I’ve always heard / living in a fallen world is hard / but I never really knew what that meant until I saw the scars / on the hearts / of the people in despair / lonely and groaning, and ain’t nobody cares / from the people who are desperate for community / depressed and even losing sleep / stressed from the pressure to get into the school to please / parents who relentlessly press for they kids to be better off than they were / to the souls going wayward / they know they falling face-first / the pain hurts / but they’re way too ashamed to be praying a prayer / the stained shirt / is a testament / that cutting is their medicine / and lusting is a rest for them / and drugs’ll leave them emptiest / and, we believers--we just focused on ourselves / and it breaks my heart, how are we so selfish? / we just doing what’s the easiest / when did God’s people only serve based on what’s the most convenient? / it’s heartbreaking
So come on, we gotta stand up and stop putting self first / yeah, it isn’t easy, but we lean on the Helper / see--that’s the problem--we forget our first love / we forget what Jesus had to suffer on the cross and for what / but this didn’t happen overnight / it was week after week letting what the world says override / what the Word has organized / your desires / start getting more aligned / with foreign lies / our priorities are like / Satan’s / and they wonder why I’m grieving? / they wonder why I take it so serious and plead with them? / the day he has these kids committing suicide / is the same day the devil will have compromised you and I / we’ve been shown the only comfort in this life / and that is Jesus Christ / and that’s so with the same comfort we can comfort lives / like the kinds I described / get your mind off these lies / and your mind up on Christ / it’s time for us to rise up / I’m tired of hearing people saying that they don’t got time / to get up in the Scriptures or pray--that’s a lie / see, they got time to study but no time for the Word? / they got time for these girls but no time for the Church? / yo, it’s heartbreaking
Now I don't want to be a hypocrite / haughty and bigoted / I gotta admit that / this is not just for you listening / I am not perfect / no, I'm not perfect / I have wronged people / thought evil thoughts / cost people lots / probably was the awfull-est of them all / but I could change by the Gospel of God / see, when I say I didn't care, believe me / I didn't wanna help the needy and grieving / but even for the ones who don't like loving people / isn't there forgiveness at the Cross? / you can come and be forgiven of your faults / forgiven of your flaws / he took all of your punishment, he did it at the cross / there is no greater love, yo he laid his life down / now we can lay our lives down / even when it might sound / crazy / yo he saved me / so how can I not do the very same thing? / how can I not show love when I’ve been shown love? / how can I be selfish when this life is not my own, bruh? / see, when you realize what Jesus did it’s / possible to die to yourself, even when it’s heartbreaking
from 16th Sixteen,
track released April 16, 2014
Written, recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by Kaptivated.
Filmed and edited by Lisa Wang.
Produced by Spence Mills.