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Cross Movement - Hold it down
(from the album Human Emergency)
© copyright John K. Wells

Verse 1: This thing is fatal
Long before the cradle
While prenatal
Sin seeped in through your navel

None escape the curse
cause none escape the verse
(“But we got”) Cheese!...
Please put away the purse

Cause there’s a thief coming to pull off a heist
Appraise your life and smash up your ice
How bad can it get?
Well, you gonna throw a fit
when all your Bling! Bling! turns to psst, psst!
(Note: Psst= nothing. This is not a substitution for anything else)
All your shine will be snuffed
all your Plat. will turn rust
but what do you do when life’s a must

Is what your screaming
but your meaning is leaning
cause that would make your existence no different than a demon

Cause though we too were condemned, each man now has a choice
to choose Christ and rep with more than your voice
Cause just what is it that you’re really telling me,
when you say you love God but live the life of Be-elzee?
Even demons tried to say, “Son of God, what up?”
Jesus would turn ice grill and say, “Shut up!”
How you gonna try and praise the Most High,
when you know your native tongue is a lie
So if you say you see life through the eye of Minolta Picture what Christ condemns in our culture

Peep the clear picture
It’s a muddy mixture
How is a Celtic gonna play 76’er?
We need elixir, when the trickster seems Royal

Yall, McDonalds don’t serve flame broil
If your truly lost, but now found
If He’s truly lifted up, hold it down

Chorus: You try to show’em day from night (They’re like, “What!”)
You try to tell’em wrong from right
You say yo live the life, That’s why we gotta hold it down
You tell’em righteousness is tight (They’re like, “What!”)
You tell’em to walk in the Light
Praise God when you get your Mic
That’s why we gotta hold it down
In front of rich men and Ceasars (Hold it down)
When everybody’s screaming Jesus
Even if they ain’t believers

Verse 2: And this ain’t vendetta
Love is better
we just saying if it’s real you can smell (the) leather
(like) Niagara=Falls
vapor action=Halls
and true Lemonheads tighten up jaws
We talking Cause and Effect,or called and elect
Which means when Christ chose you
You lose the choice to select
Whether or not
You think righteous living is hot
When heavenly minded
It’s the only choice you got

It’s getting late, every soldier got to carry his weight
Yo, we contending for the faith Baby Boy

And you to Sis, If you chose to enlist
In His Salvation Army then it goes like this

Because of the sacrificial bleeder
We follow the leader
feed the soul and starve the Saturday night fever
Either give a committed pound and bring your sword
Or side with this world, name your Lord!
Cause the True God don’t need an upgrade like your Pentium
Why change His whole steez to meet the needs of this millennium?

He won’t and you can’t, So like the deer pants
If you thirst after God, Then raise up those hands
Our God has got plans, Much different from man’s
So either choose His, Or be down with Satan’s
But you can’t love both, believe me you’ll choke
taking deep breaths in Heaven, While inhaling hell smoke
Both wheat and both tare
Grow up together right here
And we can’t separate
And that Christ made clear
But he also gave Truth, To let us see Duke
You can hide behind lies, But can’t hide fruit
So if you headed Uptown, And like how this sounds
Then keep them hands up, For a sign that your down
If you were once lost , But now your once found
Then All God’s people, Gotta (or Say) “Hold it down!”

Repeat Chorus