ARTIST: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
TITLE: American Girl
Lyrics and Chords

Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn't help thinking that there
Was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
And if she had to die - tryin', she
Had one little promise she was gonna keep
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   / A - D - / G - Em - / A - - - / /
Oh yeah, all right
Take it easy baby, make it last all night
She was an American girl
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Well it was kinda cold that night
She stood alone on a balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by
Out on 441 like waves crashing on the beach
And for one desperate moment there
He crept back in her memory
God, it's so painful when something that's so close
Is still so far out of reach

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