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American Dream Chords

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                             AMERICAN DREAM                   SWITCHFOOT
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Tabbed by:hurricaneherman
Tuning:Standard

*Chords listed at end

Here are the chords for Switchfoot's song "American Dream, from their album,
Oh! Gravity.

~INTRO~

B5   A5 B5   A5 B5   C#5 B5 A5  G#5 F#5 E5  B5

~VERSE~

B5
When success is equated with excess 

The ambition for excess wrecks us

The top of the mind becomes the bottom line

When success is equated with excess

If your time ain't been nothing for money

I start to feel really bad for your honey

Maybe honey put your money where your mouth's been running

If your time ain't been nothing but money

~PRE-CHORUS~

E5     F#5         G#5                A5
I want out of this machine it doesn't feel like freedom

~CHORUS~

B5                     E5     A5
This ain't my American dream
B5                         E5            A5
I want to live and die for bigger things
C#5                            F#5
I'm tired of fighting for just me
                       B5
This ain't my American dream

~INTERLUDE~

(B5)  A5 B5   A5 B5   C#5 B5 A5  G#5 F#5 E5  B5

~VERSE 2~

B5
When success is equated with excess

When you're fighting for the Beamer the Lexus

As the heart and soul breathe in the company goals

Where success is equated with excess

~REPEAT PRE-CHORUS~

~REPEAT CHORUS~

~BRIDGE~
B5
'Cause baby's always talkin' 'bout a ring

And talk has always been the cheapest thing
 
Is it true would you do what I want you to
     E5                               B5
If I show up with the right amount of bling
C#5    B5       A5 G#5   F#5 E5  B5
Like a puppet on a monetary string
C#5    B5       A5 G#5   F#5 E5  C#5               F#5
Maybe we've been caught singing red white blue and green
N.C
But that ain't my America

That ain't my American dream

~REPEAT CHORUS~

~OUTRO~

B5   C#5 B5 A5  G#5 F#5 E5  B5

*Chords used
       B5   C#5    A5   G#5   F#5    E5
e|-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----|
B|-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----|
G|-----4-----6-----2-----x-----x-----x-----|
D|-----4-----6-----2-----6-----4-----2-----|
A|-----2-----4-----0-----6-----4-----2-----|
E|-----x-----x-----x-----4-----2-----0-----|

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If you want to play these chords not in fifths, it sounds good that way too,
but not quit right. I hope you enjoy this tab.

Peace, Love, I'm out.
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tddavis18 10 Jan 06, 2015 04:37 PM

Lack of accuracy. Clearly wrong. Chorus chords change key twice. Clearly wrong. The only chord that is right is the verse chord... because it is only one chord.

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hurricaneherman 2,230 Jan 30, 2016 06:26 PM

I don't know what you're doing wrong, but I just played through the song, especially the chorus, and it is accurate. If you still have trouble with this tab after trying it again, making sure you're playing the correct chords, constructive criticism would be appreciated.

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