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Easy Bass Songs for Beginners – Longview – Green Day

Easy Bass Songs for Beginners – Longview – Green Day --> The bass line opens this song and carries the sound throughout. Mike Dirnt (Green Day bassist) is one of my favorite bass players. He has the ability to take basic bass lines and construct them to make them fit and sound great. This song has its challenging parts, but with practice can be easy enough to learn for beginner bassists. A pick is used in this song, so this would be a good song to get some work with a pick. There are also a few bass chords in the song – nothing too difficult using the open D string with notes on the G string. So also a good song for getting some work playing chords.

*Note: The bass is tuned down one half step in this song. Tune your bass to Eb, Ab, Db, Gb

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Here’s a bass cover for “Longview” – courtesy of CoverSolutions. It includes play along bass tabs.

Greenday - Longview (Bass Cover) (Play Along Tabs In Video)

Longview Lyrics:

I sit around and watch the tube, but nothing’s on
I change the channels for an hour or two
Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit
I’m sick of all the same old shit
In a house with unlocked doors
And I’m fucking lazy

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I’m so damn bored I’m going blind
And I smell like shit

Peel me off this Velcro seat and get me moving
I sure as hell can’t do it by myself
I’m feeling like a dog in heat
Barred indoors from the summer street
I locked the door to my own cell
And I lost the key

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I’m so damn bored I’m going blind
And I smell like shit

I got no motivation
Where is my motivation?
No time for the motivation
Smoking my inspiration

I sit around and watch the phone, but no one’s calling
Call me pathetic, call me what you will
My mother says to get a job
But she don’t like the one she’s got
When masturbation’s lost its fun
You’re fucking lonely

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I’m so damn bored
I’m going blind
And loneliness has to suffice

Bite my lip and close my eyes,
Slipping away to paradise
Some say, “Quit or I’ll go blind,”
But that’s just a myth

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Easy Bass Songs for Beginners - Longview - Green Day

Easy Bass Songs for Beginners – Longview – Green Day