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We at war
We at war with society, racism, terrorism, racism and most of all we at war with ourselves
(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me) with me with me with me [fades]

You know what the Midwest is?
Young & Restless
Where restless Niggaz might snatch your necklace
And next these Niggaz might jack your Lexus
Somebody tell these Niggaz who Kanye West is
I walk through the valley of the Chi where death is
Top floor the view alone will leave you breathless Uhhhh!
Try to catch it Uhhhh! It's kinda hard
Getting choked by the detectives yeah yeah now check the method
They be asking us questions, harass and arrest us
Saying "we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast"
Huh? Yall eat pieces of shit? What's the basis?
We ain't going nowhere but got suits and cases
A trunk full of coke rental car from Avis
My momma used to say only Jesus can save us
Well momma I know I act a fool
But I'll be gone til November I got packs to move cuz

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me)
The only thing that I pray is that me feet don't fail me now
(Jesus Walks)
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
(Jesus Walks with me)
I want to talk to God but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me)
The only thing that I pray is that me feet don't fail me now
(Jesus Walks)
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
(Jesus Walks with me)
I want to talk to God but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long

To the hustlas, killers, murderers, drug dealers even the strippers
(jesus walks with them)
To the victims of Welfare for we living in hell here hell yeah
(jesus walks with tthheemm)
Now hear ye hear ye want to see Thee more clearly
I know he hear me when my feet get weary
Cuz we're the almost nearly extinct
We rappers is role models we rap we don't think
I ain't here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way I need Jesus
So here go my single dog radio needs this
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins
And bring the day that I'm dreaming about
Next time I'm in the club i want everybody screaming out

(Jesus Walks)
God show me the way because the devil trying to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me)
The only thing that I pray is that me feet don't fail me now



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    Chic101Aug 9, 2011 at 11:16 am
    Just saw a video on Youtube titled 'Hip Hop A New Age Religion P2" and Kayne said "I was raised as a Christian and like yo 'Be Christ-like..be Christ-like.' I'm like no." He was talking about the fact people told him to be like Jesus Christ and he just said he don't want to be like Him. Kayne also stated he will fall short if he tried to be like Jesus. He then said 'I don't want to be like Jesus..I want to be myself.

    Kayne West deceived a lot of people including me. Thank God, the truth is coming out. There are so many artist who deceive people. Hezekiah Walker was deceived by Krs One. They did a song together called 'I Will Make It' and 'The Raptism.' If you read the lyrics you will notice how Krs One views about Rap Music became what he wrote a few years later the "Gospel Hip Hop Bible."

    Krs-One quote - "I can approach God directly myself and so I wrote a book called The Gospel of Hip Hop to free us from all this nonsense garbage right now. I respect the Christianity, the Islam, the Judaism but their time is up." To recap: KRS-One's book is the new Bible, it's going to be the best selling book on earth, and no matter what God thinks, hip-hop is the new religion of the world.

    "Hip Hop A New Age Religion P1" actually shows Krs One talking about his Gospel Hip Hop Bible he wrote.

    It is the devil using people like Krs-One and Kayne West trying to deceive us into worshiping him. That is why God don't want us to listen to secular music because if we listen to it and act like we like it we are worshiping the creator of the song which is satan. Christian Secular Artist should not collide together and it is not right because God don't want the Church and the world together. You can not serve God and satan. God still regin forever more! Praise be to the only true and living God!

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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 1:01 am
    People sing about nasty things and they play it on the radio but if its about jesus it wont get played
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    UnregisteredDec 30, 2011 at 1:46 am
    I honestly wish he would have reworded the part about "what, you eat pieces of... " because he could have said "what ya'll are raunchy" instead of repeating the bad word again. But kanye is a mix of dark and perfectionistic. He is god if god expected perfection and he is jesus if jesus were really demented. He is touched by god, and that's why he makes such wonderful hip hop rhymes (i prefer the sensored versions). He is both god and the devil and as his career has progressed, he's realized that god can only make the devil perfect by letting the devil be devilish in a perfectly socially acceptible way ;)
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    UnregisteredNov 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    To all those who criticize this song remember the lord came to save sinners nt those who think èy r right. Only è sick require a doctor. Remember è pharisees, seducees & teachers of religious law. The man made an effort & we shld pray 4 god 2 hev mercy on his soul 4 there r a lot of distractions in this world. Where is è love my fellow breathren 4 those who belong to christ shall be recognised by their love

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