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American Dream Chords

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This song was one of my favorites on Switchfoot's Oh! Gravity album.  I didn't find a 
chart or tab for it so I figured I'd learn it and put it up.

Chords used:
   A  E  D F#m E5 D5
e|-0--0--2--2-------|
B|-2--0--3--2-------|
G|-2--1--2--2--9--7-|
D|-2--2--0--4--9--7-|
A|-0--2-----4--7--5-|
E|----0-----2--0----|

Intro/Fill:
e|-333-5-3-2-----0000000-|
B|-000-----3-5-3-2222222-|
G|-000-----2-----2222222-|
D|-000-----0-----2222222-|
A|-222-----------0000000-|
E|-333-------------------|

============THE SONG=============

Intro x2

Verse 1:
A (palm-mute verses if desired)
When success is equated with excess
A
The ambition for excess wrecks us
A
As top of the mind becomes the bottom line
A
When success is equated with excess

Verse 2:
A
If your time ain't been nothing for money
A
I start to feel really bad for you, honey
A
Maybe honey, put your money where your mouth's been running
A
If your time ain't been nothing but money

Pre-Chorus:
D      E             F#m
I want out of this machine
           E5
It doesn't feel like freedom

Chorus:
A                           D
This ain't my American dream
A                           D
I want to live and die for bigger things
E                             D
I'm tired of fighting for just me
E
This ain't my American dream

Intro/Fill x1

Verse 3:
A
When success is equated with excess
A
When we're fighting for the Beamer, the Lexus
A
As the heart and soul breath in the company goals
A
Where success is equated with excess

Prechorus

Chorus

Bridge:
E5                   D5              A
'Cause baby's always talkin' 'bout a ring
E5                  D5                A
And talk has always been the cheapest thing
      E5             D5        A
Is it true would you do what I want you to
     E5               D5              A
If I show up with the right amount of bling?
       E5          D5       A
Like a puppet on a monetary string
E5                      D5
Maybe we've been caught singing
E                     E5
Red, white, blue, and gree-ee-een
E5 (strum three times fast and let ring)
But that ain't my America,
E5 (let ring lightly)  A
That ain't my American dream

Chorus

Intro/Fill

=================END===================

Hope this helped someone. Enjoy and God Bless!

-Vito
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Here and Now 10 wrote on April 1 2007, 10:15 pm

good if you don't know that riff in the begining and everywere else.

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Here and Now 10 wrote on April 14 2007, 09:42 pm

the first chord is b not a

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