Songs For Our Times #32

Emeli Sandé – Prayed Up Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 32nd song, I chose Prayed Up by Emeli Sande. I chose this song for a song of hope, and a reminder that we are all one. We are here to help each other.

lyrics:

In times like these we gotta love and try and trust each other
I am your sister and you’re always gonna be my brother
In times like these we gotta make sure hate don’t start to poison
Before you know it streams can quickly turn into an ocean
To all the doctors, teachers, nurses and to all keys workers
You are our inspiration
Have all our admiration
See all the rainbows in the windows painted by the children
Thank you thank you

Everybody stay safe
Stay prayed up
It’s time to show the world
What you’re really made of
Stay safe
Stay prayed up
Things are gonna get much brighter
Come on I know you’re a fighter

In times like these we gotta hold on tighter to our families
And separate the who we wanna be from who we have been
Dig little deeper give your soul much needed conversation
I made a pinky promise with myself to make some changes
I’m praying for all people locked in houses they’re not safe in
In times like these inequalities becoming oh so blatant
Some people good some people numb
Some people still ain’t eating
Please God we need some healing

Everybody stay safe
Stay prayed up
It’s time to show the world
What you’re really made of
So stay safe, stay prayed up
Things are gonna get much brighter
Come on I know you’re a fighter
Stay safe, stay prayed up
Things are gonna get much brighter
I know you’re a fighter

Thank you for the life I’m living
Thank you for the strength you’re giving
Even in these times so different
Your love remains the same, no different
When I need my spirit lifted
I can count on your assistance
Grant us peace and grant us patience
Let us see souls before races (Let us see souls before races)
Give us hope to stay united (Give us hope to stay united)
Come to far to be divided (Come to far to be divided)
Thank you for all you’re providing
(I thank you for all you’re providing)
Thank you, thank you

Everybody stay safe (Stay safe)
Stay prayed up (Stay prayed up)
It’s time to show the world
What you’re really made of
Stay safe (Stay safe)
Stay prayed up (Stay prayed up)
Things are gonna get much brighter
I know you’re a fighter

Songs For Our Times #31

TobyMac Drops New Single, "I'm Sorry," Today - The Gospel Music Association

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 31st song, I have chose I’m Sorry (a Lament) by TobyMac. A song about asking God for forgiveness for all the wrong we are doing. For our division, for overlooking the least of us, for worshipping celebrities instead of Him.

Lyrics:

We started out strong
But somewhere along
We lost our way
Done things in Your name
I’m so ashamed
I don’t have the words to say
We’ve killed and destroyed
Stolen and blamed
All in Your name
You told us to give
Told us to love
But we chose to take

You laid down Your life
Put power aside
Showed us the way and the truth
We roll into church
Open the word
And forget that we’re called to include
Now it’s long overdue
But I can’t dilute
What we seem to have put on the shelf
I can’t speak for us all
But I gotta believe
I’m speaking for more than myself
When I say

I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry, so sorry
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry, so sorry

We say that we’re one
But we’re broken up
By anything that can divide
Our color of skin
The clothes we’re in
That valley is deep and wide
We overlook the broken
The homeless
And discard the poor
While we celebrate the rich
And the beautiful
With a wide open door

I’m sorry we’re nothing like You
You chose to bear a cross
We choose to give you parts of us
And rarely the parts that cost
Now it’s long overdue
But I can’t dilute
What we seem to have put on the shelf
I can’t speak for us all
But I gotta believe
I’m speaking for more than myself
When I say

I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry, so sorry
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry, so sorry

Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up, Lord
Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up
Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up, Lord
Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up

I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry, so sorry
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
I’m sorry, so sorry

Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up
Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up, Lord
Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up
Wake us up, wake us up, wake us up, Lord

Blessed are the poor in spirit
For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
Blessed are they that mourn
For they shall be comforted
Blessed are the meek
For they shall inherit the earth
Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness
For they shall be filled
Blessed are the merciful
For they shall obtain mercy
Blessed are the pure in heart
For they shall see God
Blessed are the peacemakers
For they shall be called the children of God
Blessed are those which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Blessed are ye when men revile you
And persecute you
And shall say all manner of evil against you falsely
For my sake

Way Way Down In The Deep

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Way, way, way down in the deep

Is a monster who is waking from a long sleep

If you are still enough, you can feel a slight breeze

As it slowly unfurls it’s wings

Can you hear the demons sing?

God only knows the horror it will bring

From way, way, way down in the deep

Is a monster who is not afraid of defeat

A monster who believes it can not be beat

Can you feel the electricity in the air?

