Propaganda - Crimson Cord Lyrics




The pain that guides us
The strings that tie us
The coincidence that proves to us God's existence
Joy we misplaced
Beautiful mistakes
The scarlet thread
The Crimson Cord

Wear your scars out loud
That's the fingerprints of The Lord
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
A timeline, a scarlet thread
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
Let me celebrate your crimson cord
And that's beautiful, a crimson cord
No regrets, boy, a crimson cord
Evidence of God's love, that's a crimson cord

What it do to a boy's brain to see his father through glass walls
While Algebra homework less important than last calls
Collect calls come from up state
You eventually grow numb, it's a sad state
And it's hard to conceive, let alone believe that you're worth it
When your little brother's blood is still stained on your Converse
And system leave him hanging, they still binge on syringes
Filled with self-hate, that's why we fly off the hinges
Self-medicate, still struggle at the smell of that fresh kush
Even after salvation, it's tough
Looking back at wasted life, who never had a chance to begin with
Ya'll talking about a lamb that's sinless

The pain that guides us
The strings that tie us
The coincidence that proves to us God's existence
Joy we misplaced
Beautiful mistakes
The scarlet thread
The Crimson Cord

Wear your scars out loud
That's the fingerprints of The Lord
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
A timeline, a scarlet thread
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
Let me celebrate your crimson cord
And that's beautiful, a crimson cord
No regrets, boy, a crimson cord
Evidence of God's love, that's a crimson cord

What it do to a girl's brain to see her father through face time
Why, if you call her pretty, you can have her at lunch time
American dream has filled her Mama with botox
And personalized license plates, dinner dates, he went to Jared's
Can't conceive or believe that you're worth it
When rather than hanging with you, they buy you designer purses
And you ain't pose' to be mad, your dad buys you everything, right?
We should all wish to have your life
While she self-medicates with packages and purchases
Oxycontin morning after pills no condoms
Suburbia good school, healthy church folk parents
Hittin' death, cover-up
Mac product, not enough

The pain that guides us
The strings that tie us
The coincidence that proves to us God's existence
Joy we misplaced
Beautiful mistakes
The scarlet thread
The Crimson Cord

Wear your scars out loud
That's the fingerprints of The Lord
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
A timeline, a scarlet thread
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
Let me celebrate your crimson cord
And that's beautiful, a crimson cord
No regrets, boy, a crimson cord
Evidence of God's love, that's a crimson cord

Wear your scars out loud
That's the fingerprints of The Lord
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
A timeline, a scarlet thread
A crimson cord, baby, a crimson cord
Let me celebrate your crimson cord
And that's beautiful, a crimson cord
No regrets, boy, a crimson cord
Evidence of God's love, that's a crimson cord





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  1. William Cruz

    Christianity is a Jewish death cult.

  2. Mallory

    i only just found Propaganda... he is amazing!! his lyrics, his beats, his music and his realness.!!

  3. Chris Ed

    One of my favorite songs but this is the first time I watched the video. Wow!

  4. Gabriel Pinto

    Awesome song man plzzz make more..

  5. Black Foot

    This whole song from lyrics to track is nothing to mess with straight heat 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 damn I got to give it to him

  6. Black Foot

    It's super dope how he was rocking and the beat had to catch up to him

  7. Black Foot

    Super powers wooooooooooo 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 I ain't even threw the whole song yet and I'm loving it

  8. Rafael Ortiz

    I love his rap flow

  9. Daniel Lucas JR

    Dang prop

  10. Presto Studios

    I just saw propaganda live at hot hearts 2018!

  11. Oluwaseyi Jimoh

    Probably listened to this a thoousand times

  12. Pheilpay K.

    I love this!!!!

  13. Daryl RC

    Wow.... amazing video and song.

  14. Treasure state Lax

    no humble beast

  15. STON COLD TRUTH RADIO

    is he in the rap group beautiful eulogy?

    primus1704

    no, but humble beast record label. they all work closely

    Serenity Hofmann

    He was a guest on signs and symbols with beautiful eulogy.

  16. valentina castellanos

    fantastic 👌

  17. op goldzilla

    2:42 Dang, she on that dollar general level

  18. Talon Diwisch

    Why was there no Crimson cord in the video?

    Colebug99

    Symbolic. Didn't need it.

    Talon Diwisch

    +Colebug99 Hey. I just want to thank you a lot because since all my years of using YouTube, I don't think I've ever had someone reply to one of my comments. So thank you. But you're right. You don't NEED it, but I think it would have been cool and it's kind of a waste opportunity. The cord is already symbolism itself also, so there could still be symbolism even if they included it.

  19. Codex_Journalism_v2

    Dang, a got a lot of heartstrings pulled from this, incredible lyricism as always from Prop, it really does move your heart and mind, powerful lesson behind it too ;_;. 

    Beautiful mistakes.
    The scarlet thread.
    The crimson cord.

  20. Joshua Mitchell

    +Camberlyn Edge Exactly. I couldn't agree with you more.

  21. Kyle Ahlberg

    Beautiful poetry.

  22. jo klip

    3:21-3:35 endless loop.

