American Dream

©2020 Garrett Clevenger

 

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ADED B†††

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† Iíve heard that youíre easy

E†† D BAB D†††††† and a little bit sleazy.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Iím hopiní that youíll please me

ADED B †††††††††††† and youíll be all mine.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† So come on over, baby.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Show me what you got.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Any way you choose it,

ADED B †††††††††††† weíll get wild for a while.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† Not like back in high school

E†† D BAB D†††††† when you played me a fool.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Now youíre hanginí at my place,

ADED B †††††††††††† but now I know what to do.

 

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Iíve become the American Dream

E†† D E DEDE†††††† your granddaddy died for.

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† I guarantee that your kid

B†††††††††††††††††† †† ††††††† will also face a war.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† I just got back from Iraq

E†† D BAB D†††††† fightiní in some war

E†† D BAB D†††††† thatís been raginí since I was a baby.

ADED B †††††††††††† The people there are so sore.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† I spied them when I was driving

E†† D BAB D†††††† my deadly armored Humvee.

E†† D BAB D†††††† The people there seem kind of weird

ADED B †††††††††††† and theyíve never been free.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† But I got a gun and Iím gonna kill Ďem

E†† D BAB D†††††† for annoying me.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Thatís right Iím living whatís called

ADED B †††††††††††† the American Dream.

 

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Come on over, baby,

E†† D E DEDE†††††† Iíll show you what I got.

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† A military scholarship.

B†††††††††††††††††† †† ††††††† Now itís my shot!

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† Iím working a nightshift

E†† D BAB D†††††† at a gas station.

E†† D BAB D†††††† I got a bit of PTSD.

ADED B †††††††††††† Thatís my situation.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† If you try to rob me

E†† D BAB D†††††† Iíll pull at my gun,

E†† D BAB D†††††† even if youíre not Iraqi

ADED B †††††††††††† or are the Chosen One.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† Iíve got a silver bullet

E†† D BAB D†††††† loaded in my gold gun.

E†† D BAB D†††††† And I donít take no bullshit

ADED B †††††††††††† from anyone.

 

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Iím liviní the American Dream.

E†† D E DEDE†††††† Come over. Iíll show you what I mean.

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† It might be a little obscene

B†††††††††††††††††† †† ††††††† But itís the real thing.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† I donít take no for an answer.

E†† D BAB D†††††† I am a yes kind of man.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Iím positive right to the core.

ADED B †††††††††††† I do the best that I can.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† That donít mean that Iím perfect.

E†† D BAB D†††††† I ainít no saint.

E†† D BAB D†††††† I once aimed a gun at my mama.

ADED B †††††††††††† I made her faint.

 

E†† D BAB D†††††† So give me some loviní, baby.

E†† D BAB D†††††† Then Iíll let you leave.

E†† D BAB D†††††† You know you wanna get some

ADED B †††††††††††† American Dream.

 

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Iíll make it right tomorrow

E†† D E DEDE†††††† if I get through tonight.

A††††† †††††††††††††††††††† I canít promise the next day

B†††††††††††††††††† †† ††††††† I wonít be gunning to fight.

 

E†† D BAB D ††††† American Dream.

E†† D BAB D ††††† A little obscene.

E†† D BAB D ††††† Itís the real thing.

ADED B †††††††††††† American Dream.

 

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