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Credits

℗ & © 2006 SOULFRUIT Recordings

Produced by: Toby Hill

Executive Producer: Andres Adams

All rights reserved

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of acceptable laws

TRACKS BY

Toby Hill

Luke Austin

The Band

All lyrics written by Toby Hill

ALL VOCALS BY

Tyren Covington

Toby Hill

Vanessa Hill

Engineering by Haniel Trisna for Trisna Productions/Phillip Moore for Noise R’US

THE BAND…

Drums: Troy Hill

Bass: Donald Johnson

Guitars: Dennis Cisneros

Keyboards: Luke Austin

Addt’l Keyboards: Phillip Moore

ADDT’L BACKGROUND VOCALS

Nakkitta Clegg-Foxx, Ron North, Derrick Leon

(Chorus)

Hey there wide nose

With your crooked teeth

God can use you

Who me?

You

Hey there wide nose

With your crooked teeth

God can use you

You talking to me?

Yeah you

(Verse)

Sometimes I wonder why

I was made

With this big ole nose

And these crooked teeth

I find myself

Looking around

Wondering if

Everybody’s looking at me

And if they see

What I see

My insecurity

(Pre-chorus)

I’m thinking you need to get your head

Out of magazines

Who told you that you weren’t made to be

Everything you need

And as for your wide nose

Yeah it’s kinda big (Yo mama, man)

But I don’t believe there’s imperfections in God’s plan

(Chorus)

Hey there big boy

With your big belly

God can use you

Who me?

You

Hey there big boy

With your big belly

God can use you

Are you talking to me?

Yeah you

(Verse)

When I’m on the stage

Getting loose

Moving and shaking

This big ole caboose

With a raging sweat

I see everyone smiling at me

I wonder if the only entertainment is

To see a plus size rocking the beat

(Pre-chorus)

I’m thinking you need to get your head

Out of magazines

Who told you that you weren’t made to be

Everything you need to be

But as for your belly

Hey, hey, hey! (Forget ya’ll cats)

But the truth is you can be used whether you are bones or fat!

(Vamp)

You better get on up

Get back on track

Jump back (kiss yourself)

And let the Lord use ya x5

(Verse)

After all these years

It’s been a lot of heartache and tears

But we’ve endured through the fight

And we made it

Even through all my fears

Getting boo’s getting cheers

I realize with Your strength

I made it

I thank You for securing me

I thank You for maturing me

I thank You for using me

I thank You for choosing me

It’s a miracle

I’ve made it this far

But I won’t complain

‘Cause I made it

And I love how You keep loving on me

(Chorus)

How You keep on working

On me

I just keep on growing

In You

I just keep on moving

And I love how You keep loving on me

How You keep on working

On me

I just keep on growing

In You

I just keep on moving

Where You want me to

(Verse)

This is where I’ll be

Whether man agrees or disagrees

I made it

I thank You for the savior

I thank You for the favor

Without Your hope I

Could haven never have made it

I love the way that You’re working on me

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

Keep working

Keep moving

Keep grooving in me

You’re the King

Do Your thing

Keep moving

In me

And I love how You keep loving on me

(Chorus)

I love how You keep loving on me

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

There’s no need to worry, no need to rush

‘Cause if need be

I’ll sit right here on this bus

‘Cause anyway you bless me I’m satisfied

And I’m gon’ love You Lord ‘til the day that I die

‘Til the die

(Verse)

‘Cause it don’t matter what they say

‘Cause they don’t know how You’re blessing me

And it don’t matter what they do

‘Cause they don’t know how You live in me

And though I don’t have the finest things I’ll be alright

Just let me live with You all deep inside my life

And everything’s gonna be alright

(Chorus)

(Verse)

Who told you to judge me by the

Money that I have in my hand

And who told you if I don’t have a thing

I’m less than a man

Just trying to be a good man

Grow a good heart

And change the world

Just trying to lend a helping hand

Work hard

Lead boys and girls

To the promise land

To the promise land

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

So you say God lives in you

And I believe it’s true

So let me see you show your teeth

Show proof!

(Verse)

Tap your neighbor on the shoulder

Ask him what he came here for

And if she replies “I want to worship God”

Then ask if God’s been good

Then ask if He has grace

I know God’s so real

That’s why it’s all on my face!

(Chorus)

(Verse)

Are you happy? Are you angry?

I can’t tell the difference

‘Cause when you’re walking by me

All I see is frown

Are you ready for this time of family glory

Given to our maker,

Supplier, sustainer of life

(Bridge)

As I look around this room

I can see God

I can see

The miracle God’s made

When you

Keep on smiling

When you

Keep on smiling

(Chorus)

Smile for me!

