Music

On My Grind (NEW SONG!)

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Do I still make music? Yup! (If you are reading this in your e-mail, you will need to go to the actual site to hear the song)

Verse 1
I’m grinding, do you know what that means?
You can find me in the studio killing a beat
I dare you to find a rapper that’s iller than me
Cuz I got passion I’m smashing everything that I see
It’s what happens when I snap and attack when I breathe
You thought that you’d laugh cuz I’m a Christian emcee
Expected me to be corny cuz I live for the King
Well you can find me recording and I’ll give what I bleed!
I don’t think you understand
You see impossibilities I see a plan
You ain’t feeling me that’s okay cuz I can’t
Be someone wearing a mask so Imma tear up a track
I ain’t scared of your laugh, so bring your best insults
I will succeed because I see that it’s all mental
And I know a King that I believe will never let go
So Imma breathe while I bleed through this pencil

Chorus
Cuz I’m on my grind
Yeah tell ’em that I’m on my grind
Got a couple jobs go to school full time
And I still kill a rhyme

Cuz I’m on my grind
Yeah, yeah I’m on my grind
Cuz I’m on my grind
You can tell that I go overtime, I grind!

Verse 2
I remember sitting inside of a basement
I was a pre-teen using words to paint this
Bumping Eminem wishing I could replace him
To be the next rapper that’s after the same sin
I studied rhyme schemes while you were on play station
Hours on the web so I could set I how I say things
I learned how to rap from the net, yeah it’s amazing
Now you know I’m back as a vet and I’m gonna break in
Half the rappers in the local scene
Can’t use a multisyllable to hold a beat
I really flow it so complete
But when I do it they get to booing I know the beast
When I mention Jesus they don’t hold the peace
If I kept Him out of it I guarantee you’d roll with me
But that won’t happen I’m laughing at all these cold Gs
While these rappers smoke weed I’m grinding ’till you know me

Chorus
Cuz I’m on my grind
Yeah tell ’em that I’m on my grind
Got a couple jobs go to school full time
And I still kill a rhyme

Cuz I’m on my grind
Yeah, yeah I’m on my grind
Cuz I’m on my grind
You can tell that I go overtime, I grind!

Verse 3
Yeah, this is what I do
Got a full time job and I’m going to school
But I stay on my grind so I’m showing the truth
I still kill a rhyme when I flow in the booth

I grind…

It’s something you ain’t ever seen
I’m aggressive with a message when I wreck the beat
I had depression but I left it with a melody
So music is my medicine step in if I pretend to be
Someone that I’m not, I’m my own worse enemy
A workaholic at times without a remedy
But when I yell it in rhyme my God will tend to me
Or else the penalty is for me to burn mentally
I’m working harder than the rest, wait let me see
It’s not me working but the grace inside of me
So till I RIP, I’m gonna try to be
Bearing fruit for the glory of my only King

Chorus
Cuz I’m on my grind
Yeah tell ’em that I’m on my grind
Got a couple jobs go to school full time
And I still kill a rhyme

Cuz I’m on my grind
Yeah, yeah I’m on my grind
Cuz I’m on my grind
You can tell that I go overtime, I grind!

Unworthy – Tyler Ramsbey ft. Katie Nuese (NEW SONG!)

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Here’s a brand new song to celebrate Easter! If you enjoy it, be sure to share it on Facebook and Twitter! Also, check out my other music at the Recent Music page!

(If you are reading this in your e-mail, you will have to go to the actual page to hear the song.) 

Production: Real Time Revival (Justin Sanders)
Lyrics: Tyler Ramsbey & Justin Sanders
Vocals: Tyler Ramsbey & Katie Nuese

Chorus
I am not worthy of Your perfect place
I’m full of lies, misery, suffering and shame
But through the storm I know You’re holding on to me
And because of Your love I’ve been set free

Verse 1
All that I can do, is stand in awe
When I think about the truth of the Lamb of God
Then I consider my own life, man it’s odd
That He would put someone like me, in his plan at all
Yeah, because I’m broken and I always fall
My pride and arrogance turn me into a know it all
But I don’t know at all, why You would choose me
Cuz 9 times out of 10 I keep on losing
Yeah, yet you wrap me in your perfect love
And by your sacrifice, I’ve been purchased from
All the ruin and destruction that I used to run
My soul is broken and you know it yet you lose a Son
So I can live and be forgiven
But if I’m honest I don’t get it why you did it
Cuz half the time I forget it and live my life independent
Of you and I’m not repentant God I’m slipping help me live it