  23. jo klip

    Brilliant!

  24. Camberlyn Edge

    The way my sunday school teacher explained it was that the crimson cord is our tie to Jesus. Jesus is holding that cord even when we weigh it down with sins and hate. You can get farther and farther from jesus, but you can always come back. Even when your sins are so great that the cord causes him to bleed (when he died on the cross for us). He still holds on to that cord for us. In the bible it says no matter how great your sins, you can still be saved through Jesus. This is supported by the symbol at the end. The petal in the flower was coming off from the rest them, It still had a bit of attachment. Even though it was no longer a part of the flower, It could always come back to the rest of the flower by the Crimson Cord.

  25. Meemz

    "The evidence of God's love that's a crimson cord" <3

  26. taylur lewis

    I find it cool that I could be hey that was my freshman foundations teacher mr. Petty!!!

  27. Jon Reeves

    Prop is a beast 

  28. Elisia H

    Love it!!! Excellent!!!!<3

  29. Matthew Powell

    I've watched this video plenty of times now... and I think I finally get it. Prop is playing the role of God/Jesus and the point of the black paper is how everything looks dark and random but the red paper shows love and that there's a point. All of the words on the red paper are showing how we are missing God's hand in everything "Joy we misplaced", "Beautiful Mistakes" and so on. The people are looking around at all this chaos in their lives, (being the black paper) all the problems, all the while God (Prop) is trying to show them by throwing the red papers out to them that he's got his hand in all this and there's a purpose. This continues in various ways and forms and then finally at the end when you step back and you look back on the big picture of your life, you see that it was designed. All the events that happened... every single one was part of a purposeful design, you just couldn't see it because your focus was on the chaos.

  30. Megan Newbury

    excellent! 

  31. sule edwards

    the scarlet thread, the Crimson Cord!!! 

  32. Drumwannabe17

    I've listened to this song at least 5 times today. Propaganda has such incredible lyrics.

  33. Unashamedbro116

    Thats deep.

  34. UrWill

    Excellent was one of my fav albums the year it came out. So as you can guess I anticipate crimson cord!!! Good song! Great lyrics

  35. Shebastian Burley

    Amazing

  36. Elijah

    Can't wait for the album

  37. Jacqueline Sadberry

    I know this album is really going to shake people up in ways they didn't even see coming...this song just did that for me. God bless you and thank you for writing this!

  38. Lee W Cottam

    he did it again! We are blessed to have this gift!

  39. staum607

    Bananas!

  40. Just Vibn' with Tanesha Peace

    Yo I love this song...tight lyrics

  41. Chard Davis

    Ok.. it was epic. :D

  42. Joseph B.

    Love this

  43. Qheem Redeemed

    #bodyguardHARD

  44. Qheem Redeemed

    Dope!!!!!!

  45. Nathan Theunis

    dang!!!! This is so amazing

    Nicole Radithobolo

    Couldn't agree more !

  46. ThoughtsExposure C.Plents

    Powerful!!...God Bless Prop!!..

  47. ayah ramirez

    Patiently waiting for this album looking great #humblebeast

  48. Aron McDonald

    Where can I get that black and red Tshirt that says truth Sayers?

  49. Levi H

    Your videos just keep getting better! Very impressed.

  50. Christopher Emile

    Great song as expected. Thank you God for breathing truth, life, and inspiration into this artist. This song go hard kid. The straight forward imagery and symbolism in his lyrics are ridiculous. Glory to Christ.

  51. Christopher Emile

    Great song as expected. Thank you God for breathing truth, life, and inspiration into this artist. This song go hard kid. The straight forward imagery and symbolism in his lyrics are ridiculous. Glory to Christ.

  52. PerswayedFilms

    Superb! 

  53. Matt B

    "Wear your scars out loud"

    Love this

  54. ThatLauraPerson

    Powerful message. 

  55. Ian Willsey

    Not only is the beat dirty, but Prop's lyrical craftsmanship just makes this song! Solid visual to accompany it as well.

  56. John Colon

    Crazy creative and unique... Props to Propaganda.. Mad props

  57. Charles Longo

    Salute. Yes.

  58. james wagner

    I think the crimson cord is the red line that runs from genesis to revelation. The story of redemption and the promise of a savior and concluded with that savior coming again. From start to finish it's all about Jesus.

  59. Patchy Oliva

    Check out !!!

    Mistaken by Patchy Oliva 

    Sun goes down by Patchy oliva 

    Fresh New Gospel Hiphop!!!!!!!

  60. Chris Zepp

    So pumped for this album! The hardest part is having to wait but it's so gonna be worth it

  61. Eva Adesuwa

    "Wear your scars out loud... That's the fingerprints of The Lord." Powerful.

    Dominic Duran

    I agree. Love it!

  62. SLECHrap

    Love it!!

  63. Dónal Mac Fhionnlaoich

    What does he mean by Crimson Cord? Crimson for blood I think... So the blood of Jesus... But what about the cord?

    Josh Hill

    I think it's a reference to Rahab's crimson cord.

