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(Feat. Kirk Franklin, Mandisa)

Man I wanna tell ya'll something, Man.
Man I'm not gonna let these material thing's, get in my way, ya'll.
I'm trying to get somewhere.
I'm trying to get somewhere,
That's real and pure and true and eternal.

Father God, I am clay in your hands,
Help me to stay that way through all life's demands,
'Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
And every little thing I make up my mind to be,
Like I'm gonna be a daddy whose in the mix,
And I'm gonna be a husband who stays legit,
And I pray that I'm an artist who rises above,
The road that is wide and filled with self love,
Everything that I see draws me,
Though it's only in You that I can truly see that it's a feast for the eyes- a low blow to purpose.
And I'm a little kid at a three ring circus.

I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.

(Mr. Franklin, Step up to the mic sir)

The paparazzi flashes, and that they think that it's you,
But they don't know that who you are is not what you do,
True, we get it twisted when we peak at the charts,
Yo before we part from the start,
Where's your heart?
You a pimp, hustler?
Tell me what's your title,
America has no more stars, now we call them idols,
You sit idle, While we teach prosperity,
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me.
We're free...
Not because of 22's on the range,
But Christ came in range, we said yes now we changed,
Not the same, even though I made a fall,
Since I got that call, no more Saul, now I'm Paul.
(YEP! )

I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
Don't wanna walk away,
Don't wanna walk away

(Mandisa come on! )

How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity,
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
It's hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity,
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity.

(Lord what we gon do, We're relying on you,
All eyes are on you Lord,
All eyes are on you, all eyes are on you Jesus.)

I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
(Don't let me lose my soul, my soul.)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(This is my honesty, Father, won't you cover me.)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don't wanna walk away, and all those people say)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don't wanna lose, I don't wanna lose my soul.)

Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world,
That fight for our love, and our passion,
As our eyes are open wide and on you.
Grant us the privilege of your world view,
And may your kingdom be, what wakes us up, and lays us down.

(Hallelujah, Don't wanna lose our soul,
No, Don't wanna lose my soul.)

Hey excuse me,
I'm looking or the after party,
Toby,
Haha, yeah, last door on the left, you'll hear it.
Thanks,
No problem.

Don't let me lose my soul, I never wanna walk away,
I don't wanna lose my soul,
No, no, no.
Don't let me, don't let me, lose my soul,
I don't wanna walk away,
Don't let me walk away,
Na na na na no,
Don't let me lose, my soul,
I'm never gonna walk away.



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    CourtneyBethJan 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    OMG I went to his concert and this song is so much better in person and he sings really goos and this song has so much power and meaning that you can listen to rap without all the cursing and bad language, because its about Christ and it means alot
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    Keep your eye on the prize. It is easy to get caught up in all the distractions in the world. We should never let those things cause us to forget our purpose for living.
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    CarrieFan103897Feb 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    Most likely inspired by Luke 9:25, Lose My Soul is a highlight of tobyMac's solo career. He certainly makes his position very clear in the song. A wonderful song, although I could do without Mandisa's part (it just doesn't fit-don't get me wrong, I love Mandisa). I DON'T WANT TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE MY SOUL!
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    sharonbranamJun 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm
    I DON'T WANT TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE MY SOUL. I NEVER REALLY LISTENED TO RAP BEFORE BUT TOBY YOU ARE AWESOME MAN THIS SONG IS REALLY COOL... :-)
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    bekahbooApr 26, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    I listen to all kinds of music (Mostly Christian) but this song is awesome! CourtneyBeth I can relate to what your saying about all the songs having curse words in them. I does get rlly annoying after awhile. This song is about how Toby never wants to walk away from God or let the things around him make him fall away from God. It has so much meaning too!

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