Rejoice

by J. Han

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released 22 February 2014

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AMP is a collective that seeks to engage their culture through hip-hop with lyrical influences that are rooted in deep Christian tradition.

AMP stands for “amplify,” and that is what the guys want to do: Enlarge the volume of life, music and the gracious giver of both, Jesus Christ.
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Track Name: Sweet feat. Jae Jin
[Hook: Jae Jin]
What can we do, what can we say,
where do we go when life is slipping away from our grasp?
Can’t help but raise, can’t help but raise them up for days
while we say, “My blessed Redeemer’s enough for me!”

[Verse 1]
Man it's been some time ever since you've gone
To the other side. At the break of dawn
the 5th of May, in the early morning
left this cold world; my heart was mourning
and we all still miss you and your laughter
Your warm hugs and those napkins
that you loved oh so dearly, so dearly.
though all of the tears tasted so bitter
the final goodbye was a sweet, warm dinner
cause I knew your soul could finally rest.
Enjoying God forever -- no less.
But the winter feels colder this time around
without the warmth of your prayers and smiles.
My mama turns ‘round to me
with tired eyes looking for a relief. [and I just say]

[Verse 2]
Man it's been some time ever since you've gone
Out of my life. Case of the Black Swan.
I was the Heinz to your Grey Poupon.
Now you’re just John Doe, one I used to know.
I’m reminded of the good times and the awful.
Things that were treasured and the offal.
Cannot forget the chicken and rice with the falafel.
or ditch those carbs and bring in a waffle! [ROSCOE’S]
What we had together was so precious
You were one of my comrades. Real talk.
But we let pride fill every crevice.
So it’s no shock.
But the winter feels colder this time around
without the warmth of your friendship and smiles.
I take a turn around me
with tired eyes looking for a relief. [and I just say]

[Verse 3]
Man it’s been some time ever since You’ve gone
and changed my life for the better; It’s on
a greater projection with a brand new song.
I finally found the place I belong to!
Making all things new, squeaky clean.
All the brokenness will be redeemed.
And every dysfunction, hurt, and bitterness
won’t have a place to hide in the wilderness.
Cause we know in eternity,
relationships will be perfect.
How wonderful! How wonderful!
It’ll be all worth it!
But the winter feels warmer this time around
with all the warmth of your comfort and smiles.
I take a turn around me
with tired eyes finding just the relief. [and I just say]
Track Name: Know Us feat. Sam Ock
[Verse 1]
Let the bass bang loud until your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Let the bass bang loud until your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Get your family together, all your cousins, and your friends.
We celebrate tonight though the trouble doesn’t end.
You can put your weapons down; brother, yea, we’re breaking bread.
I said that we’re breaking bread. Mama’s cooking. No pretending. Only winning.
You see that joy emerging out from the edge on the horizon?
You see that hope just peering out from shores of it’s own island?
Say hello. No lie. Oh my.
We’ve been filling-up half empty; why not overflow that cup?
I’m feeling oh so giddy, all my boys in the same city
back from all our grizzy, when we gather we’re so silly.
but we love it, we love it! this brotherhood is solid
I thank my God for solace; we’re flying high, rocket outta here!

[Hook: Sam Ock]
I said We’re gone; see ya later -- we fly to the top
To all the innovators, we’re never gonna stop
We’re going all-in. We’re going all out.
They can try to come and slow us down!

[Verse 2]
Let the bass bang louder ‘til your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Let the bass bang louder ‘til your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Everybody is home so for now we’ll take a breather.
This ain’t the finale; oh my soul is feeling eager.
Cause I long for better days when we’ll cast away the reaper.
No more raining on parades or banishing the dreamers.
[WHOOO] Man, I gaze to the day when I see my pains will be cut from me with a cleaver.
and I yearn for the time when the violence won’t be known for kilometers.
If a genie in a bottle granted every wish
could it better than dads who give a fish?
Maybe not. You know, The Good Life we’re living is a blessing and a gift
from our Abba Father God who got us solid in His grip.
The world can try to stop us but we’ll party on
We’ll celebrate this life of glory ‘til the break of dawn

[Bridge]
Let the bass bang loud until your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Let the bass bang loud until your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Yea, we’ll be those kind of people who boogie undignified
We don’t care what you say, come and try to put our fire out.
Dance on them haters and boogie undignified.
We don’t care what you say, come and try to put our fire out.

