Parliament Entertainment Records Recording Artist                                BIG BROTHER DEE
                                            INSPIRATIONAL, POWERFUL URBAN GOSPEL  MUSIC
SONG LYRICS

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(Bringing God’s Children Together Thru Christian-Gospel Music)

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“DING DONG”

(HEAR U KNOCKIN)

HOOK:

DING DONG, I CAN HEAR U KNOCKIN,

DING DONG, I CAN HEAR U CALLIN

DING DONG, WHY DON’T I JUST LET U IN,

DING DONG, YOU’RE JUST TRYIN TO BE MY FRIEND

** VERSE I **

I’VE BEEN TRYIN TO RUN AWAY FROM YOU ALL MY LIFE

ALL YOU EVER TRIED TO DO , IS REMOVE MY STRIFE

I KNOW I WAS A FOOL, TO DENY YOUR JEWEL

NOW I’M SO CAUGHT UP, THAT I DON’T KNOW  WHAT TO DO

** HOOK **

** BRIDGE **

( ALL I GOTTA DO IS LET U IN, AND YOU’LL WASH AWAY ALL MY SINS )

YOU CAN WASH ME WHITER THAN SNOW

( ALL I GOTTA DO IS OPEN UP, 2 SHOW THE WORLD THAT UR ENOUGH )

YOUR ENOUGH FOR ME, CAUSE YOU SET ME FREE----

** HOOK **

** RAP **

DING DONG HERE WE GO AGAIN, YOU CAN HEAR HIM KNOCKIN, BUT YOU WON’T LET HIM IN, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM, SATISFIED WITH YOUR SIN, BETTER OPEN UP, SO HIS SPIRIT CAN BEGIN,  ( WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN YOU GET OUT OF CHURCH?, I’M GONNA HAVE SOME FUN ) ,  WHAT YOU GONNA DO ON YOUR WAY TO HELL?, YOU GONNA TRY TO RUN?   DON’T YOU KNOW THAT IT’LL BE TO LATE,  WHEN YOUR STANDIN OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN’S GATE,  LOOKIN LIKE A DEER CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS,  WE TOLD HE WOULD COME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT,  YOU THOUGHT EVERYTHING WOULD BE ALRIGHT,  EVERY SINGLE NIGHT PARTYIN TILL THE MORNING LIGHT,  HE’S BEEN KNOCKIN ON THE DOOR TO YOUR SOUL

TIME TO WAKE UP ,  GET READY ,  LET’S GO!!!

** CHANGE ( REPEAT 6XS ) **

I CAN HEAR HIM,  HE’S KNOCKIN,  I HEAR HIM KNOCKIN

** HOOK **

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“ DOWN “

** HOOK **

DOWN, DOWN ON MY KNEES AND I CAN’T GET UP

DOWN, NOW THAT I’M DRINKIN FROM THE GOSPEL CUP

** VERSE **

GOD’S BEEN SO GOOD TO ME, GAVE ME THE VICTORY

OPEN MY EYES TO SEE, ALL THE THINGS THAT I COULD BE

MADE ME A PART OF HIS PLANS, NOW MY LIFE IS IN HIS HANDS

NOW I REALLY UNDERSTAND, JUST WHOSE I AM

** BRIDGE **

ROUN N ROUN I USE TO GO, HE CHANGED MY LIFE & HE FREED MY SOUL// PICKED ME UP & HE MADE ME WHOLE //  NOW I PRAY EVERY DAY THAT HE WON’T LET GO //  HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE YOU

IT DOES’NT MATTER WHAT U’VE BEEN THRU //  HE’LL CLEAN U UP & MAKE U NEW // THERE’S ONLY 1 THING U GOTTA DO, AND THAT’S GET

** HOOK I **

DOWN! DOWN ON YOUR KNEES, TILL U CAN’T GET UP

DOWN!  DON’T YOU KNOW DOWN IS GOD’S WAY UP

DOWN!  NOW THAT I’M DRINKIN FROM THE GOSPEL CUP

DOWN!  I CAN SHOW THE WORLD THAT HE IS ENOUGH

** VERSE 2 **

USE TO SLEEP IN MY RIDE, SITTIN ROUN JUST GETTING HIGH

WALKIN ROUN W/ A LOT OF PRIDE, AND ALMOST LOST MY LIFE

DIDN’T WANNA KNOW U, DIDN’T DO WHAT U TOLD ME TO DO

I WAS JUST ANOTHER FOOL, NOW I’M WILLIN TO----GO

** BRIDGE 2 **

UP (E), DOWN (E), IN , OUT (E), U MADE (E),  ME SHOUT (E)

