JayMay

JayMay

 Copperas Cove, Texas, USA
Hip HopChristian

Hip hop that inspires and provoke thought

Biography

Jay Mayberry better known as JayMay is a rap artist that creates inspirational Christian themed music. He aims to inspire, provoke and move listeners towards a better understanding of God and how He speaks to everyday people. With rap music being the vehicle for this expression, JayMay hopes to capture the heart and minds of people with catchy, easy music for all to enjoy. From living a reckless life saturated with drugs, crime and violence, to dedicating his life to Christ, raising a family, earning a college degree and committing 20 years to his country by serving in the United States Army; he reflects on the ups and downs of life while giving advice, encouragement and ideas on how to navigate through it successfully.

His upcoming project “Life, Love and Relationships” will facilitate this and serve as a guide and inspirational tool to accomplish this. His previous work includes “For His Glory”, “The Winter Classics EP”, “We Live Praise” and “Double Edge Sword” which are available online at all digital outlets. Remember - Music creates the theme of our lives and it is through our experiences, challenges, and victories that we connect to the variety of tunes that make us who we are.

Lyrics

Praise Him Mo

Written By: JayMay

Verse 1
When I think about my problems and my days are like nights
Every solutions just another obstacle I must fight
Spending so much time at work and not that time with my wife
I’m getting stretched out like some spandex everything getting tight
Which way is right should we advance in this worlds system here?
Or just be screaming on the corner Jesus Christ’s comings near?
Or are we more effective working 9 to 5 with the sinners
Being that light in darkened places like a bic that you flicker
I don’t drink liquor but yeah some do but Christian we don’t get drunk
Ephesian 5:18 be lead by the spirit and that is enough
Cause temptations gonna come, don’t give in to the worlds passions
All the world can give us is a temporary satisfaction
Getting no traction stuck in mud tires spinning like whooah
Have you stressing out in life like you losing control
As pressure start to squeeze you tight you need a outlet let go
Start to thank Him for His goodness and just praise Him some mo’

Chorus
When yo money low and you need a raise…praise Him mo’
When school is getting rough you need better grades…praise Him mo’
When you don’t know what to do with yo child…praise Him mo’
When it’s hard for you to just crack a smile…praise Him mo’
When you don’t know what direction to take…praise Him mo’
When yo walk is strictly just by yo faith…praise Him mo’
When you waiting for yo answer from God…praise Him mo’
Know he heard you the first time that you cried…praise Him mo’

Verse 2
Everyday is like a struggle yo my flesh it be trippin
Sometimes I want to sleep all day you know stay home just be chillin
Watch some TV shows or movies that I know not appealing
To my spirit and I feel it as I watch while I’m sitting
My bodies weak and my flesh wanna take over my nature
Constantly lying to me saying that its just human nature
But I got urges in my mind calling me like a pager
Saying go back into yo old ways dog you a player
As I stare at this movie screen with kissing and touching
They grabbing on each other fondling and closely rubbing
But they clothes still own so am I wrong its Hollywood loving
But when I look into my bible man I see that it’s lusting
And my minds all in it got me hooked, mental torchery
Let’s call it what it is Matthew 5:20 adultery
How can I break myself from circling this cycle ya know?
Repent fast pray, read yo word and praise Him some mo’

Chorus

Verse 3
I live my life as an example but sometimes I be slipping
Thinking about the old ways and the lifestyle I was living
Now my minds wild roaming like a T-mobile signal
Being led by my flesh and not the spirit that’s giving
Unto me, these thoughts that enter to my head want all of me
Calling me unrighteous saying that I’m not worthy
To have abundant life cause in the past I used to lie
Used to drink and smoke the La, kiss the girls and say bye bye
Now I’m falling in depression God said to get back up
Since I’m saved Lord where are my angels for back up?
In a still small voice you just told me to stand up
You forgiven for your past life now JayMay just raise up
Your hands in the victory praise till the thoughts gone
And next time they come on them don’t even speak on
Submit every thought captive to Jesus Christ the son
And He will do the rest all your cares on Him cast up on

