Casting Crowns - American Dream Chords & Tabs


American Dream Chords & Tabs

Casting Crowns Chords & Tabs

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American Dream Chords

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All work no play may have made Jack a dull boy
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But all work no God has left Jack with a lost soul
But he's moving on full steam
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He's chasing the American dream
And he's gonna give his family finer things

verse 1
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Not this time son I've no time to waste
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Maybe Tomorrow we'll have time to play 
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And then he slips into his new BMW
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And drives farther and farther and farther away

Pre-chorus 1
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'Cause  he works all day and tries to sleep at night 
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He says things will get better; better in time
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'Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
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And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand 
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But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in 
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Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
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His kingdom stands

Verse 2
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His American dream is begining to seem 
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More and More like a nightmare
with every passing day
"Daddy, can you come to my game?" 
"Oh Baby, please don't work late."
Another wasted weekend
And they are slipping away
Pre-Chorus 2
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'Cause he works all day and lies awake at night 
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He tells them  things will get better
It'll just take a little more time


Verse 3
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He used to say, "Who ever died with the most toys wins."
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But if he loses his soul, what has he gained in the end
I'll take a shack on a rock 
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Over a castle in the sand

Pre-chorus 3
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Now he works all day and cries alone at night 
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It's not getting any better 

Looks like he's running out of time


All they really wanted was you
All they really wanted was you
All they really wanted was you