The Narrow Road: 1st Journey

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This album is a direct follow-up from SOC's very relevant and impactful sophomore album, "The Narrow Road." In this 8-track release are records from a diverse group of talented producers alongside SOC recording his very evident, unashamed message of Truth about the Gospel in the City Centre of England's Liverpool. Featured are talented artists from the UK, to South Africa - as well as connections with SOC's home town of Indianapolis, Indiana in the US. Without question, this release is set to be another groundbreaking milestone in the ultimate goal of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth through his love of hip-hop.

Consumers can always feel the classical inspiration consistent with SOC's classical training with heavy strings, synths, and melodies paradoxically matched with thundering bass lines and 808's to produce an authentically different yet captivating sound. The Narrow Road: 1st Journey does not disappoint as it delivers just as its predecessors have.

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released 04 January 2013

Written by SOC aka B.Paschal. Artwork by B.Paschal and Iyron Davis. Producers include UrbanLink MMG, AllRounda Beats, Beats Planet, and Young Boy Beats. Recorded in Liverpool, England in the United Kingdom.

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Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and now in Liverpool, UK, SOC interests lyricists, musicians, & music connoisseurs alike as he boldly proclaims the Gospel through his passionate love of hip-hop. Short for Servant of Christ, SOC aspires to encourage & challenge himself and others knowing his sole purpose is to fulfill the charge placed in front of us all - to boldly be a "Servant of Christ." ... more

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Track Name: Game Time
Hook
One step in front of the other – so let's go
One foot in front of the other – so let's roll
One Name in front of the others – so let 'em know
It’s game time it’s time to let the message go

Verse 1
So why they still eyeing me?
Man you'd a thought I had defied police
Don't let the subtleties bother me
Now when it come to that Word naw can't keep me quiet B

Don't try and reach - get crossed over
Shamgod - show em the Rock how could you not notice
Watch your ankles remember like its hot Folgers
Stand straight, ministering to the not sober

Filled by His Spirit / be still while He's near 'n' (and)
Fulfilled by His vision / ain't playing kind of business
Until I rest, I'm a ride in peace - shalom
And when I fall short, I keep keeping on

His grace sufficient. Thank you Abba
Maury Povich - Thank God, I am not the Father
So watch me praise dance / watch these raised hands
Came from the front lines to daytime like I’m Strahan

Hook
One step in front of the other – so let's go
One foot in front of the other – so let's roll
One Name in front of the others – so let 'em know
It’s game time it’s time to let the message go

Verse 2
Keep it moving when they’re passing by
See we either stop or go - call it traffic light
No indecision - on this narrow road it’s all green
That's why I write with letters with conviction Paul breeds

Over bars stankin' like it's raw cheese
Always on the ball – Spaulding
And Wilson too – cast away when spitting truth,
No milk  - this is meat with the written food

His Word still healing more than some chicken soup
World have us tripping - Smokey in the chicken coup
Like Friday – on this all day
Across the globe in good hands , Allstate

Ain't nothing new out here - Solomon he said it best
We know the enemies playbook - Belichick
With His Spirit we strong, naw we  never rest
That's why we share and love our brothers- shout to Everett

Hook
One step in front of the other – so let's go
One foot in front of the other – so let's roll
One Name in front of the others – so let 'em know
It’s game time it’s time to let the message go

Verse 3
They say they’re whip game - it's looking rather vicious
A priority for us? Cash, cars, and fashion isn't
(So what’s your interest?) Spreading light like I had a prism
Tell the Good News – like Dan Rather did it

Epic proportions – more than cataclysmic
Explode His kingdom across this earth like an atom splitting
Emphatic fission, now ain’t that an image
Like Acts - I see as clear as if I had a vision

Miracles they beyond probable - no statisticians
World needs one since Adam did it
Tell 'em about what the Second Adam finished
We commissioned to shout - the God-man has risen

