Tell The World…I’m Brand New!

TGIF!  After watching the below music videos, it inspired me to write this:

Our words can hurt or heal people.

Many use words to build up others.

Many use words to tear people down others.

Even the tone of how we say someone’s name,

  Could sound like a cheer or blame.

Why not use our words to encourage and bless?

Instead of words that are utterly senseless.

Lord, help us use our words to bring You glory,

I desire nothing less

Then to tell Your Amazing Story.

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Hope you enjoy these music videos by LeCrea and KJ-52.  Btw, the bold words in red had the most impact on me!

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LeCrea – “Tell The World”
(feat. Mali Music)

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[Hook (Mali Music):]

Now, I’mma tell the world, tell ‘em
I’mma tell it everywhere I go
Tell the world, tell ‘em
Yeah, I’m a billboard
Tell the world, tell ‘em
And I’m broadcastin’ like a radio
Tell the world
You ought to know, I’m brand new

[Verse 1 (Lecrae):]
I know one thing’s true: I don’t even really deserve to know you
But, I-I’m a witness that you did this, and I’m brand new
So, I-I’m read’ to go, and I’mma tell the world what they need to know
A slave to myself, but you let me go, I tried getting high but it left me low
You did what they could never do
You cleaned up my soul and
Gave me new life – I’m so brand new
And that’s all that matters
I-I ain’t love you first, but you first loved me
In my heart I cursed you, but you set me free
I gave you no reason to give me new seasons, to give new life, new breathing
But you hung there bleedin’, and ya’ died for my lies and my cheatin’, my lust and my greed, (and Lord!)
What is a man that you mindful of him?
And what do I have to deserve this lovin’?

[Hook (Mali Music):]
Tryna make the moments last
Holdin’ on to the past
But, like a hero in a dream
Christ came, and he rescued me

Now, I’mma tell the world,
Tell the world, tell ‘em
I’mma tell it everywhere I go
Tell the world, tell ‘em
Yeah, I’m a billboard
Tell the world, tell ‘em
And I’m broadcastin’ like a radio
Tell the world
You ought to know, I’m brand new

[Verse 2 (Lecrae):]
I can’t offer you nothin’, but your care & kindness keeps comin’
And your love is so unconditional, I get butterflies in my stomach
I got the old me in the rearview, now the new me got a clear view
And I was so dead, I couldn’t hear you, too deep in sin to come near you
But you drew me in, you cleaned me up, so take me home, beam me up
Before you do, just let me tell the truth, and let these folks know that I done seen ya’ love
And it’s everlasting, infinite, it goes on and on, you can’t measure it
Can’t quench ya’ love, they can’t separate us from the love of God, there’s no estimate
My face look the same, my frame ain’t rearranged, but I’m changed; I promise I ain’t the same
Your love’s so deep you suffered and took pain, you died on the cross to give me a new name
Ain’t nothing like I’ve seen before, I got a beaming glow
I was low, down, and dirty, but you cleaned me, Lord
You adopted me, you keep rocking me
I’mma tell the world, and ain’t nobody stopping me!

[Hook]

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KJ-52 & LeCrea – “They Like Me”

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[Intro: Lecrae (KJ-52)]

Aiyo KJ people are waiting for us to do something
(That’s true)
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room though man
(Let’s do it!)

[Hook: Lecrae]
They like me forget about the color I might be
It’s likely they just like me
We different but the same we covered by the blood of the King

[Verse 1: Lecrae]
I don’t do black music I don’t do white music
I do fight music unified in Christ music
Let’s get right to it hear the music write to it
From the context of a black kid fighting through it
Some folks said it was worldly it was too good
Some folks was scared of it it was too hood
So I took it to the places who would embrace it
And sometimes believe it or not it was white faces
Am I a sellout assimilating what’s in my head
No I am Cyclops homie cause all I see is red
People covered in the blood are my fam
And we don’t just relate we all related through the Lamb
My family tree is a lower case t (a Cross)
And we are all the same cause you need him like me
We different but the same and it’s likely
They just like me that’s probably why they like me

[Hook: Lecrae]
They like me forget about the color I might be
It’s likely they just like me
We different but the same we covered by the blood of the King
They like me they like me they like me
They say we shouldn’t get along cause our different skin tones
But I promise you they oh so wrong oh so wrong
They like me

[Verse 2: KJ-52]
I got blue eyes light skin and some black curls
Grew up the white kid in a black world
When ya live and ya different well the facts hurt
Moved to the burbs and I don’t fit in that’s worse
I’m just a nerd getting chased home on my bike
After school fight lay in my bed cry at night
Hate the fact that my status read poor and white
And all the rappers I idolize tell me that I’m never right
Now my skin is light and I ain’t fitting in
I’m on the outside of hip hop screaming let me in
I’m hooked up with sin hate the very skin I’m in
Cause every time I rhyme they like “look it’s Eminem”
Looking back again I’s in the worst place
All I had was beastie boys and third bass
I’m the dude who always come down in 3rd place
Until I heard the story of Your Life and Your Grace

[Hook: Lecrae]
They like me, forget about the color I might be
It’s likely they just like me
We different but the same we covered by the blood of the King
They like me, they like me, they like me
They say we shouldn’t get along cause our different skin tones
But I promise you they oh so wrong oh so wrong
They like me

[Verse 3: KJ-52]
So on the weekend started seeking looking for the meaning
Heard a pastor preaching couldn’t believe just what I’m seeing
Walked into a church of white blacks and Puerto Ricans
Without a single reason they loved on this little heathen
And with never speaking they just showed me simply
That Jesus is the only one to make me sin free
And beauty is the only thing that’s ever skin deep
I was lonely but a new family is what you give me
So really if we claim now to love the Son
Why we got to segregate Sunday 10-1?
So much to overcome now from what’s been done
But if starts with me (then what?) then I’ll be the one (Okay)
Now ya better run I’m stepping on ya toes
Got ya out ya comfort zone now ya out the boat
If we’re a family then let’s grow now and make a home
Let them know you’re my brother no matter what the tone

[Hook: Lecrae]
They like me, forget about the color I might be
It’s likely they just like me
We different but the same we covered by the blood of the King
They like me, they like me, they like me
They say we shouldn’t get along cause our different skin tones
But I promise you they oh so wrong oh so wrong
They like me

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