Chorus
I am not worthy of Your perfect place
I’m full of lies, misery, suffering and shame
But through the storm I know You’re holding on to me
And because of Your love I’ve been set free

Verse 2
I don’t get it, they say grace is sufficient
So when I sin more you just raise up the limit
Uh, I guess you meant it when you, said it was finished
You lead me in repentance and show that you paid the sentence
That I deserve for offenses You already gave the penance
And I cannot add to it, salvations not dependent
On me or what I’m doing, I’m unworthy but You knew it
I’ve questioned Your love but at the cross I know You proved it
Your death and your blood allow me to draw near
In brokenness you’re holding us I know my God’s near
So I will not fear though I walk into death
Because salvation appeared and my God never left
Though I was dead in my sin You still gave me breath
And adopted me as a son, You’re the Savior and Head
With all the breath in my lungs I’ll say you came and you bled
I deserve your just wrath you took my shame in instead

Chorus
I am not worthy of Your perfect place
I’m full of lies, misery, suffering and shame
But through the storm I know You’re holding on to me
And because of Your love I’ve been set free

You Never Know [New Song!]

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What do you think of the song? If you enjoy it, be sure to share it on Facebook and Twitter! (If you are getting this in your e-mail, you will need to go to the actual post in order to hear the song)

Instrumental: Sean Divine
Mixing/Mastering: Tyler Ramsbey

Verse 1 [Tyler Ramsbey]
We live with a sense of entitlement
If we go to sleep we’re gonna rise again
We forget that we’re dying men
Go ahead and take your vitamins
You’re still gonna lose your life within
No matter what you do you can’t fight the end
So I write with pens to enlighten them
That they might depend on the light within
Everybody rushing on just to die
They don’t realize that they trust a lie
I pray for real eyes, to see through the smoke
Void of purpose all regrets, will leave you truly broke
Invest your time into eternity
The American Dream is a murder scene
Cuz one day, it’s gonna be your turn to leave
And so I pray I could help you learn to breathe

Chorus [Sean Divine]
I tell ya…
This could be our last day
’cause you never ever ever know,
You never know
What’s right around the corner baby,
Lose your shot if you act too slow
You act too slow
I tried to tell you time
Will fade away
You know these times will fade away
You never know

Verse 2 [Tyler Ramsbey]
Every day that passes by, brings you closer to your death
Will you believe a lie until it’s choking every breath?
Or will you let the truth, soak into your head?
It’s your choice… what you gonna do with the time that you have left?
That’s the question that we keep on asking
9 to 5 until we die we’re made for more than just passing
Time off of a clock I will not stop cuz I’m rocking out of my passion
This is more than just a little rapping let me bring it back and unpack it
What’s your purpose? Why are you living?
You’re not worthless cuz you’re made up in His image
Your life isn’t found in trying to change your vision
You are dead already, until you see the One whose risen…

Chorus [Sean Divine]
I tell ya…
This could be our last day
’cause you never ever ever know,
You never know
What’s right around the corner baby,
Lose your shot if you act too slow
You act too slow
I tried to tell you time
Will fade away
You know these times will fade away
You never know

Verse 3 [Tyler Ramsbey]
Got my eyes on the King whose risen
When He come back Imma change in an instant
Even when I die Imma keep on living
Gonna get released from this earthly prison
Imma live forever cuz I know I’ve been forgiven
I’m excited for my death but the world don’t get it
Cuz I got my eyes on the King whose risen!
So even when I die Imma live it to the limit!

Chorus [Sean Divine]
I tell ya…
This could be our last day
’cause you never ever ever know,
You never know
What’s right around the corner baby,
Lose your shot if you act too slow
You act too slow
I tried to tell you time
Will fade away
You know these times will fade away
You never know

Chorus [Sean Divine]
I tell ya…
This could be our last day
’cause you never ever ever know,
You never know
What’s right around the corner baby,
Lose your shot if you act too slow
You act too slow
I tried to tell you time
Will fade away
You know these times will fade away
You never know

Curtain Down (New Song!)

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I had the honor of being featured on a song by Justin Sanders. He produced the instrumental and I added the vocals! If you would like to check out his page and support him, you can head to: https://noisetrade.com/realtimerevival/

Vocals/Lyrics: Tyler Ramsbey
Instrumental: Justin Sanders

Verse 1
People think I’m perfect cuz I preach and write bars
They don’t get it, well listen I’ll show you why I fight hard
I’m easily addicted so I’m thinking I might fall
Whether it’s lust, greed, or pride their alive inside us all
And I’m appalled, cuz I lose more than I win
If I’m honest then it’s constant that I keep on choosing sin
I wanna stop it but its got me it’s about to do me in
This is the side of Tyler Ramsbey you don’t get without my pen
Uh, I’m a broken sinner whose struggling to repent
When I look inside the mirror all that I’m seeing is death
Insecure about my age and the pain that never left
Underpaid about to break because I wake with all this stress
…and it’s hard for me to rest
Cuz I act like I’m a god and say that I can handle this
Self-inflicted insomnia, truly I’m a mess
Father God tell me what can You do with all of this?

