June Rochelle
Changing Places Review - ChristianMusic.com
Rochelle Bio * June's Lyrics * June Rochelle Video

 

MISSION STATEMENT : To soothe and uplift listeners, people in need with her soulful voice and message of hope, encouraging soul-battered people to strive forward one more day.

To explore and present aspects of the Lord's perfect love for us and the rollercoaster ride of human love.

To provide songs which explore how to have a positive outlook in every situation; Depend on the Lord, step out in faith, keep focused on goals and persevere!

June Rochelle - "My purpose on this road will always be to help ordinary people make it through another day."

Scripture Verse which inspires June the most; Romans 8:35-39:

"For I am convinced that neither death or life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present not the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)"

OVERVIEW OF CHANGING PLACES

ChristianMusic.com asked June Rochelle about this collection of songs, CHANGING PLACES

"How would you describe your music?"

June replied, "Mass Appeal, Message filled, Music for your soul. Love in its many shades is the theme - from unconditional and universal love to the roller coaster of romance. My goal is to reach everyone that can relate."

 

One can safely say that this collection of songs found on CHANGING PLACES, has made a huge splash in the Gospel community, and the waves of opportunity continue to flow her way. The enthusiastic response of everyone to the songs on CHANGING PLACES has lit a fire under June Rochelle's Christian music career and ministry. June said, "God is so awesome, and I simply say thank you to Him. My heart is overwhelmed with joy and gratefulness. I am so thankful for all the favor that everyone has shown to me."

Since the release of this album, CHANGING PLACES on April 4th, 2006, the songs have wowed and spoken to a lot of folks; mainly Gospel, soul, R & B and adult contemporary music lovers and many people in the Gospel music industry, not to mention Christian music reviewers, who love and appreciate musical efforts which invigorate and encourage while soothing and calming the soul and spirit; all presented in such an entertaining, musical package!

June with ClarenceWaldron (senior editor, JET) ... AND... June with J Moss

There are a lot of reasons why!

* Stellar vocals from a very talented woman, who is a servant of the Lord, inspired both musically and spiritually by the Holy Spirit.

* Truly inspiring lyrics, presented in just the right mood and style for maximum enjoyment and effect. June Rochelle wrote the lyrics for all the songs, except one. Her lyrics express so well each theme found in each individual song.

* Glorious compositions, created by June's partner / producer on this project, Robert Tatum Jr., which "blend urban, adult contemporary and gospel music styles." June Rochelle did the vocal arrangements and did compose the song WORSHIP by herself..

Let's Talk About the Vocals.....

The vocal performances heard on this CHANGING PLACES CD have brought recognition to the considerable talents of June Rochelle and what the Lord has inspired in her.

At the 2006 En Sound Music awards held on August 22nd, 2006, June Rochelle won Best Female Vocalist award for her performances on CHANGING PLACES.

Her growing fan base have named her, " The Queen of Soul and Inspiration."

I heartily agree!! It is June's vocals which is the main catalyst which bring all elements of the songs on this album together in such an inspiring and uplifting fashion. Concerning her vocal performances; WOW! What a gift she has for singing and performing, using all her gifts in a masterful way to uplift and encourage the listener as she professionally presents in the highest form of musical sound this truly special collection of songs. Her promotional materials say, "June Rochelle is in possession of a powerful yet well-tempered vocal range that bridges the soprano and alto registers."

They are not kidding!! One can readily understand all the accolades she has received from the Gospel music world and her growing fan base. Her vocal range and tone, terrific breath control, ability to use dynamics, ability to smoothly sing hard intervals, and her ability to put her heart and soul, and the Spirit of God into her music through her voice and delivery are awesome, a truly "feed the soul" listening experience, sure to bless the listener.

Robert Tatum Jr.'s Musical Compositions....

June told ChristianMusic.com, "I did the lyrics and my producer Robert Tatum Jr. did the music on this current project, 'CHANGING PLACES.'

