The Investment [mixtape]

by Chris Treborn

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The Investment by Chris Treborn is a compilation of songs written and recorded on the spot. Treborn's intention is to develop his skills as an emcee and practice his writing and recording at the same time. Consider each of these songs apart of his investment as a hip-hop artist.

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"Here is a compilation/collection of songs that I created as practice, to help develop my style and lyricism as well as recording abilities."

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released August 7, 2012

Photography by Josiah Brown
All lyrics written, recorded, and performed by
Christian Treborn for Soul Anchor Music.
Copyright © Christian@SoulAnchorMusic.com

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Track Name: I'm Saving Up
Chris Treborn, I got the butterfly effect
I'm blinding folk wit Jesus Christ on my neck
I got the whole set (Calvary) all three crosses
Who else could floss this besides the Tre-boss
Make it move right from the start
Making room fight the lust in your heart
I'm sorry to part you like the red sea
You can't walk on water even on the Dead Sea
So many feet deep can you fathom being free
Or are you too blind to see?
With whips & chains, it's like we're a slave
Well I still am, (I'm saved) I'm free from the grave
You can hear the trumpet sound, I mean the air horn
Remember Beats By The Pound got the speakers torn
You wanna be a ruff rider or a wanna be soldier
But nobody ever told ya we're at spiritual war brah
Guess I should have warned ya, huh?
You're already enlisted to go on tour
Now your legs are sore from all the marchin’
Stomping the yard (oh) I beg your pardon
You wanna step up (well) this ain't Miami
You ain't my kinfolk (no) we ain't family
Remember you stabbed me and took my Grammy
I'm sorry Mister West you can't stand me
So sit down be swift before you get took
I got that good word and it's in the good book
If you look too quick then you might miss it
We still got the sickest. So exquisite

This ain't the Yay. We aint stupid
We can't go dumb. How could we do it?
We want that; happy home
We got that; New Shalom
Until Thy Kingdom comes
That’s when Thy will be done
On this earth as is in heaven
So store your treasures in heaven

I'm saving. I'm saving up x3
I want more so I gotta store for what’s in store!

This is for my heathens best believing
We best be leaving if we have no reason
It's just a season for the tress and leaves then
Dust in the wind vapors in the air breathin’
A time for war and a time for peace
A time to store up and a time for the streets
A time to be homeless a time to know where home is
Ask the homeless; home is where the heart is
So if you give a shirt get gassed up
Before we're dirt and get passed up
Otherwise it won't work and you'll burn
And you'll hurt as you turn
I'm sorry! If this offends you
But your shine is as weak as the moon
You're not the sun. You're not so bright
We can brawl in day not the night
I prefer the daylight than stay up all night
Watch the sunrise it's a sunny delight
Now I'm juiced up you got me juiced up
I got that new stuff if you want that new stuff
I'm callin’ the shots you can my bluff duh
But what I'm callin’ God you can't get enough of

This ain't the Yay. We aint stupid
We can't go dumb. How could we do it
We got that; New Shalom
We want that; happy home
Until Thy Kingdom comes
That’s when Thy will be done
On this earth as is in heaven
So store your treasures up in heaven

I'm saving. I'm saving up x3
I want more so I gotta store for what’s in store!
Track Name: You Are Lord
I wake up to another day right another ray of sunlight
I know that some nights that some fight right
It's alright because yesterday has gone today has begun
A new day has come and I thank you for this one
Lord. As I unlock my phone I look up your poem
A little love letter a little inspiration it's better known
I want the words to be known even when I'm alone
Know them in my heart and live them out in action
I'm sorry I was slacking I'm praying for compassion
I know I wasn't asking but this mask I remove now
The past has passed and there's no reason to be fake
How could we try to escape this great mistake we made
I've cried in shame and now I just pray
Like James. So God I just pray

I need you more than ever! Now that I married
I take up my cross and it's like I never carried
‘Cause my back is sore and my shoulders are sore
More than before I explore more I'm sure
You expand my horizons to help me grow
I never did know like I know now so
I continue to grow! Water seeds you sow
Let them grow let me tend to them whoa
If I can be an example then just use me
The world once abused me they were through with me
So they threw me away just like newspapers from yesterday
It's strange in this strange place so replace this bitter taste
I can't wait to see you face to face
Oh sweet saving grace you build a home base
A place to be safe I can hardly wait
Track Name: Surrender Sweetly
I surrender to you LORD
I surrender to you GOD
I surrender to you daily
Even when it's hard
I give up myself to get more of you

Every day I breathe in that fresh air you give
Every day I feel you, gives me reason to live
I can praise you all day in so many ways
But what words can I say to express what to say?
You're amazing and awesome no one above you
No other words to show how I love you
So I guess I'll let my life be my heart song to you
Let my lifelong sing and give praises due
You're the only one to make me feel like this
I can't wait for two worlds to finally kiss
They will bring joy and righteousness
I live that for day and I'll die for this
But before I leave the whole world will know
That I love you so much I'll never let go
Shout from the rooftop scream from the mountain
No reason not to believe or to be doubtin’

