Welcome to Diverse City

 

1. Hey Now
2. Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)
3. The Slam
4. Poetically Correct
5. Atmosphere
6. Gone
7. TruDog: the Return
8. Diverse City
9. Stories (Down to the Bottom)
10. Getaway Car
11. Burn for You
12. Fresher Than a Night At the W
13. Ill-M-I
14. Phenomenon
15. Gotta Go
16. Atmosphere (Remix)
  1. Catchafire (Whoopsie-Dasy)

    Slackin’ off like a bum, I’m feelin’ ho hum I’m feelin’ luke warm like the water in my tub Started out and we was hot, looked up and now we’re not We had that fire like we was boilin’ in a pot Whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy Come, we gonna catch that Fire, I’m feenin’ for a flicker Then we’ll fan the flame up into something bigger Started out and we was hot, looked up and now we’re not We gonna catch a fire, catch a fire for God Whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy Come, we gonna catch that Whoopsi-daisy, call me crazy, whoopsi-daisy Come, we gonna catch that Fire, takin’ it from warm to hot Fire, gotta give it all we got Fire, whoopsi-daisy, call me crazy, whoopsi-daisy Come, we gonna catch that Spark to a flame, I’m flippin’ up my game I caught the fire and I’ll never be the same So unexplainable I can’t contain it, son And my retaining it would only be a shame So let me hear you say Heat, like the Kingston concrete There ain’t no stoppin’ the fire We’re straight breakin’ ground There ain’t no cooling this thing down We burnin’ up and keep’n it krunk as we know how Hear me now people Catch a fire let it burn within Catch a fire let it burn for him

  2. The Slam

    God's in the spot you can like it or not So rip the knob off the volume when you give this a shot And raise your hands as the slam starts to thicken the plot Openin' eyes to the lies of the enemies' lot So run like the wind from the sin of your past Keep your eyes on the prize when they put you on blast It's the Christ on the cross, it's humanity's shot It's a worldwide call to everything that we're not This is the slam, this is the one This is the slam, this is the one This is the slam, this is the one We gonna do it like it ain't been done before This is the slam, this is the one We gonna bring it like it ain't been brung This is the slam, this is the one We gonna do it like it ain't been done before This is the slam this is the one We gonna spring you like you ain't been sprung They came from the cities and towns all around To see the longhaired preacher from the desert get down Waist high in water, never short on words, he said Repent, the kingdom of heaven can be yours But he stopped in the middle of his words and dropped Down to his knees and said, behold the Lamb of God He's the one, the slam, don't you people understand? You're staring at the son, God's reaching out his hand The father slammed it like Shaq For Latinos and Blacks Packin' them straps And Caucasians hooked on Ecstasy and the crack Stacked the sins of this world to his body And conquered evil and hell Then snatched the keys of death in one breath and unlocked the cell He rose on the third I'm tellin' you partner, its actual fact Just like TOBYMAC and Boney Soprano up on this track We slam dunkin' and keep it jumpin' like jumper cables And keep the crowd rowdy like Jesus tossin' them temple tables

  3. Atmosphere

    I know you keep a journal and every page is rippled From the tears that you cry, ain’t no meanin’ to your scribble Cause words can’t describe what you’ve been feelin’ inside It’s like thousand foot walls, and they’re still on the rise But look up to a beautiful sound And see for yourself you’re not that far down And know this, I cannot love a little My promise to you is unconditional And I’ll keep the light on, baby Just keep the course, you can weather the storm I’ll keep the light on, baby You’ve come this far, don’t you ever lose heart, now Just turn around and I’ll be there I’m moving into your atmosphere Just turn around and I’ll be there I’m moving into your atmosphere I know you’re all alone in a crowd full of friends I can see it in your eyes that your fadin’ again Checking out, moving into your hole Where the light can’t touch any part of your soul But hold up and let the river rush in You can turn around and start livin’ again Cause your life is a beautiful bloom In the image of the one that created you I’ll be there Said I’ll be there, said I’ll be there Said I’ll be there always, forever

  4. Gone

    I told the girl that you should treat her like a lady and She told me all the things you did and it was shady, man She said that what you say and what you do are different things While you were telling me that you were checking out them blingy rings She said she’s had enough Well, it sounds to me like you’re straight out of luck And she said she’s all through And life’s not blowin’ her kisses thanks to you I wanna know, wanna know what you were thinkin’ I can’t imagine why it didn’t even sink in They say you never know what you got till it’s gone (Never know what you got till it’s gone) I wanna know, wanna know what you were thinkin’ I can’t imagine why it didn’t even sink in They say you never know what you got till it’s gone (Never know what you got till it’s gone) She said she’s had enough So, it sounds to me like your still out of love And she said you weren’t true And life’s not blowin’ her kisses thanks to you She said it’s gonna be alright Cause God made a way through the pain and he opened her eyes And she said you came crawling back But after what you did to her she wouldn’t have any of that

