Intro 

I’m still dreaming just not a little kid anymore 

Wishing for change like Dora man we gotta explore 

Still praying overnight that this dream would come true 

Who am I to blame I point in the mirror and say you 

So insecure of what I should write while you're asleep 

I stay awake in the night my train of thoughts flow deep 

I struggle with relationships finding the right girl 

There’s other fish in the sea I just haven't found my pearl

I’ve lost a lot of friends but that’s all part of growing up 

I wish I could go back because the past was enough 

Where I had no worries mom and dad always here 

Where the only thing I did was school I had no fear 

In today’s society I sometimes feel too comfortable 

But then I find myself a little bit too vulnerable 

Being comfortable is what kills the art

And these next few lines are coming straight from the heart 

I’m 20 years old I’m just a face lost in the crowd 

Trying to rap about God while my friends’ lives turn upside down 

I wanna be there when they have nowhere else to go 

But if I tell them about God they will just say no 

Or tell me another time I will listen to you then 

But what if you die tomorrow will you be saved from your sin 

I’m not trying to scare you I’m Just speaking the truth 

I was sick and bleeding out God saved me that’s living proof 

It’s a lonely road but I’m sure it’s bright ahead 

Jesus is my Savior and I’m following his plan instead 

So you can judge me for that it won’t bother me at all 

But what’s the money worth when you die and God calls 

Material possessions and physical things 

Even Michael Jordan Jump Man will have no worth for his rings 

Looking for change in this world but you gotta find it in you 

God’s here man He wants to make you brand new 

I’ve been through a lot I’m sure you have to 

7.13 Billion people and God chose you 

I make this music for the kids that have no bed to sleep on 

I make it for the parents who work hard for their income 

For the homeless on the street who struggle to eat 

For the kid that is picked on always feeling incomplete 

For the single mom at home who's trying to make it work 

Because the father of her kid is choosing alcohol first 

For every race on this earth for all who are hurt 

I pray to God that before this album you look at Him first 

Because without God I’m lost and so are you 

Without the Savior of the world it wouldn't be what we view 

He made it in 6 days and He rested on the 7th 

He could take your life away in a matter of seconds 

And if you don't believe in Him you can skip this for listen 

But I challenge you to stay tuned He died and has risen 

So grab and chair and friend and open your ears 

Cuz I’ve been wanting to let this out for 20 some years 

I wanna prove that I can do it I want that feeling in the end 

I wanna show the world God because He's coming back again 

I wanna show the youth it’s possible a dream can come true 

And if you’re listening to this song yeah I’m talking to you 


Praying

V1

I’m looking at the dedication of my life and what it means to me 

Asking God a bunch of questions please answer them thoroughly anxiously 

Looking at these lyrics now there judging me 

Filled with too much greed the definition of gluttony 

No more time for sleep and no it’s not for when I'm dead

Cuz I’ll be praising my Lord God in heaven when it is said and done 

My faith is number one and yes that makes you number two 

And when I’m gone just know He sent his one and only Son to save you 


C

I’ve been looking for some help tonight

I don't know where to go 

I’ve worked so hard for all my life 

The feelings don't show 

But if I tell you that my life's alright

But you still judge and that’s alright 

Hate me for no reason right 

I’m praying for you (x3)



V2

If you have a problem with my lyrics 

Give me your opinion 

I will write it down 

And throw it out these songs are my decision

My big vision on a mission intuition 

Tells me I should probably 

Learn from other people 

I will learn it for myself first

Self-worth taught me how to grind and how to rhyme

Selfish is something that doesn't come into my mind

Cuz you should try and write an album if you say it doesn't take time 

Effecting all these kids is the reason why I grind 


C

I’ve been looking for some help tonight

I don't know where to go 

I've worked so hard for all my life 

The feelings don't show 

But if I tell you that my life’s alright

But you still judge and that’s alright 

Hate me for no reason right 

I’m praying for you (x3)