It is always a revelation to me how the Holy Spirit works with people's musical talents to create such a wide variety of Christian music. While June is a talented songwriter and lyricist, on this project, CHANGING PLACES, June teamed up with a talented partner who also produced this Holy Spirit inspired collection of songs.

June Rochelle's partner on his CD, Robert Tatum Jr., Was the composer/producer and he created the music, with the exception of the song WORSHIP, for this wonderful, comforting package of soulful Christian Contemporary, R & B and urban Gospel anthems, worship and praise songs, prayer hymns and songs of joy which have great, moving, memorable melodies, effective dynamics, well-written compositions, always just the right musical vehicle for stunning, heart-felt vocals by the enormously talented June Rochelle, and for the meaningful lyrical themes presented, which offer so much hope and encouragement to the listener.

What a great pairing of talent! Robert Tatum composed the music, June arranged the vocals and wrote the lyrics, and the Lord inspired them both! It is no wonder that their music is so well received by so many people, doing very well on the charts and been nominated for awards.

June Rochelle's Lyrical Messages

June told ChristianMusic.com, "All the lyrics were birth by inspiration of the Holy Spirit on how to have a positive outlook in every situation. God gives me the messages in different ways and at different times."

The themes of the songs go a long way to guide the listener to take comfort in God's love, be grateful for his love, and encourage praise and worship of our Lord. Also, the love which exists in human relationships can be a positive force, though not always. Dwelling on the positives of belonging to the Lord can encourage us to depend on the Lord and develop our relationship wih Him.. June says in her promotional materials, "The songs I write are about life as I live and see it."

The lyrical themes explore the aspects of the Lord's perfect steadfast love for us and that of human love, which offer a wonderful antidote to pain, depression and restlessness, giving hope, strength and comfort to those in pain, as well as being a wonderful reminder to the rest of us not currently experiencing personal pain of just what a dependable source of support and love one can have in Jesus, who loves us unconditionally as his children, reminding us all to depend and trust the Lord in all things.

The lyrical messages in some songs are from some of the most meaningful scriptural phrases which are personal favorites of not only this reviewer but of many other people as well, as they remind us of the Lord's promises which we can depend on to see us through anything.

A great example of meaningful scriptural phrases can be found in the song, WHEREVER YOU GO - Lyrics are based on scriptural meanings found in Psalms 27:1-2 & 118:6, and Romans 8:35-39, which is stated above under the Mission Statement. It is such a treat to hear a song with such powerful promises in the lyrics.

The lyrics in these songs do reflect what June has learned through life's experiences and her relationship with the Lord Jesus. June shares with ChristianMusic.com what she has learned from experiences in her life and what has happened when she trusted the Lord which she shares in her lyrical messages in these songs.

"God's love - enduring / steadfast / faithful / always dependable and always with us."

"That God is love and He loves us through and in spite of every thing we do right or when we miss the mark. That His love is great and far reaching in our lives. That HE is our deliverer and our help if we just trust Him."

FOR ALL THE LOVE - Begins the CD on a theme of gratitude and thanksgiving, a beautiful love letter to the Lord, a real testimony of what the Lord not only has done for June, but also what He is willing to do for us when we trust Him. This song was #1 on the Gospel Showcase Radio Network and earned her a En Sound Music Award nomination for Song of the Year.

WHEREVER YOU GO - Lyrics are based on scriptural meanings found in Psalms 27:1-2 & 118:6, and Romans 8:35-39. God is for us, who can be against us? * Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. A Powerful song paired with a powerful message!

SEEK & YE SHALL FIND - Based on Matt. 7:7-8, John 14:13-14, Rev. 3:20, James 1:5-7. The Lord promises that if we seek Him, He will answer.

CHANGING PLACES - The title song, CHANGING PLACES expresses the importance of stepping out in faith in the Lord when things get rough and storms come, being focused on dreams and goals, maintaining a positive attitude even when opposition tries to block your efforts, by relying on the Lord to lead us through to the other side of better times and blessings.

