Mike Pennino

Absolute Reality

Absolute Reality by Mike Pennino
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For fans of:Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Eminem, Social Club, NF
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  1. Time For Change (Produced by Alcatraz)
  2. Wake Up (Produced by Royal Audio Tunes)
  3. Nothing Compares (Produced by Eminem and Jeff Bass)
  4. Transparent (Produced by The Unbeatables)
  5. Crazy (Produced by Evelution Beats)
  6. Do We Care (Produced by Eminem)
  7. Where Do I Go (feat. Jazmyne Jones) (Produced by Rapitfly Beats)
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Description

I want to show through this mixtape that Jesus is not just a part of my life, but He is over every part of my life, my reality. Also, that Jesus is the absolute truth, not a relative truth. I hope that the listener recognizes that Jesus is the Absolute Reality, not just for me but for everybody (regardless if they trust in Him or not).

Credits

Lyrics by: Mike Pennino

Mixed and Mastered by: Rodney "Oak City Slums" Goodword

Cover Artwork by: Charity Tomes

Tracklist:

1.) Time For Change (Produced by Alcatraz)

2.) Wake Up (Produced by Royal Audio Tunes)

3.) Nothing Compares (Produced by Eminem and Jeff Bass)

4.) Transparent (Produced by The Unbeatables)

5.) Crazy (Produced by Evelution Beats)

6.) Do We Care (Produced by Eminem)

7.) Where Do I Go (Ft. Jazmyne Jones) (Produced by Rapitfly Beats)

Song Lyrics from Absolute Reality:

1.) Time For Change:

Verse 1:

Yo It’s time to be real, I hope you can feel

What I’m gonna deal at ya

Coming at ya

wit something so hardcore

that leaves me torn

within my heart mind and soul

Thank God, I’ve been reborn

but I gotta say this and more

for where envy and selfish ambition exist

there is, disorder and every foul practice

after I hear this verse it makes sense, and I confess

all I see is selfishness

it seems like we only care for self

greedy for wealth

anyone else

wanna chime in, oh wait

I’m the one rhyming

truth is what we’re hiding

truth is, we live a lie

truth is, we gonna die

we’re getting worse

like a virus in a system

needing redemption

Hook:

In this world all around

I see blame passed around

No one quick to come down wit a touchdown

or a pick six

what do I mean I’ll explain this

No one says I did it

nor does anyone forgive it

maybe we don’t know how

but i see how

our hearts blame everything

but hearts are the problem yo,

it’s time for change

Verse 2:

I’m so shook, let's take a look

gangs playing phone tag

wit guns man

drugs are a source of peace

and a source of decease

divorce, is now of course

relationships so fickle

just in it for a tickle

of pleasure and the measure

of feeling to care dont compare

sex aint sacred here

til death do us part now is

til the feelings run out

not taking a stand creates problems my man

and what more

kids lost and confused been abused and ignored

plus, whats worse

the church

got the lost on a search for whats a prayer away

the hope they always hoped would come their way

that’s here today if ya give ya life up to the Way

Hook:

In this world all around

I see blame passed around

No one quick to come down wit a touchdown

or a pick six

what do I mean

I’ll explain this

No one says I did it

nor does anyone forgive it

maybe we don’t know how

but i see how

our hearts blame everything

but hearts are the problem yo,

it’s time for change

Verse 3:

Yeah it’s time, it’s more than a rhyme

every single line, I pray

will inspire change

and a want to exchange

right for wrong

but the want for wrong is very strong

it killed Martin Luther King Junior

it also hung Peter

upside down to a tree

don’t ya see what I mean

Ya gotta be willing to sacrifice your life

for whats right and true

but whats true, whats false

this thought does cross

every mind every time

we think seriously so seriously

if we want change to occur

it must occur from within

but man that’s the hardest thing

actually on our own impossible

but it’s possible with the God who is able

Hook:

