Baby Boy

Well, I guess I should start by apologizing for how late this post is. The Christmas/New years season were pretty busy, but that’s still no excuse considering it is now mid January. But anyway, this song is titled Baby Boy because it’s about Jesus. But I think that’s pretty obvious haha.

The song starts out with Joseph’s point of view. When I decided to write a christmas song I wanted to think about things from a different point of view. One of the first lyrics is, “Can I be a father to the man that’s meant to bring peace on earth and hope to everyone?” As I was thinking about what Joseph was thinking after an angel came to him and basically told him, “Yo Joseph, don’t freak out or anything, but Mary is pregnant through the holy spirit and you’re going to have a son that will save the world. And oh yeah, name him Jesus.” I mean really, how intimidating would it be to be a father to the man that was one day suppose to be the father of all fathers? I can only imagine the turmoil in his head at that time.

Next, we get into the chorus. I wrote the chorus almost as a prayer. “The baby boy was born, oh devil won’t you flee from the man he’s meant to be. The baby boy was born, oh father won’t you bring peace to humanity.” Jesus literally had the weight of the world on his shoulders, so this prayer to God isn’t just from Joseph. It’s from anyone that knew the significance of Jesus’s birth. The devil wanted more than anything for Jesus to fail. I feel that so often we forget the devil’s ability to deceive. He loves to torment us in any way that he possibly can. To think then of how much he must have tempted Jesus is just humbling.

The next verse is a conversation between Jesus’s people (us) and Jesus. “Pierce our hearts and let your people know, their cleanliness does nothing for the soul. So put away those fears you hide behind, oh you act as though my love is hard to find.” Before Jesus came, it was almost as religion was more of a habit than a way of life. So this is the people asking, “Give us something more. Let us know that this is about more than sacrifices and offerings. We want to know YOU.” And then I imagined what Jesus’s response would be. “Stop fearing God, stop fearing me, and stop acting like you have to work for my love.” Now, there is a healthy fear for God. But the fear I’m referring to is not of the healthy sort. It is the fear that makes you hide, not the fear that makes you respect.

After the verse there’s a continuation of Jesus’s response and then our cry to God saying, “Don’t let me go, Don’t let me fall apart.” I think this part is pretty self-explanatory so I won’t go into detail. I’ll post the full lyrics below along with some links to the song itself.

I’m just a man and he’s the rising
To put away the darkness we couldn’t overcome
Can I be a father to the man that’s meant to bring
Peace on earth and hope to everyone x2

And the baby boy was born, oh devil won’t you flee from the man he’s meant to be
And the baby boy was born, oh father won’t you bring peace to humanity

Pierce our hearts and let your people know, their cleanliness does nothing for the soul
So put away those fears you hide behind, you act as though my love is hard to find

And the baby boy was born, oh devil won’t you flee from the man he’s meant to be
And the baby boy was born, oh father won’t you bring peace to humanity x2

There i came to save the world, you still praise the idols and ignore just who I am and why I’ve come to be the banner of his love
Don’t let me go, don’t let me fall you cry and I’m still standing here with open arms and tired eyes I see the trail of every tear

Don’t let me go, don’t let me fall apart x4

No I won’t fall, I won’t fall apart
And if I do, Lord you won’t let me hit the ground
I won’t fall, I won’t fall apart
With every tear, I’ll find strength within my heart
With every tear, your heart breaks and makes me new

You can download the song here

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