(feat. faith evans)
i know that my saviour lives and at the end he will stand on this earth
my flesh may be destroyed but from this body i will see god
yes i will see him for myself and i long for that moment….
gran’ma, i really miss you and it ain’t been the same
i drop a tear when i hear ur name
mary ella holloway why you gotta be so far away?
you used to say “don’t worry, it’s gone be ok”
but it ain’t. it’s like, when you left, you took the lord wit you
why could not i come when he came to get you?
d-mn, i really miss you i had to say it again
i remember the time when i was like, ten
and crept up in the neighbor’s yard, yeah, bein hardheaded
you told me that i would get it, you said it! and boy did i get it!
but after you spanked me, you hugged me
kissed me on my forehead and told me that you loved me
and i saw that it hurt you more than it hurt me
i thought how bad could this hurt be?
i know now that’s why i’m dead outta luv
whut i wouldn’t give for one more hug
[chorus sung by faith evans]
baby, it’s gone be ok” (baby its gon be okay)
she usta tell me that….
“baby, it’s gone be ok” (everything will be alright)
i really miss hearin’
but i’m about to say a couple of family members gone hate me
but i’m gonna let you know whut’s been goin on lately
you know since you left a lot of things bout your kids done changed
yah jackie’s still crazy and i don’t know what’s up with james
ain’t seen jerry in a while, you know he walks like you
and rene’s back in jail, you know she talk like you
but q is doin real good now, she workin’
rhonda’s still runnin around, trickin, jerkin’
buckeye’s buggin’, he gone lost his mind
and jarvus back outta jail, doin’ fine
and collie he gone changed it’s not all about hisself
and my father…. well…. that’s sumthin else….
and b-tt he’s my dogg he done owe his grandma ground
my great gran’ma makin a lout of trips outta town
but that’s a good thing, if only i could hear you say once more
oh lord, the comfort it would bring
you left behind a mother, eleven kids and eleven grand kids
and since then two of your grand kids then had kids
i had a boy named tacoma, xavier’s brotha
that’s right… it was xavieur made you a great grandmother
uhhh i thank you for the best times of my life
i thank you for when you first met her, accepted, and luvvin my wife
i thank you for those sunday dinners, they were vital
i thank you for my life (whut!) i thank you for my bible (uhh!)
i thank you for the song that you sang in the morning “amazing grace”
while i’m yawnin’
i thank you for the two beatings that you gave me
cuz i know somewhere along the line, those two beatins saved me
when you died, i cried like a baby ahh!
i begged the lord to take me uhhh
cuz no-one else could give me whut u gave me
and like when everything comes to an end
i pray that i go to heaven to see you again
how sweet thy sound
that saved a wretch like me…
i once was lost
but now am found
but now i see, yeah