LYRIC SHEET

 

 

 

       ŌTHE PRODIGAL SONĶ

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

TALKING

 

 

 

THE PRODIGAL SON, THIS SONG IS ABOUT THE PRODIGAL SON, BUT ITÕS NOT ABOUT THE PRODIGAL SON THAT WE ALL KNOW ABOUT.  ITÕS ABOUT MY LIFE AS THE PRODIGAL SON, AND THE STORY GOESÉ

 

 

 

VERSE 1

 

 

 

ITÕS HARD TO BELIEVE EVEN BEFORE I WAS CONCEIVED

 

THAT GOD ALREADY HAD A PLAN FOR ME TO SUCCEED

 

HE HAD PUT A CALLING ON MY LIFE TO BRING MEN TO CHRIST

 

SO THEY WOULDNÕT HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE

 

OF LIVING IN SIN, BUT I NEEDED THE INFORMATION

 

SO HE BLESSED ME WITH A HOLY MOTHER FOR MY FOUNDATION

 

AND INSPIRATION TO SEEK GOD AND HIS SALVATION

 

AND HIS DEDICATION IN MY LIFE FOR OUR RELATION

 

SHE INSTILLED IN ME TO NOT WORSHIP WHAT WAS SECULAR

 

AND SHE MADE SURE I WENT TO CHURCH ON THE REGUALR

 

TO ALWAYS PRAY AND KEEP GODÕS COMANDMENTS

 

IÕD ASK HER QUESTIONS CAUSE I KNEW THAT SHE WOULD UNDERSTAND IT

 

AS A CHILD I WAS BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

A FEELING I JUST CANÕT EXPLAIN WITH ANY LYRIC

 

AND I HEAR IT STILL, SOMETHING MAMA USED TO SAY

 

GOD TOLD HER, IÕD BE A MINISTER ONE DAY

 

BUT I WOULD LAUGH CAUSE I DIDNÕT THINK THE SHOE FIT

 

CAUSE I COULDNÕT IMAGINE ME BEHIND THE PULPIT

 

BUT I WAS A FOOL CAUSE BACK THEN I NEVER KNEW

 

NOT ONLY BY PREACHING, BUT MUSIC CAN BE A TOOL

 

IN SCHOOL, GOD HAD BLESSED ME WITH THE MIRACLE

 

OF MOST OF MY FRIENDS THAT I HAD WERE JUST AS SPIRITUAL

 

SO WE COULD LEAD, DIRECT, AND GUIDE EACH OTHER

 

AND ALWAYS MAKE SURE WEÕD BE THERE TO CONFIDE EACH OTHER

 

AS I GOT OLDER THOUGH TIME HAD BROUGHT SOME CHANGES

 

WITH MANY DANGERS, REPLACED FRIENDS WITH OTHER STRANGERS

 

AND THEN NOT GOING TO CHURCH THE WAY I USED TO

 

IÕD CHOOSE TO WORK EVERY SUNDAY, NEVER REFUSED TO

 

STARTED LISTENING TO SINÕS INFLUENCE

 

FROM SECULAR FRIENDS IN MY LIFE AND SATANÕS PURSUANCE

 

SOON AFTER THAT, IT WAS REGULAR I WAS SINNINÕ

 

AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNINÕ OF MY PRODIGAL LIVINÕ

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

THE LORD ASKED ME WOULD I DO HIS WILL

 

I SAID NO DEAL BECAUSE IÕM KEEPINÕ IT REAL

 

THE MORE YOU PROLONG HE SAID YOUÕRE KEEPINÕ IT WRONG

 

JUST COME BACK HOME CAUSE HOME IS WHERE YOU BELONG

 

THEN AGAIN HE ASKED ME WOULD I DO HIS WILL

 

I SAID NO DEAL BECAUSE IÕM KEEPINÕ IT REAL

 

THE MORE YOU PROLONG HE SAID YOUÕRE KEEPINÕ IT WRONG

 

JUST COME BACK HOME CAUSE HOME IS WHERE YOU BELONG

 

 

VERSE 2

 

 

 

LORD WHATEVER, I AINÕT TRYINÕ TO HEAR YOU ALTHOUGH I FEAR YOU

 

BUT IÕVE APPEARED TO GONE ASTRAY AND DONÕT FEEL NEAR YOU

 

CAUSE NOW MY THEORY IS LIFEÕS NOT AS SERIOUS

 

AND IF YOUÕRE CURIOUS, JUST INDULGE IN LIFEÕS EXPERIENCE

 

I WAS CONVERTED BUT NOW IÕM INTRAVERTED

 

TO GOD, MY RELIGIOUS BASE I WOULD DESERT IT

 

BY LIVING PERVERTED INTO THINGS THAT WERE UNHOLY

 

AND SLOWLY FORGETTING THE LIFE THAT GOD HAD SHOWED ME

 

THEN HE TOLD ME, WHY DO YOU PRETEND

 

THAT YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT MY LOVE IN A LIFE OF SIN

 

FOR ALL MEN, IÕM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA

 

YOUR WORLDLY FRIENDS WILL LEAVE YOU, BUT IÕLL NEVER FORSAKE YOU

 

I SAID IÕLL TAKE THAT RISK, BUT TELL ME GOD

 