  5. Diverse City

    They call us Diverse City, we're colorful good It's like a freak show in your neighborhood So, if you wanna praise you can come on down Cause this freak show's leaving the ground Up, up and away, baby we don't play, maybe you thought you was done for the day He said, she said, I said this, that you can't get away from your moment of bliss Stirring, we'll lure you in and we'll make room for the shade of skin Short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, bigger, love is the gun and we pullin' that trigger So you send me and I'll send you hope in the form of a new tattoo Mine is the shiny city on a hill and yours, of course, is the colors that fill it We'll take you high, we'll take you higher Now come to the city where you can praise If you're black, if you're white, if you're yellow or grey In the morning, in the night, anytime of day What's that place - Diverse City With curls in your hair and braids on the side Straight shake'em loose, just come on and ride We're a body with parts, like you and me Together we make diversity Welcome to Diverse City, we're colorful good It's like a freak show in your neighborhood So, if you wanna praise you can come on down Cause this freak show's leaving the ground Said we're Diverse City, we're colorful goods It's just a state of mind, we gonna shine the way that we should, baby So, if you wanna praise you can come on down Cause this freak show's leaving the ground You bring the heart, I'll bring the soul I'll bring the flag, you bring the pole We'll fly it high so the whole world knows The dream of a king 'bout to unfold We 'bout to do this thing for real Diverse City got mass appeal So put your hand in the hand of mine And we'll spread this love like dandelions

  6. Stories (Down to the Bottom)

    We’ve been down to the bottom Stories we got ‘em, when we hit rock bottom If you been there put your hands in the air To let the lost know that someone cares Cause we’ve been down to the bottom Stories we’ve got ‘em, when we hit rock bottom If you been there put your hands in the air And let somebody know that the Most High cares I never knew that it would feel like this When the two that raised you up and call it quits Nobody told me ‘bout the emptiness When the place you call home is closed for business I push the pain down, I gotta “get by” Always knowin’ in my heart that it ain’t gonna fly Rock bottom’s never felt so near before And if pain is God’s megaphone it’s loud and clear So hold me now father, human love ain’t enough I’ve failed and been failed by the people I love But your faithful arms they surround me And any other soul who has to sail those seas Of a broken family Been so many times that I’ve been close to rock bottom Tryin’ to look for answers but nobody’s got’em Like the time my mother looked me in the eye Tryin’ not to cry, tellin’ me the cancer might cause her to die How can this be, I thought that God loved me? So why would he try to take my mother from me? And as I cry myself to sleep at night, holding on my pillow tight He spoke to me and said that everything gonna be alright So I tried to fight all the pain that it caused Try to move on and I try to stay strong So put your hands up, hey, if y’all are feelin’ me And put your hands up for everyone to see So put your hands up, we all a family So put your hands up, in unity, in unity I’ve been there too When everything falls apart and the best you can do is Get through each day wonderin’ will this never end? Is it always going to be this way? And the greatest lie you’ve ever been told is that You’re the only one to ever walk on this road And that you’ll never see the light of dawn, so we came together to say Hold on Cause we’ve been there and found our way home I promise you that you’re not on your own One day this will pass, God will see us all through God will see us all through, God will see us all pass through

  7. Getaway Car

    I’m staring unaware cause I’m in the zone It moves in like a fog on a seaside road Paralyzed by the signs and the deafening tone I’m on a lock like a jock with a broken bone I can see the real game and I want to get in it I can read your headline and I am dying to spin it Man down in the clutches of his own desire I got to find the kind of speed that will put out a fire I need a getaway car, I gotta get out of here fast and far I need a getaway car, I wanna flea what I see, wanna be where you are I need a getaway car, I gotta get out of here fast and far I need a getaway car I put my hand on the wheel before I change my mind I put my foot to the floor and I start to fly I keep my eyes on the road so I don’t get spun around To the nightmare I’ve been delivered from It’s a brand new day, I drove hard all night I thank God for the sun as it starts to rise I take a peek in the mirror and my past is gone I’m feelin’ free as a bird with a new song Now I ain’t gonna stop ‘til I find your peace I gotta get to the place where it’s you and me So fill’er up now, and let’s roll Gonna drive through the night ‘til you touch my soul Said I ain’t gonna stop ‘til I find your peace I gotta get to the place where you’re all I need So fill’er up, let’s roll I’m gonna drive through the night till you touch my soul Let’s ride all night, let’s shift this thing into overdrive