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW- A standard Gospel chestnut arranged into an inspiring rendition, which motivates the listener not to worry about trials and problems, because the Lord is looking out for our best interests.

We can love the Lord back with our worship, using our gifts for His service, through prayer, and focusing on what is good, uplifting, inspiring to our souls.

WORSHIP - A truly lovely praise and worship song with a moving, memorable melody, heart-felt vocals and great dynamics, and a wonderful message about worshiping and praising the Lord.

JUST BECAUSE I'M SAVED - A fun, peppy R & B dance song, about showing joy and gladness of belonging to the Lord through dancing, as a form of joyous worship. Having fun as a family or in a group of fellow believers of God through dance does bring glory to God in this physical form of worship.

RADIO - Smooth R & B with elements of urban Gospel.Music can be an uplifting experience, a force which feeds the soul. Verses testify to the power and love of Jesus in someone's life.

USE ME LORD - John 4:19 - We love because God first loved us. The Lord's faithful and merciful love in turn inspires us ask to be used by Him to help others, show then His love, share the good news about Jesus. Song was extremely popular on the Gospel music charts.

WHAT'S GOIN' ON? - Our violent, painful world needs the good news now more than ever. We need to pray for strength, wisdom and discernment and get busy reaching out to make things better.

While human love isn't perfect, and human relationships can range from wonderful and nurturing to difficult and full of strife, it still offers us hope and strength in this world, a very necessary part of life. When human love is inspired by the Holy Spirit, it is an important force in the human family, and is a way we serve Him as we show His love to others.

Human love at its best....

To represent a wonderful, loving human relationship, FOREVER BY YOUR SIDE is a great song representing what human love can rise up and become. A song perfect for a wedding, anniversary or to remind married couples of their own loving commitment to each other.

Human love gone terribly off track, because of human weakness.

June Rochelle explains why human love is sometimes the opposite of what the ideal is supposed to be. "Human love - not perfect and dependable because people are not perfect. Human relationships can bring a person to the highest level of satisfaction and fulfillment or can drag a person into a world of pain and despair, stomping on the heart, breaking the spirit, bringing a sense of hopelessness and depression."

STOMP SHAKER, on the other hand, reflects the strife in three relationships, because of lying and mistrust, negativity & pride and being a bad spiritual influence. Human relationships can also bring out the worst in people as well, because human beings are flawed. The composition is a delightful example of urban - hip hop sound, with some heated rap segments in each of the three verses.

June ends the album expressing and testifying to the eternal love of Jesus, who is real and our Lord and Savior.

THIS IS REAL - Jesus Christ is a real person, our Lord and Savior, who walks with us through our troubles, showing us the way if we trust Him.

HIS NAME IS LOVE - The perfect song to end the CD, with a love letter to Jesus, a testimony to his unfailing love.

CHANGING PLACES is a truly inspiring, entertaining, soul-feeding collection of songs, a MUST for anyone's Christian music collection! It was a real blessing to me having the opportunity to review this collection of songs. The compositions, the inspiring vocals by June Rochelle and the meaningful lyrics come together so nicely to offer one of the best listening experiences of the year. This CD belongs on my WOW! What an Album list.

 

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INDIVIDUAL SONG REVIEWS & LYRICS

* * * + + FOR ALL THE LOVE - Words and Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum- Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

Second favorite song of this reviewer! Anthem is a wonderful, soothing blend of smooth, piano, guitar, and synthesizer, with a perky light R& B feel, mixed with elements of contemporary and Gospe in the vocals, which carry the melody. Great dynamics throughout, which build in intensity, in the Gospel tradition. In the VAMP and last chorus, great contrast in that the vocal backups sing the light and easy bridge & chorus, while June pours out her heart in worship, making hard vocal interval changes and octave jumps seem easy in the VAMP!!!!!

