Recently, my band and i tried to learn the song Josie by Blink 182. When we learned it by ourselves we thought " Oh cool, another simple four-chord punk-pop song," but when we all played it together it sounded really awkward. I'm pretty sure that it has something to do with the timing of the chord changes, but i'm not sure.

Basically, if anyone has experience playing this song, or has run into the same problem please feel free to jump in.
Yes, if that isn't played correctly could that make it awkward? I also feel like it might have some thing to do with the cymbal crashes and the guitar not being in-sync