[Outro]
Let the bass bang loud until your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so people seem to know us.
Let the bass bang loud until your speaker boxes blow-up.
[Boom] we’re living loud so we can show Jehovah.
Track Name: Tapas feat. CL, S.O.
[Verse 1: J. Han]
You got it. Head to toe with your diamonds.
You’re flossing out plus you’re riding ‘round and you’re getting it in your Bugatti.
They’re like, “ yea, I got it; my doubloons alter the climate.
You should watch it when I go shopping ‘cause I’m ignoring all economics.”
I’m like, “what? You’re crazy like throwing out your own baby.
It’s irrational; you’re extracting all the enjoyment from your gold gravy.”
This is happening worldwide -- death by entertainment
It is killing us alive -- look at the rich and famous.
We have no room for contentment, but the saints hope to go change that.
Limelight seem to fade black in the shadow of your own haystack.
Try to find that needle and you’ll lose your mind, Don Vito.
Wish you Mazel Tav, some godiva chocolate cause you’ll only draw cold fecal.
Folks are staring in a dim place and they be hoping to find it in their rib cage
but unfortunately no fortune’s will be found in the cavities of our sin cave.
This treasure you’ve been searching prevails through all of the hurting.
Shining bright though you’re broken, contrite, alright, or deserted.

[Hook]
We’re going hard in the paint; ain’t nobody gonna stop us.
The only way we’re going out’s if you pull out the choppas.
All that slander and your hate will propel us like helicopters.
We serve it well; here’s the appetizer, call it tapas.

[Verse 2: CL]
It's a Friday night, 6pm
Going through my list tryna hit my friends
Pre game, you know it, got it get it going
Cuz the drinks at the club got my paper thin
Party life, I'm loving it, drinks I'm chugging it
Liquor shots, yo, keep'em coming in
No tomorrow is the motto
Sad many lives end at the bottle
DUI’s and accidents
It ain’t funny rushing off in an ambulance
It won’t happen to me, thats the saying
Got some friends that passed who thought the same
Like the Days of Noah, drunk and gluttonous
Ignorant of the judgement coming
Don’t waste your life for the sake of pleasure
Death is waiting every moment for a chance to take ya

[Bridge]
And I’m so happy, so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart!

[Verse 3: S.O.]
Every day they wake man, they chase that (what) moolah its money/
They wanna make that quite asap what asap no rocky/
Make a tune where that bass bang it will face slap somebody/
Display life that they wanting/ Fleeting pleasures they flaunt it/
That's that replica/What they don't see is I'm a messenger/
A Christian MC with a message of,
hope to those folk who know that that road ain’t better coz/
It may look like its paved in gold/but Jesus Christ is the way to go/
I know that well, I can show and tell/
All day bro we make Him known.
Track Name: I'm Alive feat. Sam Ock
[Verse 1]
They try to shut me down, keep me quiet.
My cartilage and my bones on fire!
They’re heard of this but they’re tired of that
I’ve barely made my splash. [aw snap]
My foot has just got a step-in
Had to pat the dust off
I reckon that we’re hard to accept-in
Easier to brush off.
But no biggie.
We’ll keep on going-in anyway
No biggie.
We’re leaving craters in every space
Get used to us, the maneuvers,
plus all the groovy things that we do.
I’m giving out zero apologies
for the Truth I’m holding onto.