V3

Maybe I should stop 

Maybe I should pray 

Maybe you could tell me how to make it through the day

Or make it through the month make it through the year

The dedication of his life is the reason why I'm here 

Every single line that I write is a time in my mind 

I express as a cope you relate deep inside 

Now the music’s do or die really wish I had the time

Now the problems clear my mind and I thank God I’m alive 


C

I’ve been looking for some help tonight

I don't know where to go 

I’ve worked so hard for all my life 

The feelings don't show 

But if I tell you that my life's alright

But you still judge and that’s alright 

Hate me for no reason right 

I’m praying for you (x3)


Help

C

Eyes are closed look at me and my goals

Imma pray every day I feel it in my soul (x2)


V1

What if I don't make 

What if they were right 

What if I’m a failure 

They wouldn't get the picture right 

Laughing in my face 

While I’m losing sleep at night 

Dreaming for a break but the doors are shut tight 

Losing sight of time 

Feels like I’m a stranger in my own mind 

They don't understand 

They probably never will 

They told me its anxiety 

This disease kills 

Really wish that I could stop taking these pills 

And all these days go by 

It’s like I’m not even on this earth 

I’m looking at my God like what’s this life worth

Maybe I should stop here before it gets worse 

I’ll tell you the reasons why I’m here in the next verse 

C

Eyes are closed look at me and my goals

Imma pray every day I feel it in my soul (x2)

V2

I’ve been going through it 

Look at what I’m doing 

I post on social media 

You sit and judge to it 

But I’ve been working so hard I’m losing my mind 

Almost fell asleep yesterday on a drive 

Sick of fake relationships 

Really wish that ship would sail 

Striving for perfection 

But do we know what that word entails 

Following my own path I’m trying to be myself 

The mirror told me yesterday that I am someone else  

And I’ve been working on this album for a long time 

No one sees the late nights or the struggle in my mind

Yes I’ve been looking to the sky 

Been trying to find the reasons why 

God would take me back 

After I sinned so many times 


C

Eyes are closed look at me and my goals

Imma pray every day I feel it in my soul (x2)


V3

Lay me down I pray to God my sole to take 

Going through life it’s hard I cannot stay awake 

Help me God I’ve made mistakes 

Maybe we should take a break 

Need some time to meditate

Let’s debate 

Wide awake 

Unpredicted earthquake 

Trying to tell my story 

And I’m struggling to find the page 

You'll never know the real me 

You only see me on a stage 

Where I’m engaged 

Trying to hide the real things 

Inside my brain 

I’m afraid 

Need something to numb the pain 

Imma pray


Young

V1

Back when we were young man I miss those days 

Nothing really mattered just the radio played 

I see a lot of homies we we’re friends back then

Summer nights wishing those would happen again

Friday night lights & half off apps

We’d fight over the aux chord like who got that

Riding around the town 60 degrees

Nothing on our minds Relaxed and at ease 


PC

But then it all changed looking back on those days

Seems like time went by so fast & then we were on our way

Not living in the past but I wish I could go back

To relive all those memories and make those nights come back


V2

Back when we were young campfires in the woods 

And we’d stay up real late we were up to no good

Those late night talks on hot concrete 

All of our close friends those conversations 

We called that a brotherhood cruising and grooving  

We’d stay up all night and we’d never stop moving 

We’d park under moonlight we were feeling alright 

Chasing the sunlight cuz that was our last night


PC

But then it all changed looking back on those days

Seems like time went by so fast & then we were on our way

Not living in the past but I wish I could go back

To relive all those memories and make those nights come back


V3

Back when we were young man those times are gone 

And I know if you relate then you're the reason for this song 

And I know were growing old and we got a lot to do 

And now were looking at the past and how time really flew 

They told us while were young to embrace every second 

I guess we were all kids and we never learned our lessons 

A blessing in disguise that we didn't recognize 

I hope the day never comes when we finally say goodbye 


PC

But then it all changed looking back on those days

Seems like time went by so fast & then we were on our way

Not living in the past but I wish I could go back

To relive all those memories and make those nights come back


Easy

V1

Praying for miracles 

People just hear the lyrics

Looking at my peers I really wish 

They would here this 

Sitting in a dark room 

Writing these lyrics 

With Jesus on my side 

The only option on my mind 

Is becoming fearless

So you should hear this

Open up your mind to His spirit  

Why aren't you following Him

Why are you living in sin 

Don't stop believing in Him 

He has a plan for you and me 

Without a God none of this would be what we want it to be 

Are you listening to me?

