Take the Mask Off by Believin Stephen feat. Average Joe on “The Suffering Servant”

First Verse

On the mic I am hungry cause life is so ugly

I’m inspired by Christ cause He loves me

We’re not righteous, similar to Sodom

Like Adam and Eve sinning in the garden

This is a problem, our hearts our so wicked

But we put on a front, it’s hard to admit

So we love wearing masks…..Jim Carey

Hopin no one will ask…sin’s scary!

I been around Christian hip-hop since 01

Met a lot of people, but still no one

Should be put on a pedestal and treated as better than

the rest of the Christians- we all needin medicine

But we keep doin it..it’s getting repetitive

Let’s get more attentative and not pretend to live

Where’s the modesty?? Where’s the realness??

Where’s the honesty?? Who else can feel this?

 

HOOK – Average Joe

It’s time to take the mask off!

Can we please stop hidin?

It’s time to take the mask off

Can we please stop lyin?

It’s time to take the mask off

Can we be authentic?

It’s time to take the mask off

Lord. We need repentance

Second Verse

I’ve seen debates, seen the division

I’ve seen the hate, but who is forgiving?

Can I speak? Am I able to mention?

The main culprit’s we crave the attention

But we try to hide our evil livin

And make others follow our rules..it’s legalism

it should be forbidden, we’re only made blameless

Through faith in Christ that makes His name famous

I’ve seen rappers fall, they’ll remain nameless

I’ve seen beef and betrayal, this game’s dangerous

In our zealousness, I’ve seen selfishness

We need true friends, real fellowship!!

Broken marriages, we have wounds and scars

The pain hurts no matter who you are

There’s no such thing as Christian superstars

Let’s get on our knees and start pursuin God!!

HOOK – Average Joe

It’s time to take the mask off!

Can we please stop hidin?

It’s time to take the mask off

Can we please stop lyin?

It’s time to take the mask off

Can we be authentic?

It’s time to take the mask off

Lord. We need repentance

Third Verse

You may think I’m pointin the finger

So I’ll point at myself, I’m annoyed I’m a sinner

After I put out What I Believe (EP)

I sat myself down, I was lusting indeed

Didn’t do a show for almost a year (late 07-half of 08)

No public statement..thought no one would care

Cause all the focus was on Tim’s sabbatical

Plus I’d been let down, friends not compatible

What should I do??? Stop and quit?....wait

Before I did I dropped my mixtape (Perseverance Mixtape-09)

To encourage others to persevere

To cling to the cross and also turn from fear

People are in pain, brothers I’m fervent

God gave me the vision of the suffering servant (album)

I haven’t suffered well, been weak in my might

But the perfect example is Jesus the Christ!!

HOOK – Average Joe

It’s time to take the mask off!

Can we please stop hidin?

It’s time to take the mask off

Can we please stop lyin?

It’s time to take the mask off

Can we be authentic?

It’s time to take the mask off

Lord. We need repentance!