A monster like this is truly rare

It will tear you apart and not even care

I don’t mean to cause you to panic or for you to fear

But many of you do not believe this monster is near

But it is closer than you think and its goal is clear

Its eyes are open, its wings have unfurled

It doesn’t care if you are a boy or a girl

It only wants to destroy the world

But tonight, I travel and I can not sleep

For way, way, way down in the deep

Is a monster that I seek

I travel to the darkest of places

Looking, searching for the tiniest of traces

Don’t worry, I am not afraid to face it

I feel the wind stir, I can smell the evil

It knows I am coming, it mistakes me as feeble

But God has chosen me to protect his people

I travel deeper into the depths of darkness

This monster thinks I am nothing, that I am harmless

But I won’t leave here without carrying its carcass

From way, way, way down in the deep

I have found this monster I seek

Before it fully wakes, it will die in defeat

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Made For This by Carrolton – 

The Elements by Tobymac – 

Nobody by Casting Crowns – 

This Could Change Everything by Francesca Battistelli – 

Monsters by Shinedown – 

Songs For Our Times # 30

Can't we have peace? Asks Arie Camp in new single 'What We Need' ft. Alena  Pitts | Step FWD UK Christian Chart

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 30th song, I chose a new song by Arie Camp and Alena Pitts called What We Need. These two young girls are very talented. Arie is Jeremy Camp’s young daughter and if you know me, and my wife, Jeremy is our favorite Christian singer. We have seen him in concert numerous times and met him the same.

lyrics:

With liberty and justice for all
We need to stand up when others fall
We’ll fight for each other, we’re one let’s stand together
No matter what race we all need his grace

Can’t we have peace
All I want what we need
Can’t we have love
We’re all made from the one above

Violence more hearts are silenced
Excuses that don’t add up
We’re all chosen and beloved
So let love come down
Let’s tear up this ground
And the walls that we built

This world is broken all our tears have made oceans
Lord come down we need You now

Songs For Our Times #28

One Less Reason (@OLRofficial) | Twitter

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 28th song, I chose a new song by one of my favorite rock bands, One Less Reason’s Treason. It has been forever since they have had a new song but this one is all about the times we live in.

Sammy The Squirrel

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Sammy wasn’t like the other squirrels. While they were busy gathering nuts and seeds for the winter, Sammy would be exploring. Sammy liked traveling around the city and getting life experiences.

Sammy didn’t save for the future. Sammy lived in the here and now. Sammy thought all the other squirrels were missing out on life. Sammy didn’t understand why they worked all day storing nuts and seeds.

(I know what you are thinking. That you don’t have to read any further because Sammy is going to die because he isn’t prepared for winter. However that is an old story and this is a story for a new generation.)

Sammy traveled throughout the city and learned to not be afraid of people. Many people, especially the little ones, thought Sammy was cute and they fed him their food. Sammy ate french fries and potato chips. Sammy ate pizza and hamburgers. Sammy ate chicken fingers and tacos. Sammy loved human food.

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It wasn’t long before Sammy was packing on the pounds. It wasn’t long before Sammy couldn’t travel as far as he once did. Sammy missed parts of the city but he was just too tired to go very far.

Winter was getting close and all the other squirrels were finishing storing all the food they had worked all fall to get. Sammy watched them from a distance. Sammy was miserable. All the human fast food was making him sick but he was so addicted to it. Sammy couldn’t stop eating it. The more he ate it, the more he didn’t feel like doing anything at all.

Some of Sammy’s friends finally stepped in and said he had to change his ways or he would not make it through the winter. Sammy asked them how. They said Sammy, you just have to start. Put one foot in front of the other. Then tomorrow you take a few more steps than today. Walk away from the bad choices of yesterday and walk into the better choices of tomorrow. You can do it Sammy and we will help you.

Sammy and his friends started walking each day. They shared their good food with him and Sammy made better choices. Sammy started to lose the weight and Sammy started to explore the city again. Sammy said no to the human food he was offered and Sammy started storing his own food for winter. Sammy’s friends even let him borrow some of their food and he made it through the winter.

Sammy lived a long and fruitful life. Sammy didn’t let his bad choices of yesterday rob him of his future. Sammy appreciated his friends and Sammy continued to make good choices. Most of all Sammy appreciated his friends and his life.