Chorus

© 2006 Double Edge Sword Records

Fight Music

Written By: JayMay

Chorus
If you ain’t gonna fight then you ain’t gonna win
Press on too the goal forget where ya been
Fight the good fight overcome the sin
Its not against flesh it’s a battle within
If you ain’t gonna fight then you ain’t gonna win
On march get set its about to begin
Now your gonna get hurt take a few on the chin
But you gotta get up it’s the Fight Music!

Verse 2 JayMay
We fight for the faith (faith)
Fight at our pace (pace)
Running in this race with a goal to see His face
He erased all our sin by grace restored us when, we were yet sinners
Now we winners rolling with Him
Holy Spirit stay within like my heart and my rib cage
With his guidance we can properly put Christ on display
Like models to the world walking on the runway
We got treasures up in heaven we gon get there someday
But right about now we taking our time
Staying in His presence so His presence stay on my mind
And we ain’t really tryin to shine or impress you with the rhymes
But we trying to reach ya mind with God’s word intertwined
In a hot beat, lyrics stick like oatmeal in the morning
If you feelin the song it aint us it’s the anointing
If you look my way we can pray, but I’ll be pointing
To my savior Jesus Christ, His words I’m only voicing

Verse 3
You must contend for the faith it’s a battle out here
And the devil won’t you plucked beat down and snared
By the sins that so easily besets ya dear
But don’t get caught in yo emotions keep your focus clear
Its so easy just to stop give up and quit
Make another excuse why you didn’t make it
Then stand around dreaming talking what you woulda, shoulda
When you coulda took the first step move man would cha
We gotta go strong you were not made weak
We got all heaven behind us plus got beautiful feet
So rather you preach or reach peeps at your school
Flipping burgers, selling cars, or cleaning a pool
Let them know in your life Christ has value
And somethings that you just will not do
They gone laugh if they won’t but keep defending the faith
Swing back keep fighting till you finish the race

I Am

Written By: JayMay

Verse 1
I am born in his likeness but cursed by sins vice grips/
obtained grace through faith now I'm righteous/
Christ is the pilot I ride the cockpit/
Hand cuffed to sin but he came and unlocked it/
Now I am free and no longer a hostage in bondage involved with that illicit nonsense/
I cling to his promise and tho I’m a novice/
I try to learn him better like a student in college
The letter he left help to explain our position
Its more than a title why we call ourselves Christian/
The missions no different from when he ascended/
The difference is we do not grasp what were given/
Fear in our living question his gifting lead to wrong decisions/
Based on traditions by fleshly men will leave you lost and drifting/
But when your purpose driven your mind is heavens intentions/
Now you focus vivid and you see clearly just why you living
Chorus
I am - redeemed
I am - set free
I am - everything that God called me to be
I am I am
I am - accepted
I am - so loved
I am - highly favored from the God up above
I am I am I am
Verse 2
Saved by his grace walking in faith constantly seek his face/
A new creature and them old things have all passed away/
Sometimes they stay in my remembrance I must cast away/
The thoughts and heavy things on my mind that try to hold some weight/
But it’s safe in the arms of Christ so I must try to stay/
Choose this day who you will serve your just a prayer away/
Heavens gates are open for all to receive his love today/
And us who stray he forgives again if we repent and stay/
Far from them offenses and sins we are prone to/
Temptations will come we must know what we're drawn to/
Is it the porn dude or alcoholic brews/
Or even the fast food or lazy watching the tube
Regardless you must judge you then come to the one who/
Can set you free and make you just-ti-fi-able/
Reliable, faithful he provide the tools/
It’s up to us to make sure that we get the proper use.
I am
Chorus

