You know it ainít about the money
Or the power
Or the fame.
Itís not about a great position
Itís not religion
Itís not a game.
"Take up your cross and follow me" was not a guarantee
That the road would not be rough.
So you ask me, whatís the big attraction?
Peace, love, hope, satisfaction
Itís a complete chain reaction -
Peace, love, hope, satisfaction.
Iíve heard the stories of the narrow road
Some say itís a heavy load
And the way is steep.
Iíve been there I can testify
The vows of sacrifice are hard to keep
But still I choose to turn the other cheek
And to wash my brotherís feet
And to give myself away.
When Iím trapped inside His freedom
And Iím lying on the altar
And the last part of myself has been crucified
When Iím wearing all His riches
In the ashes of my will
I am clean, I am whole, I am satisfied.
By David Phelps and Regie Hamm © 2004 Wordspring Music, Inc., Soulwriter Music Company, Inc. (adm. By Wordspring Music, Inc.) / Regie Hamm Music (adm. By ICG) (SESAC)
Behind the Song:
"Regie Hamm is an incredible writer, and he took the hook of this song that I had and gave it this great R&B sound. I had so much fun writing this with him. Iím very happy with how this song turned out because it seems that so many upbeat songs lack lyrical content, and yet this one has a rich message. Itís a hard-hitting look at our faith telling us itís not about the money or the power or the fame, itís not about a great position, because "Take up your cross and follow me" was not a guarantee that the road would not be rough. But, like the chorus says, the big attraction is the things that can only be found in Christ - "Peace, love, hope, satisfaction."" - David Phelps