Sharper Image [mixtape]

by Chris Treborn

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Sharper Image is the prelude to the S. Word, an album Chris Treborn plans on releasing in 2016.

The inspiration for these projects comes from a 2015 Merica, sermons by Timothy Keller, and Hebrews 4:12-13.

Chris Treborn of AnchorMEN is working on defining a Sharper Image within the human heart as he divides misconceptions from absolute truths, by trimming the fat and gristle from the whole cuts of meat.

"It is our nature to seek our identity in the praise of others and in the praise of self. But the praise doesn’t last, and we are never satisfied. God has provided, through Jesus’ death, a new identity to all who know him. This new identity is built on Jesus’ performance rather than on our own; we receive the praise that He deserved. The more we know God, the more our new identity is strengthened and our old identity dies away."

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released July 17, 2015

Lyrics and vocals written, produced, and recorded by Chris Treborn at Swan Island Studios in Portland, Oregon.
Music and instrumentals written, composed and produced by Sinima Beats.
Mixed by Jayden Treborn at Soul Anchor Music Studios in Salem, Oregon.

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Track Name: Prelude To The S. Word
Listen if you’re willing to hear it
Question: "What is the sword of the Spirit?"
Answer: The phrase “sword of the Spirit” is here
found only once in Scripture,

Ephesians 6:17. The sword is one
of the pieces of spiritual armor Paul tells us to put on
as part of the “full armor of God”
that will enable us to stand our ground against the evil one

The sword is both an offensive and defensive weapon
used by soldiers or warriors. In this case it is a weapon
belonging to the Holy Spirit. Swords were used to protect
oneself from harm or to attack

the enemy to overcome or kill him. In both cases
it was necessary for a solider to get trained on the basics
proper use of the sword to get maximum protection.
All Christian soldiers need the same training to perfection

know how to properly handle the Sword of the Spirit,
“which is the word of God.” The sword that Paul inherits
and refers to the Holy Scriptures its heaven sent
We know from 2 Timothy 3:16–17

that the word of God is from the Holy Spirit and written
by men. In the spiritual battle is every Christian
with the satanic and evil forces of this world,
we need to know how to properly handle the Word

Listen if you’re willing to hear it
Question: "What is the sword of the Spirit?"
Answer: The phrase “sword of the Spirit” is here
found only once in Scripture,
Ephesians 6:17. The sword is one
of the pieces of spiritual armor Paul tells us to put on
as part of the “full armor of God”
that will enable us to stand our ground against the evil one

Only then will it be an effective defense against evil,
but it will also be an offensive weapon we use to
“demolish strongholds” of error and falsehood
(2 Corinthians 10:4–5) its all good!

God refers to His Word as a sword in Hebrews 4:12.
Here the Word is described as living and active as well
and sharper than a double-edged sword. Standard?
The Roman sword was commonly made in this manner.

The fact that it had two edges made it easier to penetrate,
as well as to cut in each and in every way.
The idea is that of piercing, or penetrating;
the Word of God reaches the “heart,” orchestrating

the very center of action, and lays open the motives
and feelings of those it touches. Like mountains and oceans.
The purpose of the sword of the Spirit—the Bible—is to make us stronger
and able to withstand our enemy and his slaughter.

Listen if you’re willing to hear it
Question: "What is the sword of the Spirit?"
Answer: The phrase “sword of the Spirit” is here
found only once in Scripture,
Ephesians 6:17. The sword is one
of the pieces of spiritual armor Paul tells us to put on
as part of the “full armor of God”
that will enable us to stand our ground against the evil one

The Holy Spirit uses the power of the Word to save souls
and then to give them spiritual strength to be mature soldiers
for the Lord in fighting this corrupt and evil world we live in.
The more we know and understand the Word of God, the more useful we will be in
doing the will of God and the more effective we will be
in standing against the enemy of our souls for eternity.
Track Name: Anchor-Me-N
Physical material spiritual liberal conservative concerned to give
hysterical historical despicable literal discerning to live learning to live
Rhetorical deplorable Dora the adorable exploring roots implore the truth
Got your map and backpack and your companion boots find those absolutes

Yeah I pulled a pro but this if for the children as well
How could I fail them as a leader and parent by sending them to hell
They need to learn how to tell time when I rhyme just watch
I might give you a hard time but the hands of time never stops

