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Free At Last


Luv Is A Verb
That Kinda Girl
Greer
Jesus Is Just Alright
Say The Words
WDCT
Socially Acceptable
Free At Last
Time Is...
The Hardway
2 Honks & A Negro
Lean On Me
Testimony
I Don't Want It
Will Power
Word 2 The Father
Jesus Is Just Alright [Reprise]


Luv Is A Verb

[Take this... for a ride]

Down with the dc Talk, d-d-down with the dc Talk
Are you down with the dc Talk, d-d-down with the dc Talk

Pullin' out my big black book
Cause when I need a word defined that's where I look
So I move to the L's quick, fast, in a hurry
Threw on my specs, thought my vision was blurry
I looked again but to my dismay
It was black and white with no room for grey
Ya see, a big "V" stood beyond my word
And yo that's when it hit me, that luv is a verb

[chorus 1]
Words come easy but don't mean much
When the words they're sayin' we can't put trust in
We're talkin' 'bout love in a different light
And if we all learn to love it would be just right

[chorus 2]
Hey, tell me haven't ya heard?
Luv, is a serious word
Hey, I think it's time ya learned
I don't care what they say
I don't care care what ya heard
The word luv, luv is a verb

Down with the dc Talk, d-d-down with the dc Talk
Are you down with the dc Talk, d-d-down with the dc Talk

Thinkin' of a way to explain-o
Cause ya' know when I'm flowin' like a bottle of Drain-o
Simple and plain, L-O-V-E
Ain't all that junk that ya see on TV
Put soaps on a rope cause they ain't worth copin' with
It's a myth that there ain't no hope and
Luv is enough if it's unconditionally
Givin' now you're living out the Great Commission

[repeat choruses 1 and 2]

Back in the day there was a man
Who stepped out of Heaven and he walked the land
He delivered to the people an eternal choice
With a heart full of luv and the truth in His voice
Gave up His life so that we may live
How much more luv could the Son of God give?
Here is the example that we oughtta be matchin'
Cause luv is a word that requires some action

[repeat chorus 1]

[repeat chorus 2 (4x)]

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That Kinda Girl

The other night I met a girl
And she looked to be so nice
I asked her for the digits
And she didn't think twice
A couple of days later called her up and asked her out
She said,"with you?" I said, "with me,"
And then she said, "without a doubt"
I took her to the Garden where
I guess they grow the Olives
She wore a tighter skirt
Than any I had seen in college
She said, "I love to smoke and drink
While cursing like a sailor"
I asked her where she got her mouth
And if she had a tailor
Finally I walked her to the door to say goodnight
She said, "I am an apple,
Would you care to take a bite?"
Politely I refused and said, "I'm looking for a lady"
So she slapped me in my face and said,
"Boy, you must be crazy"

Different from the ones before
Different from the ones before, she's that kinda girl
Different from the ones before,
Cause I know she loves the Lord
She's that kinda girl, virtuous in every way
The kinda girl that makes you say,
"I hope she comes my way"

Well I'm lookin' for a girl who virtuous
Cause God laid it on my heart to search for this
So I open up the Word to the book of Proverbs
The 31st chapter tells me all about her
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain
A woman who fears the Lord, she ain't playin'
Hear what I'm sayin', cause I'm sayin' it clearly
She's the kinda girl I gots to have near me

She's that kinda girl. Different from the ones before
Cause I know she loves the Lord
She's that kinda girl, virtuous in every way,
The kinda girl that makes you say...