Hook
One step in front of the other- Let's Go
One foot in front of the other - Let's Roll
One Name in front of the others - Let 'Em Know
It’s game time it’s time to let the message go
Track Name: Approval (feat. Rolanda Brooks)
Intro
I dedicate this here - to that lady who things she has to get approval from a man; to that brother who thinks he’s got to get money. You know what I mean? This is for you,

Verse 1
Coach bag with them pumps on
Cover up for this life - getting dumped on
Quietly you’re thinking what's wrong
Since he don't register – better use a touch tone

Brothers saying, " All that modesty you just gone
Why you ain’t out? You always rush home.
You too soft spoken - get your cuss on!”
Life’s different when you’re leaving out your front door

Josh 24 and 15, work with it
He shouldn’t care if you CEO or work dishes
Status don't matter - think so i term ignant
Not about what's permissible but what's permitted

Don't chase a man; let The Lord get Him
Focus on your father - know your worth isn’t
Defined by any man - on your own its worth living
Two competing hearts cant converge in Him

Hook (x2)
I don’t need man’s fame / Don’t need world acclaim
All I need is Christ / In Him is true life


Verse 2
They say money power respect; it’s the key to life
Just watch your local news, you see the plight
Need more than them contacts to see upright
More than taking’ off them shades to see the light

Biblical literacy - more than read and write
No ability - not ours. He breathes us life
Literally, the answer’s Jesus Christ
And that’s no matter what they treat us like

Yeah, and I know this
Think they run the show – POTUS (President of the United States)
Throwing up self-praise - we are so sick
That go for Jay-Z, John, Jane or Joe Smith

Can't listen to a record without "cold wrist"
Can't see a video without at least 4 chicks
Trying to get money - we try to grow pimps?
It’s crazy how humility make no sense

Most of the world is broke - no cents
I'm talking more than 80 percent– four fifths
I'm talking less than 80 pounds - no pence
Pockets empty – yeah I’m talking no lent

It all start with acknowledging we hopeless
The first step of seeing what hope is
Inspired by what the world has to cope with
I'm praise the name of Christ and I'm focused


Hook (x2)
I don’t need man’s fame / Don’t need world acclaim
All I need is Christ / In Him is true life
Track Name: One Name (feat. M. Troy Smith)
Intro
Hallelujah to Your Name Jesus.

For we all will stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, "As I live" says the Lord, "Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God" so that each of us will give an account of himself to God.  Amen (Romans 14:11-12)

Hook
All time leads - to One day
All signs point One way
All paths feed One place
All power in One Name

All time leads - to One day
All signs point One way
All paths lead One place
Bread and wine for - One Name



Verse 1
It's the Life of Christ and we remember
All our guilt we can see the end of
Complete forgiveness - His bleeding gives us
Armour up - His shield defends us

We act strong, but yeah we pretenders
Give up the old me - and we surrender
Unlock the door - so He can enter
We see it now - and He needs to fix us

I got my lenses on - and He the focus
Depending on Him - and He sees hopeless
Ain’t no matter - how deep the scope is 
We covered by the blood - and it needs to soak in

Once we believe and we know it's so
He's in our heart – and yeah it overflows
Gifts given by the Holy Ghost
We serve and tell - about our only hope (YES!)

Hook
All time leads - to One day
All signs point One way
All paths feed One place
All power in One Name

All time leads - to One day
All signs point One way
All paths lead One place
Bread and wine for - One Name

Hook B x2
From Heaven to earth - for 33
Yeah He walked among us to Calvary 
But He loved despite us - hung on a tree
And He's crushed to buy us - all for me

From the tree to the grave - we thought it ended though
But the weekend ended and They moved the stone
From the tomb ascended - and He on the throne
Hallelujah our Lord and Saviour rose (YES!)



