Music


Lyrics from Tyra’s debut album,
Testimony: A Soul Set Free

THIS IS MY TIME
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This is my call this is my space, its where I’ll stand and where Ill stay if it had been any other way, i wouldn’t
bother no I wouldn’t bother oooooh.
This is my call this is my space, its where I’ll stand and where Ill stay if it had been any other way, i wouldn’t
bother i wouldn’t bother ooooooohh ohhhh i wouldn’t bother wooooo
This is my call this is my space, its where I’ll stand and where Ill stay if it had been any other way, i wouldn’t
bother, i wouldn’t bother, If it had been another way, ohhhhhhh this is my call this is my space this my time
and its my placeeeee Ohhhhhhhhh Im better Im better than before ohhhhhh It is my time this is my calllllllllllll.
Ill take my place, ill take my place, oooooooohhho oh this is my space.
CHORUS
(Unison- parts break off we will decide who sings what)
Im answering my call Im taking my place, standing my ground cause this is my space
Im answering my call I’m taking my place standing my ground cause this is my space
Better then before
Better then before

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IF ONLY I KNEW
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I hear people saying their wish they hads and failed dreams, they never fulfilled, (wondering if they ever will). I come to know (lifes not always what you) hoped it be.

I (tossed and turned, crashed and burned, I’ve been bruised but not broken.)  I recall a word that young I heard it said  –Thou shall not forsake me.-

Chorus 1

(If only I knew.      a word could save me

If only I knew     the joy it’d bring me

If only I knew that.   when the sun doesn’t shine that light still comes from with in me

If only I knew      of life thereafter

If only I knew        the sweetest laughter

If only I knew     the peace and freedom I know with just let me go if only I knew)

Verse2

I often wonder why, we have no faith and live in fear alwayyyyyys questioning. Why not, why now, why was it me. I’ve come to know you (reap what you sew so be )sure in deeeeeeeed……. You better stop (fussing and fighting stealing and lying,) change starts with your self, sneaking thinking no one sees, –his Eye  is on the sparrow.–

Repeat chorus

Bridge

It would have been much better, if only I knew

it would’ve been so easy, if only I knew

That thing would have been over if only I knew

I could have been much further if I I I knew

Hey yeah this joy that the sun will still shine if only I knew, life thereafter joy and laughter freedom freedom yeah I have peace I have joy you don’t have to wonder why I’m smiling

Background vamp

I know there are some things in your life you wish you had only knew babe I know there are some things in your life you say if I had only knew oh.

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YOU AND YOU
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VERSE 1

Beautiful angels sent to me only to remind me of the love inside my heart. The gift of life cherished to conceive true blessings you are to me, my eyes can’t believe you’re the reflection of. My younger days ( my younger days and now you strengthen me ) the joy you bring me can’t imagine another way you strengthen me. Through you I can clearly see a future oh and brighter days and

CHORUS

You and you and you and you are the air that I breath  you’re the life they grew inside of me and

You and you and you and you when I see you I see me and what will be is all I see and

You and you and you and you Are the hope of my life every morning sunlight I see in you

VERSE 2

Innocent  treasures full of love that sparkle in your eyes creates in me a blinding glow that soft smile, your laughter feels the air , your cries (stops my heartbeat), brings me to my knees.

To save you pain my life I did get (this heart and soul you own) having no regrets of sacrifice this happiness I have never known unto you…. Ohhhhhhh. And

REPEAT CHORUS

Bridge

Where would my life be if not for you, empty days wasted hours spent on what to do, wishing and wanting for a love so pure now that I have you I can’t live without you I’m able to endure. You cherish and adore me my walk, my talk, and all I do for you oh oh oh oh oh

My blessing light of my life you and you

No guessing you make things right you and you

See been I’ve been  blessed with many things you don’t know the joy you bring me baby

So I thank your father I thank my father for blessing me with you and you and you I’m loving you I’m wanting you I’m needing you oh,  you’re my blessing

I can smile with you, I can laugh with you, there’s no love like unconditional love that’s what I get from my blessings oh oh

My younger days, my love you strengthen me

Your laughter fills the air your cry stops my heartbeat

you drive me crazy but your still my babies and Im loving you it don’t what you do oh