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Brother by NeedToBreathe – 

Here’s Hope by Owl City –  

Pull You Through by Maggie Rose- 

Most People Are Good by Luke Bryan – 

Lean On Me by Kirk Franklin – 

Who I’m Meant To Be by Anthem Lights – 

Let It Start With Me by No Other Name – 

People Helping People by Birdy – 

Songs For Our Times #26

Robert Counts – Better People Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 26th song, I chose Better People by Robert Counts. This is a new country singer but I believe he is going to be a big star. We just need better people in this world. We need to do better.

lyrics:

Well, we’re right there every Sunday
With a Bible in our hands
We sing along to every song
Bow our heads and say amen
We give ten percent to Jesus
And on a good month, a little more
But to that panhandler down on Church Street
We just nod and lock the door


The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah


I ain’t sayin’ I got it all figured out
There’s still a lot that I don’t know
I’m gonna ask St. Peter ’bout a million things
If he lets me through that door
We’ll sing Amazing Grace with smiling faces
The last ones shall be first
Well, if you ask me, brother what we need’s
More heaven here on earth

The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah


The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah
Oh, we need better people, yeah

Songs For Our Times #25

SIXX:A.M. - Maybe It's Time ft. Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley  Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 25th song, I chose Maybe It’s Time by Sixx A.M. They are one of my favorite rock bands and I chose this new song by them because of all the opoid addiction out there. If you want change, look at yourself and decide to make that change. I know addiction is not as easy as that, but that is the first step.

lyrics:

All the scars, all the lines
On my face they show the times
I’ve abandoned my own life
I can’t breathe, I can’t eat
So I just drink myself to sleep
And embrace this morbid price

But maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

I’m older now, I’m breaking down
My regrets they turn to dust
And soon enough they’ll blow away
When I was young, I was dumb
I was never strong enough
I wish I had the guts to say

Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

And this was self-inflicted
Yeah I was on a mission
To ruin everything in life
But now I’m so damn ready
Just take my hand and steady
And we will make it through the night

Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

Maybe it’s time
Maybe it’s time
Maybe it’s time

Songs For Our Times # 23

Muddy Magnolias – Brother, What Happened? Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 23rd song, I chose Brother What Happened by Muddy Magnolias. Trying to spread the word through music to love and not hate.

lyrics:

Brother, what’s going on?
When did things start going wrong?
Can’t pretend we don’t see where we are
You told me things were gonna change
But you just wanna get your way
Don’t you know you’re breaking my heart?


Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore, yeah


Time to check in with my ego
Just tryna live and let it go
But that’s easier said than done, I tell you now
Baby, put your phone down
Won’t you look me in my eyes now?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen you smile

Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore


My mama told me, don’t throw hate around
Because there’s room for us all in this world
We got each other, my sisters and brothers
So take your love and spread it all around


Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore

So give me that love
Give me that peace now
Give me that trust
Give me that loving, child
Show me that hope, yeah
Show me that joy now
Show me that love
Show me that loving, child

What happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore


Uh, yeah
Who gon’ do it? Yeah
Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it? (Yeah)
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it? (Yeah)
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?

Songs For Our Times #20

Do What You Can (Single Edit) - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 20th song, I chose a new one by Bon Jovi called Do What You Can. All this stuff happening now, all seems overwhelming. Sometimes you want to make a change but do not know where to start. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we do small things with great love.”

Start small and do what you can. If we all do something small today with great love, it will add up to great change.

Lyrics:

Tonight, they’re shutting down the borders
And they boarded up the schools
Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks
One last paycheck coming through
I know you’re feeling kind of nervous
We’re all a little bit confused
Nothing’s the same, this ain’t a game
We gotta make it through

As we wave outside the window
Older loved ones stay inside
Moms and babies blowing kisses
May be saving someone’s life
They had to cancel graduation
It ain’t fair to Skype the prom
Our kids sit home in isolation
TV news is always on

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
‘Round here we bend but down break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

The chicken farm from Arkansas
Bought workers PPE
Not before 500 more
Had succumbed to this disease
Honest men and honest women
Working for an honest wage
I got a hundred point one fever
And we still got bills to pay

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
‘Round here we bend but down break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

They built a hospital on East Meadow
In Central Park last night
Doctors, nurses, truckers
Grocery store clerks manning the front lines
I saw a Red Cross on the Hudson
They turned off the Broadway lights
Another ambulance screams by
There by the grace of God go I

Although I’ll keep my social distance
What this world needs is a hug
Until we find the vaccination
There’s no substitute for love
So love yourself and love your family
Love your neighbor and your friend
Ain’t it time we loved the stranger
They’re just a friend you ain’t met yet

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
‘Round here we bend but down break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do

You do what you can
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can