[Intro]
F#m   B   C#m   A
F#m   B   C#m   A
 
 
[Chorus]
            F#m7   F#m   B
We could be free
B                       C#m                    Bm    A
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
              F#m      B
One day, I believe I'd learn
          C#m   B     A
To see my enemy as my brother
                 F#m      B
Then we could be free, truly
               C#m            B   A
And love could wash away our sorrows
                  F#m7
I'm not afraid to bleed
F#m      B                   C#m             B   A
If it means, we'll make them better today not tomorrow
 
 
[Verse 1]
F#m                           B
One day I dream of telling my momma
"You ain't gotta work no more"
C#m                 B   A
Same for my father, born in Ghana, down on that dirt road floor
F#m                           B
As far as he came I can't complain, but pain is so subjective
C#m                            B   A
Spend so much time counting issues, I forget to count
My blessings
F#m                            B
Watch my cousins back at home, getting water out a well
        C#m                        B   A
While I watch my brother stacking stone, whipping water by the scale
             F#m7         F#m
Tryna' get a mill' on the other side
                 B
They ain't got a meal, we don't recognize we in heaven
C#m
So we think we live in hell
          B             A
It's been getting kinda hard to tell
C#m
But
 
 
[Pre Chorus]
F#m7                      B
Sometimes I wake up and I look up at the sky
       C#m                    A
Asking why I'm alive when the realest niggas died
       F#m7               F#m              B
And my pride won't let me give up, lord as hard as I try
         C#m               A
In those times I try to remember
 
 
[Chorus]
     C#m         F#m7   F#m   B
Then we could be free
B                       C#m                    Bm    A
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
              F#m      B
One day, I believe I'd learn
          C#m   B     A
To see my enemy as my brother
                 F#m      B
Then we could be free, truly
               C#m            B   A
And love could wash away our sorrows
                  F#m7
I'm not afraid to bleed
F#m      B                   C#m             B   A
If it means, we'll make them better today not tomorrow

 
[Interlude]
F#m   B   C#m   A
F#m7  B   C#m   A   C#
 
 
[Verse 2]
F#m7                         F#m
I don't want to wait for the afterlife
        B
I don't want a vigil by candle light
C#m
I don't want to be the new sacrifice
A
I don't want to turn into a poltergeist
     F#m7                   F#m
Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
B
Momma crying at an open casket
C#m
Cold as ice in a suit, 3 piece
A                  C#
All dressed up for Sunday masses
F#m7            F#m      E
Pastor said put faith in God
    B
But faith alone can't make things right
        C#m
Who the fuck is you to patronize
    A
Somebody's son whose daddy died?
F#m7           F#m
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
B
Why the city singing Alton's blues?
C#m
Why, why, why, why?
     B   A
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
F#m
What the fuck I got to lose?
               B
So I'm down to bleed if it means things improve
    C#m
You fools, saying "all lives matter"
         A
But it's black lives you refuse include
F#m
Blocked from the polls
                              B
Locked in the hood, trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
    C#m
And cops keep blowing and blowing
                  A
Keep black people locked into cotton
           C#
They don't want you to own, but
 
 
[Pre Chorus]
F#m                       B
Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
       C#m                    A
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
       F#m
Who am I in my place
   B
To contemplate suicide?
A
In those times I try to remember
 
 
[Chorus]
A    G#          F#m7  F#m  B
That we could be free,      truly
                          C#m                         A
If we'd only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
      F#m7   F#m  B
But I believe I'd learn
          C#m         A
To see my enemy as my brother
                 F#m7  F#m  B
Then we could be free,      truly
             C#m           A
And we could wash away our sorrows
                  F#m7  F#m  B
I'm not afraid to bleed,      if it means
                C#m                 A
We'll make them better today not tomorrow
F#m
Love (love)
B
Love (love)
           C#m         A
To love my enemy as my brother
F#m
(Yeah yeah yeah)
B
Make a better today not tomorrow

Chord Vic Mensa - WE COULD BE FREE