How Much A Dollar Cost Guitar Chords Kendrick Lamar

How Much A Dollar Cost Guitar Chords Kendrick Lamar

[Verse]
G  G#
      How much a dollar really cost?
               A#6
The question is detrimental, paralyzin' my thoughts
               G#
Parasites in my stomach keep me with a gut feeling, y'all
                  G
Gotta see how I’m chillin' once I park this luxury car
                G#
Hopping out feeling big as Mutombo
                    A#6
20 on pump 6, dirty Marcellus called me Dumbo
                                          
20 years ago, can't forget
G#
Now I can lend all my ear or two how to stack these residuals
G
  Tenfold, the liberal concept of what men'll do
G#
  20 on 6, he didn't hear me
           A#6
Indigenous African only spoke Zulu

My American tongue was slurry
G#
  Walked out the gas station
                              G
A homeless man with a semi-tan complexion
                                      G#
Asked me for 10 Rand, stressin' about dry land
                                         A#6
Deep water, powder blue skies that crack open

A piece of crack that he wanted, I knew he was smokin'
  G#
He begged and pleaded

Asked me to feed him twice, I didn't believe it
G
Told him, "Beat it"
                                        G#
Contributin' money just for his pipe, I couldn't see it
                                A#6
He said, "My son, temptation is one thing that I've defeated
                     G#
Listen to me, I want a single bill from you

Nothin' less, nothin' more"
G 
I told him I ain't have it and closed my door
                    G#
Tell me how much a dollar cost



[Chorus]
A#6                    G#
    It's more to feed your mind
G             D#                     C/D
   Water, sun and love, the one you love
        G#                  G
All you need, the air you breathe



[Verse]
G#
   He's starin' at me in disbelief
           A#6
My temper is buildin', he's starin' at me, I grab my key
              G#
He's starin' at me, I started the car, then I tried to leave
              G
And somethin' told me to keep it in park until I could see
           G#
The reason why he was mad at a stranger

Like I was supposed to save him
A#6
Like I'm the reason he's homeless and askin' me for a favor
G#
  He's starin' at me, his eyes followed me with no laser
G                                                        G#
  He's starin' at me, I notice that his stare is contagious
                                                              A#6
Cause now I'm starin' back at him, feelin' some type of disrespect
                                                     G#
If I could throw a bat at him, it'd be aimin' at his neck

I never understood someone beggin' for goods
G
  Askin' for handouts, takin' it if they could
G#
  And this particular person just had it down pat
A#6
 Starin' at me for the longest until he finally asked
G#
  Have you ever opened up Exodus 14?
  G
A humble man is all that we ever need
                    G#
Tell me how much a dollar cost



[Chorus]
A#6                  G#
   It's more to feed your mind
G             D#                      C/D
   Water, sun and love, the one you love
        G#                  G
All you need, the air you breathe



[Verse]
G#
  Guilt trippin' and feelin' resentment
A#6
  I never met a transient that demanded attention
G#
They got me frustrated, indecisive and power trippin'
     G
Sour emotions got me lookin' at the universe different
  G#
I should distance myself, I should keep it relentless
A#6
 My selfishness is what got me here, who the fuck I'm kiddin'?
   G#
So I'mma tell you like I told the last bum
                     G
Crumbs and pennies, I need all of mines
                                G#
And I recognize this type of panhandlin' all the time
                                            A#6
I got better judgement, I know when nigga's hustlin', keep in mind
                                  G#
When I was strugglin', I did compromise, now I comprehend
                            G
I smell grandpa's old medicine, reekin' from your skin
                 G#
Moonshine and gin, nigga you're babblin', your words ain't flatterin'
          A#6
I'm imaginin' Denzel but lookin' at O'Neal
       G#
Kazaam is sad thrills, your gimmick is mediocre
           G
The jig is up, I seen you from a mile away losin' focus
         G#
And I'm insensitive, and I lack empathy
             A#6
He looked at me and said, "Your potential is bittersweet"
            G#
I looked at him and said, "Every nickel is mines to keep"
             G
He looked at me and said, "Know the truth, it'll set you free
               G#
You're lookin' at the Messiah, the son of Jehovah, the higher power
A#6
The choir that spoke the word, the Holy Spirit
           G#
The nerve of Nazareth, and I'll tell you just how much a dollar cost
G                                                         G#
 The price of having a spot in Heaven, imburse your loss, I am God"



[Outro]
           A#6                                      G#
I wash my hands, I said my grace, what more do you want from me?
           G                        Em7            Fm
Tears of a clown, guess I'm not all what is meant to be
             D#                            C/D
Shades of grey will never change if I condone
     G#        G                     Em7      Fm       D#  C/D       G#  G
Turn this page, help me change, so right my wrongs 
1 year ago

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