To be honest I'm worthless I don't feel worth it
Because the picture you paint is absolutely perfect
I guess if we deserve it then you will come back
Wipe away our every tear and panic attack
Will vanish in fact you take the burden off our back too
And before we have a white out we will black out too
No longer sad to pout because I have faith in you
You will keep every promise and remain true
Can I be faithful to you being full of faith's hard to do
If only I can get through I will praise your name
And confess with my lips. I'll never be the same
Forgive me for my rhymes as I use the same words
It's like I'm slashing and cutting with the same sword
Once we got to war I will need to sharpen the blade
Let iron sharpen iron as we rise from the grave
I pray to be brave even when fear is a slave
I'm a slave you're my master that's how I behave
Track Name: Praying for a Miracle
Praying Praying
And Praying
Praying for a miracle

I know it's hard it's a tough pill to swallow
But Jesus Christ is King the only one to follow
A little birdie told me it took more than a tweet
I know you feel weak and you're facing defeat
Before you’re face down in the street we gotta speak
Your knees begin to shake as you're consumed with pain
It's hard to explain trials and tribulations
Even Jesus went through it; faced temptations
My only explanation is know what you're facin’
It's not too hard to handle so just cast your cares
Upon the lord and he will take your burden
It's not fair you're hurtin’ and no ones perfect

I know that he was as he walked this earth’s surface
Before we face the dirt we gotta make it work
It takes more than work its takes faith too
You need his grace he needs you to be faithful
Obey the rules it might be hard to do
But our savior is the only one to pursue
But before you do realize the truth
He died for you and he first pursued you
Sin entered this world and he took it out
He bled to clean us and no one took him down
He had to cast his crown to she he was down
Came to our hood and walked though our town



You can hate me now. But I'm telling you the truth
Before you grow old. He offers a fountain of youth
Call it what you want. As you’re crying hysterical
He heard you've been praying. Praying for a miracle
Track Name: Dead No Longer
I died as a boy. A teenager heart broken
I felt alone even though I lived at home and
My eyes were filed with tears my heart was torn open
I was hopin’ for a potion like Romeo was spoken
Thought I was joke. Till you saw me write
Dear God. Why did my baby sister have to die?
Why did my parents blame you for her death?
Are you the giver and taker of breath?
Well if I had nothing left
Could you take mine instead?
Forget all I said
What if I was dead?
Whose blood was shed?
For all our transgressions

Whose heart was broken?
In this orchestrated selection
Too many questions
No answers to be answered
Still I ask you God
Then you finally answered.
I'm thankful for your answers
So what do I do now?

I accepted your son into my life
I believe in Jesus Christ
The author and finisher of life
I live for you since for me you died
I believe in trust and I trust in love
Let's again embrace your sweet love
You bring is closer Even though we sin
We thank you for what you did

Let us embrace your sweet love again
You bring us closer to you
Sorry that we hid

I had to die to self to understand my wealth
And for what it's worth you know our worth
We deserve love if we serve truth
We were dead now we're alive in you
Track Name: I Would Be
Yeah yeah yeah.
This one’s for you Court
Yeah yeah yeah

I would be, I would be, I would be lost without… oh, oh,
I would be lost without you, girl!

I know if we look back and understand the plan of attack
That we had to bounce back after our heart break
Make no mistake what we have is great in fact
We had to grow with one another to know it’s not fake

When I look back and think how you looked into my eyes
It's no wonder I fell in love. It's no surprise
You had me at; “I don't know you”
I wanted to change that about you
Now here I am, I'm your man, & I love 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…
I would be, I would be, I would be lost without you!

Never gonna let go every day that I'm with you
We've been through so much in so little time
If we didn't have each other’s backs, we'd be black n blue
But we're best friends and we serve now it's our time
When I look back and think how you looked into my eyes
It's no wonder I fell in love. It's no surprise
You had me at; “I don't know you”
I wanted to change that about you
Now here I am, I'm your man, & I love 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…
I would be, I would be, I would be lost without you!

When I look back and think how you looked into my eyes
It's no wonder I fell in love. It's no surprise
You had me at; “I don't know you”
I wanted to change that about you
Now here I am, I'm your man, & I love you

I would be, I would be, I would be lost without… you!
I would be, I would be, I would be lost without… you!
I would be, I would be, I would be lost without… you!
I would be, I would be, I would be lost without you!
Track Name: I'll Make It Right
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry for the way I treated you last night
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry that it seems we always fight

I'm learning and growing to be a family man
It's been unusual for me because I'm not used to it and
To call you my wife is more than I had imagined
I knew I always wanted to keep you & never disband
But as you look at this man please try to understand
I'm not a perfect person I make mistakes as I stand
I try not to fall I want to withstand after all and stand tall
But if I don't text you in the morn in the afternoon I'll call
I want to apologize sometimes for being such a jerk
I know my actions go berserk and my words tend to hurt
I wish I could take it all back and make it up to you
I want to take you in my arms to kiss and hug you

This is for every time I seem to get it wrong
I'm sorry please forgive me by the end of the song

I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry for the way I treated you last night
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry that it seems we always fight

My words don't always heal, in fact they punish at times
If they punish you in time I take it away with rhymes
I repent for my crimes and ask for a brief case
Open you arms to me and sentence me I need grace
I need my words to be replaced. And my actions too
I don't mean to be a hypocrite when I've promised you
If I was cruel you know I'm just a fool and I panic
I'm a fool for your love. I’m a hopeless romantic
If I ever do you wrong. Know I'll make it right
If not by the end of the day; hen before the end of night
I got to get this right. Can't be a part time lover
I got to make it right. ‘Cause for me there is no other!

