The American Ruse by MC5

The American Ruse chords by MC5

Guitar chords with lyrics

The American Ruse
From the album Back in the U.S.A.

Intro
 DRUMS---------------------------
e|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
B|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
D|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|--8---------|
A|----------|----------|----------|-----10---|--(10)----|----10-8----|
E|----------|----------|----------|-8-11-----|----------|---------11-|

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------| (x2)
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

verse 1
   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
They told you in school about freedom

   C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
But when you try to be free they never let ya

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
They said "it's easy,      nothing to it"

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
And now the army's     out to get ya

Chorus
  F5
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-10----------10--------10--------10-|
A|-8-----------8---------8---------8--|
E|------------------------------------|
 Sixty-nine America in terminal stasis

  F5
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-10--------10--------------10---------10-|
A|-8---------8---------------8----------8--|
E|-----------------------------------------|
The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses

  C5
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-10-----------10-------10-----------10/|
E|-8------------8--------8-------------8/|
 I'm sick and tired of paying these dues

  G5              G5 A5 B5
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
And I'm finally getting hip to the American

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
  ruse

Transition
  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

verse 2
  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
I learned to say the pledge of allegiance

  C5
e|-------------|------------|------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|------------|------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|------------|------------|----------|
D|-------------|------------|------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|--10-12-10--|--10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|--8--8--8---|--8--8--8---|----------|
Before they beat me bloody down at the station

  C5
e|-------------|-----------|-----------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-----------|-----------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-----------|-----------|----------|
D|-------------|-----------|-----------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|-10-12-10--|-10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8---|-8--8--8---|----------|
They haven't got a word out of me since

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
I got a billion years        probation

Chorus
  F5
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-10----------10--------10--------10-|
A|-8-----------8---------8---------8--|
E|------------------------------------|
 Sixty-nine America in terminal stasis

  F5
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-10--------10--------------10---------10-|
A|-8---------8---------------8----------8--|
E|-----------------------------------------|
The air's so thick it's like drowning in molasses

  C5
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-10-----------10-------10-----------10/|
E|-8------------8--------8-------------8/|
 I'm sick and tired of paying these dues

  G5              G5 A5 B5
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
And I'm sick to my guts of the American

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
  ruse

Transition
  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

Bridge
  A5
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-7-----7----7---7--|
E|-5-----5----5---5--|
 Phony stars, oh no!

  A5
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-7-----7----7---7--|
E|-5-----5----5---5--|
 Crummy cars, oh no!

  A5
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-7-------7----7---7--|
E|-5-------5----5---5--|
 Cheap guitars, oh no!

  A5
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7------7--------7---7--|
E|-5------5--------5---5--|
 Joe's primitive bar

  G5
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|
 Nah!        Rock'em back, Sonic!

  G5
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|

Solo
  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------| (x4)
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|

  C5 G5
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------| (x4)
A|-10--5-|
E|-8---3-|

  G5
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|

  G5              G5 A5 B5
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|

verse 3
  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
The way they pull you over, it's suspicious

  C5
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B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Yeah, for something that just ain't your fault

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
If you complain they're gonna get vicious

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Kick in your teeth and charge you with assault

Chorus

  F5
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10--------------10-------------10------10-|
A|-8---------------8--------------8-------8--|
E|-------------------------------------------|
Yeah, but I can see the chickens coming home to roost

  F5
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10-----------10-------------10---------10-|
A|-8------------8--------------8----------8--|
E|-------------------------------------------|
Young people everywhere are gonna cook their goose

  C5
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-10---------------10-------------10------------10/|
E|-8----------------8--------------8--------------8/|
 Lots of kids are working to get rid of these blues

  G5              G5 A5 B5
e|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
D|---------|---------|---------|-------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
'Cause everybody's sick of the American

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
  ruse

Outro
  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

  C5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-8--8-----|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-10-10-12-10-|---10-12-10--|---10-12-10--|----------|
E|-8--8--8--8--|---8--8--8---|---8--8--8---|----------|
Well well well, take a look around!

Coda
e|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G|------------|------------|------------|------------|
D|------------|------------|------------|------------|
A|-------10---|-------10---|-------10---|------------|
E|-8-11-------|-8-11-------|-8-11-------|-8----------|

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