Lecrae - Mayday Lyrics




[Verse 1: Big K.R.I.T]
Awakened from my slumber by the thunder, lightning clappin'
Rainin' on my window pane and praying I make something happen
A preacher's prophecies never bothered me when I was younger
Sittin' on my grandma's lap, and she cried, I often wondered
"What was her tears for? Could it be for my grandfather?"
Or maybe she felt for me cause I'd see more of those cold tomorrows
Than she'd see. The world would up and turn on me
Cause the morals that she often spoke were meant for 1923
I fall asleep off in her arms, a psalm was spoken
"The Lord is surely my shepherd" and "lead me to the water"
A thought that often stuck with me, amongst the wolves that run the streets
Out here payin' dues then lose, I pray your ways would comfort me
A non-believer I never have and never could be
Lord, give me time to peep the signs I should see
Sippin' got me feelin' like a player
Ridin' clean, bendin' corners, hopin' I might find my savior
On the curb, I rarely go to church
False prophets rockin' Prada so I rarely feel the Word
Jezebel's lurkin' in the pews on the first
Preacher's weaker than the deacon cause it's hard to fight the urge
It's hard to live and serve when you on the Devil's turf
Sell your soul for the loan with no sense of what it's worth
Don't get it twisted, I ain't no saint, I ain't no pastor
But prayin' ain't just for cloudy days and natural disasters
Aware of what comes after, bet you ain't fo' sho'
I was warned that heaven ain't the only place to go
I'm doin' what I can cause there really ain't much time
I leave 'dis in the Lord' hands, I'm tired of cryin'

[Hook:]
Man down!
Hopin', prayin', sayin' I can't turn
Back now!
He will find you, this world'll blind you, don't you be another
Man down!
Hopin', prayin', sayin' you can't turn
Back now!
Help is just one prayer away
Don't be afraid to say,
"Mayday!"

[Verse 2: Lecrae]
Father forgive us for we know not what we do
In my bias, I've been pious with my nose up in the pews
Like Paul, I bear good news; they think I'm pall-bearin'
My message sounds like death to these hearers as they perish
Scary to think we on the brink of death
But no one stops look for answers on what happens next
Got a couple scriptures from our grandma, sayings from a preacher
But can't live out these standards that we heard it takes to reach 'em
But when I look at Jesus, He lived the life I couldn't
Suffered for my crimes so I wouldn't
I used to have to sneak into the movies 'cause I couldn't 'ford to pay
So 'splain to me how some one paid my way
When I hear Krit confessin' I respect him
'Cause most of us be lying like our lives don't need perfectin'
Nothin' that we muster, Nothin' that we can change
Admitting that we're imperfect, offendin' God with our games
Look, I'm just being honest so don't take for me for no lame
I seen it fo' myself; I'm a product of this thang
Now I found true religion, and it's not inside of denim
And them overpriced shades has never given us vision

[Hook]





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Lecrae Mayday Comments
  1. Micah McVicker

    Big K.R.I.T dropped an 83-second verse. Much respect, sir!

  2. bryan morales

    Finally I found this song it took me 5 years to find it 😔 happy I found it 🙏

  3. Evangeline Bryant

    Who is the girl singing?

    Micah McVicker

    Ashthon Jones

  4. Yanez Rene

    Glory to are heavenly father amen

  5. Jawanza Diame

    Watch "Ekklesia 5 The Gate of Hades Part 1" on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/U387iGXuf1A

  6. Aman Loul

    "Now I found True Religion, and it's not inside a Denim" 🔥🔥🔥

  7. Romario Smith

    2019!!!

  8. banks barnes

    This was how I found out about big Krit years ago. Krits been my favorite artist ever sense.

  9. 1988ThomasD

    "It's hard to live and serve when your on the devil's turf/ Sell your soul for the low not knowing what it's worth" - Big Krit man I relate to this line so much.

  10. complex lifestyle

    I felt like watching this.. But I miss 2012 tho. Because this was really really really chh hip hop Maaaan!

    Dj Money

    Faxts bro

    complex lifestyle

    @Dj Money ik. Not fiction Tim

  11. Jemuel White

    I just realized that's the Belizean flag on the top left at 3:41!! This song came out a long time ago but I'm just seeing it now!! #Belize #501

  12. LowNSlowIII

    So is BIG Krit a lost Christian? Lyrically in his song he doesnt sound like it.

