Derek Minor Love

[Verse 1:]

Uh, what up girl, it’s been a long time

Since I picked up this pen and told you I’m glad you’re mine

Forever together, nothing can separate us too

And if love is scary, baby you my Boo

First time I saw you my homies said I was crazy

My mind is an art gallery, pictured you with my baby

I took your hand as we walked through the sunshine, lady

Said “get from under that tree, them other dudes are shady”

See I was broke, didn’t care about my profit

So that sealed the deal, I looked for rings like signing

You held me down in this love, I swear that I ain’t forgot

You deserve diamonds on your finger the size of Ring Pops

And when my shoe was untied, they said the boy was trippin’

She looked past it all, straight patient with him

You a thief girl, you stole my heart

I ain’t goin’ nowhere till death do us part

[Verse 2:]

See we in love that’s strong, what it mean

She independent, but don’t mind still calling me king

They say it’s old school for you to be my only queen

Well if we primitive, you fly as Pterodactyl wings

Uh, I know I do some things you don’t prefer

I’m a chiropractor, get all on your nerves

We get in arguments, sometimes we say some hurtful words

But through that, we see the way that Christ loved the church

I’ll protect you girl, your man’s loyal

And Lord have mercy on anyone who put they hands on you

We one, and when they hurtin’ you they hurtin’ me

Never wanna see you cry to me, that’s an emergency

Your superhero chop the dark night, Batman

Or call me Superman, nothing like your X-Man

I can’t believe the Lord put this gift in my hand

Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, woman

Derek Minor Babel 1

With my eyes to the sky

How can I deny you?

You’re stronger than the weight of the world

Raised high for all to see

Deep in my heart

You placed a vision

To build Your empire

But my heart’s desire

Is to build it for me

I’m gonna take, I’m gonna make

I’m gonna build, I’m gonna break

With your power

It will be grand, it will be tall

It’s gonna shine, it will not fall

It will be mine

Cause I’ve got meditations

Full of many tensions

Trying to hide my bad, bad intentions (bad intentions)

I’ve got bad intentions

Full of bad intentions

I’ve got bad intentions

Derek Minor Heaven’s Light

[WHATUPRG:]

Lift Him on, lift Him on, lift Him on high

Paradise, won’t suffice, I need more life

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Lift Him on, lift Him on, lift Him on high

Paradise, won’t suffice, I need more life

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

[Marissa Jerome:]

How high I climb to find Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, oh

How high I climb to find Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light

[Derek Minor:]

High above (high up, high up, high up, high up, high up)

On the way to be high above it (high above it)

Oh my, oh my, oh my God I just need to be where You are (yeah)

That’s right, surfing on the cloud, I could touch the sun

How you like me now? Can’t nobody bring me down, down, down, down

Thought you were focused

[?]

High above, I’ve been stressing

I’ve been having the right senses of Heaven

I’ve been feeling like I’m closer to Jesus

[?] for a feature, high above

[WHATUPRG:]

Lift Him on, lift Him on, lift Him on high

Paradise, won’t suffice, I need more life

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Lift Him on, lift Him on, lift Him on high

Paradise, won’t suffice, I need more life

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

[Marissa Jerome:]

How high I climb to find Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, oh

How high I climb to find Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light, Heaven’s light

Hey son, this is mom. I’m just calling to let you know that I love and stay focused in the things that God has called you to do. We have to learn that no matter how high we fly that we have to keep the main thing the thing. The main thing: your relationship first with God. Son, savor the moment on where you are. Don’t become an island all by yourself and you’ll take the heart of God. Don’t get so consumed with things that you forget about the main thing. And the main thing is Jesus Christ. The One that gave His life that we all could live. And I just want you to be the best you that you can ever be. I love you, son. I’ll talk with you another time

[Derek Minor:]

Yeah, high above it all, high above it all

Yeah, high above it all, high above it all

[WHATUPRG:]

Lift Him on, lift Him on, lift Him on high

Paradise, won’t suffice, I need more life

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most High

Paralyzed at the sight of the Most – High

Derek Minor Fly

[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

I’ve soared with the angels

Wish I was flyin’ with them right now

Feel like I fell right out of heaven

And gravity wanna bring me down, yea

[Pre-Chorus: Derek Minor]

My failures feel so enormous

But they bend in comparison to You

Lord You, Lord You, Lord

And I can hear you sayin’

[Chorus: Colton Dixon]

Keep your head up, don’t look down

We will rise above the clouds

Let go of the world we know

And we won’t touch the ground

Keep your head up and don’t loose sight

Of the the hope you hold inside

Fix your eyes to the sky

Cuz we were made to

[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

Fly, I know the wind is gettin’ crazy now

But don’t let turbulence take your desire

You see I’m pointing at you from the ground

Sometimes you need that lift to take you higher

You, you, you were made with dreams

You only see, you’ve flown away (a-ay-a-ay-a-ay, a-ay-a-ay)