(Verse)

Since you’ve invited me I arrive bringing

Gifts to young and old

I’d be delighted to share with you

The joy inside my soul

I present to you the opportunity to have

Some fun

Upon receiving this package you should

Share it with someone

(Pre-bridge)

And if you don’t wanna dance then I’ll find someone who will

I wanna see you clap your hands and move your shoulders

Give Him glory ‘til it’s over

If you don’t wanna dance you know I will

So let me see you clap your hands and move your shoulders

Give Him glory ‘til it’s over

(Chorus)

Everybody move from side to side

And if you’re breathing than you’re qualified

But I know you better

Move something, shake something, do something

Everybody move from side to side

And if you’re breathing than you’re qualified

But I know you better

Move something, shake something, do something

(Verse)

Hey, hey, hey Love

Is that platform we form our relationships

Peace

Is that format we conform to excellence

Our souls

Are transformed as God reforms our innocence ya’ll

We

Want to inform you joys, a form of Godliness

(Pre-bridge)

(Chorus) x2

(Pre-bridge)

(Bridge)

Some of ya’ll wanna clap your hands

So let me see you clap your hands

But I know you better move something, shake something, do something

Some of ya’ll can make your shoulders shake

Well let me see you make your shoulders shake

But I know you better move something, do something, hey

Some of ya’ll wanna move your feet

So let me see you move your feet

But I know you better move something shake something do something

Move something

Shake something

Do something

Groove something

You better move something

Shake, move, groove!!

(Verse)

We hit the block fresh after the show

A tad bit crunk on how we let them know

That Yeshua is who we choose to control how we live and die

That’s how we roll

Pulled to the light, looked over at these cats

Nodded my head but got no response back

And now the driver’s leaning talking smack

Saying whatcha wanna do? Whatcha wanna do? Whatcha…

(Pre-chorus)

Had enough

Of this stuff

‘Bout to trip

Shoot my lip

Sink a ship but then I catch a grip

And I remember what the preacher told me so

(Chorus)

That I’m gon’ live like its

Mid day Sunday

Be the bigger man and

Just walk away

Turn the other cheek ‘cause

It is the Way

And look away like its

Mid day Sunday

(Verse)

It seems I’ve lost a piece inside my house

Can’t escape the cutting eyes of my spouse

Chasing money around like cat and mouse

And I can’t seem to catch it ya’ll

So me and her are falling out

I thought we vowed we’d make it ‘til the hearse

It’s been a while since I heard my wife curse

Saying things like what does love have to do with it

And now she’s throwing a fit

And I’m ready to quit it

(Pre-chorus)

Getting weak

Got to move ya’ll

‘Bout to trip

Shoot my lip

Sink a ship but then I catch a grip

And I remember what the preacher told me so

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

When I picture God

Staring at His Son

Saying job well done

Don’t give up

And though I’m on the grind

I’m gon’ let it shine

I will be alright

I won’t give up

And I remember what the preacher told me so

(Chorus)

Listen up ya’ll

I know it gets rough

But let it go ya’ll

And live on

Listen up ya’ll

I know it gets rough

But let it go now

And live on

And remember what the preacher told ya

(Chorus)

(Verse)

Hey friend

How have you been sleeping at night?

I heard you

Been going through some troubles in life

Life’s not over

For you

So let me see that beautiful smile

Put your trust in

God’s plan

And take some out that girl or that guy

(Chorus)

‘Cause nobody will be perfect

Nobody will make you feel good

All of the time

Nobody will stop searching

For your fairytale love

‘Cause nobody else

Is God

(Verse)

Someone broke you

And you feel like you’ve been left to die

Losing hope you

Feel yourself aging as each day goes by

Life’s not over

For you

So let me see that beautiful smile

Put your trust in

Gods plan

And take some out that girl or that guy

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

Nobody is

The keeper of your soul

Nobody else

Can truly make you whole

Nobody should

Control how you feel

Nobody, nobody, nobody

Nobody will x4

(Chorus)

(Verse)

I never knew I could still have trouble

Well

But it seems like trouble is following me

It’s funny how life’s edge can bust ones’ bubble

Question your faith and make it hard to believe

But I’ve learned that

(Chorus)

You can cry

You can moan

You can groan but it ain’t gon’ change not one thing

Though you’re hurt

And alone

Don’t bite the arm that’s everlasting

Everything is lovely

Everything is lovely

(Verse)

Now

I always thought that being saved was answer

The answer to end the heartache and pain

But realizing Jesus Christ is the answer

Helps me

Realize why trouble is more for me

But I’ve learned that

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

Lovely, Lovely

Lovely, Lovely

I know it’s rough but

Everything you’re going through

Will turn out

Lovely

For the good of God

For the best of you

All lovely

(Chorus)