© 2010 Double Sword Publishing

Switch Lanes

Written By: JayMay

VERSE 1
I’m on a mission as a Christian walking this narrow road
Left everything before I started heading for home
A lot of people taking the wider route fulfilling they soul
It’s filled with pleasure on this earth but lead to hell in a hole
Cross paths with fellow drivers and we taking it on
Some start very fast others taking it slow
Some tire out and exit cause they ready to go
Others stop for a while but pick it up later tho
Then you got them cats that tailgating blinking they lights
Trying to make you drive faster when you feeling just right
They want you going in a hurry when you taking yo time
You gotta tell em drive yo race homie cause this one is mine
Nothings good enough for them still speaking they mind
They riding close to you still, still trailing behind
That’s the time when you hit the blinker here come the change
Turn the wheel check yo blind spot then switch up the lane

CHORUS
Switching lanes………………………………………..(switch lanes on ‘em) “Ay” (4x)
All you talk about is death and disaster trying to put that stuff on em but I’m a man of good character

Switching lanes……………………………………….(switch lanes on ‘em) “Ay” (4x)
You either ride you bounce /but if you ride get that negativity out yo mouth

(I’m switching lanes on em, lanes on em, stay out my zone, I’m switching lanes, keeping my emotions under control, I’m switching lanes) in background

VERSE 2

Get away from me dog cause you talking to much
Got an opinion bout everything you bark like a mutt
Killing people with yo tongue are you sure that you saved?
Spreading garbage with your mouth are you sure that you changed?
Submitted everything to Christ except the fruit of your lips
You love God but curse yo brother um a hypocrite
Played the part like an actor homie here is yo script
You could fool a lot of people God is not having it
So’Ima blow the horn and check my blind spot ,
Checka check my blind spots, checka check my blind spots
They wanna get yo boy to stop you gotta tell them I’m not
I’m not gon give up or let up (let up)
Not gon let up or shut up (shut up)
Not gon shut up or settle (settle) cause this is my year
We scream hell is hot like tea kettles/through cities and prairie meadows
Choose this day what side you taking time to make your life clear

CHORUS

I cut them sins out my life I was susceptible to
Got more serious with God so I can prove that He true
And the way to really show it is by bearing the fruit
Then the way to know a tree is by what it produce
I’m a tree type Christian you can look at my leaves
Integrity and faithfulness is what you will see
Love meekness and joy is also part of the branch
Sealed with the Holy Spirit yep he gave me the stamp
So I’m approved for the mission a tool for soul fishing
I use my lifestyle more than words that’s how I get em
They see a God child not the norm chasing women, smoking and drinking gin and
Talking and spitting venom
But the words of life get in em when we talk and we chillin
I always listen before I speak so God can give me the wisdom
Take advice if it applies you can use it for change
If not keep on driving and if necessary switch lanes

© 2010 Double Sword Publishing

Enter My Gates

Written By: JayMay

Chorus
When I die all I want Jesus Christ to say
Is well done faithful servant enter into my gates
Here’s your reward and your mansion in the temple I’ll be dancing
In the presence of the almighty king

Verse 1
When I get to the gates of the heavenly place
Cannot wait until I see and behold Jesus face
So I can be prostrate at His feet I will lay
Giving Him all of the glory and the honor and praise
The long days has paid off I’m resurrected for good
Got a reward and a mansion like His word said I would
That’s enough for me to stay focused just like I should
I don’t want to go to hell with fire ashes and soot
So I will walk the narrow road that so few seem to follow
And don’t worry bout these issues I can’t change them why bother
With my faith and trust in Him I’ll have a brighter tomorrow
Joy is coming in the morning take away all your sorrows
Chorus x2
Verse 2
I got a long life to live but I’m planning for later
With my faith and trust in Jesus Christ the only true savior
Cause this earth is temporary like them plates that are paper
And His word last forever all because it’s that Rhema
All powerful force that created this planet
By His spirit it helped David kill a giant single handed
And His spirit understand us when we in our prayer language
And His spirit heals our wounds when we hurting and damaged
He gave us everything we need to proceed, to achieve
Receive Him in your heart but you gotta believe
When you leave this earth you’ll see its only two places to be
In heaven with the G-O-D or in hell for eternity

