Friday, November 14, 2008

Lose My Soul

I love the song "Lose My Soul" by Tobymac featuring Kirk Franklin and Mandisa.
[Does anybody remember Mandisa from American Idol 5?? She was amazing...]



Lyrics:

"Man I wanna tell ya'll something man"
"Man I'm not gonna let these material things get in my way ya'll"
"I'm trying to get somewhere"
"I'm trying to get somewhere that's real and pure and true and eternal"
"Toby can you go with your boy?"

"Let's go"

Father God, I am clay in your hands
Help me to stay that way through all life’s demands
‘Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me
And every little thing I make up my mind to be
Like I’m gonna be a daddy who's in the mix
And I’m gonna be a husband who stays legit
And I pray that I’m an artist who rises above
the road that is wide and filled with self love
Everything that I see draws me
Though it’s only in You that I can truly see
That its a feast for the eyes - a low blow to purpose
And I’m a little kid at a three ring circus

I don’t want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don’t wanna walk away let me hear the people say
(I like that there)
I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don't wanna walk away let me hear the people say

"Mr. Franklin, step up to the mic sir."
"Check it out."

The paparazzi flashes and that they think that it’s you
But they don't know that who you are is not what you do
True, we get it twisted when we peak at the charts
Yo before we part from the start where’s your heart?
You a pimp, hustler?
Tell me what’s your title
America has no more stars now we call them idols
You sit idle
While we teach prosperity
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me
We’re free!
Not because of 22’s on the range
But Christ came in range we said yes now we changed
Not the same even though I made a fall
Since I got that call no more Saul now I’m Paul
"Yup"

I don’t want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don’t wanna walk away (I like this!) let me hear the people say
I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul
Don't wanna walk away let me hear the people say
Don't wanna walk away, walk away, walk away

"Mandisa come on!"
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity, eternity
(Watch me now)
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
(The tide is rising ya'll)
It’s hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity, tell me
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
De-sensitizing me (It's makin' me drown) from living in light
Livin' in light of eternity

Lord what we gonna do?
We're relyin' on you
All eyes are on you Lord
All eyes are on you
All eyes are on you Jesus
I don't wanna gain the whole world and lose my soul
Light a candle ya'll!
Lift it high ya'll, come on!

I don't wanna gain the whole world and lose my soul
"No prophit in gainin' the whole word and lose your soul, Yes sir"
I don't wanna gain the whole world and lose my soul
"Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess"
This is my honesty, father won't you cover me.
"Come on!"
I don't wanna gain the whole world and lose my soul
"Lift 'em up ya'll, left'em up!"
Don't wanna walk away, and all His people say
I don't wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul
No I, don't wanna lose, I don't wanna lose my soul.
"Come on!"

Lord forgive us when we get consumed
By the things of this world that fight for our love
(Yes Lord) and our passion (Yes Lord)
As our eyes are open wide and on you (Talk to 'em)
Grant us the privelage of your world view
And may your kingdom be
What wakes us up, and lays us down

Hallelujah, hallelujah
(No, don't let me lose my soul)

-afterparty-


[For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the
whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36KJV]

I totally shout AMEN to the lyrics. We really have to remember our purpose and goal on this earth is not to have success. Of course, it's awesome if we do be successful, but we I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul. Amen!!
Oh and Mandisa's voice is amazing. Love her! God bless.

2 comments:

she3p said...

u should listen to Mandisa's Christmas album.

It's really good..:)

Samuel Kana Lis said...

yea ok
love mandisa, such a powerful voice!!