Tedashii He Cares

Man… I know it gets hard sometimes

And to be honest this life doesn’t seem that fair at times

But I understand that we serve a great God who’s sovereign

He’s got everything in control and, even though it looks dim man, trust in Him

We grew up on the same block, handling the same rock

The Skip to My Lou, my little crew on the black top

My big homie [?], always dying for me,

Older, so I looked up to him dawg he was like family

The coolest of the cool, and, almost through his school but,

During the last week he got broken off with the heat

Now he’s gone and his kids are left alone

It’s got me peeping Solomon for more than just his Song Ecclesiastes

I wish I could turn back the hands of time

For all the people who lost a loved one

And felt like they was gone before they time

But instead I’ll encourage us to put our trust in Jesus

And know that God is sovereign it all happens for a reason

Keep your eyes to the hills and believe that help is on the way

Although the sky is black, He promises a brighter day

Weeping man, endure for a night

I know it’s hard to wait patiently,

So I pray He strengthens you in the wait

[Hook:]

When you feel all alone

When your father’s not at home

When your joy turns to gray

You can turn and call on Jesus name

Cast your burdens on the Lord

When life seems too hard

He won’t allow you to be moved

And I know He will sustain you.

There’s so much pain the city streets, check the city peeps

We’re in perilous times which means that pain is sure to increase

So I, do this ballad for the beautiful babies gone now

And for the families who too afraid to leave home now

Like the family in Chicago who’s daughter was ten

And at a birthday party, she was taken from them

I write this song for my neighbors on this side of my state,

Who had lives, but watched Katrina wash it away.

Plus, I know the pain of a life without your father

Even have the chance to meet him but you think why even bother

Because you don’t really miss nothing you never really had

But that thinking leaves you lonely, still longin’ for your dad

Man, if we would only take the truth of text

Read Lamentations 3: 32 for the rest

And see the truth that the Father loves us

Even though He brings calamity, He gives us compassion like hugstaz

[Hook:]

When you feel all alone

When your father’s not at home

When your joy turns to gray

You can turn and call on Jesus name

Cast your burdens on the Lord

When life seems too hard

He won’t allow you to be moved

And I know He will sustain you.

We live in a world, and when it rains and pours – I know it does man

And when bad things happen to good people in this world man

When the poor get poorer and the richer have the upper hand

Where pain is related to actions, so no one moves and

It’s hard for us to understand the ways of life

Take my cousin last year for example when she lost her life

To a drunk diver, now she was sweeter than Godiva

They said she died on impact and this dude was the survivor

I recognize, that life brings pain that will cease for a time

And then it returns but we long for a consistent peace of mind (Lord)

So I present Jesus for those who feel burdened

The same God who allows evil, steps sin and gets spurned for it

Ambassador said one day we will cry no more

But in the meantime go and cast your cares on the Lord!

‘Cause he cares for you, psalms 55 and 22 (psalm 55: 22)

Gives us the proof that this God will see you through.

[Hook:]

When you feel all alone

When your father’s not at home

When your joy turns to gray

You can turn and call on Jesus name

Cast your burdens on the Lord

When life seems too hard

He won’t allow you to be moved

And I know He will sustain you.

Amen. He cares man. Even when it seems dark, He cares.

The Father loves us. He cares for us man.

Please believe me, He loves you.

Tedashii 26’s

[Verse 1: Tedashii]

Peep it, peep it OH MY GOD!

Pe-peep these people fiending

Fiending to be seen as king and leaning in they, CHROMED OUT CARS

Ri-riding high, su-superfly wood wheel, they grasp it tight

Locomotive midnight strolling through Georgia they Gladys Knight

Tipping, neon glass is bright switches make the back take flight

Lay it down, raise it up stu-stunting gives ’em bragging rights

All this so they swag is tight idolatry for status right

But they blind to the prison and the image that they living in all this sin from Adam’s vice

All of us we get this, yeah distorted views of image, yeah

Made in God’s likeness but despite this mankind is blemished, yeah

So men chase them fancy cars riding on them fancy bars

All so they can get respect when we cruising down the boulevard

So I grab the mic in here just to bring some light in here

Flip-flip the script just like a switch to spark this hit bring Christ in here

Since man can’t see who they should be I’m a spit this so they can see

Outside of Christ you’re bound for life a slave to your Idolatry

[Hook:]

[Rap:]

Self proclaimed kings bragging cause they on chrome

But 26 inches is a pretty low throne

[Singing:]

They riding on chrome on chrome on chrome

A pretty low throne low throne low throne

On chrome on chrome on chrome

Low throne low throne low throne

[Verse 2: Lecrae]

I see ya riding big, boy

Like Andre and his friend, boy

Got the SUV with the chromed out feet

And the seats is ostrich skin, boy

And naw that ain’t a sin, boy

But tell me where it ends, boy

Cause the truck don’t bring you luck and sho nuf ain’t goin pay yo sins, boy

Gone head worship that tin toy

And in the end watch crumple like tin foil

Is that what you really wanna live for, do you read me, dawg?

