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American Dream
Words and Music
by Neil Young
CAPO I
(Intro A Am9 A A Am9 A)
A
I used to see you on every T.V., your smiling face looked back at me.
D A
I used to see you on every T.V., 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 D
A Am9 A etc.
Accusations that you try to deny, Revelations and rumors begin to fly.
A
Now you think about reaching out, maybe get some help from above.
D A
Now you think about reaching out, maybe get some help from above.
E
Reporters crowd around your house going through your garbage like a pack of
hounds,
Bm D
A
Speculating what they may find out, it don't matter now, you're all washed
up.
E A E A E
You wake up in the middle of the night, your sheets are wet and your face is
white.
E A E Bsus2
You tried to make a good thing last. How could something so good, go bad,
so fast?
A Bm
American dream, American dream
A Bm D
American dream, American dream.
A
Don't know when things went wrong, might have been when you were young and
strong.
D A
Don't know when things went wrong, 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, you're all washed
up.
A
Don't know when things went wrong, might have been when you were young and
strong.
D
American dream, American dream. Don't know when things went wrong,
A
Might have been when you were young and strong. American dream, American
dream.


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Teach Your Children

D G
You who are on the road
D A
Must have a code that you can live by
D G
And so become yourself
D A
Because the past is just a good-bye.


D G
Teach your children well,
D A
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
D G
And feed them on your dreams
D A
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.


D G D
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
Bm G A
So just look at them and sigh
D G A D
and know they love you.


And you, of tender years,
Can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.


Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.


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Crosby Stills Nash Young

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