Madonna - American Life Chords

 

Fm

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

C

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

Cm

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
2
1
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
X
2
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2

4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Verses

Fm Fm5+ C Bm

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Chorus

Fm Cm Cm2 Bm Bm2

•··••• |||||| |||||| ••···• ••··•• |||||| |||||| |||||| ||||•| |||||| |••||| ••···• ••··•• ||••|| ||••|| |||||| ||||•| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ||••|| ||••|| |||||| |||||| DFmo I have to change my name? • Will it get me far? Should I lose some weight? • Am I gonna be a star? FmI tried to be a boy • I tried to be a girl • I tried to be a mess I tried to be the Cbest • I guess I did it wrong • that's why I wrote this Bmsong This type of Fmmodern life? • Is it for me? This type of modern life? • Is it for free? FmSo I went into a bar • Looking for simpathy • A little company I tried to find a Cfriend • It's more easily said • It's always been the Bmsame F#m [5+] [5+] This type of modern life • Is not for me [5+] [5+] This type of modern life • Is not for free FmAmerican Cmlife FmI live the American Cmdream You Bmare the best thing I've Cmseen You Bmare not just a Cmdream FmI tried to stay ahead • I tried to stay on top • I tried to play the part but somehow I forCgot • just what I did it for • and why I wanted Bmmore F#m [5+] [5+] This type of modern life • is it for me? [5+] [5+] This type of modern life • is it for free? F#m [5+] [5+] Do I have to change my name? • Will it get me far? [5+] [5+] Should I lose some weight? • Am I gonna be a star? Fm Cm [2] American life Fm Cm [2] I live the American dream Bm [2] Cm You are the best thing I've seen Bm [2] Cm You are not just a dream Bm [2] Cm Bm [2] Cm FmI tried to be a boy • I tried to be a girl • I tried to be a mess [5+] [5+] [5+] I tried to be the best • I tried to find a friend • I tried to stay ahead [5+] I tried to stay on top F#m [5+] [5+] Do I have to change my name? • Will it get me far? Fm [5+] Fm [5+] Should I lose some weight? • Am I gonna be a star? Fm [5+] Ah • Ah • Ah • Ah Fm [5+] I'm drinking a soy latte • I get a double shotte It goes right through my body • And you know I'm satisfied I dropped my mini cooper • And I'm feeling super-duper Yo they tell I'm a trooper • And you know I'm satisfied I do yoga and pilates • And the room is full of hotties so I'm checking out the bodies • And you know I'm satisfied I'm digging on the isotopes • This metaphysic's shit is dope And if all this can give me hope • You know I'm satisfied I've got a lawyer and a manager • An agent and a chef Three nannies, an assistant • And a driver and a jet A trainer and a butler • And a bodyguard or five A gardener and a stylist • Do you think I'm satisfied? I'd like to express my extreme point of view I'm not a Christian and I'm not a Jew I'm just living out the American dream And I just realized that nothing is what it seems Do I have to change my name? Am I gonna be a star? Do I have to change my name? •··•·••··•·• When a chord variation is specified between square brackets, change rapidly from the chord to its variation and back. stefano j attardi (attardi.org)

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