Chorus
Can I be real and take the curtain down?
I’m in glass house feeling heavy burdened now
I take the stress and the pain and turn em into sound
I’m not the typical rapper you heard about…
So let me take the curtain down
Yeah, tell me can I take the curtain down?
And show the real me.. it’s what I do with sound
…Let me go and pull the curtain down

Verse 2
There’s nothing good inside me, no nothing in my flesh
I’m reminded every breath that I’m climbing to my death
I will die like all the rest yet my pride says I’m the best
All these lies up in my head and so I’m trying to be fed
By a broken cistern holding poison mixed with lead
Fearing man rather than God that’s a choice enlisted dread
Uh…. Do you still think I’m flawless?
Yeah… do you still think that I got this?
Cuz If I’m honest my thoughts show that I’m godless
And I don’t know what to do it’s like I’m stuck inside of a mosh pit
Crushed down like I lost him while the world around keeps watching
They’re thinking that I do not sin cuz you put me up on this mountain
But from the valley I’m shouting shadow of death surrounds me
So let me take the mask off and show you this is all me
Yeah, and show you this all me
I am flawed, O my God I am falling

Chorus
Can I be real and take the curtain down?
I’m in glass house feeling heavy burdened now
I take the stress and the pain and turn em into sound
I’m not the typical rapper you heard about…
So let me take the curtain down
Yeah, tell me can I take the curtain down?
And show the real me.. it’s what I do with sound
…Let me go and pull the curtain down

Can I be real and take the curtain down?
I’m in glass house feeling heavy burdened now
I take the stress and the pain and turn em into sound
I’m not the typical rapper you heard about…
So let me take the curtain down
Yeah, tell me can I take the curtain down?
And show the real me.. it’s what I do with sound
…Let me go and pull the curtain down


Enjoy the song? Be sure to check out more of my Recent Music! 

Behind the Song: Pray For ‘Em

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Undeniably, one of the major themes of the New Testament is praying for our enemies. Repeatedly, Jesus calls us to pray for and do good to those who persecute us. Although this teaching permeates all of Scripture, Christians fall short of this standard on a regular basis – myself included.

I believe a biblically faithful definition of an enemy is someone who is hostile towards you in thought, word, or deed.

When we are hurt by another person, we want to take revenge. Often, we are blinded by our rage and immediately strike out against the other person with poisonous words. We gossip and slander, hoping that our speech has the power to torment the person who hurt us.

My recent song, Pray For ‘Em, was inspired by the remarkable words Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus regarding forgiveness.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32

In order to fully understand this verse, we need to ask – HOW has God forgiven us?

Throughout Scripture, especially in the book of Romans, we see that mankind is depraved. Not only do we rebel against God, we are unable to even desire to please Him due to our sinful nature. Ultimately, we are born into this world as transgressors with consciences that have been dashed to futility by our sin.

Paul writes elsewhere that while we were yet ENEMIES, we were reconciled to God by the death and resurrection of Christ. (Romans 5:10).

You have offended, hurt, and maligned God far more than any human has done to you.

In the midst of our wickedness, Jesus lived the perfect life you and I CANNOT live and died a brutal death we DESERVE to die so that we can have eternal life. If we are to forgive others the same way God has forgiven us in Christ, then there is absolutely no room to hold bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness in our hearts.

I pray that the Holy Spirit would use the Scriptures and my song below to free you from the cold chains of rebellion.

(If you are reading this in your e-mail, you will need to go to the actual page to hear the song.)