In this world all around

I see blame passed around

No one quick to come down wit a touchdown

or a pick six

what do I mean

I’ll explain this

No one says I did it

nor does anyone forgive it

maybe we don’t know how

but i see how

our hearts blame everything

but hearts are the problem yo,

it’s time for change

2.) Wake Up

Verse 1:

Yo, this was the old me honestly

whom people would consider good, yeah Krispy Kreme

Yeah, I had a filling

No jelly but my belly craving for sin

Which indwells from the start in the heart of all mankind

So as I rhyme

Here’s snippets of the old me

From my scrapbook I will call my testimony

Yeah, I use to be that guy saying I love God in my words

So absurd

Loving God through my actions never occurred

Cause no fruit to bear

Proved the Holy Spirit ain’t there

Proving I never did abide in Him

But in sin, man!

I wish someone would’ve told me back then

But I may have never gotten it then

Wrapped up in lust, envy, pride

If I told ya Jesus was my God,

I would’ve lied

Cause

Hook:

I was dead, in my sin

But now I’m alive, alive in Him

If Christ ain’t ya Lord and Savior

I’ll tell ya what He told me

I’ll tell ya what He told me

I’ll tell ya what He told me

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Life is only found in Christ so

Wake Up, Get Up

And live for Him

Or you’ll miss out on everything

To be enslaved to sin

Verse 2:

Lord,

This verse is from me to You

To show this relationship we have is really true

Jesus You found me, I couldn’t find You

I never asked for You

Or for this relationship

I was chillin in my sin like Mcdonalds, yeah I’m lovin’ it

I was a slave to the pride, the lust, the greed

And sin was just breeding

Yes it took a toll

I was sick of being sick in my soul

But truth be told

I built my own prison, locked myself in

Like the Creed song, Satan didn’t do a thing

it was my choice man

They don’t understand

The depth of my sin

I raped Your mercy and grace

Whored myself away to sin for even just a taste

I cheated on You in front of Your face

Declaring war, claiming You able to be replaced

Who again keeps me breathing in this place?

I kept You at distance

Never coming to repentance

But, You came for me, rescued me

And did what they could never do

You freed my soul and I’m brand new

So I say

Hook:

I was dead, in my sin

But now I’m alive, alive in Him

If Christ ain’t ya Lord and Savior

I’ll tell ya what He told me

I’ll tell ya what He told me

I’ll tell ya what He told me

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Life is only found in Christ so

Wake Up, Get Up

And live for Him

Or you’ll miss out on everything

To be enslaved to sin

Verse 3:

Yo, homie I’m brand new

I know this is taboo

I be talking about the gospel

God came as a man, Isaiah 53 man

Jesus bore our sicknesses and carried our pains fam

We regarded Him stricken

Struck down by God afflicted

He was pierced because of our transgressions

Crushed because of our iniquities, punishment for our peace was on Him

And we are healed by His wounds, Psalms 22 fam

This is how it’s going down

Everybody all around

even me’s gonna have to give an account

For God is gonna bring up everything to judgment

Both good and evil

Yes it’s simple

But, call upon Jesus for salvation

And read the declaration

John 3:18, John 14:6, John 14:15

Yeah, Jesus first loved us

And now He’s calling us

Calling you

This is an alter call calling for you

Life change to what is true

God’s for ya joy, not ya sin dude

Tell the presses Nietzsche the madman is dead

But Jesus is alive telling you

Hook:

I was dead, in my sin

But now I’m alive, alive in Him

If Christ ain’t ya Lord and Savior

I’ll tell ya what He told me

I’ll tell ya what He told me

I’ll tell ya what He told me

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Wake Up, Get Up

Life is only found in Christ so

Wake Up, Get Up

And live for Him

Or you’ll miss out on everything

To be enslaved to sin

3.) Nothing Compares

Verse 1:

I reached out, no more doubt

I’ll tell ya what I’m talking about

I’m talking about, His hand, man

I grabbed it, never let it go again

When I say His, I say Jesus

He’s my everything ‘til the end

He’s my friend

He rose from the dead

Three days to be exact my man

He’s all I want, none compare

Me is what He’s got, held me dear

When He looked at me, He agreed to die

For helpless me, at appointed time

Why?

