Jussie Smollet & Alicia Keys – “Powerful” Guitar Chords

Jussie Smollet & Alicia Keys – “Powerful” Guitar Chords (from the TV show Empire.)

STANDARD TUNING w/
CAPO ON 1

(*= one strum)

Intro-

C  Em  D* G  x2
  
                 (timing)
             1    2    3   4
C            Em            D* G
 People been talking about it
  we won't just stand here in 
   silence      1   2   3    4
C               Em           D* G
 Can't stop the fire from ri-sing
  from rising
    C
Ooh Ooh


             Em           D* G
People don't you be afraid
 so many innocents slain
C           Em            D* G
 This is an era for change
  change


    Am                 C              
And Malcolm's probably turning 
       Em    D
In his gra-a-ave
Am              C           D
Every shade was beautifully made



         C  Em
And powerful
                G
There's so much strength 
 in you and me
     C  Em
Powerful
          G
A breath away from victory
   C           D
I matter, you matter 
    G
We matter, oh
   C           D
I matter, you matter 
    G
We matter, oh
     C  Em  G
Powerful
     C  Em  G
Powerful



C        Em          G
 I see a colorful future 
  where skin don't define
      C
Any human
                  Em
And stars are the only 
           G
Thing shooting, shooting
    C
Ooh Ooh


            Em            G
Mothers who bury their child
                             C
How can we sit there and hide
                  Em
Change comes when all 
             G
Take a stand now
                Am
Stand up, stand up

      
                C 
Martin's speech still echoes 
      Em  D
In my brain
Am              C           D
Every shade was beautifully made



         C  Em
And powerful
                G
There's so much strength 
 in you and me
     C  Em
Powerful
          G
A breath away from victory
   C           D
I matter, you matter 
    G
We matter, oh
   C           D
I matter, you matter 
    G
We matter, oh
     C  Em  G
Powerful
     C  Em  G
Powerful


C          D             G
 Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh
                       C
Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh
          D             G
Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh



     C* Em*
Powerful
                G*
There's so much strength 
 in you and me
     C* Em*
Powerful
          mute
A breath away from victory
   C           D
I matter, you matter 
    G
We matter, oh
   C           D
I matter, you matter 
    G
We matter, oh
     C  Em  G
Powerful
     C  Em  G  C*
Powerful

 

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2 thoughts on “Jussie Smollet & Alicia Keys – “Powerful” Guitar Chords”

  1. Thank you so much!! I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it. Such an important message.

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