We all have problems which we must face daily
We all have problems which we discuss greatly
Are they inclusive or exclusive issues needing explanation
Are they inferior or superior not meeting our expectations

We all have two eyes but that doesn't mean we see the same thing
We all have two ears but that doesn't mean we hear the same thing
Are we blind and deaf to our senses as we walk the world
Or are we senseless and defenseless as we talk to girls

Thank God I'm not but bless those at war
Thank God I'm not but bless those on tours
Thank God I'm not but bless those who are poor
Thank God for my family because I can't lead yours

Physical material spiritual liberal conservative concerned to give
hysterical historical despicable literal discerning to live learning to live
Rhetorical deplorable Dora the adorable exploring roots implore the truth
Got your map and backpack and your companion boots find those absolutes
Track Name: Until You Human Beings Finally Learn
It's time to bring back a conscious and more knowledge
We need more to teach our kids than community college
Tuition but no intuition I suspect we neglect nutrition
Counting calories please we need to better fruition

Too many want to snack away their lives all day
Snack attack every hour with no bowls or plates
Just a bag here and there and a box that should do
We need to have feasts and have meals as well too

What can I do if you won't let me help you
I already have my mask on now it's time for the truth
Oxygen to my brain not high but I'm up there
Head up to the heavens I'm bringing nothing but love, dear

Why do we remain hidden under the covers
Why are we suspicious of what's been discovered
Why the new thing and all the Mac products
We have a mirror before us never did we lack monsters

You can't spell winter without W. I. N.
You can be sinister with S. I. N.
You can't be the devil without E. V. I. L.
No good without G. O. D. now that is ill

Love isn't fair because we have to work for it
It's not freely given we don't deserve the hurt and quit
We gotta be patient on the daily and work with it
It's not infatuation it's something that's permanent

If we can't run or hide or change our disguise
What masquerade do we parade to hide our eyes
We are despised to be the bride I guess that's no surprise
Yall been biased since the fall autumn obviously had a demise

You can't spell winter without W. I. N.
You can be sinister with S. I. N.
You can't be the devil without E. V. I. L.
No good without G. O. D. now that is ill

So sick with the flu even swine seem to go nuts
That's sad to see like a pig eating donuts
I'm not being P. C. I. M. O.
I'm personally convicted in my opinion you know

And if you don't know then now you know
Knowing's half the battle like G. I. Joe
If I just spill the beans and open cans of worms
Maybe one day you human beings will finally learn
Track Name: Never Did We Lack Monsters
I honestly believe that culture today
Has polluted our minds and led us astray
Society lied to me when it came to religion
So how is sexuality my own decision

When it comes to creation intelligent design
How creative am I if I call something mine
How selfish am I to idolize what I want
So much pride fills my cup just as I flaunt

Sound the trumpet now I'm about to give
I'm onto to something how but first let me live
Not only once but live life forever more
If only we all knew what was in store

Well Al B Sure no bull as hot as the nineties
We used to wear to bed something called nighties
Now millennials have their own point of view
Four fingers point at them as one points at you

We used to plead the fifth now we take don't give
How can we co-exist if we always raise our fist
So who can we blame in the world today
Even politicians today can not be blamed

No longer rap music videos or even movies
No longer violent video games like call of duty
I remember when parents used to be strict
I remember wearing the wrong thing got you kicked

I recall it all like a mission to Mars
So many counted on stars now we count the bars
And the hybrid cars and our carbon footprint
But where did we go wrong and to what extent

I think it comes down to a core relationship
No discipline instilled depend on a destination trip
And it's gotta be fast it's gotta be instant
If we have to wait too long we will throw a fit

If we don't get our way we will kick and scream
And that's just fine you have you own dream
But why are we tolerant with everyone being tolerant
No more hooting and hollering no more do a lot repent

No need to feel bad just take this pill
No need to be guilty it was just a thrill
No need to be convicted you didn't steal
No need to be judged we don't need to heal

Media used to make millions playing with our feelings
Now they're making killings to see if we have feelings
Sensitivity is shot as if assassins been plottin'
Obama has a plan like Osama bin laden

Yes, we can and sure we will
If we won't today then tomorrow we will
If we can't right now soon we will
It's not ours to begin with but we won't steal

