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Credits

& © 2006 Soulfruit, Mudeah Records

 

All songs Published by Soulfruit Publishing (ASCAP)

 

Mudeah Enterprise presents “Practise” produced by Toby Hill and Ron North • Executive Producers Andres Adams, Ralph Mercer, Jerry Mercer •Recorded at Love Principle Studios- Houston, TX •Mixed at EGI Recording Studios •Engineered by Phillip Moore

 

Re-mastered by Haniel Trisna

 

Artwork by Karl Covington www.karljaydesigns.com

 

All rights reserved

 

Unauthorized reproduction, performance, broadcast is prohibited

 

Writers Note

Toby Hill, Ron North •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement •Strings: Phillip “Dunkenstein” Moore

Wait a minute

Everybody’s asking me

How it’s going down this time

And Ima tell ’em we gon’ be just fine baby

If you don’t know

If you haven’t heard the word was born

We gon’ tell ya

We gon’ show ya

And make the world say Ooo

 

(Chorus)

Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo x2

 

I was sitting thinking the other day to myself and I said self

What are you gonna do

Then it became so clear

Got beside myself

Said Ima tell the world about Christ and make ’em say Ooo

Make ’em say what

Make ’em say Ooo

 

(Chorus)

 

Ah you don’t teach ’em

Hoop holler or preach ’em

But you meet ’em

At the door with a smile when you greet ’em

Place a seat in the aisle

Never leaving anyone dissatisfied

You’re the first there

The last to make it

My visitor’s card

You’ll gladly take it

Not a lot of glamour, praise, or money made

Some reason people glad to see you with the offering plate yeah

 

(Chorus)

 

If you’re feeling what we’re feeling and you had enough

At the bottom of the barrel yet ya glad enough

To throw your hands up in the air yo we ain’t mad at ya

Say Ooo x3

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement

Hey mista thug

Can I have your attention for a second

Hey sista soul

Can I break it down for you ’cause I reckon

That you just want to groove

Learn the latest dance and move to the music

That the DJ spins

Hoping that the party will never end but

All that glitters ain’t gold baby

You should consider just maybe

Most the jams that’s bumpin’ on the

 

(Chorus)

RADIO

Can get you messed up

And your mind torn

And your nickel flipped

Looking at forbidden water saying take a dip

Forget about the consequences on the

VIDEO

Can get you messed up

And your mind torn

And your nickel flipped

Looking at forbidden water saying take a dip

Forget about the consequences on the

RADIO

 

Is it

Entertainment on the video

Maybe

Then why do we label it

Ghetto

Well I’m not sure

But while we’re glorifying lies

These cats they capitalize on

Keepin’ baby’s daddy pimpin’

Momma’s booty’s just a jigglin’

Stop living the lies that’s on the

 

(Chorus)

 

Babies singin’ they are thugin’

Intoxicate pervert real lovin’

This ain’t no way to live

But its bumpin’ on the

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement •Guitar: Jason Perez

Let me see you put your chest out

Put your shoulders back

Lift your head up

Let me see you strut ’cause

You gon’ make it boy

You gon’ make it girl

I know it seems rough

But it’s no more than you can bear ’cause we

 

(Chorus)

We

Have

Come

Too

Far

To

Turn back x2

 

I know it gets hard yeah

And that’s the truth friend

But I will tell you now

Troubles will always end

And I’m gonna help you out

Don’t wait until the battles over

Go ahead and shout now

 

(Chorus)

 

On the road to deliverance

Don’t forget to pack your patience

Grab a handful of confidence

Don’t forget about your reverence

Never lose with your repentance

Carrying a bag of common sense

Mistakes go in the past tense

Be careful where your time is spent

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement •Guitar: Jason Perez •Keys, bass, strings: Phillip “Dunkenstein” Moore

(Chorus)

And I’m foolish enough to believe

That You died on the cross

And You rose for the lost

Like me

And I’m foolish enough to believe

That You love me enough

And You know just what I need

 

They labeled me crazy

Some even lazy

Been told to go get a real job

But my faith not shaken

I believe they’re mistaken

‘Cause everything I do is real for You God

And sometimes I get overwhelmed

Thinking of how

You took my foolishness

Showing You could use it

Without changing Your thing

Yet using a new thing

Showing the same old thing

And singing that

 

(Chorus)

 

Lord I’ll keep on pressing

While they’re second guessing

Watching and waiting for a touch

And yes I’m confessing

That I live for Your blessing

And all You’ve done for me is more than enough

And sometimes I get overwhelmed

Thinking of how

You took my foolishness

Showing You could use it

Without changing Your thing

Yet using a new thing

Showing the same old thing

And singing that

 