[Pre-Chorus: Derek Minor]

My failures feel so enormous

But they bend in comparison to You

Lord You, Lord You, Lord

And I can hear you sayin’

[Chorus: Colton Dixon]

Keep your head up, don’t look down

We will rise above the clouds

Let go of the world we know

And we won’t touch the ground

Keep your head up and don’t loose sight

Of the the hope you hold inside

Fix your eyes to the sky

Cuz we were made to

Fly, fly

[Bridge: Derek Minor]

I thank the Lord that I’m in His good graces

All I know is that I’m free and this feeling’s so amazing

Everything I’ve been through, bringing me close to You

The fact that I’m here is proof

What am I without you, without you, you

[Verse 3: Derek Minor]

Another eagle with these wings that I’ve broken

That was made for something greater, and doesn’t even notice

Who wasn’t on the ground, but should be higher than the wind

Don’t be scared of your purpose if you really wanna live

You better fly (fly, fly, fly)

[Chorus: Colton Dixon]

Keep your head up, don’t look down

We will rise above the clouds

Let go of the world we know

And we won’t touch the ground

Keep your head up and don’t loose sight

Of the the hope you hold inside

Fix your eyes to the sky

Cuz we were made to

Fly, fly

Fly, fly

Derek Minor Oceans

[Verse 1:]

Now I’ve been waiting for a long, I mean waiting for a long time

For a new day to come, a new sun to shine ‘cuz so far it’s cold nights

They always saying it’s the wrong time, why you saying it’s the wrong time?

To say bye bye to rain and hello to change I’m ready for the summer time

Sorta like [?] I want a new season good times, bad times feelings uneven

Staring out a window day-dreaming, matter of fact I’m leaving, headed for the ocean

[Chorus:]

Ocean waves, come and take me away

Ocean please, pull me farther to sea

Just stop, breath in, worry’s just a deadly sin

Just stop, breath in, worry’s just a deadly sin

[Verse 2:]

I’m going, going, back, back to Cali, Cali, you had to see that coming

The son of man said he would carry all my burdens and that’s the truth and I ain’t worrying ’bout nothing

And you know I packed all my bags now, leaving worries behind now

Headed to life, there’s no room on this ride now

I’m alive now and all I’ve got is your love on my mind now

I can feel it in my soul that it’s a new season I need it, I could give ya 99 reasons

Staring out a window day-dreaming, I’m leaving, I’m leaving

[Chorus]

Oh, Oh

Oh, Oh

Oh, Oh

Oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh, Oh

Oh, Oh

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

[Chorus]

Derek Minor I’m Good

I don’t fit into your in-crowd

I gotta be who I am now

I don’t got no chains on me now

No I don’t fit into your in-crowd

Long as we living I’m good

Breath in my lungs so I’m good

God is with us so I’m good

I’m good, I’m good,

Yeah

I was born in yak town

South side next to a crack house

Call the cops and you get shot down

Thanking God for where I’m at now

I don’t chase fame I don’t need the problems

A million dollars cause a million problems

B.I.G. made millions, Pac main millions

Both died violent we ain’t caught the villains (we ain’t caught ’em yet)

Oh yeah I see it clear, man

Ever since my dad died I ain’t been the same

I pray to God that he rose and didn’t see the flame

You know what them types of thoughts’ll do to your brain?

Every day above ground is a great one

Even if the pressure weigh tons, it won’t break us

Another day made

And that is inspiration

I can’t let you bloodsuckers drain my motivation, yessir

I don’t fit into your in-crowd

I gotta be who I am now

I don’t got no chains on me now

No I don’t fit into your in-crowd

Long as we living I’m good

Breath in my lungs so I’m good

God is with us so I’m good

I’m good, I’m good,

Yeah

[Derek Minor & Janice Gaines:]

If you have came along way and you still good

Get your hands high, hands high

You got a ways to go but you still good

Get your hands high, hands high

They can talk all they want but you still good

Get your hands high, hands high

We done been through it all and the Lord never left us like we reaching up to heaven

Get your hands high

Tryna give the people something they can believe in

This is soul food, go ahead sink your teeth in

Some people wanna live but they don’t think it’s a reason

Gotta cold heart, but they know where the heat is

And I do’ been on the bottom, and I feel what you feel

See the pain in your eyes, I can tell that it’s real

Gotta survive every day is another day

Just know that you are not alone, don’t let your heart turn to stone

This what do you gon’ do, every time you feel that way

Put this record on, let the melody take you away

To a place where you can drown them haters out with laughter

Watch your pain float away when flooded with disaster

I know that it’s a fight

I wrote this song for us, we gon’ be alright

I know who writing our story, it’s a beautiful ending

So I trust in his word, even with humble beginnings

I’m – good

[Derek Minor & Janice Gaines]

