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Songs of the Day – There Is A Treason At Sea + Things Of This World (DC Talk Month Closers. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural And Nu Thang Albums

Closing out DC Talk Month are Songs of the Day “There Is A Treason At Sea” from their 1998 album Supernatural and Things of This World from their 1990 album “Nu Thang”. There Is A Treason At Sea is track #14 of 14. Meanwhile Things of This World is track #6 of 11 from their 1990 album “Nu Thang”.

“There Is A Treason At Sea” is an epic spoken-word poem that caps off the Supernatural album epicly. It is an amazing contemporary poem, an amazing metaphor of life and the reality that God is the only one whom is ultimately in control. As such, “There Is A Treason At Sea” is a perfectly fitting close out to DC Talk Month! I hope you enjoyed!

There Is A Treason At Sea DC Talk Song Lyrics

I am solo in this world of water
Only the tip of a sunrise visible
Like the morning light in a little girl’s eyes
I crave this freedom
I find it only in this little ship
Just my soul and its bread and butter
I am comfortable
But there is a reason at sea
Is it me?
It is a wonder, supernatural cover of war
The dark ones who eternal in damnation grow
Set about me now
How they whine and crow
I am solo
In this world of wet
And bitter is my temperament
I close the door to sentiment
And I relish all my youth
I realize that I am doomed
Fear of love and fear of You
But You give me the keys to Paradise
It is You who sympathize
You and Your perfection grow
I am cradled in Your ocean’s throw
I crave your freedom, in this little ship
For You alone can chart my trip
And like these waves, I lose my grip
And I sink into Your arms

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And closing out DC Talk Month for good is “Things Of This World”. This song is the only part of DC Talk Month hailing from DC Talk’s pre-Free At Last days. This song comes courtesy of the bands 2nd album from 1990 called “Nu Thang” (An album that was preceded by DC Talk’s debut self-titled album in 1989).

The reason I didn’t include much from Nu Thang or self-titled was due to the fact that I am unfamiliar with DC Talk’s material pre-Free At Last, which was the first album I got when I was a kid. For some reason or other I never sought out their previous material. I’ll have to do that now, as I just discovered this INCREDIBLE Nu Thang track called “Things Of This World”.

Just like “Treason At Sea”, Things of This World plays out like a highly intellectual poem that will get you thinking… even though it is, technically, a rap track. It sounds unlike anything else from DC Talk, and is proof once again at how great of a band they were. Enjoy! And hopefully you’ll now be familiar with one of the greatest Christian bands of all time.

Things of This World DC Talk Song Lyrics:

Seventy years is all we got
To accumulate goods that seem to mean a lot
For the first twenty years, you’re off to school
Learnin’ principles and learnin’ the tools
To make lots of money, the ultimate goal
Gain the whole world and yet lose ya soul
Huh, humanism is on a roll

Twenty gets the the knowledge, thirty years to apply
And just twenty years left for askin’ why
I didn’t realize what it was all about
And, was there any use in this rigorous rout because

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

All done for self in this world will pass
And all done for Christ in this world will last
Sounds like a simple task

But everyday life seems to get in the way
No time to serve, barely time to pray
Our focal points lost and we get tossed
In the wind, cold facin’ the cost
Of fallin’ without stallin’ or even callin’ the Lord
While you were blackballin’
He was waitin’ for you to see the light
And find for yourself, these things are trite

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Our mind transforms a want to a need
A simple process that we call greed
Ya say ya like to have money, well I do too
The problem starts when the money has you
Workin’ overtime to keep up with the pace
A lifestyle that you want to embrace
But it’s two steps from where your needs are met
You’re keepin’ up with the Jones’, but your all in debt
Which will lead to stress, not meeting the bills
While ya sportin’ a Benz with all the thrills
The domino effect’s gotcha life in check
A temporary stitch and ya livin’ a wreck

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world, the things of this world
The things, the things, the things of this world

Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt
Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt
Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt

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For those wondering where the DC Talk guys are now, here is what they’ve been up to.

Kevin Max is now the lead singer for Christian rock band veterans Audio Adrenaline (as of 2012) and Michael Tait (the black guy) is now the lead singer for Australian Christian rock titans Newsboys (as of 2009). Finally, Tobymac founded his own record label known as “Gotee Records” and has remained an influential record producer in the Christian music scene to this day.

All three also released their own solo albums. These include: “Empty” (2001) and “Lose This Life” (2003) from Tait (he was also working on a third album called “Loveology” in 2007 but it never came out); “Stereotype Be” (2001), “Between the Fence and the Universe” (2004 EP), “The Imposter” (2005), “Holy Night” (Christmas Album 2005), “The Blood” (2007, which featured DC Talk returning as a group singing the Prince song cover “The Cross”) and “Crashing Gates” (2009 EP) from Kevin Max; Meanwhile TobyMac was also extremely busy and released “Momentum” (2001), “Welcome To Diverse City” (2004. Featured DC Talk returning to sing “Atmosphere”), “Portable Sounds” (2007), “Alive And Transported” (2008), “Tonight” (2010) and “Eye On It” (2012. Only the third Christian album ever to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and the first since 1997). So DC Talk may be only but a memory, but the guys are still alive and well!