You and you

Harmony on vamp able to endure

After you cherish repeat oh you cherish

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CAN YOU FEEL IT
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Verse
I feel like a party
Got something to celebrate
Blessings running over and over
I can’t explain
See everything’s not perfect
Truly understand that’s impossible
Through storm and rain, I can’t complain
My journey is unstoppable
Chorus
(Can you feel it )
The joy inside my heart
(Can you feel it)
I don’t know where to start
(Can you feel it )
This happiness I’ll share
scream it from mountain tops
pour it in the air
Verse 2
Think about your story
Think of all the things you’ve come through
Life’s too short to worry bout the bad
Be grateful for the good things surrounding you, yeah
You woke up this morning. You can see the sun In the sky
You can hear the birds sing touch the beauty in our lives as It passing by
REPEAT CHORUS
Bridge
I’ve seen life come and go and it changes things ( rearranges what you do)
Understand the greatest blessings are in front of you heyeyyyyyy..
VAMP
Can you feel it feel it taking over, can you fell it feel it taking over you
Can you feel it feel it taking over can you feel it feel it taking over you
REPEAT CHORUS
Vamp out
Let’s celebrate life
Celebrate life

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IT’S YOU
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VERSE 1

Beautiful angels sent to me only to remind me of the love inside my heart. The gift of life cherished to conceive true blessings you are to me, my eyes can’t believe you’re the reflection of. My younger days ( my younger days and now you strengthen me ) the joy you bring me can’t imagine another way you strengthen me. Through you I can clearly see a future oh and brighter days and

CHORUS

You and you and you and you are the air that I breath  you’re the life they grew inside of me and

You and you and you and you when I see you I see me and what will be is all I see and

You and you and you and you Are the hope of my life every morning sunlight I see in you

VERSE 2

Innocent  treasures full of love that sparkle in your eyes creates in me a blinding glow that soft smile, your laughter feels the air , your cries (stops my heartbeat), brings me to my knees.

To save you pain my life I did get (this heart and soul you own) having no regrets of sacrifice this happiness I have never known unto you…. Ohhhhhhh. And

REPEAT CHORUS

Bridge

Where would my life be if not for you, empty days wasted hours spent on what to do, wishing and wanting for a love so pure now that I have you I can’t live without you I’m able to endure. You cherish and adore me my walk, my talk, and all I do for you oh oh oh oh oh

My blessing light of my life you and you

No guessing you make things right you and you

See been I’ve been  blessed with many things you don’t know the joy you bring me baby

So I thank your father I thank my father for blessing me with you and you and you I’m loving you I’m wanting you I’m needing you oh,  you’re my blessing

I can smile with you, I can laugh with you, there’s no love like unconditional love that’s what I get from my blessings oh oh

My younger days, my love you strengthen me

Your laughter fills the air your cry stops my heartbeat

you drive me crazy but your still my babies and Im loving you it don’t what you do oh

You and you

Harmony on vamp able to endure

After you cherish repeat oh you cherish

CHORUS

My heart is smiling, my lips are happy, my eyes are filled with a glow, my words just flow. my arms are full of life, even the wrongs going right now I realize the reason why it’s you oo,oo,oo I realize it’s you!

V1

I’ve been thinking (wondering how should I say it) did a whole lot of wishing and a whole lot of praying asking(tell me where do I go, show what do I do, is this how it should be) and suddenly I knew I had the peace I always dreamed I see. ( now I see I am free) inside I’m laughing clear as the sky is blue I know it’s you.

Repeat CHORUS

V2

I often wonder,  ( what did I do to deserve you) so imperfect yet you keep on loving me. (when I’m out of control going out of my mind your loves on time) I feel you holding me, your love is all need hold me tighter. ( just to hear your voice my insides rejoice ahahahahah) oh it’s true ( I love you)

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE

I’m so blessed even when I don’t feel it (ooh ooh ooh ooh ) and I know it’s all because of you, echo (all  because of you) your the apple of my eye ( my eye) and I hope you realize no matter where I go it’s you I need you in my life……….

Repeat CHORUS

I just want to love you baby

don’t you know you make me happy!

