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American Dream Tab

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Capo
Clifton 654
intermediate
5th fret
American Dream Acoustic
Jon Foreman

CAPO 5

On the record its tuned down but in this performance it's standard so its your choice

Tuning:
Recorded- Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Live- E A D G B E

My main reason for doing this tab is to fix the bridge from whats been posted before and 
have it just like Jon does.
the other ones sound okay with the vocal but they aren't how Jon plays it.
This is the way Jon Foreman plays American Dream on the live-pulse.com video.
I think this is the first time I have ever seen Jon Foreman use a capo.
Everything is of course relative to the capo.
I did my best to line up the lyrics to the tab


Intro
e|-2-0--------0000000000-|
B|-3--3-2-0---0000000000-|
G|-2----2--2--1111111111-|
D|-0----2-----2222222222-|
A|------------2222222222-|
E|------------0000000000-|

e|-222-0--------0000000000-|
B|-333--3-2-0---0000000000-|
G|-222----2--2--1111111111-|
D|-000----2-----2222222222-|
A|--------------2222222222-|
E|--------------0000000000-|


Verse: (strum this for the whole verse)
e|0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000|
B|0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000|
G|9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999|
D|9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999|
A|7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000|
When success is equated with excess
The ambition for excess wrecks us
As the top of the mind becomes the bottom line
Where success is equated with excess
If your time had been nothing but money
I start to feel really bad for you honey
Maybe honey put your money
Where your mouth's been running
If your time had been nothing but money

Bridge:

e|000000000000222222222222244444444444444444xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|222222222222444444444444455555555555555555xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|222222222222444444444444455555555555555555xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|2222222222224444444444444666666666666666669999999999999999|
A|0000000000002222222222222444444444444444449999999999999999|
E|0000000000002222222222222444444444444444447777777777777777|
      I want out of this machine it doesn't feel like freedom

Chorus:

e|0000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|0000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|9999999999999999999999999xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|99999999999999999999999997777777777777777777777777|
A|77777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|00000000000000000000000005555555555555555555555555|
    This ain't my American dream

e|00000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|00000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|99999999999999999999999999999xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|9999999999999999999999999999977777777777777777777777777777|
A|7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|0000000000000000000000000000055555555555555555555555555555|
    I want to live and die for bigger things

**A lot of people do an A here insted of a second B but Jon does this**
e|222222222222222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|222222222222222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|444444444444444444444444444444444xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|44444444444444444444444444444444499999999999999999999999999999999|
A|44444444444444444444444444444444499999999999999999999999999999999|
E|22222222222222222222222222222222277777777777777777777777777777777|
    I'm tired of fighting for just me

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx2-0--0----0000000000|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx3--3-2-0--0000000000|
G|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx2----2--2-1111111111|
D|99999999999999999999999990----2----2222222222|
A|99999999999999999999999990----0----2222222222|
E|7777777777777777777777777----------0000000000|
    This ain't my American dream

Verse: (strum this for the whole verse)
e|0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000|
B|0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000|
G|9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999|
D|9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999|
A|7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000|
Where Success is equated with excess
When you're fighting for the Beamer, the Lexus
As the heart and the soul breathe in the company goals
Where success is equated with excess

Bridge:

e|000000000000222222222222244444444444444444xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|222222222222444444444444455555555555555555xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|222222222222444444444444455555555555555555xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|2222222222224444444444444666666666666666669999999999999999|
A|0000000000002222222222222444444444444444449999999999999999|
E|0000000000002222222222222444444444444444447777777777777777|
      I want out of this machine it doesn't feel like freedom

Chorus:

Chorus:

e|0000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|0000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|9999999999999999999999999xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|99999999999999999999999997777777777777777777777777|
A|77777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|00000000000000000000000005555555555555555555555555|
    This ain't my American dream

e|00000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|00000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|99999999999999999999999999999xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|9999999999999999999999999999977777777777777777777777777777|
A|7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|0000000000000000000000000000055555555555555555555555555555|
    I want to live and die for bigger things


e|222222222222222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|222222222222222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|444444444444444444444444444444444xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|44444444444444444444444444444444499999999999999999999999999999999|
A|44444444444444444444444444444444499999999999999999999999999999999|
E|22222222222222222222222222222222277777777777777777777777777777777|
    I'm tired of fighting for just me

(On the recorded Acoustic he goes to an E chord on dream, live he does a fill and picks 
the E at the end of the fill, take your pick I'll put the E here since the fill is on 
above chorus)
e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx0000000000000000|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx0000000000000000|
G|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1111111111111111|
D|99999999999999999999999992222222222222222|
A|99999999999999999999999992222222222222222|
E|77777777777777777777777770000000000000000|
    This ain't my American dream

This bridge thing here has been done wrong a lot here on the site
The other ones posted sound great along with the vocal but
they aren't what Jon does so here it is, its a little complicated
and the timing is a bit weird but this is 100% right. If you need
help check out the video at live-pulse or email me.