I've loved you for so long I’d never do you wrong
I pray you'll forgive me before this song's done
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry for the way I treated you last night
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry that it seems we always fight

This is for every time I seem to get it wrong
I'm sorry please forgive me by the end of the song

I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry for the way I treated you last night
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry that it seems we always fight

I've loved you for so long I’d never do you wrong
I pray you'll forgive me before this song's done

I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry for the way I treated you last night
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry that it seems we always fight

I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry for the way I treated you last night
I'll make it right I'll make it right
I'm sorry that it seems we always fight
Track Name: Mid-Day Pity
Mid-day pity
You can get better
You can wit her

We ‘Yell-O!’, just like a rebel
No need for Red Bulls, instead we rebel
The ‘e’ is upside down ‘cause we cast our crown
The economy is backwards and twisted now
The president wears a crooked frown
He knows the truth; like make up on a clown
Make up new facts, because the old facts relaxed
They got too relevant yet we try to stay relevant
So what are the schools tellin’ it?
Tell us we are tellin it instead of just sellin’ it to sell it
Now we bargain for beats instead of being hard workers
Work hard for that paper if the paper’s worth it
It's not worth less unless you think it is worthless - perfect
We deserve it but first let’s work hard to get it
We can rise together ‘cause we won't regret it
I bet it. Yes I said it but I'll say it again
You missed it the first time my friend

Lying through their teeth
Choking you to breath
Still, we believe
The youth, they want to reach

Mid-day pity
Mid-day pity
Mid-day pity
You can get better
You can wit her

The system is a system and you just apart
But we were designed sanctified to be a part
Walking brightly in the dark about to spark
At the sight of a lost soul with frozen heart
What's the aim if we're always playing games?
Head down in shame ashamed to say his name
It's Jesus the Messiah the Christ of our time
A New Age is coming like a punch to a rhyme
A punch to a line a beat to a rhyme drop another dime
Companies pay to eat up competition
And help consumers consume
Look at the gloom advertisement in every room
Every since the womb images increase impulse to buy two
More than just one ‘cause one can be fun
But one is never enough gotta be two to ‘get’r’done’

Lying through their teeth
Choking you to breath
Still, we believe
The youth, they want to reach

Mid-day pity
Mid-day pity
Mid-day pity
You can get better
You can wit her
Track Name: The Challenge
1. Carry there Bible where ever you go
for 30 days. Even If you go to the store,
school, shopping, dinner...wherever they go
carry your bible like a football That's the goal
Hit the road and play your role
Don't ever let go. If we fail to stumble
Then we cannot fumble
Hold on and be strong. Allow the word in you grow
and reap what you sow. Here we go.
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They call it the word. Boy haven't you heard
It's the good word the good news the gospel
I know with God. All things are possible
He is able to to turn the table on everything
So take your sword that's the good book and sing
Praises to the LORD for sharing His story
for his glory alone. You're apart giving glory
This weapon and your brain can defeat enemies
We're at spiritual war G!

This is the challenge. I offer up to you
What you make of it. Is all up to you
Do what you do. But who will you pursue
The only thing that's true. What will you pursue.
For you I challenge this
I know You can handle it.
Here's the challenge kid
With him you can handle it.

2. You will be challenged to pray
with a different person at work or school each day
I know sometimes when it comes to prayer
People freak out and they get a little weird
Have no fear. Because the spirit is here
There you can have faith to make it all clear
When you cross this bridge let The Holy Spirit steer
That's when you can hear the voice of God crystal clear
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Some of your peers. Yeah they might stare
But you offer them a ladder when they get up on a chair
Most people sit there as Christians we climb
Ain't no mountain high enough for the love we find
Not only that but we share this love too
If they can only see why pray is for truth
God open up their eyes open up their minds
Open up their hearts allow the prayers inside
Before our demise we can never despise
We belong to God. So let's pray till the son rise

This is the challenge. I offer up to you
What you make of it. Is all up to you
Do what you do. But who will you pursue
The only thing that's true. What will you pursue.
For you I challenge this
I know You can handle it.
Here's the challenge kid
With him you can handle it.

3. Find an accountability partner and get involved
and serve at your local church. No prob.
If you surround yourself with godly men
You can be a godly man Just like anchormen
With a servant's heart you will grow closer
To your savior and his disciples. Not a poser
Jesus is the poster child of a child of God
Be more like him. Serve your community it's our job
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It's our calling too. Let's go do what Christians do
Because if we are sanctified. Then we remain true.
So I pray you can do. All we are asking of you
Get in the word. Stay in prayer & your community too

Your community too!
Yeah, that's the truth!