Well I'm lookin' into hookin' with a lady
And not a girly of the worl'y that's shady
But the kinda girl you meet
Behind the doors of a church
Ya see, God will bring her to me
So I don't have to search
Too hard I've been scarred by the ones of the past
So put an APB out on the one that will last
A little longer than a roll in the hay for sure
But a bona fide lady's what I'm prayin' for

When I finally meet her, I'll know how to treat her
By fulfilling all her needs
Love her and respect her, cherish her forever
She's the kinda girl for me

She's that kinda girl
Different from the ones before,
Cause I know she loves the Lord
She's that kinda girl, perfect for each other
There'll never be another for me
She's that kinda girl, virtuous in every way
The kinda girl that makes you say
"I hope she comes my way"

Heaven help me, hear my plea
I know there's one who's perfect for me

When I finally meet her, I'll know how to treat her,
By fulfilling all her needs
Love her and respect her, cherish her forever
She's the kinda girl for me

She' the kinda girl for me, the kinda girl for me
She' the kinda girl for me
She' the kinda girl for me, the kinda girl for me
She' the kinda girl for me, I pray she come's my way

She's that kinda girl
Different from the ones before
Cause I know she loves the Lord
She's that kinda girl, virtuous in every way
The kinda girl that makes you say...

She's that kinda girl
[ya know what I'm saying]
Different from the ones before
She's the one that I adore
She's that kinda girl
[hey, the girly aint playin']
virtuous in every way
The kinda girl that makes you say
"I hope she comes my way"

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Greer

Um, Joey
This is um, this is Greer
Ah, hey, let me tell you somethin'
I just heard the new free at last record by dc talk
Hey, guess what man
I think they sampled some stuff
But don't say anything
I heard some stuff off some of my old records
That I think they picked
They may get in trouble
Bye

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Jesus Is Just Alright

Do do do dupe dupe
Do do do dupe
Do do do dupe dupem dupe dopem do
[Check it for me one time]
[Ohhhh, yeah yeah]

[chorus]
Jesus is still alright with me
Jesus is still alright, oh yeah
Jesus is still alright with me
Jesus is still alright

Toby Mac, and the Mac is back no slack
On a DC track that's jacked, beyond comprehension
I believe that I failed to mention that
There's a lack of recognition
When it comes to His position
Cause if Christ can't be crossed over,
Then I'll keep my beat up nova

[repeat chorus 1]

[chorus 2]
I don't care what they may say
I don't care what they may do
I don't care what they may say
Jesus is still alright

Back in place, and I'm all up in your face
With a rhyme that I embrace, like a mother to her child
I'm kickin' it Jesus style
To the ones that think they heard
I did use the "J" word
Cause I ain't too soft to say it
Even if DJ's don't play it

do do do dupe dupem dupe dopem do (3x)
Jesus is still alright
[Oh, I'm hopin' and I'm praying]

Jesus is still alright
Jesus still alright, oh yeah
Jesus is still alright
Jesus is still alright
[oh yeah]

(breakdown)
Jesus is alright, I know He's alright
Jesus is alright, you know He's alright
Jesus is alright, we know He's alright
Jesus is alright, we know He's alright

[Now we come to the pay off]

I'm down with the one that is known as the Son
Of the G to the O to the D never done
With the flow, in the know, on the go like a pro
Not for show cause I ain't in the biz for the dough
Or the me, or the ray, all the dough's gotta stay,
Cause I can't, no I can't, take it home anyway
Never trite when I write cause the Lord is my light
And His Word is my bond so ya know, He's alright

[repeat choruses 1 and 2]

[think about it...]

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Say The Words

[You gotta say it, you gotta say it]

Solomon once wrote:
"Better is open rebuke, than hidden love"
So say the words...

Silence is golden but these are the words
That the world needs to hear
[brothers and sisters]
Terms of compassion will cause a reaction
As love drives them near

But still we choose to hide behind the face of pride
Pretending we are blind to the calling
This is my point and case, if hate can be erased
With such a simple phrase, why are we stalling?

[chorus]
Say the words, say the words, say "I love you"
Say the words I long to hear
Say the words, say the words, say "I love you"
Say the words I long to hear

Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it, say it
Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it

Some just assume we already know
Of the love that they feel
[brothers and sisters]
Some have a heartfelt emotion
But never the words to reveal

I think we all relate, so why are we afraid
To let our hearts convey what we're feeling?
There is a world in need with hungry souls to feed
And love can intercede if we're willing, so...