Take a deep breath while you fill your lungs fill with air 

Without our God that breath in your lungs isn't there 

I really wish that you would care about the one and only King 

That came before you even think 

Before you even took your first blink first drink 

These people judge me for my faith 

Call me out any time or place 

I laugh at you while you have

That smirk on your face 

You think this life is a race 

I've been in it for a minute 

And I’m feeling His grace 

Who cares if I’m out of place 

Because I’ll die for this faith 


C

If you think it’s easy maybe you should do it 

My old music’s gone I just out grew it 

My life's not perfect but neither is yours 

I’m praying to God that He will open some doors


V2

And I've been looking at my life a lot 

Looking at the problems and solutions ya I’m fighting thoughts 

Old mistakes coming back in my mind that should stop

But when I worry I remember that He saved me on the cross 

And then I struggle and I’m struggling again 

I’m searching for a happy thought a feeling from within

But then I cope with something else that doesn't even fill my pain 

Resting isn't something that is even in my brain 

Told myself yesterday that I should probably quit 

But now I’m looking at the messages I get from kids 

Telling me that they were abused when they were young 

Trying to send them hope but I am only 21 

You think this album is a hit well I have only just begun 

The road is very narrow and it’s not for everyone 


C

If you think it’s easy maybe you should do it 

My old music’s gone I just out grew it 

My life's not perfect but neither is yours 

I’m praying to God that He will open some doors 


V3

Yesterday I finally thought I had it figured out 

I read the Bible prayed to God and asked what life’s about

He told me to keep going and don’t worry what they say 

But I’ve been reading all the comments there posting on my page 

They really think they know me but they never see my day 

It’s funny how they judge me but it’s never to my face 

I laugh at all the people that are hating on my name

If you think it’s easy you should grab a mic and get on stage 


C

If you think it’s easy maybe you should do it 

My old music’s gone I just out grew it 

My life's not perfect but neither is yours 

I’m praying to God that He will open some doors 



Seek Shelter

Verse 1

Now I’ve been rapping since I was a little kid

And I’ve been praying to God that He would come down again 

I’ve been looking for a way out or a way in 

And I’ve been asking from my heart He would erase all my sin

Yes I’ve been lost I’ve been broken I’ve been hurt and let down

I do this cuz I love it man and I’m not chasing a crown 

I’ve been taking medication almost every single night 

Anxieties got me trapped and I’m looking for that light

 

