Old Man Markley

Americas Dreaming

Old Man Markley

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Americas Dreaming

	  		
verse 1 
A                                  E                 F#m      E 
If crooks are in charge, should we let them pick our pockets? 
A                                   E          Bm       E 
If we don't want trouble, should we not try to stop it? 
C#m                                                 Bm 
We could just sink into the quicksand slavery we're born in 
C#m                                                          F#m    E 
But fighting endless wars for greedy liars is getting pretty boring 

A                                        E                  F#m     E 
They think they got us trained, so we'll think we're living free 
A                            E             Bm  E 
If we got time and money for junk food and TV 
C#m                                                          Bm 
But it's plain honest people never stand a chance of winning elections 
C#m                                                                D          E 
They just let us pick which liars take our rights away for our own protection 

verse 2 
A                            F#m           E 
The corporate propaganda paralyzes us with fear 
A                         E 
Destroying our ability to trust 
A                                F#m        E 
Fear keeps us fighting with each other over scraps 
D           E            A 
Starving to death in the dust 
F#m                       A 
Organized religion really helps you submit 
F#m                             D                E 
But the meek are inheriting the short end of the stick 
A                               D                E 
Think twice (think twice) we're awaking from the dream 
A                                  D            A   E 
Think twice (think twice) we don't like what we see 

Fiddle break 
F#m  A  F#m  A E 
F#m  A  E 

verse 3 
F#m 
Fear surrounds compassion like a layer of mold 
E 
And weakens our defenses so we're too weak to be bold 
D 
Life could be heaven, but this corrupted system 
E 
Takes away our rights, expects us not to miss them 
F#m 
The middle class is shrinking while the lower class grows 
D 
If we don't wake up soon, we'll have no class left to lose 
E 
But at least we're getting by, and there's heaven when we die 
D 
It's hard for honest people to recognize a lie 

Break 
        A                          E 
It's an American dream, there's no pie in the sky 
      D                         Bm 
We're running out of credit, we can't afford to buy it 
A                          D            E 
If it weren't so sad, it'd be a goddamn riot 

Final Verse 
      A                         D           E 
Think twice, the change that we need can be found 
      A                           D             E 
Think twice, just don't expect to get it handed down 
      A                     D             E 
Think twice, right now it's up to you and me 
    D                E             D            A 
Our hearts guide our minds to make greed obsolete 

Outro 
             F#m                        D 
Don't run in circles all your life just hoping 
          E               A 
To grab a horse on a dead carousel 
		  

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