Scriptural References: (1 Peter 5:7, Phil.4:6-8, Ephesians 3:16-18, 1 Cor. 8-9, Ps. 34:19)

Lyrics:

You and me together has been a dream come true /And the way that you care for me / No one can compare to you / I know its taken me some time / To rearrange my mind from all hurts and pains / That happened In my life But me and you are one / I always seek your face There's no other lover that ever can take your place / I keep my mind on you and everything you do / Cause I love you I really love you.

Chorus: For all the love that you give to me and for the many times you've taken care of everything / for the ups and downs that you've brought me through / I wanna say thank you, I love you.

I can always trust you no matter what I've done / You've never left my side and you're the only one / that never lied to me, and still give me everything / And you love me like a queen, that's the reason why I sing / all my praise goes to you / and the many, many things you do / when I couldn't even love myself / you came to my rescue / and you're my love forever /no matter what the weather you said you'll never leave me / we'll always be together

Bridge You give me everythang and Everything is you / You're the reason why I sing / Is to show you I love you

VAMP: You give me everythang and Everything is you / You're the reason why I sing / Is to show you I love you

Chorus For all the love that you give to me and /for the many times you've taken care of everything / for the ups and downs that you've brought me through / I wanna say thank you, I love you.

* * * + HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

Scriptural References:(Matt. 6:25-31 & 10:29-31)

Another smooth R & B anthem with class- great blend of piano, base guitar, organ and a skilled synthesizer provides a strong, laid-back musical support for June's soulful, heart-felt vocals, which again carry the melody. Bridge has some lovely modulations, which add more musical sparkle.

Lyrics:

Why should I feel discouraged? /And why should the shadows come? / Why should my heart feel lonely /And long for heaven and home?? When Jesus is my portion / A constant friend is He //

His eye is on the sparrow / and I know He watches over me His eye is on the sparrow / and I know He Watches me

Bridge: I sing because I'm happy...I sing because I'm free.....

His eye is on the sparrow / and I know He watches over me / I safely trust, I safely trust his arms.....He watches over me / Keep on blessin' me, Keep on blessin' me,/ He watches over me

* * * + + WORSHIP - Words and Music by June Rush / Robert Tatum -Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

Third Favorite song of this reviewer. A contemporary worship hymn that would be welcome in any contemporary service. Another beautiful, memorable melody paired with equally effective vocals and an uplifting lyrical message. The worship mood inspired by the song encourages the listener to sing along as the worship mood inspired by the song. Harmonies add sparkle to the chorus. Vocals are stunning as usual, with touches of soul.

Scriptural References: (1 Chr. 16:11, Psalm 118: 27-29, Phil.3:12-14 &.4:6-8,)

Lyrics:

I come boldly, boldly to the throne of grace. I'm seeking your face not your hand. Closer, closer, closer to you….

Now it's time to worship / Worship His name / Give Him all the glory / Give Him all the praise He is truly Holy / He is only worthy / Worship His Name

Now it's time to pray / Ask all in His name / Pray His will be done / That His Kingdom come That His people triumph / Over the roaring lion / Worship His name

He can Never fail. All in Him prevail / High and lifted up, I never get enough / Angels all around can you hear the sound? / Worship His name

Now it's time to worship / Worship His name / Give Him all the glory / Give Him all the praise He is truly Holy / He is only worthy / Worship His Name

Dodododod, dododod, dodod, oh, oh,

Worship His name, Worship His name I come boldly to the throne of grace. I'm not seeking your hand I'm seeking your face. I cant live, I can't run this race without your presence without being in your place. Lord I love you and I thank God for you for everything you do, for helping me get through. I worship you, I worship you….

Now it's time to worship / Worship His name / Give Him all the glory / Give Him all the praise He is truly Holy / He is only worthy / Worship His Name (fade)

* * * + + WHEREVER YOU GO - Words and Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum - Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

Favorite song of this reviewer! Gospel at its finest! Love June's introduction to this poignant song, and her dynamic vocals throughout. Piano, guitar, keyboard and synthesizer create a truly lovely, haunting melody written in a minor key, which provides a dynamic musical support to June's soulful testimony about the eternal love of the Lord, a faithful source of strength, love, empowerment and mercy, willing to see us through our trials, and give us the desires of our hearts. The musical and emotional impact of this effort chokes this reviewer up every time.

