The title pretty much says it all. I was inspired by the Christian rock song of the same title. I wanted to make a Hip-Hop version and inject my own testimonial in it.
The first verse points to struggle, but also keeping faith through trials. Though burdens are difficult to carry, some more so than others, they make us stronger individuals if we persevere. Verse 2 celebrates God and reminds us that he’s in control and has never left us. This song helps keep me motivated and grounded.
I’ve been broken down, I’ve been torn apart,
I’ve been stretched so thin, I’ve had a broken heart.
I’ve lost everything, or that’s what I thought,
But see everything, ain’t always what you bought.
Outta touch with friends, I’m to low to call ‘em,
Struggling to meet ends, I’m trying to stretch twenty dollars.
I’ve been sinning so much, I’ve been losing touch.
And though I’m down and out,
I know he’ll never count me out, so I sing
Glory to God to G-O-D,
With him I’m everything, without him, nothing.
He gave his only son that died for me,
So glory to Got to G-OD. (repeat)
I got everything and everything I got is from the man up top,
I give him all I got.
Beause he gave me life plus he gave his son,
He’s the way and the light, and he shed his blood.
So I will not complain, I will live in faith,
I will trust in him, I’ll continue to pray.
May he do what he may,
Let me hear him talk and all that he has to say.
Let me recognize my blessings, turn over my stresses,
Get my life together, clean up my messes.
I can’ t do it alone so work through me,
Take these burdens away and sooth me.
Only you can renew and restore,
So forgive me for being who I was before.
That was then, this is now, wanna make you so proud,
So I’m lifting my voice and I’m singing out loud…
- Christian Hip Hop