He loved me beyond what I

could imagine, this be why I’m stressing to mention

Nothing is equal, Jesus has my soul

Keeps me in total control

Nothing compares y’all

I boast in Him y’all

I love Him to death, yet back then

Lucifer use to come my way

Getting me chasing them other things

But now I say, everyday

Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids

Hook:

Ya wanna hook

I wanna hook ya

Reel ya in to listen

So ya know, nothing compares to Jesus

The guy or gal ya dating

The money ya making

The fame ya craving

Anything ya find amazing

Don’t compare, don’t come close

To Jesus

Go ahead keep it all

All of it, it ain’t equal

Money, girls, fame, or whatever

I’ll pass on it man, forever

I don’t want it, I don’t need it

I got something way better

I can’t truly explain to ya

Through these words

Just take my word, He is the Word

He’s beyond words

So much greater

All I can say is, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah

Verse 2:

Nothing compares

Yeah I said it and know it

No sex can ever match this

No matter what person says no to this

Cause I won’t play a game called gratify me by

Using somebody as just a toy

And act like a boy

She ain’t a toy

She’s the apple of God’s eye

I’m not gonna nibble or bite like the first guy

I mean Adam who Satan tricked and deceived

By a woman named Eve

And every atom in Adam’s anatomy

Caused calamity all over humanity

Now we can’t wait

Now we can’t wait

In the wake of high divorce rates

Maybe if we’d wait on sex

We could see what is really best

Sex is the best wit only that one somebody

Not when you willingly give ya soul away to nobody, nobody

Hook:

Ya wanna hook

I wanna hook ya

Reel ya in to listen

So ya know, nothing compares to Jesus

The guy or gal ya dating

The money ya making

The fame ya craving

Anything ya find amazing

Don’t compare, don’t come close

To Jesus

Go ahead keep it all

All of it, it ain’t equal

Money, girls, fame, or whatever

I’ll pass on it man, forever

I don’t want it, I don’t need it

I got something way better

I can’t truly explain to ya

Through these words

Just take my word, He is the Word

He’s beyond words

So much greater

All I can say is, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah

Verse 3:

I’ve been looking

For that something

To satisfy

Didn’t know gratify ain’t satisfy

Wanted more and more

More of what?

I don’t know, Idk

Cause honestly I now say

I want something to satisfy

Not gratify, why?

Well, it leads to chains

Look at amendment thirteen

It abolished slavery

Yet look at these chains just holding me

I tried it all

Sex, friends, sports, alcohol

And oh so much more

Nothing would fill my soul

But dig a hole

Deep inside my soul

But then, Jesus stepped in

Got me to get up again and again

It took some time friend

Before I could stand without questioning

Questioning what my life is for

It’s for You Jesus, my Lord

Who I was made for

And was missing inside my core

Now witness

All I wanted was this

Peace of mind

Joy even in struggling times

Truth I’d looked for my whole life

Love from above not this world, not this place

God’s amazing grace

You can see when ya looking at my face

Hook:

