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Follow God - Kanye West

The Experience: Boss up and change your life you can have it all... Your value doesn't depend on the last person to treat you wrong...
The Vibe: Struggle.
The Topic: Christianity.
The Value: Faith. Trust. Perseverance.
The Tension: Aah! (frustration when you fail) VS. Father I stretch stretch my hands to you (the trust in God's goodness that keeps you striving to be live Christ like).

Music video: Kanye and his father travel an empty wintry landscape underlines Kanye's story about his children's fear of walking through their first snowfall... until their father makes footprints for them to follow.

The Meaning of Follow God: Kanye West explores the tension of trying to live your life right. You have to convert over and over again every day: he said that ain't Christ like. Following Christ is a lifestyle that stretches you. It's hard. You have to ask for help and try and fail and get up again. You'll face frustration at your faults: Aah! But you'll also be sure that there's a God who understands and helps. That certainty is the melody that runs through the whole song and your whole life: Father I stretch, stretch my hands to you.

Ask yourself: Will you stretch? Will you follow?

EP: Jesus Is King - 2019

LYRICS:


[MUSIC VIDEO (voiceover): What does it really mean, to follow God? Like, as I stand here today, I'm reminded of the first time my children ever got an opportunity to be in snow. And when we walked outside, in the snow, they were very fearful, in terms of the steps that they would take. And what I did, was I walked in front of them, and I took steps, and I said to them, "Instead of creating your own footprints, walk in the footprints that I've already made".]

(Father, I stretch
Stretch my hands to you)

Lifelike, this is what your life like, try to live your life right
People really know you, push your buttons like type write
This is like a movie, but it's really very lifelike
Every single night, right, every single fight, right?
I was looking at the 'Gram and I don't even like likes
I was screamin' at my Dad, he told me, "It ain't Christ-like"
I was screamin' at the referee just like Mike
Lookin' for a bright light, Sigel, what your life like
Riding on a white bike, feeling like excite bike (Stretch my hands to you)
Pressin' on the gas, supernova for a night light
Screamin' at my dad and he told me, "It ain't Christ-like"
But nobody never tell you when you're being like Christ
Only ever seein' me only when they needin' me
Like if Tyler Perry made a movie for BET
Searchin' for a deity, now you wanna see it free
Now you wanna see if we, let's just see if three a piece
Tell me what your life like, turn it down, a bright light
Drivin' with my dad, and he told me, "It ain't Christ like" (Stretch my hands to you)
I'm just tryna find, I've been lookin' for a new way
I'm just really tryin' not to really do the fool way
I don't have a cool way, bein' on my best, though
Block 'em on the text though, nothin' else next though
Not another word, letter, picture, or a decimal (Father, I stretch)
Wrestlin' with God, I don't really want to wrestle
Man, it's really lifelike, everything in my life (Stretch my hands to you)
Arguing with my dad, and he said, "It ain't Christ like"

Man
You know, it's like
Somebody only close who can get you, like, off your
I be on my
I woke up this morning, I said my prayers
I'm all good, then I tried to talk to my dad (Stretch my hands to you)
Give him some advice, he starts spazzin' on me
I start spazzin' back, He said "That ain't Christ like"
I said, "Aah!"

[MUSIC VIDEO (text): My dad came to visit me at one of our ranches in Cody, Wyoming. He talked about his love for fishing, and how he would like to come here during the summers. It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend. He asked me, "How many acres is this?" I told him 4000. He replied with these three words, "A black man?"]

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