Interlude
All whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Whoever has ears, let them hear! (Revelation 13:8)

Verse 2
From the foundation, the Lamb was slain
In Jesus name - we withstand the grave
His Spirit in us – got to fan flame
‘Till the whole world understand He reigns

And every tongue confess - knee will bow
Paradise - I can see it now
We cherish Christ - and we leap and shout
Life worship now to make Jesus proud

And we preach to crowds - see He's coming back
Rebuild His church - like it was in Acts
True Revelation and I'm loving that
The real McCoy – and I'm running back

Into His arms - I don't deserve it
Rejected Him but He said I'm worth it
Clean me white, so shout - detergent
First letter 'S' and it stand for servant

For His glory yeah- we grind to work it
No accolades - from behind the curtain
Content because when He shines it’s worth it
Our assignment - go beyond the surface

From kind of nervous to bold courageous
His faithfulness know there's no escaping
My prayer’s that my son knows His name
And that every heart - on the earth proclaims (that)


Hook
All time leads - to One day
All signs point One way
All paths feed One place
All power in One Name

All time leads - to One day
All signs point One way
All paths lead One place
Bread and wine for - One Name

Hook B x2
From Heaven to earth - for 33
Yeah He walked among us to Calvary 
But He loved despite us - hung on a tree
And He's crushed to buy us - all for me

From the tree to the grave - we thought it ended though
But the weekend ended and They moved the stone
From the tomb ascended - and He on the throne
Hallelujah our Lord and Saviour rose (YES!)
Track Name: New Day (feat. Sophie Patterson)
Intro
Yeah … We back at it again. Just trying to get the focus right, you know what I mean? Not this focus on cash, cars, and clothes and all that material stuff, but things eternal. Let’s get into this! 

Verse 1
Please! Don't define me by my net worth
What I've done or what I got see I'm dead dirt
But I guess it’s whom you know - check my network
Plugged in to the vine - immersed I went head first

Came up in His blood call it red shirt
Still fresh man - wisdom I respect her
Narrow Road free of charge – I let the net work
Share the good news - Amen - that's why I said church

Be lying if I said that it ain't rough
Promise before the cross I was bankrupt
Yeah - No credit from my merit yo
Jesus swooped in redeemed me and here I go

Now - He abide in me - and I in Him
He set the boundaries happily I'm within
No strings attached - no violins
If it ain't God first, I tell 'em try again

Hook (x2)
Start today / Go chase those clouds away / We’ve got no time to waste
It’s a new day, it’s a new day
Strive to find within you peace of mind / And you’ll have wings to fly
It’s a brand new day


Verse 2
We’re on a mission before during and after the entire song
Disregard they’re attacks when they lying homes
Just a lil' more traction – Firestone
Breastplate of righteousness fam you should try it on

And when the drama comes I hope they ask why it's so
My M-O; raise the sword high like Lion-O
Eyes open - See the His light like a giant strobe
And it don't matter if you rich or less than kind of broke

On this journey, I pray they embark soon
What parent wants they’re kids to come and disregard school?
In this world of sharks, the Word is a harpoon
Transform - to the other side of the dark moon

Don't love the world 1st John 2
Mastermind of it - (Satan) – Ra’s Al Ghul
A lifestyle that clearly more than an art to
Let's go 1st Journey: The Narrow Road - Part 2


Hook (x2)
Start today / Go chase those clouds away / We’ve got no time to waste
It’s a new day, it’s a new day
Strive to find within you peace of mind / And you’ll have wings to fly
It’s a brand new day
Track Name: Find A Way
Intro
Man - it can be so hard out here. We just need to find a way. It’s so Real.

Verse 1
It's a freezing cold world - and can't find a coat
Family not around - and I might elope
The right way seems as far east as China though
Tired of treading water? (shoot) I'm just trying to float

Bills piling up faster than I'm piling dough
Best friend's momma passed – man we trying to cope
Wifey's operating in that silent mode
And fam in Maryland contemplating suicidal goals

It’s shrinking shores on this island bro
Winter season feel way beyond “it's kind of cold”
I'm in the blue part of that fire so …
I hope it's true - the hottest part’ll purify the soul

Sometimes (if I’m honest) I’m just tired yo
Feel like checking my watch, and saying' time to go
On my knees find me crying mo'
Please Holy Spirit remind me that I am not alone

Hook
Find A Way (repeated)
I need Your help – help me / Lord please
Your Word promise that You / I need You to
Please help me help me / Yes … just, I see You working God
With Your Spirit we can




Verse 2
Used to have conversations now it's back and forth
No matter how I play tokens it just keep asking for
Bull around me - I can't mask no more
Red flags everywhere - who's the matador?

