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My Shot Rise Up Chords

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The Roots Ft. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess - My Shot
Standard Tuning
No Capo
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[Intro]

Gm F Bb Cm Dm Eb D Gm F Bb Cm Dm Eb D 


[Verse]
        Gm                            F
Ayo mugshots, gun shots, dope shots, jump shot
Bb
Take your pick, but you only get one shot
Cm                            Dm
Advice from a schoolteacher to a young tot
Eb                          D
Applyin' a sticker to his Spiderman lunchbox
Gm                                       F
When even role models tell us we're born to be felons
Bb
We're never gettin' into Harvard or Carnegie Mellon
Cm                                              Dm
And we gon' end up either robbin' somebody or killin'
 Eb                   D
It's not fair that's all they can tell us
                        Gm
That's why you hustle hella hard, 
                     F
never celebrate a holiday
Bb
That'll be the day I coulda finally hit the lottery
 Cm                                Dm
I refuse to ever lose or throw my shot away
 Eb                            D
Or chalk it up as just another one that got away
Gm                           D
So I'm unapologetic, I'm on my calesthenics
Bb                                
If I have given it all I got I cannot regret it
Cm
My point of destination's 
                   Dm
different from where I was headed
  Eb                       D
'Cause I'ma shoot for the stars to get it
D
One shot


[Hook]
    Gm                           F
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
             Bb
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
          Cm
Yo I'm just like my country

I'm young, scrappy and hungry
          Eb                 D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
           Gm
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
    F    Bb
No I'm not throwin' away my shot
    Cm
Yo I'm just like my country
Cm
I'm young, scrappy and hungry
               Eb            D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot


[Verse]
Gm                                                  F
When opportunity knock, you don't send anyone to get it
Bb
Answer the door, welcome it, let it in or regret it
      Cm
They said if you can't beat 'em you join 'em
Dm
I said, "Forget it"
Eb
'Cause once you join 'em 
                    D
you're buildin' a ceilin' the way you're headed
 Gm                                               F
Be American, express how you feel and take the credit
                 Bb
Don't settle for 87, go premium unleaded and
Cm                                     Dm
Take off, shake all the hate off, it's over
 Eb
It's they loss, 
                d
the payoff's their weight off your shoulders
   Gm
Must admit, I'm feelin', I'm kind of um
           F                   Bb
Lighter as a writer with this fire and desire to go higher
          Cm
Than a stealth fighter pilot with my eye on every prize
       Dm            Eb
I surprise you guys, I'm a prize fighter
    D               Gm                           F
My nine to five describe, your scribe survive minor
  Bb
Setbacks and take steps back from pied pipers
Cm                 Dm
Be leaders, believers in yourself and mean it
Eb                 D
I mean you only get one shot, take it or leave it


[Hook]
    Gm                           F
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
             Bb
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
          Cm
Yo I'm just like my country

I'm young, scrappy and hungry
          Eb                 D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
           Gm
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
    F    Bb
No I'm not throwin' away my shot
    Cm
Yo I'm just like my country
Cm
I'm young, scrappy and hungry
               Eb            D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot

 
[Bridge]
Gm
Rise up
F                             Bb
If you livin' on your knees, you rise up
                                   Cm
Tell your brother that he's gotta rise up
                            Dm          Eb
Tell your sister that she's gotta rise up
           D                           Gm
When are folks like me and you gonna rise up?
                          F           Bb
Every city, every hood, we need to rise up
                                Cm
All my soldiers, what's good? We need to rise up
        Dm                              Eb
We ain't got no other choice, we need to rise up
     D
Rise up!
 

[Verse]
Gm
Throughout my travels and journeys 
                               F
through life I've been searchin'
   Bb
And been learnin' to be 
                                      Cm
the type of person to display how determined I get
                           Dm                 Eb
When I'm certain, inside I feel that fire that's burnin'
                                 D
Like a knife that is turnin', I fight while I'm hurtin'
      Gm
Sometimes they're right 'cause life is a burden
                     F              Bb
Like the pain from a bite that'll worsen
Bb
Tryna stifle the light that'll shine on me first and
Cm
Before I ride in a hearse and...
 Cm           Dm
My breathing stops and                              
                    Eb                              D
You'll never take my one shot I got 'fore I lie in the earth
        Gm
And now I kill again on that Hamilton Hercules Mulligan
F            Bb
Readin' in Vanity Fair or the Huffington
Bb
Done with the sufferin', 
Cm
we in the guts again, family rushin' in
Dm              Eb
Wonder where Busta been
                 D
Feelin' the hunger and feedin' the lust to win
Gm                               F         Bb
See I've been patiently waitin' for this moment
Bb                         Cm
To rise up again, that's the way I was molded
  Cm
And as the last one standin' as the rest of them foldin'
       Dm               Eb                           D
Give me my one chance to grab the torch and properly hold it


[Hook]
    Gm                           F
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
             Bb
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
          Cm
Yo I'm just like my country

I'm young, scrappy and hungry
          Eb                 D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
           Gm
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
    F    Bb
No I'm not throwin' away my shot
    Cm
Yo I'm just like my country
Cm
I'm young, scrappy and hungry
               Eb            D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot


[Hook]
    Gm                           F
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
             Bb
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
          Cm
Yo I'm just like my country

I'm young, scrappy and hungry
          Eb                 D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
           Gm
I said I'm not throwin' away my shot
    F    Bb
No I'm not throwin' away my shot
    Cm
Yo I'm just like my country
Cm
I'm young, scrappy and hungry
               Eb            D    D7 D
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
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