Dove the Warrior

Dove the Warrior

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A peculiar blend of rap, rhythm & blues, and contemporary rock with a heavy dose of harmony constructed by Dove’s trademark of tongue twisting and singing his own hooks and background vocals.

Biography

After leaving the gangster rap scene in 1999 just a few months after his conversion and the birth of his son, heart felt vocals, profoundly inspired lyrics, and a peculiar blend of rap, rhythm & blues, and contemporary rock are at the core of Dove the Warrior’s debut release, Life Without God.

Hard core bass, 70’s jazz guitar, pianos and organs along with a militant array of sound effects and never before heard elemental synthesizing and editing obviously from another realm, this album is guaranteed to leave true listeners reflecting on the realities of hard times, the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ that delivers us from those hard times, an exposition of the Godless and loveless life of a thug, the hatred and violence that fills our communities, the love and discipline of a heavenly father, and the judgment that awaits a hypocritical church and unrepentant nation, Life Without God is as real as it gets and definitely hits home.

With a heavy dose of harmony constructed by Dove’s trademark of tongue twisting and singing his own hooks and background vocals, his powerful voice and a tender ear for sophisticated song structures and sounds enables him to combine the skills of an expert song-writer with the boldness of a modern day prophet. After 12 years of recording experience and performing live with artists such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Spice 1 and a host of others, this is nothing short of a professionally produced, soul snatching album penetrating several different genres of music lovers. This independent artist values his ownership of Warfare Records 20/20 and says that this is his first step to gaining the victory.

“You will not find the lies and deceptions of gangster rap here,” he warns. This is the battle cry of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Dove the Warrior.

Lyrics

The Meeting Place

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Meet me at the altar bring the pistols and drugs, meet me at the altar pimps, players, hustlers, gangsters, and thugs. This time we’re asking God to take the pain away. Forgive us for our sins and wash the stains away. Lord we realize we didn’t have to see today. Tired of the same old thangs, playing the same old games, God we want a change today. And as we go back into our neighborhoods, give us a message that’s so clear it can’t be misunderstood. Make us walking testimonies that Jesus gave sight to the blind. Wicked thugs brought back from the dead and I aint lying. And let the state prisons systems know that we aint doing no time for no crime because victory today is mine. What a rhyme to shout out loud as we march on the front line. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, to set us free from all our evil sins. Hypocritical critics to busy looking good at church, instead of out here on these streets preaching salvation to the hurt. But as I prayed, songs of victory is what I heard, it’s Dove the Warrior yall they used to call me Crazy Byrd. Don’t need no paper, pencil, or a pen, because what’s in my heart comes out of my mouth when I speak, and that’s a desire Lord to see your love off in these bloody streets.

Aint No Love

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Chorus: Aint no love, aint no peace on these streets. Just a couple of broken bottles and empty hollow point shells and my boy lay six feet deep. I don’t know what happened to back in the days. Seems like just yesterday we were kids and oh how we used to play.

Verse1: And can you remember back in elementary runnin with all of your friends? But now how many done died and now how many is in the pen. Used to be for the love of the money but now I’m on a mission increasing the peace. Fellow soldier Big Free is on the beats let it bump in your caddi let it bang in your jeeps. 4 or 5 years done past since my homies got blasted and everything in the hood is still the same aint a thang changed. Yesterday the rain came, washed away them blood stains, but this morning’s news left another mother singing the blues. What happened to the water balloons in the park? Now they’re spraying AK- 47’s in the dark. It’s tearing me apart. So many of my homies caught a bullet to the heart. I’m tired of Mr. Murder walking around like he’s hard. Doing what he wants to, turning this world that I’m living in into a world full a rage. You’re bound to see you’re homie on the front page. That’s enough to put your mind in a daze.
Wondering is this world of mine that I’m living in different from yours. The deeper the mind the deeper the body and soul but wait there’s more to explore. Heaven or hell? Life after death? Everybody’s got their own beliefs !!! Do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say but too many G’s are deceased in these streets. Lord I be wondering why, all of my thuggstaz had to die. Look out my window, watch time go by, grab me a tissue and wipe my eyes. And this is what it sounds like when a 13yr old fatherless thug die !!! And this is what it sounds like when a crack and alcohol addicted mother cries as she wonders why,

Chorus: Aint no love, aint no peace on these streets. Just a couple of broken bottles and empty hollow point shells and my boy lay six feet deep. I don’t know what happened to back in the days. Seems like just yesterday we were kids and oh how we used to play.