I’m good, good

Good good

I’m good, good

Good good

I’m good

Derek Minor Launch Pad

Darkness all around me

I gotta rise, I gotta rise

These weights won’t hold me down

All them lies, Let me rise

Launch Pad

Launch Pad

Launch Pad Launch pad

Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad

Launch Pad Launch Pad

They ain’t gone like this one, they can’t do nothing but respect it, You know what I’m saying

Launch Pad, Launch Pad

We set if off like a bomb, yeah

Me and like all of my comrades

We taking off on a Launch pad

Launch pad

Launch pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

We set if off like a bomb, yeah

Me and like all of my comrades

We taking off on a Launch pad

Launch pad

Launch pad, Launch pad

Launch pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Lately I been praying, asking God

To help me with my temper and my patience

They been testing me like ACT

But I done promised momma I’m a ace it

For the sake of the trinity, I Been trying to get em all out the matrix

I’m Keanu reeves and John Wick when the pen on the pages

They don’t want me win and it’s evident

Even when I do I don’t rub it in

I protect the paint in the zone I’m in

You’ll never take me out my element

Every track they put me on I body, I just treat the beat like I’m using potty

Making art with this paper, that’s origami, with contacts and glasses on you won’t define me High Above the trap, come and find me

Launch Pad, Launch Pad

We set if off like a bomb, yeah

Me and like all of my comrades

We taking off on a Launch pad

Launch pad

Launch pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

We set if off like a bomb, yeah

Me and like all of my comrades

We taking off on a Launch pad

Launch pad

Launch pad, Launch pad

Launch pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Launch Pad, Launch Pad, Launch Pad

Derek Minor Astronaut

[Derek Minor:]

I put the game on my back like a Jansport

Pay attention, you might learn more

Follow God, increase your test score

Swerve out your lane, it’s a crash course

I’m in east Nash sipping lattes

Or pinewood with my padres

Planning how we bout to change the game

Undefeated in this 2k

This adversity, my university

I just learn from mistakes and become better me

I feel like greatness is my anatomy

Be mad at Jesus, that’s how He crafted me

You too but you do not notice it

You too busy keep up with Jones

You too busy trying to stunt on your socials

You ain’t living life like you supposed to

And I been feeling like they trying to hold me down

Hold me down yea

But every time I fall, I never touch the ground

Touch the ground yea

I keep

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

[Deraj:]

Look in the sky it’s a bird it’s a plane

Superman on the loose

On the high road or the lowest of lanes

It don’t change in the booth

With a 16 bro you know I can hang

Boy I flow with a noose

Hit the stage, yeah you know what it do

RMG, yeah you already knew

I promise God is a friend of us

I don’t think you want to scrimmage us

I don’t think they really getting us

I don’t ever plan on giving up

Every time I fall I’m getting up

On real they couldn’t hold me down

So I don’t know what else to talk about

You just know you need a telescope

Cause I don’t think I’ll ever touch the ground

I never touch the ground

[Derek Minor:]

And I been feeling like they trying to hold me down

Hold me down yea

But every time I fall, I never touch the ground

Touch the ground yea

I keep

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

[Byron:]

Feeling real good (Yeah)

Feeling real good (Yeah yeah)

I don’t mind yeah

Nothing like this

Nothing like this

Taking off here

Space Jam feel

Rocket built

Feeling real good (Yeah yeah)

I don’t mind yeah

Nothing like this, this

Nothing like this

Taking off here

Space Jam feel

Don’t you see that I keep blasting off

[Derek Minor:]

And I been feeling like they trying to hold me down

Hold me down yea

But every time I fall, I never touch the ground

Touch the ground yea

I keep

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Blasting off like an astronaut yea, oh my gosh

Derek Minor Change The World

[Hollyn:]

I bet you just want to let your light shine

It feel like you been waiting for the right time

This is your moment, moment, moment

It’s time to change the world

We are the brightest

We won’t come to the darkness

The Lord knows when the light rise

You know He’s calling

Crying out from the mountain

Telling us to come home right now

Your my brother

We don’t have to fight anymore

Oh brother

None of us win in this world

Beautiful people don’t you know you’re made in his image

The image of greatness

Why don’t we see His reflection inside one another

And all of our faces

[Hollyn:]

I bet you just want to let your light shine (oh, yeah)

It feel like you been waiting for the right time

This is your moment, moment, moment, moment

This is your moment, moment, moment

It’s time to change the world

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

You know there is no time to waste but to get up

I know your made for more

Oh yeah your made for more

Even when our hope is lost I will let up

Your my brother

What are we fighting for, I need to know

Oh brother, none of us win in this world.