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CAN’T LOVE YOU MORE
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Verse 1
Often times we don’t see eye to eye I’m not sure you understand! I have dreams bigger than life,I cant even
comprehend
No more regrets or standing still I will not live with fear
Though I love you and I want you there my dreams are staying here
Chorus
Because I love you, I love you, know that you love me.
But I can’t love you, can’t love you AHHHHHHHHH
Verse 2
Once before I let life and love interfere with what I do! But I’m different now my hearts been changed my
spirit is renewed
I’m not saying that you feel this way I just want to make it clear
Though I love you and I want you there my dreams are staying here!
Chorus
Because I love you, I love you, know that you love me.
But I can’t love you, can’t love you AHHHHHHHHH
Bridge
Life is too short and sweet to let it pass me by NO I won’t let nothing and no one will have me standing
back asking why
Chorus
Because I love you, I love you, know that you love me.
But I can’t love you, can’t love you, I more than I love me
Because I love you, I love you, know that you love me.
But I can’t love you, can’t love you AHHHHHHHHH
I love you, I want you OhHHHH I can’t love you, I can’t want you more oooooooooo

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FANTASY
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VERSE 1
Just knowing you a little while seems like forever every time I see you smile. It’s in your face /soft and light/
penetrating all my thoughts day and night. Desires burn when we’re close /it’s wild/, so familiar we possess
an inner child. And explosion with each move that we make, like a game with choices that we cannot make
Chorus
I love /your smile/ your lips look soft like cotton babe. I can only imagine how they’d feel on my neck while
you whisper softly in my ear, I’ll never leave till you’re satisfieds (satisfied you said) what you said I love
the sound of your voice, I can’t get it out of my head. I love this Intimate vision in my mind you and me at
the right time I cannot say I love you (I love I love the fantasy ) but I love the fantasy
VERSE 2
My imagination tells me /you’re embrace/ will capture my soul my heart will race. And if we kiss emotions
intertwine through our eyes display the secrets in mine. I only ( I wish I was in your head I wish I was in
your bed) Wish I was in your head possesing your mind and body lying in your bed, this is rare attraction for
me is strong and kind pondering if and how and why to cross the line. I love/ your skin/silky smooth I would
bet it feels like satin gently pressed wet and warm feels like fire burning inside of me. I’ll never leave till (
Satisfied you said) you’re satisfied that’s what you say it but I ain’t satisfied yet I got to get you out of my
head. I love this crazy intimate vision in my mind you and me with nothing but time’s and I cannot say I love
you
Bridge
Smile for me one more time before I open my eyes my fantasy imagination has me dancing in your arms it’s
the last chance to say the things you want to say that are deep inside, your eyes won’t let you hide, love
knows no lies.
All I knows /you’re scared I’m scared and all we know/ is we yearn so inside for someone to know you and
show you I love your smile.
Vamp
Come on talk to me baby say that thing you said to me, talk for me baby hold me close in your arms say it
baby, come on talk to me, smile for me one more time, come on say it, why don’t you talk to me baby

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WHAT DO YOU WANT
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VERSE 1

Sacrifices gone unnoticed bringing unwanted pain. (I don’t want this pain ) Depression starts to rule your mine making you think that your insane(crazy crazy )

What more can you give you gave everything ( not my love not my love not my love )you have and it wasn’t enough.  not your gifts of love r your making love unconditional love would not do see want you need is not intimacy it’s possession control advantage at one point you had (too bad so sad)”but too late too bad I found myself again and I’m (glad)

CHORUS

(What do you want from me now, what do you wNt fr me now)

What do you want from me now I sacrificed my everything for all the pain that you bought to me Unrightfully, trying to make me think it was my fault

What do you want for me now cause love no longer lives here for you it’s true and I’m glad to,say there’ll be brighter days but there’s no lookin back for you oh no no way

VERSE 2

Accusation insecurities how much more can I take yeah sleepless night anticipating what the next days drama brings

What more can u take my self esteem a gone and my will to live has almost died but thank God above for unchanging love grace and mercy won’t lead me astray see now I know not for you do I live and for you surely I will not,die. Like the flowers know they need room to grow move out my way boy and let me go.