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|77777777777777777777777777xxxxxxxxxxx999999999999999|
D|7777777777777777777777777777777777777999999999999999|
A|5555555555555555555555555577777777777777777777777777|
E|0000000000000000000000000055555555555000000000000000|
Cause baby's always talking about her ring

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|777777777777777777777777777xxxxxxxxx999999999999999|
D|777777777777777777777777777777777777999999999999999|
A|555555555555555555555555555777777777777777777777777|
E|000000000000000000000000000555555555000000000000000|
And talk has always been the cheapest thing

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|77777777777777777777777xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|7777777777777777777777777777779999999999999999999999|
A|5555555555555555555555577777779999999999999999999999|
E|0000000000000000000000055555557777777777777777777777|
Is it true, would you do what I want you to

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|77777777777777777777777xxxxxxxxxx999999999999999|
D|777777777777777777777777777777777999999999999999|
A|555555555555555555555557777777777777777777777777|
E|000000000000000000000005555555555000000000000000|
If I show with the right amount of bling

e|22222222222222222222222222222000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|33333333333333333333333333333222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|222222222222222222222222222222222222229999999999999|
D|000000000000000000000000000002222222229999999999999|
A|000000000000000000000000000000000000007777777777777|
E|-----------------------------0000000000000000000000|
Yeah you're just a puppet on a monetary string

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|77777777777xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|777777777777777777777777777777777|
A|555555555557777777777777777777777|
E|000000000005555555555555555555555|
 Maybe we've been caught singing


**((LIVE HE DOES AS FOLLOWS!))**
e|0000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|2222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|2222222222222222222222xxxxxx888888|
D|2222222222222222222222999999777777|
A|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx999999xxxxxx|
E|2222222222222222222222777777777777|
  Red, white, blue, and green

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|88888888888888888888888|
D|77777777777777777777777|
A|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
E|77777777777777777777777|
But that ain't my America

e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|88888888888888888888899999|
D|77777777777777777777799999|
A|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx77777|
E|77777777777777777777700000|
That ain't my American dream

_______________________________________
**((RECORDED VERSION!))**
e|0000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|2222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|2222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|2222222222222222222222999999999999|
A|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx999999999999|
E|2222222222222222222222777777777777|
  Red, white, blue, and green

e|-----------------------x|
B|-----------------------x|
G|-----------------------x|
D|-----------------------9|
A|-----------------------9|
E|-----------------------7|
But that ain't my America

e|---------------------xxxxx|
B|---------------------xxxxx|
G|---------------------99999|
D|---------------------99999|
A|---------------------77777|
E|---------------------00000|
That ain't my American dream
________________________________________


Chorus:

e|0000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|0000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|9999999999999999999999999xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|99999999999999999999999997777777777777777777777777|
A|77777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|00000000000000000000000005555555555555555555555555|
    This ain't my American dream

e|00000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|00000000000000000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|99999999999999999999999999999xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|9999999999999999999999999999977777777777777777777777777777|
A|7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777|
E|0000000000000000000000000000055555555555555555555555555555|
    I want to live and die for bigger thing

e|222222222222222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
B|222222222222222222222222222222222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
G|444444444444444444444444444444444xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|
D|44444444444444444444444444444444499999999999999999999999999999999|
A|44444444444444444444444444444444499999999999999999999999999999999|
E|22222222222222222222222222222222277777777777777777777777777777777|
    I'm tired of fighting for just me,       Yeah

(On the record he triple strums the D like I have here but live
  he only hits it once, so once again take your pick)
e|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx222-0--0----0|
B|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx333--3-2-0--0|
G|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx222----2--2-1|
D|9999999999999999999999999000----2----2|
A|9999999999999999999999999000----0----2|
E|7777777777777777777777777------------0|
    This ain't my American dream


Alright thats it, I hope this helps someone out! Just trying to get it accurate!
CJG6990@aol.com
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porchie 74 wrote on July 6 2009, 03:26 pm

good tab. and he uses a capo on "learning how to die" live, which completely dumbfounded me cause i've been playing it without one

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