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American Dream  Casting Crowns

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

verse 1
[d]Not this time [bm]son I've no time to waste    [d]
Maybe Tomo[bm]rrow we'll have time to play   [d]
And then he slips into [bm]his new BMW    [d]
bm e
And drives farther and farther and farther away

Pre-chorus 1
e g d
'Cause he works all day and tries to sleep at night
e g d
He says things will get better; better in time

d gm bm
'Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
d gm bm
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand
d gm bm
But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in
d gm d d bm gm
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
d bm gm
His kingdom stands

Verse 2
[d]His American dream i[bm]s begining to seem
[d]More and More like a nightmare[bm]
with every passing day [d]
"Daddy, can you come to my game?"[bm]
"Oh Baby, please don't work late." [d]
Another wasted weekend   [bm]
And they are slipping away
Pre-Chorus 2
e g d
'Cause he works all day and lies awake at night
e g
He tells them things will get better

It'll just take a little more time  [d]


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

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

Looks like he's running out of time


[d]All they really wanted was you
[d]All they really wanted was you
[d]All they really wanted was you



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