C

But maybe that’s not right and maybe I am wrong

Looking for the answers that only God can solve 

Searching through the Bible and I’m reading Psalms 

And I pray to God He will come down and fix what is wrong 


V2

I work that average 9-5 almost every single day 

And now I’m sitting in my room I wish the pain would go away

Looking at my family and I hope there proud of me 

Life's a battle uphill climb they call that Calvary 

I’m on a mission simply wishing for these thoughts to fade away

And now I’m looking at my future as the past just slips away

No more depression or aggression from my thoughts I’ll live today  

I’ll grow on what I go through satan get out of my way

C

But maybe that’s not right and maybe I’m am wrong

Looking for the answers that only God can solve 

Searching through the Bible and I’m reading Psalms 

And I pray to God He will come down and fix what is wrong


V3

Now let’s turn the page while I’m talking to you

So many prayers you think unanswered all these demons haunting you  

While you’re looking in the mirror thinking God this can’t be you 

While your mind is losing focus and your life is falling through 

But you slowly find the answers and past is making sense 

He was there the whole time while your faith was on the fence 

Don’t go gentle into that goodnight 

Rage against the world and the dying of His light 


C

But maybe that’s not right and maybe I’m am wrong

Looking for the answers that only God can solve 

Searching through the Bible and I’m reading Psalms 

And I pray to God He will come down and fix what is wrong 


GOD

V1

Yeah Jesus I’ve been praying every night 

I’ve been praying everyday 

The Holy Spirit guides me

I feels like I might fly away

If you dislike this Christian music

Why do you keep listening to it 

Take your views somewhere else 

And move on with your day 

Jesus will come down 

He will take away your pain

If you trust in Him right now 

You will see the light of day 

Tomorrow isn't promised

Forget the past and the flaws

The only thing you need in this life is 

GOD

C

Praise God almighty most high 

I’ll be worshiping Him past the day that I die

If the devil comes alive I’ll be waving Him goodbye

Because the King of all Kings isn't buried still alive  

V2

You think this happens overnight 

Well I’ve been grinding all my life 

I kick the devil out he comes back in 

But now were in a fight 

I’ve been judging 

That’s not right 

Been losing sleep 

I’m trying to write 

Been working non stop 

But now my life’s in black and white

My mind is running through the night 

This world is dark but He is bright 

I wish I was winning this fight

The temptations are feeling right 

The devil shoots me and reloads

I have some sins you shouldn't know 

The only thing that will save me from this mess is 

GOD


C

Praise God almighty most high 

I’ll be worshiping Him past the day that I die

If the devil comes alive I’ll be waving Him goodbye

Because the King of all Kings isn't buried still alive  

 

