I’ll Be There

I have no idea where this song came from, all of a sudden playing in my head. This timeless piece by the Jackson 5 speaks volume and I couldn’t help but allow myself be serenaded by it. Yes yes i really hope to sing it to someone someday.

You and I must make a pact,
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love,
I’ll be there (I’ll be there…)

I’ll reach out my hand to you, I’ll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I’ll be there
(I’ll be there…)

Chorus:
And oh – I’ll be there to comfort you,
Build my world of dreams around you,
I’m so glad that I found you
I’ll be there with a love that’s strong
I’ll be your strength, I’ll keep holding on –
(Yes I will, yes I will)

Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, well that’s all I’m after
Whenever you need me, I’ll be there
I’ll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love I respect you
Just call my name and I’ll be there

(Chorus)

If you should ever find someone new,
I know he’d better be good to you
‘Cos if he doesn’t, I’ll be there
(I’ll be there…)

Don’t you know, baby, yeah yeah
I’ll be there, I’ll be there, just call my name, I’ll be there
(I’ll be there…)

(Just look over your shoulders, honey – ooh)

I’ll be there, I’ll be there, whenever you need me, I’ll be there

Don’t you know, baby, yeah yeah

 

EB.

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#NP Glee Cast – Somebody To Love

Listened to this song today after a long while. Used to top my playlist.Didn’t realize it had that much effect on me. I love it. As usual, Cory Monteith‘s sonorous voice stood out for me. RIP.

Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
Take a look in the mirror and cry
Lord what you’re doing to me
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can’t get no relief, Lord!

Somebody, somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

I work hard every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own –
I get down on my knees
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes
Lord – somebody – somebody
Can anybody find me – somebody to love?

(He works hard)

Everyday – I try and I try and I try –
But everybody wants to put me down
They say I’m goin’ crazy
They say I got a lot of water in my brain
Got no common sense
I got nobody left to believe
Yeah – yeah yeah yeah

Oh Lord
Somebody – somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat
I’m ok, I’m alright
Ain’t gonna face no defeat
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I’m gonna be free, Lord!

Find me somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?

EB.

#NP Brooke Fraser – Shadowfeet

There’s something about this song.

Walking, stumbling on these shadow feet
Toward home, a land that Ive never seen
I am changing, less and less asleep
Made of different stuff than when I began

And I have sensed it all along
Fast approaching is the day

When the world has fallen out from under me
Ill be found in You, still standing
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
When time and space are through, Ill be found in You

Theres distraction buzzing in my head
Saying in the shadows its easier to stay
But Ive heard rumors of true reality
Whispers of a well-lit way

When the world has fallen out from under me
Ill be found in You, still standing
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
When time and space are through, Ill be found in You

You make all things new, you make all things new
You make all things new, you make all things
You make all things

When the world has fallen out from under me
Ill be found in you, still standing
When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
When time and space are through, Ill be found in You

When the world has fallen out from under me
Ill be found in you, still standing
Every fear and accusation under my feet
When time and space are through, Ill be found in You
When time and space are through, Ill be found in You
When time and space are through, Ill be found in You

EB.

#NP Tenth Avenue North – Love Is Here

Very deep song!

Come to the waters, you who thirst and you’ll thirst no more.
Come to the father, you who work and you’ll work no more.
And all you who labor in vain and to the broken and shamed:

Love is here.
Love is now.
Love is pouring from
His hands, from his brows.
Love is near, it satisfies.
Streams of mercy flowing from his side.
Cuz love is here.

Come to the treasure, you who search and you’ll search no more.
Come to the lover you who want and you’ll want no more, no.
And all you who labor in vain and to the broken and shamed,

Yeah:

Love is here.
Love is now.
Love is pouring from his hands, from his brows.
Love is near, it satisfies.
Streams of mercy flowing from his side.

Yeah

And to the bruised and fallen,
Captives, bound, and broken hearted.

He is the lord
He is the lord,
Yeah

By his stripes he’s paid our ransom
From his wounds we drink salvation

He is the lord
He is the lord

Love is here.
Love is now.
Love is pouring from his hands, from his brows.
Love is near,
It satisfies.
Streams of mercy flowing from his side.
Streams of mercy flowing from his side.
Cuz love is here
Love is here.

EB.

#NP Darwin Hobbs – We Worship You Today

For a while now, this song has been playing in my head. As simple as it is, the lyrics has a way of speaking to me.