Ya wanna hook

I wanna hook ya

Reel ya in to listen

So ya know, nothing compares to Jesus

The guy or gal ya dating

The money ya making

The fame ya craving

Anything ya find amazing

Don’t compare, don’t come close

To Jesus

Go ahead keep it all

All of it, it ain’t equal

Money, girls, fame, or whatever

I’ll pass on it man, forever

I don’t want it, I don’t need it

I got something way better

I can’t truly explain to ya

Through these words

Just take my word, He is the Word

He’s beyond words

So much greater

All I can say is, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah

4.) Transparent

Yo, I want you to know when I say I ain’t perfect

I do truly mean it

And when I say it’s all God

It’s the truest thing I can say

Other than the Gospel of Christ, mayne

People like hearing all glory be to God

But do we know what that means? Come on

I’ve read in the good book

That good things come from the master cook,

The Lord

Yes I do believe it,

cause I’ve seen it

I’ve lived it,

and I’m breathing it,

I’m the most vile and wicked man

This may catch some guard

But they don’t know my heart

God, help me show the dark secrets in me

That I’ve tried to bury and throw away

To show how You do clean filthy sinners like me

I’ve laid with Miss Lust

way too much

Do you know how twisted it be

If you play wit sexual immorality

In anyway

If it ain’t one man and one woman, in holy matrimony

We messed it up, jacked it up

How God made intimacy and sex to glorify He

To be the best it could ever be

To show how He is in the Holy Trinity

And to show how much He loves you and me

But I

Choose differently

I choose to use sex to glorify me

And I

Worshiped sex everyday in anyway

Whether masturbation, fornication,

porn watching or lusting

In my mind and heart

It’s in the heart

where the wickedness starts

In my heart

I was the king of my life

My heart was booked wit sin so no room for the Christ

Yet I said I loved Him, but I kept Him away

From being my love and desire, one word to describe me

Liar, or hypocrite I’ll be honest

You could see the lies as my eyes

Stared at the thighs and behinds of ladies as I fantasized

What I could do wit them from night to sun rise

You could say I had good intentions

But my true intention was solely pleasure

I wasn’t good at this game, but this crap I’ll bring

Into my marriage mayne

as baggage mayne

for my dame

What a lame husband I’ll be to begin wit

and I’m the one to blame

And you wanna know what’s more lame?

Sex and women were my idols, yet I prayed to God to help me get ‘em

I prayed to God, the source of love and joy, for a cheap imitation of Him

Plus,

I poisoned my own body by sinning in this way

Check first Corinthians six eighteen through twenty

I couldn’t obey

because I was born God’s enemy

But, this is only part of the start

See i’m not here to prove how wicked I am

Cause me and God both know my sin committed before Him

But I’m here to show that He’s made me His by the blood of the Lamb

Never again will I be the same

Never again will I be the same

Never again will I be the same

Sometimes I just don’t understand mayne

God!

How could You ever love me?

You know all things, You know the dirt within me

and You still want me?

You wanna use me?

For Your glory?

But… why?!

All I am is dirt and sin

All I do is sin

For I do not understand what I’m doing

Cause I do not practice what I want to do

But I do what I hate

For I know nothing good lives in me

Cause evil is within me

I was your enemy

Born into iniquity, I accepted willingly

Prideful, lustful, selfish, lazy

Breaking all Your commands honestly

What a wretched man, I am

Me to You is like a maggot to me

Living in dead flesh, yet none the less

You became what I am

To show who You are, I am who am

Yahweh, You came our way

and took the three on the tree

That was meant for me

Thank You Jesus for saving me

You alone did it, You broke the prison I put myself in

And freed me from my bondage to sin

You called me, won me, yes!

I am all Your’s forever

You put me in awe

with all that You are

And all that You do

I’m not worthy of You

I let You down many times

Yet You use these rhymes of mine

To speak life

To show I’ve never let You down

Cause You’re the One always holding me up

5.) Crazy

Verse 1:

Yo, I’m lyrically incline to talk about God anytime

Cause He’s given me my mind to shine as I rhyme

So wit this time, I’m gonna grind on a topic I find

Awesome

The true definition of it

The Infinite came down to the finite

To rewrite a new destination

for every human

If they so choose

All their sin and dues

Will be erased

Thrown away as far as the east is from the west

Blessed

The Maker of the universe

Aka Jesus

God in the flesh

Came to connect us wit the Father

To make us better

Cause

God saw humanity set firm

In their direction to burn

But in His love for us

In order to save us

He said no

The Creator of time invaded our time

Which He planned the whole time

Became one of us

To gain all the lost

By making a way outta no way

Yes Yahweh came our way as a mayne

When no human told Him to do such a thang

Yet He came for You and me

His love is one that’s truly seen

He left it all to get me

The dark wasn’t too dark for Thee

He cut the night wit the light

To illuminate the path to take to be free, ah!

