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Some days life feels perfect
Other days, it just ain’t workin’
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between

Yo it’s crazy, amazing
We can turn our heart through the words we say
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

Some days the tongue gets twisted
Other day my thoughts just fall apart
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep

Well, it’s crazy to imagine
Words from my lips as the arms of compassion
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

Lift your head a little higher
Spread the love like fire
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say
Raise your thoughts a little higher
Use your words to inspire
Joy will fall like rain when you speak life with the things you say

Lift your head a little higher
Spread the love like fire
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say

So speak life, speak life
To the deadest darkest night
Speak life, speak life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the broken hearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh

You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
You speak life, oh oh oh oh oh
Some days life feels perfect

Songwriters: James L. Moore / Ryan Dale Stevenson / Toby Mckeehan
Speak Life lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

About This Song

TobyMac shared that he co-wrote his latest single "Speak Life" with songwriter Ryan Stevenson and it was inspired by a quote from the late author Brennan Manning.

"One of the quotes that stood out to me and made me want to change the way that I live is this: 'in every encounter we either give life or drain it, there is no neutral exchange.' When I read that quote, it made me want to think about the conversations that I have had throughout the day and it made me think about them differently. I want to 'speak life. I hope this song reminds you that you can speak life to everyone you come in contact with every day, whether it is through your words, or the look in your eyes, or the smile on your face."

- TobyMac