[Verse: Solo]
In humble adoration we bow before your throne
As we come before your presence we honour you alone
So we lift up our voices as trumpets heralding you
You are the king of glory so this is what we do

[Chorus:]
We worship you today [x4]

[Ad lib:]
Father how we love you today and we worship you just because of who you are
o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-h.

[Verse: Choir (Unison)]
In humble adoration we bow before your throne
As we come before your presence we honour you alone
So we lift up our voices as trumpets heralding you
You are the king of glory so this is what we do

[verse]

[Chorus: Harmony]
We worship you today [x8]
We honour you today [x8]
We love you today [x8]
We seek your face today
We need you today
Hosanna today [x2]
We seek your face today
We need you today
Hosanna today [x2]

[chorus]

 

Happy New Month guys!

EB.

#NP This Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas,this is my best song so far. Such a happy song. It makes me cry 😦 {Yes, I’m emotional like that}.

Hang all the mistletoe
I’m gonna get to know you better
This Christmas
And as we trim the tree
How much fun it’s gonna be together this Christmas

The fireside is blazing bright
We’re caroling through the night
And This Christmas will be
A very special Christmas for me

Let’s go

Presents and cards are here
My world is filled with cheer and you this Christmas
And as I look around
Your eyes outshine the town, they do this Christmas

The fireside is blazing bright
And were caroling through the night
And this Christmas will be
A very special Christmas for me

Shake a hand, shake a hand now

Ooh, the fireside is blazing bright
Were caroling through the night
And this Christmas will be
So special for you and me, yes, it will be

Shake a hand now
Come on, everybody shake a hand now
Family and well be together
To make this Christmas bright, yes, we will

Pretty much social commentary.

Hi there.

It’s been a minute. As usual as part of my unadventurous life [I’m not complaining] I was home all weekend trying to recover fully. The past few weeks have been rather challenging healthwise but thank God for divine healing. But then, the harmattan decided to take it’s full course this weekend. Smh. I.Hate.The.Dryness. Ughh! Anyways, I was actively active on Twittersphere and the only thing I can say is I’m highly disgusted.

1. Almighty Beyonce.
She dropped a bombshell album and the internet went bonkers! She literally shut down cyber world. I didn’t realise until Friday that she has become a sort of deity. ”A self-proclaimed queen” Gosh! it’s sickening and frightening! Trust her voltrons to come at you if you even try to voice a conflicting opinion. If Jesus had come on that friday night, more than half of the world would have been left behind.
It’s just an album!
It’s just Beyonce!
It’s just Chimamanda!
For crying out loud.
They are human. Mortals like you and I.
As far as I’m concerned this is modern idolatry. #ShootMe!
People are literally worshipping her and her music. No doubt she is a fantastic singer, I was once a fan but I know better know. Infact it took a really long time for me to detach myself from the chains of her ”music” like every other secular musician I used to listen to.[It hasn’t been easy and I’m not perfect]. I have a problem with the kind of songs she sings. Apart from the fact that she clearly isn’t glorifying God with her content, her music doesn’t speak to me.. I can’t relate with it. Coincidentally I stumbled on the lyrics of one of the new songs, I think Partition on LIB and I’m like, really? It was so explicit. She didn’t even leave anything out. Sigh. I have better things to do really.

2. False Identities
Some people really have lots of time on their hands. They have time to script a plan and carry it out effortlessly. They have time to open fake accounts using fake identities making up lies, deceiving people and toying with their emotions. It really baffles me. But then it’s the internet. Anything and everything can happen! Twittersphere was abuzz on Saturday, two ”catfish” handles were uncovered. Long story short, some people were affected emotionally. These identities had maliciously preyed on their followership and fed them with lies. Bad thing was I was almost a victim because one of the handles in question was following me and vice versa. We tweeted at each other a few times. She even created a new blog and asked me to oversee it. I did and gave her feedback with words of encouragement like I always do. Anyways I’m glad that didn’t escalate into some kind of twitter-friendship. I’ll probably just be crying now which I almost did. Moral of the story:
Trust your instincts.
Verify.
Any account without a FB/Linkedin/any other social network on the Google search engine is most likely a catfish.
Verify.
These are perilous times and people are desperate.
End of story.

So.Much.Drama.

In other unrelated but exciting news, the blogversary is in less than 24hours. *whoop! I’ll just save all my eulogies for tomorrow.

Toodles
EB.

From The Experience 8.

Hey guys!

