus of Suburbia 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
    
Verse:     
   C#5        A#5  	 F#5		  G#5 
e|---------------------------------------------------------| 
B|---------------------------------------------------------| 
G|-6-6-6-6-------------------------------------------------| 
D|-6-6-6-6----8-8-8-8----444444444444444--666666666666666--| 
A|-4-4-4-4----8-8-8-8----444444444444444--666666666666666--| 
E|------------6-6-6-6----222222222222222--444444444444444--| 
 
Chorus: 
   F#5   G#5	x3 
e|--------------| 
B|--------------| 
G|--------------| 
D|-4444--66666--| 
A|-4444--66666--| 
E|-2222--44444--| 
 
Bridge: 
   C#5  G#5  F#5	x2 
e|----------------------| 
B|----------------------| 
G|-6-6------------------| 
D|-6-6--6-6--4-4444444--| 
A|-4-4--6-6--4-4444444--| 
E|------4-4--2-2222222--| 
 
Outro: 
   C#5        F5  	 A#5  	G#5    F#5 
e|----------------------------------------| 
B|----------------------------------------| 
G|-6-6-6-6--------------------------------| 
D|-6-6-6-6----3-3-3-3----8-8-8--6-6-6--4--| 
A|-4-4-4-4----3-3-3-3----8-8-8--6-6-6--4--| 
E|------------1-1-1-1----6-6-6--4-4-4--2--| 
				      (Let ring) 
 				 
Order: 
Verse x2 
Chorus 
Riff 1 
Verse x2 
Chorus 
Riff 1 
Verse (no lyrics) 
Outro 
   
Lyrics: 
 
I'm the son of rage and love 
The Jesus of suburbia				(Verse 1) 
From the Bible of none of the above 
On a steady diet of  
 
Soda pop and Ritalin 
No one ever died for my sins in hell		(Verse 2) 
As far as I can tell				 
At least the ones I've gotten away with 
 
And there's nothing wrong with me 
This is how I'm supposed to be			(Chorus) 
In a land of make believe 
That don't believe in me 
 
Get my television fix  
Sitting on my crucifix				(Verse 3) 
The living room in my private womb 
While the moms and brads are away 
 
To fall in love and fall in debt 
To alcohol and cigarettes 			(Verse 4) 
And Mary Jane to keep me insane 
And doing someone else's cocaine  
 
(Chorus) 
 
 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
II.  City of the Damned 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
Intro: 
   F#5	 G#5 
e|-----------| 
B|-----------|	Come in from final F#5 of Jesus of Suburbia 
G|-----------| 
D|-4-----6---| 
A|-4-----6---| 
E|-2-----4---| 
 
Verse: 
   C#5     A#5 G#5    F#5 G#5 
e|----------------------------| 
B|----------------------------| 
G|-6---6----------------------| 
D|-6---6---8---6------4---6---| 
A|-4---3---8---6------4---6---| 
E|---------6---4------2---4---| 
 
Chorus: 
   A#5   G#5   C#5   F#5   A#5   G#5   F#5 
e|-----------------------------------------| 
B|-----------------------------------------| 
G|-------------6---------------------------| 
D|-8-----6-----6-----4-----8-----6-----4---| 
A|-8-----6-----4-----4-----8-----6-----4---| 
E|-6-----4-----------2-----6-----4-----2---| 
 
Order: 
 
Intro 
Verse x2 
Chorus 
Verse x2 
Hold final F#5 
 
Lyrics: 
 
At the center of the earth 
In the parking lot				(Verse 1) 
Of the 7-11 were I was taught 
The motto was just a lie 
 
It says home is were your heart is 
But what a shame				(Verse 2) 
Cause everyone's heart doesn't beat the same 
We're beating out of time 
 
City of the dead 
At the end of another lost highway 
Sign misleading to nowhere			(Chorus) 
City of the damned 
Lost children with there dirty faces today 
No one really seems to care 
 
I read the graffiti 
In the bathroom stall				(Verse 3) 
Like the holy scriptures of a shopping mall 
And so it seemed to confess 
 
It didn't say much 
But it only confirmed that			(Verse 4) 
The center of the earth is the end of the world 
And I could really care less  
 
(Chorus) 
 
 
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III. I Don't Care 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
Intro:  
   G#5    C#5   G#5    C#5   F#5    C#5     G#5	 x5 
e|-----------------------------------------------| 
B|-----------------------------------------------| 
G|--------6------------6------------6------------| 
D|-6------6-----6------6-----4------6-------6----| 
A|-6------4-----6------4-----4------4-------6----| 
E|-4------------4------------2--------------4----| 
 
Intro lead: 
e|-----------------------------------------------| 
B|---------------------6-----7-7-77-6-------9v---| 
G|--------6-6-6----------8-6----------8-6-8------| 
D|-6-6-66-------6-6-66---------------------------| 
A|-----------------------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------------------| 
 
 
Riff 1: 
   F#G#5     C#5   A5G#5  x4 	  
e|--------|---------------| 
B|--------|---------------| 
G|--------|--6------------| 
D|-4-6----|--6-----7-6----| 
A|-4-6----|--4-----7-6----| 
E|-2-4----|--------5-4----| 
 
 
Verse: 
                          A5G#5  x8 
e|-------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------| 
G|-------(bass)------------------| 
D|------------------------7-6----| 
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----7-6----| 
E|------------------------5-4----| 
 