Is that 10-4? You spent 10-4 for chrome, bruh

But Jesus still don’t know ya

You worship that cold steel and still ya heart is colder

Can’t say we ain’t told ya, we told you like we s’posed to

The rims don’t deserve that praise but the one who does hung like a poster

You post up on the block so the girls they flock

When they see you ridin’ by, the boys see ya ridin’

High and you the one that they admire

Now if ya set jacked and crash that whip

That’ll hurt you pride, yo status stripped

You thought your car could bless you like it’s God

But no my father is

Idolatry it bothers Him

And when they make some hotter rims

Your gods gets rusty so you change religions like Madonna did

[Hook:]

[Rap:]

Self proclaimed kings bragging cause they on chrome

But 26 inches is a pretty low throne

[Singing:]

They riding on chrome on chrome on chrome

A pretty low throne low throne low throne

On chrome on chrome on chrome

Low throne low throne low throne

[Verse 3: Tedashii]

They look hard like OH, GOD!, and you make them they say who that?

So you look hard like you God, all the while you ain’t really got a clue that

E-ve-ry-thang (thang) was made for the king of kings

True that through the only name, higher than every name

You don’t get it then you maybe wanna move back

Yeah, I’m trying to tell ya mane yeah, I’m trying to warn ya dog

You can play me to the left like I’m dribbling to the right and get defensive but sin will scorn you dog

Leave you marred in your vision all scarred like incisions

Men marked like in prison that ain’t all dog

Pretty soon there’s an idol assuming the Lord’s title

Like He’s idle but He’s more like a sawed-off

When it comes, to His glory

Man please believe me, BOY, He don’t play that

This is more, than metaphors

Man this is the truth so baby, BOY, where your faith at

Let me help, it should be in One who provides

Better yet, the only One who could save our lives

Cause the things on this earth shouldn’t be placed first

Over Him, the only One who gave us His life

But on the cool (on the cool) it ain’t sin (it ain’t sin), if you ride rims (ride rims) (ugh-uhh)

Make it do (make it do) what it do (what it do) but whatever you do, don’t idolize them

But if you have (if you have) then repent turn back now cry out to Him

Commandment one, demands that none, be placed above this God in here

Tedashii Dum Dum

[Lecrae:]

Real skinny

Loud colored tennies

Body marked up like graffiti

I don’t push a Maserati, Beamer, Benz or Bentley

And yeah I rode a foreign, and yes I’m lookin’ spiffy

Go ahead and doubt us, but what you know about us?

We ain’t gotta follow them (No), we take another route-a

No we ain’t blowin trees bro, open up my window

I see you poppin tags, but you know that’s why yo’ ends low

I tried to tell ’em we was comin’, go on, let us in

Why they hatin’ like we all a bunch of hooligans?

No gimmicks, Spirit in my lyrics

Know when people hear it they gon’ love or they fear it

And how we flow, when we show up at a show

They say we go S.O. hard in the paint, they can’t wait for some mo’

But some others say we preachin’, some close-minded teachin’

Like we ain’t heard of Marx, Locke, and Nietzsche? Believe me

[Lecrae & Tedashii:]

Eh, They Don’t know about us, they don’t, they don’t know about us

They, They, they don’t know about us, they don’t know about

They think we Dum Dum Diddy Dum Dum

But they gon’ know, they gon’ know about us

They gon’ know about us, they gon’ know about us

Oh they gon’ know about us, they gon’ know about us

[Tedashii:]

6-2, 2 plus, go on add it up

(Hey, that’s a big problem, call it Calculus)

Math don’t subtract, but content like I had enough

Long hair, don’t care, Samoan, plus I’m tatted up

I know this blow ya’ mind, and I ain’t blowin pine

Not talkin’ women lookin skimpy every other line

Yeah, I got a dime, about to make her mine

Life in Christ got me finished like a crossed a line

With the way that you’re telling me to sell, sell out

Nah man it’s so foolish, done tryin to be you and don’t fit

Mis-fit, I don’t trip, Everybody Hate Chris

They sayin get with this, just like a membership

They talkin’ slick like this is it, but it’s just gibberish

I say I’m interested, they say ‘you different’

