American Dream

©2020 Garrett Clevenger

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb x3

FC G

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Iíve heard that youíre easy

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† and a little bit sleazy.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Iím hopiní that youíll please me

FC G†††††††††††††††††† and youíll be all mine.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† So come on over.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Show me what you got.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Any way you choose it,

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† weíll get wild for a while.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Not like back in high school

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† when you played me a fool.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Now youíre hanginí at my place,

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† but now I know what to do.

 

F††††† Iíve become the American Dream

C†† †††† your granddaddy died for.

F††††† I guarantee that your kid

G†††† will also face a war.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I just got back from Iraq

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† fightiní in some war

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† thatís been wagin since I was a baby.

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† The people there are so sore.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I spied them when I was driving

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† my deadly armored Humvee.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† The people there seem kind of weird

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† and theyíve never been free.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† But I got a gun and Iím gonna kill Ďem

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† for annoying me.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Thatís right Iím living whatís called

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† the American Dream.

 

F††††† Come on over baby,

C††††††† Iíll show you what I got.

F††††† A military scholarship.

G†††† Now itís my shot!

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Iím working a nightshift

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† at a gas station.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I got a bit of PTSD.

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† Thatís my situation.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† If you try to rob me

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Iíll pull at my gun,

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† even if youíre not Iraqi

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† or are the Chosen One.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Iíve got a silver bullet

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† loaded in my gold gun.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† And I donít take no bullshit

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† from anyone.

 

F††††† Iím liviní the American Dream.

C††††††† Come over. Iíll show you what I mean.

F††††† It might be a little obscene

G†††† but itís the real thing.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I donít take no for an answer.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I am a yes kind of man.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Iím positive right to the core.

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† I do the best that I can.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† That donít mean that Iím perfect.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I ainít no saint.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† I once aimed a gun at my mama.

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† I made her faint.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† So give me some loviní baby.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† Then Iíll let you leave.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† You know you wanna get some

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† American Dream.

 

F††††† Iíll make it right tomorrow

C††††††† if I get through tonight.

F††††† I canít promise the next day

G†††† I wonít be gunning to fight.

 

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† American Dream.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† American Dream.

C†† Bb G†† Bb††††††† American Dream.

F†† C G†††††††††††††††††† Itís the real thing.

 

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