Updated: Sep 12, 2022
(A song for Aaliyah)
I watched my momma cry
When she saw that I would die
Tryin' to be a gangsta thug
Live a life she nevva dug
Watched my momma hang her head
Cause she knew one day I would be dead
Lost forever in a grave
Cause I chose to be a slave
Of the one who put me in a chain
'stead of the One who frees from pain.
Then one day I saw the light
Walked up out of sins dark night
Chose to live a life that's free
Serving the Christ of Calvary.
So today I choose to sing
Praises to God, Christ the King
Tellin' people the reason why
One day I'm gonna live on High.
Yeah, you heard me right Now I sing, yeah
Hey, I sing the songs of the redeemed!
I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow
Letting me know He's got His eye on me.
Yeah, That's it! Yeah, that's right
Watching me live totally free
Watching me being totally me
Free from all my crazy past
Got a new name that's gonna last.
I sing it high, I sing it low
Telling it wherever I get to go.
Now when I see my momma cry
She's crying with her head up high
Crying tears of happiness
Cause I'm walking with the blessed
Singing every happy song
Singing them all day yeah all day long
Free yeah! Free, oh yeah, yeah, hey!