"The Way He Was Raised" as written by Joshua O. Turner, Mark Benton Narmore and Bobby Wayne Tomberlin....
He always wore those worn out flip-flops
Spent hours in his Daddy's workshop
He loved being on the water
Fishing with His friends
He always listened to the old folks
When they'd tell stories and crack jokes
Didn't talk back to his Mama
When she got onto Him

Oh, that's just the way He was raised
Had to finish all His chores 'fore He could go outside and play
they always went to church that's were he learned how to pray
And that's just the way He was raised

He grew His hair out when He got older
Grew it clear down to His shoulders
Started hanging with the outcasts
When He went off to town
Some called Him a troublemaker
Even some said a lawbreaker
No matter how they talked about Him
He never put nobody down



'Cause that's just the way He was raised
When people start to gossip, He'd just walk away
He always loved his neighbor no matter what they'd say
Oh, that's just the way He was raised

On a cross, on a hill
That long haired boy was killed
All our sins washed away
When He walked out of that grave

Oh, that's just the way He was raised
there's no way we can measure
The sacrifice He made
He knew He had to die
For our debt to be paid
Oh, that's just the way He was raised

It took the hand of God to roll the stone away
And that's just the way He was raised
Yeah, that's just the way He was raised


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"The Way He Was Raised" as written by Bobby Wayne Tomberlin Mark Benton Narmore

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, MIKE CURB MUSIC, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentThis song is so amazing. The first time I listened to it, I was just thinking, okay nice song about a typical small town boy. Then I got to the end and was just blown away. I listened to it again, immediately after and I couldn't believe it. It is a song all about the life of Christ, which up until the years of His public ministry, was pretty typical. You really think it is just a normal kid, then when you hear the lines "On a cross, on a hill, that long-haired boy was killed" you realize this kid is anything but normal. Then, at the end, "the way he was raised" takes on a new meaning (raised from the dead as opposed to childhood raised). This is a terrific song.
    mmms2009on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing. The first time I listened to it, I was just thinking, okay nice song about a typical small town boy. Then I got to the end and was just blown away. I listened to it again, immediately after and I couldn't believe it. It is a song all about the life of Christ, which up until the years of His public ministry, was pretty typical. You really think it is just a normal kid, then when you hear the lines "On a cross, on a hill, that long-haired boy was killed" you realize this kid is anything but normal. Then, at the end, "the way he was raised" takes on a new meaning (raised from the dead as opposed to childhood raised). This is a terrific song.
    mmms2009on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree mmms2009, the whole song takes on a new meaning when you hear the song for the first time, and that realization of who he is talking about sends chills down your spine.
    Plums72on July 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnothing like another song about God from a racist.....
    *scoffs again
    cwk2on March 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTotallly agree with mmms2009. Great song with a great meaning
    Tokozon November 26, 2010   Link

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