Chorus

Bridge
Death and life is in the power of the tongue so I need ya’ll to repeat this faith declaration after me
I’ma live forever and ever and ever ever say it
I’ma live life better and better and better better say it
I’ma walk it with my savior I’ma walk it with my savior
I’ma be in constant prayer I’ma be in constant prayer

Oh oh------------oh oh---------------ohoh----------ohoh

Chorus

Praise God

Written By: JayMay

Chorus
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
And I’ma lift Him……
Higher, higher, higher, higher (elevate voice on each higher)
Verse 1
Entering the house of the Lord full of thanks and praise
Giving God everything so amazed at his faithful ways
Following His word, trying to be great so I serve
With my praises lifted up (higher)….into heavens doors
We about to soar, let’s praise Him forever more
Everybody one accord shout “Jesus Christ is Lord”
With a roar sound off, we waiting to blast off
Bottled up in the spirit and we bout to take the cap off
Chorus
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
And I’ma lift Him……
Higher, higher, higher, higher (elevate voice on each higher)
Verse 2
Keep your lamp uncovered bro don’t hide it under the bed
Stand bold, stand firm you equipped go ahead
God got yo back plus He directing yo steps
You His lamp stand light the room wherever you step
For His Glory you were saved shine bright on your friends
Give of your time and your talent even your ends
It comes back in return by 100%
Good measure pressed down running over the rim
Caffeine pouring in my veins I’m hyper for Him
God’s goodness is what made this brother wanna repent
I gotta spit this slow with a little accent
So you can understand the magnitude of my love for Him
I was wimp now I’m bold; I was young now I’m old
But the righteous I have never seen begging for dough
Submit your plans to Him watch Him turn your copper to Gold
And the hand you were dealt will begin to unfold
Chorus
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
And I’ma lift Him……
Higher, higher, higher, higher (elevate voice on each higher)
Verse 3
Hands elevated high in the direction toward the sky
One day we gonna fly, bags are packed say goodbye
To this cruel world the one I hate with its ways and lies
So I cry for this generation look towards a Holy God
He wants a relationship religion really a disguise
To hide mans intention controlling people like Surrogates
Bruce Willis make up your mind baby don’t be a pawn
Seek out God and I guarantee you that He can be found
He is not far, matter fact He searching yo heart now
In the cracks and crevices He made you so He know just how
To speak to you intimately please don’t turn the dial
Starting now your life can be changed brand new style
New profile, got a reason to smile
You a new creature accepted Christ angel’s party loud
Up in heavens ca-use the return of a God child
That’s created in His image realized it and came back around
Chorus
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
Praise God, praise God
And I’ma lift Him……
Higher, higher, higher, higher (elevate voice on each higher)