    People bash Lecrae because he raps with people who curse in their songs. Yes we can ask for forgiveness but that doesnt mean its acceptable to say those nasty words or listen to them. When I hear a song featuring someone. I usually look them up to see what they're about. Is this leading people in the wrong direction? At the same time fans of the secular artists will come here and listen to this. It's like Brian Head Welch from Korn. Yes hes a Christian yet he plays music cursing God and supporting drugs and all these evil things. Then preaches after the shows. It's not right. Live what you preach. Another example is Joel Osteen, a false prophet.

    Its difficult times. I'm glad Lecrae makes good music but some choices are questionable. Who am I to judge where their hearts are? I'm just judging righteously. It's what we as Christian's need to do but fail at this constantly.

  13. Miraculous 74

    This song gives me strength n reminds me of who i am, thank u, classic

  14. Honest000w

    Jesus was a radical for collating with people that were unqualified... I know he is going for conversion let’s just up lift him in prayer so he doesn’t go astray😘 one love CRAE.

  15. Sean Kitchen

    Blessed Message in this song Amen!! 👍

  16. Miraculous 74

    Perfect

  17. Absent Phantom

    2018 and still hasn't got 1 million views Whats wrong with yall people

  18. Trey Franklin

    asthon jones look like that girl from da voice

  19. JesusIsGOD

    This song about people you love will go to hell without Jesus. MAKE NO MISTAKE!!!!! Jesus loves you, believe in HIM!!!!

  20. edgar maya

    Best song of all time that ever came from Reach Records. To this day and we in 2017

  21. A-ARON smith

    wasup guys

  22. Paulo Carlos

    Lyrics
    Yeah

    Awakened from my slumber by the thunder, lightning clapping
    Raining on my window pane and praying I make something happen
    A preacher's prophecies never bothered me when I was younger
    Sitting on my Grandma's lap, as she cried I often wondered
    What was her tears for?
    Could it be for my grandfather?
    Or maybe she felt for me 'cause I'll see more of those cold tomorrows
    Then she see the world will up and turn on me
    'Cause the morals that she often spoke were meant for 1923
    I fall asleep off in her arms, a Psalm was spoken
    The Lord is surely my shepherd, he lead me to the water
    Thought that often stuck with with me
    Amongst the wolves that run the streets
    Out here paying dues to lose
    I pray your angels come for me
    A non-believer I never have and never could be
    Lord give me time to peep the signs I should see
    Sipping got me feeling like a player riding clean
    Bending corners hoping I might find my Savior on the curb
    I rarely go to Church
    False prophets rocking Prada so I rarely feel the word
    Jezebels lurking in the pews on the first
    Preacher's weaker than the deacon 'cause it's hard to fight the urge
    It's hard to live and serve when you on the Devil's turf
    Sell your soul for the low with no sense of what it's worth
    Don't get it twisted, I ain't no saint, I ain't no pastor
    But prayer ain't just for cloudy days and natural disasters
    Aware of what comes after, I bet you ain't for sure
    I was warned that Heaven ain't the only place to go
    I'm doing what I can cause there really ain't much time
    I leave this in the Lord hands
    I'm tired of crying

    Yeah, close it

    Man down
    Hope and pray and say I can’t turn (Man down)
    He will find you, this world will grind you down
    Don’t you be another (Man down)
    Hope and pray and say you can turn (Man down)
    Help is just one prayer away
    Don’t be afraid to say
    Mayday

    Father forgive us for we know not what we do
    Am I bias? I been pious put my nose up in the pews
    Like Paul I bear good news
    They think I'm pall-bearing
    My message sounds like death to these hearers as they perish
    Scaring to think we on the brink of death
    But no one stops to look for answers on what happens next
    Got a couple scriptures from my grandma
    Sayings from a preacher
    But can't live out these standards that we heard it takes to reach 'em
    But when I look at Jesus
    He live the life I couldn't
    Suffered for my crime so I wouldn't
    I used to have to sneak into movies 'cause I couldn't afford to pay
    Explain to me how someone paved my way
    When I hear K.R.I.T. Confessing I respect him
    Cause most of us be lying like our lives don't need perfecting
    Nothing that we can muster, nothing that we can change
    Admitting that we're imperfect, offending God with our games
    Look I'm just being honest so don't take me for no lame
    I seen it for myself, I'm a product of this thing
    Now I found true religion, and it's not inside a denim
    And 'em overpriced shades are never giving us vision, let's go

    Man down
    Hope and pray and say I can’t turn (Man down)
    He will find you, this world will grind you down
    Don’t you be another (Man down)
    Hope and pray and say you can turn (Man down)
    I seen another to know, so urgent
    Keep callin'
    Help is just one call away
    Don't be afraid to say
    Mayday