  8. Burn For You

    I'm a brand new man, I'm a conscious man I'm a man who's burnin' for you The mistakes I've made have been chased away to the bottom of the ocean blue I'm a brand new man in a foreign land, I'm a man who's feelin' that fire And it's all so clear when I'm standing here at the peak of my desire So won't you move me like you used to I want the world to know I burn for you I feel revived again, I am alive again (Burnin' for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up I feel revived again, I'm energized again (Burnin' for you) You got me lifted and lifted you lift me up Woke up in a sweat, those ghosts in my head Had a grip, but I slipped on by It's a whole new day as the darkness fades And the sun's climbing in the sky I concede, my love, that I need your love I'm before you, a broken man And it's only you, no substitutes who can renew this soul again You got me higher than Kilimanjaro Got me believin' I can "save the day" I'm up and running like their ain't no tomorrow I'd rather burn for you than fade away I'd rather burn for you than go my way I'm a whole new guy with a whole new vibe Changed inside - more flame in the fire Can't stop, won't stop praying for desire Like the bunny on the screen feel so energized Old shell gone without a trace, new face No more shortness of breath, new pace Live life now without the taste of fear TOBYMAC, Double Dutch now let the smoke clear

  9. Ill-M-I

    Ill-M-I, Ill-M-I, Ill-M-I, Ill-M-I and you Illuminati comin' thru Ill-M-I, Ill-M-I, Ill-M-I, Ill-M-I and you Illuminati comin' thru Flow like the Cassius, swing like the Clay One day, I’m’a make the whole world pay With k.o.'s and okay we bash clots-n-dot-dash You got that right, I’m’a rock the Morse code tonight Transmit 'n throwin' fits 'n paparazzi like zits Get flipped out and squeezed fresh like juicy sun kissed And if I miss with my missles you’re still gonna sizzle ‘Cause I frizzle fry radiation style worldwide You got your pipeline clogged man get that puppy routed You got the style down and since you don't know about it Who's the loser (I am) because we come in numb love And choicer and did I mention looser (no you didn't) Then I do sir, producer, hit me with the juice Much obliged got the head of a moose So mount me on the wall of your livin' room Sure to bring the boom Speakin' like a zoom deep into your tomb And if you feel the vibe glide true it's on you And if you need to drive right through it's on you And if your screamin' "moi non plus" it's like What you tryin' to do when you can't fade the true one Eruption type volcanics I got the vocal spurtmatic Suction cup hands upside the slammin' daily planet I do windows (on school days) spill Jim Jones (type kool-aid) All these primrose (style bouquets) I clip those (for doomsday) Got succulent flavor, the uprisen Savior Manifestin' thru these mics, blastin' out your graveyard Savor every bite that TOBYMAC gave ya Turn and tell your neighbor this ball-o-dirt is goin' into labor

  10. Phenomenon

    One Phenomenon, one phenomenon And it just can’t be stopped ya’ll We rock forever, we stop whenever We rock forever, we stop whenever We die whenever, we live forever It’s a phenomenon that can’t be stopped Forever, we stop whenever We rock forever, we stop whenever We die whenever, we live together It’s a phenomenon that can’t be stopped now Everybody out of the way It’s monumental at the end of the day So come what may But it’s a wonder that will never fade A marvel that will tickle the mind It’s unaccountable in actual time But when we’re free They will see what we were destined to be Well I’m alive and I’m enjoyin’ the ride But livin’ for the moment I die Cause when I’m done, we will run eternally as one My soul is up, up and away My body dead right where it lays I’m movin’ on going gone into the new beyond This is the drama you’ve been waiting for A new dimension that is yours to explore Such mystery is looming at your door This is the moment I’ve been praying for

  11. Gotta Go

    Toby: Yeah, hello Reply: Yo Tob, what’s up? Toby: A whole lot Reply: What you doing? Toby: Hangin’ with Truett, tryin’ to make music, hustlin’ Gotee, I’m getting no sleep – Yo, uh, you mind if I call you back next week I gotta go, I’m ‘bout to do a show Can’t take the stress wanna give you my best, Lord I can’t sing with this hanging over me But the show must go on, Lord, set me free Toby: Hello Cupid: Yo Tob, what’s up? Toby: Too much Cupid: What you doing? Toby: Same as yesterday, I’m here with John Reuben Cupid: Yo, tell him I said ‘hey’ Toby: What’s your name? Cupid: Yo, it’s Cupid Toby: Cupid? Cupid: Yeah man, I gave you a demo, on the cover there’s a halo Toby: Uhhh yeah, I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet. Yo, could you hold on dude, my wife is beepin’ in. Baby, I know I’m s’posed to be home at 6, I’m just finishing this mix – they’re burnin’ me a disc. I got some dude named Cupid on the other line. I love you…baby? Cupid: Yo T, uhh, it’s still me man Toby: Oh Sorry, I’m not much for conversation I need some time with God and a mental vacation TOBYMAC can’t get to the phone. Please leave a message after the tone. I’m just a little man tryin’ to fit in God’s plan

Release Year

2004