Verse 2: Living in a dark world and I’m having a hard time trying to figure things out. What is it all about? Why would they rather continue kickin up dust and watching each other get their brains blew out? And what if I would have got caught up in the game like the rest of my fellow thugs that caught slugs to they dome? Now their gone home, heaven or hell, I don’t know where they went wrong. Maybe they rewinded the wrong song. But I’m gone keep pressing toward the mark for the prize. Lucipher recognized I aint got time to get caught up in my past. I’m trying to inherit the very nature of God’s son. Until the war is over and it’s all said and done, I’m gone fight the good fight of faith as I continue to stand firm. Thank you Messiah, for rescuing me from the fire, and may Lucipher forever burn !!!

Chorus: Aint no love, aint no peace on these streets. Just a couple of broken bottles and empty hollow point shells and my boy lay six feet deep. I don’t know what happened to back in the days. Seems like just yesterday we were kids and oh how we used to play.

Forever My girl

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Verse 1: When you was pregnant with my son and bullets chased us down the street, that’s the type of stuff that I think about when I hear this beat. Now that I’m on my feet when they hear my music on the street, they gone hear about you cause without you I’m incomplete. I asked God to teach me how to be a husband and a father. Didn’t want junior kickin up dust and ready to bust cause daddy didn’t bother. Didn’t want him trying to figure life out listening to gangsta rap, walking through life blind being led by blind pastors. How could I lead yall when I was lost myself? And how much pain and tears in that life did I cause myself before I changed? Rearranged my way of thinking quit smoking and drinking, thanked God I did before my eyes quit blinking. If anybody knows what God can do in the life of a thug, it’s you girl, you watched him turn this Byrd into a Dove. Just like the caterpillar that was turned into a butterfly, I burned my rags pulled up my pants cut off my hair now I’m a new guy. We watched the sun rise in our lives, now it’s alright, and thanks to Christ it’s a new day and together we share new life. You’re not my witch you’re my wife and I got your back until I die you were there for me when I needed you to wipe the tears from my eyes.

Chorus: What God joined together let no man put asunder we come together like rain and thunder. Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, when we come together you know that it’s on, my girl, always and forever. Always and forever my lady, always and forever my girl, yea !!!

Verse2: Love will make you do crazy stuff like get on the radio and sing, and it aint no thin line between love and hate when it’s the real thang!!! This aint no puppy love but full grown stuff it’ll last until the end of time. As time goes by, tears we cry, but I’m here to wipe yours and your there to wipe mine. How did you fall in love I never did I stood in love. It takes a real woman to tolerate a thug full of anger the kind that puts your life in danger. But you stood right by my side, can’t even count the nights you cried, wondering would I get locked up again or would I even make it home alive this time. Went out of town weeks at a time, trusted my love to be one of a kind, never accused me of having an affair, trusted that I was real out there, and your my lady.

Chorus: What God joined together let no man put asunder we come together like rain and thunder. Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, when we come together you know that it’s on, my girl, always and forever. Always and forever my lady, always and forever my girl, yea !!!

Verse3: Without you in my life I wouldn’t have that warrior that keeps me happy, and them other two beautiful roses they already know that they loved by daddy. Retired from the street life, at home with my wife and kids that’s were I’m hanging, and them steak strips and potatoes that you be cooking girl they banging. Intelligent, independent, hardworking sister, I try to draw myself and end up painting your picture. Feeling blessed to be the one to get ya, promise to never hit ya, I hope this song touches your heart like when I kiss ya. You are my girl, you are my girl, you are my girl, you are my girl, always and forever, you don’t cook and clean all the time but you’re still mine!!!

Chorus: What God joined together let no man put asunder we come together like rain and thunder. Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, when we come together you know that it’s on, my girl, always and forever. Always and forever my lady, always and forever my girl, yea !!!

satan's Army

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

ntro: Life is a journey, a journey with a destination that is not here, but there, there in that heavenly kingdom that was prepared for you and I before the foundations of this world. But we have an adversary, and in satan’s army there are messengers inside and outside of the church, worldwide, on point at all times ready to attack and dude I’m excited to know that….

Chorus: In satan’s army all the soldiers die, 20000 miles away you here the battle cry.
Jesus Christ on a white horse, robe dipped in blood, he’s the king of the battle drowning his enemies like a flood. Say huh!!! Say what!!!