Scriptural References:(Romans 8:31-39, Joshua 1:9, Psalm 27:1-2 & 118:6)

Opening Verbal Introduction: June's testimony: "There was this situation, and I had to talk to God about it. And I said, "God, what do I do?" I didn't know how I would act or respond in this situation. But I asked God, 'Do you still love me?'"

And this is what He said to me. "June, I love you and I'm here for you for the rest of your life. And not only am I here for you, but I'll give you the desires of you heart.."

Lyrics:

I will never leave you or turn my back on you / If I be for you tell me who can be against you? / Is there anything, anything too hard for me to do / And if I said it shall I not make it good?

Chorus: Where ever you go I'm here for you / The rest of your life / What ever you need I can give you all your hearts desires

Be persuaded that neither death nor life / Nor angels, nor principalities Nor powers, nor things present / Nor things to come, nor height / Nor depth, nor anyone / Can separate you from my love in my son

Chorus: Where ever you go I'm here for you / The rest of your life / What ever you need I can give you all your hearts desires /Where ever you go I'm here for you The rest of your life / What ever you need / I can give you all your hearts desires

Where ever you go… I'm here for you the rest of your life…

* * * + SEEK & YE SHALL FIND - (June Rush/Robert Tatum Jr.) Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

Scriptural References:( Matt. 7:7-8, John 14:13-14, Rev. 3:20, James 1:5-7)

A light and peppy R & B anthem, with a energetic melody, harmonic back-up vocals, and the usual great vocals by June which express the lyrical message so well.

Lyrics:

You've been going through this life / Looking for some solutions / Feelin like ya just can't take no more / Wanna start a Holy revolution / You see the devastation and you want a revelation / On how you can make it right / So you prayed all through the night///

Chorus: Seek and Ye Shall Find / Knock and the door will be open this time Ask a question and get your answer / Believe baby believe Seek and Ye Shall Find / Knock and the door will be open this time Ask a question and get your answer / Believe baby believe

You've been going through this life / Searching for a break through Nobody in your life / Understands what you've been through / But you gotta keep seeking / And you gotta keep believing / No matter what people say / He'll move them out of the way //

Seek and Ye Shall Find / Knock and the door will be open this time / Ask a question and get your answer / Believe baby believe Seek and Ye Shall Find / Knock and the door will be open this time Ask a question and get your answer / Believe baby believe

Vamp: Keep on praying, keep on saying, keep on fasting keep on asking / Keep on moving, keep on doing, believe baby, believe.

* * * + + CHANGING PLACES - Words and Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum Jr.- Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

Fourth favorite song of this reviewer. Great R & B Gospel / contemporary Christian anthem with a catchy melody and a positive energy to brighten the outlook and soothe the soul.

Scriptural References:(Ps. 34:19, 2nd Cor. 4:8-10, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:33)

Lyrics:

The past has been erased / My futures looking brighter / All I had to do is believe / Changing places from sick to health / poor to rich / sad to happy Blessings pouring out over me

There are seasons and there are times / For our lives to be tested and to be tried / We all go through variations of the same thang / No matter if your lacking money or you're wealthy / Make up your mind that you are not a victim / Make up your mind that you gone be a winner and change

Chorus: Changing places / The past has been erased / My futures looking bright All I had to do is believe / Changing places from / sick to health - poor to rich - sad to happy / Blessings pouring out over me

There are people that come through our lives / That hurt us with their words and their lies um / But I don't worry bout what my critics say bout me / Cause I Know the Lord will always make a way for me / Make up your mind that you will pursue your dreams / Make up your mind that you can do anything

Chorus: Changing places / The past has been erased / My futures looking bright All I had to do is believe / Changing places from / sick to health - poor to rich - sad to happy / Blessings pouring out over me

* * * + JUST BECAUSE I'M SAVED - Words & Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum Jr.- Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

A fun, lively urban Gospel / Hip Hop song about showing joy about belonging to Jesus, and having fun together through dance and music.

