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American Dream Bass Tab

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Song: American Dream
Artist: Switchfoot
Album: Oh! Gravity
Tuning: Standard
Tabbed By: VArocker07

Intro:  (0:09)
g |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |--(11)------7--6------2--------------------------------------------|
a |--------7-7-------2-2-------------7--77--77--77--7-----------------|
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1: (0:14)
“When success is equated with..."
g |--------------------------------------|
d |------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------|
a |--------------------------------  x 7-|
e |--------------------------------------|

"excess"
g |------------------------------|
d |------------------------------|
a |----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------|
e |------------------------------|


“If your time ain’t been nothing but money....”
g |-------------------------------------------------|
d |-------------------------------------------------|
a |----77--77--77--77--77--77--77--77---------  x 2-|
e |-------------------------------------------------|

Bridge : (0:39)
“I want out of this machine....”
g |--------1------------3----------4----------------------------------|
d |--2-2-2---2---4-4-4---4---6-6-6--6---8-8-8-/-----------------------|
a |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: (0:44)
“This ain’t my American dream....”
g |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |-------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|
a |--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------   x 2-|
e |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

“I’m tired of fighting for just me...”
g |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a |--44444444---44444444--/---99999999----9999-/-----\-99999999---999999999------|
e |-------------------------------------------------2----------------------------|

*guitar and drum solo* (1:05)

Bridge 2 (same as intro): (1:11)
g |--------------------------------------------------------------|
d |--(11)------7--6------2---------------------------------------|
a |--------7-7-------2-2-------------7--77--77--77--7------------|
e |--------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2: (1:17)
“When success is equated with excess, when you’re fighting....”
g |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a |-----999-999-999-999-999-999-999-999--999-999-999-999--9--9--9--9-/---------|
e |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge : (1:29)
“I want out of this machine....”
g |--------1------------3-----------4----------------------|
d |--2-2-2---2---4-4-4---4---6-6-6--6---8-8-8--------------|
a |--------------------------------------------------------|
e |--------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: (1:35)
“This ain’t my American dream....”
g |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |---------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
a |--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------x 2-|
e |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

“I’m tired of fighting for just me...”
g |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a |--44444444---44444444--/---99999999----9999-/-----\-99999999---999999999------|
e |-------------------------------------------------2----------------------------|

Bridge 3: (1:58)
“Cuz baby’s...”                        “And talk has always..”        “Is it true..”
g |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a |----7777--9999-------------7777--9999------------7777--9999-----------------|
e |--7------------ 7--77--7----------------7--77--7--------------0--00--0------|

   “If I show up...”                                     “like a puppet on a monetary string”
g |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |-----------------------------------(11)---9-7----(6)---4-2---------------------|
a |----7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-----------------------------------------------------------|
e |--7---------------------7--77---------------------------------7--77--77--77----|

“Maybe we’ve been caught singing:          red, white blue and green......”
g |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |----(11)---9-7----(6)---4-2-----------------------------------------------|
a |----------------------------------44444444-/-99999999--99999999-----------|
e |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:24) But that ain’t my America......But that ain’t my American
g |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a |----9--( L  E  T - R  I  N  G ------>  --------> ------------------| )
e |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chors: (2:30)
“...dream. This ain’t my American dream...”
g |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |---------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
a |--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------x 2-|
e |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

“I’m tired of fighting for just me...”
g |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a |--44444444---44444444--/---99999999----9999-/-----\-99999999---999999999---------|
e |-------------------------------------------------2-------------------------- x 2-|

Outro: (2:56)
“Yeah! yeah! yeah!”
g |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d |----(11)---9-7----(6)---4-2---------------------------------------------|
a |----------------------------------7 --( L  E  T - R  I  N  G ---> --->  --> )-
e |----------------------------------------------------------------------

* The End *
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bssplyr5257 wrote on August 13 2007, 07:09 pm

The intro sounds a lot better with huge/fast slides.....like this

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