(Verse)

Now that the time we’ve been waiting on has finally come

Girl

I’m so excited my heart’s beating strong like a drum

(Chorus)

Enthusiastically

I offer all of me

This day dramatically

I pledge my heart to thee

As you

Approach so beautifully

I feel so blessed indeed

A glimpse of how wonderful God is to me

As I stare at you glaring on me

(Verse)

Though years have passed there are times I still feel butterflies

And those

Times are provoked by the heaven I see in your eyes

And I can’t hardly wait as I anticipate your love

And new family

The feeling’s so great Lord don’t take it away

As I kneel down and pray

(Chorus)

Enthusiastically

I offer all of me

This day dramatically

I pledge my heart to thee

As you

Approach so beautifully

I feel so blessed indeed

A glimpse of how wonderful God is to me

As I stare at you glaring on me

Enthusiastically

I offer all of me

This day dramatically

I pledge my heart to thee

As you

Approach so beautifully

I feel so blessed indeed

A glimpse of how wonderful God is to me

As I stare at you glaring on me

How wonderful God is to me

As I stare at you glaring on me

Enthusiastically

(Chorus)

Shoop!

I used to hit those streets (uh huh)

Looking for a midnight creep (well)

So glad it’s all over now

Wait a minute

Shoop!

Running game but had no peace (uh huh)

Was getting hard to fall asleep

So glad it’s all over now

Shoop!

Done all the dirt one man can do (uh huh)

Now I’m running back to you (well)

And I’m so glad it’s all over now, ya’ll don’t hear me

Shoop!

Paid the price, done the time (uh huh)

And I believe its gon’ be fine

So glad it’s all over now

Thank you Lord

(Verse)

I used to

Be the one to rob my neighbor’s house

And then I

Mess around trying to gain some clout

No respect for your property

If your property benefited me

I used to

Make a key to my neighbors’ home

And then I

Come in and rob them when I think they’re gone

Messed around with plenty women

Did all the taking, never giving

But now I

Love my neighbor that’s Gods people

And then I

Recognized that were equal

Treat them how I want to be treated

Even better if I can achieve it

But now I

Love the people more than myself

And then I

If you’re in trouble offer my help

If I could give you half of my wealth than

Give you first of what I have left!

(Chorus)

(Verse)

I used to

Stay so full of guilt and play the innocent role

And then I

Lose my balance, front like I’m in control

Boot up my face, put some bass in my voice

Get in your face

If you questioned my choice

I used to

Draw line in dirt dare you to cross it

And then I’d

See a chip on your shoulder and knock it off it

Known as the biggest baddest

Low down brother

Call a baby ugly, curse your mother

But now

I’m so glad to be alive

And now

And my soul You did revive

So glad I have a second chance for living

So glad my past has been forgiven

But now

All I can do is smile

And now

I’ll put in the miles, do the work

Stop running wild and be your church!

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

I’m done with it

I’m done with it

Finished with it

Done with it

Over it

It’s in the past! x4

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

There will be rainy days

And there will be sunny days

Too

Days that break your heart

And days that make you feel

New

(Verse)

Uncomfortably I lay in

My bed wondering

Why did it have to end this way?

Why we had to meet and

Why she had to leave

Why it had to be this way?

(Pre-chorus)

Take your mind off the clouds and the rain

Focus on your sunny day

You know that the rain

It came to make you grow

Take your mind off the pain and the hurt

There’s something that’s birthing in you

Sunny days

(Chorus)

(Verse)

Nine months anticipating

Praying for health and strength

Who will he feature her or me?

Through the passage of life he’s

Pulled into the light

Her pain is now joy she can see!

(Pre-chorus)

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

Sad days

Glad days

For you

Mad days

For you

Glad days

For you

(Verse)

Spent years reminiscing

On mistakes I’ve made

All the hurt I often feel

Almost spent a lifetime

Feeling sorry for me

Now it’s time I keep it real

(Pre-chorus) x2

(Verse)

With burning eyes I recognize

Apparition day, crescendo

A rising voice just saying “let go”

Fading voices pleading “God no”

Palpitations, pulse retard

I believe the force is leaving

I hope this thing I’ve been believing

Will open up and start receiving me

(Pre-chorus)

‘Cause the stakes are high and I’ve placed them all on You

And I know it’s true so please come carry me

And I’m hoping for

What I’m reaching for

(Chorus)

I’m here, it’s over

And all my answers are revealed

I’m done, Expired

The time has come to end the fear

I’ve had

About this voyage

I now breathe in the life I thought was suffocating

Me

(Verse)