Scriptural References: (2nd Samuel 6:14, John 10:27-30, Joshua 1:9, Romans 8:35-39)

Lyrics:

A. Remember back in the day / When we heard the Jackson 5 Everybody'd jump up /And we'd make a soul train line Mama would do the jerk / Daddy looked like he hurt / Sista would go to town / Then we all would break it down

B. Just because I'm saved / don't mean I can't get up and dance / Just because I love God don't mean I can't clap my hands / Just because I'm sanctified don't mean I can't get my grove on / It's because I got Jesus make room for me on the dance floor yeah

C) Seems like now that I'm saved / I should dance a little harder / Now I've got grace / Pardon me while I get down / Don't mean that I aint sanctified / Just means I aint dignified / When it comes to praising God / I'm gonna break it down............ yeah yeah yeah

Chorus: It's the real thing you and me together / It's the real thing no matter what the weather / It's the real thing you and me forever It's the real thing we got real love ///

Break down - Vamp Now right now I want y'all to make a soul train line........

Chorus: It's the real thing you and me together / It's the real thing no matter what the weather / It's the real thing you and me forever / It's the real thing we got real love \

* * * + + USE ME LORD - Words & Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum Jr.- Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

An inspiring, contemporary Gospel anthem with a memorable melody, poignant message delivered with a lot of heart and spirit in the awesome lead vocals. A song which ministers to a lot of people, which is why it did so well on the Gospel music charts.

Scriptural References:( Hebrews 13:15-16, Romans 15:16, Jer. 29:11, Phil. 1:6 & 2:13-15)

Lyrics:

Although I am not perfect / I give myself to you / There's not a friend who can compare to you / For every problem you have brought me through /I owe my whole life to you / More than anything I want to give back to you

CHORUS: Here I am use me Lord / How can I every repay / All you've done for me / Here I am use me Lord / Let me bring you the Joy / That you give me.

I often wonder why / You saved a wretch like me / You Turned my life around / Showered me with blessings, blessings / I feel your presence all around me Lord I am grateful for everything / Let me give back to your people What you give to me.

CHORUS: Here I am use me Lord / How can I every repay / All you've done for me Here I am use me Lord / Let me bring you the Joy // Repeat Out

* * * + WHAT'S GOIN' ON? - Words & Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum-Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

An easy-going, smooth R & B / soulful anthem to encourage believers to reach out in love and do their part to tell the good news through their words and deeds.

Scriptural References:(Galations 5:19-26, John 15:6, Ephes. 5:1-2, 2nd Cor. 3:3-6, Romans 12:21)

Lyrics:

1) Soldiers dying / Babies crying / People are homeless / World seems so in a mess / Fathers behind bars / Their sons into fancy cars / Little girls with tight clothes on / Parents seem to have no control

CHORUS: What's going on, What's going on, What's going on What's going on, What's going on, What's going on Repeat

2) Nations fighting / religions divided / Anger is spreading, people are beheaded / Problems arising / Politicians be lying / Many are falling away / We need more love today

CHORUS: What's going on y'all, What's going on, What's going on / What's going on, What's going on, What's going on

HOOK: Pastors, apostles, intercessors, deacons, teachers, preachers - what's goin on? We need to spread the good news. It's up to me and you. What's goin on y'all? Repeat ad lib out.

* * * RADIO - Words & Music by June Rush/Robert Tatum - Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

An interesting mix of soul-jazz, Urban R & B & Gospel which creates an interesting musical vehicle for this anthem which testifies about Lord Jesus in the verses and encourages the listener to feed the spirit with positive music.