It's a new law we have to write and pass
We aren't outlaws we have the right to pass
On the right no longer do we need to be left
Passing lanes are for speeders and commuters to test

But I would like to digress before I hold my breath
I would like to expect no more neglect
Equality was biblical and now it's outta control
What is fair is selfish and what is right is on hold

He works twice as hard and makes twice as much
He works twice as fast and take twice a long lunch
He eats more food than I have time to enjoy
Why do you have to be a girl why can't you be a boy

Why is it our children that we plan to destroy
Before they're even old enough before they're employed
Why can't we fix ourselves before we mess up others
do we have to be lovers and not just sisters and brothers

Why do we remain hidden under the covers
Why are we suspicious of what's been discovered
Why the new thing and all the Mac products
We have a mirror before us never did we lack monsters
Track Name: Do Caterpillars Get Butterflies In Their Stomachs
Growing up 
Throwing up 
Going nuts 
Seeing what
Slow to strut
Knowing love
Blowing up
Flowing grudge 
Caterpillar with butterflies 
metamorphosize 
On my grown man all alone fam. 
New friend. New home. 
Stretch marks. Nervous for something new. 
I need something true. 
On my own all alone. No friend no home. 
Never was I the big brother. I was the little brother. 
Only child of my mother. Born a lover bathed to smother. 
Then I got older became a soldier after my mother had another 
Another lover another other first my sister then my brother. 
All of a sudden I became the older brother 
Started caring the weight of the world on my shoulder 
That it was a rock but it was a boulder
I wish I told ya wake up and smell the foldgers 
So many files so many folders 
I became a saint just like Nola 
On my good boy I discovered the new world. 
I became a free thinker for the free world 
That was all me until I met a girl
I met a girl who became my world 
I was consumed she was my oyster 
I was her pearl 
Then came a time I was crying 
I was lying I was dying 
I was trying to be fine 
I did the crime so I did the time 
Then I met Jay he became my alibi
No longer had to lie it came time to let her fly
She was my pride I made her my bride 
Now the grave is where she'll reside 
I'll reply wave hi as tears fall from the sky
Something like feathers of an angel as I cast my halo
I guess I could I couldn't say no
This was the only way to go
Track Name: You Used To Be Daddy's Girl
You used to be daddy's girl
Why did you listen to the world
You used to be daddy's girl
When did you decide to rebel

I ain't here to disrespect you girl.
But I am here to change your world.
No not me. I'm talking bout my best friend.
So tell a friend to tell a friend we can be friends.

See. I'm just a wing man. I'm the bearer of the ring man.
It's a rap I'm not singing
You're precious. Yes, You are precious, see
It's good news I'm bringing. Best believe me.

You're not a black spider. Your a back slider
Drop those bad apples You need to lack cider
Drop those bad habits like a street fighter
Time to burn brighter stand up & reach higher

You can use your tippy toes like a ballerina
Stop being played by these boys like a galleria
You are not an arcade so know those in sin fall
Stop letting them hit it you are not a game of pinball

You dig yourself a hole then keep finding your pitfall
I understand your shovel mentality it's like football
You take what you're handed then you run with it
But I'm wondering what if you fumble and stumbling

When will you be done with it stop letting kids in
I pray you find patience and discover real wisdom
Yet you waste it all away because you used to pray
but god didn't answer your needs the way you needed that day

Why have you given up on true love
Why are you slave with black and blue hugs
You need a clean slate not a new plate
Don't you know your fine china make no mistake

I know you like the attention and enjoy the affection
You end up a victim when a thief is what you let in
Oh and did I mention you need to discern with suspicion
Most dudes be suspect stealing your heart without permission

As for that baby you know you wanted to keep
What do she do to deserve the trash heap
Yesterday's news turns into today's garbage
Why buckle under social pressure it's the hardest

Too many Xs watch the pinheads fall down
No need to be an alley cat prowling around town

You are still daddy's girl
Time to walk away from the world
You are still daddy's girl
Now is the time to rebuild
Track Name: I Still Believe In Love
If it's time for reflection then lets grind for selection
I had a resurrection blessin presented with protection
Which is why this confession is best when I'm not guessin
Imperfection was my flaw after all I got the call to ball but not fall
Not only breaking rules but also breaking the law
When I seen what I saw I had to drop my jaw
Because I was in awe when it all began
Never was the man though I had my own plan
Rewind I thought I was the man with a plan to stand
But I had to be outstanding and never could I land
Head up in the clouds feet weighed down with doubts
Lord if I could work it out then I'd have no reason to pout

