American Idiot lyrics



American idiot – Green Day!

Don’t wanna be an American idiot.
Don’t want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America!

Welcome to a new kind of tension,
all across the alien nation,
where everything isn’t meant to be OK.
Television dreams of tomorrow,
we’re not the ones who’re meant to follow,
for that’s enough to argue.

Well, maybe I’m the faggot America.
I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension,
all across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow,
we’re not the ones who’re meant to follow,
for that’s enough to argue.

Don’t want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information age of hysteria.
It’s going out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension,
all across the alien nation,
where everything isn’t meant to be OK.
Television dreams of tomorrow,
we’re not the ones who are meant to follow,
for that’s enough to argue.


American Idiot – Chords

This modern punk classic uses only major chords, which makes the song a bit tricky to harmonically explain.

As with most punk songs, the theory is way more complicated than the execution!

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Green Day – Biography

Green Day’s third album, Dookie (94), took the band to superstardom. With fifteen million copies sold, they became everyone’s favorite punk trio.

After a few more albums, Green Day released American Idiot (04). This firmly established them as one of the best-known bands in the world.

Go to Green Day – Biography.