Allegedly, this song is a tribute to a journalist that jumped off the Green Day bandwagon when Insomniac was released. For whatever reason, the not-so-nice lyrics are not featured in the Nimrod booklet. The lyrics used in this chord breakdown seem pretty accurate (and can be found all over the dang internet). The chords, of course, are more accurate than basic math on a calculator.

As with all songs on Nimrod, this one is in standard E tuning.

Platypus (I Hate You) by Green Day, chords and lyrics


The last verse is the same chords as the first two, and the ending is sort of like the intro. Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out. We believe in you.