AllAboutTheHero

AllAboutTheHero

BandHip Hop

AllAboutTheHero is a Christian hip hop group based out of Southwest Virginia. They have one completed CD, Introducing The Hero, which has 10 original songs on it. They are currently working on a second CD. There are three band members: Cody McCracken, Alexa Gollehon, and Matthew Smith.

Biography

AllAboutTheHero is a Christian hip hop group that strives to show God in their songs and actions. Cody McCracken started the group when he decided that he wanted to share his testimony in a rap. Cody jotted down some song ideas, and invited Matthew Smith into the group to create the beats, master the songs, be a male vocalist and a male rapper, and to help write some of the songs. Now the group consisted of two male rappers, and a male vocalist. To add a new sound to the group they added Alexa Gollehon, a female vocalist, rapper, and lyricist. The three of them claimed the name AllAboutTheHero to remind them that no matter how big their music became, they were doing it for God. All of the glory goes to Him.
With the musical influences from artists like Trip Lee, Lecrae, Flame, and Andy Mineo, AllAboutTheHero has an edgy, yet smooth sound. They constantly mix it up with new rhythmic beats, and lyrics that they know will touch the lives of their listeners.
Cody McCracken, male rapper and lyricist, grew up in Saltville, Virginia. 21 year old McCracken dedicated his life to the Lord at the age of 18. Although he experienced a sinful, traumatic past, Cody quickly learned that God loved him anyway. He dropped his sinful ways, and avidly followed Christ, sharing his testimony with anyone who would listen. Cody knew that he wanted to be a Christian rapper when he realized he could share his feelings and testimony in song, and reach more people than ever before.

21 year old Matthew Smith, male rapper, vocalist, lyricist, and producer, grew up in Glade Spring, Virginia. He dedicated his life to Christ at the young age of 8. He has struggled with his faith because of the many people who have walked into his life, but still keeps a smile on his face by giving God praise and avidly seeks to find people in need of the Lord's love. Matthew always loved making music and singing, so coming into the group wasn't a big change, but he soon realized how uplifing and revived making music for Christ was. Not only does Matt help write songs for AATH, but he also writes and records some of his own personal music.

Alexa Gollehon is the youngest member of the group. At the age of 16 she is already writing, rapping, and singing songs that glorify her Heavenly Father. Alexa dedicated her life to God at the early age of 8, and has been eager to share her musical talents He has blessed her with since. Before she joined AllAboutTheHero, Alexa sang in a group called Acoustic Faith with her mother and two other band members. Wanting to switch things up, Alexa joined AATH with a very open mind. Although she has not composed a complete song for her new band, she edits what the other members come up with, and she writes some of the choruses and third verses to the songs.

Lyrics

Set Me Free

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

Verse:
I heard someone say that You still love me,
But It cant be true, Im not what I should be.
Im filthy, worthless, only deserving of death,
Been against you in all ways since you gave me breath.
When I look at my hands I see my sin chains,
And Deep inside I can see sin in my veins.
I think about it all the time, I cant let it go,
Im Doing all the things that you clearly say no.
Im in love with it all, I even see it when I dream,
I know I'm guilty, but they said you would redeem.
Said You came to die for me, Please tell me its true,
I wanna turn from my sin and be made new.
But Im trapped in darkness, cant find a way out,
I'll fly to You now if You will just shout.
So shatter my chains and set me free,
Lord Jesus can you break through to rescue me!

Chorus:
Jesus come to set me free,
Shine your light so I can see.
Wash me clean and make me new,
The only thing I want is You.
Lord I am lost in all my sin
Come and make me whole again
Wash me clean and make me new
The only thing I want is You
Set me free!!

Verse:
I heard a thunder, and it called out to me,
It shattered my chains, and set me free.
What is this rush I feel in my heart,
My darkness is leaving, we're pulling apart.
I can feel myself changing, the old me is dead,
Thoughts of You are now filling my head.
I cant get enough of you, Im becoming addicted,
My sins are leaving me, No longer feel convicted.
I just have to cry out, I missed You dad,
How can you look at me with love, I was so bad.
I went against You, I deserve to burn,
But your giving me salvation I could never earn.
So pull me close to You, I wanna change,
You gave your life for me, So I give mine in exchange.
I no longer live for myself, Im a slave to You,
I wanna show you praise, in everything that I do.