[repeat chorus]

Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it, say it
Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it

[check this out]
The word love, well it was once overused
Back in the 70's the word was abused
But I refuse to let love be diluted
We can't allow physical lust to intrude it
Or pollute it cause there ain't no excuse
For the greatest gift of all to be abused
So choose to lose the pride that may tug at you
Don't be afraid of the words "I love you"

[repeat chorus]

Choose to lose the pride that may tug at you
Don't be afraid of the words "I love you"

Won't you say the words
Say the words
Say the words "I love you"
[You've got to say it]
Say the words
Say the words
Say them over and over
[Yeah, you've got to say it, say it]

Choose to lose the pride that may tug at you
Don't be afraid of the words "I love you"

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WDCT

[Ahhhhh yeah, ha ha!]
W.D.C.T., talk radio
With the sounds that shake them bones
'Cause we're bringing you the funk, the whole funk,
and nothin' but the funk
dc Talk style, [oh yeah] day and night, night and day
And it's me the E, flippin' the wax
So kick back, relax all you little funkadelics
'Cause the train's in the house
Kickin the mad styles for ya
So yo, next up is that little diddy
Off that funky, funky, funky little ablum, "Free At Last"
[It's about time!]
Word, ya know what I'm saying?
[... Been tellin' me it's been comin' out for two years
Been waitin' on this record, man
It's about time you be flippin' instead of flakin']
Brother be flippin'.

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Socially Acceptable

[It's okay, it's all right]

It's okay, it's alright
Yeah, here we go
dcT is in the house boy
It's okay, it's alright

Whatcha thinking, doing the things you do
Whose opinion are ya listening to?
Justifying, you turn it all to gray
Synchronizing to society's ways

Society has gotten to be all outta whack
And don't bother with excuses whether white or black
To blame it on a color won't get a result
Because history reveals to me how ethics were lost
In reality our decency has taken a plunge
"In God We Trust" is an American pun
Funny how it happened so suddenly
Hey yo fellas, kick the melody...

[chorus]
Socially acceptable, it's okay, it's all right
Socially acceptable, it's okay, in whose sight
Socially acceptable

Times are changing, with morals in decay
Human rights have made the wrongs okay
Something's missing, and if you're asking me
I think that something is the G-O-D

To label wrong or right by the people's sight
Is like going to a loser to ask advice
And by basing your plans
On another man's way of living life
Is creating a brand of ethics
Sure to be missing the punch
No count morals that are out to lunch
They're sliding away cause everything is okay
It was taboo back then but today ya say, "What the hey"

[repeat chorus]

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Here we go, here we go
A come on, a come on
Here we go, here we go
A come on, a come on
Here we go, here we go
A come on, a come on
Here we go, here we go
A come on, a come on

Everybody's doin' it
Who's doin' it
Everybody's doin' it
Yo, who's doin' it
Everybody's doin' it
Who's doin' it
Everybody's doin' it
Yo, yo, yo, who's doin' it
Ohhhh, alright
Ohhhh, come on

[bridge]

We gotta back to the principles found in the Word
A little G-O-D could be society's cure
From the state that we're in cause again we're slipping
So pray for America cause time is ticking

[repeat chorus 2x]

socially respectable
socially acceptable
socially respectable

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Free At Last

Young people
Welcome to the... heaven... ... and ministry tonight
Won't you please turn in your hymnals to page 333
Sister Mildred, we're gonna play free at last
Free at last, thank God almighty

Free at last, free at last
I thank God I'm free at last
Free at last, free at last
I thank God I'm free at last

[Have you heard?]
[Listen carefully]
[I can't stop]

[chorus 1]
Free, free, I'm free at last
Thank God Almighty I'm free at last
Free, free, I'm free at last
Thank God Almighty I'm free

[chorus 2]
Cause I'm free, free at last
And I'm free, from my past, and I'm free
Free from sin, and I'm free
And I ain't going back again

Shackles had me down but He gave me a new sound
So reclaim my name from the lost and found
Ya see, something's got me jumpin'
And I think it's the way
That He can take a hard man
And turn him into soft clay
Out of the darkness, the Father has sparked this
The spirit's alive while the flesh is a carcass
If you're seriously curious about my past
Well I once was lost but I'm free at last!