All I Want

Written By: JayMay

Chorus
I used to be, so caught up in this world, chasing diamonds and pearls
Wanting the finest apparel
But now all I want is you
But now all I want is you…you
Verse 1
Yes you know I love you so…..never wanna let you go…
All my hopes and dreams are sewn in you we tight like seams
Better yet you’re the stream that poured living water in me no thirsting
I’ve been quenched don’t want nothing, someone pinch me is this a dream
Never did think I could have this peace
Never did think I could be released
The guilt and the shame has come off me; in spiritual fitness I’m healthy
Look at my doctor’s note 2 Corinthians 5:17 behold
All things are become new, I’m in the fold
This boy’s not a lost sheep not no mo
Ahh and it feels so good granted eternal life when I know I could
Be caught up in a device like a sinner should
But now I follow the Christ and… its…. All….. good
Chorus
I used to be, so caught up in this world, chasing diamonds and pearls
Wanting the finest apparel
But now all I want is you oh oh oh oh
But now all I want is you you oh oh oh you oh you oh
Verse 2
I…..Don’t want for nothing all my needs are meet and loving
Life to the fullest abundant one thing, the life we get once Christ is our King
And now we made whole, before I was piece of a man like playdo
Then He took his hand added shape and some mold, with a new spirit stacked up like Lego
Now I shine bright, neon lights in a spotlight you can tell me nothing I know its right
Trade in everything homie even my life
For a piece of His kingdom Matthew 13:46 is reading
How a man found a pearl and he had to keep it
Sold all that he owned cause he know he need it
We doing the same forsake business, work, even pleasure and gain
All We Want is the Lord that is not a selfish aim
For His standard we treasure His word up in our brain
Chorus
I used to be, so caught up in this world, chasing diamonds and pearls
Wanting the finest apparel
But now all I want is you oh oh oh oh
But now all I want is you you oh oh oh you oh you oh
Vamp
All I want is you
And All I want is you

Chorus
I used to be, so caught up in this world, chasing diamonds and pearls
Wanting the finest apparel
But now all I want is you oh oh oh oh
But now all I want is you you oh oh oh you oh you oh
I used to be, so caught up in this world, chasing diamonds and pearls
Wanting the finest apparel
But now all I want is you oh oh oh oh
But now all I want is you you oh oh oh you oh you oh

God Did It

Written By: JayMay

Chorus
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
Verse 1
I am thinking large cause my thoughts are high as satellites
Dream big now HD when I sleep at night
Future very bright, in his presence we are shining lights
God’s gifts without repentance and this is ain’t the after life (after life)
That’s right……. so all out I’m a go
Confident in Christ so my head never hit the floor
Depression and anxiety for real yall have got to roll
The spirit’s moving in this place….and this instrumental
So cold like a flipper on a penguin
Rapping is my specialty so, so, so I’ma brang it
Glory to the Father for the way that he has changed it
This the beginning all the violence you can hang it (hang it, hang it hang it)
It’s played out like Nintendo
Commodo 64, Microsoft windows,
95 version time to switch it, cause it been slow
He want a testimony you can run a tell that to yo kinfolks
Chorus
They asked me how I changed (change) ; they ask me why I pray (pray)
You don’t look the same Jay you acting kinda strange (strange)
Now I’m thinking different seeing life another way (way)
Look em in the eyes raise my voice and then I say
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
Bridge
If you know that God did it and yo life looks different
Throw yo hands up to the sky (let’s go!)
You unashamed to be a Christian and you love the way you living
Wave are em as you walk by
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
Verse 2
Let me tell you how he did it, for my sins I was acquitted
Off the wide road took a pivot cause I came up short like midgets
This earth is rented and my home is heaven I’m gone in an instance
When this spirit leave, this body I’m blasting in a minute
Like a rocket, I rock it whenever I grip a mic socket
He called me into the ministry I answered phone in pocket
Now I follow like his shadow use His word just like an arrow
Point it to my flesh to kill it…if I don’t fly like a sparrow
But I am gonna do that cause my weights gone
Habitually I do not sin, impossible, read 1 John
Chapter 3, verse 9 if your born of God..um
You won’t do it either, just remember where your source (source from)
Yep…The God in the flesh, Jesus Christ came to die and put death under arrest
Chilled on earth for a while then He rose and resurrected
Put his spirit in our chest, so I guess that I’m possessed (ha)
Chorus
They asked me how I changed (change) ; they ask me why I pray (pray)
You don’t look the same Jay you acting kinda strange (strange)
Now I’m thinking different seeing life another way (way)
Look em in the eyes raise my voice and then I say
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
Bridge 2
If you know that God did it and yo life looks different
Throw yo hands up to the sky (let’s go!)
You unashamed to be a Christian and them haters start to tripping
Chuck a deuce up then reply
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
God did it, God did it, God did it (hey)
Verse 3
Ain’t no holding back now, we go all out wow
Pregnant with a purpose and my water broke ow
Tell people that you’re changed from the crowd stand out
Cause you don’t look the same, no shame just smile
Even if them folks frown don’t let it rain on your parade
You’re the light of the world; flash them with your sun rays
You’re the salt of the earth, add flavor by your ways
When people talking negative, you just lift your God in praise
They will see it in your actions, and appreciate your passion
If they trying to get you down only greet them when you passing
You’re the head and not the tail, so bark and stop wagging
God is bout abundance so that mean nothing should be lacking
If it is its temporary, it will pass in a little while
Keep on praying and believing, have the faith of little child’s
God did it in your life……don’t apologize at all
Know that you are different, hang your head high and say it loud