Hook:

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

That God came for me

Came for me Came for me

Verse 2:

So,

He came as a kid

Lived as man

Came here to give

All that He had

Came here to serve

Even to those kicked to the curb

Just an hors d'oeuvre

He served throwing us a curve

Spinning the pitch of repent and believe

To strike out sin and relieve

A world broken since adam and eve

But the wages of sin is death

And bloodshed is the only check

That can cover the debt

He took down our case

Taking our place on the cross

Not flossing like a boss

In fact

He humbled Himself to this place and time

While everyone else left Him behind

Arrested, afflicted, and tried

Then sentenced to be crucified

He took up the pine

After thirty nine lashes hit ‘em everywhere

Did we really care?

Nah, we hung Him like a chandelier

And He took on the ridicule

The most pinnacle

Moment for mankind for our crimes

That’s why He came to die

Willingly

Finally

the perfect sacrifice

Cause forgiveness comes at a price

His love, our hate

Put the winning run to the plate

And the greatest words ever told rolled

From the mouth of the Word who became flesh

It Is Finished

Hook:

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

That God died for me

Died for me Died for me

Verse 3:

Yes

I think it’s crazy, uh

I think it’s loco, uh

He died for me

But He rose though

After three days of being in the grave

Death cave and gave in

Now Christians rave in

His saving salvation

For everybody and everybody needs to know

So we need to go

Go tell ‘em about the gospel

This ain’t a game or a one day thang

It’s an everyday thang

Just ask Mineo, uh

A fellow paisano

Started wylin out when I did C-light

No doubt I took the route to follow Christ

Now I’m a turnt up anomaly call me Crae

But you can’t take this from me

Been reconciled by El Shaddai

Who came to die for you and I

So we could come alive

so rise

Cause mercy’s still alive

He rose so those in sinful clothes

Can wear righteous robes

The Truth is wrapped up in my rhyme

So open it up you’ll find

Something having you say oh my

You never tasted anything so divine

The fact He came for me,

died for me, rose for me

Is trill and is crazy…

If you feel me

Here’s ya opportunity to go crazy

Hook:

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

I think I think I think

It’s crazy

That God rose for me

Rose for me Rose for me

6.) Do We Care

Verse 1:

Lord,

Lately I’ve been feeling really bitter

and it ain’t getting better

Just need to leak this out to You

So I don’t explode, I know I can trust You

You command me to come to You

Especially when the stress

Punches me in the chest

Why is it that

the people made in Your image

Cause so much damage

Should’ve caught on

That a sinner will sin eventually

Even against me

Since humanity literally nailed You to a tree

What should I expect them to do to me?

I don’t know, maybe do me wrong at times

but this rhyme ain’t about me

I’m sick of people hurting people

Even more I hate when a Christian causes pain

Making Christ name look vain

And if in ya heart and mind you’re pointing fingers mayne

A quick reminder

pointing blame leaves three pointing back at you

While Christ kept silent never blaming you

in fact

Jesus took on all the blame all for you

All for you

Hook:

Do we care?

There’s people crying out there

Do we really care?

There’s people dying out there

Do we really care?

There’s people with no hope in life

Do we really care?

There’s people who don’t know Christ

Do we really care?

There’s people suffering for the Name above names

Do we really care beyond our own gains?

Do we care?

Verse 2:

Do we truly love Him like we say?

Honestly it’s kinda hard to tell mayne

After reading Richard Wurmbrand’s story,

got me really thinking is Jesus suffice for me?

While I dance around these bars to glorify Jesus

He was thrown behind bars obeying Jesus

Ah!