Verse 1 [Tyler Ramsbey]
Hurt people hurt people I remember that
So you can sling that dirt but Imma settle back
I know that it hurts but I will never grab
After my reputation cuz I’m dead to that
In other words I don’t need your applause
I don’t seek to please people I serve God
So Imma pray for you while your anger burns on
Even through the malice I promise that I will stand strong
I don’t think you get it well listen in for a moment
Understand my heart was frozen until my King overthrowed it
My entire life was broken deserving death I was hopeless
With every breath I was choking provoking the God who wrote it
I didn’t think I’d make it out alive
Till I heard about the God who willingly died
Took my sin upon the cross and given me life
I forgive cuz I’m forgiven I live in the light

Chorus [Sean Divine]
Sometimes we ain’t on the same page
We see it all a million ways
Our lives so different
In the end we’re just the same
You can throw dirt on me
Question the direction about my dreams
All Imma do is pray for em (pray for em)
All I can is pray for em (pray for em)

Verse 2 [Tyler Ramsbey]
I deserve death but He gave life
So with every breath Imma state my
Praise and adoration to the Most High
Let the jokes fly with all of the broke lies
Cuz I know in no time my God will crack the whole sky
And So I keep on praying if I’m persecuted
Father they don’t know what they are doing
I was once like you being influenced
By the god of this world all while my sins spewin
But He came and He changed me He went through it
Took my shame and the pain while I was still moving
Further from His presence but He still led me straight to Him
Uh, So who am I to hold a grudge
I’ve been forgiven for living with all my broken lust
I’m amazed at the grace that is holding us
See we forgive because we’re sick and yet we know His love

Chorus [Sean Divine]
Sometimes we ain’t on the same page
We see it all a million ways
Our lives so different
In the end we’re just the same
You can throw dirt on me
Question the direction about my dreams
All Imma do is pray for em (pray for em)
All I can is pray for em (pray for em)

Verse 3 [Tyler Ramsbey]
Uh, We need to rise above
Unforgiveness in your heart will make you die to love
You will be chained by the pain and it won’t lighten up
Until you free your soul, with the finest touch
Look, let us start an insurgence
So we can pray for the people who would burn this
Let’s take the values of the world and turn them
All the way around with sound love and purpose
If they hurt you let it turn to worship
Reflect Christ cuz your life has been purchased
And plus you didn’t earn this… So let your burdens
Fall to the Wordsmith and call on His Holy Name
No matter what they say, go ahead and show His fame
We gotta love our enemies until they know the same
Grace that we’ve tasted I pray this is getting through
Forgive others the same way He’s forgiven you

Chorus [Sean Divine]
Sometimes we ain’t on the same page
We see it all a million ways
Our lives so different
In the end we’re just the same
You can throw dirt on me
Question the direction about my dreams
All Imma do is pray for em (pray for em)
All I can is pray for em (pray for em)


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Behind The Song: Peace of Mind

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As many of you know, I write and produce original music as a hobby. I took a long break from music (over two years) before I released “Peace of Mind” in April of 2015.

In that two year break I…

  • Got married.
  • Became a pastor.
  • Launched the Garretson Campus of The Rescue Church.
  • Went back to school.
  • Was humbled by God.

Those two years were incredibly rewarding and yet deeply stressful. I learned that ministry is both beautiful AND brutal.

It was a season of God humbling me through my circumstances. For example, in the process of launching the Garretson Campus, I struggled with severe insecurity and minor depression. In the midst of conflict and spiritual warfare, I felt as if God had abandoned me and I wanted to quit ministry entirely.

I was only married for roughly five months before I began ministry (I do not recommend this!). This gave me the added pressure of trying to be a faithful husband while pioneering a church launch. I made many mistakes in this time and longed for God to rescue me.

Regardless of my feelings, God never abandoned me. He was and is completely faithful.

“Peace of Mind” was inspired by a beautiful passage in Philippians:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

I have a tendency to be overly introspective and consumed with myself. Every time my perspective moves inward and I am solely focused on my pain, I become depressed. When I do this, I can easily forget the presence and power of God. When this happens, I rush to God in prayer. After spending time in His presence, the Holy Spirit always provides me with an incredible sense of peace and stillness.

My circumstances do not change, my perspective does.

As you finish listening to this song, I would encourage you to present YOUR requests to God. The peace of God WILL guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. It is a promise!!

(If you are viewing this in your e-mail, you will have to go to the actual page in order to hear the song)

Verse 1 (Tyler Ramsbey)
It’s been awhile since I picked up a pen
To write a whole song people wondering where I’ve been
Well listen up… While I’m staring at them
I’ve been, in a place where the pain won’t end
I’ve struggled with, bitterness I didn’t wanna repent
Been on my knees before God saying this gotta end
I said I quit through the tears I didn’t know what to pray
But thank, you that you intercede in my place
It’s all grace, I’ve been so forgiven
Yet I cling to my sin and I choke on venom
At my best, I’m a broken Christian
Yet I know you listen and You hold me with Him
I don’t get it though, why did you bring me low?
Why did you bring all the stress and press on my bitter soul
Invisible, is how I felt when I was miserable
I finna go, to my God cuz I’m minimal, listen though