CAUSE I NO LONGER HAVE ANY DOUBTS

I’M NOT , ASHAME (E), TO CALL (E), YOUR NAME (E),  JESUS

IS WHO, I CLAIM (E),  I KNOW I’VE GOT TO REMAIN…

** HOOK 2 **

DOWN!  DOWN ON MY KNEES, AND I CAN’T GET UP

DOWN! NOW THAT I’M DRINKIN FROM THE GOSPEL CUP

DOWN!  I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT HE’S ENOUGH

DOWN!  DEVIL TRIED TO STOP ME, BUT I CALLED HIS BLUFF

** CHANGE **

HE JUST,  KEEPS TRYIN, TO SAVE YOUR SOUL CAN’T U SEE

U KEEP,  DENYING, HIM AND HE’LL LET YOU BE

HE DOESN’T WANT TO SEE U BURN, ONE DAY YOU’LL HAVE TO-

LEARN, IT’S YOUR TURN TO CONFESS YOUR SINS AND GET ON…

** HOOK  I **

** CHANGE 2 **

I KNOW THERE’S A PLACE PREPARED JUST FOR ME,  IF U CONFESS YOUR SINS

READ ROMANS 10: 9 & 10, THEN ONE DAY HE WILL LET YOU IN

ALL YOU’VE GOT TO DO IS…GET--- ONN… (REPEAT ** HOOK 1 & 2**AND FADE )

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“ LUV EM ANYWAY “

** HOOK **

WHEN THEY PUT U DOWN, MAKE U WANNA FROWN

JUST TURN AROUND, AND LUV EM ANYWAY

WHEN THEY MAKE U CRY,  FEEL LIKE U WANNA DIE

LOOK THEM IN THE EYE , AND LUV EM ANYWAY !

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE

SHAKE THE DEVIL OFF…(2XS)

** VERSE I **

THERE’LL BE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, WHO’S GONNA TRY TO GIVE U STRIFE

WHO’LL STAB U  IN THE BACK W/ THEIR KNIFE,  THEN ACT LIKE EVERYTHINGS ALRIGHT

** BRIDGE **

DO U SEE THEM, U COULD BE THEM, U & ME CAN, SO DON’T JUDGE THEM

CAN U HEAR IT,  IN THE DISTANCE ,  CAN U FEEL IT,  THE RESISTANCE

** HOOK 2 **

WHEN THEY TREAT U CRUEL, TREAT U LIKE A FOOL, U KNOW WHAT 2 DO,LUV EM ANYWAY…   WHEN THEY MAKE U CRY… SHAKE…(2XS)

** VERSE II **

PEOPLE ARE GONNA TALK ABOUT U, NO MATTER HOW GOOD U DO

THEY’LL SAY THINGS THAT ARE SO CRUEL, EVEN IF THEIR WORD AREN’T TRUE.

** BRIDGE **

** RAP **

** HOOK  (2XS) **

** CHANGE **

WHEN U STARTIN TO FEEL THE HEAT, PUT THE DEVIL UNDER YOUR FEET

JUST STOP & TURN THE OTHER CHEEK & PUT THE DEVIL UNDER UR FEET

WHEN THE ENEMY STARTS TO CREEP…

WE SERVE A GOD THAT CAN’T BE BEAT…THAT’S WHY WE PUT …

** HOOK (SPECIAL) **

** VERSE III**

PACULIAR PEOPLE IS WHO WE BE,  CAUSE JESUS HAS SET US FREE

DOES’NT MATTER WHAT THEY SAY,  CAUSE WERE GOIN TO HEAVEN ONE DAY

** BRIDGE 2 **

WANNA KNOW HIM, SO LET’S SHOW HIM, THAT WE LUV HIM, GET UP & PRAISE HIM!!!

** HOOK I **     ** CHANGE **

** VAMP **

I LOVE HIM (E), I NEED HIM (E), I WANT HIM (E), IN MY LIFE (E)

(REPEAT 2XS )

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I LOVE YOU “

** VERSE ME **

YOU CAME AND RESCUED ME, WHEN I WAS BLIND AND COULDN’T SEE,

THE GRACE AND MERCY THAT YOU GAVE TO ME

YOU OPENED UP MY HEART AND PLAYED A SPECIAL PART

NOW I CAN SAY I’M FREE (THAT’S WHY I LOVE)

** HOOK **

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY

I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU EACH DAY

I KNOW THAT I WOULD BE, NOTHING, IF YOU HAD NOT SAVED ME

I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE

** VERSE II **

I CAN TRULY SAY, THAT YOU HAVE MADE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY

SINCE I’VE LET YOU COME INTO MY LIFE

NOW I CAN FINALLY SEE, THAT YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME

MAKING EVERYTHING ALRIGHT------

** HOOK **

** CHANGE **

I CAN’T BREATHE WITHOUT YOU

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU

EVERYTHING I DO, IS BECAUSE OF YOU

I REALIZE YOU ARE, THE TRUTH, THE WAY, THE LIFE

AND I’M NOTHING WITHOUT YOU

(THAT’S WHY I LOVE)

** VAMP **

I LOVE YOU…..