Oh, you gon’ know even if you don’t let us in

Eh, They Don’t know about us, they don’t, they don’t know about us

They, They, they don’t know about us, they don’t know about

They think we Dum Dum Diddy Dum Dum

But they gon’ know, they gon’ know about us

They gon’ know about us, they gon’ know about us

Oh they gon’ know about us, they gon’ know about us

[Tedashii:]

Dum on em, dum on em, like I could be

Dum on em, dum on em, like you should be

Dum on em, dum on em, like I would be

Dum on em, dum on em, yeah that’s cool with me

Eh, They Don’t know about us, they don’t, they don’t know about us

They, They, they don’t know about us, they don’t know about

They think we Dum Dum Diddy Dum Dum

But they gon’ know, they gon’ know about us

They gon’ know about us, they gon’ know about us

Oh they gon’ know about us, they gon’ know about us

Tedashii Complicated

[Verse 1 – Tedashii:]

Uh, complicated

Man you don’t know the half of it

Talkin to myself I need help

Feelin empty like I never had nothing

Torture, man it feel like torture

It’s not like I was out chasin after money and tryna get the fame and the fortune nope

Just doin what we always (do) care without a clue

That’s when I got the phone call

Man now what I’m supposed to do

Maybe if I would’ve stayed home

Maybe if I wasn’t so busy

But maybe is a maybe

A vicious serpent that leave you feelin dizzy like

[Hook – Christon Gray:]

I don’t know

I think I forgot to stop it all and now I just be on the go

I should’ve been there when you needed me really I meant to be

This wasn’t even the plan but it all just went differently

It just went differently, yeah

Tell me when it got so complicated

I don’t know I don’t know

Never used to be this complicated

Maybe I should just take it slow

[Verse 2 – Tedashii:]

Slow, feel like everything movin slo-mo

But I recognize this, easy to spot like a logo

They say it’s the calm before the storm

But how do you prepare who do you warn

How do you recover once it come

And move on after the damage is done

I don’t know everything

Everything feel messed up

I feel confused all alone in my hole still dressed up

In a suit and tie

Askin who am I

It’s the truth they lie

When I do I cry

In my crew they like

Man I need to take time and slow it down

Cause you don’t know what you be doin out here

All of my pains be [?]

Yeah ain’t none of us safe like you in the clear

Foreign to this but they new to this here

This the only way that I know life

Remindin me of my old life

It’s all bad and we don’t know why

We need to take time to slow it down (down)

Man I’m not too different from the rest of y’all

How I trotted in my pain

You might be a part

I’m too busy out there livin I ain’t tryna stop

They say I should slow it down but they don’t know it all

Out hearin what they sayin man so do I blow it all

But if I choose to do that then will I blow it all

All I know is I that I’m really trying not to fall

Swear this life is complicated

My God

[Hook]

Tedashii 116 Interlude

What’s up man, it’s your boy Tedashii. Aka T.Dot. What it do?

Check it out man, I just want to share my heart on this thing, called 116.

It comes from the Scripture, Romans 1: 16. It says: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, first for the Jew and also for the Greek.”

So what that simply means to me is this. It’s the Gospel of God that’s the power of salvation, so, it doesn’t take you plus the Gospel, your fancy words plus the Gospel, your cool dress plus the Gospel – it simply just takes the Gospel. All we are called to do is to be faithful to share it. In the scripture before this, we see Paul telling the people “I’m ready to preach to you that are in Rome.” Simply put man, be ready to preach to those around you. Don’t worry about all the rest, because the Gospel is the power unto salvation. So just be faithful to preach it. Even if it sounds foolish man, be faithful to preach it. God is powerful enough, so let’s represent him well y’all.

It’s your boy T.Dot – I’m out.

Tedashii Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel

And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lonely exile here

Until the Son of God appear

Yeah, yeah yeah

It’s right there on the money that in God we trust

Momma said “forget that money cause if God wit us”

I could go beat the block

Like I don’t need the block

I could go bleed the block

Or, I could lead the block

Every winter, bring the heat ’cause it was cold

I didn’t wanna do it, we was all alone

Every Christmas, Santa missed us, we was broke

Now I get this, gotta get this on my own

Every holiday was not a holiday

Every holiday nobody got a break

Momma workin’ just to fight to find her faith

Every hurt I felt it fell down on my face

Until the son of God appear

Every Christmas, pray that God will work the reaper

I gotta kill it for my people, I know

Livin’ like we all just hit the lotto

And is it just like me

Yeah, you made it through

God is with us, that’s the truth, I’m the proof

He made me new, yeah

I be out watchin’

When while I’m shoppin’