Repeat Chorus:

Bridge:
God you changed me when you gave me salvation,
I feel brand new, like a new creation.
Its all about You, no longer about me,
I was done being blind the time I could first see.
Now Im seeking you and pushing sin to the side,
Im playing the background and letting you guide.
So lead me to you, help me finish my race,
I wanna see the one who wiped the tears from my face.

Repeat Chorus:

I'm Not Of This World

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

Verse:
I’m not of this world, I’m a different creation,
I scrapped the old me when I found salvation.
I was once like you, filthy in my conversations,
But Jesus came to me and gave me a transformation.
I was wrapped in chains, but He gave me the key,
He helped me to my feet, now I stand free.
He cleaned me up and renewed my mind,
Now I’m not like you, being led by the blind.
I won’t turn from my King, go on and try,
I will carry my cross till the day I die.
I’m a slave to Christ now, I won’t turn back,
You can try everything but I’ll stay on track.
You can try to kill me, but I won’t complain,
Because you can’t kill my soul, to die is gain.
It may seem you will win but what do you know,
When the last minute comes I’ll pull a Tim Tebow!

Chorus:
I don’t belong to this world, I’ve been remade,
I’m no longer weak, I got an upgrade.
So now you can’t take control of me,
I don’t belong to you, I’ve been set free.
Let me give you an update, I’m not of this world,
So get your facts straight, I’m not of this world. (x2)

Verse:
I may look the same on the outside, But I’m brand new,
You need spiritual glasses to see the real view.
I got new blood in my veins that gives me power,
And when I need a refuge, I got a strong tower.
I don’t need an army of a thousand, only need One,
I call on the Name of the Lord, its over and done!
He gives me word that’s sharp enough to cut steel,
It zeros in on the target, and goes for the kill.
I don’t need your sin, I don’t want your seduction,
When His word is spoken all u have is destruction.
Your lusts never satisfied me, just left me dry,
It was consuming me, trying to get me to fry.
But I found the Truth, and threw away the shame,
You have nothing on me now, I got a new name.
I won’t be like this world, I’m a child of light.
Can’t you see world, I already won the fight.

Repeat Chorus:

Bridge:
Let me give you an update, I’m not of this world,
So get your facts straight, I’m not of this world. (x4)

Repeat Chorus:

Imma Be A Rebel

Written By: AllAboutTheHero


Verse:
Backed in the corner, surrounded by lies,
I’m not focused on them, I see the prize.
I trust in Christ not my own understanding,
I know they will be defeated and Ill still be standing.
It doesn’t matter what the world may see,
Cause better is He that is in me.
The Name above all names, the king of kings,
My God My Savior is above all things.
You might think your on top or very cool,
But all His enemies will be His footstool.
With Him by my side I cant be moved,
Nothing in His hand can be removed.
Say I cant do it and Ill prove you wrong,
Cause I can do all things, Christ makes me strong.
Victory is approaching, I can smell your fear,
You have no were to run, your end is here.

Chorus:
I wont back down! Making a change!
Being the difference! Won't stay the same!
Life's a game! From level to level!
I won't conform! I'm a rebel!!
Imma be a rebel, Imma Imma be a rebel (x2)

Verse2:
There is no condemnation, Im a new creation,
Not bound by mistakes or any temptation.
So Im not backing down, Im stronger than before,
Hit me with all you got and Ill still come for more.
I got a shield in one hand, in the other is a sword,
And behind me is were you will see my Lord.
Fire in His eyes and a word that will kill,
He will fight my battles as I remain still.
So bring your army, you don’t stand a chance,
My God will stand strong, You’ll never advance.
When the smoke clears you will see My Lord and me,
You will have no choice but to bow a knee.
You will confess He is God and accept defeat,
Then you will walk away from us towards the heat.
Knowing you got what you worked hard to earn,
Its time to face judgement get ready to burn.

