LYRIC SHEET

 

 

 

       ÒPOETIC PREACHINÓ

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

TALKING INTRO

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 1

 

 

 

YOU KNOW LATELY IÕVE BEEN THINKING

 

THROWING ROCKS IN YOUR OWN BOAT, IT DEFINITELY WILL START SINKING

 

WHY WOULD YOU DESTROY SOMETHING THAT YOUÕRE A PART OF

 

CAUSE THE ART OF RAP EXPANDS THE BODY EVEN FARTHER

 

BUT INSTEAD OF IT BEING EMBEDDED WITH

 

THE BODY OF CHRIST, MANY HAVE DISCREDIT IT

 

NOT ALL BUT SOME I KNOW ARE INTENTIONAL

 

WONÕT GIVE IT A CHANCE CAUSE ITÕS NOT TRADITIONAL

 

BUT IÕM WISHING THOUGH THIS WILL CHANGE CAUSE HEREÕS THE TRUTH

 

THIS MUSIC CAN CHANGE ANYONE, NOT JUST THE YOUTH

 

IÕVE SEEN IT BRING HARDCORE SINNERS TO THE LORD

 

IÕVE ALSO SEEN IT UNITE CULTURES ON ONE ACCORD

 

WE CANÕT AFFORD TO HATE OR DISCRIMINATE

 

ANY STYLE OF MUSIC THAT CAN CHANGE A SINNERÕS FATE

 

WE ALL HAVE A PREFERENCE BUT WHAT IÕM TRYING TO TEACH

 

THIS IS ALSO A GOD-GIVEN GIFT HE GAVE TO REACH

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

THIS MIGHT NOT BE YOUR STYLE BUT LISTEN UP

 

ALTHOUGH WE RAP, WE STILL HAVE THE SAME VISION OF

 

PREACHING THE GOSPEL, ALL RAP AINÕT HOSTILE

 

BUT YOU DONÕT BELIEVE WEÕRE GODÕS ANNOINTED APOSTLES

 

WEÕRE PART OF THE CHURCH ALSO, DONÕT THROW US OUT

 

AND DISRUPT THE BODY OF CHRIST ALTHOUGH YOU DOUBT

 

RAPS ABILITY TO SPIRITUALLY BE TEACHING

 

INTEAD OF RAP LOOK AT IT AS POETIC PREACHING

 

 

 

 

VERSE 2

 

 

 

ITÕS LIKE A JUNGLE SOMETIMES THAT MAKE ME WONDER HOW

 

ONE STYLE OF GOSPEL DOWNPLAYS ANOTHER STYLE

 

PLEASE DONÕT TURN YOUR NOSE UP FOR WHAT I DO

 

ITÕS TRUE, I USED TO BE IN THE WORLD BEFORE I GREW

 

BUT THE OLD IS NEW, AND WE ALL HAVE FALLEN SHORT

 

BUT THE THOUGHT OF WHAT I DO IS WORLDLY YOU SHOULD ABORT

 

THE STREET-BIRTH OF RAP FORMED THAT THOUGHT YOUÕRE HOLDING

 

BUT WHAT WEÕRE DOING IS TAKING BACK WHAT THE DEVIL HAS STOLEN

 

AND GOD HAS CHOSEN ME AND OTHERS FOR HIS ARMY

 

YOU DONÕT AGREE AND CANÕT ACCEPT ME, IT DOESNÕT HARM ME

 

CAUSE WHETHER YOU AGREE, IÕLL LEAVE IT IN GODÕS HANDS

 

CAUSE ALL YOUÕRE DOING IS JUST NOT ACCEPTING GODÕS PLAN

 

AND ITÕS NOT THE WILL OF MY HEAVENLY PADRE

 

TO BE AN OUTCAST LIKE BIG BOI OR ANDRE

 

AND ACCEPT CHRISTIAN RAP IN YOUR LIFE AND JUST EMBRACE IT

 

CAUSE ITÕS A MINISTRY HEAR TO STAY WE NEED TO FACE IT

 

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDGE

 

 

 

RAPÕS A MINISTRY AND I PICK TO USE IT

 

NOT ALWAYS ACCEPTED BECAUSE I CHOSE IT

 

MANY PEOPLE JUST DONÕT APPROVE IT

 

THEIR PREJUDGING ATTITUDE THEY NEED TO LOSE IT

 

IÕLL ADMIT THAT SOME ARTISTS ABUSE IT

 

THEY LIVE WORLDLY THEN THEY TRY TO FUSE IT

 

BUT RAP CAN CHANGE YOU, JUST LET US PROVE IT

 

AND OPEN UP YOUR MIND TO THIS DIFFERENT MUSIC

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 3

 

 

 

AND FOR THE LISTENERS WHO KEPP ON DISSINÕ US

 

GOD HAS GIVEN US THIS TYPE OF MISSION CAUSE

 

TODAY, YOU GOTTA ADMIT THAT TIMEÕS CHANGED

 

THE FORMAT IS DIFFERENT, BUT HIS WORDÕS NOT REARRANGED

 

ITÕS THE SAME VISION, SAME MISSION, SAME GOD

 

JUST TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT, SO ITÕS THE SAME JOB

 

PLUS, YOU MIGHT HAVE KIDS IN YOUR FAMILY THAT LIKE RAP

 

AND LISTEN TO THE SECULAR KIND BEHIND YOUR BACK

 

THEN VIOLENCE, CURSING, AND SEX FILLS THEIR SPIRIT

 

SO WOULDNÕT YOU RATHER HAVE THEM LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN LYRICS

 

WEÕRE THAT ALTERNATIVE YOUÕRE LOOKING FOR

 

IN HEAVEN THEREÕLL BE ALL TYPES OF MUSIC YOU CANÕT IGNORE

 

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU ASK IF MY CD IS RAP

 

BEFORE YOU WALK AWAY TRY LISTENING TO A TRACK

 

CAUSE JUST THE WORD RAP CARRIES A NEGATIVE NAME

 

BUT DONÕT CONFUSE OUR RAP WITH THE WORLDÕS, ITÕS NOT THE SAME

 

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

BRIDGE

 

 

 

TALKING OUTRO