Wish I could cop it

Regardless, he got me

God is still with us, I promise, there’s no other option

It’s right there on the money that in God we trust

Momma said “forget that money cause if God wit us”

I could go beat the block

Like I don’t need the block

I could go bleed the block

Or, I could lead the block

It’s right there on the money that in God we trust

Momma said “forget that money cause if God wit us”

I could go beat the block

Like I don’t need the block

I could go bleed the block

Or, I could lead the block

O come, O come, Emmanuel…

Tedashii Jumped Out The Whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip on ’em

You know how I get homie

I’m too strong for these thug brothers

Too smooth for these rough cutters

Tryna be me my whole life

But I get caught up with that old life

Yeah, you know how the thinkin’ go

But I’m ’bout to get it on tonight

Hold tight, hold tight, whole squad with me

You seein’ them, you seein’ me, man it’s the same difference

Unashamed, unashamed, no we ain’t changed

Ok, your boy might be a little different

Go hard, like concrete, oh Lord

When you tell me I be in these streets, yeah

Get it poppin’, quick, quick, quick

That’s the feelin’ jumpin’ out the whip

[Hook:]

Jumped out the whip, now we ain’t got no problems

‘Bout to get lit, ain’t nothin’ that gon’ stop us

They can feel it but they all in they feelings

They can get it, tell ’em all better get it

They can feel it and it’s all alright

They can get it, get it yeah, yeah, yeah

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

And I jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Man, I jumped out the whip

Jumped out the whip on ’em

I’m bein’ me, I’m the one and only

Steppin’ out so clean, ain’t a stain on me

Ooh it’s goin’ down, and now they know

Swingin’ hard like I’m Andre Ward

Make it slow, tell ’em press record

I ain’t playin’ around

Yeah, yeah, they givin’ up but I’m stayin’ down

Get it right, man I’m gettin’ to it

Why we livin’ and flippin’ in it, this is why we do it

Malo lava, malo lava, man it’s so good

And I’m jumpin’ out the whip to prove it

Shine on ’em, yeah, man we shine on ’em

Every time, wastin’ time, ain’t got time for it

Whip clean, my whip clean

I ain’t ridin’ dirty, man I’m pristine jumpin’ out the whip

[Hook:]

Jumped out the whip, now we ain’t got no problems

‘Bout to get lit, ain’t nothin’ that gon’ stop us

They can feel it but they all in they feelings

They can get it, tell ’em all better get it

They can feel it and it’s all alright

They can get it, get it yeah, yeah, yeah

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

And I jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Man, I jumped out the whip

They say that you did it, you jumped out the whip

Know you can feel it, you jumped out the whip

Swag on a milli, you jumped out the whip

How you gon’ get it, you jump out the whip

Tell ’em this is how we roll

Jumpin’ out the whip, this is how it goes

From the Bay to the A, H-town where I’m from

Tell ’em dog, it’s time to get it on

[Hook:]

Jumped out the whip, now we ain’t got no problems

‘Bout to get lit, ain’t nothin’ that gon’ stop us

They can feel it but they all in they feelings

They can get it, tell ’em all better get it

They can feel it and it’s all alright

They can get it, get it yeah, yeah, yeah

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

And I jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Jumped out the whip

Aye, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Man, I jumped out the whip

Tedashii This Song’s For You

[Verse 1:]

9 years old gettin dropped off at sunday school

Class clownin with my boyz I jus wana be kool

See, I grew up thinkin that church was for the preacher

Until I met brothers who wanted to reach us and teach us

How to study our bibles to see what it means

And show Christianity isn’t just about what it brings

But sadly there was some who lived opposite of scripture

Christians to the public who muddy up the picture

Cause for too long cats like Kelz and Mase been the spokesmen

All the while the public see us a joke man

So this song is for the true shepherds

Who prove selfless, whose aim is to aid the true helpless

How many brothers like Spergan and Piper,

Tom Nelson, John Edwards, brothers who make disciples

Those because of Ezekiel 34 shepherd the flocks as a true pastor of the Lord

[Chorus:]

Let’s here it one for the pastors and preachers,

Those who was burnin to teach us just so they can reach us

And two for big momma Madea, granny Mae, all those who would pray us through the faith

And three for the crowd of many witnesses

Who stood for the faith and paved the way so we could witness this

Kingdom people this songs for you, kingdom people this songs for you, so let’s go

[Verse 2:]

I was a hard-head growin up in Buzzeroot Texas

Where the girls would stand stacked and the men would plexes,

But nobody seems to care so my cousins was reckless

But for moms and madea that was more than what’s expected

From their perspective, life wasn’t over

They all had a sense of hope that was based on Jehovah

And more over, they knew the life to come,

They had a love for the people based on Christ the son

And as I write this song, I can remember many times I left home

Momma cryin just wishin I had tried

Well I tried it momma, and I kept it too, I praise God for Madea that was prayin me through