Chorus (Sean Divine)
Thanks for giving me peace of mind
You were always there for me lately
You’ve been given me all this time
Even when I thought I might go crazy
The stress of my mind let it all fade away
No time to waste just thankful for another day
(X2)

Verse 2 (Tyler Ramsbey)
If you know Christ then you know peace
If there’s no Christ then there’s no peace
So please… focus
‘Cuz the day is coming that you will be broken
As long as you are walking on the earth you are homeless
What I mean is by the King you’ve been purchased
But in the eyes of the world you are worthless
So don’t be surprised cuz the fires are certain
You may even die but your life’s for purpose
And not even death can make you step out of worship
Every breath that you get you don’t deserve it
So it’s urgent, you stay alert with
All diligence while His peace guards your mind
Release all your lies, He is alive
Tell em Jesus is God, your freedom He bought
So let’s cling to the Rock and sing that we got the peace that won’t stop!

Chorus (Sean Divine)
Thanks for giving me peace of mind
You were always there for me lately
You’ve been given me all this time
Even when I thought I might go crazy
The stress of my mind let it all fade away
No time to waste just thankful for another day
(X2)

Verse 3 (Tyler Ramsbey)
It surpasses all understanding
And we know that we know that we’ll never be abandoned
You are the Father, we are your family
We are the heirs of Christ we keep standing

It surpasses all understanding
And we know that we know that we’ll never be abandoned
You are the Father, we are your family
We are the heirs of Christ we keep standing


Enjoy the song? Be sure to head to the “Recent Music” page for more!

Pray For ‘Em (New Song!)

Verse 1 [Tyler Ramsbey]
Hurt people hurt people I remember that
So you can sling that dirt but Imma settle back

I know that it hurts but I will never grab
After my reputation cuz I’m dead to that

In other words I don’t need your applause
I don’t seek to please people I serve God

So Imma pray for you while your anger burns on
Even through the malice I promise that I will stand strong

I don’t think you get it well listen in for a moment
Understand my heart was frozen until my King overthrowed it

My entire life was broken deserving death I was hopeless
With every breath I was choking provoking the God who wrote it

I didn’t think I’d make it out alive
Till I heard about the God who willingly died

Took my sin upon the cross and given me life
I forgive cuz I’m forgiven I live in the light

Chorus [Sean Divine]
Sometimes we ain’t on the same page
We see it all a million ways
Our lives so different
In the end we’re just the same

You can throw dirt on me
Question the direction about my dreams
All Imma do is pray for em (pray for em)
All I can is pray for em (pray for em)

Verse 2 [Tyler Ramsbey]
I deserve death but He gave life
So with every breath Imma state my

Praise and adoration to the Most High
Let the jokes fly with all of the broke lies

Cuz I know in no time my God will crack the whole sky
And So I keep on praying if I’m persecuted

Father they don’t know what they are doing
I was once like you being influenced

By the god of this world all while my sins spewin
But He came and He changed me He went through it

Took my shame and the pain while I was still moving
Further from His presence but He still led me straight to Him

Uh, So who am I to hold a grudge
I’ve been forgiven for living with all my broken lust

I’m amazed at the grace that is holding us
See we forgive because we’re sick and yet we know His love

Chorus [Sean Divine]
Sometimes we ain’t on the same page
We see it all a million ways
Our lives so different
In the end we’re just the same

You can throw dirt on me
Question the direction about my dreams
All Imma do is pray for em (pray for em)
All I can is pray for em (pray for em)

Verse 3 [Tyler Ramsbey]
Uh, We need to rise above
Unforgiveness in your heart will make you die to love

You will be chained by the pain and it won’t lighten up
Until you free your soul, with the finest touch

Look, let us start an insurgence
So we can pray for the people who would burn this

Let’s take the values of the world and turn them
All the way around with sound love and purpose

If they hurt you let it turn to worship
Reflect Christ cuz your life has been purchased

And plus you didn’t earn this… So let your burdens
Fall to the Wordsmith and call on His Holy Name

No matter what they say, go ahead and show His fame
We gotta love our enemies until they know the same

Grace that we’ve tasted I pray this is getting through
Forgive others the same way He’s forgiven you

Chorus [Sean Divine]
Sometimes we ain’t on the same page
We see it all a million ways
Our lives so different
In the end we’re just the same

You can throw dirt on me
Question the direction about my dreams
All Imma do is pray for em (pray for em)
All I can is pray for em (pray for em)


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