[repeat choruses 1 and 2]

Oppression was in session and my life was the term
But when I heard about the Word I was willing to learn
About a flavor I could savor and a brighter tomorrow
Cause this could never be endeavored by a wish on a star
The Father first receives us, the Truth then frees us
Forgiven, now I'm living like a man full of Jesus
It was hell until I fell upon my knees and prayed
But now the yoke that I was totin' has been taken away

[repeat chorus 1]

Cause I'm free, free at last, free
From my past, free from sin, and I'm free
And down on my knees when my life passed me by
And I ain't, no I ain't going back again

F R to the E E
L A to the S T
Out of the darkness, the Father has sparked this
The spirit's alive while the flesh is a carcass
If you're seriously curious about my past
Well I was once lost but I'm free at last

I'm here to tell you what he did for me and
I'm here to tell you that he set me free and
I know that He can do the same for you, too
He did it, I'm wit it, so come and get it
Be free at last!

[repeat chorus 1 (2x)]

When all of God's children: black men and white men,
Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics
Will be able to join hands and
Sing in the words of the old negro spiritual...

[repeat chorus 1]

Cause I'm free, free at last, cause I'm free
I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free
Down on my knees when my life passed me by
And I ain't, no I ain't going back again
Thank God I'm free

Free at last, free at last
Thank God almighty we are free at last!

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Time Is...

[It's, it's too short, it's too short]
[I have lots of time]
[They say time waits for no man]
[All the time]
[Waisted time, waisted time]
[Wait a minute]
[This'll just take a little time]
[Time out!]

Time is tickin' away, time is tickin'
[Tick tock!]
Time is tickin' away, time is tickin'
Tick, tick, tick, tock, tickin'

Here we go again
Straight up rock-n-roll
All that hip hop... ... is...
Don't forget

Let's go,br> Here we go, everybody
Let's go
Here we go, everybody
Let's go
Here we go, everybody
Let's go, check it out

You got a gift and you best start using it
Cause if you don't you're gonna wind up losing it
Just like the brother who buried it deep
The task was simple but the price was steep
We got a mission while we're on this earth
We need to tell people 'bout our second birth
Get busy like a school boy makin' an "A"
Cause time my brother is tickin' away

[chorus]
Time is tickin' away, tick tick tickin' away
Time is tickin' away, tick tick tickin' away
Time is tickin' away, tick tick tickin' away
Time is tickin' away, tick tick tickin' away

Right now is the time that we gotta get with it
The gift that He's given ain't just an exhibit
But a tool that He's given us to use for His sake
And just as He's given He can surely take
The signs of the times are dropping like flies
The cries of the people around us imply
They're lookin' for an answer that we already know
But time is definitely on the go

All the money in the world
Can never stop the hands of time
And a wasted day in your life
Is more than a crime

[repeat chorus]

Time is tickin' away, time is tickin'
Time is tickin' away, time is tickin'
You got a gift and you best start using it
Cause if you don't you're gonna wind up losing it
Get busy like a school boy makin' an "A"
Cause time my brother is tickin' away

[repeat chorus]

Time is tickin', it keeps on tickin'
Time is tickin' away (6x)

Whoa, wait a minute...