I wanted to see my sons grown and raising families

Their sons call me Grampy

I guess that’s something that can’t be

My mother’s moans

My spouse’s cry

Can’t help but feel the tugging

Disappearing they continue hugging

Cannot grasp why they have to deliver me

(Pre-chorus)

And I’m not sure that I’m ready to leave

So for what I can’t see please come carry me

I’m still hoping for

What I’m reaching for

(Chorus)

(Pre-chorus)

Please come carry me

All the broken hearts are making this so hard

But I see you God so please come carry me

All I have hoped for and have been reaching for

I’m here

(Chorus)

(Verse)

On the streets

Is where I want to be

All up in the church with a suit and tie

That’s just ain’t me!

And some men of God

Are full of deceit

They’ll take your mama’s last dime

These cats are bigger hustlers than me

But I keep looking over my shoulder, my shoulder

It’s just a matter of time, so something’s gotta change yeah

But this life it keeps on calling me, calling me

It’s either thug or die

That’s the name of the game

(Chorus)

So I pray Lord

Don’t pass me

Crying out

Desperately

It’s that time

I can see

Time to grow from a thug to a man

Time to grow from a thug to a man

(Verse)

I see you looking at my teeth

All gold in my mouth

Don’t mind that

That just how we thugs do it down hurr in the south

Don’t mind my starched up jeans

Or my braided hair

‘Cause when all is said and done

I’m just a man in need of prayer

I have lost all my brothers to brothers

By the tip of a bullet

Or the bars of a jail cell

But these streets they keep on calling me, calling me

Saying come back home

But I’m scared of hell

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

Is there a heaven for a gangster?

Don’t be scared to let God change ya

I don’t know if I should

Just let go of your life and let God change you from a thug to man

Is there a heaven for a gangster?

Man why ya scared to let God change ya

I don’t know if I should

Man let go of your life and let God change you from a thug to man

(Chorus) x2

(Chorus)

We gon’ dance

We gon’ shout

We gon’ turn this place out

We gon’ have a Good time

Up in here x2

(Verse)

Just let me take one minute to

Check my microphone

Is it on

Check one, check two

Is it on

Check one, check two

And if you’d please grant me a moment to

Sing my little song

Get my groove on

What you gon’ do

Get my groove on

What you gon’ do

And I didn’t come to stare at you

So glad that you are here so we can share

Our love for God and

(Chorus)

(Verse)

We gon’ have a good time oh

This part is for you

Are you there yet

Just clap your hands

Are you there yet

Just clap your hands

Take this joy that you feel

Focus

Aim it

On God

Give Him your best (give God your best)

Give Him your best (give God your best)

And it only takes three or two

So how about I

Hook up with you

You grab one too

We’ll make a crew

Let me see you

(Chorus)

(Enock’s Thoughts)

Gotta keep this jam at the top of my playlist

When I feel like

Dancing like David

Without getting naked

You can

Harlem shake it

Do the Harlem shuffle

Don’t do too much that might

Get you into trouble

We know

How to draw the line

People of God having a God time

It’s all defined

Has God been good to you or what

We’re sitting in the pews for what

Loosen up

Move groove to the cut

Without losing touch

Party up

(Bridge)

It’s a party

You can dance if you want to

You can dance if you want to

You can dance if you want to x2

(Chorus)

(Verse)

I’m a celebrator

Of my Creator

Look what God has done

Sent His only Son

So that I can live

And I’m gonna give

My everything

 

(da da da da)

Ain’t God good x5

 

(Chorus)

The one and only

Oh!

True and Holy

Oh!

Living God

Oh!

Living God

Oh! x2

 

(Verse)

 

(Chorus)

 

(Chorus) Ladies

 

(Chorus) Men

 

(Chorus) Ladies

 

(Chorus) Men

 

(Chorus) Everybody!

 

(Verse)

 

(Chorus) Ladies

 

(Chorus) Everybody!!!!

(Verse)

I have found a piece of mine

A place where I can shine

Where I am free to be the best of me

I heard the invitations were sent but

Only those chosen went I

Had to experience what truth had for me

(Chorus)

Lord You push me to the edge

And now clearly I can see

As I jump over the ledge

Let me soar eternally

(Verse)

I stand on the edge with arms out

Extended to receive what you have

Laid out for me to achieve in this life

But sometimes frozen with fear

I hear folks talk in my ear

Got procrastination feeling alright

But thank you Lord

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

I found it

The place where God is using me

I found it

Liberty indeed, we’s free!

I found it

My forty acres and a mule y’all!

I found it!

And now the world’s waiting on you

(Chorus)