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Mariah Barrera - filmed, directed and edited the video

Bobby Barrera (my daughter) - lyricist, performer, song writer

Bobby Bendito is a saved man who's been through a lot, including poverty, violence and drug abuse. I along with my wife had our first kid at the ages of 14 and 15. We met when I was 11 and she was 12 and now some 30 years later we're still together and married with 7 kids and 7 grandkids! The road hasn't been easy, at times I've been the one with all the money at other times the one without a dime. As time went on God allowed my selfish and sinful ways to break me down to the point where I became the borrower, and an addict. My greatest falls in life helped me to realize that God had always been there even when I didn't know it and He is now doing things in my life that I could never do by myself. My wrong turns have turned into the best things that ever happened to me, my failures led me to Jesus Christ and He then led me to my victories. My pain has become my purpose, my scars have become my testimony! As an artist my music is the least that I can do to glorify my God. I aim to reach those in the streets who may otherwise not be reached through traditional methods of ministry. God has saved me from so much and knowing that there are plenty of men in some of the same situations I once was in, is what drives me to tell of the goodness of God and also to expose the enemy through my music! There is so much more to my story and testimony that I will continue to share through the songs that God writes on my heart.

Song Genre

Gospel / Inspirational | Hip-Hop / Rap

Song Lyrics

Man as I sit here and think about everything that i've been through and everything that I've seen, I'm just now realizing God that you've
Been here the whole time and that you were always there right by my side through all of it, and I'm so thankful for that

Aye look I been a lot of places and I seen a lot of faces
Spent years up in the streets and yeah I caught a few cases
Mama did her best while daddy dabbled in them drugs
I seen a lot of violence because that's the way it was
I lost four uncles who was murdered on these streets
One on mama's side daddy's brothers the other three
See drive bys and shootouts they was common in our family
And if you from the hood then I know you understand me
A lot of broken dreams crazy things yeah we seen that
My God is a restorer and I promise you gon' see that
See everything the devil stole I'm coming for it all
And I ain't worried cause I know my God ain't gonna let me fall

Aye look everything that the devil stole
I'm here to take it back look my Gods in control
He shaping me inside the palm of His mighty hand
He said my sins forgiven and He's come to heal my land look
I said everything that the devil stole
I'm here to take it back look my Gods in control
He shaping me inside the palm of His mighty hand
He said my sins forgiven and He's come to heal my land look

Aye look I'm here to take it all back for all of my family
Cause I know my God in Heaven's calling all of my family
All the dreams all the plans all them late night talks
Every argument we had and all the times that we fought
I swear my grandma's supposed to be here
My grandpa's supposed to be here
I never understood it but finally I can see clear
My little brother Mike and my little brother Tino
They don't belong in prison but I'm trusting God cause He know
Everything He saved'em from and what He has planned for'em
I believe His word and all His promises I stand on'em
I'mma take'em back one lost at a time
For my mama it was times when she was losing her mind
Ma look I know that we didn't give you things like caps and gowns
But now I'm filled up with the spirit went from lost to found
So mama you ain't gotta worry cry or wear no frowns
Cause one day we'll be up in Heaven and we'll wear our crowns

Aye look everything that the devil stole
I'm here to take it back look my Gods in control
He shaping me inside the palm of His mighty hand
He said my sins forgiven and He's come to heal my land look
I said everything that the devil stole
I'm here to take it back look my Gods in control
He shaping me inside the palm of His mighty hand
He said my sins forgiven and He's come to heal my land look

And to my wife and my kids look I'm sorry for the years
That I caused all that pain and I caused all them tears
I ain't never mean no harm look I just wanted the best
But I was lost blindfolded being led by the flesh
Aye look I never thought that I would see the day
My wife would need a kidney my son would lose a leg
At times I tried to shake it off as it was a dream
But I know God is good and in control of everything
Look everything the devil stole from us I'm bout to take it all back
Like the road runner I'm dropping boulders on his back
You ain't taking nothing from me and my family no more
We got the blood of Jesus Christ with us to even the score
So every dream every plan every goal gotta seize it
My God is a redeemer and right now this is the season
Every dream every plan every goal gotta seize it
My God is the redeemer and right now this is the season

Look everything that the devil stole
I'm here to take it back look my Gods in control
He shaping me inside the palm of His mighty hand
He said my sins forgiven and He's come to heal my land look
I said everything that the devil stole
I'm here to take it back look my Gods in control
He shaping me inside the palm of His mighty hand
He said my sins forgiven and He's come to heal my land look

God I just wanna thank you for being so faithful
For hearing my prayers for forgiving my sins
And for healing my land

The Takeback

The takeback is a song which is very personal to me and is all based on true events that have occured in my life and that of my family's life. I am a christian hip hop artist and so I tied in personal experiences to my relationship with Jesus Christ to express my redemption and renewal in Christ. The video includes real photos of those family members and situations which I am speaking of throughout the song! I thought it would be more real and engaging for the viewer to see the images while listening.

The song is all about battling back against the enemy to take back all of the things my family has lost. Things such as goals, plans, marriages, in some cases even lives were lost. Now that I know who I am in Christ this is a declaration of my spiritual renewal and I'm putting the enemy on notice that it is redemption season. Through the saving grace and blood of Jesus Christ I am now equipped with the spiritual armor of God which enables me to engage in spiritual warfare in a way I previously had not been able to due to being spiritually blinded and stuck in bondage. I am no longer fighting with my flesh or my emotions but with the weapons provided to me by my heavenly father, knowing that He has His hands on me and guides my every step. This song is also about a man of integrity, one who stands on the word of God and a man who is not only unashamed of the gospel but courageous and bold in my declaration of victory through my Lord and savior Jesus Christ!

To purchase my single for .99 cent you can visit:

https://www.amazon.com/Takeback-Bobby-Bendito/dp/B084RN379M

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-takeback-single/1498824847

Email: iambobbybendito@gmail.com for physical copies and other merch

www.facebook.com/bobbybarrera

Instagram: @benditomuzik 

Artist

Robert Barrera

Art Medium

Music Video

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