Verse 1: If the blind lead the blind they gone both fall into the pit, living in a world full of hireling shepherds, wolves in sheep’s clothing, false prophets and hypocrites. You can be taught by the wrong teacher preached to by the wrong preacher and be led astray. Grab your bible hold on to it tight don’t look back run fast as you can all the way. What’s real to me is real to me, regardless of whether or not you’re feeling me. When I was down on my face it was Jesus Christ that came through healing me. You Pharisees be killing me acting like financial prosperity is the #1 asset to church history then wonder why last Sunday you was missing me. I don’t need blasphemous sermons the same gospel that saved me is able to keep me. No twelve step program or prophecy because I really do believe that God will feed me. Look at the birds in the sky they don’t buy your tapes they don’t buy your books, my heavenly father provides for them. Take that you dirty crook and check out the hook. It was a supernatural power from above that pulled me up out of the ditch and gave me the wings of a Dove called God’s love. And the blood of Jesus is against satan’s army therefore I have the victory, what!!!

Chorus: In satan’s army all the soldiers die, 20000 miles away you here the battle cry.
Jesus Christ on a white horse, robe dipped in blood, he’s the king of the battle drowning his enemies like a flood. Say huh!!! Say what!!!

Bro Pone’s Verse:

Chorus: In satan’s army all the soldiers die, 20000 miles away you here the battle cry.
Jesus Christ on a white horse, robe dipped in blood, he’s the king of the battle drowning his enemies like a flood. Say huh!!! Say what!!!

Life Without God

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Verse1: Lately, I’ve been losing a lot of sleep due to confusion. Tossing and turning my nerves burning, mind bending, head spinning, and I know the devil’s grinning, seems like anymore a bunch of losses is all I’m winning. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you gain, sometimes sunshine, sometimes rain. See there’s a time and a season for the temptations and blessings. You’re faith is increased and God is glorified through all you’re testing. By his grace done handled pressure that would bust pipes. But it took that for me to earn my warrior stripes. Mind of the battle. Battle of the mind. There’s a battle going on in the battlefield of my mind. Endure my trials, keep my head up with no regrets. I’ll get the job done just have to break a little sweat. Done tried to live my life without God, it didn’t work. Went to church looking for help and got more hurt. Or should I say disappointed and confused. Lord deliver me from the enemies of tradition and religious fools. Hard times done made a man out of this boy. I know what it means to fall on my face and cry out to the real Mccoy. Why don’t you sit back put in my CD and take a listen. I guarantee the realism and aint a beat missing. I put no confidence in flesh there’s no hope in man. I pray the Lord order my steps and direct my plans.

Chorus: A life without God, I don’t want to live.
Repeat 8 times

Verse2: I wanted to drop this album 8 years ago, but all along the God of heaven was preparing my heart to write this song. Now it’s on in the zone real music off in your ear, life without God don’t bring nothing but torment, depression, fears and tears. Then the pressure from your peers follows you throughout the years then you realize how serious life really is. Mentioning God off in my music don’t mean he’s off in my life and at night I got angels and demons fighting over they rights. And uh oh, they may not put this on the radio. Better yet so, I got to say it, Jesus paid the price. Now I’m free indeed as the prison doors keep swinging and the streets they continue to bleed. What, What!!!

Chorus: A life without God, I don’t want to live.
Repeat 8 times

Angelic Enemiez

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

ntro: You got good angels and you got bad angels and you have to stay away from those bad, bad, angels!!!

Chorus: Hell’s angels and ghost riders bumping they gumbs if you can’t kill me then feel me here I come with my drums. Repented of the sin that’s in my flesh now I feel strength in my bones, and it’s a real bloody war going on and I aint scared.

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil cause thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me when the devil comes to get me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. It’s Dove the Warrior tis the reason for the season we tell stories for. Yall need to listen pay attention to the enemy they call him lucipher the one that’s out to kill, steal, and destroy ya, don’t let me bore ya. Speaking to ya soul, makin ya whole, that’s how we roll, we keeping the flow so cold, while praying for lost souls. And aint no telling what Jack told Helen when they was yelling but Jesus died for ex-convicts, thugs, and felons. Check out the rest of the best of the stories I tell so well a perfect gift from above coming down on the wings of a dove.
Come and fly with me yea, see what I see, nothing but victory, heavy artillery, spiritual armies, the gates of hell shall not prevail they cannot harm me!!! And I know that I know that I know that I got to know what’s going on and exactly what I’m doing here man.

Break: Hell’s angels and ghost riders bumping they gums if you can’t kill me then feel me here I come with my drums.

