We Could Be Free

by Vic Mensa feat Ty Dolla $ign

76

[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
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                  [Vic Mensa:]
Love, love, haha, yeah

We could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow

One day I dream of telling my momma
"You ain't gotta work no more"
Same for my father, born in Ghana
Down on that dirt road floor
As far as he came I can't complain
But pain is so subjective
Spend so much time countin' issues
I forget to count my blessings
Watch my cousins back at home
Getting water out a well
While I watched my brother stacking stone
Whippin' water by the scale
Tryna' get a mill' on the other side
They ain't got a meal, we don't recognize we in heaven
So we think we live in hell
It's been getting kinda hard to tell, but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I'm alive when the realest niggas die
But my pride won't let me give up Lord, as hard as I try
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, if I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, truly
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed, if it means
We'll make a better today, not tomorrow

Love (Yeah) love (Yeah)
Love, we'll make a better today, not tomorrow

I don't want to wait for the afterlife
I don't want a vigil by candlelight
I don't want to be the new sacrifice
I don't want to turn into a poltergeist
Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
Momma cryin' at an open casket
Cold as ice in a suit, three-piece
All dressed up for Sunday masses
Pastors said put faith in God
But faith alone can't make things right
Fuck is you to patronize somebody's son who daddy died?
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
Why the city singing Alton's blues?
Why, why, why, why?
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
What the fuck I got to lose?
So I'm down to bleed if it means things improve
You fools, saying "all lives matter"
But it's black lives you refuse include
Blocked from the polls, locked in the hood
Trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
And cops keep blowing and blowing
Keep black people rocking the cotton they don't want you to own but

Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
Who am I in my place to contemplate suicide?
In those times I try to remember

That we could be free, truly
If we'd only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
One thing I believe, I could learn
To see my enemy as my brother
Then we could be free, you and me
And love could wash away all the sorrows
I'm not afraid to bleed
If it makes a better day than tomorrow
'Cause only...

[Vic Mensa (Ty Dolla $ign):]
Love (Tells somebody)
Love (To make my enemy my brother)
Love (Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa)
Make a better today, not tomorrow

[Ty Dolla $ign:]
Whoa, yeah
Whoa, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Make my enemy my brother
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah                
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