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American Jesus Acoustic Chords

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hey guys, this is just a way to play one of the greatest songs of all time on your own.

Intro: Am F C G x3   Am F 
 (ad lib on the E for the build up)

Am                   F
I don't need to be a global citizen
C                         G
Cause I'm blessed by nationality
Am                F
I'm a member of a growing populace
C                  G
We enforce our popularity

Am                            F
There are things that seem to pull us under and
C                     G
There are things that drag us down
Am                        F
But there's a power and a vital presence
       C             E*
that's lurking all around

(here the tempo speeds up, listen to the song to get it)

Am    F         C       G
We've Got the American Jesus
Am      F       C     G
See him on the interstate
Am    F         C       G
We've Got the American Jesus
Am        F         C    G          Am     E*
He helped build the president's esta---a---ate


Am                   F
I feel sorry for the earth's population
C                        G
Cause so few live in the USA
Am                          F
At least the foreigners can copy our morality
C                       G
They can Visit but they cannot stay


Am                    F
Only precious few can garner the prosperity
C                       G
That makes us walk with renewed confidence
Am                F
We got a place to go when we die
        C                       E*
And the architect resides right here


Am    F         C       G
We've Got the American Jesus
Am      F       C     G
See him on the interstate
Am    F         C       G
We've Got the American Jesus
Am   F         C    G          Am     E*
Overwhelming millions every da----a---ay


(they palm mute although solo acoustic i prefer to do reggae upstrokes)

Am
He's the farmer's barren fields
F
The force the army weilds
C                                     G
The expressions on the faces of the starving children

Am
The power of the man
F
The fuel that drives the clan
C                                    G
The motive and the conscience of the murderer

Am
The preacher on TV
F
The false sincerity
C                                     G
The form letter that's written by the big computer

Am
The nuclear bomb
F
The kids with no mom
C                         G       E*
And I'm fearful that he's inside me

Am    F         C       G
We've Got the American Jesus
Am      F       C     G
See him on the interstate
Am    F         C       G
We've Got the American Jesus
Am   F         C    G          Am     E*
Overwhelming millions every da----a---ay

(this next part is the backing vocals sung during the bridge - farmer's barren fields 
- but i change it up because it is solo acoustic.  i use the same chords as the bridge 
the following lyrics)

In God
We Trust
Cause he is one of us

Break down
Cave in
He will redeem your sin

Good heart
Clear mind
And infinately kind

You lose
We win         E*
He is our champion


chorus again (or twice if you want) and you're done.

peace.
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