[Derek Minor & Hollyn:]

Beautiful people don’t you know your made in his image

The image of greatness

Why don’t we see His reflection inside one another

And all of our faces

[Derek Minor & Hollyn:]

I bet you just want to let your light shine

It feel like you been waiting for the right time

This is your moment, moment, moment, moment

This is your moment, moment, moment

It’s time to change the world, world, world, world, world

It’s time to change the world, world, world, world, world

It’s time to change the world, world, world, world, world

It’s time to change the world, world, world, world, world

[Hollyn:]

It’s time to change the world!

Derek Minor Feeling Good

[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

I met the Father and the Son, he told me the summer’s mine

He said mi casa es su casa, boy you gon’ be just fine

I ain’t ever get that Benz that I used to rap about

And my son going through pampers like they going outta style

I’m good, I’m gucci ’cause Tedashii hit me up

He said him and his family cool and I think that that’s enough

I make a toast to the haters, why you wanna hate us

‘Cause all I want to do is serve the Lord and make a banger

You sittin’ on mils, I’m only sittin’ on bills

And gas prices ain’t going down in the ‘ville

But hey, what can I say, it’s a pretty day

I buy a honey bun and throw about ten in the tank

Bend some corners in the whip, wipe the crumbs off my lips

And I’m riding around town to see how far I can get

I ain’t got everything, but that’s ok with me

‘Cause bro something in my heart say this is where I’m supposed to be

[Chorus: Derek Minor & Laura Reed]

I ain’t wearin’ platinum yet, but my momma think I made it

Everything the Lord gave me I can share with my homies

So I’m feeling good feeling great

Yeah, I’m feeling good feeling great

I’ll turn down a milli if you won’t let me raise my babies

I don’t think money is everything, you can call me crazy

But I’m feeling good feeling great

Yeah, I’m feeling good feeling great

[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

I’m straight, I’m good

Ain’t got no twenties but ridin’ in my hood

I told my granny before she died I will survive

And I won’t make all good decisions but at least I’m gon’ try

She said just leave it in the hands of God

And times is hard, stack some paper, try to leave it to the side, I said alright

This for all y’all that ain’t figured it out yet

But you cool with letting the Lord pilot life’s jet

We going past the sky even if they pass us by

And the wise think we blind, can’t see past the lie

Well, I’ll be a fool till the Lord call

‘Cause the know-it-alls, I don’t think they know at all

I meet in town with Marco, he telling me his dreams

We both barely broke and wouldn’t trade it for a thing

‘Cause we know when it’s over, there’ll be much more

But the question is, what’s your life for?

[Chorus: Derek Minor & Laura Reed]

I ain’t wearin’ platinum yet, but my momma think I made it

Everything the Lord gave me I can share with my homies

So I’m feeling good feeling great

Yeah, I’m feeling good feeling great

I’ll turn down a milli if you won’t let me raise my babies

I don’t think money is everything, you can call me crazy

But I’m feeling good feeling great

Yeah, I’m feeling good feeling great

[Verse 3: Chad Jones]

“Hey how you doin’, Jones?” Man, nothing to complain about

Just the average day where I can say that I made it out

A black man with a good job and a fine spouse

Couple genius kids, I’m fortunate to have a nice house

I didn’t climb out the crab bucket

Where if they find out you grind out, they sit you down like timeout

I’m an anomaly, rare, and a sight to see

I’m passed jail to get to Tennessee, but no monopoly

Honestly no credit to me being one hundred

My goal was to play the feeling, surely I woulda blunt it

Surely I was a buster, I ain’t exaggerating

You might think that I’m joshing but I wouldn’t have gave you anything

Stingy and lazy, only God could have changed Chad

Feeling better now ’cause I ain’t carrying the same tag

Earth is not my home, and God he made my day good

I was like used plastic spoons, I woulda stayed hood

[Chorus: Derek Minor & Laura Reed]

I ain’t wearin’ platinum yet, but my momma think I made it

Everything the Lord gave me I can share with my homies

So I’m feeling good feeling great

Yeah, I’m feeling good feeling great

I’ll turn down a milli if you won’t let me raise my babies

I don’t think money is everything, you can call me crazy

But I’m feeling good feeling great

Yeah, I’m feeling good feeling great

[Laura Reed:]

So good, yeahhhh…