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American Dream


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American Dream
© 2003, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved
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INTRO: 
G / D / C / Am / Em / Em // 
G / D / C / Am / C / Em //

G                      D
Man walks in to a down town store,
C                           Am         Em
Waving a gun; people fall to the floor.
G                              D
Fills up his bag, then he waits for the cops,
     C                       Am C    Em
To-day is the day the rat   race stops.

CHORUS
D                              C               Em
Big Mac, heart attack, anytime at all,
D                            C                  Em
Sky high, penthouse, see the body fall.
D                         C                  Em
Wall Street broker, hanging on a beam,
D                                         C             Em
They’re all checking out of the American Dream.

BREAK:
G  D              C     Am  C    Em
--  --Oh yeah, -- -- American Dream...
G / D / C / Am / C / Em

Girl on a corner looking for tricks,
She’s got a habit; she just has to fix.
Pays for the deal; takes what she gets,
Dies in the alley too late for regrets.

CHORUS

BREAK:
G  D                  C     Am  C    Em
--  --Yeah yeah, -- -- American Dream...
G / D / C / Am / C / Em

Man on a mountain ready for attack,
Building a cabin, and he ain’t coming back.
Hides in the bushes; kills what he needs,
Down on the prairie the big city bleeds.

CHORUS

BRIDGE
      Am                           C
The man with a pistol; the girl on the game,
D                                         Em
High on the mountain they’re part of the blame.
Am                          C
Wall Street broker; nobody is redeemed,
            D                              C            G         .../ D
They’re all checking out of the American Dream.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
D           C                               Am   C   Em      .../G
Oh yeah, all checking out of the American Dream...
D                C                              Am   C   Em
Yeah, yeah, all checking out of the American Dream...

CHORUS then...

LAST CHORUS
D                              C               Em
Big Mac, heart attack, anytime at all,
D                            C                  Em
Sky high, penthouse, see the body fall.
D                         C                  Em
Wall Street broker, hanging on a beam,
D                                         C             G
They’re all checking out of the American Dream.

CODA:
D           C                               Am   C   Em      .../G
Oh yeah, all checking out of the American Dream...
D                C                              Am   C   Em
Yeah, yeah, all checking out of the American Dream...

 

JIM LESSES: American Dream

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