The Elements - TobyMac




The Experience: I lace the boots up, it's straight to the door... Not afraid to fight...

Music video: TobyMac alone against the elements, but unbowed... except when he kneels to pray.

The Meaning of The Elements: Spiritual convictions run through the lyrics bracing TobyMac for his fight against the elements.  There's something wrong with this world - this ain't the kind of place that you wanna know - and it's not our home: I wasn't made for this kind of cold and this ain't our home, nah, not even close. TobyMac isn't from here and he's at war with the elements of this world that is up in my grill and is shooting to kill and always gotta be stealing my heart and always tryin' to rip my family apart. That core intuition drives his fight: if we're not from here we don't have to settle. And strength from his true home - Father, God - fuels a no holds barred struggle that won't give in - I got spirit, I got faith I might bend but I won't break and I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down.

Ask yourself: How hard can you go against a world that tries to break you? Do you take it all the way to the end? Is what you fight for worth fighting for?

Album: The Elements (2019)

LYRICS:


I lace the boots up, it's straight to the door
'Cause this, is worth fighting for
I get my head right, the heart's gotta follow
Whisper a prayer like there ain't no tomorrow
Take a breath, and I exhale slow
I wasn't made for this kind of cold
This ain't the kind of place that you wanna know
These are the elements, I'm telling you bro
This world, is up in my grill
This world, is shooting to kill
This world always gotta be stealing my heart
This world always tryin' to rip my family apart (apart, apart, apart)

I'll fight the elements (elements, elements, elements)
I'll fight the elements (elements, elements, elements)
I got spirit, I got faith
I might bend but I won't break
I'll fight the elements (elements, elements, elements)

And I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down

This ain't our home, nah, not even close
They camouflage like we're fighting some ghost
You start to doubt everything that you know
I feel the heat and it's starting to show
They try to break us, break us, make us wanna give in
Lay down our arms, novocain us again
Lay down a fight, I could never relent
And I'ma take it all the way to the end

I'll fight the elements (elements, elements, elements)
I'll fight the elements (elements, elements, elements)
I got spirit, I got faith
I might bend but I won't break
I'll fight the elements (elements, elements, elements)

And I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down
Let's go

Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements

Father, God, let me see it for what it is
This ain't neutral we're up against
These elements push me to the fence
And then I end up on top of it
If I'm not careful…
To recognize what is pushing in
Open my eyes to these elements
Stand up and rise to these elements
I'm willing to fight, willing to fight
The elements

Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements (let's go)
Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements

Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements (I can feel it)
Elements, the elem-elements
Elements, the elem-elements



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