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America Chords

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Author
Artist:         Stephen Lynch
Song:           America
Album:          3 Balloons
Transcribed by: David Podradchik

Chords used:
     D       A       E      F#m    Asus4        
e----2-------0-------0-------2-------0--------|
B----3-------2-------0-------2-------3--------|
G----2-------2-------1-------2-------2--------|
D----0-------2-------2-------4-------2--------|
A------------0-------2-------4-------0--------|
E--------------------0-------2----------------|


D    A   E           F#m
Hey, hey what do you say?
D             A                E       F#m
I come from a place called the U.S. of A.
D   A  E           F#m
Ho, ho what do you know?
D         A             E
Hop in my car and let's go.

     A                     E
Well this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                  A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
    A            E             A
And if you don't love her fuck you.

  D        A           E         F#m
Beloved by all from Tikrit to Beijing,
       D            A              E          F#m
If the world were a school we'd be homecoming king.
D            A             E         F#m
Worshiped by France and by North Vietnam,
  D         A                E
Afghanistan thinks we're the bomb.

    A                  E
Oh, this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                 A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
D                   A
SUVs, handguns, and US magazine,
    A            E              A
And if you don't love her, fuck you.

    D            A         E            F#m
Our human rights record is something of note:
   D             A               E         F#m
We freed all our slaves and gave women the vote.
D          A        E       F#m
Everyone's equal forever, always,
D             A           E
Unless you're one of them gays.

    A                   E
Oh, this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                  A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
D                   A
SUVs, handguns, and US magazine,
D                  A
Low-carb diets and fast food cuisine,
    A            E             A
And if you don't love her fuck you.

   D            A           E           F#m
To all war-torn nations, to those in turmoil,
      D             A              E              F#m
We'll help you kill despots, we'll help you drill oil,
    D            A              E       F#m
And if you don't want our help, that's ok
      D         A  E
We're coming in anyway.

    A                   E
Oh, this is a song for America,
A                           E
Home of the red, white, and blue.
D                  A
Land of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean,
D                        A
Apple pie, baseball, and Shell gasoline,
D                   A
SUVs, handguns, and US magazine,
D                  A
Low-carb diets and fast food cuisine,
D                          A
Crack cocaine, Abu Ghraib, and nicotine,
D              A
Swindling CEOs getting off clean,
D                           A
Housewives all hopped up on amphetamine,
D                  A
Nipples get rated NC-17,
D                   A
FEMA and levees and Hurricane Katrine
D                           F#m
George Bush's great rolling war machine.
  D              E              A
I think we're in trouble, don't you?

   D            A               E            F#m               
It might seem I don't think our country's so great,
      D          A        E              F#m
But intolerance, bigotry, greed's what I hate.
D              A          E          F#m
Most folks are honest and decent and true,
D            A           E                F#m
Peaceful, compassionate, good through and through.
D              A           E               F#m
That's what it means to be red, white, and blue,
    D            E             A
And if you don't think so fuck you,
D            E             A     Asus4    A
If you don't think so fuck you.
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NDakota 513 wrote on May 20 2010, 11:12 am

I think it's 'FEMA and Levi's'

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aaronthomas 15 wrote on October 25 2010, 02:11 pm

Whats the Strum pattern?

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croatiannightma 11 wrote on July 23 2014, 09:48 am

you'd have to listen to the song to get it, and it doesnt take a great guitarist to get it cuz I'm a noob and I got it :D

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