Percy and Ray Bady, sons of the Rev. George E. Bady, have a successful
music ministry reaching many people through their singing and
rapping of their own Gospel music compositions. Ray Bady has come
out with a new album, MISSION K.O.B.(Keep on Believing).
Through these songs, Ray and Percy Bady's Christian faith and
dedication to Jesus shines forth, staying true to the Mission
Statement, stated in cut 1 of the CD. It is set up like the beginning
of a Mission:Impossible T.V. episode or movie, only it is the
Lord talking to Ray: "Ray Bady, your Mission if you choose to
accept is simple. You have been chosen to tell a dying world,
about the risen Savior, in a way that only you can do. Tell them
through song, but show them through your life style. Now go in
"Are you man enough? Are you tough enough? Can you handle this?"
You Bet Ray is!! With some help from his brother Percy, who performed
and wrote some songs as well, Ray Bady's CD introduces Jesus Christ,
as being the source of that joy, comfort, protection, grace, and
mercy, which can only be found in the ever faithful, dependable
Jesus Christ. Jesus sees our needs, overlooks our faults, fills
us with his love, inspires us to walk the talk of the Christian
Life, which keeps us close to Him.
Through inspired lyrics combined with the Badys' unique, creative
style of upbeat Gospel music, that is always different in every
song, (never boring), and produced in a "cutting edge" manner,
this CD, in an entertaining way, explores the qualities of Jesus,
why belief in him is so important, how this belief changes a person.
Also explored are the struggles Christians go through while walking
the sometimes difficult path with Jesus, giving their listeners
some suggestions, that have worked for them.
Besides being a terrific drummer / percussionist, Ray Bady is
also a talented singer and song writer, and the combined talents
of both Ray and big brother Percy have created something that
is faith inspiring, soul feeding, uplifting, and encouraging to
the disheartened, discouraged Christian audience and to those
as well those who are seeking a hope, a joy, a purpose in life
that one can only find in Jesus Christ.
LIVIN' THIS KINDA LIFE (Lyrics by Percy Bady & Raymond
Bady, Music by Stereo).
A high energy, enthusiastic dance / praise song sure to lift
your spirits! Becoming a Christian gives you a new inner joy,
clearer vision of the truth, and a sweeter, existence, walking
the straight and narrow path with Jesus Christ, a life style based
on his word.
Lyrical Sample: I turned in my letter! I gave up the game, Picked
up my Bible, now I'm walking in Jesus name. Nothing could be better
than, the joy that I feel inside, No longer feelin' empty, since
I gave the Lord a try.
Chorus (Channel & Hook): Everyday gets sweeter, (than the day
before). I can see more clearer, (now that I have real joy) Livin'
this kind of life, I can get use to this, stay true to this, cause
I'm lovin' this, Livin' this kinda life.
Rap: Percy: (said with feeling) Livin' this kinda life, cause
I wanna see my Jesus one day. Livin' so heavenly and lavishly,
Given the Lord my life, cause it's a small price to pay, to receive
all he has for me. But, you gotta walk the straight and narrow....
KEEP ON BELIEVIN' (Words & Music by Percy Bady)
A testimony to Percy & Ray Bady's faith. Believe, depend on the
Lord, not on your job or your friends. The Lord is ever faithful
and never fails. This soulful rendition with an easy Gospel beat
is a joint effort, beautifully done with piano, organ, strings,
and a great back-up choir.
"When all else fails, keep on believin'! " - Percy
and Ray Bady.
Lyrical Sample: 1) Heard about a lady who could see what lies
ahead. Many came by thousands, just to get their futures read.
And I could just imagine the looks upon their face. Filled with
anticipation, about the words she had to say.
I'll keep my heart my mind on heavenly things. I'll trust and
never ever doubt. I'll look to the hills from which cometh my
help, for I know my help comes from you. That's why.
Chorus: (Hook) I'll keep on believin', (I will) I'll keep on
depending on you. Cause when all else has failed, Lord you are
still there! Yes you are! Bridge: Heaven and earth shall all pass
away, but your word will truly stand. So I'll keep on believing!
Keep on depending! Know that you'll always be there.
SIMPLE THINGS (Lyrics by Percy Bady and Ray Bady)
"It's not so much what you say to people, it's the way you
lead your life."- Percy & Ray Bady
Ray's sweet, clear voice brings this song to life, over quiet
chords and instrumentation, and easy Gospel beat. Interesting
harmonies can be heard in the chorus.
Lyrical Sample: 1) Have you ever, thought about what it means,
to go without. No food to eat, a place to sleep, someone to care,
about your needs. And have you ever wondered why some people live,
some people die. Never knowing the meaning of, what it means to
Chorus (Hook) The Simple things,1,2,3. That mean everything,
A,B,C. Like a penny, a dime, or some of your time, 1,2,3. That
means everything, the simple things.
Bridge: You see it could be a word, a smile, or greeting, Hello.
Maybe a helping hand or just some sharing OOOh.....The simple
things...things that make you thankful...
HE'S ABLE (Written by Percy Bady / Music by Lilly Mack) - Piano,
organ, electric guitar, easy percussion, strings.
A reminder to all that the Lord is in control of all circumstances.
Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the
good of those who love him, who have been called according to
Lyrical Sample: 1) I have no need to worry, I have no need to
fear, He will fight all my battles, if I just keep still. I won't
move, I won't bend or bow. Cause I know he is able...
2) And though sometimes I struggle, there's a war deep within.
I know the Lord is my refuge, on Him I can depend. So I'll keep
the faith, I will watch and wait. Cause I know that he's able.
Chorus: I know that he is able, to deliver me now . I know that
he is Able. Able, Able. Believe that he is Able, (to do all that
we ask him). I know that he's able to deliver me now.
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, UMM! (Written by Ray Bady /
Music by Ray Bady & Lilly Mack) A rhythmic, upbeat dance - praise
song, thanking the Lord for all the wonderful blessings he gives
believers of Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior.
Lyrical Sample: 1) I'm thinking about the times, the Lord has
rescued me. Could've been dead and gone, or livin' under Wacker
street.....You better stop tripin' on the small things, And thank
the Lord for who he is.
Channel: I get excited every time I think about how the Lord
has set me free. How he loosed my chains and everything that had
me bound, and how he set my soul free.
Hook: Things that make you say um um um um um! Like His joy,
like His love, like His peace, like the cross, that he bared,
on Calvary! Like the blood, that he shed, when he died, knowin'
that, He's comin' back, for you and me.
Things that make you say um,um,um,um,um,um! Brand new Mercies
every day, and it's written on my face. Don't deserve all your
love, but you send it from above. For my faults you died, for
my sins you died.
Things that make you say um ,um,um,um,um,um! Don't know why,
why you love me, don't know why, why you want me, don't deserve
it, deserve your love, but I need it, gotta have it.
GOD DON'T WANT NO HATERS IN THE CHURCH (written by Ray
Bady/ Music by Ray Bady / Lilly Mack) - Interesting rhythm in
synthesized beat & drums, strings, other misc. instruments.
Points out that is impossible to dwell in hatred and be an affective
witness for Jesus Christ, which is the mission of all believers,
to show His love, draw people to Him.
. Luke 6:27-28 - Love your enemies, do good to those who hate
you, bless those you curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
(Why?) Luke 6:35-36. Because the Lord is kind to the ungrateful
and wicked. Be merciful just as your Father is merciful.
1) 5 o'clock in the morning, something bothering me. How can
I love God who I ain't seen, and my brother I can't stand to see.
See we got a work to do, can't do it by hate'n on you. Just remember
to bless them, I'm talkin' bout the one who been hate'n on you!
Chorus: God don't want no haters off up in the church. You say
why? I'll tell you why, cause each one should just reach one.
2) Don't be consumed by the mess your hear, but delight yourself
in his love. Be a witness to someone, show them that real loves
comes from above.
Bridge: Gotta stop being fake, too many souls at stake, We need
to keep it real, stay on an even keel, Gotta take off that mask,
worldly ways will not last. Our streets we must control, winning
souls is our goal.
The last three songs are a powerful testimony to the life-changing
influences of Jesus Christ, as we learn to trust and depend on
Him more and more.
LOOKIN' 4 LUV - (Written by Ray Bady and Kevin Randolph) Changing
life style after becoming a believer. Finding his closest friend
in God's love. Finding an end to his pain, and power to change.
Lyrical Sample: 1) Grew up livin' in the streets. No true love
ever came to me. All I knew was what my friends told me. They
said, Ghetto life would make ends meet. I've been looking for
a way to end, all this pain that abides within. Try to search
'til I find it, but I've been...
Chorus: I've been looking for love in all the wrong places, Ran
the streets way too long, thought my friends could make me. Worldly
ways gotta end, for my mind to be free. With God on my side, ghetto
life put behind me.
2) Now living saved it ain't no easy thang. Sometimes there's
joy, and sometimes there's pain. But God's love has it's benefits.
Everlasting life is what you'll get.
IT'S IN THE NAME - (Written by Percy Bady / music by Ray Bady
& Lilly Mack)
A song of hope for people going through trials and pain urging
them to call on His name, trusting in the promises of the Lord,
having faith that He will provide what is best for you.
Lyrical Sample: Somebody's out there searchin' for a way to
ease the pain. Lookin' to find that answer to the problems that
they face. I know someone who will help you, help you ease the
pain. He will fight all of your battle if you just call on his
Chorus: (Hook) It's in the name of the Father. It's in the name
of the Son. It's in the name of the Holy Ghost. The Victory is
CAN'T FIND NO ONE LIKE U - (Written by Ray Bady / Music
by Ray Bady & Lilly Mack)
A prayer of love and praise for what the Lord has done, and will
do, and his complete, unconditional love He blesses us with. "The
best love is from above."
Lyrical Sample: 1) There are times when you're there for me (even
though I'm wrong) You love me still. You look beyond every fault
of mine (and you see my needs) You see where I could be. I've
never found anyone like you (inspite of what you knew I do) You
still gave me your Son. Now because of what you did for me. I
proclaim you the holy one.
Chorus: Been a whole lot of places; (can't find no one like You),
Seen a whole lotta faces; (but I still can't find nobody like
U!) A lot of people come to give me love; (can't find no one like
U!) But the best love is from above; (so I'll never find nobody
Reviewer: Julie Carr / ChristianMusic.com
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