Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Musical Truths, Day Two: Family Ties

Grandma & Grandpa (1919-2011)
Never Would Have Made It
Without the Two of Them

2.  Which song best describes your relationship with your immediate family (mother, father, siblings)?

In this one, I have to talk more towards my grandparents.  They were my mom and dad.  My dad I know practically nothing about; he disappeared before I was born.  My mom moved to California when I was three years old.  Both of them are the reason why I am the person I am today.

No song says it better for me than Marvin Sapp's Never Would Have Made It:


Lyrics to Never Would Have Made It :
Never would have made it, never could have made it, without you I would have lost it all, but now I see how you were there for me 


And I can say
Never would have made it,
Never could have made it,
Without you


I would have lost it all,
But I now how I see how you were there for me and I can say
I'm stronger, I'm wiser, I'm better,
much better,


When I look back over all you brought me thru.
I can see that you were the one that I held on to
And I never
Chorus Never would have made it


Oh I never could have made it
Chorus Never could have made it without you


Oh I would have lost it all, oh but now I see how you were there for me


I never
Chorus - Never would have made it


No, I never
Chorus - Never could have made it without you


I would have lost my mind a long time ago, if it had not been for you.
I am stronger
Chorus – I am stronger


I am wiser
Chorus – I am wiser


Now I am better
Chorus – I am better


So much better
Chorus – I am better


I made it thru my storm and my test because you were there to carry me thru my mess


I am stronger
Chorus – I am stronger


I am wiser
Chorus – I am wiser


I am better
Chorus – I am better


Anybody better
Chorus – I am better


I can stand here and tell you, I made it. Anybody out there that you made it


I am stronger
Chorus – I am stronger


I am wiser
Chorus – I am wiser


I am better
Chorus – I am better


Much better
Chorus – I am better


I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it, I made it


And I never would have made it
Chorus Never would have made it


Never could have made it
Chorus Never could have made it without you


I would have lost my mind, I would have gave up, but you were right there, you were right there


I never
Chorus Never would have made it


Oh I never
Chorus - I never could have made it without you.


Someone need to testify next to them and tell them I am stronger, I am wiser, I am better, much better. When I look back over what he brought me thru. I realize that I made it because I had you to hold on to, now I am stronger, now I am wiser, I am better, so much better. I made it. Is there anybody in this house other than me that can declare that you made it. Tell your neighbor, never would have made it. Never would have made it. Never could have made it. Never could have made it without you. Never would have made it. Never would have made it. Never could have made it. Never could have made it without you


More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/never_would_have_made_it_lyrics_marvin_sapp.html
All about Marvin Sapp: http://www.musictory.com/music/Marvin+Sapp




1 comment:

Reggie said...

My last grandparent, my 91 year old maternal grandmother died a couple of months back. I reflected on what she meant to me during her funeral. She was a special person to not only me, but my entire family.

She was the rock that held us together for so very long.

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