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American Life Chords

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American Life (Madonna)
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Chorus:

F#m     C#m     C#m2    Bm      Bm2     
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•··•••  ||||||  ||||||  ••···•  ••··••  
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(F#m)
Do I have to change my name? • Will it get me far? 
Should I lose some weight? • Am I gonna be a star?

F#m
I tried to be a boy • I tried to be a girl • I tried to be a mess
                  C#                                                      Bm
I tried to be the best • I guess I did it wrong • that's why I wrote this song
             F#m
This type of modern life? • Is it for me?
This type of modern life? • Is it for free?

F#m
So I went into a bar • Looking for simpathy • A little company
                  C#                                                    Bm
I tried to find a friend • It's more easily said • It's always been the same
             F#m  [5+]                [5+]
This type of modern life • Is not for me
             [5+]                     [5+]
This type of modern life • Is not for free


F#m      C#m
American life
F#m                 C#m
I live the American dream
    Bm                      C#m
You are the best thing I've seen
    Bm             C#m
You are not just a dream


F#m
I tried to stay ahead • I tried to stay on top • I tried to play the part
                 C#                                              Bm
but somehow I forgot • just what I did it for • and why I wanted more
             F#m  [5+]               [5+]
This type of modern life • is it for me?
             [5+]                    [5+]
This type of modern life • is it for free?

F#m  [5+]                      [5+]
Do I have to change my name? • Will it get me far?
[5+]                         [5+]
Should I lose some weight? • Am I gonna be a star?


F#m      C#m [2]
American life
F#m                 C#m [2]
I live the American dream
    Bm [2]                  C#m
You are the best thing I've seen
    Bm [2]         C#m
You are not just a dream

Bm [2]    C#m
Bm [2]    C#m

F#m
I tried to be a boy • I tried to be a girl • I tried to be a mess
[5+]                     [5+]                       [5+]
I tried to be the best • I tried to find a friend • I tried to stay ahead
[5+]
I tried to stay on top

F#m  [5+]                      [5+]
Do I have to change my name? • Will it get me far?
F#m  [5+]                    F#m  [5+]
Should I lose some weight? • Am I gonna be a star?

F#m  [5+]
Ah • Ah • Ah • Ah

F#m  [5+]
I'm drinking a soy latte • I get a double shotte
It goes right through my body • And you know I'm satisfied 
I dropped my mini cooper • And I'm feeling super-duper
Yo they tell I'm a trooper • And you know I'm satisfied 

I do yoga and pilates • And the room is full of hotties
so I'm checking out the bodies • And you know I'm satisfied
I'm digging on the isotopes • This metaphysic's shit is dope 
And if all this can give me hope • You know I'm satisfied 

I've got a lawyer and a manager • An agent and a chef
Three nannies, an assistant • And a driver and a jet
A trainer and a butler • And a bodyguard or five
A gardener and a stylist • Do you think I'm satisfied?

I'd like to express my extreme point of view
I'm not a Christian and I'm not a Jew
I'm just living out the American dream
And I just realized that nothing is what it seems

Do I have to change my name?
Am I gonna be a star?
Do I have to change my name?


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When a chord variation is specified between square brackets,
change rapidly from the chord to its variation and back.

stefano j attardi (attardi.org)
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NICKtothecore. wrote on March 5 2009, 04:59 pm

All the chords are correct, but a capo on fret seems to really make life easier.

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