** HOOK (ACCAPELLA) **

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“ HAVE MERCY “

** VERSE I **

HAVE MERCY FATHER FOR MY SINS, THE DEVIL WAS KNOCKIN

AND I LET HIM IN

HE WANTS TO DESTROY MY SOUL, I TRIED TO RUN

BUT HE WON’T LET GO…HAVE MERCY

** HOOK **

HAVE MERCY ON ME LORD, AND MY SOUL

HAVE MERCY ON ME LORD, TAKE CONTROL

** VERSE II **

HAVE MERCY FATHER ON MY HEART, THE ENEMY CAME

AND PLACED IT IN THE DARK,

I NEED YOU TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON ME

SAVE MY SOUL AND SET ME FREE

** HOOK **

** RAP **

** HOOK **

** VAMP **

( REPEAT AND FADE )

TENORS

MERCY LORD (E),  MERCY LORD (E), MERCY LORD (E), MERCY LORD (E).

ALTOS

HAVE MERCY, HAVE MERCY, HAVE MERCY, HAVE MERCY…

SOPRANOES

MER-----CY---------, MER----CY--------, MER----CY-------, MER----CY--------…

 

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“ I CALL U “

** VERSE I **

IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL I RECALL, THAT YOU’D CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, AND YOU SAID, IT’S OKAY, YOU CAN PLAY, BUT DON’T FORGET TO COME MY WAY,  I CALL---

** HOOK **

I, CALL, U !   I, CALL, U !   I, CALL, U !  I, CALL, U !

** VERSE II **

WHEN MY FATHER DIED, AND I CRIED ALL NIGHT

YOU SENT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT TO HOLD ME OH SO TIGHT

SHOWED ME YOU WERE THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT

TOLD ME EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT---

** HOOK **

** RAP **

I CALL U IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, I EVEN CALL U WHEN EVERYTHINGS ALRIGHT,  I CALL U TO AVOID ALL FIGHTS, TO HELP A BROTHER SEE YOUR TRUTH AND YOUR LIGHT,  YOU SAID TO CALL U IN MY TIME OF NEED,  U SAID I’D NEVER EVER HAVE TO PLEAD,

U SAID U NEVER FORSAKE ME,  U SAID U WOULD NEVER EVER LEAVE ,  AND ALL I HAD TO DO WAS REPENT AND BELIEVE, OPEN MY

HEART AND BE WILLIN TO RECEIVE,  YOUR WORD, YOUR WAY, YOUR LOVE, TODAY, BECAUSE, YOU WERE, WILLIN, TO PAY, FOR MY SINS

AND ALL U WENT THRU,, THOSE ARE THE REASONS I CALL U, PLUS

YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE WHO REMAINS TRUE,  AND THE ONLY ONE I CAN RUN TO…

** HOOK **

** CHANGE  **

( REPEAT 2XS)

DON’T WORRY,  DON’T WORRY,  DON’T WORRY, DON’T WORRY

DON’T WORRY,  DON’T WORRY,  IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT

** HOOK **

( REPEAT AND SEGWAY TO “ IN THE MIDDLE OF THE  NIGHT “)

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“ IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT “

 ( ALTO ONLY ON HOOKS )

( THREE PART HARMONY STARTS AFTER THE BRIDGE ON OUT)

** HOOK **

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT--- ON MY KNEES--- I PRAY,

JUST TO HEAR--- YOU SAY,  IT’LL BE--- OKAY

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT---- ON MY KNEES--- I PRAY,

JUST TO HEAR---- YOU SAY, YOU’LL MAKE----A WAY

** VERSE I **

I’M DOWN HERE ON MY KNEES, BEGGING YOU PLEASE,

PREPARE MY HEART TO RECEIVE A WORD FROM U

SO I CAN MAKE IT THROUGH

** HOOK **

** VERSE II **

SURROUNDED BY THE RATS WHERE I LAY

NEVER THOUGHT I’D END UP THIS WAY

LORD I’M CALLIN OUT TO YOU, TO HEAR ME WHEN I SAY

** HOOK **

** VERSE **

NOW I’M NO LONGER A FOOL, CAUSE I’VE SURRENDERED

MY LIFE OVER TO YOU,  LORD HERE I AM

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO---OOOOHHHH

** BRIDGE (REPEAT 4XS)  ALTO ONLY **

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT----

** HOOK (REPEAT 4XS)  BUILD W/  A, T, S, ALL) **

** VAMP  (BUILD W/  T, A, S, ALL) **

IN, THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,  EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT

