American Dream chords by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Guitar Chords by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

American Dream chords by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Guitar Chords

[Chords]
G8 A8 D8 Bm8

[Intro]
G A D Bm (x2)

[Verse 1]
G A
Wake up with somebody near you
D Bm
And at someone else’s place
G A
You took acid and looked in the mirror
D Bm
Watched the beard crawl around on your face
G A
Oh, the revolution was here
D Bm
That would set you free from those bourgeoisie
G A
In the morning everything’s clearer
D Bm
When the sunlight exposes your age

[Chorus]
[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A
But that’s okay
D Bm
And that’s okay

[Verse 2]
[-revert to standard chords-]
G A
Grab your clothes and head to the doorway
D Bm
If you dance out, no one complains
G A
Find the place where you can be boring
D Bm
Where you won’t need to explain
G A
That you’re sick in the head and you wish you were dead
D Bm
Or at least instead of sleeping here you prefer your own bed, come on
G A
You just suck at self-preservation
D Bm
Versus someone else’s pain

[Chorus]
[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A
So you feel drained
D Bm
And insane

[-revert to standard chords-]
D Bm
And insane

[Verse 3]
[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A
He was leather and you were screaming
D Bm
Swinging chains against the stage
G A
And you couldn’t know he was leaving
D Bm
But now more will go with age, you know

[-revert to standard chords-]
G A
So get up and stop your complaining
D Bm
You know that you’re the only one who’s been destroying all the fun
G A
Look what happened when you were dreaming
D Bm
Then punch yourself in the face

[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A
So you kiss and you clutch but you can’t fight that feeling
D Bm
That your one true love is just awaiting your big meeting

[-revert to standard chords-]
G A
So you never even ask for names
D Bm
You just look right through them as if you already came

[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A
It’s a drug of the heart and you can’t stop the shaking
D Bm
‘Cause the body wants what it is terrible at taking, oh

[-revert to standard chords-]
G A
And you can’t remember the meaning
D Bm
But there’s no going back against this California feeling
Bm
California feeling

[Chorus]
[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A D Bm
Dr—-eam, sha-bang sha-bang

[-revert to standard chords-]
G A D Bm
American dr—eam, sha-bang sha-bang

[+play chords an octave higher+]
G A
It’s a drug of the heart
D Bm
It’s a drug of the heart
Bm
American dream…

3 years ago

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