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Black and White  The Upper Room

Words & Music: Sonya Isaacs
Makem Smile Music/Spirit High Ridge Music, BMI
Key: Cm
Chords: Cm, Fm, Gm, Ab
(If you play with a capo on the 3rd fret, the chords are Am, Dm, Em, and F respectively)
[Cm]Oh, let me tell my story friend
That you might l[Fm]earn to s[Gm]tay away from [Cm]sin
[Cm]I took a life not mine to take
Imprisoned [Fm]for this [Gm]haunting dread mis[Cm]take
My heart was harder than my soul
They sentenced me to life without parole
Where no one cares, we?re all the same
And I must wear this number for my name
Chorus
Now life to [Ab]me is black and [Cm]white
I?ll wear these [Fm]stripes un[Gm]til the day I [Cm]die
But this ball and c[Ab]hain around my [Cm]leg
Won?t drag me [Fm]down, won?t drag me down
[Gm]When I am [Cm]dead
My mother prayed so hard for me
She did her time down on bended knees
But I was young and I had no fear
Her pleading voice still echoes in my ear
Don?t let the beauty blind your eyes
This world is filled with discolored lies
For greener fields don?t sell your soul
You?ll think you?re rich with a pocket of fool?s gold
Chorus
I?d rather be in this dark cell
Than to be free and die and go to hell
God bless the day of my new birth
I don?t have to pay the price that I deserve
Chorus
Ending:
And when I?m [Ab]dead and take my [Cm]flight
I?ll leave be[Fm]hind this [Gm]world of black and [Cm]white
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