CAUSE U HOLD ME OH SO TIGHT, AND-TAKE-ME-SAFE-LY-THRUU--- IT

(REPEAT AND FADE W/ ALL)

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“ I DON’T KNOW WHY “

** HOOK **

I DON’T KNOW WHY,  YOU LOVE ME SO

I DON’T KNOW WHY,  YOU WON’T LET ME GO

I DON’T KNOW WHY,  YOU KEEP LOVIN ME

I DON’T KNOW WHY, YOU WON’T LET ME BE

** VERSE I **

IT’S BEEN THREE LONG DAYS SINCE I TALKED TO YOU

YOU KEEP ON BEING FAITHFUL AND TRUE

I LIED SO MANY TIMES, AND I CHEATED ON YOU

BUT YOU FORGAVE ME, AND I DON’T KNOW WHY---

** HOOK **

** VERSE II **

I DID WHAT I WANTED, AND I STAYED IN MY SIN

I TURNED MY BACK ON YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN

YOU STILL LOVED ME, WHEN I DID’NT LOVE MYSELF

YOU STILL LOVED ME, WHEN THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE—

** HOOK **

** VERSE III **

WHEN I DID WRONG, YOU SHOWED ME RIGHT

YOU SAID BE STILL, CAUSE THIS WAS’NT MY FIGHT

YOU WERE THERE FOR ME, EVEN THOUGH I PUSHED YOU AWAY

YOU SAVED MY LIFE, THAT’S WHY I’M HERE TODAY---

** HOOK **

( REPEAT AND FADE )

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“ DON’T DOUBT”

TALKING-----

** VERSE I **

I FOUND MYSELF GOIN THRU ALL KINDS  OF PAIN

I FOUND MYSELF STANDING IN THE FALLING RAIN.

YET IN YOUR WORD, IT SAYS I SHOULDN’T COMPLAIN ABOUT THING.

** BRIDGE **

YOU KNEW I’D GET IT,  WHEN I WANTED TO QUIT

I HAD TO HAVE FAITH IN YOU (E).

YOU MADE IT EASY,  ALWAYS THERE TO PLEASE ME

WHEN I FELT, THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT THAT I COULD DO

** HOOK **

YOU CAME ALONG AND SHOWED ME WHAT YOUR LOVE IS ALL ABOUT (DD)

YOU TOUCHED MY HEART AND SOUL, AND TAUGHT MY SPIRIT HOW TO SHOUT (DD)

YOU TOLD ME TO BELIEVE, AND NEVER DOUBT, DON’T’ DOUBT DON’T DON’T

(WAIT UNTIL THE MORNING COMES)

** VERSE **

SO HERE I AM WILLING TO GO THRU IT ALL

I’LL STAND FOR YOU, KNOWING YOU’LL CATCH ME WHEN I FALL

HE’S ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU, ALL YOU’VE GOT TO REALLY DO

IS SURRENDER AND PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN HIM-----

** BRIDGE **

ONE DAY YOU’LL GET IT,   CALL HIM BEFORE YOU QUIT

DON’T GIVE UP, HE’S WAITNG FOR YOU TO CALL

PRAY W/O CEASING,  AND GET READY FOR YOUR BLESSINGS

JUST BELIEVE HE’LL CARRY YOU THROUGH IT ALL

** HOOK **

** CHANGE **

I KNOW SOMETIMES IT GETS SO HARD TO CARRY ON

NO JOB, NO FOOD, OR MONEY AND YOUR FEELIN ALL ALONE

JUST HOLD ON THERE’S A BRIGHTER DAY AHEAD

HE’LL DO JUST WHAT HE SAID OHHHH

** HOOK **

** RAP **

JESUS TOLD PETER HAVE FAITH TO MOVE A MOUNTAIN

IN THE UPPER ROOM ONLY THOMAS WAS DOUBTING

WITH FAITH LIKE THIS BLESSINGS FLOW LIKE A FOUNTAIN

WITH ALL THAT FAITH  AINT NO ROOM FOR NO POUTING

JUST KEEP PRAYING, W/O STOPPING, ALL YOUR ENEMIES WILL SOON START DROPPING

AT YOUR FEET, LIKE A STEPPIN STOOL,  NOW! WOULDN’T THAT BE COOL?