Try my best not to send these daggers north
God's providence? Can't understand all these matters boy
Please believe me - and that's for sure
Trying to fly off - '87 Challenger

Please get me out this atmosphere
Must be the last days and His wrath is near
Wish He'd hurry up - all these shattered tears
Like we had ‘Bron one sec - he left Cavalier

But thank God for His word and that it's clear 
Just a vapor - temporary we established here
Remind myself that when He spoke light it had appeared
So I might shine like my grandma in her latter years

Hook
Find A Way (repeated)
I need Your help – help me / Lord please
Your Word promise that You / I need You to
Please help me help me / Yes … just, I see You working God
With Your Spirit we can
Track Name: I Do This
Hook
(With Jesus) Yeah I do this
Can't lose / call me Parker Lewis
I see you lying on me / I see you Judas
But that's aiight though / You know I keep it moving

Verse 1
This Alpha and Omega step music
Conquer death music / don’t be left snoozing
The muck & mire - with His Spirit Step through it
The mystery of life / it’ll leave Trebeck clueless

See we got the answer / but do u know the question?
When He say who am I / show respect and
Bow your head / fall on your knees
He is I AM / acknowledge Him

Father Elohim / See we got hope now
Don't call the pope now / Read what He wrote down
Fire hot like So-Cal
Praise Yahweh (Hallalujah) - No vowels

Immaculate conception – He is so proud
My sweet brotha numpsey - seek the gold child
Pick in your hair with the fist poked out
Or up 20 4th quarter – it’s a blow out

See we winning', but really He won it
There is a heaven please don't run from it
And likewise - there is a hell
But there's a narrow road, let Him take you there


Hook
(With Jesus) Yeah I do this
Can't lose / call me Parker Lewis
I see you lying on me / I see you Judas
But that's aiight though / You know I keep it moving

Verse 2
Old school Gospel, contemporary feel
I’m an eighties baby / to Him His baby still
That’s why we pray His will / that's how you pray for real
See I'll take the One – and you can play the field 

Can't understand how these labels feel
Since that Jesus music underground we Navy seals
Give Him all the glory / the King was killed
And them nails was steel / no game / them thangs was real

When we sin we bang His flesh until
And then He said it’s finished / our Lord hanging still
Seas He made them still / we ought to praise Him still
See He was, always has, and He’s reigning still – yeah! (Hallelujah)

Plus forever more
Yeah we lost as sea / let Jesus lead to shore
The Holy Lamb sacrificed so we can pass over
His truth is here / please don't pass over

Please just ask Hova / before you time has passed over
This Truth that nations always seemed to always have to clash over
Praise the name of Jesus see He has chose you
No excuses now / His Word has told us

Hook
(With Jesus) Yeah I do this
Can't lose / call me Parker Lewis
I see you lying on me / I see you Judas
But that's aiight though / You know I keep it moving
Track Name: Second Life
Intro: Let’s go! Yeah – my second life. This time … I got to get it right

An all new episode / they watch and we let ‘em know
They ask if we rep The Lord / we holla YES f’sho!
We living our second life / this our second life (repeat)

Verse 1
Since the Son rises - it’s a new day
Feel like I’m born again - well touché
See my heart is in a new place
Since death lost its grip – no doomsday

Circumstances only prove faith
So beef, bring it on, eat it – cube steak
He was clear about it. Yeah my room’s made (John 14)
And the word see us different, like “you’ve changed”

Remind myself that fools’ll do for fools sake
Not about majority but it’s what few say
That’s why they see me now they taking two takes
Looking my direction – like “who’s he?”