Fourteen years in prison, mayne

Cause he wouldn’t stop talking about the gospel, mayne

Stripped of everything

Tortured off the chain

Yet joy couldn’t be retrained

As him and others sang

about the glorious grace of our God

Oh God

It seems like they truly understood Your love

But what about me?

Am I willing enough

to lay my life down so others can see?

Cause it’s hard to see the Son

when the temples of ourselves cast shadows down on everyone

Hook:

Do we care?

There’s people crying out there

Do we really care?

There’s people dying out there

Do we really care?

There’s people with no hope in life

Do we really care?

There’s people who don’t know Christ

Do we really care?

There’s people suffering for the Name above names

Do we really care beyond our own gains?

Do we care?

Verse 3:

So, are we gonna let ‘em die and fry as we walk by

or are we gonna love ‘em like the Most High?

I pray we obey what God say

honestly

I need this the most

Cause I got a message that can free the lost

But I’m

nervous, scared, outta my mind

How can I make a difference

in a world that doesn’t feel this?

Well, God brought change to buy us mayne

Christians have the sense to the worth they possess to bless

a broken place by the means of grace

cause our riches have no limit in the Holy Spirit

So lets get it, lets get it done

Wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove

Lets drop our apathy

And use our ability uniquely

To feed the hungry

And clothe the naked

And rake in the taken

And let ‘em know the ain’t a mistake and

God loves them

Regardless of who they are and where they are at

They’re never too far to come back

to the One who gave it all

And made a way for the sinner who falls

Hook:

Do we care?

There’s people crying out there

Do we really care?

There’s people dying out there

Do we really care?

There’s people with no hope in life

Do we really care?

There’s people who don’t know Christ

Do we really care?

There’s people suffering for the Name above names

Do we really care beyond our own gains?

Do we care?

7.) Where Do I Go

Hook:

Take off the veil and I’ll show every scar

It’s fear and worry tearing at my heart

How do I do this?

Where do I go from here?

I need You Jesus to cast out the fear

Verse 1:

Last track in fact of this mixtape

fast track slow track hope you could relate

wit every single letter put together to convey

Yahweh made a way outta no way to make us forever free

call it the great escape wit a mission

to garner high rates to the One who is risen

but I gotta be real trill

at times I feel ill

literally physically stuck in a standstill

and the reason being worry, hurry

I hate being still

ah!

Overthinking can kill

worrying about tha future and what's to come

worrying is a danger in comes depression

worrying about everyone and their salvation

while broken by women and my sinning

how could I be winning

when I'm not even a half a man

trying to stand in tha land

of the walking dead

wit no season end

feeling numb and cold

after the fall

where do I go...

Hook:

Take off the veil and I’ll show every scar

It’s fear and worry tearing at my heart

How do I do this?

Where do I go from here?

I need You Jesus to cast out the fear

Verse 2:

But I know the Individual

who can do it all

making sequels outta struggles like an author

so I wanna get deeper in the Living Water

this isn't whatever to be clever whenever however,

life can be colder than December

but then I remember

through any weather

whether better or for worse

that You coerced

my every storm wit da cross like Ai

why do I doubt You will suffice

when You handled my price

yet nevertheless You blessed me

wit tha gift to shift me

from death to life

so even in my darkest night

I can find the Christ in me

who split the Red Sea

unexpectedly

so this Christian won't bale

even when my Gotham is a living hell

or the enemy tries to riddle me from Elohim

by His grace I'll stand

I'm just clay in Your hands

my Messiah hold me

use this fire mold me

only if You please...

Hook:

Take off the veil and I’ll show every scar

It’s fear and worry tearing at my heart

How do I do this?

Where do I go from here?

I need You Jesus to cast out the fear

Outro:

He said it was finished

Dying on the cross

With Him I can do this

I counted the cost

He's the absolute reality

Humanity's been waiting for

No matter the calamity

Totality is found in the Lord

This ain't a religion I'm pitching

connection is what I'm striving for

To the One who made you, wants to save you

There ain't no box to this

So what's your response to this?...

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