(Chorus)

 

Every promise You made

I believe it

Every word You spoke

I believe it x2

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement •Co-Produced by Jason Perez •Guitar: Jason Perez

I feel so much pain

Feels like my heart is getting numb

What lesson do I need to learn

What possibly can I gain

Being in this condition

I can hardly function to learn

So I close my eyes to rest

In your communication

I see you grab my hand and

Take me to a land with

Blue daffodils

On golden hills

Our special place

Let’s take a journey through space

 

(Chorus)

On the way back from jupiter

We arrived on a purple moon

There’s

Yellow rain no pain

These thoughts I have of you

They’re

Everlasting

Eternalized

I

Love to imagine

Each moment that

I will spend with you

 

Planting me right here

So they can watch

Love, overcome

But I don’t know if I can stand

I can’t control the tears

As one dries

There rolls another one

Will they see enough strength in me to stand

So I close my eyes to rest

In your communication

I see you grab my hand

And take me to a land with

Blue daffodils

On golden hills

Our special place

Let’s take a journey through space

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Ronald North, Toby Hill, Ty Covington •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement •Guitar: Jason Perez

Parent:

I know

There were times when I

Couldn’t put my arms around you

Felt like I was keeping you down

You

Still loved me

Even when I intimidated

Even when I humiliated you

After all that I put you through

I want to know how you do the things you do

I want to know how you still made it through

I want to know how you forgave me

Didn’t hate me

Son please can you save me

 

Child:

And I

Won’t ever give up on you

In spite of the things that you put us through

I know this hurt I feel is real

With God’s love we can be healed

 

(Chorus)

Reach me

Teach me

Show me

Grow me

Believe me when I say I want to know how to love x2

 

Child:

With every

Embarrassing moment my heart felt

Took me til my manhood

To understand you

Really meant well

I realize

Not knowing how to show your emotions

Wanting to love but not sure

How to get a little closer

I want to show you how I do the the things I do

I want to show you how I still made it through

I want to show you how I forgave you

Didn’t hate you

God sent me to save you

 

Parent:

I know

I wasn’t what I needed to be

I was just doing what was done to me

And I won’t let

Another day go past if you give me one more chance

 

(Chorus)

 

Child:

And every time you embarrassed me

And every time I needed you there for me

To encourage me you didn’t

‘Cause you couldn’t

And I realize that now

 

Parent:

As much as I wanted to be there for you

My past wouldn’t allow me to

But I was hoping we could make amends

And start all over again

 

Child:

Every time I had to cover up the truth

From my friends for something you did

Every time I had to bow my head in shame

At the mention of your name

Every tear that was shed

Out of anger

Lead me to wishing you were dead

God turned it around

And said

Teach you how to love

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Ron North •Produced By Ron North •Co-Produced by Toby Hill •Keys, Bass: Phillip “Dunkenstein” Moore •Guitar: Jason Perez

(Chorus)

If I had a nickel

For every situation You brought me through

If I had a dime

For every time I let you down

If I had one penny

For every minute I spent not thinking of you

Lord I’d be a rich man, yeah

Said I’d be a rich man today

 

How many ways can I say thank you

One

In the morning

Two

In the evening

Three

All day every day

How many ways can I thank you

For not leaving me stranded

Even when I abandoned your way

Even when I abandoned your way

 

(Chorus)

 

Thank you for forgiving me

Thank you for loving me

Thank you for not throwing me away

Your faithfulness and mercy

Overwhelms me sometimes

I just don’t know what else to say

Thank you for watching over me

Thank you for holding me

Thank you for your loving kindness

When I didn’t deserve to be

Part of the blessing that comes from being in your family

Oh

 

(Chorus)

 

If I would have listened when you told me

Not to go that way

If I would have listened when you told me

Hey just stay away

If I would have listened when you told me

That’s not for you

If I would have listened when you told me

Just what to do x2

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement

Look at him over there

He has a better car

He has a better house

He got a better job

He has a better spouse

She looks better than mine

He even has a better dog than I have

Man look at his shoes

Always nice clothes

Even his mom

Is nicer than mine

He has a better dad

He has a nicer wife

He has a better life

He’s got a better life

 

(Chorus)

Looking over there at Mr. Jones

Got me frustrated by the stuff he owns

Got me sittin’ wishing

I had the stuff he has

Gotta fertilize and make some green grass

 

A better education

A better relationship with his kids

He’s got a better

Everything

When I look

I wish I was him

Look at his life

It’s flawless

Fan is cooler

Air condition’s colder

His heat is hotter

You better not’ve

Asked him what he ate

He had a better lunch

He has a stronger punch

Man I can’t…

 

(Chorus)

