Kevin Downswell
Debut Album, Titled:"CLose To You"


Song List

  • INTRO (ARE YOU READY TO PRAISE HIM)
  • STILL STAND
  • SHOUT
  • PRAISE (REMIX)
  • GIVE ME GRACE
  • NOTHING JUST HAPPEN
  • WHEN HE COMES
  • CLOSE TO YOU
  • I CAN FEEL YOUR GLORY
    (FEAT. NADINE BLAIR & PERPETUAL PRAISE)
  • A CHANGE IS COMING
  • JOY
  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS (FEAT. DJ. NICHOLAS)
  • VICTORY (SHALL BE MINE)
  • COME BACK HOME
  • NOBODY BUT JESUS


Intro (Are You Ready to Praise Him)
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged & done by): Latoya Hall and Andrea Hinds
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis
Lead Vocal producer: Dwain �Wiya�Campbell
Drums: Wendell Lawrence
Bass: Karl Gibson
Percussion: Denver Smith
Mixing Engineer: Dwain �Wiya� Campbell of Barbwiya Productions

Lyrics

(BGV) Come and praise with Kevin Downswell (x 6)
(Chorus)
Are you ready to praise Him?
Are you ready to praise Him?
Are you ready to praise Him?
Rept.

Let�s clap���..
Put your hands together
Put your hands together
Let me see you put your hands together like this
(Repeat 3 times)

(Chorus)

Cum inna di place (I have come here)
Give God mi praise (to give God my praise)
Mi naah watch nuh face (I will not intimidated)
Di enemy �im amaze (The enemy is amazed)
Repeat(x2).

Uunnuu(are you) ready, uunnuu ready, uunnuu really, really

(Chorus)

Now let�s get crazy for the King of Kings�.
Kick your shoes off��.
Don�t watch me���
Come on, dance�.
Clap your hands
Move your feet
He�s God
Get crazy
Don�t let the devil keep your praise down

Praise Him (Repeat x4).

(Chorus)

Holy,
Righteous,
Faithful you are (Repeat x3).


Still Stand
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged & done by): Latoya Hall & Kevin Downswell)
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis, Dale Lowe, Gregory Palmer
Drums: Clifton (Johnny) Clarke
Bass: Mikey Kennedy
Mixing Engineer: Rohan Dwyer

Lyrics

(Chorus A)
Stand, for Jehovah Jireh is standing by your side
Stand, the fire you�re going through is purging you inside
Stand, I declare that your praises be revived
Still stand my brother, my sister, ohh�

(Chorus B)
Stand, for Jehovah Shammah is standing by your side
Stand, the fire you�re going through is purging you inside
Stand, I declare that your praises be revived
Still stand my brother, my sister, ohh�

Verse
Come in from work being paid $2000 (JA dollars) a week
But you can�t quit cause you�ve got a �lotta� mouths to feed
But on top of that you know you have all the bills to pay
Rent is due in a few days.
Yet it seems so strange,
In spite of your struggles you choose to praise Him anyway
You�re still happy to do what the Father says
And I�m here to back you up and to help you say��..

Rept. Chorus A

Verse
You ever have so many troubles yet, that you feel like you can�t pray
Intimidated, insecure and from even people yuh(your) own troubles dem a drive you away
Dem back yuh up inna a likkle(little) corner
Thoughts of suicide plague your mind
You may be present here in the flesh
But in thoughts you�re in another zone, another time.
But just like the young man in St. Mark 5
God knows you�ve been crying out �how much longer�
He said to tell you Im (he is) on Im way, so keep on fighting yuh (you are) getting stronger
There are some struggles that will bring a strong man down to his knees
But with lifted hands help me sing and step into your victory.

(Repeat Chorus)

(Vamp)
All you�ve got to do is lift your hands
In the midst of the storm you�ve got to learn to praise
Say Hallelujah, Lord you�re worthy
Lord I love, I know you are able
I will worship you,
You�re awesome
My redeemer
My deliverer
I love you, I praise you �


Shout
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged & done by): Latoya Hall and Andrea Hinds
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis & Alex Maartin-Blanken
Drums: Wendell Lawrence
Bass: Karl Gibson
Lead Guitar: Andrew Scarlette
Percussion: Denver Smith
Mixing Engineer: Rohan Dwyer

Lyrics

Devil you shoulda (should have) killed me
When you had the chance you know
But somebody is coming out of their hell
And they can�t wait until it�s over
I feel like shouting in the midst of my trouble
Because the walls are trembling
And they are about to fall flat in this place, in this place.