Scriptural References:(Matt.11: 28-30, 2nd Cor. 4:16-18, Ephes. 3:18)

Lyrics:

I got what cha listenin fo / You been runnin to and fro / Worryin bout most every thang / Much to do and bills to pay / But come real soon this all will change / Sending good news your way / While you're on this life's journey / As you go about your day

Chorus: Radio, Radio play me something to Soothe my soul / Is it good enough for me to hear / Something positive for my ear / Radio, Radio play me something to Soothe my soul Is it good enough for me to hear Something positive

When Jesus came my way / Made my darkness turn to day / Kept my hand from suicide / Been my friend and been my guide And he never tells a lie / He's here for me and you till the day we die / He's the Godfather of good news / And He's sending it to me and you

Bridge Hey Mr. DJ play anotha good news song, today hey, hey, hey / Hey Mr. DJ play anotha good news song, today

Chorus: Radio, Radio play me something to / Soothe my soul / Is it good enough for me to hear /Something positive / Radio, Radio play me something to / Soothe my soul / Is it good enough for me to hear / Something positive //

* * * + FOREVER BY YOUR SIDE (June Rush/Robert Tatum Jr.) Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

A love song with a beautiful melody, romantic lyrics about the love between two people, brought to life by June's smooth vocals. Reflects the way true love is present in this relationship. Great for weddings!

Scriptural References:(Ephes.3:18, 1 Thes.5:16, Col 3: 15-17, Heb. 12:28, Psalm 136:1-2)

Lyrics:

Verse I You are the most important person in my life / You are my one and only love / The peace and care you give can never be replaced / You're the reason why there's joy and life in me

Chorus: I want you, I need you, I'm glad you're in my life / I make this vow with you today I thank the Lord you came my way / And I cherish you forever by my side

Verse II I want to thank you for the little things that you do / There's not a time when you didn't come to my rescue / When I felt as if no one really cared for me You dried my tears and gave me everything

Chorus: I want you, I need you, I'm glad you're in my life / I make this vow with you today I thank the Lord you came my way / And I cherish you forever by my side

Bridge There's no place I would rather be / Than to spend my life with you eternally You and I will never part you'll always have my love You'll always have my heart / You mean so very much to me /I know you are, you are my destiny /I cherish each moment each day that I spend here with you oh

Chorus: I want you, I need you, I'm glad you're in my life / I make this vow with you today I thank the Lord you came my way / And I cherish you forever by my side

* * * + THIS IS REAL (He said - She said) (June Rush/Robert Tatum Jr.) Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

A catchy, R & B Gospel melody, which is propelled along with fine synthesizer work, creating the perfect musical vehicle for the strong, expressive vocals and nice back-up harmonies.

Scriptural References:(Chron. 16:11, 1 Cor.1:8-9, Psalm 37:5, John 3:16, 1 Peter 5:7)

Lyrics:

I was going bout my business / Taking care of things / Then I had a friend that said / You wanted to talk to me / Said you had some good news / You could help me out / Said that all the bad things were gonna turn around /

He said, "You can trust me / I said, "How will I know?" / He said I will show you/ I said this, Well then, I trust you / He said - This love is so real

Chorus: It's the real thing you and me together / It's the real thing no matter what the weather / It's the real thing you and me forever / It's the real thing, we got real love

Verse II I was goin business / On my way to work / And I heard a voice that Said / He would heal my hurts / Said to be assured that / All that I had been through / He would take care of that too /

He said, "You can trust me / I said how will I know / He said I will show you /I said this, "Well, then I trust you "/ He said - This love is so real

Chorus It's the real thing you and me together / It's the real thing no matter what the weather / It's the real thing You and me forever / It's the real thing we got real love

* * * + + STOMP SHAKER (Stop Talkin to Me) (June Rush/Robert Tatum/Bari Tunstill (The Messenger) Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

A fine hip hop rap song about breakups of unhealthy human relationships! The offending party is held accountable; First verse is about lying. Second verse is about removing a negative person who was a roadblock, and the third verse is the removal of a spiritual adversary.