[Hook: Dale Kim]
I’m alive! Tell tragedy, “game-over”
I’m alive! Tell gravity, “it’s all over”

[Verse 2]
Am I just too loud for you? I’m trouble?
Too emphatic, not enough subtle?
Mannnn, if I’m not mistaken,
I think that you want me to stay in a bubble.
[AHHH] Too bad. Try to do that better.
You can try to shackle me with a noose or fetter.
Good News, from the Pauline letters,
delivered at a high price -- cashmere sweater.
No biggie.
We’ll keep on going-on anyway
No biggie.
We’re leaving craters in every space
Get used to us, the maneuvers,
plus all the groovy things that we do.
I’m giving out zero apologies
for the Truth I’m holding onto.

[Breakdown]
Take the money; can earn it back
Take the comfort; can adjust to that
Take my family; take my home
Take my life but can't sell my soul.
Try to pillage my hope. [try me].
Got the spirit of Job.
See these glittery stones [fleeting]
they cannot all be gold.

[Verse 3: Sam Ock]
Hey, can you see me ‘cause I’m dyin’ in this cold
Maybe you’ll listen if you break out of this mold
More than anything, I want it
All the better things of the light
I won’t miss a thing, or any time to tell the world to go
Yes, I will go
Track Name: Love Lost feat. Tabitha Park
[Verse 1]
I guess it’s just another check off
on some kind of bucket list that I’d made up.
“Experience heartbreak before the age of 30”
right before you mark the “make an eagle or a birdie”
boxed-in most of my grief and my sorrows,
put it on a tee, and hit it to Kilimanjaro.
Hoping for a farewell or goodbye, 안녕,
to never see it again or feel it again.
“I’m young;” it’s what I tell myself.
Believing that to be a word of healing doesn’t help.
it’s merely just a band-aid over the wound,
festering and uncleaned. Then what do I do?
Man I got this vast limbo land that I am traveling.
The truth of my humanity is slowly unraveling.
It appears I don't have much face left to save.
Maybe that’s the best road to take.

[Hook: Tabitha Park]
What if we ran away, so far away, away from here
to the ends of the earth, my friend?
and if we ran away, so far away, away from here
could I find it again?

[Breakdown]
잃어버린, 잃어버린 사랑
could I find it again?

[Verse 2]
I guess it’s just another tale of
love lost; sweet but went stale.
too weak to exhale; this meek and real frail
of a heart had some weeks of feeling in jail (ugh).
Good grief, this 마음 of mine is in a funk.
Tryna get out -- 빨리 빨리.
Plus my head is getting filled with a lot of junk.
Time to move on -- 아니 아니.
Man, what’s going on? This tug of war is wearing on me.
I’mma bottle up the tears, only
if I get a solid promise from my Abba that regardless of the climate
I’ll be never cold and
lonely; hold me, show me that You really know me.
I need the time to heal; hope will on keep growing.
It appears I don't have much face left to save.
Maybe that’s the best road to take.

[Hook: Tabitha Park]
What if we ran away, so far away, away from here
to the ends of the earth, my friend?
and if we ran away, so far away, away from here
could I find it again?

[Bridge]
I guess whatever doesn’t kill you
can only make you stronger, huh?
But I find that His strength in weakness is great
it’s such an odd phenomena.
It appears I don't have much face left to save.
Maybe that’s the best road to take.
It appears I don't have much face left to save.
Maybe that’s the best road to take.
Track Name: On We Go [Remix]
[Intro]
If not for you, I never would have seen it.
A hole in my soul you couldn’t fill with your limits
then the reaches of divinity, ripping open the heavenlies,
declared that I was His son -- a spitting image.
Then I saw a place where He told me “it is finished.”
Never have I witnessed such a wonderful exhibit.
Compassion and forgiveness on full display.
Frame it up, call it the beautiful exchange.
I feel I was made for this moment
He showed me everything I’ve been looking for
Oh ~ So on we go. Goodbyeee

[Hook]
1 for the money.
2 for the show.
Never was about the pay so on we go!
1 for the money.
2 for the show.
It was all about the art so on we go!
1 for the money.
2 for the show.
Never was about the praise so on we go!
1 for the money.
2 for the show.
Now it’s all about The Way!

