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American Dream is available online through FolkTrax (in Australia);
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Bitter Wine
© 2002, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.
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INTRO: C / Am / C / Am / Fmaj7 / G7 / Am

   C                          Am                  Fmaj7                   G7
A crimson dawn is bleeding out, across the eastern sky,
C                      Am                         Fmaj7                  G7
Another thirty minutes, and they take me down to die.
  Fmaj7              G7                    Fmaj7                 G7
I killed a man in anger, now I'm paying the crime,
    Fmaj7                 G7                Em              Am
Today Iíll drain the bottle Ė but itís a bitter wine.

CHORUS
          Fmaj7                G7                                     Am                Em
They say revenge is sweet, but friends, itís just a bitter cup,
    Fmaj7                  G7          Fmaj7                 G7
It tears at your humanity; slowly eats you up.
Fmaj7                   G7         Fmaj7                     G7
Burns you like a poison; Laughs at your decline;
           Fmaj7                  G7               Em               Am
It will fill your glass forever Ė but itís a bitter wine.

Iím not here to beg your pardon; plead for mercy; share the blame,
I have seen the guilty party, and I know he bears my name.
I wonít bore you with a reason, itís too late to cross that line,
And now the ghosts have come to dance, and share this bitter wine.

CHORUS

BRIDGE
     Em                  Am                    Em                   Am
So warden I am ready now, to t
ake my final sip,
        Em                        Am                   Fmaj7             G7
And Jesus wonít you hold me, as I raise it to my lipÖ


INSTRUMENTAL and CHORUS


CODA
Fmaj7                  G7          Fmaj7                     G7
Burns you like a poison; Laughs at your decline;
           Fmaj7                 
G7               Em               Am
It will fill your glass forever Ė but itís a bitter wine.
Em                     Am      Em                     Am
/ / itís a bitter wine; / / itís a bitter wine.

 

JIM LESSES: American Dream

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