** HOOK #2 ** --** BRIDGE 2XS **  --  ** VAMP **

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“I NEED YOU”

**VERSE**

SO MUCH I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR, YOU OPENED SO MANY DOORS

SHOWED ME WHAT I’M LIVING FOR, NOW WHAT CAN I SAY

YOU’VE BEEN THE AUTHOR OF MY PEACE, GAVE ME COMFORT WHEN I HAD TO WEEP

WATCH OVER WHILE I SLEEP, SO ON MY KNEES I’LL STAY

**HOOK**

I NEED YOU LIKE THE RISING SUN, I NEED YOU WHENEVER MY WORK’S UNDONE

I NEED YOU WHEN I’M ON THE RUN, LORD LORD I NEED YOU

I NEED YOU WHEN I’M FALLING DOWN, I NEED U WHEN THERE’S NO ONE ELSE AROUND,  I NEED YOU CAUSE I ONCE WAS BOUND,  LORD LORD I NEED YOU (3XS)

**VERSE 2**

BEEN LIVING THIS LIFE SO LONG, EVERYTHING I DO TURNS OUT WRONG

LEANING ON YOUR EVERLASTING ARM, WAITING ON A WORD FROM YOU----LORD

THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH PAIN, HID MY TEARS IN THE FALLING RAIN

THIS SUFFERING I DON’T UNDERSTAND, TELL ME WHAT TO DO … OH LORD

** HOOK**

**BRIDGE**

STANDING, WITH NOWHERE TO GO, DON’T KNOW WHICH FACE TO SHOW

IN YOUR WORD I’M WILLING TO GROW, LORD WANT YOU LET ME KNOW

**BRIDGE 4X**

NOW – NOW I NEED YOU, (2ND X; MORNING, NOON, & NIGHT)

**CHANGE**

SOMETHINGS GOING ON, I’M TRYING TO BE  STRONG

THROUGH THE FIRE AND THROUGH THE STORM

YOU KEPT ME SAFE AND WARM

WON’T YOU HEAR MY PRAYER PLEASE,

WHILE I’M DOWN HERE ON MY KNEES

SAVE MY SOUL, RENEW MY FAITH

SO WHEN YOU COME BACK  I CAN SEE YOU FACE TO FACE

**HOOK**

** (REPEAT AND FADE)**

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“ U SAID ”

* VERSE I *

YOUR SITTING ALONE IN THE DARK, W/ TEARS IN YOUR EYES AND U DON’T KNOW WHY,

YOU FEEL THE BEAT OF HEART, IT’S POUNDING SO HARD, YOU WISH IT WOULD STOP.

NO-ONES-THERE-FOR YOU !  AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO,

HE SAID HE’D PULL YOU THRU,  I/RE/MEM/BER/ WHEN I WAS YOUNG,  YOU SAID!

*** HOOK ***

U SAID, U’D GUIDE MY HEART, TAKE ME THRU THE DARK, FOR A BRAND NEW START

U SAID, U’D BE MY FRIEND, THRU THE THICK  & THIN, TO THE VERY END.

U SAID, U’D NEVER LEAVE ME, NEVER DECEIVE ME, THAT’S WHY I BELIEVE THEE,

THAT’S / WHAT / U SAID, AND I’LL ALWAYS STAND ON WHAT U SAID.

** VERSE II **

I WAS ONCE LIKE YOU, RUN AROUND, ACTIN A FOOL .

I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’D BE, IF YOU HADN’T SAVE ME AND SET ME FREE

WAS / BLIND / BUT-NOW-I SEE, THAT YOU’RE MY VICTORY, DON’T WANT TO BE LIKE ME.

YOU/ DON’T / KNOW / WHAT / YOU’VE / DONE / FOR ME, WHEN YOU SAID

*** HOOK ***

*** CHANGE ***

SICK AND TIRED OF LYING, CHEATING, CRYING, TRYIN TO SURVIVE AND, EVERYDAY YOU DON’T KNOW WHO TO BE, CAUSE YOU AIN’T FREE, AND YOU CAN’T SEE, HE’S / THERE / FOR / YOU, READ HIS WORD AND YOU’LL KNOW WHAT TO DO.  HIS PROMISES HE KEEPS, CATCH YOU WHEN YOU FALL, WIPE YOUR EYES WHEN YOU WEEP, HE’S LIKE FIRE! SHUT UP…HE’S LIKE FIRE !  I CAN’T…HE’S LIKE FIRE !  TAKING ME…HE’S LIKE FIRE ! YOU’RE MY ONE DESIRE

* REPEAT VERSE I *

YOUR SITTING ALONE IN THE DARK, W/ TEARS IN YOU EYES, AND YOU DON’T WHY…

*** HOOK***

*** VAMP ***

U SAID,  U’D BE RIGHT THERE,   U SAID, U’D ALWAYS CARE,  U SAID, YOUR LOVE U’D SHARE,  THAT’S WHAT, THAT’S WHAT U SAID

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“ GOD OF A 2ND CHANCE “

VERSE I

SOMETHINGS GOING ON IN MY LIFE TODAY, ALTHOUGH I’VE TRIED SO MANY TIMES THERE’S ALWAYS A PRICE TO PAY, CAN’T BELIEVE I’M STILL HERE TRYING TO HOLD ON

BRIDGE

I CAN’T LIE, I’VE BEEN A FOOL, TO THINK THAT I COULD RUN A GAME ON YOU---YOU’VE BEEN THERE PULLING ME THREE, NO MATTER WHAT I WOULD DO---

CHORUS

YOU ARE THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE

YOU ARE THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE

YOU –ARE----MY-----GOD----!

