Praying Ain't Enough

In light of current events I felt compelled to write this song. It angers me when “powers that be” use phrasing such as “we’re praying for Texas, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas etc.” We need more than prayers! We need y’all to take action. I’ve been taking more action in my life to help whether it’s physically, financially, spiritually and emotionally. It starts with me.

Praying Ain't Enough
(Benjamin Hey!)

Hook:
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough yeah
People be talking
Not doing nothing
Put action with those words...oh
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough...yeah
Meet Him half way
We gotta do more than pray....

Verse 1:
My heart is hurting
So many guns and violence
& People being silent
Evil is lurking
The powers that be
Don't give a F about me

Bsec:
Can’t ignore this
And I won't complain today
It's time for action
Something has gotta change

Hook:
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough yeah
People be talking
Not doing nothing
Put action with those words...oh
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough...yeah
Meet Him half way
We gotta do more than pray....

Verse 2:
See something say something
It's not about snitching
I think the point is missing
Get them before they get cha
Can't afford to slack
When it's time to react

B sec:
Be a bridge instead of a wall
If you stand for nothing you'll fall
Even when they persist...
Gotta stand your ground & resist

Hook:
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough yeah
People be talking
Not doing nothing
Put action with those words....oh
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough...yeah
Meet Him half way
We gotta do more than pray..

Bridge:
Like MJ said,
I’m starting with the man in the mirror, mirror (mirror, mirror)
Like Marvin said,
There's too many of you dying
Too many mothers crying (oh oh)
Malcolm said,
By any means necessary....I get it
That don't mean we can't dream like King
But just praying ain't changing a thing..

Hook:
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough yeah
People be talking
Not doing nothing
Put action with those words...oh
What do you do when the praying ain't enough
Feeling so down in a world so tough...yeah
Meet Him half way
We gotta do more than pray....

BENJAMIN HEY! MUSIC (ASCAP) c. 2017

Andrew Tran