(Chorus)
Don�t wait till the battle is over
Shout, right now shout, right now shout
Don�t wait till the battle is over
Shout�

The enemy cannot conquer me
Cause I�m under the blood of the Almighty
I am pressed on every side,
But my faith will not be denied
My deliverance is on its way,
So please Lawd (Lord) Jesus receive my praise
I cannot help but be who I am
A worshipper who worships in the midst of my storm.

(Repeat Chorus)

Is like I�m climbing a rugged old mountain singing
Sweet Jesus, you are my fountain my fountain yeah
Sometimes I fall flat on my face
But He picks me up and puts me back in the race
Sometimes I cry �Lord, take this cup from me
It�s not easy but I�m still available to Thee
My heart groans,
My soul weeps
But my sprit is shouting Hallelujah glory

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge
If you are going through a battle right now lift your hands with me
Lift it up, lift up
If you are determined that you shall not fail
Let me hear you praise
Confusing the enemy, don�t you stop right now
Come on, come on, yeah�

(Chorus)

Praise (Remix)
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged & done by): Latoya Hall
Bass: Paul �Smiley� Madden
Keyboard: Alex Maartin-Blanken and Othneil Lewis
Drum: Wendell Lawrence
Mixing Engineer: Mario Lawrence
Lyrics

(Chorus)
Praise,
In the morning time I�ll
Praise,
In the evening time I�ll
Praise,
At times it�s so hard to smile but I will
Praise you�


1/
Sometimes I feel like I don�t want to
When my mind get so confused
But when I begin to praise
Something mighty happens in my spirit

(Chorus)

God has a blessing and it�s in your praise
If you can�t sing it then
All you got to do, Is speak it always
Don�t you give up
For the tide is about to turn
Lift Jesus high and you�ll see why
You should�

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
Somebody needs to know that when you praise
Something must happen
Somebody needs to know that when you praise
Chains are broken
Somebody needs to know that when you praise
Demons tremble so
Now you know, let us go
And give God some praise
And give God some praise

(Chorus)
Outro.
Give Me Grace
Credits

Written By: Terrence Campbell
BGV (arranged and done by): Kevin Downswell, Andrew Cassanova and Tricia Rob
Keyboard: Alex Martin Blanken and Dwain �Wiya� Campbell
Bass: Paul Barkley
Produced by: Paul Barkley
Mixing Engineer: Rohan Dwyer
Lyrics

Verse
Precious Lord, you are my King
Without you I can do nothing
I�m so weak, all alone
I can�t stand on my own
There is no, no other friend
On whom I can depend
So give me grace to make it to the end.
(Chorus)

As I bow before Thy throne,
Lord I need to hear from home
I�m so weak, all alone
I can�t stand on my own
There is no other friend
On whom I can depend
So give me grace to make it to the end

(Bridge)
My heart my soul my spirit
Cries out for you Father in whom I believe
That He�s able, You�re able

(Repeat Chorus).

Nothing Just Happen
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (co-arranged &done by): Latoya Hall
BGV (co-arranged by): Kevin Downswell
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis & Gregory Palmer
Drums: Clifton (Johnny) Clarke
Bass: Mikey Kennedy
Mixing Engineer: Rohan Dwyer
Lyrics

(Chorus)
Nothing just happens
I�m under the banner of His will
Even in death, pain, separation and disappointment
Nothing just happens

(Verse)
Jonah was sent to Nineveh, but he went to Tarshish
He disobeyed God and got thrown from the ship
But what Jonah didn�t not know
Was that even his mistakes are in God�s plan
Nothing we do can ever turn His mighty hand.
(Verse)
How can a man stay alive 3 days in the belly of a fish?
And comes out on the third day looking fine
I may be going through my fire, but no �devil in hell� is gonna steal my joy
Every second, every minute, every hour is ordered by the Lord.
(Rept.Chorus)
(Vamp)

When He Comes
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell and Elain Jackson (of UWAIS)
BGV (arranged & done by): Kevin Downswell, Latoya Hall and Alicia Lewis
Music Production By: Othniel Lewis
Live Drums Overdub: Wendell Lawrence
Mixing Engineer: Dwain �Wiya� Campbell of Barbwiya Productions
Lyrics

(Intro)
When He comes, joy him a guh give yuh (he is going to give you), peace him a guh give yuh


When He comes, there is liberty, when He comes, there is freedom
When He comes, when he comes, when we worship, He comes

He came, there was liberty, he came, there was freedom
He came, when He comes, when we worship He comes.

Close To You
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged and done by): Latoya Hall
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis
Bass: Karl Gibson
Drums: Wendell Lawrence
Percussion: Denver Smith
Mixing Engineer: Stephen Stewart, Harry J�s Studio.
Lyrics

Sitting right here all alone thinking of you, only you
You on my mind, you in my heart
But still I feel, that we�re so far apart
Lord I feel so empty, I need to know
Because I�ve prayed and poured out my heart
What can I do to get close
Can I get close, close to you, closer to you?
Can I get close, close to you, closer to you?

