"Genuine" as written by and Al Anderson Tony Villanueva....
I see you passing by
I don't where
I don't know why
You choose to go the way that you're going now
You've been a friend of mine for many years for a long time, but..
You just aren't you today, so what's on your mind
You just won't speak abut it
think about it
be about it
Gotta make yourself aware that you're goin' astray
You're trying so hard to fit in

What you need is something genuine
What you want is something real
What you you need is something truthful
I know you do
I know you do
I know you do
'Cause I need it too..
What you need
What you need
What you want
What you want
What you need
What you need
Something Genuine.

You cry yourself to sleep
Sleep at night but once the night is gone
And you prepare to face a brand new day
You hide yourself behind that mastermind
You're in disguise
It's as if you try to put a mask on your pain

You Don't know who you are
What you're about
where are you now
You're becoming someone that you don't want to be
You're trying so hard to fit in

What you need is something genuine
What you want is something real
What you you need is something truthful
I know you do
I know you do
I know you do
'Cause I need it too..
What you need
What you need
What you want
What you want
What you need
What you need
Something genuine.

He loves you for who you are now and who you will be
Don't fear living in truth there's reality
I don't have all the asnwers but I know One who does
And I know there's freedom and truth
I got to Him because

What you need is something genuine
What you want is something real
What you you need is something truthful
I know you do
I know you do
I know you do
'Cause I need it too
What you need
What you need
What you want
What you want
What you need
What you need
Something genuine.

What He has is something genuine
Who He is is someone real
What He gives is something truthful
Its what He has its Who he is
Its what He gives
And I need Him too
What you need
What you need
I Need Him Too
What you want
What you want
What you need
What you need
Something genuine.


Lyrics submitted by AKChick

"Genuine" as written by Tony Villanueva Al Anderson

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    General Commentyeah yeah! Thank you AKChick for following up on your promise! This song was THE song to make me totally fall for Stacie O. This song means countless things to me...can't explain in words. Stacie rox, aren't u glad she's a Christian?
    pureOwTkAsTemotionon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song is this one. does any know if she's got a new cd?
    hiphopgirlon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so truthful cuz we all do need god!

    Stacie is my inspiration!
    ellie1on September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song! it means a whole lot!
    SimplePlanRockson January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSTACIE ORRICO IS INCREDIBLE. THIS IS A MAFNIFICENT SONG! SHE WROTE A BOOK NAMED "GENUINE" WHICH EXPLAINS THIS SONG'S MEANING. THIS SONG IS ABOUT HOW JUST AS WE ALL STRUGGLE TO FIT IN AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES, SHE HAD TO ENDURE THIS ALSO. IN MIDDLE SCHOOL SHE WANTED TO FIT-IN AND BE CONSIDERED COOL, SO SHE STARTED DOING THINGS THAT WERE OUTSIDE OF HER CHARACTER AND FAITH. SHE DID THINGS SHE WAS UNSURE OF. THEN, FINALLY SHE BROKE DOWN, AND PRAYED FOR HELP TO GOD. THEN SHE REALIZED THERE WAS NO REASON TO TRY TO BE COOL OR WHAT THE KIDS AT SCHOOL OR OTHER PEOPLE WERE. FOR, THOSE SAME PEOPLE WHO SEEM SO COOL, AND CONFIDENT AREN'T ANY GREATER OF MORE LOVED BY GOD, WHICH IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN THE END. SHE REALIZED THAT NO ONE IS PERFECT OR INVINCIBLE. ALL OF OUR FLAWS ARE THERE TO EMPHASIZE GOD'S POWER AND MERCY, WHICH IS WHAT HAPPENED IN STACIE'S SITUATION.
    THROUGHOUT THE SONG STACIE IS REFERING TO HERSELF. IN THE FIRST VERSE SHE IS SAYING THAT SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHO SHE IS ANYMORE:"YOU JUST AREN'T YOU TODAY, SO WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND."
    OneNOnlyNatieon June 11, 2010   Link

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