Here’s a message to the enemy I done seen your pain and misery, every time the good lord delivered your demons up out of my mind. Glory divine, victory is mine time after time pressing rewind, with sword in hand and bloodshed on the frontline.

Bridge: Marchin’ down streets of gold feelin the victory all in my soul. It’s the word that ya heard coming to your town. Warfare Records 20/20 holdin it down. We get down to the sound of the battle cry, crucifixion of the flesh we want the flesh to die. There’s a war going on you can march or get marched over.

Chorus: Hell’s angels and ghost riders bumping they gumbs if you can’t kill me then feel me here I come with my drums. Repented of the sin that’s in my flesh now I feel strength in my bones, and it’s a real bloody war going on and I aint scared.

Transition: It’s Dove the Warrior, tis the reason for the season we tell stories for. Yall need to listen pay attention to the enemy they call him lucipher the one that’s out to kill, steal, and destroy ya, don’t let me bore ya. Check out the rest of the best of the stories I tell so well a perfect gift from above, coming down on the wings of a dove. Come and fly with me, yea, see what I see,

Sittin' Inside My Chevy

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Chorus: What you say we take a trip thru time as I take another trip thru my mind. Don’t nobody but my heavenly father understand all of the drama that I’ve seen in my lifetime. Sitting inside of my Chevy staring up at the sky and the stars and the moon they shine so bright so tell me why am I feeling the breeze of a dark cold night, feeling weird and crazy inside like maybe I need to cry.

Well I guess in life there is night and day joy and pain war and peace rainy days and sunshine. And God is the only one I know that can love me like I need to be loved, unconditional without stabbing me in my back and trying to set me up for a 187.

Verse 1: What a long hard road, what a dark gray sky, until you came into my life. But everything shined bright after you baptized me into your marvelous light. It’s like a little baby boy trying to take his first step please don’t let go of my hand, and everything will be alright as long as I see your footprints off in the sand. I done tried it my way, I done did it my way but it never seemed to work out. You are the one that created my life and it’s gonna take you to show me what it’s about. Like Dr King I have a dream and I know that you will keep it alive. Love, joy, peace and harmony on the south side and no more drive bys where the little kids die. And when I die I’ll fly away into that place where there is no more tears, all the bad memories will be washed away, no more pain, I won’t remember fear. I will be standing in your presence feeling the blessedness of your wonderful essence learning lessons of blessings no stressing just resting off in your love joy and peace.

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Bro Pone’s Verse

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Peace, Safety, No Fear

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Verse1: If he destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, you better believe that America is headed for final corruption total destruction. Living in the last days. People are full of their wicked ways, but for me I’m pressing toward the mark for the prize, because the wages of the one who sins is he dies. I wonder why many of us hide our candles, strain at gnats and swallow camels, but don’t nobody want to carry the mantle? That’s why this world is full of scandal. And can’t handle the truth. When you tell them they reject it and turn around and rend you. But cursed is the man that offends you when everything you say you say in the Lord’s name. No pain, no gain. No cross, no crown. But all around town everybody wants peace and prosperity. And get mad when I speak these mysteries that the spirit of truth reveals to me, how in the last days people will depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.

Chorus: I wonder why we yell peace safety no fear.
Repeat 4 times along with….

Verse2: Don’t nobody believe that sinning will send you to hell no more. And you can buy missiles on the internet. Dude, talk about having a blast!!! This world is going no where fast. And fast cash is the reason that these people are willing to miss heaven and spend eternity dwelling in hell. And brother I can’t tell you why people are willing to die for the love of the money. But I know hell aint nothing funny. And it’s a place that I don’t want to go. So I’m gone go for what I know. And that’s keeping it real serving the Lord and staying unspotted from this evil world. And this aint a letter from Paul to Timothy, but a verse to rehearse from the mouth of Gerald about the hypocrisy in this American world. And I wonder why we yell peace, safety, no fear. When America is murdering Lord knows how many babies a year.

Chorus: I wonder why we yell peace safety no fear.
Repeat 4 times along with….

Verse3: America don’t have a problem with a man sleeping with another man, because homosexuality is normality in the eyes of a blind fool. They done took prayer out of school. A family that prays together stays together but don’t nobody want to stay together no more. You do it you’re way. I’ll do it my way. But neither one of us is doing it God’s way. So uh, you go your way. I’ll go mine. But in judgment day we gone be standing in the same line looking for grace and mercy that we just aint gone find. Everybody and they mama want life everlasting. But aint nobody walking in love and compassion. If I say I love God and hate my neighbor I’m a liar and the truth aint in me. God send me all across this American world and I’m gone speak the truth in love. To the people in the church you’d better get right. To the people on the streets like Nuwine said, “God loves thugs.”