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The Hardway

[chorus]
Some people gotta learn the hardway
I guess I'm the kinda guy
That has to find out for myself
I had to learn the hardway, Father
I'm on my knees and I'm crying for help

Now I've been high and I've been low
I've been some places that you will not go
I never thought there would come the day
When I wished I never would've lived this way
But I've been searching for a long, long time
I thought the devil was a friend of mine
I turned my back on everything that was true
And wasted years that belong to you

[repeat chorus]

It took so long for me to see
That I'm a victim of nature and me
Left to myself I realize
I am the maker of my own demise

But you accept me every time and again
And never mention just how selfish I've been
Why must it always take me so long to see
That I have fallen but you will forgive me?

[repeat chorus 2x]

The warning signs are like flares in the night
Still I proceed my greed is in spite of the fire
I know that's bound to burn
Why is it that I always gotta learn...
The hardway, the hardway, I had to learn the hardway
The hardway, the hardway, I had to learn the hardway

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2 Honks & A Negro

[Wait, give 'em somethin'
Give 'em a little somethin']
[Go ahead man, break it down]
[When you really break it down]

We're just two honks, and a negro
Servin' the Lord
We're just two honks, and a negro
Singin' our song

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Lean On Me

[Oldie but a goodie]
[1, 2, 3, funky]
[True MC, True MC]
[Everybody listens to the True MC]

True MC, no slack on the track
Here to tell the people that love's what we lack
In this family we gotta love like Christ
So precise in your life so take this advice
Brother to brother we need to learn to love each other
So lean on me when you're in trouble
I cast my cares on Christ 'cause He cares for me
So when you need a shoulder to cry on, just lean

[Props to my man speedy, 1, 2, 3]

[chorus]
Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long 'til
I'm gonna need somebody to lean on

Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrows
But, if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

[repeat chorus]

Please, swallow your pride
If I have things that you need to borrow
For, no one can fill those of your needs
If you won't let them show

[repeat chorus]

You just call on your brother when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have some problems that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on

[repeat chorus]

Make it funky, make it funky
Make it funky, make it funky
Make it funky, make it funky

Cause I'm housin' this joint
Like a brother with an attitude
And comin' straight so you best give me latitude
Leanin' on my boys from the word get go
And bein' there for them cause the Lord said so
Many of us just don't know what to do
Well take it here and now from the boy named true
Don't dog a brother out when he stumbles and falls
Just be there to lean on y'all

Call me, call me, just call me,
Call me, call me, just call me, lean on me
Don't you know that I'll be there, you can lean on me
Don't you know that I'll be there, you can lean on me
Don't you know that I'll be there, you can lean on me

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Testimony

Hey, yo, yo, T. What's up man?
Why don't you tell em that story
About how you went back in the day
In the hip hop day, ya know what I'm sayin
Yeah, tell 'em that story, man

We're gonna go back to the basics
Of the hip hop scene

Just a loop and some lyrics and a mike
Ya know what I mean?

I was just a mere child in
the capital of the nation

When I heard 'Sugar Hill'
On my favorite station

I dropped all I was doin'
Took a train to the city

To douglas records and the wizz
'Rappers Delight' was the ditty

No scritty for my palitty, no pop for my sicle
And since that day, I was never ever fickle

[Ahhhh yeah, yo that was smooth T
That was smooth, that real real smooth
I like that story...]

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I Don't Want It

[Do you copy?]

S-E-X is test when I'm pressed
So back up off with less of that zest
Impress this brother with a life of virtue
The innocence that's spent is gonna hurt you
Safe is the way they say to play
Then again safe ain't safe at all today
So just wait for the mate that's straight from God
Don't have sex 'til you tie the knot

[chorus]
I don't want it, I don't want it, want it
I don't want it, want your sex for now
I don't want it, I don't want it, want it
I don't want it, 'til we take the vows

Girl, it's gonna take a little time
For us to see [the truth]
That love is simply more
Than fulfilling the need [for S-E-X]
Respect is what we need to find the cure
For this disease [of lust]
And trust in God above
To shape our lives in harmony
[Do you copy?]
That's why I'm saying

[repeat chorus]

[Ah yeah, Red Leader, I don't think I copy that
Uh, did you say you don't want sex for now?
I'm confused, could you clarify? Over.]