    Mayday

    Help is just one call away
    Don't you be afraid to say
    Mayday

  23. Lord Raikage

    Souls need saving and it's now or never

  24. Luigi Mejia

    I first heard this back in 2012 when I was seeking Christ. Now it's 2017 and ive been distant from Christ...

    elijah osuga

    Don't be afraid to say Mayday

  25. Reach Records

    Never miss a beat! Subscribe to Lecrae's channel for the latest tracks! 💯
    http://bit.ly/LecraeVEVO

  26. Josh

    KRIT 🔥🔥🔥🔥✅

  27. Marsha Creary

    "Mayday"
    (feat. Big K.R.I.T. and Ashthon Jones)

    [Verse 1: Big K.R.I.T]
    Awakened from my slumber by the thunder, lightning clappin'
    Rainin' on my window pane and praying I make something happen
    A preacher's prophecies never bothered me when I was younger
    Sittin' on my grandma's lap, and she cried, I often wondered
    "What was her tears for? Could it be for my grandfather?"
    Or maybe she felt for me cause I'd see more of those cold tomorrows
    Than she'd see. The world would up and turn on me
    Cause the morals that she often spoke were meant for 1923
    I fall asleep off in her arms, a psalm was spoken
    "The Lord is surely my shepherd" and "lead me to the water"
    A thought that often stuck with me, amongst the wolves that run the streets
    Out here payin' dues then lose, I pray your ways would comfort me
    A non-believer I never have and never could be
    Lord, give me time to peep the signs I should see
    Sippin' got me feelin' like a player
    Ridin' clean, bendin' corners, hopin' I might find my savior
    On the curb, I rarely go to church
    False prophets rockin' Prada so I rarely feel the Word
    Jezebel's lurkin' in the pews on the first
    Preacher's weaker than the deacon cause it's hard to fight the urge
    It's hard to live and serve when you on the Devil's turf
    Sell your soul for the loan with no sense of what it's worth
    Don't get it twisted, I ain't no saint, I ain't no pastor
    But prayin' ain't just for cloudy days and natural disasters
    Aware of what comes after, bet you ain't fo' sho'
    I was warned that heaven ain't the only place to go
    I'm doin' what I can cause there really ain't much time
    I leave 'dis in the Lord' hands, I'm tired of cryin'

    [Hook:]
    Man down!
    Hopin', prayin', sayin' I can't turn
    Back now!
    He will find you, this world'll blind you, don't you be another
    Man down!
    Hopin', prayin', sayin' you can't turn
    Back now!
    Help is just one prayer away
    Don't be afraid to say,
    "Mayday!"

    [Verse 2: Lecrae]
    Father forgive us for we know not what we do
    In my bias, I've been pious with my nose up in the pews
    Like Paul, I bear good news; they think I'm pall-bearin'
    My message sounds like death to these hearers as they perish
    Scary to think we on the brink of death
    But no one stops look for answers on what happens next
    Got a couple scriptures from our grandma, sayings from a preacher
    But can't live out these standards that we heard it takes to reach 'em
    But when I look at Jesus, He lived the life I couldn't
    Suffered for my crimes so I wouldn't
    I used to have to sneak into the movies 'cause I couldn't 'ford to pay
    So 'splain to me how some one paid my way
    When I hear Krit confessin' I respect him
    'Cause most of us be lying like our lives don't need perfectin'
    Nothin' that we muster, Nothin' that we can change
    Admitting that we're imperfect, offendin' God with our games
    Look, I'm just being honest so don't take for me for no lame
    I seen it fo' myself; I'm a product of this thang
    Now I found true religion, and it's not inside of denim
    And them overpriced shades has never given us vision

    [Hook]

  28. █████

    2017 still jammin this classic

  29. Sheanell Baker

    Ashton tho I luv her

  30. Vidal Lowe

    This shit sends chills through my body...

  31. Tyron Gilbert

    KRIT verse very deep like always my favorit artist

  32. Sneaker Check

    So powerful man

  33. travisjohnson057

    every time I hear dis song I feel bad for lecrae cuz krit took dis song and imma lecrae fan

  34. WatchMeFixMyFace

    This song inspires me to be a better disciple.

  35. Debra Summers

    I' ve made some big changes in my life and this music soothe more soul

  36. Mondo_Songs

    I need this song right now

  37. TimB0zzZ

    Pause at 0:59 kinda looks like Porsha from Empire

  38. CHOFFICIAL

    This song saved me so many times. #Relate

  39. Baby Fu Clothing Co.©

    This is the track (#8) I play the most when listening to Gravity. The other stuff I appreciate, its just something about this one. It has been added to my "Drive Time Audio: Praise The Lord Edition" youtube playlist to share with fans.