Light Shine

Written By: JayMay

Song Title
Light Shine
Text
Light Shine
Chorus
I’m smiling all the time because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Peace is in my mind because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Let your light shine…………..
We the light of the world, Add light to the dark places like the sun when it twirls
Let your light shine……………
We the salt of the earth, add flavor to our schools, to our homes, to our work
Verse 1
Yes sir I add flavor to the mixture?Got the video so I don't need the picture?I'm flow in the will of Christ like elixir?High in the spirit and I don't need a swisher?Yeah, it is on like my light switch (at)?12 in the morning got saved then my life switched?No I ain’t perfect in this walk yes I might slip?But grace gets renewed every morning like the dew drip?The mic is my tool kit and I'm a put in work?Sins lurk in every corner trying to get yo homie murked?Temptations come I gotta flee, off the dogs that want me hurt?Since we don’t act the same then they wanna call us jerks?God has a standard made All we do is use his form?Follow in his footsteps like muddy boots on spotless floors
Though you tempted wanna quit stay strong in your mind
Keep the faith, in your walk and just let your light shine
Chorus
I’m smiling all the time because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Peace is in my mind because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Let your light shine…………..
We the light of the world, Add light to the dark places like the sun when it twirls
Let your light shine……………
We the salt of the earth, add flavor to our schools, to our homes, to our work
Verse 2
Nonstop you can see that I’m on the go
On a mission to proclaim the good news gospel ?In the face of adversity people hostile?We gotta keep it bold like the Acts of the Apostles
Christ first no longer under the law
Under grace through faith that was written by Paul
But inspired by God that makes it real not a fraud
Holy Spirit pumping through us like the blood in our hearts
“We ready”, are you really up for the cause
What if you were beaten, burned whipped strip to your draws
Given the option to deny his name would you move your jaws
Or would you stand by your convictions be a martyr for God
In these last days we gotta spread the light cause its dark
Its plenty room in heaven so it’s time to reserve your spot
The earth’s getting worse so we increase it a notch
There’s hope cause believers we still on the block
Chorus
I’m smiling all the time because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Peace is in my mind because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Let your light shine…………..
We the light of the world, Add light to the dark places like the sun when it twirls
Let your light shine……………
We the salt of the earth, add flavor to our schools, to our homes, to our work
Vamp
Let it bump…..let it breath….let your light shine…be seen
You got flavor so salty…..let it show everywhere you be
Let it bump…..let it breath….let your light shine…be seen
You got flavor so salty…..let it show everywhere you be
Chorus
I’m smiling all the time because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Peace is in my mind because
I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine, I’m a let my light shine
Let your light shine…………..
We the light of the world, Add light to the dark places like the sun when it twirls
Let your light shine……………
We the salt of the earth, add flavor to our schools, to our homes, to our work
Encouragement (Spoken)
Let me encourage you, my brother my sister
You are blessed and cannot be cursed
You will live and not die
You will lend and not borrow
You are a victor not a victem
May God’s favor cover you as if a shield
You are a new creation in Christ Jesus
Now live it out all for His glory!!

© 2012 Double Sword Publishing