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend
* March 30th 2013 – So Help Me God
* March 31st 2013 – There Is A Treason At Sea + Things of This World

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Song of the Day – So Help Me God (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “So Help Me God” from their 1995 album Jesus Freak. This song is track #1 of 13.

So Help Me God is the first track from DC Talk’s monumental album “Jesus Freak”, and opens the album quite nicely. In my humble opinion, So Help Me God is the only song from Jesus Freak that sounds like it could’ve been from Free At Last, in that way it transitions well into the rest of the album and kind of acts like a bridge from Free At Last’s hip-hop sound to their more modern rock sound on Jesus Freak. I absolutely love the chorus for this song!

So Help Me God DC Talk Song Lyrics

Hoping, praying, I’ve been waiting
Everybody needs somebody to love
There’s no question, straight from heaven
You’re my angel, I’m so crazy for you

(chorus)
You’re a Godsend
A blessing from above
You’ve been God-sent to me
You’re the Godsend
I’ve been dreaming of
You’re a Godsend

Holding your hand, touching your face
I will love you now and always I swear
I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds collided and I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
I was made for you, you were made for me
In this lonely world, we were meant to be in love

I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds, they crashed in
And I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

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Here’s the absolutely awesome DC Talk So Help Me God Live Version from Welcome to the Freakshow. This So Help Me God music video is absolutely awesome!

Last but absolutely not least is this awesome rock cover. This So Help Me God The Showdown rock cover was released as part of the 2006 DC Talk tribute album “Freaked!”, which also featured Jesus Freak covers by bands like Family Force 5 and House of Heroes.

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend
* March 30th 2013 – So Help Me God

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – Godsend (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Godsend” from their 1998 album Supernatural. This song is track #7 of 14.

Godsend is one of the few real romantic songs from DC Talk, a song that is directly talking about a girl yet from a Biblical, Christian perspective. It’s a fantastic song. This song used to be my least favorite DC Talk song… I’m not sure exactly how or why I thought that, maybe cause I never was big on romantic songs… There are a lot of people who love this song and have even used it in their weddings! Enjoy! :)

Godsend DC Talk Song Lyrics

Hoping, praying, I’ve been waiting
Everybody needs somebody to love
There’s no question, straight from heaven
You’re my angel, I’m so crazy for you

(chorus)
You’re a Godsend
A blessing from above
You’ve been God-sent to me
You’re the Godsend
I’ve been dreaming of
You’re a Godsend

Holding your hand, touching your face
I will love you now and always I swear
I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds collided and I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
I was made for you, you were made for me
In this lonely world, we were meant to be in love

I will never forget that first moment we met
When two worlds, they crashed in
And I found my best friend

(repeat chorus)

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Here’s a really cool video giving an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at Michael Tait as he sings Godsend. :)

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – Socially Acceptable (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Free At Last Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Socially Acceptable” from their 1992 album Free At Last. This song is track #7 of 17.

Socially Acceptable is one of my favorite songs off the Free At Last album, I really like the chorus in this one, and the subject matter is great even today. The music in this song is awesome, and it has a more rock feel than most of the songs from Free At Last. It doesn’t feel that far off from their later material, even though it has the same rap style. The verses in this song are excellent, and hit hard with their content. As with other songs from Free At Last included on Intermission, the latter version is slightly changed over the original.

Socially Acceptable DC Talk Song Lyrics

(it’s ok, it’alright)
(it’s ok, it’alright)

Yea here we
DCT is in the house boy

(it’s ok, it’alright)

What ya thinking? Doing the things you do
Who’s opinion are you listening to?
Justifying, you turn it all to gray
Synchronizing to society’s way

Society is got to be all out whack
And don’t bother with excuses rather white or black
To blame it on a color won’t get a result
Because history reveals to me how ethics are lost
In reality our decency is taking a plunge
“In God We Trust” is an American pun
Funny how it happens so suddenly
Hey yo fellas kick the melody

{CHORUS}
Socially acceptable
It’s ok (is it ok?), it’s alright (is it alright?)
Socially acceptable
It’s ok (is it ok?) in who’s sight? (who’s sight?)
Socially acceptable

Times are changing
With morals in decay
Human rights have made the wrong ok
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
About basing your plans on another mans way of living life
It’s creating a brand
Of ethics
Sure to be missing the punch
No count morals that are out to lunch
They’re sliding away because everything is ok
It was taboo back then but today you say what the hey

{CHORUS x2}

Now here we go (here we go), a come on (a come on)
Now here we go (here we go), a come on (a come on)
Now here we go (here we go), a come on (a come on)
Now 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?)
Oooh alright, ooooh ooh

