Thursday, July 27, 2006

jesus walks - kanye west

Yo, We at war
We at war with terrorism, racism, and most of all we at war with ourselves
(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me) with me, with me, with me [fades]

You know what the Midwest is?
Young & Restless
Where restless (Niggaz) might snatch your necklace
And next these (Niggaz) might jack your Lexus
Somebody tell these (Niggaz) who Kanye West is
I walk through the valley of the Chi where death is
Top floor the view alone will leave you breathless Uhhhh!
Try to catch it Uhhhh! It's kinda hard hard
Getting choked by the detectives yeah yeah now check the method
They be asking us questions, harass and arrest us
Saying "we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast"
Huh? Yall eat pieces of shit? What's the basis?
We ain't going nowhere but got suits and cases
A trunk full of coke rental car from Avis
My momma used to say only Jesus can save us
Well momma I know I act a fool
But I'll be gone 'til November I got packs to move I Hope

[Hook x2]
(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me)
The only thing that that I pray is that my feet don't fail me now
(Jesus Walks)
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
(Jesus Walks with me)
I want to talk to God but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long

To the hustlas, killers, murderers, drug dealers even the strippers
(Jesus walks with them)
To the victims of Welfare for we living in hell here hell yeah
(Jesus walks with them)
Now hear ye hear ye want to see Thee more clearly
I know he hear me when my feet get weary
Cuz we're the almost nearly extinct
We rappers are role models we rap we don't think
I ain't here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus
So here go my single dog radio needs this
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about
Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out

it always starts out with good intentions. if christians were in power, would we have morality police, or would we still allow people the freedom of choice to choose what they want to do with their lives, whether self-destructive or not, or would we intervene?

and if we did intervene, how do we intervene? is it through welfare and aid, spending tax payers money on improvong wellfare and the quality of life for all, or does it come from "cleaning up with streets of decay and all?"

alas, if there is no love in either response, it also defeats the purpose of having christian values.

i'm probably convinced enough that if a government had christian values, it would be responsible to God to present the country of influence given to such a party, to make it pleasing in God's eyes. but where there is God's righteous judgement, there is also God's love. can we really incacerate people who live a different moral lifestyle? it was a mistake in the past, it might also be a mistake today. and who's to say what is what today anyway? i'm not using post modernism as a way to get out of this bind, it tears me up, but people are also entitled to how they want to live their lives as well. not unless in a democracy, the majority of the people actually want things a certain way.. i don't know.. politics and religion or values are strange things indeed.

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