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An American By Gods Amazing Grace  Luke Stricklin

(Intro)
(Verse 1)
[D]  Bottom of my boots, [Cadd9]sure are gettin worn,
[G]  An there's a lot a holes, in this [D]faded uniform,
[D]  My hands are black with dirt__ and [Cadd9]so is my face,
[G]  I aint ever been to hell, but it [D]couldn't be any worse than this place,
[D]  Tell my wife don't worry cause [Cadd9]I know what to do,
[G]  It makes her feel better sometimes but I [D]don't know if it's true,
[D]  I know if I die, it's [Cadd9]just my time to go,
[G]  But I pray to God everyday that [D]I make it back home,
(Chorus)
[A]  Well when you've seen what I've seen [Cadd9]things don't seem so bad,
[G]  You quit worryin bout what you aint got an thank G[D]od for what you have,
[A]  Cause I could be raisin' my [Cadd9]family in this place,
[G]  But I was born an american___,[G] by God's amazing gr[D]ace,  [Cadd9]           [G]
[G]  [-]  [F]  [-]  [D]                            (Verse 2)*
For the last twelve months, I've had a new address.
The neighborhood smells like sewage, and the streets are lined with trash.
You never know what's gonna be the next thing to explode,
but unlike these people, I have another home.
It breaks my heart to see these kids out on the streets
walking barefoot through the trash, diggin for something to eat.
I give them what I got, just to let them know I care
and I thank God it's not my son that's standing there
(Repeat Chorus)
(Verse 3)
[D]  If you wanna talk about it you [Cadd9]better keep it short,
[G]  Cause I got a lot a lost time, I [D]gotta make up for,
[D]  I really don't care why Bush went [Cadd9]in-to Iraq,
[G]  I know what I done there an' I'm [D]damn sure proud a that,
[D]  If you got somethin' bad to say ab[Cadd9]out the U.S.A.,
[G]  You better save it for different ears unless you wanna crawl to pay
[D]  An' I'll laugh in your face when you [Cadd9]say you've got it bad,
[G]  Until you spent some time on the str[D]eets of Bahgdad,
(Chorus)
[A]  Well when you've seen what I've seen [Cadd9]things don't seem so bad,
[G]  You quit worryin bout what you aint got an thank G[D]od for what you've had,
[A]  Cause you could be raisin' your [Cadd9]family in this place,
[G]  But you were born an american___,[G]  by God's amazing gr[D]ace____, [Cadd9]           [G]
[G]  [-]  [F]  [-]  [D]                            * same as first verse
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