IF YOUR LOVE DOES EXIST, THEN WHY IS MY LIFE SO HARD

 

YOUÕLL NEVER FOSAKE ME, WELL I CANÕT AGREE

 

MY FRIENDS BRING ME LOVE I CAN TRULY SEE

 

SO I CONTINUED TO LIE, CHEAT, AND CURSE

 

ENGAGINÕ IN THINGS JUST TO QUENCH MY WORLDY THIRST

 

I IMMERSED MYSELF IN SIN, BUT WHAT WAS WORSE

 

WAS THAT IN MY LIFE JESUS WAS NO LONGER FIRST

 

I DISPERSED MYSELF FROM CHRIST JUST FROM MY SINNINÕ

 

PRETENDING IÕM LIVINÕ A HAPPY LIFE BUT WHEN IN FACT

 

I REALLY NEED TO BE MAKINÕ A DECISION

 

OF GOING BACK TO CHRIST FROM THIS PRODIGAL LIVINÕ

 

 

CHORUS 2

 

 

 

THE LORD ASKED ME WOULD I DO HIS WILL

 

I SAID LORD STILL YOUR WILL IS NOT WHAT I FEEL

 

HE SAID BUT HOW LONG WILL YOU PROCEED TO LIVE WRONG

 

JUST COME BACK HOME CAUSE HOME IS WHERE YOU BELONG

 

THEN AGAIN HE ASKED ME WOULD I DO HIS WILL

 

I SAID BUT LORD STILL YOUR WILL IS NOT WHAT I FEEL

 

HE SAID BUT HOW LONG WILL YOU PROCEED TO LIVE WRONG

 

JUST COME BACK HOME CAUSE HOME IS WHERE YOU BELONG

 

 

VERSE 3

 

 

 

IN SIN I BECAME CONTENT, NO LONGER INNOCENT

 

OR INTIMATE WITH JESUS THE MAGNIFICENT

 

WHO WAS SENT FOR ONE INTENT WHICH WAS MEANT

 

TO CHANGE A SINNER LIKE ME AND LEAD ME TO REPENT

 

I SPENT TOO MUCH TIME LOOKINÕ THROUGH SATANÕS OPTICALS

 

TO TRY TO STOP IT THOUGH, GOD HAD PUT SOME OBSTACLES

 

IN MY LIFE WITH MISERY, PAIN, AND STRIFE

 

NOT FOR SPITE BUT TO TRY TO KEEP ME FROM SATANÕS ENTICE

 

THEN HE SAID, YOU THINK YOU STILL CAN LIVE WITHOUT MY MERCY

 

IT HURTS ME TO SEE YOU DESERT ME AND ALMOST CURSE ME

 

I SAID, BUT LORD, THATÕS NOT SOMETHING I WANNA DO

 

HE SAID IF THATÕS TRUE, FOLLOW ME AND IÕLL MAKE YOU KNEW

 

ITÕS FUNNY HOW GOD CAN BRING YOU BACK WHEN HE NEEDS TO

 

SOMETIMES THROUGH PAIN, SOMETIMES HE WORKS THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE

 

AND HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED IN MY KIFE

 

SOMEONE WHO LOVED CHRIST AND ONEDAY WOULD BE MY WIFE

 

IT WAS THROUGH HER THAT ONE DAY I WOULD INCUR

 

A LOVE FOR CHRIST AGAIN THAT WOULD TAKE AWAY THE BLUR

 

FROM MY EYES, FOR THEN I WAS BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE

 

AND RECOGNIZE WHAT I TRIED TO FIND WAS HEAVENÕS KEY

 

IN THE WRONG PLACE, BITTERNESS I HAD TO TASTE

 

BUT GODÕS GRACE KEPT ME ALIVE SO I COULD FACE

 

ANOTHER DAY, GIVING GOD PRAISE AND SAY

 

THANK YOU LORD FOR BRINGINÕ ME BACK FROM GOING ASTRAY

 

I SAID, I DONÕT KNOW IF IÕM WORTHY TO SERVE THEE

 

BUT WHEN HE HEARD ME, HE SHOWED MERCY BUT FIRST HE

 

GAVE ME A ROBE, RING, AND PUT SANDALS ON MY FEET

 

AND KILLED THE FATTED CALF ON MY BEHALF TO EAT

 

I COULDNÕT UNDERSTAND, IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO IMAGINE

 

THE WRONG THAT I DID THAT MY FATHER COULD HAVE COMPASSION

 

HE WELCOMED ME BACK HOME DESPITE ALL OF MY SINNINÕ

 

THAT DAY MARKED THE ENDINÕ OF MY PRODIGAL LIVINÕ

 

 

CHORUS 3

 

 

 

THE LORD ASKED ME WOULD I DO HIS WILL

 

I SAID YES LORD, HE SAID WELL GET DOWN AND KNEEL

 

AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FOR EVERY SIN

 

AND AFTER I DID THAT HE ASKED ME AGAIN

 

MY PRODIGAL SON, NOW WILL YOU DO MY WILL

 

I SAID YES LORD BECAUSE YOUR LOVE FOR ME IS REAL

 

YOU WELCOMED ME BACK EVEN THOUGH I LIVED WRONG

 

BUT NOW IÕM BACK HOME CAUSE HOME IS WHERE I BELONG