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American Dream is available online through FolkTrax (in Australia);
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The Liberty Café
© 2003, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.
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Capo on 3rd fret

Am                        C                      Em                     Am
She was working in a truck stop, on the way to who knows where,
                                  
        C                    Em                   Am
Flipping burgers; chopping onions; washing grease out of her hair.
          F
maj7            G7             Fmaj7           G7
I could see she was unhappy; it’s a look I won’t for-get,
            Am               C              Fmaj7   G7       Am
She was staring at the future with a heart      full of re-gret.


When she drifted into town, she said, she was running from the past,
She was looking for some peace of mind, but it never seemed to last.
So she stood behind the counter, watching seconds rise and fall,
Measuring each wasted day, by the clock nailed to the wall.

CHORUS
      Fmaj7           G7                          Fmaj7         G7
She said she had a husband; there were kids; a picket fence;
           Fmaj7              G7                   Fmaj7                   G7
But the view outside the window, did not seem to make much sense.
             Am                C                      Fmaj7       G7
She was looking for her freedom, on the day she ran away,
             Am                  C                  Fmaj7   G7     Am
Now she spends it taking orders, in the Liber   --  ty  Ca-fé.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

As I left, I could see she had tears in both her eyes,
She said, It must have been the onions, they still take her by surprise.
But we both knew she was lying, so she would not feel the pain,
While she waited for redemption, and swept the floors again (…again)

CHORUS
She said she had a husband; there were kids; a picket fence;
But the view outside the window, did not seem to make much sense.
She was looking for her freedom, on the day she ran away,
Now she spends it taking orders, in the Liberty Café.

CODA
Looking for her freedom, on the day she ran away,
Now she spends it taking orders, in the Liberty Café...
Fmaj7  G7 Am        Fmaj7  G7 Am
Liber  --  ty   Café...   Liber  --  ty    Café...

 


 

JIM LESSES: American Dream

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