SONG LYRICS FOR: "THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL"
ALBUM: "RHAPSODY"
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Lead Vocal: Farrell Johnson
Lyrics and Music: Farrell Johnson
Producer: Farrell Johnson
Recorded: July, 2002

"THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL"

Intro Yeah!

Verse 1a [Rap]
Sick, sick, sick of my sickening-self,
Choking on pride spilling out of my-mouth.
This pride is eating me alive.

Verse 1b [Rap]
Thinking I'm really something,
But my goodness amounts to nothing.
People think I'm in the clear,
But in my heart I cry out in fear.

Chorus1 [sung/Rap]
God, I need Your help,
Save me from myself.
I've been deceived
[I'm sick & tired of my frothy existence.]
God, I've gone too far,
Is there hope for me?
Don't leave me here.
[Stuck in the mess of my own distress]

Verse 2a [Rap]
I'm tired of the lies I have come to believe.
I hate the way they've been able to control me.

Verse 2b [Rap]
Make me little in my own eyes.
Rip away every disguise.
Set me free from my mastermind,
And forgive me for being so blind!

Chorus 2 [sung/Rap]
God, I need your help,
I'm at the end of myself.
I've been deceived.
[I'm sick & tired of my haughty existence.]
God, take me far away.
To walk with You.
Don't F#m)leave me here.
[Stuck in the mess of my own distress.]

Break: ------

Verse 3 [Rap]
Got my face turned to the sky,
Beginning to realize
I can't fight this thing on my own.
Even if I tried, I can't make it alone.

Bridge
I've gotta get it through my head,
It's exactly like You said.
There's no way to save myself,
Or put my faith in something else.

Chorus 3 [sung/Rap]
Oh, God, strip off everything
That lays between You & me.
[Take it all, knock down my walls!]
God, I've been bound so long
With chains so strong,
Free me, please!
[Give me a break, do whatever it takes!]

God! -----
Can't do it myself.
[I know I need You, I know I need You.]
God!... -----
I need Your help!
[I need You!]


"ROOT OF ALL EVIL" (With Chords)

[Note from Godfrey: I simplified a few chords on the riff and verses.]

Intro Yeah!
(C#m)-(G#)-(A) (C#m)-(Eb)-(E)

Verse 1a [Rap]
Sick, sick, (C#m)sick of my sickening(Eb)-(E)self,
Choking on (C#m)pride spilling out of my(Eb)-(E)mouth.
(C#m)This (E)pride is (F#)eating (G)me (C#m)alive.

(C#m)-(G#)-(A) (C#m)-(E)-(Eb)

Verse 1b [Rap]
Thinking I'm really something(C#m)-(Eb)-(C#m)-(E)-(Eb),
But my goodness amounts to nothing(C#m)-(Eb)-(C#m)-(E)-(F#)-(G).
People think I'm in the clear, (C#m)-(E)-(Eb)
But in my heart I cry out in fear.

Chorus1 [sung/Rap]
(C#m)God, I (F#m)need (A)Your (C#m)help,
Save me (F#m)from (A)my(C#m)self.
I've (F#m)been de(G#m)ceived
[I'm sick & tired of my frothy existence.]
(C#m)God, I've (F#m)gone (A)too (C#m)far,
Is there (F#m)hope (A)for (C#m)me?
Don't (F#m)leave me (G#m)here.
[Stuck in the mess of my own distress]

Verse 2a [Rap]
I'm (C#m)tired of the lies (Eb)I (E)have come to believe.
I (E)hate the way they've been able to control me.

(C#m)-(G#)-(A) (C#m)-(Eb)-(E)

Verse 2b [Rap]
Make me little in my own eyes. (C#m)-(Eb)-(C#m)-(E)-(Eb)
Rip away every disguise. (C#m)-(Eb)-(C#m)-(Eb)-(E)
Set me free from my mastermind, (C#m)-(Eb)-(C#m)-(E)-(Eb)
And forgive me for being so blind! (C#m)-(Eb)-(C#m)-(E)-(F#)-(G)

Chorus 2 [sung/Rap]
(C#m)God, I (F#m)need (A)your (C#m)help,
I'm at the (F#m)end of (A)my(C#m)self.
I've (F#m)been de(G#m)ceived.
[I'm sick & tired of my haughty existence.]
(C#m)God, take me (F#m)far (A)away.(C#m)
To (F#m)walk (A)with (C#m)You.
Don't F#m)leave me (G#m)here.
[Stuck in the mess of my own distress.]

Break: (C#m)-(B)-(A)-(F#)-(C#m)-(E)-(F#m)

Verse 3 [Rap]
(C#m)Got my face turned (B)to the sky,
(A)Beginning to realize
I can't (C#m)fight this thing (E)on my own.
Even (F#)if I tried, I can't (C#m)make it alone.

Bridge
(C#m)I've gotta (A)get it (C#m)through (A)my (F#m)head, (C#m)
It's (A)exactly (C#m)like You (F#m)said. (C#m)
There's no (A)way to (C#m)save (A)my(F#m)self, (C#m)
Or put my (A)faith in (C#m)something (F#m)else.

Chorus 3 [sung/Rap]
Oh, (C#m)God, strip off (F#m)ev(A)ery(C#m)thing
That (F#m)lays (A)be(C#m)tween (F#m)You & (G#m)me.
[Take it all, knock down my walls!]
(C#m)God, I've been (F#m)bound (A)so (C#m)long
With (F#m)chains (A)so (C#m)strong,
(F#m)Free me, (G#m)please!
[Give me a break, do whatever it takes!]

(C#m)God! (F#m)-(A)-(C#m)-(F#m)-(A)-(C#m)
Can't (F#m)do it my(G#m)self.
[I know I need You, I know I need You.]
(C#m)God!... (F#m)-(A)-(C#m)-(F#m)-(A)-(C#m)
I (F#m)need Your (G#m)help!
[I need You!]

(C#m)-(G#)-(A) (C#m)-(Eb)-(E)

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