REPEAT CHORUS ends at there’s no looking back at for you

BRIDGE

You see I don’t understand about a man they can’t see what they have till it’s gone away

Then suddenly they have a change of heart want a new start to try again see you had your chance no second dance, The wounds one day heal put the scars ill feel no more play time I’m doing fine but for you boy it will take time so

What do u want

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(Tell me what do you want what do you want what do you want 

When I wanted to talk I always had to wait but now that I’m gone you can communicate what u want

I gave you my heart I gave you two kids now that’s the end for you I have no more to give

What you want

Yeah I wrote it for you but no more tears I cry I had put it in song so I could scream 

What you want

Sleepiness nights

Add thank you Lord.

Move the I won’t die to after I won’t die

On chorus add high harmony and the low what do you want

On the bridge add the under tone voice

I don’t understand why it takes so long for men to get it I don’t need you supersede you I’m so mad i wasted all that time, what do you want

Yeah I wrote it for you but not so I could cry I had to put it to song so I could SCREAM GOODBYE

Always had to wait always had to wait always had to wait what do you want

Gave you my heart gave you my heart gave you my heart what do you want

Yeah I wrote it for ya yeah I wrote it for ya yeah wrote for ya what do you want

Tell me tell me

All you did was lie and lie now I’m saying goodbye what do you want

You give

Sleepiness nights anticipating

What more what more

Move out my way boy and let me go

Hey flat at end

Fix the way it ends

I can’t take no more I

I will not no I will not I will not die

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UNDERSTAND
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Verse 1

Im angry,/ my heart is in danger of sin,/ every part of me wants to let the devil in/. I wanna hurt someone, I wanna take a life and I know its not right I just feel this way. Im hurting, confused, I don’t want to be negatively used but right now if I see his face I don’t know if I can maintain my holy space cause

Chorus

I don’t understand (Understand what your feeling)

I don’t understand (all the hatred and killing)

I don’t understand (Ah aha ah ah how you could kill a man and just keep drive his life it matters to me

I don’t understand No (Understand what youre thinking

Tell me I don’t understand( were you high were you drinking)

I dont understand How you shot that man and just keep driving. Ohhhhh Immmmmmmmm

Verse 2

So broken/, my wounds are open, my flesh is weak./ My voice is cracked from crying through my sleep/. Im trying to save someone from the fire of a gun oh is a life for a life how I wanna live. Im trying to live right Im trying not to lose this fight, but Im not sure if Im in his space or if I see his face i can maintain my holy can you feel me

Chorus

I don’t understand (Understand what your feeling)

I don’t understand (all the hatred and killing)

I don’t understand (Ah aha ah ah how you could kill a man and just keep drive his life it matters to me

I don’t understand No (Understand what youre thinking

Tell me I don’t understand( were you high were you drinking)

this is killin me cause I don’t understand how you shot this man and just walked away drove away on with your day

Life is precious can’t you see, someone loves you like someone loves me. You’re just children with so much more to see, somethings got to change on how you handle pain. You’ve got to realize the scars you leave behind and one day you’ll dance with Father time. You may feel free today like you got away but please know that you reap what you sow.

Understand how you live each day when walk away

understand how you hurt and kill a

talk it out, pray about it, let peace reign.  

You took his life, you best be glad, grace and mercy abide God is on your side, you should still hide cause we still don’t; understand.

something must be done before we lose another one

something has to change our minds must rearrange

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REDEMPTION
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VERSE 1
Wake up in the morning to a hard days work (you got some runnin to do,) and the school just called said
your child’s been hurt (u gotta handle that too.)
Not enough hours in a day, or cash for bills to pay you unplug the phone when you get home and throw the
mail away.
Boss been trippin cause you need time off,(after all you do) after all the overtime you
This man says you gettin too wide, (He needs a mirror or 2)
You’ve givin all u Hv to give and sick and tireds the street you live
(What’s in that for you,) sometimes you need celebrate (AHHHHHH) you made it through another day (this
ones just for you.)
Chorus
You got to (pause for redemption hey don’t fade away) from the pressures of life that plague your day
yeah (pause for redemption hey) and when your down and out or though it seems come over here and get
redeemed.
You gotta be redeemed yeah yeah hey ey ey ey, ,, you gotta be redeemed yeah yeah.
Verse 2
Church on Sunday trying to get it right, (you need a word or 2)
(And you walk out)with power and might (to see what’s waiting for you)
Not enough time for you to think, (AHHHHHHH) gotta swim before sink
(You take off your shoes, turn on the blues) and pour yourself a drink Oh.
Kids all grown trying to lean on you
(don’t you dare tell them what to do,)
this dog just ate my brand-new shoes
(I’m bout to kill this fool)
You cook and clean and make a Home, (AHHHHHHHH) but still you always feel alone (where’s the love for
you)
Sometimes you should relax pat yourself on the back, (celebrate for you), you got to
Repeat Chorus x2
Bridge
Redemption gives you peace of mind when every thing is going wrong and when you think you gone
throw in the towel play your redemption song! Redemption gives you strength to say this to shall pass
away you gotta be redeemed yeah
Redemption helps relax your soul and put your spirit so at peace!! All the things you hold inside youll
find the strength to just release.
Redemption gives you strength to say this too shall pass away you gotta be redeemed yeah
You gotta be redeemed yeah