  40. Tirzah Mcafee

    hiouom
    ruijim
    ruoiuom
    ruoihim
    yioiuom
    giuilom

  41. HannahSmash Beats

    #Relate

  42. marn200

    Why are most videos of this album and more other vids of lecrae blocked in the Netherlands? :(

    Dana Wynn

    CAUSE THEY SOME HATERS..THEY DONT LIKE GOOD MUSIC..THEY MIGHT START PATTING THEIR FEET TO THE BEAT AND THE FLO...THEY DONT WANT NONE

    Exo dus

    dutchie here, and I can watch everything...

    richard j

    I can see like evrything though! dutch guy as well

  43. Ondre Clay

    one of the realist I've herd in long time still one of my favorites....

  44. Brenda Lara

    I love this song

  45. Chris Roloson

    Big K.R.I.T., King Mez, Paul Wall, Bun B, B.o.B. have all worked with Crae...that's amazing, he's come so far. Keep grinding bro

    Mr. Truxton

    And now also E-40

    Saturn Eclipse

    Add Ty Dolla $ign to that list! Our boy Lecrae making it for God.

    G C

    Chris Roloson we will have to see his other colabs on his future album

    gh0stly1777

    Chris Roloson Wayne also

    Joshua Alonso

    And now waka flaka

  46. Louisiana Driver

    My dog BIG KRIT should had went last bru that Lecrae guy flow is weak thats all im saying....and he tried to sound like KRIT

    Jay Anderson

    Not saying he didnt... Because heck if it wasn't for him I probably wouldn't know about this good song... But LeCrae that dude too. And saying he trying to sound like Big Krit? Come on man. Really?

    Louisiana Driver

    Man go back in play LeCrae old shit it don't sound like KRIT but I'm saying on this song he do......

    Jay Anderson

    Bruh He don't.... don't know whats up with your listening skills LOL

    Louisiana Driver

    he still sounds like KRIT to me lol

    Jay Anderson

    @OTRD 90 Bruh .................. Bruh..... BRUUHHHHHHHHHH. Nah. I've listened to Krit since 2005... and LeCrae since 2006. These dudes came along way from the way their voice is now..... Ain't nothing similar... Krit don't sound like LeCrae and LeCrae don't sound like Krit.

  47. colin ogilvie

    why am i just now hearing this?

  48. Sherelle Willis

    Oh okay thanks

  49. Sherelle Willis

    I'm curious to know, what is this song about? thanks for anyone who gives me an answer

    Joseph Krug

    There are a ton of themes addressed. The most basic being a plea for God's mercy on the face of despair, a turning to the Lord. There are also mentioning of fear evangelists have as well as a reminder of the inevitability of death.

    Christopher Santibanez

    you can say that it's about being honest with God and confessing your problems to him. sort of like asking him for help because you are sinking in all these problems.

  50. Sherelle Willis

    I'm loving this song God bless Lecrae and everyone that was featured in this video

    ashthon jones

    Thank you love

    Dierius Abby

    +ashthon jones you can really sing I saw u on another big krit song

  51. iRiotz V

    My dog Big K.R.I.T hopin on the gospel rap to.

  52. Kennymccornmilk

    Krit absolutely killed this

  53. Devin Calvillo

    Big krit is underrated been listening to him for 4 years.

  54. Nico Reveco

    1:41 there's always that one in church who takes the holy ghost to far

    Tishaun Mitchell

    +Nico Reveco you can't take the holy ghost to far, lol but I know what you mean

  55. AnneEsther

    this is such a good song it should have charted on secular charts

  56. - BenjiSmoove

    imagine keyshia cole on this joint

    Jay Anderson

    +- BenIsTooGreat Glad she wasnt Ms. Jones did great. Thats why the song is great.

  57. Tamires Oliveir

    Essa música é simplismente demais !!!!

  58. Kaleb Kern

    When I hear KRIT confessing I respect em'!!

  59. FitBetty

    This is my song!!! Oh glory!

  60. Jason Harkness

    The best song

  61. Jean Rivera

    you should put this music video on iTunes for your fans to buy and enjoy it not only on Youtube.

  62. Nathaniel Hernandez

    Top 5 rappers today.
    J. Cole
    Lecrae
    Logic
    Big Krit
    Joey Bada$$

    Nathaniel Hernandez

    I forgot to put kendrick. Hes on my second right now

    Ify Nsoha

    +Nathaniel Hernandez Don't sleep on NF. He's amazing

    Ify Nsoha

    But I do agree with your list

    nothingmuch44

    YOUR top 5 .. NOT top 5.

