LYRIC SHEET

 

 

 

       ŌHE USED TO SAYĶ

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

INTRO

 

 

 

DO YOU REMEMBER?

 

CAUSE I REMEMBER

 

REMEMBER WHAT? I REMEMBER THE TIME

 

WHEN HE USED TO SAY TO ME, HE USED TO SAY TO ME

 

 

VERSE 1

 

 

 

SUNDAY MORNINGS, AS A CHILD, I WONÕT FORGET IT

 

WAKING UP EARLY FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL, SOMETIMES IÕD DREAD IT

 

BUT MY MOTHER WOULD CONTINUE TO CALL MY NAME

 

AND SAY GET UP AND GET READY FOR CHURCH, STOP YOUR PLAYING

 

AS I WOULD GET UP IÕM ABLE TO STILL ENVISION

 

MY BROTHER PLAYING GOSPEL MUSIC, AS WE WOULD LISTEN

 

I WOULD GET READY, GET DRESSED AND WELL GROOMED

 

AND EAT A BOWL OF CEREAL WHILE I WATCHED CARTOONS

 

WHEN MOMMA WAR READY, SHE WOULD SAY GET IN THE CAR

 

AS WE DROVE TO CHURCH, I USE TO THINK IT WAS FAR

 

BUT WHEN WE WOULD GET THERE, IÕD START TO FEEL THE EXCITEMENT

 

AND THINK WITH MY SUNDAY SCHOOL FRIENDS HOW FAST TIME WENT

 

MY MOM WOULD GIVE ME MONEY TO PUT IN THE OFFERING

 

NOT REALIZING THEN, IN THE FUTURE WHAT THIS WOULD BRING

 

A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD I HAVE THIS VERY DAY

 

EVEN AS A CHILD, I REMEMBER WHEN HE WOULD SAY

 

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

I REMEMBER WHEN THE LORD WOULD SAY

 

RECEIVE ME THIS DAY AND DONÕT EVER GO AWAY

 

AND I REMEMBER WHEN THE LORD WOULD SAY

 

IF YOU LOSE YOUR WAY, IÕLL STILL BE RIGHT HERE TO STAY

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 2

 

 

 

MOST OF MY TEENAGE YEARS LIFE WAS STILL THE SAME

 

LIVING FOR CHRIST, EAGER TO PLEASE HIM, THAT WAS MY AIM

 

CONTINUED TO PUT HIM FIRST AND GO TO CHURCH

 

THE MORE THAT I SEARCHED, THE MORE HIS LOVE WAS WORTH

 

EVEN IN SCHOOL, NOT SCARED OF MY BACKGROUND

 

IF ASKED ABOUT MY FAITH, I NEVER WOULD BACK DOWN

 

THOUGH I WAS A CHRISTIAN, I STILL WAS POPULAR

 

NEVER LOST FRIENDS JUST FROM THIS LIFE THAT I PREFERRED

 

I REMEMBER BEING ON THE BASKETBALL TEAM AND SUCH

 

SOME WOULD CUSS, BUT I CHOSE TO READ MY BIBLE ON THE BUS

 

A SEED WAS PLANTED, BECAUSE SOME WOULD ASK WHAT I WAS DOING

 

A LOVE FOR CHRIST, SOME OF THEM STARTED PURSUING

 

BUT I HAD ANOTHER LOVE THAT SOUGHT MY ATTENTION

 

A DECISION I MADE THAT STARTED TO BLUR MY VISION

 

A FORM OF MUSIC IN MY LIFE, DIDNÕT KNOW IT WOULD STAY

 

IT TOOK CONTROL, BUT I STILL REMEMBER GOD WOULD SAY

 

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 3

 

 

 

A FORM OF MUSIC CALLED HIP HOP WOULD THEN STOP

 

MY GROWTH WITH CHRIST, BUT IT DIDNÕT HAVE TO FLIP FLOP

 

THE REASON IT DID, CAUSE I CHOSE SECULAR

 

THESE LYRICS WOULD CORRUPT MY MIND ON THE REGULAR

 

I EVEN STARTED TO WRITE MY OWN LYRICS

 

NOT A LOT OF CURSING, BUT STILL WASNÕT HIS SPIRIT

 

CONVICTION STARTED TO SET IN LIKE DEPRESSION

 

YEARS OF LISTENING TO THE WRONG THING CAUSED AGRESSION

 

IN AREAS OF MY LIFE, MY SPIRIT CHANGED

 

I HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT WOULD SIN, BUT I TOOK THE BLAME

 

NOBODY DIDNÕT FORCE ME TO DO WHAT I DIDNÕT WANT

 

BUT GOD DIDNÕT STOP HIS SPIRITUAL MANHUNT

 

HE DIDNÕT GIVE UP ON ME, THIS IÕM GLAD OF

 

NO MATTER MY SIN, HE KEPT SHOWING ME MAD LOVE

 

NEVERTHELESS,WHEN IÕD COME BACK, HE KNEW THE DAY

 

WHEN I WAS AWAY, I RECALL WHAT HE USED TO SAY

 

 

 

 

 

CHORUS