[Verse 1]
Found my love for hip-hop while down in the gutter.
Thought I was alone in this life of clutter.
When I first heard the gospel of rap, it attracted affections.
Yea my first crush -- my heart did flutter;
-- I found myself confiding in her.
It was fresh; she was new; I was vibing with her.
Quick to listen to my problems;
In an hour she would know just how to solve ‘em
when we used to drive together.
My arm candy; life’s all dandy
I feel like the Prince of the Forest -- Bambi
I’m completed; not defeated;
fearless; try to hit me with a double whammy.
Yea, my confidence is so high.
Tower of Babel is a match to my todai.
This feeling, nirvana, healing
was just me heading to the slaughter -- bovine.

[Verse 2]
Really thought I found a good thing, but it went south.
Our honeymoon water went through a severe drought.
What felt like a 홍수, that flooded my heart,
now felt like a wrong suit, long in the arms.
Yea, we had a good run running as a team.
It was all fun; funny how it really seemed
we were built to last -- lasting only to pieces.
Looking back to see, that season had a reason.
If not for you, I never would have seen it.
A hole in my soul you couldn’t fill with your limits
then the reaches of divinity, ripping open the heavenlies,
declared that I was His son -- a spitting image.
Then I saw a place where He told me “it is finished.”
Never have I witnessed such a wonderful exhibit.
Compassion and forgiveness on full display.
Frame it up, call it the beautiful exchange.

[Bridge]
I think I was made for this moment
He showed me everything I’ve been looking for
I see how my soul has been broken
He showed me everything I’ve been looking for
I know why the earth has been groaning
He showed me everything I’ve been looking for
Oh ~ So on we go. Goodbye.
Track Name: Vibe
[Hook]
Get your hands up high.
We’re gonna vibe out tonight with no limits
Get your hands up high.
We’re gonna vibe out tonight cause it’s finished
Get your hands up high.
We’re gonna vibe out tonight and let’s get it
Been gone for a minute; put-in work, doing business
So we’re gonna vibe out tonight and just chill

[Verse 1]
This is one the tracks
I wanna lay back to up in the late afternoon.
whether I’m working or maybe taking the day off; who-
ever wants to listen, this’ even for the laid-off dudes. [uh]
When I kick it with my team, yea we kick it hard,
and we punt it far to the other side of Mars.
What you mean, what you mean, what you mean?
[Hmm] Living life together, every moment, every scene?
Or spending hours staring at a LED?
Or putting 9 irons to work on the green?
Or catching up while sipping on a cup of tea?
Man, do whatever you gotta do to help you catch a breather.
Breathe-in; breathe out.
[phew] I like the sound of that.
[So kick your] feet-up [and put your] stuff down.
[ahhhhh] We like the sound of that!

[Verse 2]
and I know that you’re tired.
I see the bags under your eyes, they haven’t eased in a while.
But it’s okay. You’re merely tryna provide.
Grinding out the 9 to 5. You gotta fight to survive.
What can I say? If you’re paying your dues
and finding some uncharted territory, how can you snooze?
Yea, I’m the same. I’m on a journey unknown.
They’re calling us the pioneers; I just wanna go home.
But, man, I’m scared. I’m on this journey alone.
They’re calling us the forerunners; I just wanna go home.
And if I fail? This heavy burden’s on my twill.
What’s the point of dreaming if you cannot even pay the bills?
Breathe-in; breathe out.
[phew] I really needed that.
[So kick your] feet-up [and put your] stuff down.
[ahhhhh] We like the sound of that!

[Bridge]
I’m feeling tired. I’m on a journey unknown.
They’re calling us the trailblazers; I just wanna go home.
I’m really spent. I’m on a journey unknown.
They’re calling us the innovators; I just wanna go home.
Breathe-in; breathe out.
[phew] I like the sound of that.
[So kick your] feet-up [and put your] stuff down.
[ahhhhh] We like the sound of that!