The Experience was AWESOME! I can’t believe I’ve missed 7 years of greatness. Gosh! The most painful was last year when Deitrick Haddon came. Still haven’t gotten over it. Half-expected to meet him there this year but I didn’t and it’s all good. I just need to add attending one of his concerts to my bucket list. But the other artistes were amazing as well. They literally brought heaven on earth.

Cece Winans – Evergreen. She oozed so much radiance and performed splendidly.
Micah Stampley – Awesomeness. His voice! Oh gawd! I can’t believe I haven’t been paying attention to him.
Midnight Crew! – Greatness! They always deliver. I danced till I had cramps.
Sammie Okposo – He delivered as well. He had me on my feet in no time.
Tye Tribett – Energy!!!! Woah! Dude was literally flying across the stage. Love his haircut tho; I remember him formerly on locs. Excellent performance!
Eben – After his first song, I felt left out. He also seems to be quite popular.Also didn’t pay so much attention to him previously. He’s good too.
Don Moen – Uber Duper Greatness. When his name was announced, there was this renewed strength that overtook me. I felt God speak directly to me though the sequence and the lyrics of his ministration. That moment was indescribable. I had no choice but to let go and let God.
Frank Edwards – I have no idea who he is. Heard his name too a few times previously. His songs seemed quite popular too like that of Eben’s. There were a couple I was familiar with that I could sing along to.

Seriously these guys are grossly underrated.

Yolanda Adams – I love the fact that I could just listen and be blessed. It was her first time and she delivered in her own way. I enjoyed it..
Donnie McCulkin – Yoooo!!!! I don’t think I can ever get tired of listening to him. He was awesome as usual!
Mike Aremu – This was the point where exhaustion took the better part of me. l could only sway along to the beats and instrumentals.
Kingsley Ike – Wow! Honestly I don’t know this guy but he is a performer!!!! At this point, the only thing on my mind was my bed. So I joined in the spirit. LOL.
Apart from the terrible discomfort caused by our sitting positions, the hunger, the various odors oozing from various bods, the annoying guys that chose to pitch their tent in front of me,my friend bailing on me, I had a swell time. I could see the stage almost conveniently and had a couple of screens to my disposal. The network was terrible, couldn’t tweet through as I’d planned. In Nigeria, crowd automatically means no network. Had goosebumps almost all through and was moved to tears especially during Don Moen’s ministration. It was a good one. I’m glad I went and even more ecstatic that I didn’t have friends accompany me. I felt I wouldn’t have connected to God like I did. The journey home was….*inserts appropriate adjective*. Anyways, I think I need some sleep.

I looking forward to #TheExperience9 next year. This time, hopefully with my DSLR. I would love to cover a bit of it.. And maybe I could start tensioning Deitrick Haddon to come, afterall he follows me.*moonwalks* ^_^.

Toddles!
EB.

#NP Breathe

This is what I’m currently listening to at the moment.
Breathe by Jane French. Love itttt!

I would hold the hand of the one who could lead me places
And kiss the lips of the one who could sing so sweet
And I would fly on a wings of a bird I knew could take me highest
Breathe in, breathe out
You keep me alive
You are the fire burning inside
Breathe in breathe out
You keep me alive
You are my fire, my passions for life

I would dance with the feet I knew could always follow
And take the road that had the straightest line
You do all of these things for me
You are all, and then some

Breathe in, breathe out
You keep me alive
You are the fire burning inside
Breathe in breathe out
You keep me alive
You are the fire burning inside of me
You are my passion for life

#NP Mercy Said No

For some reasons, this song by Cece Winana speaks to me atm.

I was just a child, when I felt the Savior leading
I was drawn to what I could not understand
And for the cause of Christ, I have spent my days believing
That what He’d have me be, who I am

As I’ve come to see the weaker side of me
I realize His grace is what I’ll need
When sin demanded justice for my soul

[Chorus]
Mercy said no
I’m not going to let you go
I’m not going to let you slip away
You don’t have to be afraid
Mercy said no
Sin will never take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away
Thank You Jesus, Mercy said no

For God so loved the world, that He sent His son to save us
From the cross He built a bridge to set us free
Oh, but deep within our hearts, there is still a war that rages
And makes a sacrifice so hard to see

As midnight fell upon the crucifixion day
The light of hope seemed oh so far away
As evil tried to stop redemption’s flow

[Chorus]

And now when heaven looks at me
It’s through the blood of Jesus
Reminding me of one day long ago

[Chorus]