We got to get back to the principles found in the word
A little “G” “o” “d” could be society’s cure
From the state that where we’re in
Because again we’re slippin’
So pray for America because time is tickin’

Socially acceptable
It’s ok (it’s ok?), it’s alright (alright?)
Socially acceptable
It’s ok (ok?) in who’s sight?
Socially acceptable
It’s ok (everybody’s doin’ it), it’s alright (everybody’s doin’ it)
Socially acceptable
It’s ok (it’s ok) in who’s sight? (alright)

Socially acceptable (da ba do da diggity…)
Socially respectable (da da din da…)
Socially acceptable (yeah yeah, yeah yeah….)
Socially respectable

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – Like It Love It Need It (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Jesus Freak Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Like It Love It Need It” from their 1995 album Jesus Freak. This song is track #8 of 13.

Like It, Love It, Need It is a head-bobber about the state of the current generation who spends their time complaining and trying to find peace of mind in everything but Jesus. This is such an awesome song, and it holds up extremely well.

Like It Love It Need It DC Talk Song Lyrics

VERSE 1:
Under these circumstances they can hardly cope
Notice their fleeting glances and their lack of hope
I offer this suggestion they don’t seem to care-o
This is my generation drowning in dispair-o

You’ll never find peace of mind in your pool of self
You’ll never find peace of mind in a sea of wealth
You’ll never find peace of mind in your rock and roll
You’ll never find peace of mind if you sell your soul

CHORUS:
You gotta like it, You gotta love it
I know you need some Jesus in your life
You gotta like it, You gotta love it
I know you need some Jesus in your life

VERSE 2:
We circumvent our feelings through an angry sound
He who complains the loudest wears the fattest crown
We’re anti-everybody call it paranoia
Well, I ain’t no judge or jury, but I’m praying for ya

You’ll never find peace of mind in your lucky charm
You’ll never find peace of mind on a hippie farm
You’ll never find peace of mind in a one-night stand
You’ll never find peace of mind in your superman

(Chorus x2)

Bridge/Rap:
Ya dropped right in the middle of a freak attack
Cause we’re back and we’re comin’ like that
Ya see we’re lowerin’ the boom in the middle of the tune
Cause the funk is always heavy where it’s at
So, while you’re whining all the time never changing any minds
It is clear to see your lip has lost it’s button
Cause, if ya take a think at this it is easy to admit
That the selfish way you’re living is for nothing

(Chorus x4)

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Here’s a DC Talk Like It Love It Need It Lyric Video, although the sound is worse quality.

Here is the DC Talk Like It Love It Need It Live Version from Welcome to the Freak Show, set to some footage of the band.

Finally, here is a DC Talk Like It Love It Need It Remix from the Jesus Freak re-release “Jesus Freak: 10th Anniversary Special Edition album” from 2006.

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – Lean On Me (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Intermission Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Lean On Me” from their 1992 album Free At Last. This song is track #12 of 17.

“Lean On Me” is a totally 80’s infused sing-along, danceable, harmonizing piece of amazing music. It has a really nice feel to it that isn’t lame like a lot of songs from Free At Last (well for the most part, there is a rap at the end), and still sounds great even today in 2013. It’s just a fun song. And one of the best from Free At Last.

Lean On Me DC Talk Song Lyrics

[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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Here’s a DC Talk Lean On Me lyrics video of the song.

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Song of the Day – In the Light (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Intermission Album

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “In the Light” from their 1995 album Jesus Freak. This song is track #10 of 13.

In the Light is an absolutely fabulous song, one of their best. It’s hard to pick a best DC Talk song cause all of them are fantastic, but if there was one song to show to someone, this would could easily win as it is an amazing track. It can still bring me to tears to this day, it is such a moving piece. Enjoy!

In the Light DC Talk Song Lyrics

[1, 2, 3]

I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I’ve got one for every selfish thing I do

What’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior

(chorus)
I want to be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I want to shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It’s a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Tell me, what’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior

(repeat chorus)

Honesty becomes me
[There’s nothing left to lose]
The secrets that did run me
[In Your presence are defused]
Pride has no position
[And riches have no worth]
The fame that once did cover me
[Has been sentenced to this Earth]
Has been sentenced to this Earth

Tell me, what’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior

(repeat chorus 2x)

[There’s no other place that I want to be]
[No other place that I can see]
[A place to be that’s just right]
[Someday I’m gonna be in the Light]
[You are in the Light]
[That’s where I need to be]
[That’s right where I need to be]

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Here is the live version of “In the Light” from DC Talk’s 1997 Live Album/VHS Tape “Welcome to the Freak Show”. This version is absolutely beautiful, with unique instrumentation!

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And here is an absolutely incredible In the Light StorySide B DC Talk Freaked Cover featured on the 2006 DC Talk Tribute Album “Freaked!”.

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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