Girl, they say that it takes two
To make a thing go right (for love)
But girl, we gotta remember
There's another in our lives (in God we trust)
We must add up the cost
Before indulging in the heat (for now)
And trust that God will give us
Something better if we wait
That's why we got to say...

[repeat chorus]

1-900-LOVE, S-E-X is on the TV
Too much skin is in your vision
You gotta make the right decision
God has set His standard higher
Purity is His desire, I'm gonna choose to wait

I don't want it, I don't want it
I don't want your sex for now

Yo, s-e-x is a test when I'm pressed
So back off with less of that zest
Impress this brother with a life of virtue
The innocence that's spent is gonna hurt you
Safe is the way they say to play
But then again safe ain't safe at all today
So just wait for the mate that's straight from God
Don't give it up 'til you tie the knot

I don't want it, I don't want it, want it
I don't want it, your sex for now
I don't want it, I don't want it, want it
I don't want it, I don't want your sex

I don't want your sex for now
Until we take the vows
Even if they dog me out
I don't want your sex (4x)

[Red Leader, Red Leader, I don't think I copy]
[Your sex for now!]

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Will Power

Will power!
Will power!
Will power!
The power to will away...temptation!

[Temptation sold separately, batteries not included]

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Word To The Father

[Ahh yeah!]
[Yeah!]
[Here we go!]
[Yo!]
[Kick it, T!]
[Yo man,... is in the house]
[Yeah boy!]
[DC's in the house!]
[Ahh yeah!]
[KMax's in the house]
[Ahh K!]
[And...]
[... oh definanty... ]

Word 2 the Father, Word 2 the Father
Word 2 the Father, Word 2 the Father

We're here to say Word 2 the Father up in heaven
A shout out loud from me, Mike, and Kevin
Some may wonder what we're talkin' about
When Word is heard
It's like a church that shouts "Amen!"
It breaks down to approval
Those in the pews may find it unusual
We're here to get them to loosen their collars
And use this to say Word 2 the Father

[chorus]
Word, say Word 2 the Father
Above any other, say Word to the Father
Pump, pump, pump, pump it up!
Word, say Word 2 the Father
Above any other, say Word to the Father
Pump, pump, pump, pump it up!

Once again we're here to drop some science
Standin' up tall in the land of giants
Steadily keepin' our message intact
And the truth is, it's a matter of fact
That this goes out to the One we look to
Hopin' that the message in our jam would hook you
Up in a hurry so that you could be locked in
This is a bond that you oughtta take stock in

This is a shout out to heaven from Toby, Mike and Kevin
Straight up propers to the Papa
And can't nobody stop us
Cause we'll do this, like Brutus
We told you we ain't new to this
So jump on it like a hornet
And we got no other word than...

[repeat chorus]

When dc Talks, He Works like this
I Luv Rap Music--Can I Get a Witness?
He's doin Nu Thangs so the Children Can Live
Without the Things of This World that only He can give
We need to Talk it Out, stop Spinnin' Around
So let's Take It To the Lord if we're Heavenbound
Ya see Time is tickin' away so we gotta come harder
We're tearin' down Walls with a Word 2 the Father

God is always workin', workin', hallelujah
God is always workin', workin', hallelujah

Word, say Word 2 the Father
Above any other, say Word to the Father (4x)

Word 2 the Father, Word 2 the Father up above
Word 2 the Father, Word 2 the Father up above

I give my life to you
In everything I do
These words I sing to you
This love I know will never end

[It's a trip]
[It's got a funky beat]
[And I can bug out to it]

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Jesus It Alright [Reprise]

Jesus, He is my friend
And I say, Jesus, He is my friend, yes He is
He took me by the hand
Led me far from this land
Jesus, He is my friend

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