Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg - Faces of America guitar tab

Faces Of America - Dan Fogelberg 1993

Intro: G C G C

G C G C

There was a time, a simpler time

G C D C

When a man could be sure of where he stood

G C G C

I used to work at the yard, working honest and hard

G C D

The hours were long but the pay was good.

I had a family and friends, so many firends

We'd drive to the lake on holidays

Back then it wasn't so dear for a sandwich or beer

At night I still dream I can see their faces

Chorus:

C G

Certain things that you depend upon

C G

There are places that you know

C G G/F# Em

And the faces of America, oh where did they go?

C G

Where did they go?

I was raised on a farm, a midwestern farm

I rode on the tractor with my dad

And though we never had much, it was always enough

We did the best with what we had

Then came four years of drought, and the bottom dropped out

My father was broken like the rest

I can still see his hands, signing over his lands

And the bankers grow fat on the flesh of the dispossessed

Chorus:

Certain things that you depend upon, there are places you can go

I sift the ashes of America for someplace I used to know

repeat first verse

Chorus:

Certain things that you depend upon, I used to think were guaranteed

Like the right of every man to work and feed his family

And the faces of America seem so distant and estranged

Have their eyes become too blind to see

How much their hearts have changed?

How much their hearts have changed?

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