Thank you Miss Luke, Momma Grant, and Aunt Jessey Mae,

Momma, all those who was prayin through the faith

This is for you, and no one in the world can compare to ya

To me Madea is more than a Tyler Perry character

[Chorus]

[Verse 3:]

There are those that have gone on, and gone home,

To worship at the throne but their lives live on

It’s the presidence of faith that gives the evidence of faith

Exhorting residence of grace that lay aside every weight that hinders our race

True examples from the Father

That even if we’re martyred, our faith shall never falter

I pray that we trust in the Father like Jacob and Joseph

True faith hall of famers like David and Moses

And I praise God for our present day models

From the Columbine daughters to my spiritual fathers

I thank you God for the highly Kenan Lecraen show

Godly men as an example of which to go

And to the sisters I see ya’ll holdin it down, standin firm for the faith like lightpoles in the ground

This song is dedicated to all ya’ll whos true

Kingdom people let’s go this songs for you

Tedashii Rock A Bye Baby

Rock-a-bye, baby

In the treetop

When the wind blows

The cradle will rock

When the bough breaks

The cradle will fall

And down will come baby

Cradle and all

Baby is drowsing

Cosy and fair

Mother sits near

In her rocking chair

Forward and back

The cradle she swings

And though baby sleeps

He hears what she sings

Rock a bye baby

Do not you fear

Nevermind baby

Mommy is here

From the high rooftops

Down to the sea

No one’s as dear

As baby to me

Wee little fingers

Eyes are shut tight

Now sound asleep

Until morning light

Tedashii Messenger

One time for the Osage

I’m just the messenger

I’m just the messenger

Yeah I’m the next one up

I know the way I know the way

Top floor I’m stepping up

Forgive me for messing up

Lights out like prisoners

They want the blessings but I want the one they from

I’m just the messenger

From the beginning there is no pretending yeah I am original

I lost my son but I’m still pressing on when I wanna just give it up

Here for my kids I’m trying to live this life it’ll mess you up

Say what you will I’m keeping it trill I’m here that’s a miracle

Live in the light let’s get it tonight yeah

I’m just the messenger

I’m just the messenger

Yeah I’m the next one up

I know the way I know the way

Top floor I’m stepping up

Forgive me for messing up

Lights out like prisoners

You want the blessing but I want the one they from

I’m just a messenger

He is no fake, those Yeezy’s wait

They want to get me out

Just cause I speak my mind

Mind

Run it race the clock’s racing

Pick up the pace time’s wasting

God is watching but He patient

Take for granted what He saying

He make the play but ain’t playing

Out the way with yo plans

Throwing shade like Ray Ban

He at the end like Amen

They say they know but they doubt it

I don’t want no fakes around me

CZ with diamonds that’s cloudy

Stay taking L’s Rhonda Rousey

Roll with my squad like it’s loudy

Step in the place and it’s crowded

My section known to get rowdy

They can’t hop in till I’m out it

Flexing, yeah tell ’em that they can till they can yeah

Always saucing all day fresh up out the pan yeah

Spill it till they get it drop it poppin’ bands yeah

Life is short don’t overlook it understand yeah

I’m just the messenger

I’m just the messenger

Yeah I’m the next one up

I know the way I know the way

Top floor I’m stepping up

Forgive me for messing up

Lights out like prisoners

They want the blessings but I want the one they from

I’m just the messenger

I’m just the messenger

Yeah I’m the next one up

I know the way I know the way

Top floor I’m stepping up

Forgive me for messing up

Lights out like prisoners

They want the blessings but I want the one they from

I got to live it cause this life the only one

You got to get it like yeah yeah yeah

Don’t shoot the messenger

I had to bring it up that’s what you need me for

Can’t take the message out

I go the extra mile run it like marathon Malcolm they X me out

I know the business it’s war in these trenches they come with they weapons out

They got agendas so watch for pretenders who say they can help you out

This world is dark but I’m here with the spark and that’s how we gon’ burn it down

I came to shut it down

Down

Tell ’em I got it, I get it

Devil is real and he busy

Get Out the world trying to kill me

You can not handle the real me

I say the system is rigged

I see injustice is real

This ain’t just something we feel

When one our kids get killed

Hands up don’t shoot

Man down don’t move

Stand up go thru

Ransomed no loot

Blood bought like new

Same road new shoes

Unashamed whole crew

All I do is speak truth