You gotta be redeemed yeah
Vamp
It is well it is well with my soul(repeat)
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NOT ON SONG
It is well with my soul, Ive been redeemed, it is well with my soul I’ve been redeemed.
Come over here and get you some
Troubles come your way… But you gotta have faith, have freedom, foundation to stand day by day..
No room for regrets as long as ur living w breath in your body (FIGHT ) (backs, like a yell )its not over
yettttttt(hold) come on( Crowd Pump fist)
And you may not need to be redeemed today keep living it’s coming your way hey…
Vamp out on booty call
Repeating you gotta be redeemed yeah
Redemption is your song
Redemption is your way of holding on ,
Get redeemed

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LIVE THIS WAY
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VERSE 1
I am so tired of trying to talk to you,
my mind can’t fathom why you do the things you do.
You say so much loud enough to be heard
but your actions my dear overpower your words.
Talk to me soft and sweet, caress my hands and feet.
Say the words I long to hear when I sleep baby draw me near
I try to love you deep and to fulfill your needs
I try to be here for you even when you’re not here for me
CHORUS
(I cannot live this way, I cannot live this way) oh I wanna try with you, before I walk away
(I cannot live this way I cannot live this way,) Oh I wanna to talk to you, before I walk away
Verse 2
You say you want (gentle),( but your return is unkind)
my wants and needs arent even on your mind
If I’m wrong Im sorry I apologize
But you’re unwilling to even compromise
I know the hurt you hide, love has no room for pride
I’m here through the storm and rain when you hurt I feel your pain
You push me far away, withhold your love each an every day
You ignore my pleas and cries, you don’t see the hurt in my eyes
CHORUS
(I cannot live this way, I cannot live this way) oh I wanna try with you, before I walk away
(I cannot live this way I cannot live this way,) Oh I wanna to talk to you, before I walk away
Bridge
You talk what you do not live, You want what you will not give.
All that’s really (left to say) is (I can’t) I can’t live this way
Vamp Out
I can say I want you to stay but I can’t live this way
I can say I want you to stay but I can’t live this way ay Ay ay ay ay ay

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TESTIMONY
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Chorus

This is my testimony I wanna testify this is my testimony I will not hide I gotta tell the story what he’s done for me gotta testify I’ve been set free it’s my testimony I just need to testify!!

Verse 1

thought I was living life but life was living me.

Decked with my rose color glasses, sexy but I could not see

Im in a room full of people yet I feel alone!! realized I was walking on broken bones.

Then I decided this aint the life for me, So I opened my heart, let him set me free

Its my testimony  I just need to testify

Verse 2

Darkness thought it had me, then I saw the light. it gave me strength to stand gave me words to fight.

I was hurt inside, about the loves I loss, he had to let me know i just plucked the haters off.

Every body can’t go and every body can’t stay wave goodbye let them walk away

I wanna testify, I want the world to know what happens in life when you just let go

It’s my testimony I jus need to testify

I wanna testify, I want the world to know what happens in life when you just let go

This is my testimony  I just need to testify!

Chorus

This is my testimony I gotta testify I need to testify

This is my testimony I gotta testify I really need to testify

I know how crazy it sounds

There no greater love than the one I found

And everyone wants to free

And everyone has a testimony

I know for some it’s truly hard to believe all that I can tell you is my souls been set free!

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