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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

Casting Crowns - American Dream Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
American Dream tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind American Dream Chords:

Casting Crowns is a Grammy award and Dove Award winning Christian band that employs a soft rock music style. The band was created in 1999 by youth pastor Mark Hall at First Baptist Church in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida as part of a Youth Group. He also serves as a lead vocalist. Later they moved to McDonough, Georgia and more members joined creating the band now known as Casting Crowns. Some members of the band currently work as ministers for Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.

Discovered by, among others, contemporary Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns received a recording contract and vaulted to popularity in 2003 with their self-titled debut album Casting Crowns. The album quickly made them one of the fastest selling debut artists in Christian music history. Lifesong followed in 2005, debuting at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified Platinum. The band's third album The Altar and the Door debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and #1 on the Hot Christian Albums chart upon its release in August of 2007. Ten weeks after it came out it was certified Gold.

Casting Crowns has enjoyed tremendous success in the United States. They have released eight singles to date, seven of which have become consecutive number one hits on various Christian music charts. "Voice of Truth" spent a record-breaking fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 beginning in 2003. “Lifesong” spent nine weeks in the top spot, with “Praise You In This Storm” remaining at #1 for seven weeks. Casting Crowns broke their own record in 2007 when the single "East To West" from The Altar and the Door hit sixteen consecutive weeks at #1. The song ended up enjoying the top spot for a total of nineteen weeks, now their most successful single to date.

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