You think it’s funny that you sin a lot 

Looking at your old life 

Maybe that’s your second thought

You go to church on Sunday 

Yes I know it sounds cliché  

Sitting there in that pew

Soon you'll be at Heaven’s gateway

And I’m not trying to judge 

I’m just telling you the truth 

The Bible says the road is narrow 

Preach the Gospel and tell the youth   

Only time will tell what’s next for you and me

Close your eyes fold your hands and you will see 

GOD

C

Praise God almighty most high 

I’ll be worshiping Him past the day that I die

If the devil comes alive I’ll be waving Him goodbye

Because the King of all Kings isn't buried still alive  


Explain This 

V1

When I write this music and I play it for my friends 

Why do I feel awkward is it me or is it them 

And when I preach Your Gospel in the public is it wrong

I know Your creation is inviting You say come along

And when I use to talk about You in my classroom or school

Your word is not allowed in that place it’s a rule 

When I pray in public for world peace or a change 

People sit and stare and act so strange


C

So God please explain this 

I’m lost with no direction 

I’m in need of some protection   

V2

And now I’m questioning my past 

No more time for those mistakes 

Why do bad things happen to good people in this faith 

And when my dad was all alone and he need You the most 

Why did it feel like You were a fictional ghost 

And when my mom would cry at night she was looking for Your light 

I was shaking I was scared didn't know if God was there

Yes master from above can you send me some love 

I’m confused why these worldly things just aren't enough


C

So God please explain this 

I’m lost with no direction 

I’m in need of some protection   


V3

Yes I’ve been looking at your Gospel

I’ve been reading every night 

Light shines in the darkness John 1:5

You see it takes a little faith

You’re drowning in the current 

The devil pulls you down 

But God strikes back with courage 

And when the time comes and you standing at the gates 

Only God will decide your eternal fate

And now you lift up your hands open your eyes

The monumental decision of our lives 


C

So God please explain this 

I’m lost with no direction 

I’m in need of some protection   


Don’t Be afraid

V1

She was blonde 

She was beautiful 

Knew she had a dream 

Nothing stopping her now 

Feeling anxious 

Wants a vacation 

From life it’s really dragging her down 

People always said 

She’ll never be enough 

I really wish that I could tell her 

100 times she is enough 

But I've been working on my album

And I still feel her pain 

The other day sitting in her bedroom 

The anxiety insane 

So we sit in my room 

Like what do I do 

I pray to God every single night for you 

I promise if you look to Him 

He will save you from the trap 

If He brings you to it he’ll bring you through 

And I can promise that 

C

When times get tough just keep on moving

Every breath you count as you 

Fade away 

Don't stray away 

I’ll be here for you but I don't know if you'll pull through so you should    

Live today 

Don’t be afraid 

V2

Where’s the answers and solutions to these problems

Drinking and the partying sure won’t solve them 

I know you don't deserve the pain 

The weight of your feeling everyday 

Anxiety just numbs the brain 

So take a pill it goes away 

I really wish that I could say 

How to solve this 

But recently I've been going through all of this too 

Relating to this problem 

I wish I could resolve it 

Nobody understands from our point of view 

Therapy for options 

Searching how to stop this 

But maybe it’s too long over due 


C

When times get tough just keep on moving

Every breath you count as you 

Fade away 

Don't stray away 

I’ll be here for you but I don't know if you'll pull through so you should    

Live today 

Don’t be afraid 


V3

So we found a little hope 

Now it’s time to recognize 

The problems that we have 

Are simply in our mind 

We control who we are 

And who we want to be 

But I've been struggling to find 

That answer for me and you 

You’re the strongest women  

From my point of view 

I’ve been studying your life 

And I can see the breakthrough  

Now all the pain is gone 

And tomorrow will come 

God has always been there from day one  


C

When times get tough just keep on moving

Every breath you count as you 

Fade away 

Don't stray away 

I’ll be here for you but I don't know if you'll pull through so you should    

Live today 

Don’t be afraid 


Stories

V1

No more time for games 

2 years passed and you waited 

Looking at my album 

Feels like I'm gunna make it 

But what’s the definition of making it in your mind 

The world will tell you one thing but I will tell you mine 

A lot of people tell you don't do this don’t do that 

Working as an evangelist to take the weight of that 

But now my train is off the track and the fans are on my back 

Looking for the new music yeah Brayton when you dropping that? 

What’s the point of music when He takes my breath away 

And when I sleep I dream of bad things He's there to save the day 

But now the devils playing mind games   I slowly fade away 

Trying to figure out if I will make it through the day


C

Take away my pain 

Don't know what to say

Maybe I am okay 

Looking at my God 

Maybe yes I’m flawed 

The stories tell it all hey 


V2

Now I'm struggling to write 

And I can’t even sleep

Searching some life 

No appetite to eat 

Figure out the plan 

I've made a million beats 

Feed it to the fans

Scared of what they'll see 

Albums on the line 

The feelings such a rush 

Time will really tell 

If 11 is enough

Little boy dream big

Grow up real tough 

Society will say 

You will never be enough

But you are 

So dream big and go far 


C

Take away my pain 

Don't know what to say

Maybe I am okay 

Looking at my God 

Maybe yes I’m flawed 

The stories tell it all hey 

V3

Perfecting every line 

That’s impossible you see 

Judging every line 

That’s a notion preconceived 

Living in a time

That I’d never thought I’d see

Without the God I have 

My life would be oblique

Failure in my mind 

The feeling of defeat 

When this album drops

Will the struggle just repeat?

Ill pray to God 

For the success of this album 

But it doesn't change who 

I am no matter the outcome 

So that was it 

Now the stories were all told 

I’m questioning my future 

Send what it will hold   

Stories 


C

Take away my pain 

Don't know what to say

Maybe I am okay 

Looking at my God 

Maybe yes I’m flawed 

The stories tell it all hey


REAL LIFE

V1

I've been dreaming about it since I was a little kid 

Laying in bed with my ear buds in

I’d pray to God please let me go to sleep tonight

But it always felt like me and Him were in a fight

I didn’t sleep cuz I wanted to be different 

Looking at my ceiling man I wanted it that instant 

I would get in my zone and turn my headphones up

Telling myself don’t ever give up 

PC

But then reality hit and it was hard to admit but I felt like something was missing

And I was such a mess feeling so depressed

I felt like the only one on this mission 

C

Because when life gets tough keep your head up kid

Don’t get to obsessed with always fitting into crowd

And when you feel the same as everybody else 

Don’t be to afraid to stay true to yourself

 

V2

I'd go to school I was so fake

Trying to get my friends to laugh to keep my soul awake 

And I would dress up as nice as I could

I wanted all the girls I wanted them to look

I played sports I went to parties

I had relationships as fake as Ken and Barbie

I was full of lust and full of hate 

Trying to get my grades up my life was at stake

 

PC

But then reality hit  and it was hard to admit but I felt like something was missing 

And I was such a mess feeling so depressed

I felt like the only one on this mission 

 

