I know the song is about the loss of his mother in 1993 and from the lyrics to the guitar at the end of the song I could feel the pain in it, but I could definitely hear the healing and the teaching from every lyric to be able to get through anything in life. Even the mountains we create on our own free will to the ones that God wants us to go through we must give all of them to God so we can go higher! That’s the only way we can make it. The only way! I was healed by the seeds Sean planted in the lyrics of “Mountains” and I’m glad God watered them for me.
I was definitely feeling, “Nothing but a G Thing.” Music is so relaxing but very influential especially coming off of a tragedy. You get lost in the grove and the lyrics to escape everything going on in your life. Many people even become the music they’re listening too.
Being in the projects of Birmingham Al. I’ve seen it all to often were a good kid goes bad trying to do what the artist says he’s doing in his music at the time. With the surroundings of the ghetto and the pressures from their peers fueled with sinful lyrics and over-glamorous videos of money, sex, and power you could fall quickly. Thank God Sean got a little Kirk Franklin in his ears as he sung on the next track “Melodies.”
On the next track, “Redemption Song” featuring Armond Wakeup & Adam L. you start to hear the transformation of God watering seeds in Sean’s life!
Through the jazzy track and the soulful smooth voice, Sean delivers on the hook mixed with the passionate, meaningful heartfelt rap lyrics by Armond Wakeup & Adam L. you could tell JESUS was in the building!
For everyone reading and listening to “Redemption Song” I want you to remember how you felt when you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart. “Sweet Redeemer of my soul” is how I felt as Sean sung on the hook! I was so thankful for how God had His hands on me even when I didn’t have my eyes on Him. I knew then like I know now that I was unworthy of His love and I’m thanking God now for His gift for me! God sacrificed His only begotten son for me and there is nothing I can do to repay Him for that. But for God to love me no matter what I’ve been through or no matter what I’ve done is truly amazing! That same feeling pored over to with, “I Never Knew Him.” Outstanding Song!
From Mirrors to Magic & Kareem on the B side of Circa 1993, all I can say in my best Sean C. Johnson voice is, “Still some work for me to do. I think it’s time for job two. Step outside and see those D Boys rolling, stunting with their egos swollen and the radio I hear No Flex Zone.” Man!
I thought I was the only one with that struggle! That song is pure motivation to hold on and thank God for this check to check job I have. I get disgusted sometimes about my financial situation but I know God has a plan for me and anyone who was in the wilderness and is trying to hold on to The Vine Branch of Jesus keep holding on because God got us! We may struggle now but the goal is the Book of Life at the end of our earthly journey.
I love people who use their God-given talent for God & this album is officially BOOKKEEPER APPROVED!!!
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See What The People Are Saying About “Circa 1993