    Rahab was a prostitute that was praised for her faith in Hebrews 11. The theme of the song, and probably the album, is seeing our past and our sins as marks of God's relentless and unending grace towards sinners.

    Dónal Mac Fhionnlaoich

    @Josh Hill Thanks! It makes a bit more sense now! I'm haven't got to hebrews yet so that's why I don't know about it. On my way there though, not too far now.

    Bobby Eupho

    Also the story actual story is in the book of Joshua. Two Hebrew spies gave her a red scarlet to hang outside of her window so that her and her family would be saved from warfare that was coming to their land.

    Pedrozki

    The "crimson cord" in the Bible is what Christians refer to the line of promises and generations that lead to Jesus.  
    A broader picture of what happened in Rahab's life is that she married into an Israelite family, namely Judah's. Rahab's marriage to Salmon (Matthew 1:5) led to a son named Boaz who married a Moabite woman, Ruth (sound familiar?), to whom was born Obed, father to Jesse, father to King David. Jesus came from the line of David, and is whom all God's promises lead to.
     

    Pedrozki

    If you read the history of the generations of Judah (great grandson of Abraham), you will marvel how the line continued. I'm not sure if Propaganda had this idea of Judah messing up and God still keeping His Word, but I'd like to think so.

  64. Cesar Gracida

    Greatness once again! Powerful video

  65. LivinForChrist90

    WOW! What a powerful song/message in itself and how all the things we will go through and have gone through that Jesus paid it all for us on the cross and all we have to do is come to Him and He will forgive us of our wrong doings:)

  66. MIDMakesMusic

    Life is a complicated thing, we work harder than the ones we work for but receive the least amount of pay. We have such great talents but we are afraid of the adversity that comes our way. I am tired of letting road blocks hold me down, in confidence I write this plea to you as a listener, as a supporter I beg of you that you please support this great art I have put together.  I ask nothing of you but for you to give it 1 try, if you don’t like it then you can forget about it but if you do please help me rise and fulfill my dream. There are 24 hours within a day but 3 minutes is all I ask of you please help me Rise. 

  67. Marcos Munoz

    Amazing! Props to Propaganda. I'm glad that I preordered this. Now I'm just counting the days for the album to come.

  68. MIDMakesMusic

    HB all day I been waiting for this

  69. Rene Vasquez

    TRz ALL DAY!! DOPENESS!! #Tunnel

  70. JWhite116

    What does he mean by crimson chord

    Lawrence Purvis

    @*****
     Awesome explanation!

  71. Tommy 1•1•Six Orozco

    Dope. Straight dopeness. 👌

  72. Brandon King

    Well done guys. Very much a tease but a great song nonetheless. Cannot wait until the 29th. "It's gonna be Biblical." Lol

  73. Javier martinez

    When does it come out!?!?! :0

    Kwon Five-Nine

    April 29th

    Javier martinez

    Thanks! :)

  74. billy brown

    SUCH A DOPE!

  75. Daniel Blagrove

    Los Angeles Rhymes.

  76. Sotonye Waribere

    Propaganda is truly gifted, and it's great that he uses his gifr for God's glory, can't wait for the album!

  77. Gabriel Fuentes

    Can someone explain crimson cord to me?

  78. Malik Barrett

    praise God

  79. armand kelley

    #excellent   #Humblebeast  

  80. Shames Worthy Media

    Dope! Tunnel!

  81. Portsmith Co

    Epic video! Well Done Propaganda, Humble Beast & Vital Lens! Looking forward to seeing this song LIVE at the Crimson Cord Tour concert in Tempe, AZ. Attention Arizona friends and fans!! We will be hosting an album release party May 28th for Propaganda's new album and couldn't be more excited. Portsmith Co. Presents the Crimson Cord Tour Feat. Propaganda, Swoope, JGivens, & Dj Efechto at Redemption Church - Tempe. Mark your calendars, purchase your tickets early and come out for an unforgettable and epic night!

    NOTE: If you live or have friends in Arizona let them know that this is the ONLY AZ Crimson Cord tour stop. Head on over to the events page to RSVP,  pre-order your tickets and learn more. While you are there click "Invite" on the events page to tell your friends. Help us spread the word and make this an incredible night!

    RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/232897253567116/

    Check out Propaganda's Crimson Cord Tour dates in or near your area and buy tickets. http://www.humblebeast.com/propagandas-crimson-cord-tour/

    #crimsoncord 1st single and video. #breakitunes

  82. Israel Carbajal

    #excellent  

  83. Stankyleg11six

    Music by propaganda = always something impactful. Mind and soul. #Salute

  84. Christopher Knowles

    The it ended tho!
    Great use of hints and then BAM the floor is the color scheme of the paper.

    Ready to listen to the other tracks.

  85. Jennifer Drake

    Truth! Dope!

  86. Joshua

    It gets better after each play.

  87. Tim Page

    The excitement I have for this album is unreal.

  88. Jeremiah Smith

    This is what's it's about.. not just settling for simple beats and lyrics but having actual poetic depth and relevance...!

  89. Adriel Cruz

    My friends this is good

  90. Bobby Eupho

    Can not wait for the album.