(Verse)
I want to cry, I want to scream
But I don�t wanna die before I�m drawn close to you
My heart is beating fast my hands are shaking
But I�ll still wait
I�ll receive by faith
Yet I�m still eager to be drawn close to you
(Repeat Chorus)


I Can Feel Your Glory (feat. Nadine Blair & Perpetual Praise)
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV arranged by: Latoya Hall
Track: Wendell Lawrence
Mixing Engineer: Rohan Dwyer
Lyrics

Father, I call on You
The depths of my inner man
Calls to the deepness of You
Saying You are, �Holy, holy, holy�
Angels like a mighty army
Joins me singing worthy, worthy is the Lamb.

(Chorus)
I can feel your glory in this place
Sweet Holy Spirit, take me away
I can feel your glory in this place
Sweet Holy Spirit take me away

When the billows rage, I will seek your face
I will trust you and abide
You�re my hiding place
You are my Rock, my defense
I shall not be moved
You reign forever and ever
None can compare to you
Can you help me say�


Dis a di (this is the) reason why whatever mi do
Wherever I am whenever it is
I need you to be there Lord
Can you stay with me?
Cause Your holy presence oh tis so sweet
Revives my weary soul, Cause Rivers to flow
I can feel Your glory Lord in this place

(Chorus)




A Change is Coming
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
Track: Magnus Christie
BGV (arranged and done by): Andrea Hinds
Mixing Engineer: Magnus Christie
Lyrics

It�s coming, it�s turning around
If you open up your eyes you will realize.

I�ve been dreaming of a time like this
When men shall see the power of God manifest
Don�t you sit there in your chair and criticize
Get mobilized!
It�s been prophesied long ago
That when it comes forth you will know
The clouds are full and the wind is howling
It�s about to rain.

(Chorus)
A change is coming, can you, can you, can you
Can you feel the burning?
Yes I know that the season is turning, it�s turning
A change is coming. (Repeat all)

I�ve been sitting here at the pool too long
Waiting for my breakthrough, trying to be strong
I�ve been praying all night long
Tears cried, many sighs, wondering what�s wrong
Am I cursed? No mi nuh salt (I am not cursed)
Jesus Christ destroyed that with the blood on the cross
Anticipating, heart beat racing
You and I know that�.

Chorus

I�ve been oppressed, depressed, even possessed
The devil said to kill yourself
But I couldn�t do it for God made me a promise
That the best was yet to come
The reason I couldn�t die
Was because there was something deep inside
Telling me something, something, something, something
Is Just about to happen! Oww!

Repeat 1st verse

Repeat Chorus twice.

Joy
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (co-arranged & done by): Latoya Hall
BGV (co-arranged by): Kevin Downswell
Music Produced By: Danny Brownie
Mixing Engineer: Danny Brownie

Lyrics

Chorus
Joy is coming in the morning,
Peace, though the storm is raging (rep)

(Verse)
I know my enemies rejoiced over me
When they saw me going down to the grave of adversities,
Calamities, infirmities, diseases (surrounding me)
Then I cried out to the Lord, Lord help me please
Still I sung to Lord and praise His Holy name
Then the enemy said �shut your mouth�
But I praise Him just the same
I felt like dying but my feelings do not dictate my praise
You�ve come through for me before
Lord do it again, do it again
.
(Chorus)

(Verse)
You�ve turned my mourning into dancing
You took my burdens and you clothed me with your joy
My heart will sing to you, oh it can�t be silent
You�ve been so good to me
And I�m gonna give you praise
Then the Lord said when you shouted and you gave me praise
The walls around began to tremble and shake
Your enemies became afraid because my angels were on their way
Your praise invites me and I will come to stay

(Chorus)

Vamp
I know the storm is coming to pass
My troubles they won�t last. (Rept)

In The Name of Jesus (feat. DJ. Nicholas)
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
Track: Othneil Lewis
BGV (arranged and done by): Latoya Hall &Kevin Downswell
Mixing Engineer: Dwain �Wiya� Campbell of Barbwiya Productions

Lyrics

(Chorus)
In the name of Jesus Christ
In the name of Jesus Christ
In the name of Jesus Christ
In the name of, In the name of (Repeat).

(Verse)
March march watch dem a run
March March come wi a come
Wid di rod inna wi han and wid di sword pan wi tongue
Satan you kingdom a guh tear dung
Lift that Banner high in di air
wid Christ as wi captain win no have no fear
Forward forward forward forward�
(Repeat Chorus).

