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The Way We Roll
Newsboys
Album In the Hands of God
Released 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Length 3:28
Label Inpop Records
Genre Christian rock, Pop rock
Written by Jeff Frankenstein, Peter Furler, Steve Taylor
Produced by Peter Furler, Max Hsu, Jeff Frankenstein
Next song "No Grave"
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01 The Way We Roll

The Way We Roll is a song by Newsboys. It is the first track on their album In the Hands of God.

MeaningEdit

'The song talks about the old days when we sold everything to come to the States and tour in a van that didn't always get us to the next gig. It's about those times when you drive 800 miles to play your heart out in a tiny place for 12 people, two of whom are your parents. Sometimes we'd have to dumpster dive, and we couldn't quit because we didn't even have the finances to get back home. It's the idea that it's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll. At the same time, the song is about God's providence and encouraging others to step out and live life to the fullest because time goes by too fast.' - Peter Furler (Newsboys)[1]

Lyrics[2]Edit

Lyrics


Verse 1:

Rewind the clock, we were

Riding a wave of Oz rock, we were

B-barely of age to take charge

Or pack our guitars for the long flight

She’ll be right

No cash or plan, we were

Criss-crossin’ the States in some van, we were

C-cookin’ up beans on the block

While the motor was hot

Something’s gonna blow

Let’s get to the show


Pre-Chorus:

Give us half an inch, we’ll be tackin’ on a mile

Give us a half stage, we’ll start up a rampage


Chorus:

Put on your backpack

Throw out your roadmap

God’ll use anything

Check it and see

He’s giving us more

Than we ever could ask for

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free


Verse 2:

Reset the stage, we were

Out rattlin’ the cage with each show, we were

Out hawkin’ our shirts for more lights

‘Til Shine hit the brights

And we saw your faces

And we got new bassists

The good and the lame, we were

Spinnin’ our drums like a dial, we were

Blowin’ up domes from a pile

It worked for awhile

If yours didn’t rise

We apologize


Pre-Chorus

All we’ve got to give is a God-given drive

He keeps us movin’, He keeps on provin’


Verse 2:

Put on your backpack

Throw out your roadmap

God’ll use anything

Check it and see

He’s giving us more

Than we ever could ask for

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free


Bridge:

Lighten up

We’ll lighten up the load at the starting gate

We’ll lighten up the load to a fighting Weight

We’ll light up the road, come on

Kiss your mama goodbye

We gotta fly

Put on your backpack

Throw out your roadmap

God’ll use anything

Check it and see

He’s giving us more

Than we ever could ask for

That’s the way you roll

When you’ve been set free


Chorus:

Put on your backpack

Throw out your roadmap

God’ll use anything

Check it and see

He’s giving us more

Than we ever could ask for

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free

That’s the way we roll

‘Cause we’ve been set free


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