TobyMac featuring Nirva Ready, “Changed Forever”

Contemporary Christian superstar TobyMac has released Changed Forever, featuring a powerful turn from vocalist Nirva Ready. A strong testimonial of how God can change lives for the better, Changed Forever features driving electric guitars, some pretty interesting synth work, and of course, the rock-oriented rap that TobyMac creates so well, especially during his turn with dcTalk. When you hear “Then I saw Your face, and I was changed forever,” you realize Ready is singing, no, more like blowing hot like a furnace; there’s also an urgency in TobyMac’s rap, absolutely moving! Given that Changed Forever is the fourth single off Tonight, you realize the full depth of TobyMac’s albums. And this isn’t even the best track off the CD! Changed Forever is now picking up at Christian AC, and I’m sure it’ll do well (after the hiccup that was Hold On, but considering he was still in the Top 10, thanks to his collab with Jamie Grace with the similarly titled Hold Me, no big deal). I predict an easy Top 10 finish, and given that it’s TobyMac, it’s a good thing that we’ll be introduced to the singing brilliance of Nirva Ready.

TobyMac featuring Nirva Ready

I’d heard Your name, but never seen Your face
Been touched before but never Your embrace
Had a soul to lose and the world to gain
But then You whispered my name

And I heard the truth but never from Your lips
Bought the lies of many counterfeits
Dreamed my dreams, but they were never in color
And I searched for You and many others

I was down for the count

Then I saw Your face
Just a glimpse of Your face, and my whole world changed
Then I saw Your face, and I was changed forever
Changed forever now
Then I saw Your face
One glimpse of Your face, it’s a whole new game
Then I saw Your face, and I was changed forever
Yours forever now

If I could reach the stars, I could touch the sky
And if I spread my wings, I could almost fly
I had everything paper could buy
I was lost in my disguise

And if I played my role, they would feel my style
If I bought the night they would buy my smile
I’ve been runnin’ this game for a million miles
Believin’ my own lies

I was down, I was out

I was blinded by my selfish dreams
Everything ain’t what it seems
From inside to out, there ain’t no doubt
I been changed

NOTHING SHORT OF satisfaction
Your love caused a change reaction
I can tell you this much I FELT your touch
And I’m changed

When I was down for the count, YOUR love surrounded me
Blink of an eye
I saw my destiny

Change, rearranged ‘cause I couldn’t maintain
The heart it took to even stay in the game
One look in Your eyes even I realized
A fellow like me had been put down to size
To be built up in a better way, Your way
Yahweh ain’t about to fade
Bombastic, ain’t no way to mask it
I saw Your face, and my old way’s blasted

I’m Yours forever now

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