[C] [Dm] [F] [G] [C] [Dm] [F] [G]
[C] They pulled in just behind the bridge. He lays [Dm] her down, he frowns
[F] "Gee my life's a funny thing, am I [G] still too young?" [C] He kissed her then and there
She took his ring, [Dm] took his babies. It [F] took him minutes, took her nowhere
[G] Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything, but
[F] All [G] night She wants the young American
[C] Young American, young [Dm] American, she wants the young American
[F] All [G] right She wants the young American
[C] Scanning life through the picture window She [Dm] finds the slinky vagabond
[F] He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang, but [G] Heaven forbid, she'll take anything
[C] But the freak, and his type, all for nothing [Dm] He misses a step and cuts his hand, but
[F] Showing nothing, he swoops like a song She cries [G] "Where have all Papa's heroes gone?"
[C] All the way from Washington Her [Dm] bread-winner begs off the bathroom floor
[F] "We live for just these twenty years Do we [G] have to die for the fifty more?"
Chorus: (*he instead of she)
[Am] [C][F] [F] [C][Am] [Am] [C][F]
[Am] Do you remember, [G] your Presi[C]dent Nixon?
[Am] Do you remember, [G] the bills you [F] have to pay Or even [E] yesterday? [D] [G] [G] [D] [A]
[D] Have you have been an un-American? [Em] Just you and your idol singing falsetto 'bout
[G] Leather, leather everywhere, and [A] Not a myth left from the ghetto
[D] Well, well, well, would you carry a razor [Em] In case, just in case of depression?
[G] Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors [A] Blushing at all the afro-Sheilas
[D] Ain't that close to love? [Em] Well, ain't that poster love? [G] Well, it ain't that Barbie doll
[A] Her heart's been broken just like you have
Chorus: (*You instead of she)
[D] You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler
[Em] A pimp's got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler
[G] Black's got respect, and white's got his soul train
[A] Mama's got cramps, and look at your hands ache [D] (I heard the news today, oh boy)
[Em] I got a suite and you got defeat [G] Ain't there a man you can say no more?
[A] And, ain't there a woman I can sock on the jaw?
[D] And, ain't there a child I can hold without judging?
[Em] Ain't there a pen that will write before they die? [G] Ain't you proud that you've still got faces?
[A] [*]Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?
[G] All [A] night I want the young American
[D] Young American, young American, [Em] I want the young American
[G] All [A] right [D] Young American, young American, [Em] I want the young American
[G] [A] [D]