Redemption

Chords and lyrics for Redemption by Jazmine Sullivan

 
I met him  
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at the state store, he was tryin’ ta holla
I ain’t care if he was old enough to be my father
I knew his wife and went to school with his daughter
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He was the boss that I knew went harder
 
Gave me my  
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first taste bud, I had to take it farther
 
I mean I had to  
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go 
 
harder

I started callin’ up his crib just to get him

And I ain’t even care, asked his wife if she was with him
 
Came home late and he got  
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into a fight
And he called me that night

 
He said he  
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never want to see me on the block
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I said, "I don’t need you but I need that rock"

I couldn’t take it so I had to go see him

 
Stole my  
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momma car and drove around all evening
And when I found him, I thought that he would lace me
I ain’t got no money but you know I’ll let you taste me

 
He pulled his  
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gun out and told me I was stupid
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I started crying, prayed to God, he wouldn’t do  
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it
 
Help please, Lord, I plead,  
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just save me
(If you’re really there)
Hear the sinner’s prayer
(This is my redemption song)
Redemption song

I met this chick in Philly who said she like to sing

I ain’t mean it but I said that it was good she had a dream
My daddy used to beat my momma, saw it everyday
So when I got with her I did the same thing

He always used to say, you gotta keep a bitch tamed

So I never let her sing
And every chance I got I told her if she ever left me
 
I’ll kill her, that’s how  
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I made her respect  
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me
Forget me, never, made her believe, it don’t get no better

I told her it was crazy out there

She said she don’t care but she can’t stay here
 
The last time I hit her, she went  
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into the kitchen
 
I ain’t pay her  
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no mind, ain’t even know that she  
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was 
 
missing

She came out bleeding with her eyes all black

I looked and saw she had something behind her back
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She pulled a gun out and told me I was stupid
 
Dropped  
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to my knees and prayed to god she wouldn’t do it

Help please, Lord, I plead, just save me

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(If you’re really there)
Hear the sinner’s prayer
 
(This  
D 
is my redemption song)
Redemption song

 
I really need to know  
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if you are there
If you could just, just hear a sinner’s prayer
 
You could remake  
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me
(Remake me)
Oh, just save me
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(Just save me)

I promise if you get me through this, I’ll change

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I need to be set free

Help please, Lord, I plead, just save me

(If you’re really there)
Hear the sinner’s prayer
(This is my redemption song)
Redemption song

 
Forgive  
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me, 
 
Father
(Forgive me, Father)
I know I’ve done wrong
(I know I’ve done wrong)
But I have nowhere else to turn
 
(But I have no where  
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else to turn)

So hear me

 
(So hear  
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me)
And save me
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(And save me)

Oh, if you’re really there