Repeat Chorus:

Bridge:
Imma be a rebel, Imma Imma be a rebel (Until Ending Chorus)

Repeat Chorus:

Take Control

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

VERSE 1:
I was searching for love in the wrong place,
I was a slave to girls and hid from your grace.
One day you knocked on my heart, you stood at the door,
I let you in and you made me so much more.
I wanted to be special and filled with love,
You gave me all of that, it came from above.
I was hurt, angry, and full of strife,
But you gave me peace and a second chance at life.
I was headed to destruction, I was really blind,
You gave me sight and a Christ like mind.
I am guilty of sin, deserving of separtion,
But You died in my place to give me salvation.
You looked at me and said I was to die for,
Even though I went against you, called for war.
You made all things new from what I had,
Now you call me son and I call you Dad.

CHORUS:
Jesus, its not about me its all about you,
I wanna bring you glory in all that I do.
Why gain the world and lose my soul,
Here is my life you take control.
(x2)

VERSE 2:
Now I’m living a life changed by grace,
I could never deserve to look apon your face.
I ignored you all the time, my vision was blurred,
The last thing on my mind was obeying your word.
You brought me close to you, showed me whats right,
You shattered my darkness, and gave me light.
Take my hands and feet, you can have it all,
You said go to the world, I’ll answer the call.
Even if it means death, I’ll carry my cross,
I am just a servant, you are the boss.
My life is not mine, I give it to you,
Take my future, I wanna do what you would do.
I wanna be a light for all the world to see,
I can do that through Christ who strengthens me.
So for me to live is Christ and to die is gain,
To live for myself is to live in vain.

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Bridge:
I will be still and know you are God,
Lord you are my rock, my staff, and my rod.
I will give you everything cause you showed me the way,
You word is like a lamp that won’t lead me astray.
I will lift my hands and praise your great Name,
Lord shut me up if I’m about to bring you shame.
You said you won’t leave me no matter what I do,
Unconditional love, Lord I really need you.

Repeat Chorus (x2

Bring Me Home

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

Chorus:
I wanna come home it’s all I ask for,
Cause I can’t take it here much more.
You’re all I want, You’re all I need,
You are my life, You’re all I bleed.

Verse:
I’m crying inside, I wanna be with You,
I’m not satisfied here, no matter what I do.
I could gain the whole world and still be sad,
Cause I’m down here looking up still wanting my Dad.
It all falls short, it just can’t compare,
Cause when I think about You, makes me wanna be there.
I know I’m still here for a reason, I will do your will,
If I’m not finished here, help me to be still.
Cause I’m getting down and just wanna be with You,
Everything here is old, I want something new.
To walk beside you and sing of your glory,
Or kick back in your lap as you read me a story.
I got my eyes on You and heaven on my mind,
If you want me here still then I’ll stay behind.
Its your decision Lord, I will accept your choice,
Either come home with you or stay here to be your voice.

(Repeat Chorus)

Verse:
Times here are tough, I really don’t know what to do,
I know that’s fine cause I trust in You.
But its just so hard down here, full of troubles,
And add it to wanting You and the pain just doubles.
Bills after bills, heart break after heart break,
Thinking I have friends but they all turn out fake.
Its all building up, It’s breaking my heart,
I can’t take much longer of us being apart.
Outside I show everyone that I’m okay,
But I wanna run to your arms, let you wipe the tears away.
No one else here seems to feel how I do,
That this is not my home, I’m just passing through.
It has me home sick for a place I’ve never been,
I know I’ll get there, just wish I knew when.
So I could run to you, or meet you half way,
Be with you as soon as possible, no delay.

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Were you are is where I wanna be,
But Father I’ll go where you send me.
You are my Light, Savior, and King,
I will praise you as I sing.
You won my heart from the start,
I can not take us being apart.
Cause every were I see You Dad,
And feel you wipe my tears when Im sad.

