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Americas Dreaming chords

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[Verse 1]
A                                  E                 F#m      E
If crooks are in charge, should we let them pick our pockets?
A                                   E          Bm       E
If we don't want trouble, should we not try to stop it?
C#m                                                 Bm
We could just sink into the quicksand slavery we're born in
C#m                                                          F#m    E
But fighting endless wars for greedy liars is getting pretty boring

A                                        E                  F#m     E
They think they got us trained, so we'll think we're living free
A                            E             Bm  E
If we got time and money for junk food and TV
C#m                                                          Bm
But it's plain honest people never stand a chance of winning elections
C#m                                                                D          E
They just let us pick which liars take our rights away for our own protection

[Verse 2]
A                            F#m           E
The corporate propaganda paralyzes us with fear
A                         E
Destroying our ability to trust
A                                F#m        E
Fear keeps us fighting with each other over scraps
D           E            A
Starving to death in the dust
F#m                       A
Organized religion really helps you submit
F#m                             D                E
But the meek are inheriting the short end of the stick
A                               D                E
Think twice (think twice) we're awaking from the dream
A                                  D            A   E
Think twice (think twice) we don't like what we see

[Fiddle break]
F#m  A  F#m  A E
F#m  A  E

[Verse 3]
F#m
Fear surrounds compassion like a layer of mold
E
And weakens our defenses so we're too weak to be bold
D
Life could be heaven, but this corrupted system
E
Takes away our rights, expects us not to miss them
F#m
The middle class is shrinking while the lower class grows
D
If we don't wake up soon, we'll have no class left to lose
E
But at least we're getting by, and there's heaven when we die
D
It's hard for honest people to recognize a lie

[Break]
        A                          E
It's an American dream, there's no pie in the sky
      D                         Bm
We're running out of credit, we can't afford to buy it
A                          D            E
If it weren't so sad, it'd be a goddamn riot

[Final Verse]
      A                         D           E
Think twice, the change that we need can be found
      A                           D             E
Think twice, just don't expect to get it handed down
      A                     D             E
Think twice, right now it's up to you and me
    D                E             D            A
Our hearts guide our minds to make greed obsolete

[Outro]
             F#m                        D
Don't run in circles all your life just hoping
          E               A
To grab a horse on a dead carousel 

            
            
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