Verse
When mi march out inaa mi war ensemble di word shod mi feet like a ankle sock
Warfare start dat a serious ting so di watch pan mi hand better be anti-shock
Ting weh mi have it no hitch nor miss, a no man �made like fibre glass glock
A lot more secure and it keep you safer
Than you house weh you build outta concrete block
Bondage haffi jump over ship dock
Death get a buss Head from solid rock
Wi don�t Have to convince dem who we are
di mark we have tell dem what shepherd flock
Uninvited Guests Haffi go pack
Hell haffi go run and neva look back
Di only ting weh wi have is di name of di son
weh dem did crucify ,scorn and mock
(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge
In the midst of Confusion
We speak the Name of Jesus
In the midst of oppression
We speak the Name of Jesus
In the midst of fear
Mi seh di name of Jesus
In the midst of discouragement
Mi seh di name of Jesus
In the midst of Poverty
Inna di middle of di storm
In the midst of Pain
We speak the name of Jesus
(Repeat Chorus)

Repeat 1st verse
(Repeat chorus).
Victory (Shall Be Mine)
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged &done by): Latoya Hall and Dawn Martin-McLeod
Track: Othneil Lewis
Bass: Dale Brown
Mixing Engineer: Stephen Stewart, Harry J�s Studio.
Lyrics

Don�t tell me I can�t
Christ told me I can
God Has given me the power to trample the enemy
Don�t tell me I can�t
Christ told me I can
Victory, Victory Shall be mine.

(Verse)
Do you remember Elijah?
When the armies came against even his servant became afraid
What did he do?
He prayed, He prayed, He prayed
And the Lord revealed His might
The hills were filled with chariots of fire
Another time the devil was proven a liar
I can, I will through Christ.

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse)
Do you remember Jehosaphat?
The king of Judah who found out that His enemies were gonna attack
What did He do?
He praised, he worshipped and praised
And the Lord revealed His might
My God Is a burden bearer, My deliverer and He is my Protector
I can, I will through Christ

(Repeat Chorus)

(Bridge)
We will never fear even though the earth be moved (shake, shake me, you can�t brake me)
Victory is M.I.N.E through C.H.R.I.S.T
With men it�s impossible
With God this is possible
Its mine, I�m gonna take it by force

(Repeat Chorus twice)
Outro�

Come Back Home
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged &done by): Andrea Hinds
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis
Drums: Wendell Lawrence
Bass: Karl Gibson
Percussion: Denver Smith
Mixing Engineer: Stephen Stewart, Harry J�s Studio.
Lyrics

Intro
Sittin here all alone oh why
Nobody�s calling me anymore
My face is on the floor oooh
Somebody
I need someone

Verse
Knock-Knock standing at the door
Won�t you let Him in?
He will heal your very soul
He sees the tears you cry at nights
And He is waiting to make things right
But it�s still your choice
Procrastination and too much contemplation
Might delay your salvation why are you wasting so much time
Tick- tack, Listen to sound of clock
Will you make your move?

(Chorus)
Come Back Home
Wont you Come Back Home (Repeatx3)

Verse
I have been so much pain
The things that I faced
I Coulda, Woulda Shoulda
Gone insane
I grew up in the worst of places
My dreams got tainted, my hopes slowly faded
I didn�t know my life could be restored
I heard knock-knock on my door
And my heart could resist no more
I�m alive today all because He cared
He wiped my tears away
And now I turn to and say
(Chorus) x2
Musical interlude
(Bridge)
He sees and He knows
But it won�t change if you don�t make a move
Then He�ll take control
(Repeat Chorusx4)
Outro.

Nobody But Jesus
Credits

Written By: Kevin Downswell
BGV (arranged &done by): Latoya Hall & Andrea Hinds
Keyboard: Othneil Lewis
Bass: Karl Gibson
Lead Guitar: Andrew Scarlette
Drums: Wendell Lawrence
Percussion: Denver Smith
Mixing Engineer: Dwain �Wiya� Campbell of Barbwiya Productions

Lyrics

I was born in the Ghetto
God knows I didn�t have much
But I made up my mind that I was gonna make it
Distractions, temptations left and right
I even lost some fights
So how did I make it?
It was the Grace of God that kept me.
(Chorus)

Nobody but Jesus, Nobody but Jesus
Nobody but Jesus, Nobody but Jesus.

Verse
Thank God for my beautiful
With all my heart I thank Him for you
You worked so hard to ensure that I made through school
At times I�d come Home from school
There�d be no food to eat
But in the blink of an eye
My belly was full and I was asleep.
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All I am is because is because of Him
I�m a man; I�m a man of God
And I give all the glory to you

(Repeat Chorus).