Gini Shepheard's Life redemption song
From The Life album

Lyrics

Gini Shepheard's life song:
Gonna give God a go
Nicky Moran April 2019

Verse 1:
Born to a hard working family
Dad was Niuean, my Mum Maori
Abuse hit me harder than her death
Through the drunk ‘hit and run’ aftermath

Verse 2:
Physical emotional incestual pain
Running away, brought back again
whanau split from home to the streets
Working with gangsta girls for our keep, oh

Chorus 1a:
I’m in a bad way, I yelled at the sky
If You’re up there God you better hear my cry

Verse 3:
Too young for clubs, playing spacey games
smoking, drinking with alias names
Fighting we went to jail together
Celebrated as birds of the feather

Verse 4:
Trouble we caused terrorised the land
Tired of gang life, substances in hand
Left with young ones, another on the way
Overcome with rage, I cried out that day

Chorus 1:
I’m in a bad way, I yelled at the sky
If You’re up there God you better hear my cry
Packed up my life, gonna give God a go
Stoned in my sunnies and leather trench coat

Chorus 2:
In a quiet place Pastor brought me in
‘Jesus is God’s son, died for my sin’
I’m a new creation, been born again
My heart lept for joy, light poured in

Bridge 1:
Understanding joy and peace
I learned to pray, in need of increase
The Lord helped me give and release
pain and hatred, forgive every piece.

Bridge 2:
Given a bright future and a hope
husband, kids, he taught me to cope
To love the homeless right in my home
Teaching whanau what I have been shown.

Chorus 1:
I’m in a bad way, I yelled at the sky
If You’re up there God you better hear my cry
Packed up my life, gonna give God a go
Stoned in my sunnies and leather trench coat

Chorus 2:
In a quiet place Pastor brought me in
‘Jesus is God’s son, died for my sin’
I’m a new creation, been born again
My heart leapt for joy, light poured in