 
Chorus: 
   F#5  G#5  C#G#5  x3	F#5  G#5 
e|--------------------------------| 
B|--------------------------------| 
G|-----------6--------------------| 
D|-4----6----6-6--------4----6----| 
A|-4----6----4-6--------4----6----| 
E|-2----4------4--------2----4----| 
 
Riff 4: 
   F#G#5  C#5  x4 
e|-------------| 
B|-------------| 
G|--------6----| 
D|-4-6----6----| 
A|-4-6----4----| 
E|-2-4---------| 
 
Outro 
   C#5       G#5 
e|-------------| 
B|-------------| 
G|-6-6-6-66----| 
D|-6-6-6-66-6--| 
A|-4-4-4-44-6--| 
E|----------4--| 
	   (Let ring) 
	     
Order: 
 
Intro w/Intro lead 
Intro x4 
Riff 1 
Verse 
Chorus 
Riff 2 
Outro 
	     
Lyrics: 
 
I don't care if you don't 
I don't care if you don't 		(Intro) x4	 
I don't care if you don't care 
                          
I don't care!				(Riff 1) 
 
Everyone is so full of shit 
Burn and raised by hipocrits 
Hearts recycled but never saved 
From the cradle to the grave		(Verse)	 
We are the kids of war and peace 
From Anaheim to the Middle Mast 
We are the stories and disciples 
Of the Jesus of suburbia 
 
Land of make believe 
And it don't believe in me		(Chorus)		 
Land of make believe 
And I don't believe 
 
And I don't care! 
I don't care! 
I don't care!				(Riff 2) 
I don't care! 
I don't care! 
 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
IV.  Dearly Beloved 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
The first time, a distorted electric guitar strums each 
chord once.  After that, an acoustic strums through them 
with the electric palm muting.    
    
    
   G#5  C5   C#5  G#5D#5 x6 
e|-----------------------| 
B|-----------------------| 
G|------5----6-------8---| 
D|-6----5----6----6--8---| 
A|-6----3----4----6--6---| 
E|-4--------------4------| 
 
 
Lyrics: 
 
Dearly beloved are you listening? 
I cant remember a word that you were saying 
Are we demented or are we disturbed? 
The space that's in between insane and insecure 
 
Oh therapy, can you please fill the void? 
Am I retarded or am I just overjoyed 
Nobody's perfect and I stand accused 
For lack of a better word, and that's my beat excuse 
 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
 V.  Tales of Another Broken Home 
------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
Intro:  
   G#5                  F#5 C#5  x4 
e|-------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------| 
G|--------(bass)------------6----| 
D|-6--------------------4---6----| 
A|-6--------------------4---4----| 
E|-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4----2--------| 
  
Main Riff:   
   G#5                  F#5 C#5    
e|-------------------------------|  
B|-------------------------------|  
G|--------------------------6----|  
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----4---6----|  
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----4---4----|  
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----2--------| 
 
Chorus 
   C# G# C# G# C#G#  D# G# D# G# D#G#  x2 
e|-------------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------------| 
G|-6-----6-----6-----8-----8-----8-----| 
D|-6--6--6--6--6-6---8--6--8--6--8-6---| 
A|-4--6--4--6--4-6---6--6--6--6--6-6---| 
E|----4-----4----4------4-----4----4---| 
 
Solo 1: 
                                                x2 
e|----------------------------------------------| 
B|----------------------------------------------| 
G|-10-13---13-15-11-13------11-10--10-11-8-10---| 
D|----------------------------------------------| 
A|----------------------------------------------| 
E|----------------------------------------------| 
 
Solo 2:							      x2 
e|------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|------------------------------------------------------------| 
G|-9p8p6-9p8p6-9p8p6-9p6---11p9p8-11p9p8-11p9p8-11p9p8-11p8---| 
D|----------------------8----------------------------------10-| 
A|------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
Piano Interlude: 
 
C#	     D# 
I don't feel any shame 
  G#	    C# 
I wont apologize 
C#		 D#		 G# 
When there ain't nowhere you can go 
 
C#	 D# 
Running away from pain 
      G#	       C# 
When you've been victimized 
C#	    D# 
Tales from another broken... 
 
 
Order: 
 
Intro 
Main Riff x8 
Chorus 
Main Riff x8 
Chorus x2 
Main Riff x2 
Main Riff x4 w/Solo 1 
Chorus w/Solo 2 
Piano Interlude 
Main Riff x6 
 
 
Lyrics: 
 
To live and not to breathe 
Is to die in tragedy			(Verse 1) 
To run, to run away 
To find what you believe 
 
And I  
Leave behind				(Chorus) 
This hurricane of fucking lies 
 
I lost my faith to this 
This town that don't exist		(Verse 2) 
So I run, I run awy  
The light of masochist 
 
And I  
Leave behind				(Chorus) 
This hurricane of fucking lies 
 
And I  
Walked this line			(Chorus 2) 
A million and one fucking times 
 
But not this time 
 
I don't feel any shame 
I wont apologize 
When there ain't nowhere you can go	(Piano Interlude) 
Running away from pain 
When you've been victimized 
Tales from another broken... 
 
Home! 
You're leavin' 
You're leavin'				 
You're leavin' 
You're leavin HOME! 
 
 
 
WALLAH! , That's the whole song , im so glad i wrote it out in MS Word 1st lol. 
 
Hope you liked 
 
Aaron 
 
 

		  

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