Repeat Chorus (x2)

Tag:
You're all I bleed

How Great Is Our God Remix

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

Verse:
He spoke everything into existence; it’s as simple as that,
Even came to the world to put a cross on His back.
Its amazing grace that no one can earn,
You just gotta repent and be willing to turn.
My God My King how could you die for me,
I was being my own God, what I wanted to be.
I pushed away the light, refused your ways,
I even cursed your name, never gave you praise.
At the sound of your name, every knee will bow,
They will do it in defeat if that don’t do it now.
We are guilty of sin, only deserving of death,
But took it in our place when you gave your last breath.
You didn’t stay in the grave, death couldn’t hold you down,
You are the most worthy King, you earned your crown.
You hold us close, you’re never to far,
You got all of creation singing how great you are.

Chorus (x2)
How great is our God,
Sing with me how great is our God.
All will see how great how great is our God.

Verse:
How great is our God everyone sing with me,
We were once blind but now we see.
He did more than give sight to the blind,
He came to bring hope to all of mankind.
He came into the world as a light to guide,
To help us turn to Him and away from pride.
There is no one good not even one,
We all fall short compared to the Son.
God is so great He can make all work for good,
Even when things don’t look like they should.
There will be a day when we see Him face to face,
We get to look in His eyes that are full of grace.
He will show us the scars from that day,
We will all be speechless with nothing to say.
We will all lift hands and begin to sing,
How great, How great is our King.

Chorus (x4)
How great is our God,
Sing with me how great is our God.
All will see how great how great is our God

He Can Wipe Your Tears Away

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

Verse:
There is no need to cry, Im here with the medication,
No its not a pill, its the One over all creation.
I heard your looking for love, one to hold you tight,
One who will love you for you, and treat you right.
Who says He loves you, and backs it with action,
Who loves you for the inside, not physical attraction.
But you end up with ones who have you crying all night,
You might feel dead inside, but I promise it'll be alright.
I was sent from One who heard your crys,
He is the One who parts the ocean and puts stars in the sky.
He loves you for you, not for what you can give,
He knows the mistakes of your past, but came to forgive.
He knows you have been hurt and ripped apart,
But He came to put together the pieces of your heart.
Run to His arms, everything will be ok,
Cause He came to wipe all of your tears away.

Chorus:
He can wipe your tears away, He can fix your heart,
He can forgive you and give you a new start.
Everyone needs love, He can hold you tight,
No need to worry, it will be alright.

Verse:
Do you have weight on your shoulders, weighing you down,
Do you have a feeling no one ever wants you around.
Is there problems popping up around every turn,
Or an addiction that (always) seems to find a way to return.
Are you feeling empty inside, without a dad or a mom,
Are things always going crazy, never seem calm.
Do guys only stay with you to see how far you will go,
Do they only want your body and leave when you say no.
Are you a guy every girl looks over, just wanting love,
I came to give you hope for all of the above.
It cant come from me cause I was once there too,
It comes from the One who sent me to you.
His name is Jesus, But you can call Him Lord,
He freely gave us love we could never afford.
He comes to offer forgiveness and bring a change,
If you give Him your life, He will wipe your tears in exchange.

Repeat chorus:

Bridge:
If you feel Him working in you now, Just call out His name,
Leave everything behind all your guilt and shame.

Repeat chorus:

Love You Like He Does

Written By: AllAboutTheHero


Chorus:
I wanna love you like He does, be willing to die,
Show you I’m different, than any other guy.
I wanna love you for you,
Not for what you can do.
I wanna love you like He does, be willing to die,
Show you I’m different, than any other guy.
I wanna love you for you,
Not for what you can do.
I wanna love you like He does.

Verse:
When you mess up, I won’t just throw you away,
Through thick and thin, I promise I will stay.
I’ll take you in my arms, and show you His grace,
Show you He still loves you, and wipe the tears from your face.
We all fall short, and we all slack,
But I’m here to help, always know I got your back.
No matter what, I will love you like He does,
Together we can work to never be who we was.
I may mess up or even cause you to cry,
I know Im not perfect, but I promise I’ll try.
Lets watch each other, to help stay in the light,
If one starts to slip, just hold on tight.
I’ll hold you close, I won’t let the darkness in,
Lets fight this together, were in it to win.
When I love you, I want Him to love through me,
Because you deserve more than I can ever be.

