I'm not about the hip-hop kid
I'm for your life

Well here's another stone in the walls of this lifetime, of this lifetime.
I built them tall but they gonna fall
When the days gone by, when my children cry.
When I'm gone and gray what will the people say about this lifetime?
I'll stand to say you that you came my way with the Son of love, the brightest day
Of this lifetime.

Just wanna stop and take a second to tell you how I feel.
It seems like lately I've been bouncin' from heaviness to zeal.
What's on this kids heart seems to be my only art.
Seems like my wordplay's been stoppin' before it starts.
Everytime I sit down to flip lines with dope rhymes
I can't escape this notion as the word starts to chime.
I hear this voice beckonin and callin’
“Stop your mockin' and stallin'
Who you followin', better who you leadin' and believin'?
Are you talking or decievin'?”
And another crumple ball hits the trash can
And here I stand an empty man
Just to tell you my son, baby girl
You're the one, the reason that I'm doing this
Why I pursue this.
Cause I've been burnt by a kiss
That's infected my heart and I can't part from the Son's love.
The falling dove, the Father up above
Who keeps seekin' and speakin' softly callin' with power
To shower gifts that lift burdens that bend
That's why I come around
That's why I stop to write
That's why I step now to grease these mics

Cause I'm not about the hip-hop kid
I'm for your life

Well here's another stone in the walls of this lifetime, of this lifetime.
I built them tall but they gonna fall
When the days gone by, when my children cry.
When I'm gone to gray what will the people say about this lifetime?
I'll stand to say you that you came my way with the Son of love, the brightest day
Of this lifetime

I'll grab these chrome domes and wet these pop shields
Belting out these simple tones over these winding reels
Just so you can rock flows and twist on radios
Spinning disc and rolled tapes and waxes turning in your phone
When all is said and done and the record has been spun and the tape has been run
The CDs all scratched, it ain't my day in the sun
What will they look back and say was the brush of my pen the reason I got in?
What did I leave for my kin, my peers and all my peoples, my friends and all my equals?
Was I tripping up my folk or mountin wings like eagles?
Was evil in my will or will blessing now for this child
I've gone wild for miles with rhymes and sparked smiles to get ya’ll to a place
Where you look me in my face to breathe and to taste a love that will erase
The teeth grinding hopeless finding all the painful past mining the caves of corruption
Turnin back to nothing but all the while you want your father's, a father's heart
Lord, I can't do you justice but I did my best spoke my chest
I leave it up for you to do the rest cause when the fire refines all else is just ashes

Well here's another stone in the walls of this lifetime, of this lifetime.
I built them tall but they gonna fall
When the days gone by, when my children cry.
When I'm gone and gray what will the people say about this lifetime?
I'll stand to say you that you came my way with the Son of love, the brightest day
Of this lifetime

I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready
To make a rock my home
I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready
To build with bricks of gold.


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    General CommentThis song is about Mat getting a reality check from God-to make sure that he is not getting into the wordly side of music and influences and keeping God as his focus and main influence. He even mentions "who you mockin, followin" and so on. He is also saying that this is not just about making good music, but music that can change lives. And to me him saying that he is ready to build with bricks of gold-means that he is ready now, to be completely used by God through his music
    mkearneyfan#1on February 09, 2007   Link

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