    Dylan Gruenwald

    Lecrae, J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Chance the Rapper, Andy Mineo, Kanye West, Sho Baraka, Eminem, Swoope, Common and Mos Def are some of my favorites personally.

  63. Rody Pollock

    Nice young man.A very powerful message. Something worth listening to.

  64. L . . V

    This deserves way more views

  65. mankind lewis

    this song is great!

    Swag 00 Master

    I'm like 10 okay it brings me 😨

  66. George A

    Great track!

  67. Mystic Tree

    Young Krizzle best rapper in the game

  68. Joshua Hurley

    KRIT has been my top favorite for years. This song is amazing.

  69. Brandon McKensey

    Love it

  70. Hunter Lorenz

    I'm speechless.

  71. Christopher Hart

    Touched my soul.

  72. Linecharlande

    so dope <3

  73. 76therb

    MAYDAY...MAYDAY...MAYDAY!!! #Ferguson #PrayforOurNATION #HelpisJustONEprayerAway

    Swag 00 Master

    Homie you got THAT right😉

  74. Anzer Kgaje

    Lovely!

  75. Vinni Lopes

    ace hood and lecrae needa collab

    Diandre 319

    PREACH BROTHA PREACH

  76. giovanni gutierrez

    Big KRIT painted a more vivid picture of religion than Lecrae. KRIT just has that ability, both did good tho

    giovanni gutierrez

    @ThatRapperLife
    at the end of the day its a song in the hip-hop genre and hip-hop was built on competition

    24k Lamb

    @giovanni gutierrez Yup, nothing ever strays from what it originated from. Ever. Not ever, not one time has that ever happened ever.

    giovanni gutierrez

    @Akio Ookami boy if you dont get

    betteroff

    @giovanni gutierrez you're right Big K.I.R.T stole this song ( my opinion )

    Reg Ner

    @That Rapper Life I know it's a four year old comment but tjat's just not fair. I like Nike, but when Adidas puts out a better shoe then he put out a better shoe.

    Besides, it's always a competition. You know how Jay Z looked after Eminem bodied him on renegade?

  77. Jackie Gonzalez

    Love it hip hop with god name . Amen . Keep up the good work . From bronx ny

  78. EarthEagleGT

    Big K.R.I.T killed this

  79. DexBNimble

    Best song on the album in my opinion.  Amazing.

    samuel mensah

    I agree

  80. Snap.

    Preach the truth K.R.I.T and Crae

  81. DMAC

    song must be haunted. Shit gave me goosebumps. Flow on point. Beat on point. 

    Mateusz

    dude this is gospel music u dont have to say stuff but this to this more

    Swag 00 Master

    @matt wads totes😠

  82. Karl McMichel

    For someone to say this video is sinful obviously didn't listen to the lyrics. He clearly addresses KRITS concerns with the gospel and scripture. PLZ listen to the lyrics before you judge.

    bernita velazquez

    A men brothers this is the son of Bernita velazquez I'm 14

    Elix Hall

    I still love krits verse

    Sweet Salvation

    Actually I did and it's sinful. It doubts God's and that verse:" heaven ain't the only place to go"? Really?

    Sweet Salvation

    Reed Ferguson actually I printed out the lyrics

    Nathaniel Brill

    "Heaven ain't the only place to go", because there's also hell.

  83. Royce Hubbard

    Love this song

  84. rod2467

    I'm a Lecrae FANATIC...but anyone else just listen to K.R.I.T's verse on this track?? I hope i'm not the only one lol he stole this song.

    Swag 00 Master

    I'm 10pepole this song is the worse10 4th grade😤

    MB2010

    Definitely stole the song

  85. Andrea St-Amant

    loooooooooooooving it.

  86. anyone s

    My dad listen to this song then he told me wat it was called, it was love At first sight

  87. JstaX da man

    i love this song

  88. just2raw4yall

    I've said it once and I'll say it again 2 Timothy 2:23 NIV "Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels." Don't entertain other peoples foolishness!

  89. Franco Zealouzone

    I love that line "when I hear Krit confessin I respect him, cause most of us be lyin like our lives don't need perfectin"... that's real! If we don't get to a point of brokenness and repentance, we will never understand that we ALL need Christ!

    Daniel Spencer

    Franco Zealouzone Amen so help me God.

  90. JD Gregorio

    Must say I love this song !

  91. Chris Chapel

    Man of God right there!