Chorus:
I wanna love you like He does, be willing to die,
Show you I’m different, than any other guy.
I wanna love you for you,
Not for what you can do.
I wanna love you like He does, be willing to die,
Show you I’m different, than any other guy.
I wanna love you for you,
Not for what you can do.
I wanna love you like He does.

Verse:
We can praise Him together, lay before His throne,
I’ll always be by your side, you’ll never be alone.
I can bow before God, with your prayers in my hand,
I will be your crutch when you can barely stand.
I’ll be a true man of God, I will treat you right,
I will never raise my voice when we have a fight.
As long as I have you in my life, I can never be mad,
Cause you give me more love than I ever had.
You are the answer to my prayers, my other half,
Cause you always get me to smile everytime you laugh.
You have me in awe with everything that you do,
I just cant let you go, no matter what we go through.
I promise to seek God with you until the day I die,
If I hurt you I hope He throws me in hell to fry.
Cause its by grace that I have a woman like you,
I wanna show you the love of Christ in all that I do.

Repeat chorus:

Bridge:
I just can’t wait until that special day,
When we will both spread our wings and fly away.
To our new home were we will never be sad,
Cause we will never again be separated from our Dad
(And finally get to look into the eyes of our Dad.)
Were we can walk hand in hand with our Lord and King,
To see Him smile as we begin to sing.
I’ll be by your side, We can sing to Him together,
No one can stop us as we praise Him forever.

Repeat chorus:

Through The Good Times And The Bad

Written By: AllAboutTheHero

Verse:
When the storms come and all I hear is thunder,
I know your mighty hand wont let me go under.
I will call out your name knowing you will save,
You will calm the storm and hold back the waves.
You hear my crys, and hold me when I'm brokenhearted,
You remind me that nothing can ever make us departed.
So when it gets loud and I can barely hear,
I will listen for a whisper, to know your still here.
You will shine through my darkness to lead me out,
When the enemy surrounds, You will free me with a shout.
So i will face this storm, I will take my sword,
Whether I’m dead or alive I will praise You Lord.
Knowing my last breath here is the first with You,
The old things will past, and You will make things new.
So when problems come I won't ask You why,
Through the good and bad, I will lift you high.

Chorus:
Through the good times and the bad,
I know your still my dad.
And I will be glad,
knowing you will hold me when I'm sad.
Through the good times and the bad,
I will follow You,
I know you are God,
no matter what Im going through.

Verse:
When things pick up, I wont just push You to the side,
I will remember You held me close, when I cried.
Now that times are good I can't leave You behind,
Because no matter what I gain your still on my mind.
God You fixed my heart from the very start,
I won't let good times or anything tear us apart.
So i will draw near to You, through the good and the bad,
Cause the truth is, your the realest love I ever had.
I need you more than just when Im sad,
I want you everyday, what can I say, I need my Dad.
I wanna enjoy it with you, Kick back for awhile,
Trying everything I can just to make You smile.
No matter what I gain you will still be number one,
Cause you died in my place just to make me your son.
You deserve my time and all of my praise,
So I will worship you in my nights and my days.

Repeat chorus:

Bridge:
How can I be sad, knowing you love me,
Laying your life down, to set me free.
I owe you my life, in return,
I need you everyday, to satisfy the burn.
no matter the times I’ll lift you high,
I will praise You until the day I die.
And when problems come, I won’t get stressed,
I’ll be thanking you for how much I’m blessed.

Discography

AllAboutTheHero's first CD, Introducing The Hero, has 9 songs, and an intro: intro: Introducing The Hero. Songs: Set Me Free, He Can Wipe Your Tears Away, Take Control, Through The Good Times And The Bad, How Great Is Our God, Imma Be A Rebel, I'm Not Of This World, Love You Like He Does, Bring Me Home.

Set List

The set list varies depending on how much time we are given to perform.
Original songs:
Set Me Free, He Can Wipe Your Tears Away, Take Control, Through The Good Times And The Bad, How Great Is Our God, Imma Be A Rebel, I'm Not Of This World, Love You Like He Does, Bring Me Home, Put 'Em On, Backslid
Cover songs:
Background, Boasting, No Worries, Invasion Hero, One Sixteen, I'm Good, Robot, For My Good, Take Me There