I’ve heard it all. “SOC is wack, yeah that dude’s lame.”
I just stand firm on my roots – Kunte
See nowadays when it come to praise – ain’t too shamed
Pointing both hands to the sky – noon day

See me praising yep, they call your dude strange
Can't serve two masters and I’m a new slave
Got to pick one side - Choose lanes
Kicking Loud and throwing fire - Liu Kang

Hook – x 2
An all new episode / they watch and we let ‘em know
They ask if we rep The Lord / we holla YES f’sho!
We living our second life / this our second life (repeat)

Verse 2
Confess to follow Christ, yeah now I’m in Him
Saved by His grace (undeserved) – His righteousness
Time to grow up. Call it discipleship
No more sad stories – no more violins

A new earth, no pain. No more Vicodin
Patiently we wait, for paradise my friend
His chariot awaits. On clouds He’s riding in
New earth, new bodies – yeah His likeness

Anticipation got me spazzing – shout to Lupe
And in the meantime, trying to show how fruit tastes
Not making these records to hear these tunes play
Ain’t ‘bout fast money, but yet these dudes chase

We’s the same way, but yeah moods change
Harvey Dent between my old and new – Two Face
See the same picture different with a new frame
Passionate about living by what His rules say

Walking in His footsteps, the greatest Jew man
The Way, The Truth, The Life (the Christ) – Messiah who came
Isaiah know His robe – illuminates
That’s why we spit that fire - Hadouken

Hook – x 2
An all new episode / they watch and we let ‘em know
They ask if we rep The Lord / we holla YES f’sho!
We living our second life / this our second life (repeat)
Track Name: Keep On (feat. Marlon Van)
Intro:
I mean it’s so crazy out here now. So much going on in this world. Life throwing so much at us. We got to be content; keep on keeping on. And we got to keep on!

Verse 1
And I’m still on that narrow road
Avoid that rat race, stay from 'round that merry go
They be like “there he go” - but they don't hear me though 
So crank that volume up -  up up now here we go!

Feel better when you swim across, don’t need no ferry boat
Heavy I wear these clothes / fight it like I’m Larry Holmes
Know what pier we on / that keep on carry on
They say this life a journey something like a marathon

Still sprint through it / Can't skip to it
This here is "listen in the midst of life" music
Call it real talk / We call it real walk
That's why these Addidas trainers ‘bout to peel off

Coming off an album; and drop a mix tape 
This Christian walk style -see nobody gets breaks
Got to persevere; see what we’ve been through?
Shift up another gear looking in the rear view

Ain't nothing automatic; this life here manual
His plan can u tell? Father He can plan it well

Hook
I gotta keep on / keep on / keep on
I gotta keep on / keep on / keep on
No matter what I gotta keep on / keep on / keep on
I gotta gotta gotta keep on / keep on / keep on

Verse 2
Life change is only one phone call away (help us)
And when it ring fam (whats that) Please don't fall astray 
Celebrate the good - but still embrace the pain
In or out the hood - we can't escape the rain

See life'll hit and yeah I know how that canvas feel
Standing 8 count - and yeah man it's real
It ain't pretty - yeah it’s pretty scary
But in that long run God knows what's necessary

Life on this side … it's only preparation
‘Cause in the end all we got to have is reputation
So when your boy is weak, I watch that spirit work
See myself as last, He'll always end us first

So put that banner up … and let that flag fly
Infantry in motion; we watch for land mines
And when the going gets tough we got to hit it harder
I'm still climbing up that wall - Peter Parker

You got to sense it coming – eternity
Its grind time fam, nothing else certainly
Yeah my moms is gone / I mean moms is home
I'll be there soon enough … but not too long
I got to drop these songs / and keep my wifey strong
Understanding that the purpose of my life is y'all

Hook
I gotta keep on / keep on / keep on
I gotta keep on / keep on / keep on
No matter what I gotta keep on / keep on / keep on
I gotta gotta gotta keep on / keep on / keep on

Outro
The Narrow Road I keep it moving. First journey and I got to keep on. 2013 ‘till Christ comes back. Yeah I got to keep on.