VERSE II

SOMETHINGS GOIN ON, I CAN STILL FEEL THE PAIN, ALTHOUGH I TRIED TO HIDE MY TEARS, OUTSIDE IN THE FALLING RAIN

BRIDGE

I NEED U TO FORGIVE MY PRIDE, CAUSE YOUR’RE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT I’M GOING THRU, AFTER ALL MY SINS, I CAN STILL COME TO U, YOU LIFT ME UP WHEN I’M FEELIN BLUE,   CAUSE YOU ARE----

CHORUS

CHANGE

(THRU IT ALL),  (YOU WERE THERE),  (SHOWING ME),  (HOW MUCH YOU CARE)

WHEN I CALL,  YOU DRAW  NEAR,  WHISPERING  IN MY EAR

THERE WERE TIMES, WHEN I WAS ALONE, OUT OF MY MIND, DOIN WRONG

YOU WERE THERE IN MY TIMES OF NEED, YOU ASKED NO QUESTIONS

YOU JUST SET ME FREE--------------

**** HOOK ****  **** VAMP ****

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“ CHILL TODAY “

(TALK)

**INTRO (TENOR ONLY)**

I’M GONNA CHILL TODAY,  I’M GONNA FIND A WAY, TO REPAY

EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE FOR ME

** VERSE I **

I’VE BEEN FRONTIN 4 SO LONG, HANGIN OUT, DOIN WRONG

KNEW I’VE SHOULD’VE, SHOWN THEM YOUR WAY,

NOW IT’S MUCH TOO, LATE, TO SAY---

** HOOK (TENOR AND ALTO)**

I’M GONNA CHILL TODAY ( CHILL),  I’M GONNA FIND A WAY (WAY),

TO REPAY, EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE FOR ME

I’M GONNA CHILL TODAY (CHILL), I’M GONNA FIND A WAY (WAY),

TO GIVE U PRAISE, CAUSE U SET ME FREE

** VERSE II **

IF I HAD STOOD FOR YOU FROM THE START, HE WOULD’NT BE LYING THERE W/ A BULLET IN HIS HEART, HE DIED, AS A KID, BECAUSE OF

THE FOOLISH THINGS I DID----

** HOOK **

** VERSE III **

IF YOU GOT A HOMEY AND THEY’RE DEEP IN SIN, TELL EM ABOUT JESUS, AND HOW YOU LET HIM IN,  HOW HE CHANGED YOUR LIFE

SHOWED U THE WAY, MAYBE THEN THEY’LL LISTEN TO

WHAT YOU GOTTA SAY-----

** HOOK **

OBEY…YOUR WORD…I HEARD….EVERYTHING YOU SAID TO ME

** CHANGE **

( 3 PART HARMONY-- 1ST T, 2ND T, A, S  )

CHILL,----   TODAY,----   FIND,----   AWAY,-----

( REPEAT AND FADE )

** VAMP **

AD LIBS

OH….AH…I’VE GOT TO….FIND A WAY….YOU’VE BEEN….SO GOOD…TO ME…

LORD YOU SET ME,,, FREEEEEEE OHHHHHH

AND I WANT THE WORLD…. TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE THE WAYYYHAAA

I’M CHILLIN LORD….GONNA FIND A WAY….TO LET THEM KNOW

THAT YOU’RE THE WAY….TO A BETTER DAY…WITH YOU THERE’S NO MORE PAIN

SHELTER IN THE RAIN….