C

Because when life gets tough keep your head up kid

Don’t get to obsessed with always fitting into the crowd

And when you feel the same as everybody else 

Don’t be afraid to stay true to yourself

 

V3

But now I’m living my dream I’m writing these songs

This is what they want from me I can’t go wrong 

My life flashed before me and now its time

To forget about my past and put my life back inline

I know it's hard and I know it will be tough 

I’m never gunna stop I'll never have enough

Because life's a book tomorrow's a new day

I'll be sitting in this same chair flipping to a new page


Hopeless

V1

Meet Jake, 3 years old

His parents are abusive and his life is exclusive 

From the outside world he’s only 3 how could this be

When I was that young my life was so low key

Fast forward 4 years Jake finally told people 

And here comes the truth the big old sequel

But now Jake's parents are on the local news 

And his friends are making fun of him, he’s looking for the snooze

Wakes up every morning to the same old life

So he starts to pop pills and gets high all the time

The pain fades away but only for the night 

He wakes up the next morning with the same old sight

 

C

If you’re feeling hopeless pick your head up now

I promise one day it will all turn around 

I know that life gets tough and you feel like giving up

But just remember that there's somebody to lift you up

 

V2

Now Jake's skipping class he drops out of school 

Starts selling dope so he can make money for food

Goes back to his home as vacant as can be 

Praying to the Lord why is it always me

Laying on the street corner suffering in pain 

An old man walks up to him and knows Jake by name 

He handed Jake a bag and he began to cry 

Jake's chest beating so fast he feels like he may die

It's a sign of light a sign of a disciple 

Just what he's been praying for one little Bible

He hugs the man and thanks him for his gift 

And now Jake is set free and fades off into the mist

 

C

If you’re feeling hopeless pick your head up now

I promise one day it will all turn around 

I know that life gets tough and you feel like giving up

But just remember that there's somebody to lift you up

 

V3

You all are probably wondering what happens to him next

But this isn’t the point of this lyrical text 

You will see people like this every single day

People that are suffering and in a lot of pain 

But Jake's a normal person he doesn’t wanna be judged 

So when you see someone like this give 'em a hug

You don’t know their story you don’t know their feelings

So before you start judging them see what there hearts concealing 

 

C

If you’re feeling hopeless pick your head up now

I promise one day it will all turn around 

I know that life gets tough and you feel like giving up

But just remember that there's somebody to lift you up


End Up to Be

V1

Growing up Dave had a normal life 

He had a dream of college and a really lovely wife 

Spent late nights studying his books 

Wanted to be a doctor he didn’t need good looks

Graduated high school with a 4.0 

Knew every single math equation every ratio

College hit and he was moving along 

Graduated in the top 10 nothing was wrong

 

PC

But something was missing something wasn’t there 

He felt he was alone and nobody really cared

 

C

Where will I end up to be (x4)

 

V2

Now Dave has what he wants he’s on the top of the world 

Has a beautiful wife and three lovely little girls 

A 3 car garage a pool and a maid 

Everything his younger life always portrayed 

He gave it all he had to make his family proud

But now it feels like he’s only running around

Trying to make his wife happy trying to raise 3 kids 

Doesn’t have anytime to take a second and live 

 

PC

Now something is missing something isn’t there

He feels like he’s alone nobody else cares

 

C

Where will I end up to be (x8)

 

V3

Decades pass the feelings grow stronger 

Wondering if his life will make it much longer

Sitting on his front porch questioning his past 

He finally figures out there's so much more to life than that 

He wonders what happens when he dies 

Slowly looking at the earth as he begins to cry

Right before he died before he closed his eyes

He looked at his family and said don’t waste your life

Now Dave isn’t saying don’t work hard 

Keep up your studying because you’ll go far

But take a second to breathe and think 

Because your life could be gone as fast as someone blinks

So think about what happens when you die

It's a scary thought it might make you cry 

But I know there's a plan for me 

Just trust in Him and know where you’ll end up to be 

 

PC

Now something is missing something isn’t there

He feels like he’s alone nobody else cares

 

C

Where will I end up to be (x8)