Inspired by an unfortunate incident in which Mike Dirnt managed to break both of his elbows during a pillow fight with his girlfriend, Pulling Teeth is a slower tune that might be a good place to start if you are just learning guitar and looking to play along with some Green Day. For you advanced guitarists, well, it’s still an awesome song!

Tuning: Eb

Note: If you’re not familiar with “B/A”, it’s basically just a B chord but you play an A note as the root note. If you’re playing the B barre chord in the 2nd fret position, you just lift up your first finger to sound out the open A string, and voila, B/A.

Green Day: Pulling Teeth lyrics and chords