What I Gotta Do EP

by Tony Partida

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more

     

1.
03:18
2.
3.
4.
5.

credits

released September 23, 2012

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Tony Partida Murfreesboro

contact / help

Contact Tony Partida

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Gotta Do
I gotta eat
And I gotta sleep
I gotta wash my hands
And brush my teeth
I gotta work
And I gotta play
And I gotta understand
That things won't always go my way

I ain't tryin to be the richest one you know up in this land
I'm just tryin to make sure that what I have don't slip out of my hand

I'm gonna do
I'm gonna do what I gotta do

I'm gonna lose
And I'm gonna win
I'm gonna fall on down
And try to get up again
I'm gonna love
And I'm gonna hate
Not the people but their sin
And the problems they create

I ain't tryin to show my friends and family the picture of success
I'm just tryin to please the Lord because he knows what is best

I'm gonna do
I'm gonna do what I gotta do
Track Name: Thunderous Applause
Activist judges
Forcing their case
Pushover politicians
Are saving face, as the
Soldiers die and the
Martyr bleed and the
Christian man falls down
To his knees
Cause all his freedoms are gone
And the church doesn't see a need
Cause'

The ones that we trust are
Disobeying our laws as the
Democracy dies with
Thunderous applause
Those who oppose are just
Delaying the cause as
Democracy dies with
Thunderous applause

Paid off lawyers
Raising their rates
People are waging their fortunes
Against our fates as the
Prices rise and the
Wages fall and
Nobody wants to make sense of it all
And everbody's watching CNN
To see the writing, on the crawl
Cause'

The ones that we trust are
Disobeying our laws as the
Democracy dies with
Thunderous applause
Those who oppose are just
Delaying the cause as
Democracy dies with
Thunderous applause

When we gonna stop and figure it out
The powers that be, wanna see you and me
Drop our love for each other and fight it out
Cause a nation divided is a nation that will fall
And the powers that be stand back and laugh
As we're all slowly backed up against a wall
And a hard place
Track Name: Dad's Prayers
Son, can we pray
Right here on the phone
Just close your eyes
And let's go to the Lord
Thank you for my son
And we ask you for your help
Let him know your love
Draw him closer to yourself

There was always love, in Dad's prayers
You could always count on him
And know that they'd be there
There was always power, in Dad's prayers

He prayed for the ones he loved
And those who were in need
A talk with him would heal you like
Fresh water to a dried up seed
You knew that when he went home
Before he laid down his head
He would find the time to take your problem
to the Lord on his knees

There was always hope, in Dad's prayers
You could always count on him
And know that they'd be there
There was always power, in Dad's prayers

The man worked day and night
Weekends and midnights
Sometimes the money was there
And sometimes the well ran dry
But he always knew
Where all good things come from
And he put down firm roots
In the savior of his life

There was always love, in Dad's prayers
You could always count on him
And know that they'd be there

There was always power
There was always hope
There was always love
In Dad's prayers
Track Name: I Owe It All To You
Mama I've been thinking
about this thing called life
Now I've gone down the good road
Of raisin kids and lovin my wife
The good things I have done
And the places I have been
The things that I have learned how to do
Mama, I owe it all to you

You watched me grow up
And you made sure that I did
Despite the choices and the
Wisdom of a little kid
You pushed me when I needed it
Even when I couldn't see
It takes hard work and sacrifice
To live successfully
Mama, I owe it all to you

I owe it all to you
Everywhere I go, and everything I do
I just cannot deny that this is true
Mama, I owe it all to you
Mama, I owe it all to you

You fought my battles
When you knew I couldn't fight
And I know that my future
Was covered in prayer every night
You and Daddy did your best
To keep me near the Lord
So we can be together
In that heavenly accord
Mama, I owe it all to you
Mama, I owe it all to you

Motherly advice
It stays with you for good
It calms you down when you're afraid
Like nothing in this world could
It's so great to have someone
Who knows you through and through
Someone who is on your side
No matter what you do
But let me never take for granted
The love for me in you
Cause Mama, I owe it all to you
Mama, I owe it all to you
Track Name: Help Us To Get Through - A Song For The Unemployed
Days waiting for the mail
And hours spent on the phone
With some man I've never met from Chase Manhattan
I think he wants to take my home
That unemployment check, finally comes
Elation and relief
Shame and frustration
I know this really isn't me
It's this down economy

And it's hard, to get out of this feeling
That all this will pass through
Lord, all I can think of to ask
Is help us to get through

I know there are less fortunate ones
Whose needs outnumber mine
And I know that if I'm honest with myself
We'll probably be just fine
But it's scary when the jobs are scarce
Everywhere you look
And you realize your next job pays less
Than the last one that you took

The kids don't understand
That Daddy lost his job
They're all just excited
Cause I can tuck 'em in at night
But Lord I'm torn apart
To hope it won't be long
Till I'm back on the job
And I'll have to disappoint them
When they have to go back
To missin' me

And I have had, my legs knocked out from under
My ego's black and blue
And Lord, while I am down on my knees
My world broken in two
Yes, it's hard, when the whole world is against me
Seems my only hope is You
So Lord, all I can think of to ask
Is help us to get through

Help us to get through
Help me to get through
Days waiting' on the mail
And hours on the phone

If you like Tony Partida, you may also like: