[Verse 1: Lecrae]
R.I.P. to Medgar Evers, R.I.P. to Dr. King
I ain't tryna' hate on my own kind
But Al and Jesse don't speak for me
I'm probably gon' catch some flack mayne
But I'mma swallow this pill like Pacman
Some of these folks won't tell the truth
Too busy tryna' get them racks mayne
Church tryna' rob my paychecks
Choir members probably having gay sex
Pastor manipulatin' hurtin' women
I wonder which he's gon slay next
Bookstore pimpin' them hope books
Like God don't know how broke looks
And telling me that I'm gon reap a meal
If I sow into these low crooks
Plus I know ol' girl a freak
And how she singin' a solo
I walked in the church wit a snapback
And they tellin' me that that's a "nono"?
That's backwards, and I lack words
For these actors called pastors
All these folks is hypocrites
And that's why I ain't at church
Truthfully I'm just doin' me
And I don't wanna face no scrutiny
As long as the church keep wildin' out
I can justify all my foolish deeds
Smoking weed, pourin' up
Keep that lean up in my cup
Maybe I could change the world
But this porn on my laptop got me stuck
Yeah I know whats right from wrong
But that there ain't gon sell a song
I rather sell my soul then save it
If that's what make my money long
It better not be no real God
With real hope, that heals hearts
That shows me that I ain't livin' up
To all the things that He put me here for
It better not be no real church
Real saints, who pray hard
And let me rock my snapback
With the 501s and the J's on
It better not be no real folk
Who don't think that they better than you
Straight or gay, drunk and high
They walk through the cold and weather wit chu
Nah we don't wanna see that
Cause that might mean "life change"
That might mean I'm worth more than money, cars, sex, and pipe dreams
Better not be no real Jesus, real forgiveness, for hurt folks
If God gon' take me as I am I guess I already got on my Church Clothes



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    Song Meaning:This is clearly Lecrae mocking the typical person who claims they're just doing their own thing and they can justify it, because they think that all churches are like the modern world makes them out to be.


    It better not be no real church
    Real saints, who pray hard
    And let me rock my snapback
    With the 501s and the J's on
    It better not be no real folk
    Who don't think that they better than you
    Straight or gay, drunk and high
    They walk through the cold and weather wit chu
    Nah we don't wanna see that
    Cause that might mean "life change"

    This is what people generally feed into their minds. They believe that there are no "real churches" or "real saints, etc" that "Don't think they're better than you" when actually, there are. There are plenty of real people out there who follow Christ by loving and NOT judging. Just because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they don't exist. If you go to a church that you don't feel comfortable, then go to another one until you find one that fits you. Everyone is different and needs a different connection.

    People believe that following Christ will mean a "life change," as if they would have to give up everything they love and live in a hole. So they typically seek reasons to not follow Christ so they can feel at ease about themselves.
    dumbestcrayonon May 14, 2012   Link

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