August Alsina – Benediction Chords

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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


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