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“ U DON’T KNOW “

**HOOK **

U DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM

U DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH HE CARES

U DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH I NEED HIM

CAUSE HE KNOWS HOW MUCH I’LL BARE

** VERSE I **

THERE WERE TIMES, I WAS ALL ALONE

YOU WATCHED OVER ME, LOOKED DOWN FROM YOUR THRONE

TOLD ME YOU’D HELP ME , BE OF GOOD CHEER

THRU ALL MY TRIALS, YOU’D ALWAYS BE RIGHT THERE

** BRIDGE **

U GAVE ME SO MUCH STRENGTH, WHEN ALL I SHOWED WAS WEAKNESS

U GAVE ME SO MUCH LOVE, EVEN THOUGH I COULDN’T SEE IT

U FILLED MY HEART W/ JOY, WHEN ALL I FOUND WAS PAIN

YOU WERE MY ONLY SHELTER,  IN THE FALLIN RAIN

** HOOK **

** VERSE II **

WHEN THINGS GOT ROUGH, YOU PULLED ME THROUGH

WHEN SKIES WERE GRAY, YOU TURNED THEM OH SO BLUE

WHEN I WAS BROKE, U PAID MY BILLS FOR ME

WHEN I WAS BLIND, U HEALED MY EYES NOW I SEE

** BRIDGE **

U GAVE ME PEACE WITHIN, WHEN I WAS SO CONFUSED

U WASHED AWAY MY SINS,  NO WAY THAT I COULD LOSE

U SAID YOU’D BE RIGHT THERE, IN MY TIME OF NEED

YOUR LOVE U ALWAYS SHARED, ONLY YOUR BEST WITH ME

** HOOK **

** CHANGE **

NO MATTER WHAT (E), YOUR GOIN THRU, YOU CAN CALL ON HIM

HE’LL BE RIGHT THERE FOR U, ALL U GOT TO DO, IS BELIEVE IN HIM

HE WILL MEND, YOUR BROKEN HEART,  IF YOU JUST,  LET HIM IN

** HOOK **

** CHANGE **

POWER!    POWER!    POWER!    POWER!

** HOOK **

** VAMP REPEAT AND FADE **

U JUST DON’T KNOW, HOW MUCH HE LOVES U….(2NDX HECARES

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“ I RUN TO U “

** HOOK  TENOR & ALTO ONLY **

I RUN TO YOU, WHEN I NEED COMFORT FROM THE PAIN,

I RUN TO YOU, WHEN I NEED SHELTER FROM THE RAIN.

** VERSE I **

WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND SCRAPED MY KNEE,

MY MOTHER WAS THERE TO COMFORT ME

BUT WHEN I BECAME A MAN, U TOOK ME BY THE HAND

TO HELP ME BE WHO I AM

** BRIDGE TENOR & ALTO ONLY**

( YOU WERE THERE TO MOLD ME, THRU YOUR WORD U TOLD ME

EVERYTHING I COULD BE, THAT IS WHY U SAVED ME )

YOU TOLD ME THAT THE RACE DOESN’T GO THE SWIFT,

BUT TO THOSE WHO ENDURETH TO THE END----

** HOOK **

** VERSE II **

YOUR WORD IS LIKE THE MORNING DEW, REFRESHING TO MY MIND

AND SOOTHING TO MY EYES

I CAN’T GET ENOUGH, NOW I’VE DRINKIN FROM THIS CUP

YOUR SPIRIT LIFTS ME UP

** BRIDGE #2  TEN, ALTO,  & SOPR **

( IT MOLDS ME, AND HOLDS ME, IT MAKES ME, AND SHAKES ME,

THEN TAKES ME ON A NATURAL HIGH )

I’VE NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE, YOUR LOVE KEEPS ME WANTING MORE,  LORD COME TAKE ME TO THE SKY---

** HOOK **

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“ HOLDIN ON “

** HOOK **

HOLDIN ON, HOLDIN ON, HOLDIN ON, I’LL JUST KEEP HOLDIN ON

I OWE IT ALL TO U, YOU’RE THE ONE WHO BROUGHT ME THROUGH

TURN MY GRAY SKIES TO BLUE, DO I’LL KEEP HOLDIN ON

AND WHEN I’M FEELING LOW, AND GOT NO PLACE TO GO

IT’S U I WANT TO KNOW, SO I’LL KEEP HOLDIN ON

** VERSE I **

WHEN I WAS A CHILD OF JUST 16, I WAS LIVIN A MAD MANS DREAM

RUNNING THE STREETS TILL THE BREAK OF DAY, THOUGHT I COULD

DO IT MY OWN WAY, I CAN STILL HEAR MY MOTHER SAY

IT’S GONNA CATCH UP TO YOU ONE DAY

** HOOK **

** VERSE II **

WHEN I BECAME A MAN, I REALIZED U HAD A PLAN, IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO TAKE A STAND, PUT THE CHILDISH THINGS AWAY, AND LIVE LIFE FOR TODAY, LORD I’M READY, SO HERE I AM

** HOOK 2 **

NO MATTER WHAT I DO, YOU ALWAYS BRING ME THRU

I OWE IT ALL TO U, SO I’LL KEEP HOLDIN ON…

** CHANGE ( 4XS )**

YOU BETTER, I BETTER, WE BETTER GET ALONG, GOTTA BE STRONG

IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN, YOU GOTTA HOLD ON----

** HOOK **

( REPEAT AND FADE )