Enjoyed the energizing synthesizer musical accompaniement, infectious melody, sharp, crisp vocals and the very well done rap segments, performed in great style, yet are very understandable due to clear diction.

Scriptural References: (Psalm 33:4-5, Gal. 5:16-21, Ephes. 4:29,32 & 5:1,6-7}

Chorus: Stop talking to me, you keep lyin' to me / Get out of my face and stay out of my business / Stop talking to me, you keep lyin' to me / Get out of my life and stay out of my business

Verse I What you want with me haven't I told you before /Tellin' all those lies and I won't take it no more / You need to get away from me / I stomp you under my feet /And I aint havin this no more / I'm kickin' you out the door//

Rap verse 1 Why ya still runnin' ya mouf , why ya up in my grill? /You been hatin on my music but they bumpin me still, But still ya tryin hard justa get in my way,All in my bizzyness gone get out my face. You da one- voice -that -I ain't tryinda hear from,You can kill- dat- noise beatin on my eardrums. I ain't entertainin nuttin that's a thing a da past, I moved on, and I knowya didn't think ita last, STOP…

Verse II You try to make me hear what you want me to hear /You try to make me see all your lies wrapped in fear / I got a word that I need and the word set me free / And I got a brand new view / It's time to get rid of you

Rap Verse 2 You done came at me wrong and that was last straw, Boutta hitcha witdis Solid Word in ya glass jaw, Cause I aint got time I been tricked inda past, So when you tryda temp me like Steve Nash, I'm quick witda pass.I done learn from da past folks a fix the truth, God told me friends and foes, don't mix the two, Might see me roll thru witta a chozen few, Stay out my face and only speak when ya spoken too!

Break Down Right foot, Left foot, got'em under my feet and anything on my back I shake it offa me… ADO THE STOMP SHAKER… (4XS) Right foot, Left foot, got'em under my feet and when dem haters on my back I shakem offa me… ADO THE STOMP SHAKER… (4XS) Shak'em off…gotta gotta shakem off (4xs)

* * * + + HIS NAME IS LOVE (June Rush/Robert Tatum) Squiram Publishing (ASCAP)

A modern anthem with great blend of soul, jazz, R & B, and urban Gospel. Again the musical vehicle was wonderfully created by a synthesizer. It is inspiring what can be done on this important, modern instrument of musical creation. The lead vocals were perfect as usual.

Scriptural References:(John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Hebrews 3:1-6, Joshua 1:9, Romans 15:13)

Lyrics:

Verse I The air I breathe is filled with your life and your care / The more I live the more I know you're always there / A love like this is hard to find most anywhere / Sometimes I feel with you / I simply walk on air /

You - you're the only one for me /You - you give me everything I need / You - you love me selflessly You - You gave up everything for me //

Chorus Love - I'll never love this way again Love - No one loves me better Love - You said that you'd be my best friend Love - and Im loving you forever I Love - I'll never love this way again Love - No one loves me better Love - You said that you'd be my best friend Love - and Im loving you forever.....

Verse II The reason why I sing a song is for ya ear I'm like the Queen of Sheba bearing many gifts I want to let you know just what you really mean to me I think about you seconds, minutes, hours, daily

You - you're the only one for me / You - you give me everything I need You - you love me selflessly You - You gave up everything for me

Chorus Love - I'll never love this way again Love - No one loves me better Love - You said that you'd be my best friend Love - and Im loving you forever I Love - I'll never love this way again Love - No one loves me better Love - You said that you'd be my best friend Love - and Im loving you forever.....

Bridge His name is love / and He loves me / Helps me through all kinds of adversity / Told me one day I'd surely reign supreme / Brought me through the storm into dream / He said I got ya back who can be against you / Said All of your dreams are gonna come true / Said I'll never ever let you down / Gonna swoop you up when I crack the skies

Chorus out

Reviewed by Julie Carr for ChristianMusic.com

The June Rochelle Video


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