American dream    (video)

 

   A ~ ~   A

1.                 I used to see you on every T.V., 

 

    your smiling face looked back at me.

D

    I used to see you on every T.V., 

                                                         A

    your smiling face looked back at me.

E

    Then they caught you with the girl next door,

 

    people's money piled on the floor,

Bm

    accusations that you try to deny,

D                                                      A

    revelations and rumors begin to fly.       +  A ~ ~

 

   A

2.    Now you think about reaching out,

 

    maybe get some help from above.

D

    Now you think about reaching out,

                                                    A

    maybe get some help from above.

E

    Reporters crowd around your house

 

    going through your garbage like a pack of hounds,

Bm                                                        - D

    speculating what they may find out,        it don't matter now,

                                 A

    you're all washed up.

 

E

    You wake up in the middle of the night,

A - E

          your sheets are wet and your face is white.

A - E

          You tried to make a good thing last.  

A - E                                                                       B

          How could something so good, go bad, so fast ?

A                                                           - Bm

    American dream, American dream.

A                                                           - Bm - D

    American dream, American dream.

 

    A

3.      Don't know when things went wrong,

 

    might have been when you were young and strong.

D

    Don't know when things went wrong,

                                                                              A

    might have been when you were young and strong.

E

    Reporters crowd around your house,

 

    going through your garbage like a pack of hounds,

Bm                                                        - D

    speculating what they may find out,        it don't matter now,

                                 A

    you're all washed up.

 

    A

4.      Don't know when things went wrong,

 

    might have been when you were young and strong.

 

    American dream, American dream.

D

    Don't know when things went wrong,

                                                                              A

    might have been when you were young and strong.

 

    American dream, American dream ....

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)