 

Gotta make a move, gotta make it today yeah

(It’s time to fertilize and make some green grass)

Gotta turn this around, gotta make a way

(It’s time to fertilize and make some green grass)

Nothing’s stopping me but myself this time

(It’s time to fertilize and make some green grass)

There’s so much more, I need much more yeah

 

My bills are endless

Can’t get no sleep

Always wondering who’s trying to get me

My car got hit the other day

Insurance went up

speeding fine to pay

My wife is trippin’ says she wants more

Trying to pay for this house while she’s at the store

My dog wont quit barking

‘Cause he wants to play

My kids barely know me

‘Cause I’m always away

Looking over there across the street

At this man

Wishing he was me

But I’d give it all back

To have what he has

‘Cause there’s a price to pay

For having this green grass

Writers Note

Toby Hill, Cy •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement

Praise the lord in spite of

In spite of those haters who come and try to hold you down

In spite of the bad day you had you still don’t have to clown

In spite of those who tell you what you are not going to be

In spite of all those crabs who try and take away your free

 

(Chorus)

People will talk about you

You will go through the fire

And I know the race seems hard to run but don’t you dare get tired

I thought about giving up

Without his grace I might’ve

But the one thing that I learned through this is

Praise the Lord in spite of

 

In spite of status and how much you think you have it made

In spite of your degree in spite of how much you get paid

In spite of your childhood

The clothes you wear

Shoes on your feet

In spite of the abundance or the lack of what you eat

Oh, oh

 

(Chorus)

 

(Cy’s opinion)

 

 

In spite of all the joy

In spite of peace

In spite of love

In spite of your money

Your security

In spite of, hey

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement

(Chorus)

Hands up

Just surrender

Whether a little or a lot give Him all that you got

Feet

Do your dance

Movin’ and groovin’

While you have the chance

With your voice

Sing a song

Sing a little ditty whether right or wrong

Just don’t forget what you came here for

Just encourage each other and bless the Lord with ya

Hands up

 

This is a stick up

And we’re demanding all of your praise

Take your coat off

Put your purse down

Take your shoes off

And everything else in the way

See some of y’all in here gon’ come off some money

And some of y’all in here gon’ hit the ground

And some of y’all in here gon’ look at me funny

But this is the part where you all get down

With ya

 

(Chorus)

 

Get what you came for

Stress

Peace

Joy it’s all yours

But put your pride down

Catch a ride now

On the love train

Chicka down, chicka down

See some of y’all in here are just too cool

And see some of y’all in here are bobbin your heads

And see some of y’all in here need to be schooled

And some of y’all in here need to be led

With ya

 

(Chorus) x2

 

‘Cause I came to clap my hands

I came to move my feet

I came to lift my voice

Hey hey hey hey! x2

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Toby Hill •Produced by Toby Hill for L.P. Movement •Guitar: Jason Perez

No I’ll never forget

Seems like yesterday

How you would make me wash my hands

How we’d kneel down together and pray

Every second on your mind

Ways to encourage me

Each moment that you spent with me

Made it hard to set me free

 

Now I must say that you have a special way

A love bouquet that you communicate

My mission is to make you smile

With every thought you have of me

Your son I am so proud to be

How can I say this plainly oh

 

(Chorus)

Friend of mine

I can go on and on

Thinking about all the things you’ve done for me

‘Cause if you don’t realize

Without you in my life

I would never be the one I am today

Don’t take your love away

 

Cutie pie

Sugar bunches chocolate cake

I can’t even articulate

The moment that I saw your face

Ooo your patience

I know that I’ve got a good thing

You always pressure me

Refining my qualities

 

Now I must say that you have a special way

A love bouquet that you communicate

My mission is to make you smile

With every thought you have of me

You are the missing piece I need

Let me explain plainly oh

 

(Chorus)

 

Now I must say that You have a special way

A love bouquet that You communicate

My mission is to make You smile

With every thought You have of me

You sacrificed Your life for me

I need to say this plainly oh

 

(Chorus)

Writers Note

Arranged by Soulfruit

I come to the garden alone

While the dew is still on the roses

And the voice I hear falling on my ear

The Son of God discloses

And he walks with me

And he talks with me

And He tells me I am his own

And the joy we share as we terry there

None

Other has ever known

 

Search me, Oh God

And know my heart today

Try me, Oh Savior

Know my thoughts I pray

See if there be

Some wicked way in me

Cleanse me from every sin

And set me free

 

I stayed in the garden with him

Thought the night around me befalling

But he bids me go to the voice of woe

His voice to me

Is calling

And He walks with me

And He talks with me

And He tells me I am his own

And the joy we share as we terry there

None

Other has ever known