"Jesus Walks" as written by Che Smith, Miri Ben-ari, Kanye Omari West and Curtis Leon Lundy....
Order, huh
Yo, we at war
We at war with terrorism, racism, but most of all we at war with ourselves

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil's tryin' to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me, with me, with me, with me, with me)

You know what the Midwest is?
Young and Restless
Where restless niggas might snatch ya necklace
And next these niggas might jack ya Lexus
Somebody tell these niggas who Kanye West is
I walk through the valley of Chi where death is
Top floor of the view alone will leave you breathless
Try to catch it, it's kinda hard
Getting choked by detectives yeah, yeah, now check the method
They be asking us questions, harass, and arrest us
Saying "We eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!"
Huh! Y'all eat pieces of shit? What's the basis?
We ain't goin' nowhere, but got suits and cases
A trunk full of coke rental car from Avis
My Mama used to say only Jesus can save us
Well Mama, I know I act a fool
But I'll be gone 'til November, I got packs to move, I hope

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil's tryin' to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me)
The only thing that I pray is that my feet don't fail me now (I want Jesus)
(Jesus Walks)
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
(Jesus Walks with me)
I want to talk to God, but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long
(I want Jesus)
God show me the way because the Devil's tryin' to break me down
The only thing that I pray is that my feet don't fail me now
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
I want to talk to God, but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long, so long

So long
(Jesus Walks with me)

To the hustlers, killers, murderers, drug dealers even the strippers
(Jesus walks for them)
To the victims of welfare for we living in hell here hell yeah
(Jesus walks for them)
Now hear ye hear ye want to see Thee more clearly
I know He hear me when my feet get weary
Cause we're the almost nearly extinct
We rappers are role models we rap we don't think
I ain't here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way I need Jesus
So here go my single dog radio needs this
They said you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tape
But if I talk about God my record won't get played
Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about
Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me, with me, with me)
The only thing that I pray is that me feet don't fail me now


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"Jesus Walks" as written by Che Smith, Miri Ben-ari, Kanye Omari West, Curtis Leon Lundy

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  • +2
    General Commenti'm agnostic, but this song is really powerful. when you hear this song, you can't help but want to listen to it, no matter what religious denomination you are, the title itself makes you think and gets you interested. the things that kanye has to say about his relationship with Jesus, and society's relationship with religion, are so right on. lyrically, the song is super deep, especially when he gets into how religious songs rarely ever get any clout in society (ironically, since american society seems to be getting more "faith-based" as ever)...especially when he talks about how radio stations will allow "guns, sex, lies, and videotapes" but rarely positive influences on the airwaves. the beat, aside from the lyrics, is tight.
    saintnateon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude... I totally agree.. I'm an atheist, but this is definately one of my favorite tracks on the cd. By far one of the most powerful songs on the cd. There's not really much else to say, I think saintnate said everything I feel about this song.
    seedlesstomon May 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I ain't here to argue about his facial features
    Or here to convert atheists into believers
    I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers
    The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus"

    freakin' superb song
    oofuson May 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthiz iz one of the most powerful songs out there....nd itz cleer to see y......thiz iz by far one of Kanye's best
    ººmuahzººon June 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing song, both musically & lyrically. kanye west is a genius.
    thats superon June 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm also agnostic, but I love the song. Very powerful, very clear.
    Xeroxon June 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentepic & powerful. i just heard this song last night and it gave me chills. i'm also agnostic but you're right, it doesn't matter what religion you are. this song is greatness.
    JustGreenEnvyon July 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
    That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
    But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh
    this is so true, and it hurts me that thats the way it is, we need to change this!
    X_pirate16on November 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI completely agree with pretty much everybody. Kanye rocks in this one.'nuff said.
    graciegrl15on April 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn Kanye's part 2 music video, as well as the original one, he himself as Christ. In his song "Otis" he sings this lyric I made "Jesus Walks" I'm never going to hell." Mistakenly, just because you make a song "promoting" Jesus doesn't mean that will save you from Hell. Jesus says in John 14:6 "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Believing in Jesus with "all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12) is the most important commandment, along with loving your neighbor, and what saves you is Rom. 5:1, "therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ". Please do not let any rapper or anything else that is not of the Bible tell you anything different. There is only one way to Heaven and thats through Christ and faith.



    kmaxon October 27, 2011   Link

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