August Alsina – Benediction Chords

CAPO on 3rd Fret

G    320033
Em   022000
C    x32010
D    xx0232

[Chorus]
G
 Started off in the streets
C                  Em
 We would take collection from the fiends
C                  Em
 People dyin' all around me
C                 D
 So I gave you my testimony
G
 We were down from the beginnin'
C             Em
 When the world wasn't listenin'
C                     Em
 Now that I got your attention
C                    D
 Let us end with the benediction

[Verse I]
G
We are gathered here today
              C                          Em
Paying our respects to bein' broke, hope he's in a better place
      C                   Em
Cause life out here ain't sweet, oh no
        C                                 D
I would close my eyes to sleep but didn't dream no more
     G
So I had to make a way for my home, you know
    C                                      Em
Now I'm in a place where I ain't gotta scheme no more
    C
The good life, I'm done with the hood life
Em           C                                        D
I did what I could didn't always do what I should and I was misunderstood
G
 So many nights I tried
   C                            Em
To hide how I felt, I would cry inside
      C                                        Em
And I ran through the streets till my feet got tired
              C                                 D
Cause I ain't wanna have my shoes on them power lines
[Pre-Chorus] G But I made it, and it made me C Em I know I did wrong, I pray to God he forgave me C Em Cause I made it, it didn't kill me C D So it made me stronger, I pray to God that you feel me, that you feel me... [Chorus] G Started off in the streets C Em We would take collection from the fiends C Em People dyin' all around me C D So I gave you my testimony G We were down from the beginnin' C Em When the world wasn't listenin' C Em Now that I got your attention C D Let us end with the benediction
[Verse II] G Our father who art in heaven C Em I pray you free me from my demons and keep me level C I know you kept my out of prison where I was headin' Em C When I heard someone killed my brother, one-eighty-seven D G I hope he made it to your presence, for me he was a blessin' C At least I know he's restin' and he ain't out here stressin' Em C Tryna get to the good life, and out of this hood life Em C Em I pray that my step-pops lay off that crack pipe G So mama could sleep at night, I know it's been hard on her C Em I was ripping through the streets, it was hard for her C Em Now I'm up in hotels on the ocean shore C D When I was sleepin' on the floor at the corner store [Pre-Chorus] G But I made it, and it made me C Em I know I did wrong, I pray to God he forgave me C Em Cause I made it, it didn't kill me C D So it made me stronger, I pray to God that you feel me, that you feel me... [Chorus] G Started off in the streets C Em We would take collection from the fiends C Em People dyin' all around me C D So I gave you my testimony G We were down from the beginnin' C Em When the world wasn't listenin' C Em Now that I got your attention C D Let us end with the benediction [Verse III] G Bottle after bottle, snatching Belaire out the bucket C Em Rightin' all my wrongs for these homies out here thuggin' C Em Pray for benediction, pretty women on my premise C D Condo out in Cabo, screaming "GABOS" to my nemesis G Gold around my neck I'm ballin' for these final minutes C Em Nothing lasts forever, for these sins I seek repentance C Em Shots fired, another gone, I feel that man's pain C D Daddy sat me down and said: "that came with the game" G Shake my head, roll up the window, turnin' up the music C Em So much anger in these songs for these soldiers that we losin' C Em A mastermind is one who's feedin' others off his talent C D I owe it to my city but it's time I pay my balance G I'm in Holyfield's estate, I started with a pallet C Em I made my first tape, I gave that shit to Khaled C Em Thankful for my supporters, everyone that ever bought us C D Grateful for every lesson these by any streets taught us [Chorus] G Started off in the streets C Em We would take collection from the fiends C Em People dyin' all around me C D So I gave you my testimony G We were down from the beginnin' C Em When the world wasn't listenin' C Em Now that I got your attention C D Let us end with the benediction