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Flame - Ladies
(from the album Flame)
© copyright 2004

Verse 1: Da' TRUTH
Back then if I was a Jew the life that I led would not be common/
I would be in prayer shawls anticipatin' His comin'/
Between 1 and 30 A.D. I'd be under the Romans/
Thankin' Yaweh that I'm not a slave, Gentile, or woman/
Now don't get it twisted a woman had to be honored/
If you came from out of her womb you had to obey your momma/
For the fact that she was a woman wasn't the problem/
It's because she was forbidden to publicly read the Talmud/
Plus only allowed to be either in the balcony or on the floor divided to avoid problems/
And forbade to pray out loud/
When it came to religious life for women it was grey outside/
Till Christ came in the picture switched up some customs/
Now these same women are providin' Jesus with substance/
Leavin' Jewish men grieved they ain't agree/
Cause out of these women's means they ministered to their needs

Jesus did walk with women in a special way/
This was odd for men in the first century/
Look at God callin' women to the ministry/
Jesus did walk with the ladies

Verse 2: Flame
Look at Jesus maneuva in spite of the culture/
Taken ladies and shapin' em makin' em soldiers/
Peep this type of behavior was taboo/
Jesus seen with Joanna (Luke 8:13) would make Him a bad Jew/
But Jesus called some of the grimiest women like prostitutes/
Even some of the slimiest women in hot pursuit/
Women are weak is not the truth/
And just to prove this point ladies I got the proof/
Wouldn't be a Timothy without Timothy's moms/
Eunice speakin' to Tim in them spiritual psalms/
The way women were treated then these are similar times/
But yet the men of God recognize ya strength/
Who were the first witnesses of the empty tomb/
Who birth Jesus being a virgin Holy Spirit consumed/
Who stood for God way back in them Exodus times/
And wouldn't even let em kill they son (Exodus 1:16)


Verse 3: (Da T.R.U.T.H.):
Just think about this you're real fit in Abercrombie and Fitch/
And when you in the mall you thinkin' about how to catch fish/
Imagine you in Von Dutch on a date/
No lust in the place dude got a crush cause how you hustle your faith/
You ain't tryin' be tuck at the waist/
Cause you spend more time in the presence of God than adjustin' your face/
Listen let me cut to chase and encourage the beauty of holiness you should just want to be chased/

Ladies we know it's real and it gets hard sometimes/
Especially with the pressure of being flawless now/
You can't do enough crunches to be the perfect woman/
God ain't lookin' for perfect size but a worshippin' woman/
Ok you gain weight maybe had an abortion/
Made a mistake had a divorce and/
It still ain't over Jesus forgives this is the gospel/
So don't let that stuff stop you