Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo[Chords]
Em7 D G A/De|--7----x----3----x----| B|--8----7----3----7----| G|--7----7----4----7----| D|--9----7----5----7----| A|--7----5----5----x----| E|--x----x----3----5----|
Em7 D G A/D
G A/DRight before transitioning to the verse,| pluck the following as harmonics: |e|-x-- |B|-7*- |G|-7*- | D|-7*- | A|-x-- | E|-x-- |
Versemy girl ameriEm7ca is just a youth is this wDorld her smile is more precGious than the sparkle of pA/Dearls and though her age Em7reads shes just a youngD girl the age behind her eyesG show the pain thatA/D shes swirled through the hand thats been dEm7ealt though its quiet asD kept the weight was all fGelt last night when she sA/Dlept and as she crept into the dEm7reams of the things of her pDast seems to have grown so fGast, way beyond her ownA/D class though they're right there wEm7ith her, her brothers and her siDsters a natural born leGader even when her peerA/Ds dis her my girl, shes at a croEm7ssroads, people praying for Dher some are preying on her maGgazine ads, sA/Dex, drama smoking marijuana, loEm7nging for a father to caDll her, daughter shes part of a geGneration longing foA/Dr reconciliation and this future that they're Em7facing and this poisonD that they're tasting my girl, i kDnow this love thatA/D your chasing
ChorusEm7 my girl americas crDying when shes lGying on her bed atA/D night Em7 i can see that shes scrDeaming when shes drGeaming for her fA/Dreedom Em7 my girl americas dyDing while shes trGying just to sA/Dtop this fight Em7don't stop belDieving, my gGirl ameriA/Dca
Verseboys with hungry Em7eyes have been beating her dDoor telling her thaGts what shes for, trying to rob at herA/D core then leave calling her a Em7whore, but still she knows theres mDore i know she knows theres mGore because there is a voice she can't A/Dignore cause it was founded in the Em7foundations, from the day of her creDation in God we trGust engraved on the treA/Dasures of her nation and the Em7void that the boys cant Dfill with the tiGpping of the bottle or the poA/Dpping of the pill but still most of her fEm7riends don't care as they gDlare ready to drown down the fuGnnel as they frown down the tA/Dunnel they stumble and the Em7tumble breaking down into ruDbble my girl amerGica, stop can't you A/Dsee its not the circumsEm7tances that determDine who you're gonna be but hGow you deal with these pA/Droblems and pains that come your way its forEm7 you that i pray with hoDpe for a brighter day and so i sGay, your deliverance A/Dis coming [Repeat Chorus X2]
BridgeEm7faith like a chDild from your first birth you lGeft it in the dirt on your wA/Dorst hurt and i sEm7ee each tear and evDery scar the hGands that have held A/Dyou where you are and i can Em7see that we've strDayed so far a king bGorn under that mA/Dorning star as a cEm7rown of thorns wasD placed to erase each tGear thats touched A/Dyour face and his Em7palms and sides whereD pierced with spears he hGung in love just tA/Do draw you near Em7and my girl, outD of this whole world Gcant you see this iA/Ds where we started [Repeat Chorus x2]
Endingand his Em7palms and sides whereD pierced with spears he hGung in love just to A/Ddraw you near Em7and my girl, outD of this whole world Gcant you see this iA/Ds where we startEm7ed D wGhere we A/Dstarted Em7where we stDarted... My gGirl AA/Dmeri-ica
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