I was blind to the elephant in the room
Consumed by doom when I pursue any thing but you
I was lion but tooth for a tooth now I can only tell the truth
So what should you do when playing foolish games is all you know how to do

I was a wise teacher with much understanding, buddy
and I collected a number of proverbs that I had carefully studied
Then I tried to explain these things in the best and most accurate way.
Words of wisdom are protection to keep you from going astray
These sayings come from a shepherd, and they are like nails
that fasten things together. My child, I warn you to stay away from hell
& any teachings except for these. There is no end to books,
and too much study will wear you out. Just take a look
Everything you were taught can be put into a few words:
Respect and obey God! This is what life is all about. Ya heard
God will judge everything we do, even what is done in secret,
whether good or bad and that's how we gotta keep it

I was blind to the elephant in the room
Consumed by doom when I pursue any thing but you
I was lion but tooth for a tooth now I can only tell the truth
So what should you do when playing foolish games is all you know how to do

When I was young and dumb before I was sprung
I was begging for some still I don't know how come
I thought if I had a chance to play it would be fun
Never did I learn until I was burned by the sun
So wishing and hoping turned my vice into a girl
But praying was so hard and far out of this world
My body is like the universe with planets and stars
'Cause my scrapes turned into scabs and my scabs into scars
Track Name: I Would Be Lost Without You
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without you
Ooh ohh. Without you, Love

I remember when we met and all I had was much regret
but I acted like a vet did everything to gain your respect
your smile melted all my fears and all my troubles all away
all I could do is fall onto my knees and begin to pray

When I looked into your eyes I saw that possibly
I was made for you and you were, meant for me
If only I could hold you and know that, it was true
Then I would fall truly, madly, deeply in love with you

I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without you
Ooh ohh. Without you, Love

Ever since the day I introduced myself to you and all
you gave me that Kanye shrug, but still, I began to fall
how could someone so fine, ignore me and ignore my intent
but I pursued you relentlessly I could not deny interest

When you looked into my eyes you knew that I was real
I will not let you go because of how I really feel
Before you walk away I really need you to know
That I’m in love with you and I won’t ever let you go

I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without you
Ooh ohh. Without you, Love

When I was younger I prayed for my one day wife
When I got to know you I knew you would be my life
Not only give me life but give birth to my children
Imagine such a feeling together building this building

When I look into your eyes I see our destiny
When I hold your hand I know that we're meant up be
When I tell you goodnight before we go to sleep
I thank God for you because you both have truly blessed me

I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without you
Ooh ohh. Without you, Love
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without
I would be I would be I would be lost without you
Ooh ohh. Without you, Love
Track Name: Do Caterpillars Get Butterflies In Their Stomachs
Growing up 
Throwing up 
Going nuts 
Seeing what
Slow to strut
Knowing love
Blowing up
Flowing grudge 

Caterpillar with butterflies 
metamorphosize 
On my grown man all alone fam. 
New friend. New home. 
Stretch marks. Nervous for something new. 
I need something true. 
On my own all alone. No friend no home. 

Never was I the big brother. I was the little brother. 
Only child of my mother. Born a lover bathed to smother. 
Then I got older became a soldier after my mother had another 
Another lover another other first my sister then my brother. 
All of a sudden I became the older brother 
Started caring the weight of the world on my shoulder 
That it was a rock but it was a boulder
I wish I told ya wake up and smell the foldgers 
So many files so many folders 
I became a saint just like Nola 
On my good boy I discovered the new world. 
I became a free thinker for the free world 
That was all me until I met a girl
I met a girl who became my world 
I was consumed she was my oyster 
I was her pearl 
Then came a time I was crying 
I was lying I was dying 
I was trying to be fine 
I did the crime so I did the time 
Then I met Jay he became my alibi
No longer had to lie it came time to let her fly
She was my pride I made her my bride 
Now the grave is where she'll reside 
I'll reply wave hi as tears fall from the sky
Something like feathers of an angel as I cast my halo
I guess I could I couldn't say no
This was the only way to go