The pimps, the players, the hustlers, the gangsters and thugs they all need love, and if they repent and turn from they’re wicked ways God gone give them a hug. Please don’t let them die Lord, please don’t let them die, Lord please don’t let them fall victim to the game. That would be a shame, Lord. Give them a heart to serve you. Give them a heart to realize the sin that they’re in and get born again. Living in a nation full of hatred with no patience for the people that’s actually trying to do better. But they’re wrapping their arms around the people that don’t even have a heart or a mind to try to change, now tell me aint that strange. And I wonder why we yell peace, safety, no fear. When America is murdering Lord knows how many babies a year.

Chorus: I wonder why we yell peace safety no fear.
Repeat 4 times along with….

We Shall Overcome

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Chorus: We shall overcome (repeat thrice) one day. Deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome one day.

Verse1: No longer my enemies, my enemies now yall my brothers, and each one of us need to learn how to respect one another. And maybe then dawg we could ride together and maybe we could be our brother’s keeper. Few years ago I’d be done split your wig but I’m serving God now and he’s teaching me how to forgive. And the Lord told me, love them that hate you, bless them that curse you, no matter how hard the devil tries I’ll never let him touch you. Too busy loving God to be hating you, no matter what you say or do I’m gonna be praying for you. And when I see the rest of my enemies I’m gonna feed them with true love and compassion. They’re out there lost looking for love in these streets that’s why they’re still smoking and blasting, but I’m gonna keep smashing. Got my bible in my hand, my two edged sword and I’m slashing. Because I’m on a mission throughout eternity, bringing peace and unity to the homies in my community and watch, one day real soon we’re gonna be marcing in victory and all this killing and dealing is gonna be history. Quit all that muggin and thuggin and put them pistols down on the ground everybody get up and spread some love around.

Chorus: We shall overcome (repeat thrice) one day. Deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome one day.

Verse 2: Mighty man of valor, young visionary, warfare victorian marching for victory. It’s all about l-o-v-e and that means you and me coming together respecting what Jesus did on Calvary. He died, he died, he died, he died to set us free to love one another so why do we consider each other enemies? Another one of them wicked lies the devil done told us to try to control us. But check it out, we are the world, we are the children, somebody tell me why we’re the ones doing most of the killing. Huh, something aint right, something aint right, I see more killers on these streets than I see fathers at home. And what if I would of turned my back on my son, in a couple more years he’d probably be running around with a gun. And my beautiful roses, my little princesses, my precious
daughters, they’d probably be pregnant by the age of twelve or married to some knucklehead that just wants to beat ‘em or cheat ‘em but I got my arms of protection around my kids and aint gonna never release ‘em. And that’s a whole lot to live for,
aint got nothing to die for, Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior that’s all I’m gonna ride for.
I don’t know about you, but for me and my house we gonna serve the Lord. No mo murder haven’t ya heard I got rid of my oujii board. Got more important things on my mind like maybe I could lead a homie to Christ if I spit these tight rhymes. See back in the day I was all amped up on that thug swang, but now it’s a family thang you can dismiss me from that bang, bang.

Thank U Lord

Written By: Gerald F. Witherspoon, Sr.

Intro: Could have been dead or in jail, OOOHHHU

Chorus: I just want to thank you Lord for watching over my soul. You’ve answered my prayers and gave me a piece of mind, you are more precious than gold.

Verse1: In a world so cold.
Where new becomes old.
When nobody else cared
You were always right there.
Right by my side
Walking hand in hand
When I was confused.
You had a master plan.
Want to thank you Lord for taking the time
to listen to me when I was on my knees crying.
Crying out to you in the middle of the night
knowing in my heart that one day everything would be alright.

Bridge: Now he sent his angels from heaven. And they came and watched over me, yea!
They helped me climb over mountains and did not let me fall in the sea, no!!!
I know my savior is real no matter what people say or do,
he brought me out of the darkness and he’ll do the same for you.
All you’ve got to do is trust and believe in him.

Chorus: I just want to thank you Lord for watching over my soul. You’ve answered my prayers and gave me a piece of mind, you are more precious than gold.

Discography

Life Without God

Set List

Aint No Love
Forever My Girl
Life Without God
Satan's Army
Thank U Lord
A Letter 2 U
When We Die