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“ U KNOW “

** VERSE **

CAME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, CAUGHT A BROTHER NOT DOING RIGHT, EVEN THOUGH I’VE TRIED MY BEST TO HIDE, U KNOW I HAD TO LOSE MY PRIDE

** HOOK **

( U KNOW I WANT U ) U KNOW THAT I WANT YOU RIGHT BY MY SIDE

( U KNOW I NEED U ) GOTTA HAVE U W/ ME EVERY DAY AND NIGHT

( U KNOW I LOVE U ) YOU’RE THE ONLY REASON I’M STILL ALIVE

(NO ONE ABOVE U ) NOW I CAN TELL THE WORLD W/ MY HEAD HELD HIGH

** VERSE II **

LOOKED UP & CAUGHT MYSELF IN A FIGHT,  DEVIL TRIED HIS BEST TO TAKE MY LIFE, HAD ME SMOKING  CRACK IN A PIPE, EVEN PUSHED A NEEDLE IN MY SIDE, DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS GONNA DO, SO I HAD TO STOP & TURN TO YOU, YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE TO BRING ME THRU--

** HOOK **

** RAP **

U KNOW WHEN I’M FEELIN THE PAIN, OR WHEN I TRY TO HIDE MY TEARS IN THE FALLIN RAIN, U KNOW WHEN I CAN’T PAY MY BILLS WHEN MY POCKETS ARE EMPTY, AND I JUST CAN’T DEAL, U KNOW WHEN I’M GIVING UP HOPE, READY TO QUIT, WANNA GO SMOKE SOME MORE DOPE, U KNOW THE SECRETS I KEEP, WHAT I DREAM WHEN I SLEEP, THE FEELINS I HOLD SO DEEP, U KNOW THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON MY HEAD, EVERY PRAYER THAT I’VE SAID, ALL THE SINS THAT I’VE SHED, U KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE U, ALL THE THINGS I’VE BEEN THRU, AND WHAT I’M WILLING TO DO, U KNOW THE GRAVE IS WHERE I WOULD BE, IF YOU HADN’T SAVE ME, I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE, U KNOW ME FROM A TO Z,  YOUR PLANS FOR ME, NOW WHO IN HERE WHATS TO BE FREE!!

** CHANGE **

U KNOW! U KNOW THAT I NEED U NOW,  U KNOW! NEED U TO SHOW ME HOW,

U KNOW!  EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE,   U KNOW! GUIDE ME FROM WRONG TO RIGHT

** HOOK 2 **

U KNOW! U KNOW I REALLY WANT U,  U KNOW! U KNOW I REALLY NEED U

U KNOW! U KNOW I REALLY LOVE U,  U KNOW! CAUSE THERE’S NO ONE ABOVE U

*** VAMP ***

U KNOW U KNOW THAT I WANT U,  U KNOW U KNOW THAT I NEED U

U KNOW, U KNOW THAT I LOVE U,  U KNOW, THERE’S NO ONE ABOVE U

( REPEAT AND FADE )

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“ ON & ON “

**TALK **

** HOOK **

(TENOR, ALTO, SOP.)

ON & ON, HE GOES ON& ON, ON & ON, HE GOES ON & ON

ON & ON, HE GOES ON& ON, ON & ON, HE GOES ON & ON

** VERSE I **

** LIKE THE 3 HEBREW BOYS STUCK IN THE FLAME, THEY TRUSTED

IN YOUR WORD, AND ON YOUR HOLY NAME, THEY BELIEVED IN YOU

NO MATTER WHAT THEY WENT THRU, EVEN TODAY

HE’LL MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY

** HOOK **

** VERSE II **

JUST LIKE DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN, HE KNEW THAT U WERE PROTECTING HIM, YOU SEE HE HAD FAITH THAT WAS UNMOVABLE

SO TELL ME WHEN ARE YOU GONNA LET GO

** HOOK **

** VERSE III **

JUST LIKE MOSES PARTED THE RED SEA, I PARTED THE DEVIL AWAY

FROM ME, I KNOW YOU MAY FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE

JUST OPEN YOUR HEART, AND YOU TOO WILL SEE---

** HOOK **

** CHANGE REPEAT TWICE **

(TENOR, ALTO, 1ST SOPR.)

CAUGHT ME IN THE MIDDLE OF,   SHOWED ME HIS LOVE

ONLY ONE I CALL ON,  PLACE NO ONE ABOVE

** HOOK **

( 2ND SOPR. ONLY SINGS JESUS )

ON AND ON,  JESUS!, HE GOES ON AND ON,  JESUS!

( REPEAT AND FADE )

 

 

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