Compromise feat. Manifest and Lyricks

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lyrics

Vs 1 (Dave Bak)
Feeling like I’m living in a prison of my own ambition
Do I do this for myself or do I speak for those who listen?
Do I do this music to prove to myself that I am more?
Could I do this music if I never received your applause?
What is it that makes me write this music to expose all my flaws?
Is it to expose myself or to expose Christ to yall?
Why do I hate so much to be labeled as a Christian artist?
Shouldn’t I be proud to rep all the good works that God has started?
Shouldn’t I desire to glorify my loving savior?
But I rather talk about myself and about Jesus later
I rather be like Peter following Him at a distance
Hiding myself under the shades of a Sunday going Christian
When the world exposes me and asks me just who I am
I look straight up at Jesus and say, “Surely I don’t know the man
The supposed Savior, the prophet these people state as Lord
Take a close look at my life! I never seen the man before!”
And that’s when I hear the rooster crow
That’s when I hear the rooster crow
That’s when I hear the rooster crow
That’s when I hear the rooster crow

How much have I
Compromised, compromised?
But better yet
Oh what have I
Not compromised, not compromised?

Vs. 2 (Manifest)
Nevermind the sound of my vocals, hoping you're hearing the voice of my heart now
Been doin this so long, that I've mastered pretending that everything's all smiles
But it aint though, sometimes forgot what i came for
When I know my God shouldn't take "no"
For an answer, turning to pleasures and living unfaithful
If the Lord aint everything then he's not anything
Shouldn't be embarrassing,
I’m a child of my God but live the same as the perishing
Strip away my so called "status", if i'm using it for my advantage
Keep playin' around with this God thing then to which kingdom do I bring that much damage?
'04 receiving this platform knowing exactly it's He that I rap for
Learned to drop seeds in a rap form, then it got easy to plateau,
Started getting weak falling deep in a blackhole
Misplaced the King.. like I only needed the Nat Cole
You know how that goes
Now my heart really needs that heat man it's that cold
I'm a two-face. is it too late? Everyday man I fall like I'm loose change
So all about looks I don't mind that I'm living in the gray, as long as it's cool gray
I'm indifferent, and I'm ignorant.. but Lord if you're listening
Destroy this predicament, once again God make me your instrument and I'm asking…
How much have I
Compromised, compromised?
But better yet
Oh what have I
Not compromised, not compromised?

Vs. 3 (Lyricks)
Right off the bat, from the start: I could sense disappointment,
Here comes the man who forgot the mission and the reason of his own deployment
His talks of God got avoided. He fell for the worldly enjoyment,
The Word doesn't matter, what matters to him is the power of herb and how fatty the joint is.
Given the fact: he's anointed, and that he raps on a Nuemann,
if he's not spittin the truth and lacks love than all of his raps become annoying,
Hiphop is small, it's more than it. I forgot i'm not talking, I'm recording it.
I got the ears of the youth for 4 minutes of a song. Why would I promote wrong if I'm not supporting it?
They believe that I forfeited: He's the prophet that lost it,
Used to praise God at his concerts. Helped me defeat my monsters,
Now he's a guy to take shots with. Smoke pot with.
Coward, loser. quitter. liar. backslider.
Oh my dear God
I'm so sorry...
I think I'm falling...
I think I've fallen...
When i meet a good person. There's nothing more powerful to me, cuz it's so rare to find a good person!
They wanna read me verses, on fire and they still so thirsty.
I take it personal then I'm cursing 'em cuz I'm mad cuz I remember the time I was a good person!
Who spit good verses. have mercy! Through you we saved many!
When I wrote third man, you were sad because you knew that soon I became benny...
Only to live it up, avoiding my Nineveh.
Now I feel further then a murderer that’s never heard of ya.
Lord I'm burning up with a question...
How much have I
Compromised, compromised?
But better yet
Oh what have I
Not compromised, not compromised?

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from Voices, released May 8, 2012

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